Six Big 12 Cross Country squads earned rankings in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association national preseason poll.
Defending men’s national champion Oklahoma State garnered the top ranking in the nation. Texas opens the 2013 season at No. 15.
For the women, Oklahoma State leads the Big 12 contenders at No. 21. The Cowgirls improved five spots from last season’s final rankings. Iowa State checks in at No. 26, followed by Texas at No. 27. Rounding out the women’s group is West Virginia at No. 29.
The 2013 cross country season kicks off this weekend.