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

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In our women'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 women's cross country programs, we consider a variety of factors—not just a team's record, 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 Women's Cross Country Programs

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Elite 50In our women'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 women's cross country programs, we consider a variety of factors—not just a team's record, 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 Women's Cross Country Programs

College Score '12 U.S. News Rank APR [Out of 1,000] National Ranking '10/'09/'08 STACK Factor
1. Stanford 93.92 5 1000 13/16/8 192
2. Florida State 90.47 101 982 2/2/3 132
3. Villanova 88.04 65 989 1/1/6 48
4. Princeton 83.88 1 1000 15/5/5 36
5. Washington 82.97 42 980 16/3/1 96
6. Georgetown 74.22 22 992 4/21/9 36
7. Duke 73.27 10 983 17/8/NR 156
8. Texas Tech 70.30 160 995 3/4/7 36
9. Oregon 68.10 101 983 12/9/2 72
10. Virginia 63.49 25 994 21/15/26 132


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