Indiana Vaults To No. 13 (10/19/04)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Coming off a sixth-place finish in the Pre-NCAA's this past weekend, the Indiana men's cross country team rose seven spots to No. 13 in the nation in the latest United States Cross Country Coaches Association (USCCCA) men's NCAA Division I poll, it was announced on Tuesday. The Hoosiers, who have been ranked every week this season, were ranked 20th in the nation prior to the competition against an elite field in the Pre-National Meet on Saturday.
IU tallied 240 points to earn a spot among the nation's top 15. Joining the Hoosiers in the rankings are fellow Big Ten members No. 1 Wisconsin, No. 7 Michigan, No. 19 Minnesota, No. 22 Ohio State, No. 27 Michigan State and No. 30 Iowa, while Ohio State also received votes.
The Badgers earned 12 first-place votes for a total of 418 points to secure the nation's No. 1-ranking. No. 2 Stanford and No. 4 Arkansas each garnered one first-place.
Indiana will look to improve on its ranking at the Big Ten Championships on Sunday, Oct. 31, which will be held in Iowa City, Iowa.
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