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Oct. 17, 2000

The Virginia women’s cross country team moved back into the national rankings after a five-year absence, coming in 25th in the latest FinishLynx national cross country rankings, released today. Virginia is ranked 25th, its first appearance in the polls since the Hoos were ranked 25th at the conclusion of the 1995 season.

Brigham Young, the winners of the Pre-national meet held at Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, Oct. 14, is atop the poll. Virginia finished 17th in that meet. The Cavaliers are one of three ACC teams ranked in the poll, with N. C. State in the 13th slot and Wake Forest just ahead of the Hoos at 23rd.

The Cavaliers will compete at the ACC Championships on Saturday, Oct. 28 in Raleigh.

The entire poll is as follows:
1 Brigham Young (12)
2 Stanford
3 Wisconsin
4 Arizona State
5 Colorado
6 Washington
7 Boston College
8 Arizona
9 Kansas State
10 Georgetown
11 Arkansas
12 Michigan
13 North Carolina State
14 Colorado State
15 Yale
16 Minnesota
17 Providence
18 Weber State
19 Villanova
20 Marquette
21 Texas A&M
22 Brown
23 Wake Forest
24 West Virginia
25 Virginia

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