Iowa Men Move Up Rankings

Oct. 18, 2005

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa men’s cross country team jumped three spots in the latest Mondo NCAA men’s cross country poll released Tuesday. They went from No. 14 on the October 4th poll to No. 11 on the October 18th poll. The Hawkeyes have been ranked all season debuting with a No. 16 ranking in the first poll of the season. They also rank No. 1 in the Midwest region and have been top ranked in that poll the entire season.

“We ran really well at the NCAA Pre-Nationals and we beat eight ranked teams head-to-head which is always a good accomplishment. I feel really good about where we stand in the rankings and in our positioning in getting a bid into the NCAA Championships. We would like to place in the top two at regional’s to get an automatic berth to the NCAA’s, but we know if we don’t that we have helped ourselves out in the regular season by defeating many quality teams,” said Head Coach Larry Wieczorek.

Iowa’s next scheduled competition is at the Big Ten Championships on October 30, in Minneapolis, MN.

Mondo NCAA-I Men's Cross Country Poll - Top 15 (10/18)Ranking Team (first place votes) Region Points Previous1.  Arkansas (12)       SC      476     12.  Wisconsin (4)       GL      459     23.  Colorado        M   452     34.  Stanford        W   432     55.  Notre Dame          GL      404     76.  BYU             M   396     47.  Arizona             W   395     68.  Florida             S   354     139.  Georgetown          MA      342     1210. UTEP            M   337     1111. Iowa            MW      307     1412. Texas           SC      293     913. Kansas              MW      285     2814. Dartmouth       NE      264     2215. Portland        W   252     16