Schools in the U.S. with the most cross country players

Here are the most popular states for college cross country, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education.

Most Popular States for College Cross Country

Rank
State
Schools with teams (#)
Athletes (#)
1
CA
102
2,222
2
NY
87
1,835
3
PA
60
1,108
4
IL
35
740
5
MA
33
727
6
MI
29
553
7
OH
22
538
8
IA
18
520
9
WI
16
475
10
TX
22
472
11
GA
24
414
12
NJ
22
412
13
FL
23
391
14
IN
17
385
15
MN
11
348
16
VA
17
334
17
OR
15
316
18
ME
11
307
19
TN
18
287
20
NC
18
265
21
MD
14
224
22
VT
9
217
23
MO
12
196
24
KY
11
186
25
SC
11
184
26
WA
7
182
27
OK
10
177
28
NH
7
142
29
WV
10
140
30
KS
10
133
31
AZ
7
125
32
CT
6
124
33
AR
8
124
34
MS
8
113
35
AL
6
110
36
RI
5
108
37
NE
5
103
38
LA
6
89
39
CO
3
86
40
NM
6
78
41
DC
3
77
42
UT
2
66
43
DE
3
60
44
AK
2
59
45
WY
3
59
46
HI
3
43
47
NV
2
41
48
MT
2
39
49
ID
1
37
50
ND
2
26
51
SD
1
16

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