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October 7, 2009

2009 Season - Week off and a five spot drop in polls

Despite not competing last week, the Augustana men’s cross country team slipped five places in the NCAA Division III national ranking. The poll, conducted by the U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association, shows Paul Olsen’s Vikings with 160 points in 18 th place. Last week Augustana had 184 points and were 13 th.

Augustana did not compete last weekend after finishing second in the Brissman/Lundeen Invitational at Credit Island in Davenport, Iowa on Friday, September 25. The Vikings will be in action this Saturday, October 10 at the Wartburg Invitational in Waverly, Iowa.

The NCAA Division III national poll continues to be dominated by teams in the Midwest Region with four of the top 10 and five of the top 20. North Central continues to hold down the number one spot while Wisconsin-LaCrosse (third), Wisconsin-Stevens Point (seventh), Wisconsin-Platteville (ninth), Wisconsin-Oshkosh (14 th) and Augustana (18 th) are all in the top 20.

2009 NCAA DIVISION III CROSS COUNTRY POLL

conducted by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)

as of 10/07/09

RANK

SCHOOL

REGION

TOTAL

1.

North Central

Midwest

280

2.

SUNY Cortland

Atlantic

269

3.

Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Midwest

267

4.

Williams

New England

253

5.

SUNY-Geneseo

Atlantic

248

6.

Allegheny

Mideast

243

7.

UW-Stevens Point

Midwest

228

8.

Haverford

Mideast

219

9.

UW-Platteville

Midwest

218

10.

Dickinson

Mideast

212

11.

Keene State

New England

187

12.

Emory

South

178

13.

St. Lawrence

Atlantic

177

14.

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Midwest

172

15. (tie)

Calvin

Great Lakes

163

15. (tie)

Willamette

West

163

17.

NYU

Atlantic

162

18.

AUGUSTANA

Midwest

160

19.

Nebraska Wesleyan

Central

140

20.

Ohio Northern

Great Lakes

125