2017 NJCAA DI Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

2017 NJCAA DI Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

By Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA October 4, 2017   

http://www.ustfccca.org/2017/10/featured/2017-njcaa-di-cross-country-national-coaches-poll-week-2

 

NEW ORLEANS – We just entered the second month of the NJCAA Division I Cross Country season and there has been a lot of movement in the Men's and Women's National Coaches' Polls.

Only three men's teams and three women's teams remained in place from Week 1 in the most recent polls that were released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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For those who are new or need a refresher, the NJCAA Division I Cross Country National Coaches' Polls are voted on by 10 coaches from around the nation. Points are assigned to each spot in the poll and the team with the most points is No. 1, followed by the second most and so on and so forth.

The 2017 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships will be held Saturday, November 11 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Men's Story

Iowa Central is still No. 1 and received four out of the nine first-place votes. The Tritons have been led by Karim Achengli, who has been named National Athlete of the Week several times.

Women's Story

Iowa Central added a first-place vote to its tally from Week 1 as it has nine in Week 2. The Tritons have looked strong all season, most recently at the Cowboy Jamboree in Oklahoma.

USTFCCCA NJCAA DIVISION I

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY NATIONAL COACHES' POLL

2017 Week #2 — October 4

next release: October 18

 

Rank

Institution (FPV)

Points

NJCAA

USTFCCCA

Head Coach (Yr)

Last
Week

1

Iowa Central CC (4)

191

Region XI

Midwest

Dee Brown (14th)

1

2

Central Arizona (3)

188

Region I

West

Paul Tavares (18th)

2

3

South Plains (Texas) (2)

187

Region V

West

Erik Vance (2nd)

4

4

Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC

172

Region I

West

Dave Barney (22nd)

NR

5

Allen (Kan.) CC

140

Region VI

Central

Vince DeGrado (7th)

3

6

Louisburg (N.C.)

138

Region X

Atlantic

Josh Hayman (1st)

10

7

Mesa (Ariz.) CC

135

Region I

West

Dan Pescador (3rd)

8

8

Lansing (Mich.) CC

130

Region XII

Great Lakes

Jim Robinson (9th)

7

9

Butler (Kan.) CC

116

Region VI

Central

Dustin Mettler (1st)

5

10

Vincennes (Ind.)

114

Region XII

Great Lakes

Blake Albrecht (1st)

9

11

El Paso CC

74

Region V

West

Felix Hinojosa (18th)

14

12

North Iowa Area CC

70

Region XI

Midwest

Curtis Vais (14th)

6

13

Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC

59

Region XII

Great Lakes

Matt Sicilia (3rd)

13

14

Ranger (Texas)

58

Region V

West

Kathy Graham (3rd)

12

14

Western Texas

58

Region V

West

James Williams (5th)

NR

16

Glendale (Ariz.) CC

55

Region I

West

Randy Espinoza (31st)

NR

17

Colby (Kan.) CC

53

Region VI

Central

Cameron Rieth (3rd)

15

18

Monroe (N.Y.)

36

Region XV

Atlantic

Shirvon Greene (3rd)

11

19

Cloud County (Kan.) CC

32

Region VI

Central

Drew Mahin (5th)

16

20

Southern Idaho

28

Region XVIII

West

Lindsey Anderson (1st)

**

21

Pima (Ariz.) CC

24

Region I

West

Greg Wenneborg (13th)

NR

22

Hawkeye (Iowa) CC

12

Region XI

Midwest

Micah Ruroden (1st)

17

22

Macomb (Mich.) CC

12

Region XII

Great Lakes

Kim Renas (5th)

20

24

Indian Hills (Iowa) CC

5

Region XI

Midwest

Scott Barnes (4th)

NR

24

Highland (Kan.) CC

5

Region VI

Central

Chad Clevenger (8th)

18

Also Receiving Votes: Cowley, Gillette, Waubonsee, Hutchinson

Dropped Out: No. 23 Hesston (Kan.), No. 24 Dodge City (Kan.) CC, No. 24 Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC

 

 

USTFCCCA NJCAA DIVISION I

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY NATIONAL COACHES' POLL

2017 Week #2 — October 4

next release: October 18

 

Rank

Institution (FPV)

Points

NJCAA

USTFCCCA

Head Coach (Yr*)

Last
Week

1

Iowa Central CC (9)

199

Region XI

Midwest

Dee Brown (14th)

1

2

El Paso CC (1)

180

Region V

West

Felix Hinojosa (18th)

3

3

Allen (Kan.) CC

174

Region VI

Central

Vince DeGrado (7th)

4

4

Cowley County (Kan.) CC

171

Region VI

Central

Dan Adler (2nd)

2

5

Central Arizona

169

Region I

West

Paul Tavares (18th)

5

6

Lansing (Mich.) CC

143

Region XII

Great Lakes

Jim Robinson (9th)

7

7

Southern Idaho

141

Region XVIII

West

Lindsey Anderson (1st)

**

8

Colby (Kan.) CC

130

Region VI

Central

Cameron Rieth (3rd)

9

9

Vincennes (Ind.)

112

Region XII

Great Lakes

Blake Albrecht (1st)

6

9

Butler (Kan.) CC

112

Region VI

Central

Dustin Mettler (1st)

8

11

Pima (Ariz.) CC

97

Region I

West

Greg Wenneborg (13th)

22

12

South Plains (Texas)

90

Region V

West

Erik Vance (2nd)

10

13

Hutchinson (Kan.) CC

73

Region VI

Central

Justin Riggs (3rd)

12

14

Mesa (Ariz.) CC

70

Region I

West

Dan Pescador (3rd)

16

15

Iowa Western CC

59

Region XI

Midwest

Emmett Statzer (11th)

11

16

Highland (Kan.) CC

41

Region VI

Central

Tom Bond (10th)

14

17

Macomb (Mich.) CC

37

Region XII

Great Lakes

Kim Renas (5th)

20

17

New Mexico JC

37

Region V

West

Jeff Becker (5th)

13

19

Indian Hills (Iowa) CC

26

Region XI

Midwest

Scott Barnes (4th)

19

20

Trinidad State (Colo.) JC

10

Region IX

West

Lauren Martin (2nd)

18

21

Monroe (N.Y.)

9

Region XV

Atlantic

Shirvon Greene (3rd)

17

22

Ranger (Texas)

8

Region V

West

Kathy Graham (3rd)

15

23

Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.)

3

Region X

Atlantic

Ken Roach (3rd)

NR

23

Louisburg (N.C.)

3

Region X

Atlantic

Josh Hayman (1st)

RV

23

Cuyahoga (Ohio) CC

3

Region XII

Great Lakes

Don Cox (26th)

21

Also Receiving Votes: (none)

Dropped Out: No. 23 Hesston (Kan.), No. 24 Dodge City (Kan.) CC, No. 24 Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC