Wow. Five of 16 cross country programs in the Ivy League are now nationally ranked and everyone is trending upward.
After its impressive win at the Brooks Paul Short Run, the women from Cornell have leapt from unranked to ninth. Columbia, which was idle, moved up one spot to 23rd and Yale broke into the rankings at 30th.
On the men’s side, Princeton jumped to 11th with a second-place effort at Notre Dame while Columbia moved to 17th after taking second at the Greater Louisville Classic. That is the highest ranking the Lions have ever had.
Additionally, Both the Dartmouth men’s and women’s teams are garnering top 30 votes as are Princeton’s women.
UPDATE: The Flotrack Kolas Calculator is basically the cross country version of ESPN’s Bracketology — a combination of the expected regional results and the at-large qualifiers based on those results. And right now, Kolas has FIVE Heps men’s teams — Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell and Yale — in the NCAA field. Outrageous! And there are three women’s teams as well — Cornell, Columbia and Princeton.
Time to sign up for Heps. By doing so, you share the event with friends on Facebook. Why not help draw a crowd?