2021 NCAA DII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – Leave it to Conference Championships Weekend to shake things up!

Here is the Week 6 edition of the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday. A total of 21 teams have a new place on the leaderboard and three new teams are making a top-30 appearance.

There will be no National Coaches’ Poll released next week as teams gear up for Regional Championships Saturday on November 6. The Pre-Championships edition of the National Coaches’ Poll will be released on Wednesday, November 10.

NCAA Division II — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
Colo. School of Mines
Adams State
Augustana (S.D.)
Wingate
1
Grand Valley State
2
Colo. School of Mines
3
Adams State
4
Augustana (S.D.)
5
Wingate
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

After four consecutive weeks, there is no longer a tie for the top spot.

Grand Valley State is the lone No. 1 in Week 6. The Lakers, who received seven first-place votes, made it look easy at the GLIAC Championships with 25 points to capture their 19th straight conference title. The Lakers’ top-5 runners went 1-2-6-7-9 as Isaac Harding won the individual crown.

Colorado School of Mines received one first-place vote and come in at No. 2. The Orediggers were impressive in winning the program’s third straight RMAC title over No. 3 Adams State, 28-47. Dillon Powell led the team with an individual title and all five runners finished in the top-30.

Augustana (S.D.) remained at No. 4 and for good reason. The Vikings became the first team since 1999 to win the NSIC title with a perfect score, and brought home the program’s 11th crown in the last 12 years. Austin Miller led the Vikings’ scoring contingent as he won the individual crown by more than 12 seconds.

Wingate continues to have a record breaking season, this time soaring to their first top-5 appearance in school history. The Bulldogs jumped four spots to No. 5 after capturing the South Atlantic Conference title, taking down former No. 18 (now No. 21) Queens (N.C.) 24-60. Felix Nadeborn paced the team with his runner-up finish and led all scorers to top-9 finishes.

No. 9 Alabama-Huntsville improved their billing by two spots to climb back into the top-10. The Chargers captured their third-straight Gulf South Conference title and beat former No. 8 (now No. 10) Lee (Tenn.) by 10 points. The Chargers were able to overcome the Flames’ 1-2 punch and placed all five runners in the top-10.

No. 11 Lewis (up five from No. 16), No. 20 Fresno Pacific (up seven from No. 27) and No. 23 Augusta (up five from No. 28) each moved multiple spots in Week 6 thanks to favorable results over Conference Championships Weekend: the Flyers successfully defended their GLVC title with 42 points; the Sun Birds swept the top-3 individual finishes en route to winning the PacWest Championships; the Jags scored 15 points to win the Peach Belt Conference Championships and put up the conference’s first perfect score in 27 years.

Three teams moved from the Land of Receiving Votes: No. 14 Illinois-Springfield placed second at the GLVC Championships; No. 25 Michigan Tech earned runner-up honors at the GLIAC Championships; No. 27 West Texas A&M rolled to the Lone Star Conference title to win by 101 points.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 20, as the 2021 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships will take place at Abbey Golf Course in Tampa, Florida!

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

2021 Week 6 - October 27th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (23rd)
239
(7 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 colo-school-of-mines COLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (1)
Chris Siemers (10th)
233
(1 fpv)
▼ 1
(LW: 1)
3 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (2)
Damon Martin (27th)
224 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (1)
NSIC (1)
Tracy Hellman (21st)
213 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 wingate WINGATE
Southeast Region (1)
SAC (1)
Pol Domenech (2nd)
205 ▲ 4
(LW: 9)
6 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (2)
MIAA (1)
Ben Barrows (1st)
196 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Gary Towne (26th)
193 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 colorado-christian COLORADO CHRISTIAN
South Central Region (3)
RMAC (7)
Jon Poag (8th)
188 ▼ 3
(LW: 5)
9 alabama-huntsville ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
South Region (1)
GSC (1)
David Cain (24th)
173 ▲ 2
(LW: 11)
10 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (2)
GSC (2)
Caleb Morgan (8th)
166 ▼ 2
(LW: 8)
11 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (2)
GLVC (1)
James Kearney (8th)
154 ▲ 5
(LW: 16)
12 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (4)
RMAC (3)
Mark Misch (15th)
152 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 charleston-w-va CHARLESTON (W.VA.)
Atlantic Region (1)
Mountain East (1)
Nick Bias (8th)
143 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 illinois-springfield ILLINOIS-SPRINGFIELD
Midwest Region (3)
GLVC (2)
Tyler Pence (1st)
131
(LW: RV)
15 southern-indiana SOUTHERN INDIANA
Midwest Region (4)
GLVC (3)
Mike Hillyard (24th)
128 ▼ 3
(LW: 12)
16 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (5)
RMAC (4)
Jennifer Michel (15th)
126 ▼ 6
(LW: 10)
17 missouri-southern MISSOURI SOUTHERN
Central Region (3)
MIAA (2)
Jamie Burnham (6th)
112 ▼ 2
(LW: 15)
18 mississippi-college MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
South Region (3)
GSC (3)
Matthew Reneker (2nd)
98 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 american-international AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL
East Region (1)
Northeast-10 (1)
Logan Sharpe (1st)
93 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 fresno-pacific FRESNO PACIFIC
West Region (2)
PacWest (1)
Ray Winter (8th)
88 ▲ 7
(LW: 27)
21 queens-n-c QUEENS (N.C.)
Southeast Region (2)
SAC (2)
Tom Scott (4th)
80 ▼ 3
(LW: 18)
22 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (5)
G-MAC (1)
Rob Mizicko (10th)
71 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
23 augusta AUGUSTA
Southeast Region (3)
PBC (1)
Adam Ward (11th)
56 ▲ 5
(LW: 28)
24 simon-fraser SIMON FRASER
West Region (3)
GNAC (1)
Brit Townsend (22nd)
55 ▼ 2
(LW: 22)
25 michigan-tech MICHIGAN TECH
Midwest Region (6)
GLIAC (2)
Kristina Owen (2nd)
41
(LW: RV)
26 embry-riddle-fla EMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)
South Region (4)
Sunshine (1)
Michael Rosolino (19th)
36 ▼ 1
(LW: 25)
27 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (6)
Lone Star (1)
Jake Krolick (5th)
29
(LW: RV)
28 western-washington WESTERN WASHINGTON
West Region (4)
GNAC (2)
Pee Wee Halsell (35th)
24 ▼ 7
(LW: 21)
29 northwest-missouri NORTHWEST MISSOURI
Central Region (4)
MIAA (3)
Wick Cunningham (1st)
22 ▼ 3
(LW: 26)
30 wayne-state-mich WAYNE STATE (MICH.)
Midwest Region (7)
GLIAC (3)
Grant Lofdahl (5th)
18 ▼ 10
(LW: 20)

Also Receiving Votes: Edinboro 16, Southern Connecticut 6, Catawba 3, Anderson (S.C.) 2, Azusa Pacific 2, Colorado Mesa 2, Biola (Calif.) 1, Saint Leo 1

Dropped Out: No. 24 Neb.-Kearney, No. 29 Edinboro, No. 30 Saginaw Valley State

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Cross Country

2021 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/31
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/1
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 2: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/14
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/15
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 16: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Tue 9/21
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/22
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 9/28
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/29
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 2: Pre-National
Week 4Tue 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/6
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/12
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/13
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 22-24: Conference Champs
Week 6Tue 10/26
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/27
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 6: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Wed 11/10
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/10
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 20: NCAA DII Championships
(Saint Leo, Fla.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/6
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/20
MEN | WOMEN
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