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

NEW ORLEANS – Through three editions of the NJCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, Iowa Central CC has done nothing to hurt its chances of taking home another national title in the voters’ eyes. Instead, the Tritons have strengthened.

Iowa Central CC is the unanimous favorite to win the team crown come November 14 at the 2020 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

NJCAA Division I — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Iowa Central CC
Colby (Kan.) CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
New Mexico JC
Iowa Western CC
1
Iowa Central CC
2
Colby (Kan.) CC
3
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
3
New Mexico JC
5
Iowa Western CC
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While the Tritons might have struggled a little bit this past weekend at the Briar Cliff Invitational, finishing fifth against a host of NAIA programs, they were clearly the best JUCO team in the field. Eleonora Curtabbi once again led Iowa Central as she finished runner-up individually with Kate Miron also taking up residence in the top-25.

Colby (Kan.) CC remains No. 2 for the second week in a row. The Trojans last competed at the Muthama-Rogers Invitational.

A third-place tie awaits the next two programs: Cloud County (Kan.) CC and New Mexico JC. The Kansas-based T-Birds last competed at the Cottonwood Challenge two weeks ago and will run again this weekend at the Bethel College Invitational. According to the website of the New Mexico-based T-Birds, “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.”

Iowa Western CC jumped two spots from No. 7 to No. 5 in Week 3. The Reivers finished as the second best JUCO team at the Briar Cliff Invitational this past weekend, using an individual title from Faith Linga to help them achieve that status.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams: No. 6 College of Southern Idaho, No. 7 Dodge City (Kan.) CC, No. 8 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC, No. 9 Ranger College and No. 10 Vincennes.

NJCAA Division I
Women'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)
2colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
3new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC
Region V
 ▲2
(LW: 5)
5iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC
Region XI
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO
Region XVIII
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7dodge-city-kan-ccDODGE CITY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9ranger-texasRANGER (TEXAS)
Region V
 NR
10vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)
Region XII
 ▲1
(LW: 11)
11butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼2
(LW: 9)
12jacksonville-texasJACKSONVILLE (TEXAS)
Region XIV
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13western-texasWESTERN TEXAS
Region V
 ▼3
(LW: 10)
14fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 NR
15barton-kan-ccBARTON (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼2
(LW: 13)
16central-wyomingCENTRAL WYOMING
Region IX
 ▼2
(LW: 14)
17spartanburg-methodist-s-cSPARTANBURG METHODIST (S.C.)
Region X
 ▼1
(LW: 16)
18coffeyville-kan-ccCOFFEYVILLE (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼3
(LW: 15)
19scott-iowa-ccSCOTT (IOWA) CC
Region XI
 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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