The Southern Oregon men's cross country team has been picked to win the Cascade Conference title according to the preseason coaches poll.

The Southern Oregon men's cross country team has been picked to win the Cascade Conference title according to the preseason coaches poll.

The Raiders received six of 10 first place votes and 94 total votes. Concordia finished second in the poll, followed by Eastern Oregon and the College of Idaho.

On the women's side, the College of Idaho is picked to win the conference and a young SOU women's squad is picked to finish seventh.

The SOU men raced to the Cascade Conference title last year and then finished a program-best fourth at the NAIA National Championships and first-year head coach Brent Ericksen was named the conference's coach of the year.

The Raiders return David Laney and Ryan Ghelfi from last year's team and have a couple transfers and freshmen to help round out the roster.