Anything can happen from now until November and anything can happen over 10km on race day.
If McDonald, Knight, and Fisher are all healthy and fit come November, I have learned to never... I mean never underestimate Grant Fisher. He has shown so many times through HS and now college, coming in as an underdog, to be top dog. He had a breakout year this year on top of steady annual improvement which causes me to feel he is ahead of what some people might be thinking a 20 year old star should be.
I would like to see an American win NCAA XC. It has been a while. Fisher will only be 20 years old come November and all of the other predicted contenders are older. If an African transfer or newly minted "African freshman" arrives - they are in their mid twenties which isn't fair.
Strictly on time, Knight, McDonald, Fisher in that order. But Fisher has not been in a race this year, where the pace has been fast in-order-to get a fast time. Strictly on how the three race: Fisher, Knight, McDonald. Last I heard NCAA XC is a race.
All three are talented athletes and come across as nice guys. Any one of them could win, I am pulling for Fisher. It will be fun to watch.