Seven Big 12 Cross Country teams earned rankings in the 2014 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national preseason poll.
On the men’s side, Oklahoma State debuts at No. 4 following a third-place finish in 2013. Following the Cowboys are No. 23 Texas, No. 26 Iowa State and No. 28 Oklahoma. With four conference representatives ranked in the men’s preseason poll, the Big 12 doubles its total from the 2013 preseason rankings.
Iowa State leads the way on the women’s side, opening the 2014 season at No. 9. The Cyclones are joined by No. 19 Oklahoma State and No. 20 West Virginia. Baylor is also among those receiving votes on the women’s side.
The 2014 cross country season kicks off this weekend.