The Trojans are one of three ICCAC teams ranked in the top 20. Iowa Central is No. 1 and first-year program Hawkeye CC is No. 17.
It is the seventh straight poll that the Trojans have been in the top 10. They were ranked in the top 10 in all six of the polls in 2016, including being ranked eighth in the first and last polls of the season.
NIACC is coming off a fourth-place finish at Grinnell’s Les Duke Invitational on Sept. 9. Freshman Brian Jacques led the Trojans with a 11th place finish in 25 minutes, 59 seconds on the 8-kilometer course. Sophomore Blake Keller was 17th in 26:16.
NIACC returns to action Saturday at the University of Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational.
USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I rankings
Iowa Central, Central Arizona, Allen CC (Kansas), South Plains (Texas), Butler CC (Kansas), NIACC, Lansing CC (Michigan), Mesa CC (Arizona), Vincennes (Indiana), Louisburg (N.C.), Monroe (N.Y.), Ranger (Texas), Grand Rapids CC (Michigan), El Paso CC (Texas), Colby CC (Kansas), Cloud County CC (Kansas), Hawkeye CC, Highland CC (Kansas), Cowley County CC (Kansas), Gillette (Wyoming), Macomb CC (Michigan), Hutchinson CC (Kansas), Waubonsee CC (Illinois), Moraine Valley CC (Illinois), Trinidad State JC (Colorado).
NIACC MEN’S RECENT HISTORY IN THE POLLS
Sept. 20 – 6th
Sept. 14 – 8th
Sept. 21 – 10th
Oct. 5 – 9th
Oct. 19 – 9th
Nov. 2 – 9th
Nov. 9 – 8th
Sept. 16 – 10th
Sept. 30 – 16th
Oct. 14 – 18th
Oct. 28 – 21st
Nov. 11 – 19th