LARAMIE, WY (October 1, 2018) – The Mountain West released its midseason men’s and women’s cross country polls as voted upon by the league’s coaches and both the Cowboys and Cowgirls are in the same spots they were picked during the preseason.
The Cowboys remained in fifth with 29 points, ahead of New Mexico’s 21 points, San Jose State’s 13 points and Fresno State’s seven points. At the top of the poll the same three teams earned first-place votes as Colorado State picked up 46 points and four first-place votes, Boise State earned 45 points and three first-place votes and Air Force recorded 38 points and a single first-place vote. Utah State remains in fourth with 29 points.
On the women’s side the Cowgirls remained in eighth place with 41 points. The Cowgirls are ahead of UNLV (22 points), Fresno State and San Diego State who both tied for 10th with 18 points. At the top of the poll New Mexico picked up 99 points and nine first-place votes, Boise State earned 92 points and a pair of first-place votes. Utah State was picked third with 80 points and Nevada was selected fourth with 63 points. Air Force and Colorado State tied for fifth with 60 points and San Jose State is in seventh with 52 points.
The Cowboys most recently finished second at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, finishing behind nationally-ranked number two BYU and ahead of Number 28 Furman. The Cowgirls are set to compete this weekend in Denver at the Roadrunner Invitational on Saturday, October 6th.