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Big Sky unveils outdoor track preseason polls
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Updated: Tuesday 03/19/2014 21:23:00 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Northern Arizona was picked as the preseason favorite in both the men’s and women’s Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track & Field coaches’ polls released by the conference office earlier today.

NAU was the unanimous No. 1 in the men’s poll, while its women’s team received seven of 11 first-place votes.

North Dakota, which opened the outdoor season last week at UNC Wilmington, was ranked 10th in the men’s poll and 11th in the women’s poll.

Voting is calculated by each team receiving 11 points for a first-place vote, 10 points for a second-place vote, etc. Coaches were allowed to vote for their own teams. Below are the final results with the number of first-place votes in parenthesis.

2014 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track Preseason Polls

MEN’S POLL    
Team   Points
Northern Arizona   121 (11)
Sacramento State   104
Montana   88
Weber State   80
Montana State   78
Southern Utah   74
Eastern Washington 64
Idaho State   41
Portland State   37
North Dakota   23
Northern Colorado    
     
WOMEN’S POLL    
Team   Points
Northern Arizona   116 (7)
Sacramento State   104 (4)
Montana   94
Weber State   94
Portland State   76
Southern Utah   68
Montana State   55
Eastern Washington 46
Idaho State   30
Northern Colorado   25
North Dakota   18

 

 

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