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WAC Announces Indoor Track & Field Pre-Championship Coaches Poll

WAC Announces Indoor Track & Field Pre-Championship Coaches Poll

DENVER- The Western Athletic C­onference announced its men's and women's indoor track and field Pre-Championship Coaches Polls, as voted on by the six men's head coaches and eight women's head coaches in the league. Grand Canyon was selected as the favorite to win both the men's and women's championship for the fourth year in a row.

On the men's side, Grand Canyon was picked as the favorite with five first place votes and 25 points overall. Utah Valley was selected to finish second with 20 points. UT Rio Grande Valley snagged the other first place vote as they are predicted to finish third with 17 points. Kansas City tallied 14 points as they slid into the fourth-place spot. Seattle U and Chicago State are both tied with seven points to round out the men's poll.

Grand Canyon was also picked as the favorite on the women's side. The Lopes received five first place votes raking in 47 points. Utah Valley was selected to finish second with 40 points and two first place votes. Predicted to finish third, NM State received 39 points and one first place vote. UT Rio Grande Valley comes in at fourth with 31 points and Kansas City follows at 28 points. Seattle U tallied 16 points in the sixth-place slot and CSU Bakersfield holds down seventh with 13 points. Chicago State finishes the poll with ten points.

The 2019 Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships will take place at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho this Friday-Saturday, February 22-23.

2019 Pre-Championship Men's Indoor Track & Field Coaches Poll
Rank Team (1st - Place Votes) Points

1. Grand Canyon (5) 25

2. Utah Valley 20

3. UT Rio Grande Valley (1) 17

4. Kansas City 14

T5. Seattle U 7

T5. Chicago State 7

2019 Pre-Championship Women's Indoor Track & Field Coaches Poll
Rank Team (1st - Place Votes) Points

1. Grand Canyon (5) 47

2. Utah Valley (2) 40

3. NM State (1) 39

4. UT Rio Grande Valley 31

5. Kansas City 28

6. Seattle U 16

7. CSU Bakersfield 13

8. Chicago State 10