2019 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

The newest NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll was released on Thursday by the NAIA National Office.

It’s safe to say the top-5 underwent a little bit of a makeover.

NAIA — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Oklahoma City
College of Idaho
Saint Mary (Kan.)
St. Francis (Ill.)
The Master
1
Oklahoma City
2
College of Idaho
3
Saint Mary (Kan.)
4
St. Francis (Ill.)
5
The Master's (Calif.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Oklahoma City remains No. 1 after receiving 15 of the 21 possible first-place votes. The Stars last competed at the Missouri Southern Stampede, where they finished eighth in the NCAA DI/DII Race.

College of Idaho jumped three spots from No. 5 to No. 2 between Week 1 and Week 2. The Coyotes, who earned three first-place votes, recently finished eighth at the Capital Cross Challenge.

Saint Mary (Kan.) is still ranked third in the nation and owns three first-place votes. The Spires won the NAIA/NCAA DIII/NJCAA Race at the Missouri Southern Stampede.

St. Francis (Ill.) held steady at No. 4, while The Masters (Calif.) jumped eight spots from No. 13 to No. 5 after finishing runner-up at its own invitational this past weekend.

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Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 2 - October 3rd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (4th)
580
(15 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Austin Basterrechea (4th)
564
(3 fpv)
▲ 3
(LW: 5)
3 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Alstin Benton (7th)
558
(3 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (8th)
537 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Zach Schroeder (12th)
510 ▲ 8
(LW: 13)
6 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (16th)
489 ▼ 4
(LW: 2)
7 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Michael McDowell (19th)
471 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (5th)
456 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (23rd)
435 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (3)
Nick Johnson (2nd)
420 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (15th)
402 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (2)
Quinn White (1st)
372 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
12 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (1)
Chris Layne (21st)
372 ▲ 4
(LW: 16)
14 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (7th)
353 ▼ 8
(LW: 6)
15 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (1)
John Foss (32nd)
343 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Nate Van Holten (14th)
287
(LW: RV)
17 goshen-ind GOSHEN (IND.)
Crossroads (4)
Doug Yoder (15th)
260 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade (4)
Ben Welch (28th)
253 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
AAC (2)
Jason Lewkowicz (5th)
242 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
AMC (2)
Tracy Jex (4th)
239 ▼ 5
(LW: 15)
21 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC (2)
Mike Wojciakowski (22nd)
189 ▼ 3
(LW: 18)
22 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier (2)
Mike McLean (5th)
184 ▼ 1
(LW: 21)
23 doane-neb DOANE (NEB.)
GPAC (2)
Brad Jenny (18th)
169 ▲ 2
(LW: 25)
24 baker-kan BAKER (KAN.)
The Heart (1)
Tim Byers (6th)
144
(LW: RV)
25 antelope-valley-calif ANTELOPE VALLEY (CALIF.)
Cal Pac (2)
134 ▼ 2
(LW: 23)

Also Receiving Votes: Oregon Tech 125, Siena Heights (Mich.) 104, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 94, Menlo (Calif.) 64, UC Merced (Calif.) 31, Dakota State (S.D.) 18, SAGU (Texas) 15, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 15, Campbellsville (Ky.) 8, Benedictine (Kan.) 5

Dropped Out: No. 22 Siena Heights (Mich.), No. 24 Saint Xavier (Ill.)

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2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Conference PollsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/27
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Thu 8/29
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Week 1Tue 9/17
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Thu 9/19
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Week 2Tue 10/1
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Thu 10/3
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Week 3Mon 10/14
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Thu 10/17
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Week 4Tue 10/29
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Thu 10/31
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Nov. 2-4, Nov. 8-9: Conference Champs
Week 5Mon 11/11
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 22: NAIA Champs (Vancouver, Wash.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/9
MEN | WOMEN
Fri 11/22
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