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    Cross Country Teams Picked Fourth in ACC Preseason Coaches' Polls
    Erin Mercer, Kaitlyn Kramer and Samantha Norman
    Erin Mercer, Kaitlyn Kramer and Samantha Norman

    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
    1-Syracuse (10)            191
    2-Virginia (2)            163
    3-Florida State (2)            159
    4-NC State            156
    5-Notre Dame            150
    6-Duke            124
    7-Virgnia Tech            118
    8-North Carolina            95
    9-Wake Forest            81
    10-Georgia Tech            60
    11-Clemson            59
    12-Boston College            49
    13-Pittsburgh            31
    14-Miami            20 



    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
    5-Syracuse            167
    6-Boston College            149
    7-Virginia            137
    8-North Carolina            133
    9-Wake Forest            102
    10-Virginia Tech            88
    11-Clemson            79
    12-Georgia Tech            59
    13-Maryland            49
    14-Pittsburgh            32
    15-Miami            18

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