USTFCCCA Preseason Cross Country

Cross Country

The start of cross country season, at least the competition side of the equation, is here. The USTFCCCA Preseason Cross Country Regional Rankings give a small peek inside the more inclusive Coaches Poll.

There are two number one ACC teams in the regional polling. One each from the men’s and women’s sides.

Conference teams compete in five regions which include; Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, South and Southeast.

Syracuse men grab the top spot in the Northeast Rankings. NC State women hold the #1 spot in the Southeast Rankings.

The good news is there is no shortage of talent across the conference this season. There are 13 teams, both men’s and women’s that have made the preseason regional rankings.


USTFCCCA Cross Country Regional Rankings


REGIONRANKTEAM (MEN) REGIONRANKTEAM (WOMEN)
GREAT LAKES#6NOTRE DAMEGREAT LAKES#5NOTRE DAME
MID ATLANTIC#10PITTMID ATLANTIC#5PITT

NORTHEAST#1SYRACUSENORTHEAST#2SYRACUSE
SOUTH#4FLORIDA STATENORTHEAST#12BOSTON COLLEGE
SOUTH#11GEORGIA TECHSOUTH#2FLORIDA STATE
SOUTHEAST#2VIRGINIASOUTH#4GEORGIA TECH
SOUTHEAST#3NC STATESOUTHEAST#1NC STATE
SOUTHEAST#6VIRGINIA TECHSOUTHEAST#3VIRGINIA TECH
SOUTHEAST#10WAKE FORESTSOUTHEAST#4DUKE
SOUTHEAST#12CLEMSONSOUTHEAST#5WAKE FOREST
SOUTHEAST#13DUKESOUTHEAST#6LOUISVILLE
SOUTHEAST#14LOUISVILLESOUTHEAST#9VIRGINIA
SOUTHEAST#15NORTH CAROLINASOUTHEAST#10NORTH CAROLINA


USTFCCCA Cross Country National Coaches Poll


How do all those regional rankings stand up against national competition? There are three ACC teams in both men’s and women’s competition that made the preseason Top 30. An additional two teams apiece are receiving votes.

RANK (MEN)TEAM RANK (WOMEN)TEAM
#10SYRACUSE#6NC STATE
#17VIRGINIA#22SYRACUSE
#21NC STATE#23NOTRE DAME
RV #35NOTRE DAMERV #32VIRGINIA TECH
RV #36VIRGINIA TECHRV #34FLORIDA STATE

This weekend’s schedule will flood the courses with Classics, Invitationals, Opens and Duals featuring ACC teams.

The 2018 ACC Cross Country Championships will be hosted by Boston College at Franklin Park on October 26.

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