SignUp
Ross Nelson, Jerrod Braam and Dwight Mandimika are among UND's returning letterwinners.
UND men ninth in Big Sky Conference preseason poll
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Tuesday 08/27/2012 10:27:28 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- With the 2012 cross country season set to begin this week, the Big Sky Conference has released its annual preseason coaches poll.

Northern Arizona has won the last five conference titles and was the unanimous pick to repeat once again this year.

North Dakota, in its first year in the Big Sky, was tabbed ninth. UND placed fifth at the Great West Conference Championship last season and returns six letterwinners from that squad.

Voting was calculated by each team receiving 11 points for a first place vote, 10 points for a second place vote, etc. Coaches are allowed to vote for their respective teams. Below are the final results with the number of first place votes in parenthesis.
 
The 2012 season starts Friday, Aug. 31 with six teams in action and Saturday, Sept. 1 with three teams competing. UND will open on Friday at North Dakota State's Bison Invitational.

School, Points (1st-place votes)
Northern Arizona, 121 (11)
Weber State, 106
Montana State, 96
Sacramento State, 76
Southern Utah, 75
Montana, 68
Idaho State, 56
Eastern Washington, 55
North Dakota, 29
Northern Colorado, 22
Portland State, 22

UND Insider Weekly - 126
This week on UND Insider Weekly...We finally rip off the bandaid and talk about men's hockey's tough loss to Minnesota at the Frozen Four. Baseball returns home this weekend currently tied for... MORE
Forty-three named Big Sky Winter All-Academic
GRAND FORKS, N.D. Ė The University of North Dakota placed 43 student-athletes on the 2013-14 Big Sky Conference Winter All-Academic Team that was released by the conference office on Wednesday. MORE
Sannes signed to National Letter of Intent
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- University of North Dakota head baseball coach Jeff Dodson announced Drew Sannes has signed a National Letter of Intent to join his club in the fall of 2014. Sannes, a... MORE
#DayByDay - Spring Football Practice Report No. 13
For the first time this spring, the North Dakota football team practiced on its home field and head coach Bubba Schweigert was pleased with what he saw on the turf at the Alerus Center. MORE
Captains announced for 2014
University of North Dakota soccer head coach Matt Kellogg announced the trio that will captain his squad for the 2014 season. MORE

advertisement