It’s been a whirling of a cross country season thus far just like the men’s side. I discussed the women’s race at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships in my column last week and I expect it to be a super close battle for the No. 1 sport.
For more information regarding, the process of how I come to decide these ratings, please check out last month’s introductory post. Below you’ll see my rankings for each of the 31 teams competing at nationals. These are the 31 teams that will compete at nationals. It’s not necessarily the best 31 teams in the country. Due to injuries or shortcomings at certain meets, sometimes we see cases of teams that are very good but don’t make it to the big dance. It happens.
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Here are the official Wood Report rankings after Pre-Nats and Wisconsin:
|7||North Carolina State||308|
Real quick, just some thoughts on the race:
- That’s right teams within 1 POINT??? Wow. This one is going to be so epic. Last year’s team race was practically a photo finish and who knows if that could be the case again but with one more team in the picture.
- Colorado’s depth shines through with their team scored: Dani Jones, 5th; Sage Hurta, 30th; Makena Morley, 37th; Kaitlyn Benner, 45th and Tabor Scholl, 50th
- New Mexico just loses out unless their No. 5 runner can crack the top 100. They’re scored: Ednah Kurgat, 3rd; Alice Wright, 12th; Charlotte Prouse, 18th; Weini Kelati, 27th and Alondra Negron, 114th.
- The full women’s projected field will be released very soon.
- We will have a full column of insight and analysis into these rankings so stay tuned to CitiusMag.com and fire away with questions or complaints to @Wood_Report on Twitter.