2019 NCAA DII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – As we begin to wind down on the regular season,  some shifts continue to occur throughout the NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday. 

The top end of the poll remained nearly intact from a week ago, but other programs continue to steadily climb up the leaderboard following the last weekend of heavy action as teams begin their prep for conferences.

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

Adams State remains at the top of the poll after receiving all eight first-place votes for the six consecutive week.

The lone change in the top-5 comes from Augustana (S.D.) and Chico State trading places at the No. 4 and No. 5 spots, respectively. The Vikings were second at the Lewis Crossover to No. 2 Grand Valley State, who stormed to a team title in dominating fashion in tough conditions.

The biggest jump in this week’s poll comes from Western Washington, jumping up four spots from No. 18 to No. 14. The Vikings earned the bump following a second-place finish at the Western Washington University Cross Country Classic to No. 5 Chico State and beating No. 7 Seattle Pacific and No. 16 Alaska Anchorage.

Other programs making moves on the national leaderboard include Cal State East Bay (No. 14 to No. 12) achieving their highest placement in program history, UC-Colorado Springs (No. 16 to No. 15), UC San Diego (No. 20 to No. 17), Tampa (No. 19 to No. 18), and Cal Poly Ponoma (No. 21 to No. 20).

The Tritons won the UC San Diego Triton Classic over NCAA DIII No. 13 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 30-39, Tampa placed third at the FSU Invitational behind NCAA DI Florida and No. 11 Florida State, and Cal Poly Ponoma won the Pomona Pitzer Cross Country Invite.

Three new teams enter this week’s poll following strong performances at their respective meets. Saginaw Valley State (No. 19) and Michigan Tech (No. 21) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, at the Lewis Crossover, while Malone (t-No. 23) placed third at the Royals XC Challenge behind No. 8 Lee (Tenn.) and NCAA DI No. 18 Furman.

The next National Coaches’ Poll will be released on October 30 following Conference Championship weekend.

Be sure to check back throughout the season until November 23, when the 2019 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships will be held at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, California.

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

2019 Week 5 - October 16th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (1)
Damon Martin (32nd)
200
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (21st)
192 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 colo-school-of-mines COLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (2)
Chris Siemers (8th)
184 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (1)
NSIC (2)
Tracy Hellman (19th)
172 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Gary Towne (24th)
171 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (3)
RMAC (3)
Jennifer Michel (13th)
161 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 seattle-pacific SEATTLE PACIFIC
West Region (2)
GNAC (3)
Karl Lerum (7th)
148 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC (1)
Caleb Morgan (6th)
142 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 u-mary U-MARY
Central Region (2)
NSIC (1)
Dennis Newell (14th)
138 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 hillsdale HILLSDALE
Midwest Region (2)
G-MAC (1)
Andrew Towne (9th)
132 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 southwest-baptist SOUTHWEST BAPTIST
Midwest Region (3)
GLVC (2)
Corey McElhaney (12th)
118 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 cal-state-east-bay CAL STATE EAST BAY
West Region (3)
CCAA (2)
Tony Nicolosi (5th)
111 ▲ 2
(LW: 14)
13 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (4)
G-MAC (2)
Rob Mizicko (8th)
104 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 western-washington WESTERN WASHINGTON
West Region (4)
GNAC (1)
Pee Wee Halsell (33rd)
93 ▲ 4
(LW: 18)
15 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (4)
RMAC (4)
Corey Kubatzky (5th)
90 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 alaska-anchorage ALASKA ANCHORAGE
West Region (5)
GNAC (2)
Ryan McWilliams (1st)
84 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 uc-san-diego UC SAN DIEGO
West Region (6)
CCAA (4)
Nate Garcia (13th)
64 ▲ 3
(LW: 20)
18 tampa TAMPA
South Region (2)
Sunshine (1)
Jarrett Slaven (21st)
57 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 saginaw-valley-state SAGINAW VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (5)
GLIAC (2)
Rod Cowan (10th)
55 NR
20 cal-poly-pomona CAL POLY POMONA
West Region (7)
CCAA (3)
Chris Bradford (3rd)
45 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
21 michigan-tech MICHIGAN TECH
Midwest Region (6)
GLIAC (3)
Jake Issacson (3rd)
42
(LW: RV)
22 southern-indiana SOUTHERN INDIANA
Midwest Region (7)
GLVC (1)
Mike Hillyard (23rd)
32 ▼ 9
(LW: 13)
23 cal-state-stanislaus CAL STATE STANISLAUS
West Region (8)
CCAA (5)
Darren Holman (4th)
21 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
23 malone MALONE
Midwest Region (8)
G-MAC (4)
Jack Hazen (29th)
21 NR
25 roberts-wesleyan ROBERTS WESLEYAN
East Region (1)
ECC (1)
Andrew Dorr (9th)
9 ▼ 1
(LW: 24)

Also Receiving Votes: Oklahoma Baptist 6, Wayne State (Mich.) 6, Queens (N.C.) 2

Dropped Out: No. 17 Missouri Southern, No. 22 Wayne State (Mich.), No. 25 Oklahoma Baptist

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/27Wed 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 5: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/17Wed 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 19: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Tue 9/24Wed 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 10/1Wed 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/8Wed 10/9
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/15Wed 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 25-27: Conference Champs
Week 6Tue 10/29Wed 10/30
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 9: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Wed 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Sacramento, Calif.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/9
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/23
MEN | WOMEN
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