2019 NJCAA DIII Cross Country National Coaches’ Ranking – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Don’t look now, but the 2019 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships are just three weeks away!

The best athletes from the best teams will compete for national glory at Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday, November 2.

Needless to say, certain teams are really picking up the pace as the postseason nears.

NJCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Mineral Area (Mo.)
Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC
Harper (Ill.)
Bergen (N.J.) CC
Joliet (Ill.) JC
1
Mineral Area (Mo.)
2
Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC
3
Harper (Ill.)
4
Bergen (N.J.) CC
5
Joliet (Ill.) JC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Mineral Area College (Mo.) remains No. 1 after a strong effort at the Illinois College Invitational this past weekend. The Cardinals finished runner-up to Truman at the meet and their runners averaged 28:19 over the 8K distance.

Suffolk (N.Y.) CC jumped two spots to No. 2 thanks to what it did at the James Early Invitational this past weekend. The Sharks, led by National Athlete of the Week Luis Antonio Fernandez, finished 15th out of 28 teams and their runners averaged 28:55 for the 8K distance.

Harper College dropped one spot from No. 2 to No. 3, not due to a lack of effort. The Hawks placed fifth as a team at the Benedictine University Eagle Invitational this past weekend and their runners averaged 29:12 for the 8K distance with two in the top-15 individually.

Bergen (N.J.) CC and Joilet (Ill.) come in at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

NJCAA Division III — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC
Harper (Ill.)
Oxford (Ga.)
FIT (N.Y.)
Camden County (N.J.)
1
Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC
2
Harper (Ill.)
3
Oxford (Ga.)
4
FIT (N.Y.)
5
Camden County (N.J.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Suffolk (N.Y.) CC holds down the No. 1 spot for yet another week after a strong performance at the James Early Invitational. The Sharks, led by National Athlete of the Week Alexandra Smith, finished 13th out of 30 teams this past weekend and their runners averaged 20:26 over the 5K distance.

Harper College is still ranked second behind Suffolk (N.Y.) CC, but behind them is Oxford College and Fashion Institute of Technology. Neither the Hawks nor the Eagles have competed since the last rankings, but the Tigers stood out at the Golden Eagles Invitational this past weekend. FIT placed ninth out of 19 teams and its runners averaged 22:40 over the 5K distance at Bethpage State Park.

Camden County (N.J.) dropped two spots and rounds out the top-5 this week.

NJCAA Division III
Men's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Ranking

2019 Week #3 - October 16th

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1mineral-area-moMINERAL AREA (MO.)
Region XVI (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2suffolk-county-n-y-ccSUFFOLK COUNTY (N.Y.) CC
(none selected)
 ▲2
(LW: 4)
3harper-illHARPER (ILL.)
Region IV
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4bergen-n-j-ccBERGEN (N.J.) CC
(none selected)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5joliet-ill-jcJOLIET (ILL.) JC
Region IV
 NR
6st-charles-mo-ccST. CHARLES (MO.) CC
Region XVI (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7hudson-valley-n-y-ccHUDSON VALLEY (N.Y.) CC
Region III
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8lorain-county-ohio-ccLORAIN COUNTY (OHIO) CC
Region XII
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9ocean-county-n-jOCEAN COUNTY (N.J.)
Region XIX
 NR
10camden-county-n-jCAMDEN COUNTY (N.J.)
Region XIX
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
NJCAA Division III
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Ranking

2019 Week #3 - October 16th

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1suffolk-county-n-y-ccSUFFOLK COUNTY (N.Y.) CC
(none selected)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2harper-illHARPER (ILL.)
Region IV
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3oxford-gaOXFORD (GA.)
Region XVII
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4fit-n-yFIT (N.Y.)
(none selected)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5camden-county-n-jCAMDEN COUNTY (N.J.)
Region XIX
 ▼2
(LW: 3)
6lorain-county-ohio-ccLORAIN COUNTY (OHIO) CC
Region XII
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7hudson-valley-n-y-ccHUDSON VALLEY (N.Y.) CC
Region III
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8georgia-militaryGEORGIA MILITARY
Region XVII (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9westmoreland-county-pa-ccWESTMORELAND COUNTY (PA.) CC
Region XX
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10corning-n-y-ccCORNING (N.Y.) CC
Region III
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division III Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks National Coaches' Ranking KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 9/18
Week 2Wed 10/2
Week 3Wed 10/16
Week 4Wed 10/30Nov. 2: NJCAA DIII National Champs (Westfield, Mass.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/2
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