Monday, August 27, 2012

Men #2 and Women #3 in Pre-Season XC Regional Rankings


The Mid-Atlantic pre-season cross country rankings for the 2012 season are out. The men's teams from the Mid-Atlantic region are ranked in exactly the order of finish of the 2011 campaign. The Villanova men come in ranked #2 in the region, behind the Georgetown Hoyas. The Villanova women, fresh off a third-place finsh at NCAA cross nationals, are pre-seanon rankled #3 in the region, behind defending NCAA champions Georgetown and Princeton. The Villanova women will have to replace their top 2 runners in two-time NCAA individual champion Sheila Reid and three-time All-American Bogdana Mimic. National rankings for both men and women will be released tomorrow, August 28th.

Mid-Atlantic Region -- MEN
Rank  School           Conference (2011 Finish)
 1.   Georgetown       Big East (1)
 2.   Villanova        Big East (2)
 3.   Princeton        Ivy (3)
 4.   Penn State       Big Ten (4)
 5.   Navy             Patriot (5)
 6.   La Salle         Atlanic 10 (6)
 7.   Saint Joseph’s   Alantic 10 (7)
 8.   Duquesne         Atlantic 10 (8)
 9.   Maryland         ACC (9)
10.   Bucknell         Patriot (10)
11.   Lehigh           Patriot (11)
12.   Rider Metro      Atlantic (12)
13.   Penn             Ivy (13)
14.   Marshall         Conference USA (14)
15.   NJIT             Great West (15)

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women
Rank  School           Conference (2011 Finish)
 1.   Georgetown       Big East (1)
 2.   Princeton        Ivy (5)
 3.   Villanova        Big East (1)
 4.   West Virginia    Big 12 (3)
 5.   La Salle         Atlantic 10 (6)
 6.   Penn State       Big Ten (4)
 7.   Navy             Patriot (7)
 8.   Bucknell         Patriot (12)
 9.   Duquesne         Atlantic 10 (8)
10.   Saint Joseph’s   Atlantic 10 (13)
11.   Penn             Ivy (11)
12.   American         Patriot (NR)
13.   Maryland         ACC (9)
14.   Loyola (Md.)     Metro Atlantic (10)
15.   Monmouth         Northeast (16)

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