Nov. 5, 2013
NEW ORLEANS – After placing third at last weekend's 2013 Big Ten Conference Championship, the Minnesota women's cross country team slipped one place to No. 16 in this week’s USTFCCCA NCAA Division I National Coaches' Poll (Nov. 5).
Following last week’s conference championship action, Pac-12 champion Arizona maintained the No. 1 ranking, followed by No. 2 Providence (Big East champion), No. 3 Arkansas (SEC champion), No. 4 Georgetown (Big East runner-up), and No. 5 Florida State (ACC champion).
Big Ten champion Michigan State (No. 6) and Big Ten runner up Michigan (No. 14) kept their rankings, while fellow conference foe Penn State slipped one spot to No. 30. Previous No. 21 Indiana and No. 28 Wisconsin dropped out of this week’s poll.
NCAA Midwest Regional opponent Iowa State moved up one place to No. 7, while Oklahoma State received 11 votes this week.
The Gophers maintained their second-place ranking in the USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Rankings this week, behind top-ranked regional host Iowa State. The Cyclones are the three-time defending regional champions and will host next week's NCAA Midwest Regional meet on Friday, Nov. 15 in Ames, Iowa.
Minnesota hosts its final home meet of the season this weekend with the 33rd annual running of Rocky’s Run at Les Bolstad Course on Sunday morning. The open 6K race begins at 10:30 a.m. CT.
Gophers in the 2013 National Coaches' Poll
Preseason: No. 19
Sept. 17: No. 20
Sept. 24: No. 19
Oct. 1: No. 23
Oct. 8: No. 22
Oct. 22: No. 15
Nov. 5: No. 16
Gophers in the 2013 Division I Regional Rankings
Preseason: No. 1
Sept. 16: No. 1
Sept. 23: No. 1
Sept. 30: No. 2
Oct. 7: No. 2
Oct. 21: No. 2
Nov. 4: No. 2
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Griak Feature: Martin Smith
Martin Smith is one of eight Roy Griak Invitational Hall of Fame inductees who will be honored at this year's meet.
Captains Corner: Danielle Anderson
Catch up with Gophers co-captain Danielle Anderson as the Gophers prepare for the 2016 cross country season.