2017 NCAA DII Cross Country Men’s National Coaches’ Poll – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Last week, Adams State’s men’s program earned a first-place ranking in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division II National Coaches’ Poll for the 91st time.

This week, they made it No. 92.

NCAA Division II National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Men

1) 2)Syracuse) 3) 4) 5)Colorado
Adams State Grand Valley State Colorado Mines Chico State Southern Indiana

Adams State topped this week’s poll, released on Tuesday, after putting together an impressive showing at the 24th Joe I Vigil Open last weekend. The Grizzlies claimed the top-seven spots in the field, with Chandler Reid and Lucio Ramirez leading the pack while maintaining a sub-five minute mile pace.  Adams State was able to run away with the team title at the meet, despite holding out star athlete Sydney Gidabuday.

For its efforts, the Grizzlies were awarded all eight first-place votes in the poll for the second-consecutive week.

Grand Valley State (second), Colorado Mines (third) and Chico State (fourth) all trailed Adams State in the polls once again.

Southern Indiana returned to the top-five for the first time since the third week of the 2015 season after coming in at sixth in the preseason poll. The Screaming Eagles competed at the Appalachian State Covered Bridge 8K on Sept. 1, placing second amongst 11 teams and just four points behind champion Florida State. James Cecil led the way for USI, placing third with a time of 26:13.94.

The remaining five slots in the top-10 all saw some sort of movement from the preseason poll.  No rise was more meteoric than Mount Olive, who moved up nine spots to seventh, marking a new program-best ranking. The Trojans finished second at the Furman XC Classic, while senior Adam Craig placed second with a time of 23:57.60.

Cal Poly Pomona rose two spots to sixth, while Saginaw Valley State moved up one spot to eighth. Cal Baptist tied CSU-Pueblo for ninth after the Lancers leapt three spots and the ThunderWolves slipped two spots.

Alaska Anchorage dropped six spots to 11th, falling out of the top-10 for the first time since the final week of the 2013 campaign.

Four teams made their season debuts in the rankings, as Sioux Falls (15th), Simon Fraser (17th), Walsh (23rd) and Edinboro (24th) went unranked a week ago.

NCAA Division II
Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2017 Week 1 - September 13th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC
Damon Martin (23rd)
200
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC
Jerry Baltes (19th)
191 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 colorado-mines COLORADO MINES
South Central Region (2)
RMAC
Chris Siemers (6th)
185 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA
Gary Towne (22nd)
176 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 southern-indiana SOUTHERN INDIANA
Midwest Region (2)
GLVC
Mike Hillyard (20th)
163 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 cal-poly-pomona CAL POLY POMONA
West Region (2)
CCAA
Chris Bradford (1st)
155 ▲ 2
(LW: 8)
7 mount-olive MOUNT OLIVE
Southeast Region (1)
Conf. Carolinas
Matt Van Lierop (9th)
138 ▲ 9
(LW: 16)
8 saginaw-valley-state SAGINAW VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (3)
GLIAC
Rod Cowan (8th)
136 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 cal-baptist CAL BAPTIST
West Region (3)
PacWest
Ben Gall (6th)
132 ▲ 3
(LW: 12)
9 csu-pueblo CSU-PUEBLO
South Central Region (3)
RMAC
Matt Morris (5th)
132 ▼ 2
(LW: 7)
11 alaska-anchorage ALASKA ANCHORAGE
West Region (4)
GNAC
Michael Friess (28th)
120 ▼ 6
(LW: 5)
12 missouri-southern MISSOURI SOUTHERN
Central Region (1)
MIAA
Bryan Schiding (5th)
110 ▼ 2
(LW: 10)
13 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (4)
GLVC
James Kearney (4th)
105 ▼ 2
(LW: 11)
14 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
Gulf South
Caleb Morgan (4th)
84 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 sioux-falls SIOUX FALLS
Central Region (2)
NSIC
Doug Petersen (1st)
73 NR
16 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (4)
Lone Star
Jake Krolick (1st)
72 ▲ 2
(LW: 18)
17 simon-fraser SIMON FRASER
West Region (5)
GNAC
Brit Townsend (18th)
70 NR
18 shippensburg SHIPPENSBURG
Atlantic Region (1)
PSAC
Steve Spence (20th)
65 ▼ 4
(LW: 14)
19 american-international AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL
East Region (1)
Northeast-10
Leo Mayo (12th)
62 ▼ 2
(LW: 17)
20 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (3)
NSIC
Tracy Hellman (17th)
54 ▼ 5
(LW: 15)
21 western-state WESTERN STATE
South Central Region (5)
RMAC
Jennifer Michel (11th)
49 ▲ 2
(LW: 23)
22 queens-n-c QUEENS (N.C.)
Southeast Region (2)
SAC
Jim Vahrenkamp (6th)
42 ▼ 3
(LW: 19)
23 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (5)
G-MAC
Rob Mizicko (6th)
33
(LW: RV)
24 edinboro EDINBORO
Atlantic Region (2)
PSAC
Ryan Foster (2nd)
19
(LW: RV)
25 northwest-missouri NORTHWEST MISSOURI
Central Region (4)
MIAA
Scott Lorek (10th)
10 ▼ 4
(LW: 21)

Also Receiving Votes: Stonehill 9, Hillsdale 8, Academy of Art 6, Bellarmine 1

Dropped Out: No. 20 Hillsdale, No. 21 Academy of Art, No. 24 Stonehill, No. 24 UC San Diego

2017 NCAA Division II Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Aug. 31: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 14: First countable, at-large
Week 2Tue 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 9/26
Wed 9/27
Week 4Tue 10/3
Wed 10/4
Oct. 7: Pre-National
Week 5Tue 10/10
Wed 10/11
Oct. 20-22: Conference Champs
Week 6Tue 10/24
Wed 10/25
Nov. 4-5: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Wed 11/8
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/4
Sat 11/18

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
NATIONAL:
2017 | All-Time
REGIONAL: 2017 | All-Time