2019 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

The newest NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll was released on Thursday by the NAIA National Office.

It’s safe to say the top-5 underwent a little bit of a makeover.

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This Week's National Top Five
Oklahoma City
College of Idaho
Saint Mary (Kan.)
St. Francis (Ill.)
The Master
1
Oklahoma City
2
College of Idaho
3
Saint Mary (Kan.)
4
St. Francis (Ill.)
5
The Master's (Calif.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Oklahoma City remains No. 1 after receiving 15 of the 21 possible first-place votes. The Stars last competed at the Missouri Southern Stampede, where they finished eighth in the NCAA DI/DII Race.

College of Idaho jumped three spots from No. 5 to No. 2 between Week 1 and Week 2. The Coyotes, who earned three first-place votes, recently finished eighth at the Capital Cross Challenge.

Saint Mary (Kan.) is still ranked third in the nation and owns three first-place votes. The Spires won the NAIA/NCAA DIII/NJCAA Race at the Missouri Southern Stampede.

St. Francis (Ill.) held steady at No. 4, while The Masters (Calif.) jumped eight spots from No. 13 to No. 5 after finishing runner-up at its own invitational this past weekend.

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Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 2 - October 3rd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC
Matt Aguero (4th)
580
(15 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade
Austin Basterrechea (4th)
564
(3 fpv)
▲ 3
(LW: 5)
3 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC
Alstin Benton (7th)
558
(3 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Jeff Barker (8th)
537 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
GSAC
Zach Schroeder (12th)
510 ▲ 8
(LW: 13)
6 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade
Grier Gatlin (16th)
489 ▼ 4
(LW: 2)
7 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Michael McDowell (19th)
471 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC
Nate Wolf (5th)
456 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier
Mike Collins (23rd)
435 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads
Nick Johnson (2nd)
420 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South
Eric Putnam (15th)
402 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads
Quinn White (1st)
372 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
12 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC
Chris Layne (21st)
372 ▲ 4
(LW: 16)
14 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac
Chris Bray (7th)
353 ▼ 8
(LW: 6)
15 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads
John Foss (32nd)
343 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC
Nate Van Holten (14th)
287
(LW: RV)
17 goshen-ind GOSHEN (IND.)
Crossroads
Doug Yoder (15th)
260 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade
Ben Welch (28th)
253 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
AAC
Jason Lewkowicz (5th)
242 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
AMC
Tracy Jex (4th)
239 ▼ 5
(LW: 15)
21 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC
Mike Wojciakowski (22nd)
189 ▼ 3
(LW: 18)
22 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier
Michael McLean (5th)
184 ▼ 1
(LW: 21)
23 doane-neb DOANE (NEB.)
GPAC
Brad Jenny (18th)
169 ▲ 2
(LW: 25)
24 baker-kan BAKER (KAN.)
The Heart
Tim Byers (6th)
144
(LW: RV)
25 antelope-valley-calif ANTELOPE VALLEY (CALIF.)
Cal Pac
134 ▼ 2
(LW: 23)

Also Receiving Votes: Oregon Tech 125, Siena Heights (Mich.) 104, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 94, Menlo (Calif.) 64, UC Merced (Calif.) 31, Dakota State (S.D.) 18, SAGU (Texas) 15, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 15, Campbellsville (Ky.) 8, Benedictine (Kan.) 5

Dropped Out: No. 22 Siena Heights (Mich.), No. 24 Saint Xavier (Ill.)

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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
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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 10/22
Thu 10/31
Nov. 2-4, Nov. 8-9: Conference Champs
Week 5Mon 11/11
Nov. 22: NAIA Champs (Vancouver, Wash.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/9
Fri 11/22
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