2019 NJCAA DI Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – The Cloud County (Kan.) CC men and Iowa Central CC women continued their season-long occupation of the No. 1 spots in the NJCAA Division I Cross Country National Polls after regionals weekend.

The rest of top-5 showed a little jostling for position in the season’s second-to-last poll, as next week’s unveiling will be the final installment before the 2019 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 9, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

NJCAA Division I — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Iowa Central CC
El Paso CC
Central Arizona
Southern Idaho
Iowa Western CC
1
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
2
Iowa Central CC
3
El Paso CC
4
Central Arizona
5
Southern Idaho
5
Iowa Western CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Cloud County (Kan.) CC continued its historical season, winning its first-ever Region VI championship with 35 points over a field containing seven teams in this week’s poll – four in the top-10. The T-Birds have a six-man team, and each runner finished in the top-15.

Iowa Central CC moved back up to No. 2 after winning Region XI with an impressive 23 points over five other nationally ranked teams. The Tritons were everywhere, placing all seven in the top-9, with two non-scorers following in 10th and 13th.

El Paso CC is No. 3 after winning Region V with 20 points on the strength of a 1-2-3-4 finish – three of those runners were in last year’s national top-10.

Defending national champion Central Arizona remains at No. 4 after winning Region I with 22 points as their top-3 led the field.

Tieing for No. 5 are Southern Idaho, which did not have a regional, and Iowa Western CC, runner-up in Region XI.

NJCAA Division I — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Iowa Central CC
Central Arizona
South Plains (Texas)
Southern Idaho
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.)
1
Iowa Central CC
2
Central Arizona
3
South Plains (Texas)
4
Southern Idaho
4
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Iowa Central CC may have put together its best race of the season in winning Region XI with 20 points as all seven runners finished in the top-10. The Tritons, who are aiming for a three-peat at nationals, were led by Winrose Chesang, who won by 11 seconds over Faith Chepengat of Iowa Western CC in a battle of national stars.

Making the biggest move this week was Central Arizona, up four spots to No. 2. That’s the highest the Vaqueras – who won Region I with 24 points – have rated since finishing the 2017 season as national runner-up.

South Plains (Texas) moved up a place to No. 3 after winning the competitive Region V with 35 points over two other teams in the national top-8.

Southern Idaho and Monroe (N.Y.) round out the top-5 by tieing for No. 4. Southern Idaho did not have a regional, while Monroe won Region XV with 20 points to reach its highest-ever position in the national poll.

NJCAA Division I
Men's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week #4 - October 30th

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC
Region VI (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC
Region XI (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3el-paso-ccEL PASO CC
Region V (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4central-arizonaCENTRAL ARIZONA
Region I (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO
Region XVIII
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
5iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC
Region XI (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
7hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC
Region VI (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8trinidad-state-colo-jcTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.) JC
Region IX (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9allen-kan-ccALLEN (KAN.) CC
Region VI (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC
Region VI (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11lansing-mich-ccLANSING (MICH.) CC
Region VII
 ▲2
(LW: 13)
12north-iowa-area-ccNORTH IOWA AREA CC
Region XI (3)
 ▲5
(LW: 17)
13mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC
Region I (2)
 ▲4
(LW: 17)
14ranger-texasRANGER (TEXAS)
Region V (2)
 ▼2
(LW: 12)
15new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC
Region V (3)
 ▼5
(LW: 10)
16paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC
Region I (3)
 ▼2
(LW: 14)
17vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)
Region XII (1)
 ▼2
(LW: 15)
18hawkeye-iowa-ccHAWKEYE (IOWA) CC
Region XI (4)
 ▲4
(LW: 22)
19monroe-new-rochelle-n-yMONROE-NEW ROCHELLE (N.Y.)
Region XV
 ▼3
(LW: 16)
20indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC
Region XI (5)
 NR
21western-texasWESTERN TEXAS
Region V (4)
 NR
21fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC
Region VI (5)
 NR
21cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)
Region VI (7)
 ▲1
(LW: 22)
24southwestern-iowa-ccSOUTHWESTERN (IOWA) CC
Region XI (6)
 NR
24highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC
Region VI (9)
 ▼5
(LW: 19)
NJCAA Division I
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week #4 - October 30th

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC
Region XI (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2central-arizonaCENTRAL ARIZONA
Region I (1)
 ▲4
(LW: 6)
3south-plains-texasSOUTH PLAINS (TEXAS)
Region V (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO
Region XVIII
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
4monroe-new-rochelle-n-yMONROE-NEW ROCHELLE (N.Y.)
Region XV
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
6cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)
Region VI (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC
Region V (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8el-paso-ccEL PASO CC
Region V (3)
 ▼5
(LW: 3)
9mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC
Region I (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC
Region XI (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11cuyahoga-ohio-ccCUYAHOGA (OHIO) CC
Region VII
 ▲6
(LW: 17)
12lansing-mich-ccLANSING (MICH.) CC
Region VII
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC
Region I (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14north-iowa-area-ccNORTH IOWA AREA CC
Region XI (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC
Region VI (2)
 ▼2
(LW: 13)
16muskegon-mich-ccMUSKEGON (MICH.) CC
Region VII
 ▲2
(LW: 18)
17pasco-hernando-flaPASCO-HERNANDO (FLA.)
Region VIII
 ▲2
(LW: 19)
18hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC
Region VI (4)
 ▼3
(LW: 15)
19ranger-texasRANGER (TEXAS)
Region V (4)
 ▼3
(LW: 16)
20grand-rapids-mich-ccGRAND RAPIDS (MICH.) CC
Region XII
 ▲3
(LW: 23)
21central-wyomingCENTRAL WYOMING
Region IX (1)
 NR
22colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC
Region VI (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 21)
23vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)
Region XII (1)
 NR
23jackson-michJACKSON (MICH.)
Region XII
 NR
25daytona-stateDAYTONA STATE
Region VIII
 ▼3
(LW: 22)

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks National Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 9/18
Week 2Wed 10/2
Week 3Wed 10/16
Week 4Wed 10/30
Week 5Wed 11/6Nov. 9: NJCAA DI National Champs (Albuquerque, N.M.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/9
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