2018 NCAA DII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – As yesterday’s Regional Rankings should have indicated, there was very little movement to be had in Week Two of NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, that was released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday.

While 12 of the top-25 teams did have some sort of movement the biggest improvement by any program was one spot while the largest drop by any team was just two.

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

For the third-straight week Adams State collected all eight first places votes to remain as the No. 1 team in the country. It is the second consecutive year that the Grizzlies have opened the season as the top team for at least the first three polls.

Adams State has been off from competition since a third-place performance at the Mountaineer/Cowboy Invite. They will be back on the course with the Fort Hays State Tiger Open on October 13.

The rest of the top of the poll remained the same as No. 2 Colorado Mines, No. 3 Grand Valley State, No. 4 Western State and No. 5 Chico State rounded out the top-five.

Colorado Mines has been off since a win at the Colorado College Invitational on September 8. They will meet rival Adams State in their next race at the Tiger Open.

Grand Valley State will be in action this weekend with the Lakefront Invitational on Saturday.

Western State is coming off a win a couple weeks ago from its Mountaineer/Cowboy Invite and will race again with the Lewis University Conference Cross-Over on October 6.

Chico State will take to the course for the first time this season this Saturday at the Capital Cross Challenge.

The only movement in the top-10 belonged to No. 6 Augustana (S.D.) and No. 7 Queens (N.C.) who traded places from the previous poll.

Augustana finished third at the Brissman/Lundeen Invitational this past weekend while Queens was off. Both teams will be back in action this weekend.

The rest of the top-10 was made up by No. 8 CSU-Pueblo, No. 9 Southern Indiana, and No. 10 Mount Olive. 

All three teams were off from competition.

The only other positive moves in the poll were one spot jumps by No. 13 Dallas Baptist, No. 14 Simon Fraser, No. 15 American International, No. 17 Sioux Falls, No. 18 Walsh and No. 20 Alaska Anchorage.

No teams dropped out of the top-25 which also meant that no new programs joined the poll.

Shippensburg, Embry-Riddle (Fla.) and Cedarville also received votes.

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

2018 Week 2 - September 26th

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 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (20th)
185 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (3)
RMAC (2)
Jennifer Michel (12th)
174 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Gary Towne (23rd)
170 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (1)
NSIC (2)
Tracy Hellman (18th)
155 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 queens-n-c QUEENS (N.C.)
Southeast Region (1)
SAC (1)
Tom Scott (1st)
151 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 csu-pueblo CSU-PUEBLO
South Central Region (4)
RMAC (3)
Matt Morris (6th)
146 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 southern-indiana SOUTHERN INDIANA
Midwest Region (2)
GLVC (1)
Mike Hillyard (21st)
139 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 mount-olive MOUNT OLIVE
Southeast Region (2)
Conference Carolinas (1)
Matt Van Lierop (10th)
124 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 western-oregon WESTERN OREGON
West Region (2)
GNAC (4)
Mike Johnson (15th)
119 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 saginaw-valley-state SAGINAW VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (3)
GLIAC (2)
Rod Cowan (9th)
109 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 dallas-baptist DALLAS BAPTIST
South Central Region (5)
Heartland Conference (1)
Jacob Phillips (14th)
105 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 simon-fraser SIMON FRASER
West Region (3)
GNAC (2)
Brit Townsend (19th)
100 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 missouri-southern MISSOURI SOUTHERN
Central Region (2)
MIAA (1)
Jamie Burnham (3rd)
80 ▼ 2
(LW: 13)
15 american-international AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL
East Region (1)
Northeast-10 (3)
Leo Mayo (13th)
80 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
17 sioux-falls SIOUX FALLS
Central Region (3)
NSIC (1)
Doug Petersen (3rd)
61 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC (1)
Caleb Morgan (5th)
59 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
18 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (4)
G-MAC (2)
Rob Mizicko (7th)
59 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
20 alaska-anchorage ALASKA ANCHORAGE
West Region (4)
GNAC (1)
Michael Friess (29th)
52 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
21 edinboro EDINBORO
Atlantic Region (1)
PSAC (1)
Clayton Foster (1st)
41 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 malone MALONE
Midwest Region (5)
G-MAC (1)
Jack Hazen (52nd)
34 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 stonehill STONEHILL
East Region (2)
Northeast-10 (2)
Karen Boen (21st)
21 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 cal-poly-pomona CAL POLY POMONA
West Region (5)
CCAA (3)
Chris Bradford (2nd)
20 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 western-washington WESTERN WASHINGTON
West Region (6)
GNAC (3)
Pee Wee Halsell (32nd)
10 ◀▶
(LW: 25)

Also Receiving Votes: Shippensburg 8, Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 5, Cedarville 2

Dropped Out: (none)

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Cross Country

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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