2017 NCAA DII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll — Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – It’s good to be an NCAA Division II men’s cross country team in The Centennial State this week.

That’s because the top-two teams in the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday, hail from Colorado, as Adams State held onto its top ranking while Colorado Mines made a leap to a season-best second place.

NCAA Division II National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Men

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Colorado
Adams State Colorado Mines Grand Valley State Chico State Mount Olive
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The Grizzlies finished third at the prestigious Paul Short Run Gold race, despite competing without top runner Sydney Gidabuday. Sophomore Kale Adams paced Adams State during the race that featured over 350 competitors, finishing in sixth overall with at time of 23:44.9.

Colorado Mines won the non-Division I portion of the Chile Pepper XC Festival, with all seven of its runners finishing within the top-10. Performances from Matthew Kade (30:20.5 – second), Ricardo Ocampo (30:27.6 – third) helped lead the Orediggers to unchartered territory on the season.

Augustana (S.D.) also moved up within the top-10, coming in at eighth after an idle week.

Grand Valley State (third), Cal Baptist (ninth) and Queens (N.C.) (10th) all fell one spot in the rankings. Chico State (fourth), Mount Olive (fifth), Southern Indiana (sixth) and Cal Poly Pomona (seventh) rounded out the top-10 in spots they held a week ago.

Dallas Baptist leapt eight spots for the largest jump on the week by any NCAA Division II men’s program, coming in at 16th. They finished right behind Colorado Mines at the Child Pepper XC Festival with Andrew Curry (30:46.8 – seventh) finishing inside of the top-10.

After falling to 15th a week ago, Lee (Tenn.) returned to 14th after a solid showing at the Royals XC Challenge. The Flyers finished second as Christian Noble was the runner-up in the race that had 192 participants.

Missouri Southern also moved up one spot 22nd, while Malone entered the rankings at 25th. Missouri Southern was idle, while Malone won the NCAA Division II portion of the All Ohio Championships. Nate Boyer finished 14th overall in that race with a time of 25:22.0 to give the Pioneers its first ranking on the season.

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

2017 Week 4 - October 4th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (2)
Damon Martin (23rd)
200.00 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 colorado-mines COLORADO MINES
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (1)
Chris Siemers (6th)
191.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 3)
3 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (19th)
185.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 2)
4 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Gary Towne (22nd)
175.00 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 mount-olive MOUNT OLIVE
Southeast Region (1)
Conf. Carolinas (1)
Matt Van Lierop (9th)
161.00 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 southern-indiana SOUTHERN INDIANA
Midwest Region (2)
GLVC (1)
Mike Hillyard (20th)
159.00 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 cal-poly-pomona CAL POLY POMONA
West Region (2)
CCAA (2)
Chris Bradford (1st)
155.00 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (1)
NSIC (1)
Tracy Hellman (17th)
143.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 cal-baptist CAL BAPTIST
West Region (3)
PacWest (1)
Ben Gall (6th)
138.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
10 queens-n-c QUEENS (N.C.)
Southeast Region (2)
SAC (1)
Kevin Licht (1st)
119.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (3)
GLVC (2)
James Kearney (4th)
118.00 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 csu-pueblo CSU-PUEBLO
South Central Region (3)
RMAC (4)
Matt Morris (5th)
112.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 alaska-anchorage ALASKA ANCHORAGE
West Region (4)
GNAC (2)
Michael Friess (28th)
107.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
Gulf South (1)
Caleb Morgan (4th)
99.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 17)
15 bellarmine BELLARMINE
Midwest Region (4)
GLVC (3)
Jim Vargo (18th)
92.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 dallas-baptist DALLAS BAPTIST
South Central Region (4)
Heartland Conference (2)
Jacob Phillips (13th)
73.00 ▲ 8
(LW: 24)
17 western-oregon WESTERN OREGON
West Region (5)
GNAC (1)
Mike Johnson (14th)
68.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 western-state WESTERN STATE
South Central Region (5)
RMAC (3)
Jennifer Michel (11th)
58.00 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 american-international AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL
East Region (1)
Northeast-10 (2)
Leo Mayo (12th)
47.00 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 shippensburg SHIPPENSBURG
Atlantic Region (1)
PSAC (1)
Steve Spence (20th)
45.00 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 rogers-state ROGERS STATE
South Central Region (6)
Heartland Conference (1)
Chris McCormick (8th)
43.00 ▼ 6
(LW: 15)
22 missouri-southern MISSOURI SOUTHERN
Central Region (2)
MIAA (3)
Bryan Schiding (5th)
25.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
23 uc-san-diego UC SAN DIEGO
West Region (6)
CCAA (5)
Nate Garcia (11th)
23.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
23 stonehill STONEHILL
East Region (2)
Northeast-10 (1)
Karen Boen (20th)
23.00 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
25 malone MALONE
Midwest Region (5)
G-MAC (2)
Jack Hazen (51st)
13.00 NR
lindenwood LINDENWOOD
Central Region (4)
MIAA (1)
Randy Cole (6th)
11.00 NR
central-missouri CENTRAL MISSOURI
Central Region (3)
MIAA (2)
Kirk Pedersen (31st)
9.00
(LW: RV)
augusta AUGUSTA
Southeast Region (3)
Peach Belt (1)
Adam Ward (14th)
4.00 NR
uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (7)
RMAC (5)
Mark Misch (11th)
2.00 NR
edinboro EDINBORO
Atlantic Region (2)
PSAC (2)
Ryan Foster (2nd)
2.00
(LW: RV)

Dropped Out: No. 25 Walsh

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division II Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Regional 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

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