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2 - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, November 22, 1993

Here is how the top 25 teams in college football fared this week-
end. First-place votes are in parentheses.

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Others receiving votes: Southern Cal 31, Arizona State 23,
Cincinnati 23, Fresno State 23, Louisville 22, Virginia 19,
Washington 8, Ball State 2, California 2

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Here are the top ten teams in college hockey, as determined by a
WMEB radio (Orono, Maine) media poll. First-place votes in parenthe-
ses.

WHO: Ty Law
TEAM: Football
HOMETOWN: Aliquippa, Pa.
YEAR: Sophomore
ELIGIBILITY: Sophomore
IHY: Law led the Michigan secondary with two interceptions, helping the Wolverines completely shut
down Ohio State's offense in Saturday's 28-0 Wolverine victory. The shutout was the first suffered by
the Buckeyes since 1982.
BACKGROUND: Law earned all-Freshman team honors from Football Digest in 1992 after recording 49
tackles to go with four pass break-ups. As a senior at Aliquippa High, Law garnered all-America honors
from Parade and Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report.

Rank Team
1. Michigan (14)
2. Maine (1)
3. Boston University
4. Lake Superior State
5. Wisconsin
6. Harvard
7. Bowling Green
8. New Hampshire
9. Colorado College
10. Michigan State

Points
149
132
102
100
79
65
57
53
23
19

Record
9-0-1
6-1
4-3
7-3
6-3-1
5-1
6-1-2
8-1
6-2-2
4-2-3

Pvs.
2
1
6
3
10
4
5
9
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Streaky men's x-c need fast times at NCAAs

Women runners shooting for top at NCAAs

By BARRY SQLLENBERGER
bAILY SPORTS WRITER
"Jekyll and Hyde" is often used to
describe an inconsistent team in sports,
and the No. 10 Michigan men's cross
country team, which has been up and
down all season, certainly fits this
description.
Two weeks ago, the underdog
Wolverines burned the competition
at the Big Ten Championships to win
the conference. Last week, however,
Michigan faltered and finished third

at the District IV meet. Fortunately,
the third-place finish was still good
enough to earn the Wolverines a berth
in the NCAA championships today in
Bethlehem, Penn., on the campus of
Lehigh University.
"At districts, we had two people
run well, two people run OK and two
people run badly," Michigan coach
Ron Warhurst said.
Michigan cannot afford these in-
consistent performances today if it is
to obtain its preseason goal of finish-

ing in the top five in the nation.
"We have to get the best perfor-
mances out of everybody," Warhurst
said.
The Wolverines will race the same
seven runners that ran at the Big Ten
Championships and the District IV
meet.
Michigan is led by Kevin Sullivan,
the Freshman and Big Ten Cross
Country Athlete of the Year, who is
rapidly proving himself to be one of
the best runners in the country.

By TIM SMITH
DAILY SPORTS WRITER

It's now or never.
The Michigan women's cross
country team has shown that it war-
rants its No. 3 national ranking by
dominating opponents all the way
from the Michigan Intercollegiates at
Ferris State to the District Champion-
ships in Indiana.
Despite the lofty ranking and al-
though the Wolverines are unbeaten,
they feel they don't receive the na-
Trivia Answer
The only two teams the men's
basketball team has faced but
not defeated in the past two
seasons are Duke and Sam
Ragnone Attorney.

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tional respect they deserve. Now is
the time when the team must prove
the critics wrong, and claim the na-
tional title as its own.
The Wolverines will be at Lehigh
in Bethlehem, Penn., today to prove
that they have what it takes to win the
national championship. Michigan will
once again be led by senior All-Ameri-
can and individual title-hopeful Molly
McClimon and sophomore All-
American Courtney Babcock.
"We really want to put ourselves in
a position to win the championship,"
McClimon said. "We're not saying that
we will for sure. We're definitely the
underdogs. The word around the coun-
try is that it's going to be between
Villanova and Arkansas, so we're hop-
ing to surprise a lot of people."
The Wolverines said they won't be
hanging their heads and feeling sorry
for themselves because they're not get-
ting therespectthey deserve. McClimon
said it will only make the Wolverines
want a championship even more.
"This (lack of respect) definitely
will motivate us," she said. "We defi-
nitely think that people aren't consid-
ering our team. Other coaches and the
media aren't considering Michigan a
favorite. We're going to give them a
tougher race than they realize."
The No. 3 runner, Karen Harvey,
looks to be back in form after a knee
injury kept her out of the Districts.
"Karen's been training all week,"
Michigan coach Mike McGuire said.
"I'm confident that she'll be ready."
Rounding out the top seven run-
ners will be senior Chris Szabo, jun-
ior Jessica Kluge and sophomores
Katie Hollbacher and Molly Lori. In
the nationals, only seven runners com-
pete instead of the usual nine, so each
individual's effort will be that much
more important when it comes down
to determining the winner.
The fifth spot, unlike the top four,

has not had a particular runner en-
trenched in it this season. However,
McGuire feels this will not be a prob-
lem because each runner is capable of
coming through when it counts.
"We've had different fifth runners
this year," McGuire said. "We've had40
Katie (Hollbacher) there, Molly Lori
there, and Jessica (Kluge) there. I'm
pretty confident that one of those guys
can step it up on race day."
McGuire feels the team has an ad-
vantage because it ran the course earlier
this year in the Lehigh Invitational.
"The fact that we've been on the
course at the beginning of the season
is going to help us tremendously,"
McGuire said. "Anytime you're on a
course you're familiar with, it seems
to make it go faster."
Although the Wolverines have
their sights set on winning the title,
they will not have an easy go at it.
Top-ranked Villanova, which won
the national title last year, and No. 2
Arkansas will not be pushovers come
race time.
Villanova is led by last year's
NCAA champion Carol Zajac and
exceptionally strong runners in the
second and third slots, Jennifer Rhines
and Becky Sties.
McGuire feels his team's chances
of victory are high as long as every-
thing falls into place.
"It will take a little better effort
than we've had all season to win it,"
McGuire said. "We're definitely ca-
pable of winning."
Many observers feel the race will
come down to Villanova and Arkan-
sas, with Michigan having little chance
of capturing the crown. However,
McClimon thinks the Wolverines may
open the eyes of some of these critics.
Although McClimon has an ex-
cellent shot at winning the individual
title, everything is secondary to the
ultimate team goal of winning it all.
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