2020 NJCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

NEW ORLEANSIowa Central CC remained No. 1 in the most recent NJCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – but this time, it’s unanimous.

The undefeated Tritons earned all seven first-place votes from the coaches as the season closes in on its final full month before the 2020 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on November 14 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

NJCAA Division I — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Iowa Central CC
Iowa Western CC
Southern Idaho
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
New Mexico JC
1
Iowa Central CC
2
Iowa Western CC
3
Southern Idaho
4
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
5
New Mexico JC
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Iowa Central CC is on a four-meet win streak, most recently romping to victory at the Briar Cliff Invitational this past weekend. The Tritons saw three athletes finish in the top-10 individually, led by Pur Biel as the runner-up and Kelvin Bungei in fourth place. That was more than enough to give Iowa Central CC the 24-57 victory over NAIA No. 12 Dordt (Iowa).

Iowa Western CC moved up one spot from the previous week to No. 2. The Reivers most recently finished third as a team at the Briar Cliff Invitational this past weekend. Yonas Mogos paced Iowa Western CC at the meet as he finished seventh individually.

College of Southern Idaho jumped three spots from No. 6 to No. 3 after some big efforts. Most recently, the Golden Eagles dominated the CSI Classic this past weekend as they outscored Westminster (Utah), 20-41. Jalen Anderson was CSI’s top-ranked finisher in 15th place.

Hutchinson (Kan.) CC fell two spots from No. 2 to No. 4 following a runner-up performance at the Red Devil Duals this past weekend. It was in Iola, Kansas, where Teagan Flanagan won the individual title, but the Blue Dragons couldn’t find the necessary depth to hold off Allen CC.

New Mexico JC remains at No. 5 for the second week in a row. As of September 24, “Due to health mandates placed upon the state of New Mexico during the COVID-19 protocol, NMJC is continuing to build a 2020 schedule. Once events are allowed to be placed upon the calendar, the information will be posted and updated.”

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 3: No. 6 Butler (Kan.) CC, No. 7 Cloud County (Kan.) CC, No. 8 Colby (Kan.) CC, No. 9 Vincennes, No. 10 Highland (Kan.) CC.

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

2020 Week #3 - October 7th

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC
Region XI
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC
Region XI
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO
Region XVIII
 ▲3
(LW: 6)
4hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
5new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC
Region V
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)
Region XII
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC
KJCCC/Region VI
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11hagerstown-md-ccHAGERSTOWN (MD.) CC
Region XX
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12louisburg-n-cLOUISBURG (N.C.)
Region X
 ▲4
(LW: 16)
13dodge-city-kan-ccDODGE CITY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC
Region XI
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15ranger-texasRANGER (TEXAS)
Region V
 NR
16western-texasWESTERN TEXAS
Region V
 ▼3
(LW: 13)
17fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼3
(LW: 14)
18jacksonville-texasJACKSONVILLE (TEXAS)
Region XIV
 ▼1
(LW: 17)
19spartanburg-methodist-s-cSPARTANBURG METHODIST (S.C.)
Region X
 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20colorado-mountainCOLORADO MOUNTAIN
Region IX
 ▼2
(LW: 18)
21southwestern-iowa-ccSOUTHWESTERN (IOWA) CC
Region XI
 ▼1
(LW: 20)
22garden-city-kan-ccGARDEN CITY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 NR

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I Cross Country

2020 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks National Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 9/9
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Wed 9/23
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Wed 10/7
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Wed 10/21
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Wed 11/4
FINAL ResultsSat 11/14
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