South Central Regional Coaches Cross-Country Poll  
September 26, 2000

                After two weeks, things are starting to have a decidedly different view, 
especially at the top of the womenís poll.  For the first time in years, Arkansas failed 
to garner all of the first-place votes and the margin between the top three teams is as 
slim as itís ever been.   The Lady ĎBacks hold down the #13 position in the national poll, 
falling four spots from #9 last week.  Texas A&M jumped two spots in the national poll to 
#18 and Texas Christian is receiving votes in the national poll.  The race for the top 
two automatic qualifying spots for the NCAA Championships figures to be a close and 
interesting one according to the coaches votes, but there is still a lot of season left 
to go.  The biggest mover in the womenís regional poll was the team from LSU who enters 
this weekís poll at #10.  The biggest fall was taken by the teams from New Orleans and 
Tulane, both down two places.
                As for the men, the more things change, the more things stay the same.  
Arkansas continues itís stranglehold on the top spot in the regional poll and the 
Arkansas men are also the #1 ranked team in the country according to the 
national poll. No other menís team from the region received votes in the national 
poll.  The menís poll looks very similar to what is has the last couple of weeks, with 
some movement in the bottom half of the poll.  The biggest jump was made by the Baylor 
Bears and the McNeese Cowboys, both moving into the poll this week on the strength 
of team victories over the weekend. The biggest fall was taken by the Southwest Texas 
Bobcats  who dropped from a tie for sixth to out of the rankings.
            The only meet within the region scheduled for this weekend is the LSU Invitational 
in Baton Rouge. But several regional teams including TCU, UTA, Houston, and Sam Houston will 
travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma, this weekend for the Oklahoma State University Comboy Jamboree.

 


Men:
Rank Team Points Last Week
1. Arkansas (9) 90 1
2. Tulane 77 2
3. Texas 66 3
4. SMU 64 3
5. Rice 57 5
6. Texas A&M 34 6
7. North Texas 27 8
8. Baylor 20 nr
9. McNeese State 13 nr
10. TCU 11 9

Also recieving votes were: UT Arlington (10), Houston (9), SWT (8), LSU (3)


Women:
Rank Team Points Last Week
1. Arkansas (7) 95 1
2. Texas A&M(2) 89 2
3. TCU(1) 84 3
4. Rice 65 5
5. McNeese State 45 7
6. Tulane 34 6
7. Texas 34 8
8. New Orleans 31 5
9. Arkansas-Little Rock 25 nr
10. LSU 23 nr

Also recieving votes were: UTA (20), Baylor (10), SHSU (1), LA-Lafeyette (1)

Week 2 poll
Week 1 poll