2019 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

The most recent NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll was released by the NAIA National Office on Thursday and with it came a few changes, mostly to those teams outside of the top-5.

NAIA — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Oklahoma City
College of Idaho
Saint Mary (Kan.)
The Master
St. Francis (Ill.)
1
Oklahoma City
2
College of Idaho
3
Saint Mary (Kan.)
4
The Master's (Calif.)
5
St. Francis (Ill.)
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No. 1 Oklahoma City, No. 2 College of Idaho and No. 3 Saint Mary (Kan.) remained on top of the heap for yet another week after strong recent racing. The Stars were the headliners of the pack, finishing sixth in the cross-divisional race at the Chile Pepper Festival two weeks ago.

The Master’s (Calif) swapped spots with St. Francis (Ill.) since the previous installment. The now-ranked No. 4 Mustangs recently finished runner-up at the Vanguard Invitational.

Indiana Wesleyan was the biggest mover of the week, jumping nine spots from No. 15 to No. 6.

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Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 3 - October 17th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (4th)
591
(21 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Austin Basterrechea (4th)
570 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Alstin Benton (7th)
536 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Zach Schroeder (12th)
517 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (8th)
512 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (1)
John Foss (32nd)
504 ▲ 9
(LW: 15)
7 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (23rd)
457 ▲ 2
(LW: 9)
8 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (16th)
454 ▼ 2
(LW: 6)
9 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (2)
Quinn White (1st)
450 ▲ 3
(LW: 12)
10 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Michael McDowell (19th)
441 ▼ 3
(LW: 7)
11 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (15th)
410 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (3)
Nick Johnson (2nd)
373 ▼ 2
(LW: 10)
13 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (1)
Chris Layne (21st)
358 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (7th)
328 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 doane-neb DOANE (NEB.)
GPAC (2)
Brad Jenny (18th)
324 ▲ 8
(LW: 23)
16 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (5th)
290 ▼ 8
(LW: 8)
17 goshen-ind GOSHEN (IND.)
Crossroads (4)
Doug Yoder (15th)
288 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
AAC (2)
Jason Lewkowicz (5th)
259 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade (4)
Ben Welch (28th)
250 ▼ 1
(LW: 18)
20 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier (2)
Mike McLean (5th)
234 ▲ 2
(LW: 22)
21 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Nate Van Holten (14th)
204 ▼ 5
(LW: 16)
22 baker-kan BAKER (KAN.)
The Heart (1)
Tim Byers (6th)
178 ▲ 2
(LW: 24)
23 michigan-dearborn MICHIGAN-DEARBORN
WHAC (5)
113 NR
23 antelope-valley-calif ANTELOPE VALLEY (CALIF.)
Cal Pac (2)
113 ▲ 2
(LW: 25)
25 william-carey-miss WILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)
SSAC (2)
Blake Hegstrom (7th)
100 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Menlo (Calif.) 97, William Woods (Mo.) 90, Campbellsville (Ky.) 83, Oregon Tech 76, Westmont (Calif.) 56, Aquinas (Mich.) 46, Marian (Ind.) 41, Columbia (Mo.) 27, Dakota State (S.D.) 21, Siena Heights (Mich.) 12, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 11, UC Merced (Calif.) 5, Montana State-Northern 3

Dropped Out: No. 20 Columbia (Mo.), No. 21 Aquinas (Mich.)

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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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