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

NEW ORLEANS – Welcome to the top, Allen (Kan.) CC!

A big win by the Red Devils this past weekend shot them to the No. 1 spot in the most recent NJCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll.

NJCAA Division II — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Allen (Kan.) CC
Cowley (Kan.)
North Iowa Area CC
Daytona State (Fla.)
Wallace State (Ala.) CC
1
Allen (Kan.) CC
2
Cowley (Kan.)
3
North Iowa Area CC
4
Daytona State (Fla.)
5
Wallace State (Ala.) CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Allen (Kan.) CC ran incredibly well on its home course, putting its entire scoring lineup inside the top-10. With the Red Devils putting up 32 points, they easily handled business against a pair of top-5 ranked teams from NJCAA Division I – Butler (Kan.) CC and Hutchinson (Kan.) CC.

Former No. 1 Cowley (Kan.) CC fell one spot to No. 2, but to no fault of its own. The Tigers have looked strong in their only effort this season, a runner-up finish at the Terry Masterson Twilight Classic to begin the season on September 4.

North Iowa Area CC held steady at No. 3 for the second week in a row. The Trojans last competed at the Southwestern Spartan Classic, which they won. NIACC is schedule to compete again this weekend at its own Trent Smith Invitational on Friday.

Daytona State (Fla.) jumped three spots from No. 7 to No. 4 in Week 3. The Falcons posted a big effort at the Florida State Invitational this past weekend, finishing fifth in the open race packed with four-year programs and took down an NCAA Division I team in the process.

Wallace State (Ala.) didn’t move from No. 5 between Week 2 and Week 3. The Lions recently won the Topper Trails Classic this past weekend thanks to putting three runners in the top-5.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams: No. 6 Heartland (Ill.) CC, No. 7 Hawkeye (Iowa) CC, No. 8 Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC, No. 9 Lake Sumter (Fla.) State and No. 9 Metropolitan (Mo.) CC.

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

2020 Week #3 - October 7th

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1allen-kan-ccALLEN (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)
Region VI
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3north-iowa-area-ccNORTH IOWA AREA CC
Region XI
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4daytona-state-flaDAYTONA STATE (FLA.)
Region VIII
 ▲3
(LW: 7)
5wallace-state-ala-ccWALLACE STATE (ALA.) CC
Region XXII
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6heartland-ill-ccHEARTLAND (ILL.) CC
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7hawkeye-iowa-ccHAWKEYE (IOWA) CC
Region XI
 ▼3
(LW: 4)
8grand-rapids-mich-ccGRAND RAPIDS (MICH.) CC
Region XII
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9lake-sumter-state-flaLAKE-SUMTER STATE (FLA.)
Region VIII
 ▲2
(LW: 11)
9metropolitan-mo-ccMETROPOLITAN (MO.) CC
Region XVII
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
11ua-rich-mountain-arkUA RICH MOUNTAIN (ARK.)
Region II
 NR
12marion-military-institute-alaMARION MILITARY INSTITUTE (ALA.)
Region XXII
 ▼3
(LW: 9)
13jackson-michJACKSON (MICH.)
Region XII
 ▲4
(LW: 17)
14bryant-stratton-wisBRYANT & STRATTON (WIS.)
Region IV
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15macomb-mich-ccMACOMB (MICH.) CC
Region XII
 ▲4
(LW: 19)
16moraine-valley-ill-ccMORAINE VALLEY (ILL.) CC
Region IV
 ▼4
(LW: 12)
17st-clair-county-mich-ccST. CLAIR COUNTY (MICH.) CC
Region XII
 ▲1
(LW: 18)
18tallahassee-fla-ccTALLAHASSEE (FLA.) CC
Region VIII
 NR
19danville-area-ill-ccDANVILLE AREA (ILL.) CC
Region XXIV
 ▼3
(LW: 16)
20florida-state-jacksonvilleFLORIDA STATE-JACKSONVILLE
Region VIII
 ▼7
(LW: 13)
21mott-mich-ccMOTT (MICH.) CC
Region XII
 ▲2
(LW: 23)
21redlands-okla-ccREDLANDS (OKLA.) CC
(none selected)
 NR
21alpena-mich-ccALPENA (MICH.) CC
Region XII
 ▲3
(LW: 24)

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II Cross Country

2020 Rankings & Polls Calendar
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Week 5Wed 11/4
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