2018 NCAA DII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Adams State remained the top team in NCAA Division II for the second consecutive week to open the year as the Grizzlies collected all eight of the first place votes in this week’s national poll.

NCAA Division II National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Men

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Colorado 5)Syracuse)
Adams State Colorado Mines Grand Valley State Western State Chico State

Adams State is coming off a third-place finish at the Mountaineer/Cowboy Invite after it picked up a win at its opening Joe I Vigil Invite earlier in the season. The Grizzlies have yet to run their full line up this season.

Dating back to last season, the team has won five-straight team titles in meets they have ran in.

Improving one spot to No. 2 is Colorado Mines who started the year with a victory at the Colorado College Invitational in early September. The group will be back in action with the Fort Hays State Tiger Open on October 13.

Slotting in at No. 3 is Grand Valley State who is fresh off a third-place finish at the Spartan Invitational. Zach Panning was the individual winner of the meet as he crossed the finish line in 24:45.5 on the 8K course.

Behind them with a one spot improvement is No. 4 Western State who just won its Mountaineer/Cowboy Invite this past weekend as it ran its full unit for the first time this season. The group was led by second-place finisher Taylor Stack who posted a 26:16.83 performance over the 8K course.

Rounding out the top-five is No. 5 Chico State who still has yet to run this season. The Wildcats get their year underway with the Capital Cross Challenge on September 29.

The No. 6-9 teams all remained pat in the standings as No. 6 Queens (N.C.), No. 7 Augustana (S.D.), No. 8 CSU-Pueblo and No. 9 Southern Indiana all remained in their preseason positions.

The top-10 was rounded out by No. 10 Mount Olive who improved two spots from its previous rank.

The biggest improvement of the week belonged to the teams from Missouri Southern and American International who each improved seven spots to No. 13 and No. 16, respectively.

Also seeing big jumps with four spot improvements was No. 17 Lee (Tenn.) and No. 20 Edinboro.

New to the top-25 this week was No 22 Malone and No. 25 Western Washington.

In total 15 of the 25 teams from the poll switched spots from their preseason positions.

Also receiving votes were West Texas A&M, Augusta, Cedarville, Shippensburg, Neb.-Kearney and Alabama-Huntsville.

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Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2018 Week 1 - September 19th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (1)
Damon Martin (24th)
200
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 colo-school-of-mines COLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (4)
Chris Siemers (7th)
191 ▲ 1
(LW: 3)
3 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (20th)
185 ▼ 1
(LW: 2)
4 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (3)
RMAC (2)
Jennifer Michel (12th)
173 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Gary Towne (23rd)
171 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 queens-n-c QUEENS (N.C.)
Southeast Region (1)
SAC (1)
Tom Scott (1st)
157 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (1)
NSIC (2)
Tracy Hellman (18th)
153 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 csu-pueblo CSU-PUEBLO
South Central Region (4)
RMAC (3)
Matt Morris (6th)
144 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 southern-indiana SOUTHERN INDIANA
Midwest Region (2)
GLVC (1)
Mike Hillyard (21st)
132 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 mount-olive MOUNT OLIVE
Southeast Region (2)
Conference Carolinas (1)
Matt Van Lierop (10th)
124 ▲ 2
(LW: 12)
10 western-oregon WESTERN OREGON
West Region (2)
GNAC (4)
Mike Johnson (15th)
124 ▲ 3
(LW: 13)
12 saginaw-valley-state SAGINAW VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (3)
GLIAC (2)
Rod Cowan (9th)
109 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 missouri-southern MISSOURI SOUTHERN
Central Region (2)
MIAA (1)
Jamie Burnham (3rd)
98 ▲ 7
(LW: 20)
14 dallas-baptist DALLAS BAPTIST
South Central Region (5)
Heartland Conference (1)
Jacob Phillips (14th)
97 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 simon-fraser SIMON FRASER
West Region (3)
GNAC (2)
Brit Townsend (19th)
91 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 american-international AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL
East Region (1)
Northeast-10 (3)
Leo Mayo (13th)
71 ▲ 7
(LW: 23)
17 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC (1)
Caleb Morgan (5th)
67 ▲ 4
(LW: 21)
18 sioux-falls SIOUX FALLS
Central Region (3)
NSIC (1)
Doug Petersen (3rd)
56 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (4)
G-MAC (2)
Rob Mizicko (7th)
55 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 edinboro EDINBORO
Atlantic Region (1)
PSAC (1)
Clayton Foster (1st)
52 ▲ 4
(LW: 24)
21 alaska-anchorage ALASKA ANCHORAGE
West Region (4)
GNAC (1)
Michael Friess (29th)
43 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 malone MALONE
Midwest Region (5)
G-MAC (1)
Jack Hazen (52nd)
37 NR
23 stonehill STONEHILL
East Region (2)
Northeast-10 (2)
Karen Boen (21st)
26 ▼ 8
(LW: 15)
24 cal-poly-pomona CAL POLY POMONA
West Region (5)
CCAA (3)
Chris Bradford (2nd)
22 ▲ 1
(LW: 25)
25 western-washington WESTERN WASHINGTON
West Region (6)
GNAC (3)
Pee Wee Halsell (32nd)
7
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: West Texas A&M 5, Augusta 4, Cedarville 2, Shippensburg 2, Alabama-Huntsville 1, Neb.-Kearney 1

Dropped Out: No. 10 Shippensburg, No. 18 West Texas A&M

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2018 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/28Wed 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Aug. 30: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/18Wed 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 13: First countable, at-large
Week 2Tue 9/25Wed 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 10/2Wed 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/9Wed 10/10
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/16Wed 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 20: Pre-National
Week 6Tue 10/23Wed 10/24
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 2-4: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/6Wed 11/7
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 17-18: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/20
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/21
MEN | WOMEN
Dec. 1: NCAA DII Champs, Pittsburgh, Pa.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/17
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 12/1
MEN | WOMEN
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