2020 NJCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – The biggest weekend of the regular season didn’t shake up the top-5 of the NJCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll too much – but it led to some serious changes to the rest of the most recent index released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The top-4 teams from Week 3 remained the same – No. 1 Iowa Central CC, No. 2 Iowa Western CC, No. 3 College of Southern Idaho and No. 4 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC – but Cloud County (Kan.) CC soared into the top-5 behind those stalwarts.

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

There were some colossal matchups at the Indian Hills Invitational this past weekend, where four ranked teams did battle: No. 1 Iowa Central CC, No. 2 Iowa Western CC, No. 10 Highland (Kan.) CC and No. 14 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC. While the second-ranked Reivers picked up an 11-point win over the top-ranked Tritons, the rankings remain unchanged because the latter didn’t run two of its star athletes. Further down in the standings, the host Warriors finished a strong fifth and jumped seven spots from No. 14 to No. 7 this week.

Hutchinson (Kan.) CC and Cloud County (Kan.) CC met up at the UNK Invitational this past weekend to much fanfare – and for good reason. It turned out to be an incredible duel, both on the individual level and team level. Two-time National Athlete of the Week Habtamu Geta of Cloud County CC won a close race against another former National Athlete of the Week Teagan Flanagan of Hutchinson CC. Then in the team standings, the Blue Dragons edged the T-Birds by six points (62-68) to end up as the top-finishing JUCO program in the field.

Both Ranger (Texas) College and Louisburg (N.C.) College jumped into the top-10 for the first time this season at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively. The Rangers made it look easy at the William Graham Ranger College Invitational this past weekend, putting nine runners in the top-25, while the Hurricanes won the Biscuit Collegiate Invitational with 26 points.

Trinidad State (Colo.) JC joined the poll for the first time this season in a big way. The Trojans, who most recently placed third as a team at the West Texas A&M Buffalo Stampede behind three runners in the top-15, are ranked right outside the top-10 at No. 11.

Remember: The 2020 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday, November 14 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

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

2020 Week #4 - October 21st

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

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I Cross Country

2020 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks National Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
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Week 4Wed 10/21
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Week 5Wed 11/4
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FINAL ResultsSat 11/14
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