2017 NJCAA DI Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll — Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – We are now midway through the 2017 NJCAA Division I Cross Country season, and things are beginning to take shape in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Coaches Poll.

Iowa Central CC remains the team to beat in both the men’s and women’s poll, as the Tritons continued to hold onto the top ranking in the nation. On the men’s side, there was very minimal change under the leader, while there was a bit of a shakeup near the top part of the women’s rankings as spots two through six saw movement on the women’s side.

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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

The Tritons notched its third-straight week on top of the rankings after picking up a huge win at the UW La Crosse Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invitational this past weekend, where four of its runners finished within the top-eight. Iowa Central CC earned eight first-place votes in the rankings on the week.

Central Arizona and South Plains (Texas) are second and third, respectively, once again, and each program garnered one first-place vote apiece.

Paradise Valley (Ariz.), Allen (Kan.) CC and Louisburg (N.C.) rounded out the top-six for the second-consecutive week.

Below the aforementioned programs is where things got interesting.

Colby (Kan.) CC made a seven-spot leap into 10th place this week. The Trojans posted a runner-up finish to Allen (Kan.) CC at the Fort Hays State Open back on Oct. 7, with Oscar Leyva and Emmanuel Kipngetich finishing 1-2 for the program, helping the team achieve its highest ranking ever.

Lansing (Mich.) CC returned to seventh place this week after a brief move to eighth in the last polls, while Vincennes (Ind.) also moved up a spot in the polls to ninth. Rounding out the top-10 was Mesa (Ariz.) CC, who slipped one spot to eighth.

Women’s Story

Like its male counterpart, Iowa Central CC is the team to beat in the women’s rankings. Adva Cohen won the UW La Crosse Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invitational to help lead the Tritons to a team title. Two other runners finished inside of the top-10.

But that’s where the similarities in the men’s and women’s rankings end. A slew of changes took place underneath the Tritons on the week.

Cowley County (Kan.) CC reclaimed the second spot in the rankings after a strong outing at the Fort Hays State Open. Joining the Tigers in making positive movement in the top-six were Central Arizona and Lansing (Mich.) CC, who each moved up one spot to fourth and fifth, respectively.

Vincennes (Ind.) was the only other program in the top-10 to move up on the week, tying a stagnant Colby (Kan.) CC for eighth place. Southern Idaho also stood its ground, coming in at seventh for the second-consecutive week.

Dropping in the top-10 were El Paso CC (second to third), Allen (Kan.) CC (third to sixth) and Butler (Kan.) CC (t-ninth to tenth).

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2017 Week #3 — October 18

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

 

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Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2017 Week #3 — October 18

next release: November 1
Rank Institution (FPV) Points NJCAA USTFCCCA Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 Iowa Central CC (10) 200 Region XI Midwest Dee Brown (14th)
1
2 Cowley County (Kan.) CC 180 Region VI Central Dan Adler (2nd)
4
3 El Paso CC 177 Region V West Felix Hinojosa (18th)
2
4 Central Arizona 164 Region I West Paul Tavares (18th)
5
5 Lansing (Mich.) CC 163 Region XII Great Lakes Jim Robinson (9th)
6
6 Allen (Kan.) CC 154 Region VI Central Vince DeGrado (7th)
3
7 Southern Idaho 130 Region XVIII West Lindsey Anderson (1st)
7
8 Colby (Kan.) CC 125 Region VI Central Cameron Rieth (3rd)
8
8 Vincennes (Ind.) 125 Region XII Great Lakes Blake Albrecht (1st)
9
10 Butler (Kan.) CC 121 Region VI Central Dustin Mettler (1st)
9
11 South Plains (Texas) 92 Region V West Erik Vance (2nd)
12
12 Pima (Ariz.) CC 87 Region I West Greg Wenneborg (13th)
11
13 Mesa (Ariz.) CC 68 Region I West Dan Pescador (3rd)
14
14 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC 55 Region VI Central Justin Riggs (3rd)
13
15 Trinidad State (Colo.) JC 50 Region IX West Lauren Martin (2nd)
20
16 Monroe (N.Y.) 49 Region XV Atlantic Shirvon Greene (3rd)
21
17 Iowa Western CC 48 Region XI Midwest Emmett Statzer (11th)
15
18 New Mexico JC 30 Region V West Jeff Becker (5th)
17
19 Highland (Kan.) CC 28 Region VI Central Tom Bond (10th)
16
20 Macomb (Mich.) CC 26 Region XII Great Lakes Kim Renas (5th)
17
21 Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) 8 Region X Atlantic Ken Roach (3rd)
23
22 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC 7 Region XI Midwest Scott Barnes (4th)
19
23 North Iowa Area CC 5 Region XI Midwest Curtis Vais (14th)
NR
23 Cuyahoga (Ohio) CC 5 Region XII Great Lakes Don Cox (26th)
23
25 Ranger (Texas) 3 Region V West Kathy Graham (3rd)
22
Also Receiving Votes: (none)
Dropped Out: No. 23 Louisburg (N.C.)

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
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Wed 11/8
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 11: NJCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/11

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