2019 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

Oklahoma City enters the 2019 NAIA Cross Country Championships as the top-ranked team in the nation, a spot it has grown rather familiar with over the years.

NAIA — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Oklahoma City
College of Idaho
Saint Mary (Kan.)
Indiana Wesleyan
Southern Oregon
1
Oklahoma City
2
College of Idaho
3
Saint Mary (Kan.)
4
Indiana Wesleyan
5
Southern Oregon
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

The most recent NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll was released on Monday afternoon by the NAIA National Office.

This is the 16th week in a row that the Stars have headlined national index. They proved their strength throughout the season, but especially this past weekend at the Sooner Athletic Conference Championships, where they won by 44 points and put six runners in the top-12.

College of Idaho sits No. 2 entering the national championship meet after winning the team title at the Cascade Collegiate Championships. The Yotes fought off a tough challenge from Southern Oregon as they scored 43 points to the Raiders’ 59.

Saint Mary (Kan.) holds down the No. 3 spot. The Spires recently captured the team title at the KCAC Championships as they just missed out on a perfect score. Saint Mary went 1-2-3-4-6 for 16 points (Don’t worry, though: The Spires added runners 7-8 for good measure).

Indiana Wesleyan and Southern Oregon round out the top-5 at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. The Wildcats climbed two spots from the previous poll thanks to a victory at the Crossroads League Championships this past weekend where they toppled former No. 4 Taylor.

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Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 5 - November 11th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (4th)
560
(20 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Austin Basterrechea (4th)
541 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Alstin Benton (7th)
517 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (1)
John Foss (32nd)
505 ▲ 2
(LW: 6)
5 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (16th)
491 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (2)
Quinn White (1st)
473 ▼ 2
(LW: 4)
7 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (23rd)
448 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (15th)
427 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Zach Schroeder (12th)
405 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (3)
Nick Johnson (2nd)
390 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (8th)
387 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Michael McDowell (19th)
351 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (7th)
346 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 baker-kan BAKER (KAN.)
The Heart (1)
Tim Byers (6th)
335 ▼ 2
(LW: 12)
15 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (1)
Chris Layne (21st)
306 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (5th)
285 ▲ 3
(LW: 19)
17 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (3)
Jack Kegg (9th)
273 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 doane-neb DOANE (NEB.)
GPAC (2)
Brad Jenny (18th)
248 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier (2)
Mike McLean (5th)
231 ▼ 1
(LW: 18)
20 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
SAC (2)
Brian Whitlock (16th)
178 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
21 antelope-valley-calif ANTELOPE VALLEY (CALIF.)
Cal Pac (2)
169 ▲ 3
(LW: 24)
22 montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
AAC (2)
Jason Lewkowicz (5th)
156 ▼ 2
(LW: 20)
23 saint-xavier-ill SAINT XAVIER (ILL.)
Chicagoland (3)
Kyle Rago (6th)
150 ▲ 2
(LW: 25)
23 william-woods-mo WILLIAM WOODS (MO.)
AMC (1)
Dan Schwab (2nd)
150 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
25 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade (4)
Ben Welch (28th)
147 ▼ 2
(LW: 23)

Also Receiving Votes: Goshen (Ind.) 138, Columbia (Mo.) 121, Cornerstone (Mich.) 84, Hope International (Calif.) 27, UC Merced (Calif.) 20, Aquinas (Mich.) 19, Evangel (Mo.) 16, Menlo (Calif.) 10, Loyola (La.) 6, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 5, William Carey (Miss.) 3

Dropped Out: (none)

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2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Conference PollsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/27
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Week 1Tue 9/17
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 10/1
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 10/14
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/29
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 2-4, Nov. 8-9: Conference Champs
Week 5Mon 11/11
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 11/11
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 22: NAIA Champs (Vancouver, Wash.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/9
MEN | WOMEN
Fri 11/22
MEN | WOMEN
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