This is not intended to replace the Colorado Track XC coaches polls. Those will be coming. You should see the first of those the week of the first meets of the season.
The fact that Colorado Track XC coaches polls are forthcoming tacitly assumes that my fellow coaches will disagree with me here and there about who the top ten teams are. That's okay. I'll make brief cases for my top ten teams (though without a specific order at this point) here and wait to see what I learn from how the other coaches cast their ballots.
I'll divide this article--and all in this series--into three groups: The Top Teams, The Second Tier, and Teams to Keep an Eye On. Click on Next to see The Top Teams.
In cases where I've already done a preseason feature on a team, I've linked to that feature at the beginning of the paragraph about that team.