Webster University received 64 points and two first-place votes in the poll. The Gorloks are coming off a 2nd place finish at last year's championship, their highest finish as a team since 2014. They return several core runners including Nathan Freyling, who finished 4th last year and had a season low time of 26:55. Javier Cervantes, Eli Guzman, and Abram Donovan have all earned All-Conference honors during their career and will look to be more consistent this season with their times. An incoming class of Sam Baker, Cameron Sakuma, and Kaelin Triggs will push their fellow Gorloks on the course.