Cowboys Remain No. 1 in Midwest Region

Brian Gohlke

Brian Gohlke

Oct. 29, 2012

STILLWATER - The Oklahoma State men's cross country team remained No. 1 in the Midwest Region, and the women's team stayed No. 2, according to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll.

Coming off their fifth-straight Big 12 title, the Cowboys stayed No. 1 ahead of Big 12 rival, Oklahoma. Along with OSU and OU, Kansas (6) and Iowa State (7) round out the other Big 12 schools ranked in the top 15 in the Midwest.

The Cowgirls stayed at No. 2 in the poll and are coming off a second-place finish at the Big 12 Championships, the team's best finish at the meet since 2005. Along with OSU, Iowa St. (1), Kansas St. (11) and Kansas (12) are the other ranked Big 12 teams.

Both teams return to action Nov. 9 when they travel to Springfield, MO. for the NCAA Regional Championships.

Men's Midwest Region

Rank	School	           Location		Conference	Last Week
1	Oklahoma State	   Stillwater, Okla.	Big 12			1
2	Oklahoma	   Norman, Okla.	Big 12			2
3	Tulsa		   Tulsa, Okla.		Conference USA	        3
4	Illinois	   Champaign, Ill.	Big Ten		        7
5	Missouri	   Columbia, Mo.	SEC			8
6	Kansas		   Lawrence, Kan.	Big 12			5
7	Iowa State	   Ames, Iowa		Big 12			4
8	Minnesota	   Minneapolis, Minn.	Big Ten		        6
9	Southern Illinois  Carbondale, Ill.	Missouri Valley	        9
10	Loyola-Chicago	   Chicago, Ill.	Horizon		        11
11	South Dakota State Brookings, S.D.	Summit League	        12
12	Wichita State	   Wichita, Kan.	Missouri Valley	        13
13	Iowa		   Iowa City, Iowa	Big Ten		        10
14	Eastern Illinois   Charleston, Ill.	Ohio Valley		15
15	South Dakota	   Vermillion, S.D.	Summit League	        NR

Women's Midwest Region

Rank	School		     Location		Conference	Last Week
1	Iowa State	     Ames, Iowa		Big 12			1
2	Oklahoma State	     Stillwater, Okla.	Big 12			2
3	Minnesota	     Minneapolis, Minn.	Big Ten		        3
4	Tulsa		     Tulsa, Okla.	Conference USA	        6
5	Northwestern	     Evanston, Ill.	Big Ten		        4
6	Illinois State	     Normal, Ill.	Missouri Valley	        10
7	Illinois	     Champaign, Ill.	Big Ten		        5
8	North Dakota State   Fargo, N.D.	Summit League	        9
9	Iowa		     Iowa City, Iowa	Big Ten		        7
10	Wichita State	     Wichita, Kan.	Missouri Valley	        8
11	Kansas State	     Manhattan, Kan.	Big 12			12
12	Kansas		     Lawrence, Kan.	Big 12			NR
13	Loyola-Chicago	     Chicago, Ill.	Horizon		        13
14	Southern Illinois    Carbondale, Ill.	Missouri Valley 	15
15	Saint Louis	     St. Louis, Mo.	Atlantic 10		14

 

 

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