Elite 50: Ranking the Nation's Top Men's Cross Country Programs

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In STACK's cross country rankings, we take you beyond wins and losses to reveal what truly makes a college cross country program great. To come up with our list of the top 10 men's cross country programs, we consider a variety of factors—not just a team's rankings, but also academic rankings from U.S. News & World Report and Academic Progress Rates. The result is a list of schools we'd recommend to any harrier seeking an elite athletic program and a strong education. Learn more about how we arrived at our rankings through the Elite 50 guide, and browse through STACK's rankings for 20 other sports at the bottom of this page.

STACK's Top 10 Men's Cross Country Program

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Elite 50In STACK's cross country rankings, we take you beyond wins and losses to reveal what truly makes a college cross country program great. To come up with our list of the top 10 men's cross country programs, we consider a variety of factors—not just a team's rankings, but also academic rankings from U.S. News & World Report and Academic Progress Rates. The result is a list of schools we'd recommend to any harrier seeking an elite athletic program and a strong education. Learn more about how we arrived at our rankings through the Elite 50 guide, and browse through STACK's rankings for 20 other sports at the bottom of this page.

STACK's Top 10 Men's Cross Country Program

College Score '12 U.S. News Rank APR [Out of 1,000] National Ranking '10/'09/'08 STACK Factor
1. Stanford 100 5 989 4/10/3 192
2. Wisconsin 82.45 42 989 3/7/4 72
3. Oregon 72.03 101 972 6/2/1 72
4. Oklahoma State 70.12 132 975 1/1/8 84
5. Virginia 67.15 25 986 17/15/14 132
6. Iona 65.51 65 970 8/8/2 24
7. Alabama 63.41 75 965 11/3/10 60
8. Portland 56.73 65 984 13/13/7 24
9. William and Mary 53.33 33 960 19/5/16 24
10. Oklahoma 52.94 101 970 5/12/NR 120


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