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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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.