The Trojans are one of four ICCAC teams ranked in the top 25. Iowa Central is No. 1, Hawkeye CC is No. 22 and Indian Hills is tied with Highland CC (Kansas) at No. 24.
NIACC, which has been ranked in the top 15 for nine straight polls dating back to 2015, was ranked No. 6 in the initial 2017 poll on Sept. 20.
NIACC is coming off a second-place finish in the Division III race at the University of Minnesota Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 23. Freshman Brian Jacques won the Griak Invite in a time of 27 minutes, 7 seconds on the 8-kilometer course and sophomore Blake Keller was sixth in 28:26.
NIACC returns to action Saturday at the St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational in Bettendorf.
USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I rankings
Iowa Central, Central Arizona, South Plains (Texas), Paradise Valley CC (Arizona), Allen CC (Kansas), Louisburg (N.C.), Mesa CC (Arizona), Lansing CC (Michigan), Butler CC (Kansas), Vincennes (Indiana), El Paso CC (Texas), NIACC, Grand Rapids CC (Michigan), Ranger (Texas), Western Texas, Glendale CC (Arizona), Colby CC (Kansas), Monroe (N.Y.), Cloud County CC (Kansas), Southern Idaho, Pima CC (Arizona), Hawkeye CC, Macomb CC (Michigan), Indian Hills, Highland CC (Kansas).
NIACC MEN’S RECENT HISTORY IN THE POLLS
Sept. 20 – 6th
Oct. 4 – 12th
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