2017 NJCAA DI Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – We just entered the second month of the NJCAA Division I Cross Country season and there has been a lot of movement in the Men’s and Women’s National Coaches’ Polls.

Only three men’s teams and three women’s teams remained in place from Week 1 in the most recent polls that were released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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NATIONAL COACHES’ POLL – 2017 Week By Week
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For those who are new or need a refresher, the NJCAA Division I Cross Country National Coaches’ Polls are voted on by 10 coaches from around the nation. Points are assigned to each spot in the poll and the team with the most points is No. 1, followed by the second most and so on and so forth.

The 2017 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships will be held Saturday, November 11 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Men’s Story

Iowa Central is still No. 1 and received four out of the nine first-place votes. The Tritons have been led by Karim Achengli, who has been named National Athlete of the Week several times.

Central Arizona comes in at No. 2 once again and owns three-first place votes.

The remainder of the first-place votes (two) went to South Plains (Texas), which jumped one spot from No. 4 to No. 3. The Texans won two meets since the last poll with a victory at the New Mexico Junior College Invitational being their most recent conquest.

Paradise Valley (Ariz.) went from not ranked in Week 1 to fourth in Week 2. The Pumas last competed at the ACCAC Championships and finished runner-up to Central Arizona.

Allen (Kan.) fell two spots from last week to round out the top-5.

There were five new teams in the poll in addition to PVCC: No. 14 Western Texas, No. 16 Glendale (Ariz.), No. 20 Southern Idaho, No. 21 Pima (Ariz.) and t-No. 24 Indian Hills (Iowa).

Women’s Story

Iowa Central added a first-place vote to its tally from Week 1 as it has nine in Week 2. The Tritons have looked strong all season, most recently at the Cowboy Jamboree in Oklahoma.

El Paso CC and Allen (Kan.) both jumped one spot in the poll from No. 3 to No. 2 and No. 4 to No. 3, respectively. The former has the lone remaining first-place vote and recently placed third at the Master’s University Cross Country Invitational. The latter last competed at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas and finished 11th in the non-NCAA DI race.

Cowley County (Kan.) tumbled two spots from No. 2 to No. 4, while Central Arizona held steady at No. 5 from Week 1.

If you want to talk about making an impact, look no further than No. 7 Southern Idaho. It’s the first year the Golden Eagles have fielded a program, yet they’ve been standing out on among JUCO programs, especially with their runner-up finish at the St. Martins Invitational two weeks ago in a meet that featured several NCAA DIII and NAIA programs.

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2017 Week #2 — October 4

next release: October 18
Rank Institution (FPV) Points NJCAA USTFCCCA Head Coach (Yr)
Last
Week
1 Iowa Central CC (4) 191 Region XI Midwest Dee Brown (14th)
1
2 Central Arizona (3) 188 Region I West Paul Tavares (18th)
2
3 South Plains (Texas) (2) 187 Region V West Erik Vance (2nd)
4
4 Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC 172 Region I West Dave Barney (22nd)
NR
5 Allen (Kan.) CC 140 Region VI Central Vince DeGrado (7th)
3
6 Louisburg (N.C.) 138 Region X Atlantic Josh Hayman (1st)
10
7 Mesa (Ariz.) CC 135 Region I West Dan Pescador (3rd)
8
8 Lansing (Mich.) CC 130 Region XII Great Lakes Jim Robinson (9th)
7
9 Butler (Kan.) CC 116 Region VI Central Dustin Mettler (1st)
5
10 Vincennes (Ind.) 114 Region XII Great Lakes Blake Albrecht (1st)
9
11 El Paso CC 74 Region V West Felix Hinojosa (18th)
14
12 North Iowa Area CC 70 Region XI Midwest Curtis Vais (14th)
6
13 Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC 59 Region XII Great Lakes Matt Sicilia (3rd)
13
14 Ranger (Texas) 58 Region V West Kathy Graham (3rd)
12
14 Western Texas 58 Region V West James Williams (5th)
NR
16 Glendale (Ariz.) CC 55 Region I West Randy Espinoza (31st)
NR
17 Colby (Kan.) CC 53 Region VI Central Cameron Rieth (3rd)
15
18 Monroe (N.Y.) 36 Region XV Atlantic Shirvon Greene (3rd)
11
19 Cloud County (Kan.) CC 32 Region VI Central Drew Mahin (5th)
16
20 Southern Idaho 28 Region XVIII West Lindsey Anderson (1st)
**
21 Pima (Ariz.) CC 24 Region I West Greg Wenneborg (13th)
NR
22 Hawkeye (Iowa) CC 12 Region XI Midwest Micah Ruroden (1st)
17
22 Macomb (Mich.) CC 12 Region XII Great Lakes Kim Renas (5th)
20
24 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC 5 Region XI Midwest Scott Barnes (4th)
NR
24 Highland (Kan.) CC 5 Region VI Central Chad Clevenger (8th)
18
Also Receiving Votes: Cowley, Gillette, Waubonsee, Hutchinson
Dropped Out: No. 23 Hesston (Kan.), No. 24 Dodge City (Kan.) CC, No. 24 Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC

 

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I

Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2017 Week #2 — October 4

next release: October 18
Rank Institution (FPV) Points NJCAA USTFCCCA Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 Iowa Central CC (9) 199 Region XI Midwest Dee Brown (14th)
1
2 El Paso CC (1) 180 Region V West Felix Hinojosa (18th)
3
3 Allen (Kan.) CC 174 Region VI Central Vince DeGrado (7th)
4
4 Cowley County (Kan.) CC 171 Region VI Central Dan Adler (2nd)
2
5 Central Arizona 169 Region I West Paul Tavares (18th)
5
6 Lansing (Mich.) CC 143 Region XII Great Lakes Jim Robinson (9th)
7
7 Southern Idaho 141 Region XVIII West Lindsey Anderson (1st)
**
8 Colby (Kan.) CC 130 Region VI Central Cameron Rieth (3rd)
9
9 Vincennes (Ind.) 112 Region XII Great Lakes Blake Albrecht (1st)
6
9 Butler (Kan.) CC 112 Region VI Central Dustin Mettler (1st)
8
11 Pima (Ariz.) CC 97 Region I West Greg Wenneborg (13th)
22
12 South Plains (Texas) 90 Region V West Erik Vance (2nd)
10
13 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC 73 Region VI Central Justin Riggs (3rd)
12
14 Mesa (Ariz.) CC 70 Region I West Dan Pescador (3rd)
16
15 Iowa Western CC 59 Region XI Midwest Emmett Statzer (11th)
11
16 Highland (Kan.) CC 41 Region VI Central Tom Bond (10th)
14
17 Macomb (Mich.) CC 37 Region XII Great Lakes Kim Renas (5th)
20
17 New Mexico JC 37 Region V West Jeff Becker (5th)
13
19 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC 26 Region XI Midwest Scott Barnes (4th)
19
20 Trinidad State (Colo.) JC 10 Region IX West Lauren Martin (2nd)
18
21 Monroe (N.Y.) 9 Region XV Atlantic Shirvon Greene (3rd)
17
22 Ranger (Texas) 8 Region V West Kathy Graham (3rd)
15
23 Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) 3 Region X Atlantic Ken Roach (3rd)
NR
23 Louisburg (N.C.) 3 Region X Atlantic Josh Hayman (1st)
RV
23 Cuyahoga (Ohio) CC 3 Region XII Great Lakes Don Cox (26th)
21
Also Receiving Votes: (none)
Dropped Out: No. 23 Hesston (Kan.), No. 24 Dodge City (Kan.) CC, No. 24 Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC

USTFCCCA 2017 NJCAA Division I Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks National Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Wed 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Wed 10/18
MEN |
Week 4Wed 11/1
Week 5Wed 11/8
Nov. 11: NJCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/11

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