Final Regular Season National Poll Still Has North Central, Middlebury as Favorites in D-III

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

November 15, 2010   

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… North Central College’s men and Middlebury’s women enter Saturday’s NCAA Championships as the undisputed top-ranked teams …

… No. 1 North Central will be looking for their 14th NCAA men’s team title and their second-straight … of the men’s top five, No. 2 Haverford, No. 3 SUNY Geneseo, and No. 5 St. Lawrence have not won a national D-III title … Haverford was runner-ups in 2007 … No. 4 Calvin is tied for the second-most D-III men’s team titles in NCAA history with four, all of which came in a span from 2000 to 2006.

… On the women’s side, No. 5 UW Eau Claire is the defending team champs, having won their first title in 2009 … No. 1 Middlebury, with five all-time national team titles, and all coming since 2000, is second in NCAA D-III history in team championships in cross country … No. 2 St. Lawrence and No. 4 Johns Hopkins has not won a national women’s team title in cross country … No. 3 Williams won national titles in 2002 and 2004.

 

USTFCCCA

NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2010 Week #9, November 15 (final regular season)

next poll: none, NCAA Championships, November 20
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Location
Last
1 North Central (Ill.) (8) 280 Midwest CCIW Naperville, Ill.
1
2 Haverford 269 Mideast Centennial Haverford, Pa.
5
3 SUNY Geneseo 266 Atlantic SUNYAC Geneseo, N.Y.
3
4 Calvin 257 Great Lakes MIAA Grand Rapids, Mich.
4
5 St. Lawrence 244 Atlantic Liberty League Canton, N.Y.
6
6 UW Platteville 240 Midwest WIAC Platteville, Wis.
10
7 UW Stevens Point 229 Midwest WIAC Stevens Point, Wis.
8
8 Dickinson 226 Mideast Centennial Carlisle, Pa.
12
9 Washington (Mo.) 218 Midwest UAA St. Louis, Mo.
7
10 NYU 211 Atlantic UAA New York, N.Y.
9
11 MIT 193 New England NEWMAC Cambridge, Mass.
NR
12 Carnegie Mellon 183 Mideast UAA Pittsburgh, Pa.
18
13 UW Oshkosh 180 Midwest WIAC Oshkosh, Wis.
14
14 Willamette 170 West NWC Salem, Ore.
29
15 Williams 168 New England NESCAC Williamstown, Mass.
13
16 Elizabethtown 163 Mideast Middle Atlantic Elizabethtown, Pa.
15
17 Allegheny 140 Mideast NCAC Meadville, Pa.
2
17 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 140 West SCIAC Claremont, Calif.
24
19 Brandeis 132 New England UAA Waltham, Mass.
21
20 Grinnell 116 Central Midwest Conf. Grinnell, Iowa
NR
21 UW Eau Claire 107 Midwest WIAC Eau Claire, Wis.
32
22 Middlebury 105 New England NESCAC Middlebury, Vt.
11
22 Whitworth 105 West NWC Spokane, Wash.
15
24 Wabash 103 Great Lakes NCAC Crawfordsville, Ind.
30
25 Rochester 92 Atlantic UAA Rochester, N.Y.
28
26 Luther 77 Central IIAC Decorah, Iowa
NR
27 UW Whitewater 75 Midwest WIAC Whitewater, Wis.
17
28 Colorado College 69 West SCAC Colorado Springs, Colo.
19
29 Hamline 54 Central MIAC Saint Paul, Minn.
22
30 Albion 42 Great Lakes MIAA Albion, Mich.
26
31 Augustana (Ill.) 41 Midwest CCIW Rock Island, Ill.
20
32 Nebraska Wesleyan 35 Central Independent Lincoln, Neb.
33
33 Ohio Wesleyan 27 Great Lakes NCAC Delaware, Ohio
NR
34 Bates 23 New England NESCAC Lewiston, Maine
31
35 Lynchburg 15 South/Southeast ODAC Lynchburg, Va.
NR
Others Receiving Votes: Keene State 11, Wesleyan (Conn.) 9, Centre 8, UW La Crosse 7, Pomona-Pitzer 5, TCNJ 5.
Dropped Out: No. 24 Tufts, No. 34 Case Western Reserve, No. 35 St. Olaf

 

USTFCCCA

NCAA Division III

Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2010 Week #9, November 15 (final regular season)

next poll: none, NCAA Championships, November 20
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Location
Last
1 Middlebury (8) 280 New England NESCAC Middlebury, Vt.
1
2 St. Lawrence 272 Atlantic Liberty League Canton, N.Y.
2
3 Williams 261 New England NESCAC Williamstown, Mass.
3
4 Johns Hopkins 257 Mideast Centennial Baltimore, Md.
4
5 UW Eau Claire 248 Midwest WIAC Eau Claire, Wis.
14
6 Calvin 234 Great Lakes MIAA Grand Rapids, Mich.
7
7 SUNY Geneseo 228 Atlantic SUNYAC Geneseo, N.Y.
12
8 Washington (Mo.) 223 Midwest UAA St. Louis, Mo.
5
9 Luther 218 Central IIAC Decorah, Iowa
11
10 Amherst 208 New England NESCAC Amherst, Mass.
16
11 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 198 West SCIAC Claremont, Calif.
13
12 UW Stevens Point 194 Midwest WIAC Stevens Point, Wis.
17
13 MIT 186 New England NEWMAC Cambridge, Mass.
7
14 Wartburg 167 Central IIAC Waverly, Iowa
25
15 UW Oshkosh 163 Midwest WIAC Oshkosh, Wis.
22
16 Hope 160 Great Lakes MIAA Holland, Mich.
10
17 Nebraska Wesleyan 145 Central Independent Lincoln, Neb.
21
18 NYU 143 Atlantic UAA New York, N.Y.
24
19 Chicago 140 Midwest UAA Chicago, Ill.
6
20 Dickinson 137 Mideast Centennial Carlisle, Pa.
19
21 Case Western Reserve 127 Great Lakes UAA Cleveland, Ohio
23
22 St. Olaf 114 Central MIAC Northfield, Minn.
15
23 Plattsburgh State 92 Atlantic SUNYAC Plattsburgh, N.Y.
RV
24 Rhodes 89 South/Southeast SCAC Memphis, Tenn.
29
25 Whitworth 77 West NWC Spokane, Wash.
34
26 Emory 74 South/Southeast UAA Atlanta, Ga.
27
27 Colby 72 New England NESCAC Waterville, Maine
26
28 SUNY Cortland 65 Atlantic SUNYAC Cortland, N.Y.
9
29 Elizabethtown 62 Mideast Middle Atlantic Elizabethtown, Pa.
NR
30 Oberlin 42 Great Lakes NCAC Oberlin, Ohio
RV
31 Keene State 27 New England Little East Keene, N.H.
NR
32 Haverford 27 Mideast Centennial Haverford, Pa.
33
33 Carleton 25 Central MIAC Northfield, Minn.
RV
34 Whittier 16 West SCIAC Whittier, Calif.
NR
34 Ohio Northern 16 Great Lakes OAC Ada, Ohio
20
Others Receiving Votes: North Central (Ill.) 15, Grove City 13, Vassar 12.
Dropped Out: No. 18 Lewis & Clark, No. 28 Wellesley, No. 30 St. Thomas (Minn.), No. 31 Ithaca, No. 35 Tufts.