The Berea College Men's Cross Country team has been picked third in the USA South Preseason Coaches Poll which was released today.
Berea took six first place votes and 76 points in the poll to place third. Piedmont was picked to win the conference with four first place votes and 93 points. Covenant placed second with 85 total points. Methodist followed Berea in fourth with one first place vote and 74 points followed by Maryville in fifth with 68 points.
This is Berea's first year in the conference joining other new members Brevard College and Pfeiffer University. Brevard and Pfeiffer are not included in the polls as they are reclassifying from Division II and are not eligible for postseason play.
The Mountaineers open the season at the Berea College/Centre College Cross Country Jamboree on Friday, September 1.