Cross Country Teams Picked Fourth in ACC Preseason Coaches' Polls
Aug 29, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The NC State men’s and women’s cross country teams were both picked to finish fourth in the 2013 ACC Cross Country Preseason Coaches’ polls released Thursday afternoon by the league office.
In the men’s poll, the Wolfpack received 156 total points in the vote – just three behind Florida State who was picked to finish third. ACC newcomer Syracuse earned 10 of the possible 14 first-place votes, while Virginia (163) and Florida State (159) rounded out the top three.
For the women, Florida State collected eight of 15 first-place votes for 213 total points, edging Duke (212) who received six first-place votes. Notre Dame was picked third with one top vote and 188 points, followed by the Pack with 174.
The ACC is well-represented in the USTFCCCA preseason poll released earlier this week, as six men’s and five women’s teams earned Top 30 recognition, while both NC State teams earned top-25 recognition. The women enter the 2013 campaign ranked 22nd nationally, while the men are listed at No. 25.
NC State opens its season Sept. 20 when it hosts the Wolfpack Invitational at the WakeMed Cross Country Course in Cary, N.C.
The 2013 ACC cross country pre-season polls are as follows:
2013 Men’s Cross Country Pre-Season Poll
2013 Women’s Cross Country Pre-Season Poll
1-Florida State (8) 213
2-Duke (6) 212
3-Notre Dame (1) 188
4-NC State 174
6-Boston College 149
8-North Carolina 133
9-Wake Forest 102
10-Virginia Tech 88
12-Georgia Tech 59