2017 NCAA DII Cross Country Men’s National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – If your team was in the top-five of the NCAA Division II Cross Country Men’s National Coaches Poll a week ago, you’re in good shape.

But if your team wasn’t, it would behoove you to take a peek at the rest of the poll.

The second week of the coaches’ poll, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), saw some interesting things take place from spots five on down.

NCAA Division II National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Men

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Adams State Grand Valley State Colorado Mines Chico State Southern Indiana/Mount Olive

The regular powerhouses headlined the rankings once again, as Adams State, Grand Valley State, Colorado Mines and Chico State held onto the top-four spots. And while Southern Indiana was also technically in fifth, they had to share the ranking this week, as Mount Olive jumped up two spots to tie the Screaming Eagles. The tie for fifth marked the first time the Spartans have appeared in the top-five of the polls in the history of the program.

As for the rest of the polls, some teams made huge jumps in the rankings, while others made their season debuts.

Queens (N.C.) vaulted to ninth place after coming in at 22nd in the last poll. The Royals returned to the top-10 for the first time since the final poll of the 2010 campaign after winning the Stegemoller Classic National Preview, thanks in large part to the performances from Tom Bains (24:25.3 – second) and Nick Kipkemei (24:32.6 – third).

Joining the Royals in making into the top-10 on the week was Lewis, who moved up three spots to 10th for the program’s first top-10 ranking since the third week of 2002. The Flyers also competed at the Stegemoller Classic National Preview, placing third with James Frederickson (24:46.0 – sixth) leading the way.

Cal Baptist moved up one spot to eighth, while Cal Poly Pomona (seventh) rounded out the top-10.

Simon Fraser’s women’s team moved into the top-five for the first time in program history on the week, but the men’s team also made a splash of their own. After not being ranked in the preseason poll, the Clan has continued to climb in the rankings, moving up four spots to tie for 13th on the week. Simon Fraser came in second at the Sundodger Invitational last weekend.

Three teams entered the top-25 for the first time on the season in Bellarmine (t-13th), Rogers State (16th) and Dallas Baptist (24th). Additionally, Stonehill returned to the polls at 22nd after falling outside of the top-25 a week ago.

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

2017 Week 2 - September 20th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (2)
Damon Martin (23rd)
200
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (19th)
188 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 colorado-mines COLORADO MINES
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (1)
Chris Siemers (6th)
185 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Gary Towne (22nd)
179 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 mount-olive MOUNT OLIVE
Southeast Region (1)
Conf. Carolinas (1)
Matt Van Lierop (9th)
158 ▲ 2
(LW: 7)
5 southern-indiana SOUTHERN INDIANA
Midwest Region (2)
GLVC (1)
Mike Hillyard (20th)
158 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
7 cal-poly-pomona CAL POLY POMONA
West Region (2)
CCAA (2)
Chris Bradford (1st)
156 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 cal-baptist CAL BAPTIST
West Region (3)
PacWest (1)
Ben Gall (6th)
139 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 queens-n-c QUEENS (N.C.)
Southeast Region (2)
SAC (1)
Kevin Licht (1st)
134 ▲ 13
(LW: 22)
10 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (3)
GLVC (2)
James Kearney (4th)
127 ▲ 3
(LW: 13)
11 alaska-anchorage ALASKA ANCHORAGE
West Region (4)
GNAC (2)
Michael Friess (28th)
121 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 csu-pueblo CSU-PUEBLO
South Central Region (3)
RMAC (4)
Matt Morris (5th)
106 ▼ 3
(LW: 9)
13 bellarmine BELLARMINE
Midwest Region (4)
GLVC (3)
Jim Vargo (18th)
94
(LW: RV)
13 simon-fraser SIMON FRASER
West Region (5)
GNAC (3)
Brit Townsend (18th)
94 ▲ 4
(LW: 17)
15 sioux-falls SIOUX FALLS
Central Region (1)
NSIC (3)
Doug Petersen (1st)
84 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 rogers-state ROGERS STATE
South Central Region (4)
Heartland Conference (1)
Chris McCormick (8th)
76 NR
17 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
Gulf South (1)
Caleb Morgan (4th)
70 ▼ 3
(LW: 14)
18 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (2)
NSIC (1)
Tracy Hellman (17th)
65 ▲ 2
(LW: 20)
19 american-international AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL
East Region (1)
Northeast-10 (2)
Leo Mayo (12th)
63 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 western-state WESTERN STATE
South Central Region (5)
RMAC (3)
Jennifer Michel (11th)
44 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
20 shippensburg SHIPPENSBURG
Atlantic Region (1)
PSAC (1)
Steve Spence (20th)
44 ▼ 2
(LW: 18)
22 stonehill STONEHILL
East Region (2)
Northeast-10 (1)
Karen Boen (20th)
38
(LW: RV)
23 missouri-southern MISSOURI SOUTHERN
Central Region (3)
MIAA (3)
Bryan Schiding (5th)
20 ▼ 11
(LW: 12)
24 dallas-baptist DALLAS BAPTIST
South Central Region (6)
Heartland Conference (2)
Jacob Phillips (13th)
17 NR
25 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (5)
G-MAC (1)
Rob Mizicko (6th)
12 ▼ 2
(LW: 23)

Also Receiving Votes: Academy of Art 11, Edinboro 7, West Texas A&M 6, UC San Diego 2, Northwest Missouri 2

Dropped Out: No. 8 Saginaw Valley State, No. 16 West Texas A&M, No. 24 Edinboro, No. 25 Northwest Missouri

USTFCCCA 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
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 7: Pre-National
Week 5Tue 10/10
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 20-22: Conference Champs
Week 6Tue 10/24
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/25
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 4-5: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Wed 11/8
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/4
Sat 11/18

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