Jacks, Coyotes Rated High

South Dakota State and South Dakota are both top 15 ranked men’s cross country teams in the Midwest Region.The SDSU men’s cross country team is ranked 12th in the Midwest region by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in their preseason regional rankings.

The Jackrabbits finished 2012 ranked 11th. South Dakota is the only other Summit League school ranked in the region. The Coyotes are ranked 13th.

Last week the Jackrabbits were picked to finish first in The Summit League by the coaches in their preseason poll.

The rankings break all Division I cross country teams into regions and are voted upon by the USTFCCCA.

MIDWEST Region Rankings
Rank School Location Conference 2012 Finish
1 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Big 12 1
2 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. Conference USA 3
3 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten 4
4 Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC 5
5 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12 6
6 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten 7
7 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. BIg 12 1
8 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12 8
9 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley 9
10 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Missouri Valley 10
11 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten 13
12 South Dakota State Brookings, S.D. Summit League 11
13 South Dakota Vermillion, S.D. Summit League 12
14 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley 14
15 Drake Des Moines, Iowa Missouri Valley 16


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