2017 NJCAA DI Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – It’s hard to believe that the 2017 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships are just 10 days away, but here we are.

Before teams travel to Fort Dodge, Iowa to vie for national glory, they battled it out for regional titles and jockeyed for position in the most recent National Coaches’ Polls that were released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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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.

Men’s Story

Nothing changed up top as Iowa Central headlines the poll and is followed by Central Arizona, South Plains (Texas) and Paradise Valley (Ariz.). The Tritons, who have been No. 1 in 14 of the 15 weeks that the USTFCCCA has done the National Coaches’ Poll, own eight of the 10 first-place votes, while the Vaqueros brought home the other two.

Vincennes (Ind.) moved up four spots from No. 9 into a tie for fifth with Louisburg (N.C.).

Two other big jumps highlighted the men’s poll as both Southern Idaho and Macomb (Mich.) vaulted eight or more spots into the top-15. The former went from No. 17 to No. 9 and broke into the top-10 for the first time in program history. The latter soared 10 spots from No. 22 to No. 12 and nabbed its best ranking in program history.

Women’s Story

Iowa Central continues its dominance atop the women’s index as it is No. 1 for the 12th time in 15 tries. The Tritons are the unanimous favorites as they own all 10 first-place votes.

Central Arizona jumped two spots from No. 4 to No. 2, a spot it has never occupied. The Vaqueras had been No. 1, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 before, but never No. 2.

There was a bunch of shuffling elsewhere in the top-10 as Vincennes (Ind.) went from No. 8 to No. 5, Southern Idaho went from No. 7 to No. 6 and South Plains (Texas) joined the top-10 as it went from No. 11 to No. 10.

The biggest jump in the women’s index belonged to New Mexico JC. The Thunderbirds were ranked No. 18 in Week 3 and vaulted to No. 11 this week.

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2017 Week #4 — November 1

next release: November 8
Rank Institution (FPV) Points NJCAA USTFCCCA Head Coach (Yr)
Last
Week
1 Iowa Central CC (8) 248 Region XI Midwest Dee Brown (14th)
1
2 Central Arizona (2) 242 Region I West Paul Tavares (18th)
2
3 South Plains (Texas) 230 Region V West Erik Vance (2nd)
3
4 Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC 215 Region I West Dave Barney (22nd)
4
5 Vincennes (Ind.) 194 Region XII Great Lakes Blake Albrecht (1st)
9
5 Louisburg (N.C.) 194 Region X Atlantic Josh Hayman (1st)
6
7 Lansing (Mich.) CC 186 Region XII Great Lakes Jim Robinson (9th)
7
8 Allen (Kan.) CC 181 Region VI Central Vince DeGrado (7th)
5
9 Southern Idaho 175 Region XVIII West Lindsey Anderson (1st)
17
10 Mesa (Ariz.) CC 157 Region I West Dan Pescador (3rd)
8
11 El Paso CC 147 Region V West Felix Hinojosa (18th)
14
12 Macomb (Mich.) CC 121 Region XII Great Lakes Kim Renas (5th)
22
13 Colby (Kan.) CC 110 Region VI Central Cameron Rieth (3rd)
10
14 North Iowa Area CC 100 Region XI Midwest Curtis Vais (14th)
12
15 Ranger (Texas) 93 Region V West Kathy Graham (3rd)
21
16 Gillette (Wyo.) 84 Region IX West Sean Smith (1st)
24
16 Cloud County (Kan.) CC 84 Region VI Central Drew Mahin (5th)
11
18 Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC 80 Region XII Great Lakes Matt Sicilia (3rd)
14
19 Cowley County (Kan.) CC 71 Region VI Central Dan Adler (2nd)
16
20 Western Texas 66 Region V West James Williams (5th)
20
21 Butler (Kan.) CC 60 Region VI Central Dustin Mettler (1st)
13
22 Trinidad State (Colo.) JC 42 Region IX West Lauren Martin (2nd)
18
23 Monroe (N.Y.) 39 Region XV Atlantic Shirvon Greene (3rd)
19
24 Moraine Valley (Ill.) CC 25 Region IV Midwest Dimitri Dimizas (2nd)
NR
25 Waubonsee (Ill.) CC 22 Region IV Midwest Trevor Howard (3rd)
NR
Also Receiving Votes: Muskegon (Mich.) CC 19, Glendale (Ariz.) CC 18, Hawkeye (Iowa) CC 9, Lake County (Ill.) 8, Highland (Kan.) CC 8, Pima (Ariz.) CC 7, Morton (Ill.) 5, Hutchinson (Kan.) CC 4, Johnson County (Kan.) CC 3, Southwestern (Iowa) CC 3
Dropped Out: No. 22 Glendale (Ariz.) CC, No. 24 Southwestern (Iowa) CC

 

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I

Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2017 Week #4 — November 1

next release: November 8
Rank Institution (FPV) Points NJCAA USTFCCCA Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 Iowa Central CC (10) 250 Region XI Midwest Dee Brown (14th)
1
2 Central Arizona 233 Region I West Paul Tavares (18th)
4
3 El Paso CC 227 Region V West Felix Hinojosa (18th)
3
4 Cowley County (Kan.) CC 212 Region VI Central Dan Adler (2nd)
2
5 Vincennes (Ind.) 195 Region XII Great Lakes Blake Albrecht (1st)
8
6 Southern Idaho 194 Region XVIII West Lindsey Anderson (1st)
7
7 Lansing (Mich.) CC 192 Region XII Great Lakes Jim Robinson (9th)
5
8 Colby (Kan.) CC 184 Region VI Central Cameron Rieth (3rd)
8
9 Allen (Kan.) CC 171 Region VI Central Vince DeGrado (7th)
6
10 South Plains (Texas) 157 Region V West Erik Vance (2nd)
11
11 New Mexico JC 145 Region V West Jeff Becker (5th)
18
12 Pima (Ariz.) CC 126 Region I West Greg Wenneborg (13th)
12
12 Butler (Kan.) CC 126 Region VI Central Dustin Mettler (1st)
10
14 Mesa (Ariz.) CC 119 Region I West Dan Pescador (3rd)
13
15 Trinidad State (Colo.) JC 100 Region IX West Lauren Martin (2nd)
15
16 Macomb (Mich.) CC 99 Region XII Great Lakes Kim Renas (5th)
20
17 Iowa Western CC 88 Region XI Midwest Emmett Statzer (11th)
17
18 Cuyahoga (Ohio) CC 75 Region XII Great Lakes Don Cox (26th)
23
19 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC 72 Region VI Central Justin Riggs (3rd)
14
20 Monroe (N.Y.) 68 Region XV Atlantic Shirvon Greene (3rd)
16
21 Ranger (Texas) 58 Region V West Kathy Graham (3rd)
25
22 Highland (Kan.) CC 45 Region VI Central Tom Bond (10th)
19
23 Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) 39 Region X Atlantic Ken Roach (3rd)
21
24 Hawkeye (Iowa) CC 27 Region XI Midwest Micah Ruroden (1st)
NR
25 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC 11 Region XI Midwest Scott Barnes (4th)
22
Also Receiving Votes: Pasco-Hernando (Fla.) 8, Louisburg (N.C.) 7, North Iowa Area CC 6, NMMI 6, Dodge City (Kan.) CC 4, Muskegon (Mich.) CC 3, DuPage (Ill.) 2, Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC 1
Dropped Out: No. 23 North Iowa Area CC
NJCAA Division I
's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2017 Week 4 - November 1st

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 iowa-central-cc IOWA CENTRAL CC 250
(10 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 central-arizona CENTRAL ARIZONA 233 ▲ 2
(LW: 4)
3 el-paso-cc EL PASO CC 227 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 cowley-kan COWLEY (KAN.) 212 ▼ 2
(LW: 2)
5 vincennes-ind VINCENNES (IND.) 195 ▲ 3
(LW: 8)
7 lansing-mich-cc LANSING (MICH.) CC 192 ▼ 2
(LW: 5)
8 colby-kan-cc COLBY (KAN.) CC 184 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 allen-kan-cc ALLEN (KAN.) CC 171 ▼ 3
(LW: 6)
10 south-plains-texas SOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS) 157 ▲ 1
(LW: 11)
11 new-mexico-jc NEW MEXICO JC 145 ▲ 7
(LW: 18)
12 butler-kan-cc BUTLER (KAN.) CC 126 ▼ 2
(LW: 10)
12 pima-ariz-cc PIMA (ARIZ.) CC 126 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
14 mesa-ariz-cc MESA (ARIZ.) CC 119 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 trinidad-state-colo-jc TRINIDAD STATE (COLO.) JC 100 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 macomb-mich-cc MACOMB (MICH.) CC 99 ▲ 4
(LW: 20)
17 iowa-western-cc IOWA WESTERN CC 88 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 cuyahoga-ohio-cc CUYAHOGA (OHIO) CC 75 ▲ 5
(LW: 23)
19 hutchinson-kan-cc HUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC 72 ▼ 5
(LW: 14)
20 monroe-n-y MONROE (N.Y.) 68 ▼ 4
(LW: 16)
21 ranger-texas RANGER (TEXAS) 58 ▲ 4
(LW: 25)
22 highland-kan-cc HIGHLAND (KAN.) CC 45 ▼ 3
(LW: 19)
23 spartanburg-methodist-s-c SPARTANBURG METHODIST (S.C.) 39 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 hawkeye-iowa-cc HAWKEYE (IOWA) CC 27 NR
25 indian-hills-iowa-cc INDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC 11 ▼ 3
(LW: 22)

Also Receiving Votes: Pasco-Hernando (Fla.) 8, Louisburg (N.C.) 7, NMMI 6, North Iowa Area CC 6, Dodge City (Kan.) CC 4, Muskegon (Mich.) CC 3, DuPage (Ill.) 2, Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC 1

Dropped Out: No. 4 Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC, No. 11 Cloud County (Kan.) CC, No. 20 Western Texas, No. 22 Glendale (Ariz.) CC, No. 23 North Iowa Area CC, No. 24 Gillette (Wyo.), No. 24 Southwestern (Iowa) 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
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