2019 NJCAA DIII Cross Country National Coaches’ Ranking – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – The first few weeks of the season shifted the NJCAA Division III Cross Country National Coaches’ Rankings quite a bit.

The top-5 of both the men’s and women’s indexes that were released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) looks completely different than it did back on September 18 when they first debuted.

Be sure to check back again on October 16 as these rankings will continue to shift ahead of the 2019 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in Westfield, Massachussetts.

NJCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Mineral Area (Mo.)
Harper (Ill.)
Bergen (N.J.) CC
Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC
St. Charles (Mo.) CC
1
Mineral Area (Mo.)
2
Harper (Ill.)
3
Bergen (N.J.) CC
4
Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC
5
St. Charles (Mo.) CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Mineral Area College (Mo.) is the new No. 1 after a strong effort at the H.W. Wright Invitational this past weekend. It was in Decatur, Illinois, where the Cardinals finished third as a team and put four of its top-5 runners in the top-25.

Harper College held steady at No. 2 after a spirited performance in the Gold Race at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational. The Hawks finished 20th out of 31 teams and were led by former National Athlete of the Week Jacob Melgosa, who crossed the finish line 25th overall.

Settling in behind those two programs are Bergen (N.J.) CC, Suffolk (N.Y.) CC and former No. 1 St. Charles (Mo.) CC at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

NJCAA Division III — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC
Harper (Ill.)
Camden County (N.J.)
Oxford (Ga.)
FIT (N.Y.)
1
Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC
2
Harper (Ill.)
3
Camden County (N.J.)
4
Oxford (Ga.)
5
FIT (N.Y.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Suffolk (N.Y.) CC is the new No. 1 team in the nation after its performance at the Fred Pavlich Invitational a few weeks ago. The Sharks finished sixth out of 18 teams as they put four runners in the top-50, led by former National Athlete of the Week Alexandra Smith (13th place).

Harper College fell one spot from No. 1 to No. 2 despite a good result at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational. The Hawks finished 20th out of 31 teams in the Gold Race and packed up well.

Camden County (N.J.) CC won the Blue Apple Invitational this past weekend and jumped four spots from No. 7 to No. 3. The Cougars were led by Sara Loew, who finished runner-up.

No. 4 Oxford College (Ga.) and No. 5 FIT round out the top-5 in Week 2.

NJCAA Division III
Men's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Ranking

2019 Week #2 - October 2nd

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1mineral-area-moMINERAL AREA (MO.)
Region XVI (1)
 NR
2harper-illHARPER (ILL.)
Region IV
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3bergen-n-j-ccBERGEN (N.J.) CC
(none selected)
 ▲2
(LW: 5)
4suffolk-county-n-y-ccSUFFOLK COUNTY (N.Y.) CC
(none selected)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5st-charles-mo-ccST. CHARLES (MO.) CC
Region XVI (2)
 ▼4
(LW: 1)
6lorain-county-ohio-ccLORAIN COUNTY (OHIO) CC
Region XII
 NR
7hudson-valley-n-y-ccHUDSON VALLEY (N.Y.) CC
Region III
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8finger-lakes-n-y-ccFINGER LAKES (N.Y.) CC
Region III
 ▼4
(LW: 4)
9camden-county-n-jCAMDEN COUNTY (N.J.)
Region XIX
 NR
10columbus-state-ohio-ccCOLUMBUS STATE (OHIO) CC
Region XII
 ▼2
(LW: 8)
NJCAA Division III
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Ranking

2019 Week #2 - October 2nd

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1suffolk-county-n-y-ccSUFFOLK COUNTY (N.Y.) CC
(none selected)
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2harper-illHARPER (ILL.)
Region IV
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3camden-county-n-jCAMDEN COUNTY (N.J.)
Region XIX
 ▲4
(LW: 7)
4oxford-gaOXFORD (GA.)
Region XVII
 NR
5fit-n-yFIT (N.Y.)
(none selected)
 ▼2
(LW: 3)
6lorain-county-ohio-ccLORAIN COUNTY (OHIO) CC
Region XII
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7westmoreland-county-pa-ccWESTMORELAND COUNTY (PA.) CC
Region XX
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8georgia-militaryGEORGIA MILITARY
Region XVII (1)
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9hudson-valley-n-y-ccHUDSON VALLEY (N.Y.) CC
Region III
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10corning-n-y-ccCORNING (N.Y.) CC
Region III
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division III Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks National Coaches' Ranking KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 9/18
Week 2Wed 10/2
Week 3Wed 10/16
Week 4Wed 10/30Nov. 2: NJCAA DIII National Champs (Westfield, Mass.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/2
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