2019 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4

Oklahoma City unanimously headlines the newest NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll that was released on Thursday morning by the NAIA National Office.

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This Week's National Top Five
Oklahoma City
College of Idaho
Saint Mary (Kan.)
Taylor (Ind.)
Southern Oregon
1
Oklahoma City
2
College of Idaho
3
Saint Mary (Kan.)
4
Taylor (Ind.)
5
Southern Oregon
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This past weekend the Stars showed their might with a dominant victory at the NAIA Mid-States Classic. OCU went 2-3-4-7-10 for 26 points and a 66-point win over No. 15 Doane (Neb.) and a host of other ranked teams.

College of Idaho and Saint Mary (Kan.) remained No. 2 and No. 3 for yet another week. The Yotes cruised to the team title at the William Jessup Warrior Invitational, while the Spires made quick work of some tough competition at the NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede.

Taylor (Ind.) jumped five spots after winning the team title at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge, which was quite possibly the largest NAIA-only meet of the season. The Trojans edged Indiana Wesleyan by just two points in a race that went back and forth throughout the 8K distance.

Southern Oregon soared three spots from No. 8 to No. 5 following a runner-up finish at the William Jessup Warrior Invitational. The Raiders packed up well, going 9-10-11-14-23 for 67 points at the meet.

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Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 4 - October 31st

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (4th)
591
(21 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Austin Basterrechea (4th)
570 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Alstin Benton (7th)
547 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (2)
Quinn White (1st)
526 ▲ 5
(LW: 9)
5 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (16th)
513 ▲ 3
(LW: 8)
6 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (1)
John Foss (32nd)
500 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (23rd)
465 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (15th)
457 ▲ 3
(LW: 11)
9 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Zach Schroeder (12th)
452 ▼ 5
(LW: 4)
10 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (3)
Nick Johnson (2nd)
415 ▲ 2
(LW: 12)
11 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Michael McDowell (19th)
388 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 baker-kan BAKER (KAN.)
The Heart (1)
Tim Byers (6th)
354 ▲ 10
(LW: 22)
13 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (8th)
350 ▼ 8
(LW: 5)
14 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (7th)
349 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (1)
Chris Layne (21st)
318 ▼ 2
(LW: 13)
16 doane-neb DOANE (NEB.)
GPAC (2)
Brad Jenny (18th)
292 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (3)
Jack Kegg (9th)
289
(LW: RV)
18 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier (2)
Mike McLean (5th)
272 ▲ 2
(LW: 20)
19 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (5th)
223 ▼ 3
(LW: 16)
20 montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
AAC (2)
Jason Lewkowicz (5th)
195 ▼ 2
(LW: 18)
21 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
SAC (2)
Brian Whitlock (16th)
193 NR
22 william-woods-mo WILLIAM WOODS (MO.)
AMC (1)
Dan Schwab (2nd)
191
(LW: RV)
23 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade (4)
Ben Welch (28th)
183 ▼ 4
(LW: 19)
24 antelope-valley-calif ANTELOPE VALLEY (CALIF.)
Cal Pac (2)
160 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 saint-xavier-ill SAINT XAVIER (ILL.)
Chicagoland (3)
Kyle Rago (6th)
152
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Goshen (Ind.) 146, Westmont (Calif.) 112, Columbia (Mo.) 65, Menlo (Calif.) 56, William Carey (Miss.) 38, Siena Heights (Mich.) 33, Missouri Valley 26, Michigan-Dearborn 13, UC Merced (Calif.) 11, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 3

Dropped Out: No. 17 Goshen (Ind.), No. 21 Cornerstone (Mich.), No. 23 Michigan-Dearborn, No. 25 William Carey (Miss.)

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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 10/29
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Thu 10/31
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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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