South Central Regional Coaches Cross-Country Poll 
 September 13, 2000

                 The first edition of the weekly South Central Regional Coaches Cross Country Poll debuts this week.  Finding themselves in familiar position atop
 both polls are the University of Arkansas Razorbacks.   However, with not many meets having been contested as of yet, there is a wide range of opinions after the
 top teams reflected in this week's poll.  These issues should start to work themselves out as the season progresses and more teams race against each other. 

                 In addition, the women's preseason national poll has been released and two South Central Regional teams can be found among the nation's best.  
 The Ladybacks of Arkansas debut in the seventh spot while the Texas A&M Aggies make their first-ever appearance in the women's national poll in the 23rd position.

                 Meets contested within the region this past week were held at McNeese, North Texas, Tulane and Southwest Texas.  Individual winners from within
 the region at those meets were:  Men-Randy Arias of Southwest Texas at his home meet; Eliud Njubi of TCU at North Texas; Michaela Mannove of the University of New
 Orleans at Tulane and Mike McGovern of Lamar at McNeese.  For the women, Gladys Keitany of TCU at North Texas and Sita Waru of McNeese at her home meet.

                 Meets within the region being contested this week include:   the Rice Invitational in Houston, the SMU Invitational in Dallas, the Louisiana Tech
 Invitational in Ruston, LA and the Texas Invitational in Austin.


Men:
Rank Team Points Last Week
1. Arkansas (6) 60 n/a
2. Tulane 50 n/a
3. SMU 42 n/a
4. Texas 39 n/a
5. Rice 35 n/a
6. Texas A&M 26 n/a
7. Southwest Texas 20 n/a
8. North Texas 18.5 n/a
9. Texas-Arlington 15.5 n/a
10. TCU 13 n/a

Also recieving votes were: LSU (3), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2), McNeese (2), SHSU (2), Houston (1)


Women:
Rank Team Points Last Week
1. Arkansas (8) 80 n/a
2. Texas A&M 71 n/a
3. TCU 69 n/a
4. Texas 43 n/a
5. Rice 42 n/a
6. Tulane 38 n/a
7. McNeese 27 n/a
8. New Orleans 26 n/a
9. Texas-Arlington 19 n/a
10. Baylor 18 n/a

Also recieving votes were: SWT (8), SHSU (4), SMU (1), Ark-Lt. Rock (1), LSU (1)