2020 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo.Huntington (Ind.) is the favorite to win the men’s team title at the 2020 NAIA Cross Country Championships on April 9 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at least according to the final NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, released on Monday by the NAIA National Office.

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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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The Foresters, who were also No. 1 in Week 4, hauled in 13 of 20 possible first-place votes. Earlier in the season, Huntington (Ind.) capture the team title at the Crossroads League Championships.

Saint Mary (Kan.) earned six of the 20 first-place votes and sits a close second to Huntington (Ind.) – 554 points to 547 points. Earlier in the season, the Spires won the team title at the KCAC Championships and most recently nearly swept the Columbia College XC Spring Fling with 18 points.

Taylor (Ind.) remained at No. 3, followed by Emby-Riddle (Ariz.) at No. 4. Cornerstone (Mich.) and Oklahoma City swapped spots at No. 5 and No. 6, even though the Stars received the lone outstanding first-place vote.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams: No. 7 Dordt (Iowa), No. 8. Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), No. 9 Milligan (Tenn.) and No. 10 St. Francis (Ill.).

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Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2020 Week 5 - March 29th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Lauren Davenport Johnson (1st)
554
(13 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Alstin Benton (8th)
547
(6 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (2)
Quinn White (2nd)
524 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (8th)
501 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Josh Neideck (1st)
472 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (5th)
466
(1 fpv)
▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (6th)
438 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (24th)
428 ▲ 3
(LW: 11)
9 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (1)
Chris Layne (22nd)
413 ▲ 4
(LW: 13)
10 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (9th)
406 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Zach Schroeder (13th)
382 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (3)
John Foss (33rd)
378 ▼ 2
(LW: 10)
13 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (2)
Jack Kegg (10th)
353 ▲ 4
(LW: 17)
14 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Kyle Rago (1st)
320 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (3)
Austin Basterrechea (5th)
315 ▼ 7
(LW: 8)
16 montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
AAC (2)
Jason Lewkowicz (6th)
295 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
GPAC (2)
Scott Bahrke (9th)
239 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 northwest-wash NORTHWEST (WASH.)
Cascade (4)
Mark Mandi (12th)
234 ▲ 2
(LW: 20)
19 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier (2)
Shannon Flynn (2nd)
232 ▲ 4
(LW: 23)
20 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier (1)
Mike McLean (6th)
228 ▼ 4
(LW: 16)
21 spring-arbor-mich SPRING ARBOR (MICH.)
Crossroads (4)
Bryan Burk (1st)
180 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 baker-kan BAKER (KAN.)
The Heart (1)
Tim Byers (7th)
166 ▼ 3
(LW: 19)
23 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
AMC (1)
Tracy Jex (5th)
134 ▲ 2
(LW: 25)
24 doane-neb DOANE (NEB.)
GPAC (3)
Brad Jenny (19th)
126 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (16th)
119 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Grace (Ind.) 99, Goshen (Ind.) 98, William Carey (Miss.) 92, Aquinas (Mich.) 76, Wayland Baptist (Texas) 71, Westmont (Calif.) 42, Dakota State (S.D.) 7, Southeastern (Fla.) 6, Montana State-Northern 5, Loyola (La.) 3

Dropped Out: No. 22 William Carey (Miss.)

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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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