2020 NJCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – The biggest weekend of the regular season didn’t shake up the top-5 of the NJCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll too much – but it led to some serious changes to the rest of the most recent index released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The top-4 teams from Week 3 remained the same – No. 1 Iowa Central CC, No. 2 Iowa Western CC, No. 3 College of Southern Idaho and No. 4 Hutchinson (Kan.) CC – but Cloud County (Kan.) CC soared into the top-5 behind those stalwarts.

NJCAA Division I — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Iowa Central CC
Iowa Western CC
Southern Idaho
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Iowa Central CC
Iowa Western CC
Southern Idaho
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

There were some colossal matchups at the Indian Hills Invitational this past weekend, where four ranked teams did battle: No. 1 Iowa Central CC, No. 2 Iowa Western CC, No. 10 Highland (Kan.) CC and No. 14 Indian Hills (Iowa) CC. While the second-ranked Reivers picked up an 11-point win over the top-ranked Tritons, the rankings remain unchanged because the latter didn’t run two of its star athletes. Further down in the standings, the host Warriors finished a strong fifth and jumped seven spots from No. 14 to No. 7 this week.

Hutchinson (Kan.) CC and Cloud County (Kan.) CC met up at the UNK Invitational this past weekend to much fanfare – and for good reason. It turned out to be an incredible duel, both on the individual level and team level. Two-time National Athlete of the Week Habtamu Geta of Cloud County CC won a close race against another former National Athlete of the Week Teagan Flanagan of Hutchinson CC. Then in the team standings, the Blue Dragons edged the T-Birds by six points (62-68) to end up as the top-finishing JUCO program in the field.

Both Ranger (Texas) College and Louisburg (N.C.) College jumped into the top-10 for the first time this season at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively. The Rangers made it look easy at the William Graham Ranger College Invitational this past weekend, putting nine runners in the top-25, while the Hurricanes won the Biscuit Collegiate Invitational with 26 points.

Trinidad State (Colo.) JC joined the poll for the first time this season in a big way. The Trojans, who most recently placed third as a team at the West Texas A&M Buffalo Stampede behind three runners in the top-15, are ranked right outside the top-10 at No. 11.

Remember: The 2020 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday, November 14 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

NJCAA Division I
Men's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll

2020 Week #4 - October 21st

1iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC
Region XI (1)
(LW: 1)
2iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC
Region XI (2)
(LW: 2)
3southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO
Region XVIII
(LW: 3)
4hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC
Region VI (3)
(LW: 4)
5cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC
Region VI (2)
(LW: 7)
6butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC
Region VI (5)
(LW: 6)
7indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC
Region XI
(LW: 14)
8colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC
Region VI (7)
(LW: 8)
9ranger-texasRANGER (TEXAS)
Region V
(LW: 15)
10louisburg-n-cLOUISBURG (N.C.)
Region X
(LW: 12)
11trinidad-state-colo-jcTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.) JC
Region IX (1)
12highland-kan-ccHIGHLAND (KAN.) CC
Region VI (9)
(LW: 10)
13hagerstown-md-ccHAGERSTOWN (MD.) CC
Region XX
(LW: 11)
14fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC
Region VI (8)
(LW: 17)
15dodge-city-kan-ccDODGE CITY (KAN.) CC
Region VI (6)
(LW: 13)
16western-texasWESTERN TEXAS
Region V
(LW: 16)
17vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)
Region XII
(LW: 9)
18jacksonville-texasJACKSONVILLE (TEXAS)
Region XIV (1)
(LW: 18)
19spartanburg-methodist-s-cSPARTANBURG METHODIST (S.C.)
Region X
(LW: 19)
20colorado-mountainCOLORADO MOUNTAIN
Region IX (2)
(LW: 20)
21southwestern-iowa-ccSOUTHWESTERN (IOWA) CC
Region XI (4)
(LW: 21)

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I Cross Country

2020 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks National Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 9/9
Week 2Wed 9/23
Week 3Wed 10/7
Week 4Wed 10/21
Week 5Wed 11/4
FINAL ResultsSat 11/14
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