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The Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas (CCCAT) released their second team poll of the regular season. You can view the new poll here at the CCCAT website.
Here are our takeaways from today's poll release:
1A Poll: Buena Vista girls make a big jump from fourth to the top poll spot bumping Jayton, Roby, and McMullen County down a spot. The Priddy girls make an entrance into the top-10 replacing Comstock.
On the boys side, Jayton and Saltillo stay put at the top two spots
2A Poll: The 2A girls stayed the same through the top five teams with the exception of Wellington and Goldthwaite switching spots. This week, Haskell and De Leon dropped out of the top -10 making room for New Deal and Wink.
The 2A boys rankings saw only one minor change in the top six teams. That was Plain and Poolville swapping positions with Plain assuming the No. 1 spot. Tenaha and Douglass move into the top-10 replacing Quanah and Goldthwaite.
3A Poll: The Quitman girls jump into the top-10 after a strong win at the Gerald Richey Inv. McGregor and Crane also moved up thanks to their continued impressive running. They replaced Paradise, Yoakum, and Ballinger.
The 3A boys saw McGregor hop into the top-10, replacing Presidio and Commerce.
4A Poll: The defending state champs, Celina girls jumped up a couple of spots to land at No. 1. Canyon Randall, after a good weekend at the Lubbock ISD meet also moved up as they jumped five teams to land at No. 2. Bandera and Boerne are in the poll this week replacing Huffman Hargrave and Bridgeport.
The Canyon boys held on to the No. 1 spot after a perfect score race at the Lubbock ISD meet. Big Spring and Gidding lept San Elizario. Hudson and Sanger move into the top-10 knocking out Palestine and Bandera.
5A Poll: The Lovejoy girls continue to hold tight onto the top spot after a win at their own meet. Colleyville Heritage jumps three teams while still competing without Gabbie Love. The San Antonio Brackenridge and Abilene girls enter the poll surprising taking out Amarillo and Hallsville.
The Grapevine boys tumble out of the top spot as they finally merge Alberto Rayon into the fold. Lovejoy assumes that position with Georgetown leaping into No. 2. Dropping out of the top-10 was Denton, Frisco Reedy, Leander, and Burleson Centennial. Making their arrival this week was Georgetown East View, Amarillo, McAllen, and Sharyland.
6A Poll: After switching positions for the second straight week, Flower Mound took the top spot in the CCCAT poll. This comes after Carroll beat them at the Woodbridge Inv. by 71 points.
In the race, unfortunately, Nicole Humphries was forced into a barrier in the late stages of the race while she was in the top five causing her to finish 46th.
Klein remained in the No. 3 spot and Austin Vandegrift rose one spot to the No. 4 position. Also rising was El Paso Franklin, and Northwest Eaton.
The Prosper girls entered the polls and settled at No. 6 with Highland Park right behind at No. 7. Klein Oak and Klein Cain were replaced in the top-10 this week.
In the 6A boys poll, a key miss this week by the voters was Cypress Bridgeland as they won the Texas A&M meet.
Southlake Carroll held on to the No. 1 position with a very impressive run in California. Coppell jumped up three spots ahead of The Woodlands after a good run in Lubbock. Prosper, El Paso Franklin, and Wylie also rose in this week's poll.
After a strong couple of weeks, Austin area teams Round Rock and Vandegrift entered the top-10 replacing El Paso Eastwood and College Point. Round Rock and Vandegrift both ran well at Lovejoy. Vandegrift implemented No. 1 runner Kevin Sanchez combined with Dylan Shieffelin's improved running have them looking strong.
Again, keep an eye on Cypress Bridgeland as well as Lake Travis in the 6A ranks.