South Central Regional Coaches Cross-Country Poll  
October 10, 2000

                As the season enters itís final month, the weekly edition of the 
NCAA South Central Regional Coaches Cross Country Poll is starting to have some 
familiarity to it.  While there will no doubt be some more fluctuation before the 
Regional Championship on November 11, at least the top half of both sides of the 
poll are fairly constant.  

                The biggest jump in the menís poll this week was taken by the McNeese 
State Cowboys, up three spots to the number five position.  This comes after winning 
their home dual with Lamar.  The Aggies of Texas A&M took the biggest fall down two 
spots to the number seven spot.  Arkansas continues to hold down the number one position 
but fell this week in the national poll into the second spot behind Stanford.

                In the womenís poll, the Privateers of the University of New 
Orleans rocketed back up the poll into the number four position, up six spots from 
tenth last week.  UNO won the team title at the Auburn Invitational over 
the weekend and appears to be rounding into form.   The Lady Longhorns of Texas 
fell the most down two spots into a tie for the ninth position despite winning over 
the weekend at the Southwest Texas Invitational.  Arkansas continues to hold 
the number one position and in a more convincing fashion than earlier in the year.  
In the national poll, Arkansas comes in at the number twelve spot, Texas A&M is 
down a couple to number nineteen while Texas Christian and New Orleans are receiving 

                Team champions from within the region last weekend included the 
Baylor women and TCU men at the North Texas Invitational; the Texas women and 
Stephen F. Austin men at the Southwest Texas Invitational; and the McNeese men and 
women at their home dual with Lamar.

                Two big meets are on the slate within the region this weekend.  
The Texas A&M Invitational in College Station and the Arkansas Chili Pepper 
Invitational in Fayetteville.

Rank Team Points Last Week
1. Arkansas (7) 70 1
2. Texas 62 2
3. Tulane 53 3
4. Rice 50 4
5. McNeese 35 8
6. Baylor 33 6
7. Texas A&M 27 5
8. SMU 18 6
9. Houston 15 10
10. North Texas 11 9

Also recieving votes were: SFA (7), UTA(2), SHSU (2)

Rank Team Points Last Week
1. Arkansas (9) 90 1
2. Texas A&M 78 2
3. TCU(1) 74 3
4. New Orleans 51 4
T5. Rice 49 4
5. McNeese 49 5
7. Tulane 31 6
8. Baylor 24 9
T9. Texas-Arlington 19 8
9. Texas 19 5

Also recieving votes were: Houston (5), Ark-Little Rock (3), LSU (2), SHSU (1)

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