South Central Region Cross-Country Coach's Poll:
October 4, 2000

                 Just like the womenís poll had a lot of changing last week, this 
time the menís poll shows a lot of movement.  While Arkansas remains at the top 
of the menís poll, that is the only constant as many teams changed positions 
after this weekend.  Texas is the new number two team replacing Tulane.   But the 
biggest drop in the poll was by the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs who 
fell from the number ten spot last week to out of the poll this week.  Likewise, 
SMU fell three spots from number four to a tie for the number six spot.  The biggest 
movers in the poll this week were the Baylor Bears, up two spots to number six and the
Houston Cougars who debut at number 10.

                 The womenís poll showed remarkable consistency this week with 
a couple of notable exceptions.  The Lady Mavs of Texas-Arlington and the Baylor 
Lady Bears leaped into the poll on the strength of strong team performances at 
the OSU Jamboree over the weekend.  The biggest fall was taken by the team from
New Orleans who fell from the number seven spot to clinging to the number ten spot.  

                 Meets within the region this weekend include:  The McNeese State 
Invitational in Lake Charles; the Southwest Texas Invitational in San Marcos; and 
the North Texas Invitational in Denton, site of the NCAA South Central Regional 
Championships later in November.

Rank Team Points Last Week
1. Arkansas (7) 70 1
2. Texas 59 3
3. Tulane 58 2
4. Rice 44 5
5. Texas A&M 29 6
T6. Baylor 26 8
6. SMU 26 4
8. McNeese State 25 9
9. North Texas 23 7
10. Houston 9 nr

Also recieving votes were: UT Arlington (6), LSU (5), TCU (5)

Rank Team Points Last Week
1. Arkansas (8) 88 1
2. Texas A&M(1) 81 2
3. TCU(1) 74 3
4. Rice 56 4
5. McNeese State 43 5
6. Tulane 41 8
7. Texas 32 6
8. Texas-Arlington 26 nr
9. Baylor 24 nr
10. New Orleans 14 5

Also recieving votes were: Houston (8), LSU (5), Ark-Little Rock (2), NW St(LA) (1)

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