2019 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championships Weekend breathed new life into the NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll in Week 6.

SEE MORE: NCAA Division I Conference Championships Weekend Recap

While 41 different programs received votes in the most recent national index that was released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), only 30 could end up ranked as the season continues to trek deeper into the postseason.

NCAA Division I — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Northern Arizona
BYU
Colorado
Stanford
Iowa State
1
Northern Arizona
2
BYU
3
Colorado
4
Stanford
5
Iowa State
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

You won’t find any new teams in the top-5 as No. 1 Northern Arizona, No. 2 BYU, No. 3 Colorado, No. 4 Stanford and No. 5 Iowa State remain entrenched among the nation’s elite.

This is the 28th consecutive week that the Lumberjacks have been ranked No. 1 in the National Coaches’ Poll, tying a modern-era NCAA poll record set by North Central (Ill.) in the NCAA Division III Men’s National Coaches’ Poll last week. NAU showcased its depth at the Big Sky Championships this past weekend when it unveiled a new lineup and won handily.

Three of the other four teams in the top-5 posted big wins this past weekend at their respective conference championships: The Cougars scored just 18 points in their dismantling of the West Coast Conference; the Buffaloes used a 21-second spread to capture its first conference title in the Pac-12 since 2016; and the Cyclones continued their dominance of the Big 12 as of late.

Sitting right outside the top-5 is Oregon, which climbed 10 spots from Week 5 based on its runner-up effort at the Pac-12 Championships. The Ducks, who beat former-No. 3, now-No. 4 Stanford at the meet, put four runners in the top-15 led by individual runner-up Cooper Teare.

Wisconsin jumped around into the top-10 again at No. 9. The Badgers won their 50th conference title in men’s cross country this past weekend as they followed Oliver Hoare’s lead in Columbus, Ohio. Hoare earned the individual crown and Wisconsin scored 56 total points.

No. 18 Syracuse showed it still had some fight and won its fifth team title in the past six years at the ACC Championships. The Orange juiced the top-20 with six athletes – none finished better than ninth – as it won by five points over Notre Dame.

Eleven of the next 12 spots in the National Coaches’ Poll are filled with teams that either improved their rank or found their way back into the good graces of the voting coaches: Notre Dame went from No. 20 to No. 19, Utah State went from No. 22 to No. 20, Virginia went from No. 23 to No. 21, Virginia Tech went from No. 26 to No. 22, Oklahoma State went from No. 27 to No. 23, while No. 24 Villanova, No. 25 Colorado State, No. 26 Eastern Kentucky, No. 28 Alabama and No. 30 Georgetown all join the poll once again.

Here are the teams that comprise the Land of Receiving Votes: Furman, Gonzaga, Wyoming, Southern Utah, Penn, Air Force, Stony Brook, Arkansas, Weber State, Florida State and Temple.

The next National Coaches’ Poll will be released on Monday, November 18 following the conclusion of Regional Championships Weekend.

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

2019 Week 6 - November 5th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (1)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (3rd)
329
(10 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 byu BYU
Mountain Region (2)
WCC (1)
Ed Eyestone (20th)
317 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (3)
Pac-12 (1)
Mark Wetmore (25th)
307 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 stanford STANFORD
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (3)
J.J. Clark (1st)
288
(1 fpv)
▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12 (1)
Martin Smith (7th)
284 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 oregon OREGON
West Region (2)
Pac-12 (2)
Robert Johnson (8th)
264 ▲ 10
(LW: 16)
7 tulsa TULSA
Midwest Region (2)
American (1)
Steve Gulley (18th)
259 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 iona IONA
Northeast Region (1)
Metro Atlantic (1)
Joe Pienta (2nd)
255 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Mick Byrne (7th)
227 ▲ 5
(LW: 14)
10 ucla UCLA
West Region (3)
Pac-12 (4)
Avery Anderson (3rd)
222 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 portland PORTLAND
West Region (4)
WCC (2)
Rob Conner (30th)
216 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
11 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (1)
SEC (1)
Ryan Vanhoy (7th)
216 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
13 indiana INDIANA
Great Lakes Region (2)
Big Ten (2)
Ron Helmer (13th)
190 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (5)
Pac-12 (5)
Andy Powell (2nd)
185 ▼ 7
(LW: 7)
15 middle-tennessee MIDDLE TENNESSEE
South Region (2)
Conference USA (1)
Keith Vroman (2nd)
177 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (3)
Kevin Sullivan (6th)
162 ▲ 1
(LW: 17)
17 purdue PURDUE
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten (4)
Norbert Elliott (2nd)
159 ▼ 8
(LW: 9)
18 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (2)
ACC (1)
Brien Bell (2nd)
151 ▲ 10
(LW: 28)
19 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (5)
ACC (2)
Sean Carlson (1st)
124 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 utah-state UTAH STATE
Mountain Region (4)
Mountain West (1)
Artie Gulden (3rd)
119 ▲ 2
(LW: 22)
21 virginia VIRGINIA
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (4)
Vin Lananna (1st)
99 ▲ 2
(LW: 23)
22 virginia-tech VIRGINIA TECH
Southeast Region (2)
ACC (3)
Eric Johannigmeier (2nd)
93 ▲ 4
(LW: 26)
23 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (3)
Big 12 (2)
Dave Smith (14th)
85 ▲ 4
(LW: 27)
24 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East (1)
Marcus O'Sullivan (20th)
61
(LW: RV)
25 colorado-state COLORADO STATE
Mountain Region (5)
Mountain West (2)
Art Siemers (8th)
38 NR
26 eastern-kentucky EASTERN KENTUCKY
Southeast Region (3)
OVC (1)
Cory Erdmann (2nd)
36
(LW: RV)
27 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (6)
Mountain West (4)
Corey Ihmels (7th)
34 ▼ 9
(LW: 18)
28 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (3)
SEC (2)
Dan Waters (9th)
32
(LW: RV)
29 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (1)
Big 12 (3)
Pete Watson (2nd)
28 ▲ 1
(LW: 30)
30 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big East (2)
Brandon Bonsey (4th)
26
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Furman 24, Gonzaga 21, Wyoming 20, Southern Utah 17, Penn 10, Air Force 9, Stony Brook 9, Arkansas 8, Weber State 6, Florida State 5, Temple 3

Dropped Out: No. 19 Southern Utah, No. 21 Florida State, No. 23 NC State, No. 25 Princeton, No. 29 Gonzaga

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/26
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Tue 8/27
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Aug. 30: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/17
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Sep. 13: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Mon 9/23
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Tue 9/24
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Week 3Mon 9/30
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Tue 10/1
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Week 4Mon 10/7
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Tue 10/8
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Oct. 19: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/21
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Tue 10/22
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Oct. 31-Nov. 3: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 11/4
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Tue 11/5
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Nov. 15: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/18
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Terre Haute, Ind.)
FINAL ResultsFri 11/15
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/23
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