2022 NJCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – The leading duo remained the same, but there was significant shakeup in the Week 2 NJCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, which was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NJCAA Division I — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Colby (Kan.) CC
Iowa Central CC
New Mexico JC
Trinidad State (Colo.)
El Paso (Texas) CC
1
Colby (Kan.) CC
2
Iowa Central CC
3
New Mexico JC
4
Trinidad State (Colo.)
5
El Paso (Texas) CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Colby (Kan.) CC followed up its first-ever No. 1 ranking with a repeat honor at the top. The Trojans were impressive as runner-up in the Chile Pepper Festival, trailing only host Arkansas (ranked No. 21 in NCAA DI) in the McDonnell Memorial race. Colby is led by undefeated Sanele Masondo, who has twice this season been named M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week.

Repeating at No. 2 is Iowa Central CC, a strong fourth in the Chile Pepper Festival’s McDonnell Memorial race. The Tritons are led by Aspel Kiprob, last year’s runner-up for Iowa Central, which is seeking a third-straight national team title.

The biggest mover in the top-10 was No. 3 New Mexico JC, which climbed up four places since the Week 1 poll. The T-Birds have been busy, winning the South Plains Invitational (a perfect 15 points) and their own New Mexico JC Invitational (17 points), both times led by 1-2 finishes from brothers German and Tomas Vega. Their scorers include Evans Pololet, last year’s NJCAA Outdoor 1500 champion.

Trinidad State (Colo.) drops one position to No. 4. The Trojans haven’t competed since the Week 1 poll, when they opened at a program-high No. 3 following impressive showings at the Joe I. Vigil and Greeno/Dirksen meets in September.

Moving up a spot to No. 5 is El Paso (Texas) CC, whose last event was the NCAA DI-dominated Cowboy Jamboree. The T-Birds are led by Adams Biwott, who was eighth in last year’s national championships.

Rounding out the top-10 are No. 6 Northwest Kansas Tech, No. 7 Butler (Kan.) CC, No. 8 Salt Lake (Utah) CC, No. 9 Central Arizona and No. 10 Iowa Western CC.

The 2022 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships are set for Saturday, November 12 at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Florida.

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

2022 Week #2 - October 5th

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC
Region XI
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC
Region V
 ▲4
(LW: 7)
4trinidad-state-coloTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.)
Region IX
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5el-paso-texas-ccEL PASO (TEXAS) CC
Region V
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6northwest-kansas-techNORTHWEST KANSAS TECH
Region VI
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8salt-lake-utah-ccSALT LAKE (UTAH) CC
Region XVIII
 ▲3
(LW: 11)
9central-arizonaCENTRAL ARIZONA
Region I (1)
 ▼4
(LW: 5)
10iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC
Region XI
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO
Region IX
 ▼3
(LW: 8)
12pima-ariz-ccPIMA (ARIZ.) CC
Region I (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)
Region XII
 ▲3
(LW: 16)
14eastern-florida-stateEASTERN FLORIDA STATE
Region VIII
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼2
(LW: 13)
16amarillo-texasAMARILLO (TEXAS)
Region V
 ▲4
(LW: 20)
17hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18hill-texasHILL (TEXAS)
Region V
 NR
19southern-nevadaSOUTHERN NEVADA
Region XVIII
 ▼4
(LW: 15)
20ranger-texasRANGER (TEXAS)
Region V
 ▼1
(LW: 19)
21western-texasWESTERN TEXAS
Region V
 ▲1
(LW: 22)
22garden-city-kan-ccGARDEN CITY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼4
(LW: 18)
23hagerstown-md-ccHAGERSTOWN (MD.) CC
Region XX
 NR
24monroe-new-rochelle-n-yMONROE-NEW ROCHELLE (N.Y.)
Region XV
 NR
25indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC
Region XI
 NR


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4FINAL
Colby (Kan.) CC11111
Iowa Central CC22222
Northwest Kansas Tech46553
El Paso (Texas) CC65434
New Mexico JC73345
Trinidad State (Colo.)3410106
Central Arizona59767
Salt Lake (Utah) CC118678
Southern Idaho811889
Butler (Kan.) CC9711910
Hill (Texas)18161211
Vincennes (Ind.)1613131312
Pima (Ariz.) CC1212121713
Iowa Western CC101091114
Eastern Florida State1414141815
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.)24222516
Dodge City (Kan.) CC2417
Ranger (Texas)1920192118
Amarillo (Texas)2016151519
Garden City (Kan.) CC18222020
Barton (Kan.) CC21
Crowder (Mo.)22
Southern Nevada1519212523
Fort Scott (Kan.) CC1524
Neosho County (Kan.) CC21232425
Seminole State (Fla.)26
Colorado Mountain27
Delaware Tech CC28
Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.)29
South Plains (Texas)14
North Central Texas232519
Cloud County (Kan.) CC13151720
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC17171822
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC252423
Western Texas2221
Hagerstown (Md.) CC23

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks National Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 9/21
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Wed 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Wed 10/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Wed 11/2
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 12: NJCAA Champs - Tallahassee, Fla.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/12
MEN | WOMEN