2019 NCAA DII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – There was not much change between the preseason and first week polls, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday afternoon.

In fact, the top-7 teams all remained the same since their preseason rankings.

With the first countable at-large considering date being September 19, things are about to be shaking up more than what the first two set of polls state.

NCAA Division II — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Adams State
Grand Valley State
Western Colorado
Colo. School of Mines
U-Mary
1
Adams State
2
Grand Valley State
3
Western Colorado
4
Colo. School of Mines
5
U-Mary
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

No. 1 Adams State stayed unanimous, receiving all eight first place votes. The Grizzlies opened up their season with two victories at the Joe I Vigil and Invite and Colorado College Invitational.

The defending national champions, Grand Valley State, sits second for the second week in a row. Senior Allie Ludge led the team to a second place finish at the MSU Spartan Invitational.

The RMAC held onto two more spots in the top-5, with Western Colorado coming in ranked third. The Mountaineers started the year off with a pair of meets, first at DI filled Wyoming Invite before returning home to win the Mountaineer/Cowboy Invite.

The No. 4 team, Colorado School of Mines, collected a team title at the UCCS Rust Buster over No. 14 UC-Colorado Springs.

U-Mary rounds out the top-5 after cruising to a win at MSU-Moorhead. Their title was led by senior Ida Narbuvoll after taking home the individual crown in 13:22.5 for 4K, which resulted in her being named the National Athlete of the Week on September 9.

No. 6 Chico State saw the Wildcats get their season started with a third place finish at the Stump Invitational. No. 7 Alaska Anchorage began the season by winning a team title at the Blue & Gold Run Fest behind Emmanuelah Chelimo’s individual win.

No. 8 Seattle Pacific moved up one position, while No. 9 Hillsdale jumped up two spots to enter into the top-10for the first time since Week 2 of last year. No. 10 Augustana (S.D.) maintained position to round out the top teams.

No. 11 Lee (Tenn.) climbed up three spots from No. 14 for their highest ranking in program history. Their previous best was when they were ranked No. 13 for two consecutive weeks last year.

No. 12 Southern Indiana moved up four spots themselves. For the Screaming Eagles, this ties their preseason ranking last year and have been nationally ranked in Week 1 for seven consecutive years.

Wayne State (Mich.) moved up three spots to come in at No. 16 for their highest national ranking since 2014. The Warriors defeated NAIA No. 1 Madonna (Mich.) at the Titans Cross Country Invitational.

Four new teams entered the rankings for the first time this year – Missouri Southern (No. 18), Northern Michigan (No. 19), Dallas Baptist (No. 20), and Cal State San Marcos (No. 21).

The next NCAA Division II Women’s National Coaches’ Poll will be released on September 25.

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

2019 Week 1 - September 18th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC
Damon Martin (32nd)
200
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC
Jerry Baltes (21st)
192 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (2)
RMAC
Jennifer Michel (13th)
181 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 colo-school-of-mines COLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
South Central Region (3)
RMAC
Chris Siemers (8th)
175 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 u-mary U-MARY
Central Region (1)
NSIC
Dennis Newell (14th)
172 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA
Gary Towne (24th)
160 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 alaska-anchorage ALASKA ANCHORAGE
West Region (2)
GNAC
Ryan McWilliams (1st)
152 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 seattle-pacific SEATTLE PACIFIC
West Region (3)
GNAC
Karl Lerum (7th)
144 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 hillsdale HILLSDALE
Midwest Region (2)
G-MAC
Andrew Towne (9th)
127 ▲ 2
(LW: 11)
10 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (2)
NSIC
Tracy Hellman (19th)
125 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC
Caleb Morgan (6th)
120 ▲ 3
(LW: 14)
12 southern-indiana SOUTHERN INDIANA
Midwest Region (3)
GLVC
Mike Hillyard (23rd)
115 ▲ 4
(LW: 16)
13 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (4)
G-MAC
Rob Mizicko (8th)
102 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (4)
RMAC
Corey Kubatzky (5th)
97 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 western-washington WESTERN WASHINGTON
West Region (4)
GNAC
Pee Wee Halsell (33rd)
92 ▲ 2
(LW: 17)
16 wayne-state-mich WAYNE STATE (MICH.)
Midwest Region (5)
GLIAC
Grant Lofdahl (3rd)
80 ▲ 3
(LW: 19)
17 simon-fraser SIMON FRASER
West Region (5)
GNAC
Brit Townsend (20th)
74 ▼ 9
(LW: 8)
18 missouri-southern MISSOURI SOUTHERN
Central Region (3)
MIAA
Jamie Burnham (4th)
64 NR
19 northern-michigan NORTHERN MICHIGAN
Midwest Region (6)
GLIAC
Jenny Ryan (13th)
60 NR
20 dallas-baptist DALLAS BAPTIST
South Central Region (5)
Lone Star
Jacob Phillips (15th)
38 NR
21 cal-state-san-marcos CAL STATE SAN MARCOS
West Region (6)
CCAA
Torrey Olson (2nd)
28 NR
22 malone MALONE
Midwest Region (7)
G-MAC
Jack Hazen (29th)
26 ▲ 2
(LW: 24)
23 oklahoma-baptist OKLAHOMA BAPTIST
Central Region (4)
GAC
Matt Kennedy (6th)
22 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 roberts-wesleyan ROBERTS WESLEYAN
East Region (1)
ECC
Andrew Dorr (9th)
17 ▼ 2
(LW: 22)
25 queens-n-c QUEENS (N.C.)
Southeast Region (1)
SAC
Tom Scott (2nd)
13 ▼ 5
(LW: 20)

Also Receiving Votes: UC San Diego 12, Saginaw Valley State 5, Michigan Tech 4, Indianapolis 2, Tampa 1

Dropped Out: No. 12 Michigan Tech, No. 18 Pittsburg State, No. 23 Edinboro, No. 25 Stonehill

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/27Wed 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 5: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/17Wed 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 19: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Tue 9/24Wed 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 10/1Wed 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/8Wed 10/9
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/15Wed 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 25-27: Conference Champs
Week 6Tue 10/29
Wed 10/30
Nov. 9: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Wed 11/13
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Sacramento, Calif.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/9
Sat 11/23
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