2020 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

There is a new look to Week 2 of the NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, which was released on Thursday morning by the NAIA National Office.

The top-3 teams are an exact inverse of where they were in Week 1 and five new teams joined the index following their performances over Conference Championships Weekend.

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This Week's National Top Five
Huntington (Ind.)
Saint Mary (Kan.)
Taylor (Ind.)
Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)
Cornerstone (Mich.)
1
Huntington (Ind.)
2
Saint Mary (Kan.)
3
Taylor (Ind.)
4
Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)
5
Cornerstone (Mich.)
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Former No. 3 Huntington (Ind.) swapped spots with No. 1 Taylor (Ind.) after winning the team title at the Crossroads League Championships three weeks ago. The Foresters put four runners in the top-10 – all scorers in the top-15 – as they topped the Trojans, 40-49.

No. 2 Saint Mary (Kan.) remained in place after dominating the KCAC Championships this past weekend. The Spires swept the proceedings with several-time NAIA National Athlete of the Week Luke Skinner capturing the individual title.

Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) and Cornerstone (Mich.) remained at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

St. Francis (Ill.) jumped 11 spots from No. 18 to No. 7 between Week 1 and Week 2. The Saints captured the team title at the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships a few weeks ago over former No. 8 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.).

New additions to the poll in Week 2 include No. 16 College of Idaho, No. 20 Spring Arbor (Mich.), No. 22 Oregon Tech, No. 24 Grace (Ind.) and No. 25 Montana State-Northern.

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Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2020 Week 2 - November 19th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Lauren Davenport Johnson (1st)
586
(15 fpv)
▲ 2
(LW: 3)
2 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Alstin Benton (8th)
564
(6 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (2)
Quinn White (2nd)
561 ▼ 2
(LW: 1)
4 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (8th)
533 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Josh Neideck (1st)
511 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (6th)
470 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (9th)
457 ▲ 11
(LW: 18)
8 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (3)
John Foss (33rd)
447 ▼ 1
(LW: 7)
9 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Zach Schroeder (13th)
444 ▲ 2
(LW: 11)
10 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (1)
Chris Layne (22nd)
437 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Kyle Rago (1st)
415 ▼ 3
(LW: 8)
12 montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
AAC (2)
Jason Lewkowicz (6th)
336 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier (1)
Mike McLean (6th)
335 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 william-carey-miss WILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)
SSAC (1)
Blake Hegstrom (8th)
313 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
GPAC (2)
Scott Bahrke (9th)
309 ▲ 5
(LW: 20)
16 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (3)
Austin Basterrechea (5th)
298 NR
17 baker-kan BAKER (KAN.)
The Heart (1)
Tim Byers (7th)
289 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier (2)
Shannon Flynn (2nd)
264 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 doane-neb DOANE (NEB.)
GPAC (3)
Brad Jenny (19th)
253 ▼ 9
(LW: 10)
20 spring-arbor-mich SPRING ARBOR (MICH.)
Crossroads (4)
Bryan Burk (1st)
237 NR
21 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
AMC (1)
Tracy Jex (5th)
214 ▼ 2
(LW: 19)
22 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (2)
Jack Kegg (10th)
194 NR
23 westmont-calif WESTMONT (CALIF.)
GSAC (2)
Russell Smelley (42nd)
157 ▲ 1
(LW: 24)
24 grace-ind GRACE (IND.)
Crossroads (5)
144
(LW: RV)
25 montana-state-northern MONTANA STATE-NORTHERN
Frontier (3)
101 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Dakota State (S.D.) 100, Goshen (Ind.) 96, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 94, Wayland Baptist (Texas) 90, Eastern Oregon 58, Shawnee State (Ohio) 46, Friends (Kan.) 33, Montana Western 25, Indiana Tech 25, Southeastern (Fla.) 16, Montana Tech 7, Grand View (Iowa) 1

Dropped Out: No. 14 Goshen (Ind.), No. 20 Montana Tech, No. 22 Dakota State (S.D.), No. 23 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), No. 25 Shawnee State (Ohio)

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2020 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Conference PollsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 9/28
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Thu 10/1
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Week 1Mon 10/26
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Thu 10/29
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Week 2Mon 11/16
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Thu 11/19
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Week 3Mon 2/15
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Thu 2/18
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Week 4Mon 3/15
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Thu 3/18
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Week 5Mon 3/29
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Mon 3/29
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FINAL ResultsFri 4/9
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Apr. 9, 2021: NAIA Championship (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
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