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MAC Announces Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Preseason Polls

MAC Announces Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Preseason Polls

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio men's cross country team has been selected to finish seventh of the nine teams in the Mid-American Conference, while the women were selected to finish ninth of the twelve teams in a vote of the league's head coaches, it was announced today (Aug. 29).

The Bobcats men's team are chosen to finish ahead of MAC rivals Kent State and Toledo. Miami was selected to finish first in the MAC followed by Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan and Bowling Green. 

The women's squad were chosen to finish ahead of MAC rivals Akron, Ball State and Kent State. Eastern Michigan was selected to finish first in the MAC followed by Toledo, Miami and Northern Illinois.

Ohio looks forward to competing in the first event of the season at the Toledo Invitational in Toledo, Ohio, on Friday, Aug. 31st. The women's race will start promptly at 5 p.m., with the men's race to follow at 5:45 p.m.

2018 Women's MAC Cross Country Preseason Poll  (First place votes) - points​
1. Eastern Mich. (6) – 127
2. Toledo (4) – 114
3. Miami (1) – 111
4. Northern Illinois – 101
5. Bowling Green - 85
6. Buffalo – 71
7. Central Mich. - 69
8. Western Mich. - 64
9. Ohio – 51
10. Akron – 36
11. Ball State – 30
12. Kent State - 23

2018 Men's MAC Cross Country Preseason Poll  (First place votes) - points​
1. Miami (8) - 81
2. Eastern Mich. (1) - 66
3. Central Mich. - 58
4. Bowling Green - 51
5. Buffalo - 46
6. Akron - 43
7. Ohio- 35
8. Kent State - 22
9. Toledo – 12

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