Wisconsin versus PreNats: Comparing the fields

Checking out the fields for this coming weekend, we will see some of the best races of the 2011 cross country season! Traditionally over the past few years the Pre-National Invitational at Indiana State has been the stacked race(s) of the regular season. This year there has been a shift as most teams will be venturing to Madison for the Wisconsin Invite. Wisconsin will pack in over 40 teams on the men's and women's sides to have the deepest race of the year outside of the NCAA Championships on November 21st. All of movement should been seen in terms of points being earned towards birth to the NCAAs along with some great matchups! This is not to say that PreNats won't be a good race this year as we will see a great team battle on the men's and women's sides with numerous top ten players along with some individuals that have more than enough ability to win NCAA titles this season. This year there will also only be one race for the men and one race for the women at PreNats. One question will be Indiana, they are entered in both races....which race will be Hoosiers bring the A squad? Check out full field list below for each meet and race.

Flotrack will be covering both races this weekend with Wisconsin on Friday and PreNats on Sunday! PreNats will be LIVE on Flotrack but Wisonsin will NOT. Both events will be archived on Flotrack with pre and post race interviews, course previews, highlights and all the usually goodies.

Enjoy a great weekend of XC as we head into the meat of the season and be ready for an updated Kolas Calculator next Tuesday and new release of the FloAwards Watchlist on Thursday.


2011 Coverage: Brooks ISU PreNats  |  Wisconsin adidas Invite


MEN'S FIELDS

Wisconsin Invite
21 ranked teams, 6 in top 10

PreNats Invite
6 ranked teams, 6 in top 12

#2 Wisconsin

#4 Stanford

#6 BYU

#7 Indiana

#9 NC State

#10 Oregon

#13 Northern Arizona

#14 Princeton

#16 Georgetown

#17 Minnesota

#18 Columbia

#19 Villanova

#21 Syracuse

#22 UCLA

#23 Arizona State

#24 Providence

#25 New Mexico

#26 Michigan

#27 Texas A&M

#28 Florida

#29 North Carolina

Air Force

Arizona

Cal

Clemson

Georgia

Harvard

Illinois

Iowa

Iowa State

Kansas

Lamar

Marquette

Michigan State

Nebraska

Notre Dame

Ohio State

Purdue

Texas

Washington

William & Mary

#5 Iona

#7 Indiana 

#8 Colorado

#11 Florida State

#12 Portland

#29 Eastern Kentucky

Central Michigan 

Cincinnati 

Colorado State

Dartmouth

Dayton

DePaul

Indiana State 

Kansas State

La Salle 

Louisville

Loyola-Marymount

Mississippi State

Missouri

New Mexico State 

Oakland

Ohio

Purdue

Rice

Toledo

Tulsa

UC-Davis 

UC-Santa Barbara

UMKC

UTEP

Vanderbilt

Virginia Tech

Western Kentucky

Wyoming

Xavier









WOMEN'S FIELDS

Wisconsin Invite
19 ranked teams, 7 in top 10

PreNats Invite
4 ranked teams, 3 in top 5

#1 Villanova

#2 Providence

#6 Stanford

#7 New Mexico

#8 Syracuse

#9 Iowa State

#10 Cal

#12 Oregon

#13 North Carolina

#14 Arizona

#15 Michigan State

#21 Minnesota

#22 Florida

#23 Iowa

#24 Washington

#25 Notre Dame

#27 BYU

#28 Princeton

#30 Clemson

Air Force

Arizona State

Boston College

Georgia

Harvard

Illinois

Indiana

James Madison

Kansas

Nebraska

Northern Arizona

NC State

Northwestern

Ohio State

Purdue

San Francisco

Stonybrook

Texas A&M

Toledo

UCLA

Vanderbilt

William & Mary

Wisconsin

#3 Florida State 

#4 Colorado

#5 Georgetown 

#18 Michigan 

Alabama-Birmingham

Baylor 

Central Michigan 

Charlotte 

Cincinnati 

College of Charleston   

Cornell 

Dartmouth 

Dayton 

DePaul 

Eastern Kentucky 

Indiana 

Indiana State 

Iona 

IUPUI 

La Salle 

Kansas State 

Louisville 

Loyola-Marymount 

Mississippi State 

New Mexico State 

Oakland 

Ohio 

Purdue 

Rice 

South Carolina 

Toledo 

Tulsa 

UC-Davis 

UC-Santa Barbara 

UMKC 

UTEP 

Vanderbilt 

Virginia Tech 

Wyoming 

Xavier