2019 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 1

There were a few notable changes to the top-10 of the most recent NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll that was released by the NAIA National Office on Thursday.

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This Week's National Top Five
Oklahoma City
Southern Oregon
Saint Mary (Kan.)
St. Francis (Ill.)
College of Idaho
1
Oklahoma City
2
Southern Oregon
3
Saint Mary (Kan.)
4
St. Francis (Ill.)
5
College of Idaho
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The biggest jump was made by No. 9 Huntington (Ind.), which didn’t receive any votes in the preseason poll. The Foresters gained notice by winning three meets in three weeks, most recently Purdue Fort Wayne’s Rumble in the Fort without their top runner, Adrien Gentle.

Oklahoma City remains a unanimous No. 1, garnering all 21 first-place votes.  Behind the Stars at Nos. 2 and 3 are Southern Oregon and Saint Mary (Kan.) after rating Nos. 4 and 5, respectively in the preseason poll.

No. 4 St. Francis (Ill.) is down one spot from the preseason poll, while No. 5 College of Idaho moved up one place.

Falling out of the top-10 is Indiana Wesleyan, the preseason No. 2 which tumbled down 12 spots to No. 14.

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Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 1 - September 19th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (4th)
591
(21 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (16th)
561 ▲ 2
(LW: 4)
3 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Alstin Benton (7th)
546 ▲ 2
(LW: 5)
4 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (8th)
540 ▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Austin Basterrechea (4th)
513 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (7th)
493 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Michael McDowell (19th)
451 ▲ 2
(LW: 9)
8 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (5th)
440 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (3)
Nick Johnson (2nd)
439 NR
10 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (23rd)
424 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (15th)
396 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (2)
Quinn White (1st)
389 ▲ 4
(LW: 16)
13 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Zach Schroeder (12th)
385 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (1)
John Foss (32nd)
354 ▼ 12
(LW: 2)
15 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
AMC (2)
Tracy Jex (4th)
325 ▼ 2
(LW: 13)
16 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (1)
Chris Layne (21st)
294 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 goshen-ind GOSHEN (IND.)
Crossroads (4)
Doug Yoder (15th)
282
(LW: RV)
18 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC (2)
Mike Wojciakowski (22nd)
272 ▼ 6
(LW: 12)
19 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade (4)
Ben Welch (28th)
250 ▼ 1
(LW: 18)
20 montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
AAC (2)
Jason Lewkowicz (5th)
215 ▼ 1
(LW: 19)
21 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier (2)
Mike McLean (5th)
189 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 siena-heights-mich SIENA HEIGHTS (MICH.)
WHAC (4)
Tim Bauer (36th)
178
(LW: RV)
23 antelope-valley-calif ANTELOPE VALLEY (CALIF.)
Cal Pac (2)
142 NR
24 saint-xavier-ill SAINT XAVIER (ILL.)
Chicagoland (3)
Kyle Rago (6th)
141 ▲ 1
(LW: 25)
25 doane-neb DOANE (NEB.)
GPAC (2)
Brad Jenny (18th)
119
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Oregon Tech 107, Cornerstone (Mich.) 97, UC Merced (Calif.) 74, Vanguard (Calif.) 72, Baker (Kan.) 65, Dakota State (S.D.) 53, Menlo (Calif.) 35, SAGU (Texas) 16, Campbellsville (Ky.) 12, Benedictine (Kan.) 7, WVU Tech 3

Dropped Out: No. 17 Cornerstone (Mich.), No. 20 Westmont (Calif.), No. 22 Madonna (Mich.), No. 23 UC Merced (Calif.), No. 24 Oregon Tech

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2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Conference PollsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/27
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Thu 8/29
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Week 1Tue 9/17
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Thu 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 10/1
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Thu 10/3
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Week 3Mon 10/14
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Thu 10/17
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Week 4Tue 10/29
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Thu 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 2-4, Nov. 8-9: Conference Champs
Week 5Mon 11/11
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 22: NAIA Champs (Vancouver, Wash.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/9
MEN | WOMEN
Fri 11/22
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