Auburn Cross Country Teams Picked To Finish Ninth In The SEC
AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM Patrick Philbin
AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM
Patrick Philbin
AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM

Aug. 20, 2007

AUBURN - The Auburn men's and women's cross country teams were both picked to finish ninth in the 2007 SEC Cross Country Preseason Polls announced by the league office Monday. The women's team received 42 points in the voting, while the men's team had 36 points.

Arkansas, the defending champion on both the men's and women's sides, was picked as the preseason favorite in each poll. For Auburn, the preseason ranks of ninth place mark an improvement from last season's SEC finishes, when the Tigers' young squads placed 10th in the women's race and 11th in the men's event.

Points for the men's poll were awarded on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis while the women's poll was awarded on an 11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.

The SEC season will get underway on August 31, while the Tigers compete for the first time this season Sept. 7 at the Tennessee-Chattanooga Invitational. The 2007 SEC Cross Country Championships, hosted by Kentucky, will be held in Lexington on October 27.

2007 SEC Cross Country Preseason Coaches' Poll
(First-Place Votes in Parentheses)

MEN 1. Arkansas (9) 99 2. Alabama (2) 86 3. Florida 82 4. Tennessee 76 5. Georgia 59 6. Mississippi State 44 7. Ole Miss 41 8. Kentucky 40 9. Auburn 36 10. LSU 30 11. Vanderbilt 12

WOMEN 1. Arkansas (11) 121 2. Tennessee (1) 105 3. Florida 102 4. Georgia 95 5. Kentucky 72 6. Vanderbilt 67 7. Mississippi State 66 8. Alabama 47 9. Auburn 42 10. LSU 37 11. South Carolina 25 12. Ole Miss 13