2021 NCAA DII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – The postseason is just getting started!

With conference titles on the line, the results from Conference Championships Weekend could be felt throughout the newest NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll. The Week 6 installment, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Wednesday, did not see any changes among the top teams, but Nos. 7-30 were up for grabs.

There will be no National Coaches’ Poll released next week as teams gear up for their respective Regional Championship on Saturday, November 6. The Pre-Championships edition of the National Coaches’ Poll will be released on Wednesday, November 10.

NCAA Division II — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Adams State
Grand Valley State
Augustana (S.D.)
Colo. School of Mines
Lee (Tenn.)
1
Adams State
2
Grand Valley State
3
Augustana (S.D.)
4
Colo. School of Mines
5
Lee (Tenn.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

The entire top-5 remained the same following strong outcomes over Conference Championships Weekend: No. 1 Adams State scored 40 points to capture the RMAC title over No. 4 Colorado School of Mines, who finished in second with 71 points; No. 2 Grand Valley State achieved the GLIAC’s first perfect score since 1994 as the Lakers ran away with the team title; No. 3 Augustana (S.D.) scored 20 points and had runners finish 2-3-4-5-6 to claim their first NSIC title since 2014; No. 5 Lee (Tenn.) dominated the Gulf South Conference Championships and scored 21 points en route to their fifth-straight crown.

Elsewhere in the top-10 you will find two programs with season best rankings. Wingate climbed four spots to No. 7 after the Bulldogs topped former No. 8 (now No. 9) Queens (N.C.) for the South Atlantic Conference title, led by individual winner Lara Orrock. Simon Fraser, the GNAC Champion, improved one spot to No. 8. All five runners for SFU finished in the top-10, including individual champion Olivia Willet.

Southern Indiana, Cal State Stanislaus and Cedarville each captured conference titles and were rewarded with an improvement in the National Coaches’ Poll: the Screaming Eagles improved two spots to No. 11 and captured the program’s 14th GLVC title; the Warriors jumped five spots to No. 12 and beat co-No. 15 Chico State, 38-55, for the CCAA crown; the No. 14 Yellow Jackets moved up two spots following their G-MAC title over No. 23 Walsh.

Lewis set another season best ranking and moved into a tie for No. 15 following a three spot bump. The Flyers beat out former No. 14 (now No. 20) Southwest Baptist for runner-up honors at the GLVC Championships.

Minnesota Duluth and West Texas A&M also climbed multiple spots in Week 6 of the National Coaches’ Poll. The Bulldogs improved to No. 18 and ran to a third-place finish at the NSIC Championships. The Lady Buffs are now at No. 25 after finishing second at the Lone Star Conference Championships, led by a 1-2 punch of Florance Uwajeneza and Eleonora Curtabbi.

Three teams are new additions to the top-30 in Week 6: MSU Denver went from NR to No. 19 and finished fifth at the RMAC Championships; Neb.-Kearney went from RV to No. 24 after winning the MIAA title; Academy of Art went from RV to No. 28 following the program’s first PacWest title.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 20, as the 2021 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships will take place at Abbey Golf Course in Tampa, Florida!

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II
Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2021 Week 6 - October 27th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (1)
Damon Martin (34th)
240
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (23rd)
232 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (1)
NSIC (1)
Tracy Hellman (21st)
224 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 colo-school-of-mines COLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (2)
Chris Siemers (10th)
213 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC (1)
Caleb Morgan (8th)
210 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (3)
RMAC (3)
Corey Kubatzky (7th)
195 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 wingate WINGATE
Southeast Region (1)
SAC (1)
Pol Domenech (2nd)
193 ▲ 4
(LW: 11)
8 simon-fraser SIMON FRASER
West Region (1)
GNAC (1)
Brit Townsend (22nd)
180 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 queens-n-c QUEENS (N.C.)
Southeast Region (2)
SAC (2)
Tom Scott (4th)
175 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
10 csu-pueblo CSU PUEBLO
South Central Region (4)
RMAC (4)
Matt Morris (6th)
174 ▼ 3
(LW: 7)
11 southern-indiana SOUTHERN INDIANA
Midwest Region (2)
GLVC (1)
Mike Hillyard (25th)
161 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 cal-state-stanislaus CAL STATE STANISLAUS
West Region (2)
CCAA (1)
Darren Holman (6th)
148 ▲ 5
(LW: 17)
13 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (5)
RMAC (5)
Jennifer Michel (15th)
142 ▼ 3
(LW: 10)
14 cedarville CEDARVILLE
Midwest Region (3)
G-MAC (1)
Jeff Bolender (12th)
141 ▲ 2
(LW: 16)
15 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (3)
CCAA (2)
Gary Towne (26th)
122 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
15 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (4)
GLVC (2)
James Kearney (8th)
122 ▲ 3
(LW: 18)
17 u-mary U-MARY
Central Region (2)
NSIC (2)
Jamison Dietrich (1st)
106 ▼ 6
(LW: 11)
18 minnesota-duluth MINNESOTA DULUTH
Central Region (3)
NSIC (3)
Karly Brautigam (1st)
94 ▲ 3
(LW: 21)
19 msu-denver MSU DENVER
South Central Region (6)
RMAC (6)
Amanda Rego (1st)
93 NR
20 southwest-baptist SOUTHWEST BAPTIST
Midwest Region (5)
GLVC (3)
Corey McElhaney (14th)
91 ▼ 6
(LW: 14)
21 dallas-baptist DALLAS BAPTIST
South Central Region (7)
Lone Star (1)
Jacob Phillips (17th)
87 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 saginaw-valley-state SAGINAW VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (6)
GLIAC (2)
Rod Cowan (12th)
69 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
23 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (7)
G-MAC (2)
Rob Mizicko (10th)
57 ▲ 1
(LW: 24)
24 neb-kearney NEB.-KEARNEY
Central Region (4)
MIAA (1)
Brady Bonsall (15th)
49
(LW: RV)
25 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (8)
Lone Star (2)
Jake Krolick (5th)
45 ▲ 2
(LW: 27)
26 colorado-christian COLORADO CHRISTIAN
South Central Region (9)
RMAC (13)
John Poag (8th)
37 ▼ 7
(LW: 19)
26 minnesota-state MINNESOTA STATE
Central Region (5)
NSIC (4)
Jen Blue (22nd)
37 ▼ 4
(LW: 22)
28 academy-of-art ACADEMY OF ART
West Region (4)
PacWest (1)
Bruce Jackson (1st)
22
(LW: RV)
29 wayne-state-mich WAYNE STATE (MICH.)
Midwest Region (8)
GLIAC (3)
Grant Lofdahl (5th)
19 ▼ 2
(LW: 27)
30 biola-calif BIOLA (CALIF.)
West Region (5)
PacWest (2)
Sean Henning (7th)
12 ▼ 4
(LW: 26)

Also Receiving Votes: Central Missouri 7, Mississippi College 5, Lenoir-Rhyne 4, Flagler 3, Hillsdale 3, Saint Leo 3, American International 2, Pittsburg State 2, Cal State San Marcos 1

Dropped Out: No. 25 Pittsburg State, No. 29 Lenoir-Rhyne, No. 29 Winona State

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Cross Country

2021 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/31
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Wed 9/1
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Sep. 2: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/14
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/15
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Sep. 16: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Tue 9/21
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/22
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 9/28
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/29
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 2: Pre-National
Week 4Tue 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/6
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Week 5Tue 10/12
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/13
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Oct. 22-24: Conference Champs
Week 6Tue 10/26
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/27
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Nov. 6: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Wed 11/10
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/10
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 20: NCAA DII Championships
(Saint Leo, Fla.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/6
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/20
MEN | WOMEN
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