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

NEW ORLEANS – There must be a storm brewing in the NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll.

That must be one of the reasons as to why the top-10 of the weekly index has remained as unscathed as it has during the first four weeks of the season.

NCAA Division I — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Northern Arizona
BYU
Washington
Colorado
Iowa State
1
Northern Arizona
2
BYU
3
Washington
4
Colorado
5
Iowa State
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Northern Arizona headlines the National Coaches’ Poll for the 25th week in a row, moving closer and closer to the modern era record for consecutive weeks on top. Behind the Lumberjacks sit No. 2 BYU, No. 3 Washington, No. 4 Colorado and No. 5 Iowa State for the fourth week in a row.

The second-ranked Cougars were the only team in the top-5 that competed this past weekend. National Athlete of the Week Conner Mantz led BYU to a runner-up finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational thanks to his individual title. Mantz was one of just three Cougars in the top-15.

Oregon captured the team title at the Bill Dellinger Invitational and was rewarded as such. The Ducks flew from No. 11 to No. 7 – essentially swapping spots with now No. 11 Portland – which is their first time in the national top-10 since Week 2 of last year and only their fourth time in that realm in the past 14 weeks. Oregon put three runners in the top-10, including James West and Cooper Teare, who were third and fourth, respectively.

Virginia climbed from No. 22 to No. 17 after a victory at its own Panorama Farms Invitational. The Cavaliers, who cracked the national top-20 for the 15th year in a row, made quick work of the competition this past weekend as they scored just 35 points and put their entire top-7 in the top-15 led by Ari Klau in fourth place.

UCLA jumped four spots from No. 24 to No. 20 thanks to its effort at the Bill Dellinger Invitational. The Bruins, who tie their best rank this early in the season since 2015, were the only team with three runners in the top-7 as Robert Brandt (2nd), Garrett Reynolds (5th) and Colin Burke (7th) guided the way.

Eastern Kentucky moved up two spots from No. 28 to No. 26 despite not racing this past weekend. The Colonels will be one of 10 nationally-ranked teams in action at the Notre Dame Joe Piane Invitational this weekend, joining No. 4 Colorado, No. 9 Notre Dame, No. 13 Colorado State, No. 14 Ole Miss, No. 15 NC State, No. 16 Michigan, No. 18 Wyoming, No. 19 Indiana and No. 21 Purdue.

Boise State and Alabama rejoined the top-30 after a short stay in the Land of Receiving Votes. The Broncos recently finished a clear fourth at the Bill Dellinger Invitational.

Be sure to check back throughout the season as the National Coaches’ Poll will continue to shift ahead of the 2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, which will be held on November 23 at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 3 - October 1st

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (1)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (3rd)
329
(10 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 byu BYU
Mountain Region (2)
WCC (1)
Ed Eyestone (20th)
302 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (5)
Andy Powell (2nd)
292 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (3)
Pac-12 (1)
Mark Wetmore (25th)
289 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12 (1)
Martin Smith (7th)
285 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 stanford STANFORD
West Region (3)
Pac-12 (3)
J.J. Clark (1st)
281
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 oregon OREGON
West Region (4)
Pac-12 (2)
Robert Johnson (8th)
276 ▲ 4
(LW: 11)
8 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (2)
Big 12 (2)
Dave Smith (14th)
237 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (2)
ACC (2)
Sean Carlson (1st)
225 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Mick Byrne (7th)
222 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 portland PORTLAND
West Region (2)
WCC (2)
Rob Conner (30th)
221 ▼ 4
(LW: 7)
12 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
Brien Bell (2nd)
199 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 colorado-state COLORADO STATE
Mountain Region (4)
Mountain West (2)
Art Siemers (8th)
166 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (1)
SEC (1)
Ryan Vanhoy (7th)
163 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (2)
ACC (8)
Rollie Geiger (42nd)
155 ▼ 2
(LW: 13)
16 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (3)
Kevin Sullivan (6th)
151 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 virginia VIRGINIA
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (4)
Vin Lananna (1st)
150 ▲ 5
(LW: 22)
18 wyoming WYOMING
Mountain Region (5)
Mountain West (3)
Scott Dahlberg (3rd)
138 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 indiana INDIANA
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten (2)
Ron Helmer (13th)
124 ▼ 1
(LW: 18)
20 ucla UCLA
West Region (5)
Pac-12 (4)
Avery Anderson (3rd)
122 ▲ 4
(LW: 24)
21 purdue PURDUE
Great Lakes Region (5)
Big Ten (4)
Norbert Elliott (2nd)
108 ▼ 2
(LW: 19)
22 middle-tennessee MIDDLE TENNESSEE
South Region (2)
Conference USA (1)
Keith Vroman (2nd)
107 ▼ 1
(LW: 21)
23 iona IONA
Northeast Region (2)
Metro Atlantic (1)
Joe Pienta (2nd)
105 ▼ 3
(LW: 20)
24 princeton PRINCETON
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Ivy League (3)
Jason Vigilante (8th)
88 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (3)
Chris Bucknam (12th)
76 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
26 eastern-kentucky EASTERN KENTUCKY
Southeast Region (3)
OVC (1)
Cory Erdmann (2nd)
53 ▲ 2
(LW: 28)
27 tulsa TULSA
Midwest Region (3)
American (1)
Steve Gulley (18th)
52 ▼ 1
(LW: 26)
28 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (6)
Mountain West (4)
Corey Ihmels (7th)
48
(LW: RV)
29 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (4)
SEC (2)
Dan Waters (9th)
23
(LW: RV)
29 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big East (1)
Marcus O'Sullivan (20th)
23 ◀▶
(LW: 29)

Also Receiving Votes: Texas 22, Southern Utah 18, Furman 17, Air Force 11, Virginia Tech 10, Army West Point 9, Florida State 7, Duke 5, Harvard 5, Gonzaga 1

Dropped Out: No. 27 Air Force, No. 30 Southern Utah

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2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/26
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/27
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Aug. 30: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/17
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 13: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Mon 9/23
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/24
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/30
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/1
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/7
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Tue 10/8
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Oct. 19: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/21
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/22
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 31-Nov. 3: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 11/4
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 11/5
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 15: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/18
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Terre Haute, Ind.)
FINAL ResultsFri 11/15
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/23
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