XC men, women ranked eighth in CC poll

LANCASTER, Pa. - The Centennial Conference has released its final pre-season coaches' poll for the Fall as the cross country poll came out on Monday.

On the men's side, Ursinus was ranked eighth with Franklin & Marshall, who each received 12 points. The women were ranked eighth with 22 points, ahead of F&M (18 points) and Bryn Mawr.

Dickinson was the favorite in the men's poll with 64 points, followed by Haverford (57), Johns Hopkins (48), Gettysburg (45), Muhlenberg (36), Swarthmore (26) and McDaniel (24).

For the women, Johns Hopkins was first at 81 points, with Dickinson second at 71. Haverford was third (61), with Swarthmore (60), Gettysburg (51), Muhlenberg (37) and McDaniel (34).

Ursinus opens the season at the Delaware Valley Invitational on Saturday.