DIII National Cross Country Coaches’ Poll — Week 3

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

September 28, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday the week three results of the national cross country coaches’ poll for NCAA Division III. North Central’s men and Middlebury’s women remain the No. 1 teams in the nation according to the nation’s coaches. Calvin’s men return to the top three while the top seven women’s spots are the same as they were a week ago.

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AROUND THE POLLS

MEN
— No. 8 UW-Oshkosh reached a season-high position of eighth
— No. 11 Augustana (Ill.) is also now at a season-best spot
— UW-Eau Claire joins the ranks for the first time this season, entering at No. 35.
— The UAA leads all conferences with six members in the top 35, followed by the NESCAC (5) and the WIAC (5).
— Several ranked teams will be in action this weekend … Six ranked teams are expected at Lehigh’s Paul Short Run with No. 2 Haverford and No. 6 St. Lawrence headlining … No. 1 North Central (Ill.) and No. 3 Calvin will do battle at the Notre Dame Invitational along with No. 8 UW-Oshkosh … No. 4 Washington (Mo.) will take on the field at the Greater Louisville Classic … No. 5 SUNY Geneseo hosts their own invitational this weekend

WOMEN
— Season-high positions on the poll this week go to No. 8 Calvin, No. 9 Plattsburgh State, No. 12 Hope, and No. 13 St. Olaf.
— The UAA and NESCAC set the standard among conferences this week with five teams ranked … they are followed by the MIAC, Centennial Conference, and the SUNYAC which have three teams each in the top 35.
— Seven ranked teams will be at the Paul Short Run with No. 14 Johns Hopkins, No. 15 Nebraska Wesleyan, and No. 19 St. Lawrence among the field … No. 1 Middlebury will take part in the Vermont Intercollegiate Championships this weekend … No. 2 Washington (Mo.) will take on No. 12 Hope at the Greater Louisville Classic … No. 3 MIT and No. 32 Colby will be at the Bowdoin Invitational … No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and No. 26 Whittier will be at the Pomona-Pitzer Invite … No. 5 UW-Eau Claire will host four other ranked teams at the Blugold Open this weekend.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2011 Week #3, September 28

next poll: October 5
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Location
Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) (7) 279 Midwest CCIW Naperville, Ill.
1
2 Haverford (1) 270 Mideast Centennial Haverford, Pa.
2
3 Calvin 260 Great Lakes MIAA Grand Rapids, Mich.
4
4 Washington (Mo.) 256 Midwest UAA St. Louis, Mo.
3
5 SUNY Geneseo 249 Atlantic SUNYAC Geneseo, N.Y.
5
6 St. Lawrence 239 Atlantic Liberty League Canton, N.Y.
6
7 Dickinson 233 Mideast Centennial Carlisle, Pa.
7
8 UW-Oshkosh 217 Midwest WIAC Oshkosh, Wis.
15
9 MIT 216 New England NEWMAC Cambridge, Mass.
9
10 Williams 203 New England NESCAC Williamstown, Mass.
10
11 Augustana (Ill.) 200 Midwest CCIW Rock Island, Ill.
12
12 NYU 178 Atlantic UAA New York, N.Y.
11
13 Elizabethtown 174 Mideast Middle Atlantic Elizabethtown, Pa.
13
13 Middlebury 174 New England NESCAC Middlebury, Vt.
14
15 Wabash 166 Great Lakes NCAC Crawfordsville, Ind.
17
16 UW-La Crosse 165 Midwest WIAC La Crosse, Wis.
8
17 Chicago 155 Midwest UAA Chicago, Ill.
16
18 UW-Stevens Point 129 Midwest WIAC Stevens Point, Wis.
18
19 Tufts 125 New England NESCAC Medford, Mass.
19
20 UW-Platteville 117 Midwest WIAC Platteville, Wis.
34
21 Carnegie Mellon 110 Mideast UAA Pittsburgh, Pa.
23
22 Bates 101 New England NESCAC Lewiston, Maine
22
23 Nebraska Wesleyan 96 Central Great Plains Lincoln, Neb.
21
24 Wheaton (Ill.) 92 Midwest CCIW Wheaton, Ill.
24
25 Hamline 91 Central MIAC Saint Paul, Minn.
19
26 Pomona-Pitzer 81 West SCIAC Claremont, Calif.
26
27 Rochester 62 Atlantic UAA Rochester, N.Y.
27
28 St. Olaf 59 Central MIAC Northfield, Minn.
25
28 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 59 West SCIAC Claremont, Calif.
28
30 Bowdoin 49 New England NESCAC Brunswick, Maine
32
31 Albion 46 Great Lakes MIAA Albion, Mich.
31
32 Brandeis 42 New England UAA Waltham, Mass.
29
33 Johns Hopkins 41 Mideast Centennial Baltimore, Md.
30
34 Allegheny 36 Mideast NCAC Meadville, Pa.
32
35 UW-Eau Claire 24 Midwest WIAC Eau Claire, Wis.
RV
Others Receiving Votes: Willamette 14, Rowan 6, St. Thomas (Minn.) 6, Hope 5, TCNJ 4, Loras 4, Linfield 4, Emory 2, Saint John’s (Minn.) 1.
Dropped Out: No. 35 Emory

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2011 Week #3, September 28

next poll: October 5
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Location
Last Week
1 Middlebury (8) 280 New England NESCAC Middlebury, Vt.
1
2 Washington (Mo.) 269 Midwest UAA St. Louis, Mo.
2
3 MIT 258 New England NEWMAC Cambridge, Mass.
3
4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 255 West SCIAC Claremont, Calif.
4
5 UW-Eau Claire 247 Midwest WIAC Eau Claire, Wis.
5
5 Williams 247 New England NESCAC Williamstown, Mass.
5
7 SUNY Geneseo 235 Atlantic SUNYAC Geneseo, N.Y.
7
8 Calvin 219 Great Lakes MIAA Grand Rapids, Mich.
9
9 Plattsburgh State 217 Atlantic SUNYAC Plattsburgh, N.Y.
12
10 Amherst 212 New England NESCAC Amherst, Mass.
8
11 NYU 190 Atlantic UAA New York, N.Y.
10
12 Hope 187 Great Lakes MIAA Holland, Mich.
13
13 St. Olaf 186 Central MIAC Northfield, Minn.
15
14 Johns Hopkins 181 Mideast Centennial Baltimore, Md.
11
15 Nebraska Wesleyan 164 Central Great Plains Lincoln, Neb.
14
16 Emory 161 South/Southeast UAA Atlanta, Ga.
20
17 Lewis & Clark 148 West Northwest Portland, Ore.
18
18 Luther 138 Central IIAC Decorah, Iowa
16
19 St. Lawrence 133 Atlantic Liberty League Canton, N.Y.
17
20 Dickinson 129 Mideast Centennial Carlisle, Pa.
19
21 Haverford 112 Mideast Centennial Haverford, Pa.
22
22 Carleton 103 Central MIAC Northfield, Minn.
22
23 Rowan 99 Atlantic NJAC Glassboro, N.J.
21
24 Tufts 95 New England NESCAC Medford, Mass.
24
25 Ohio Northern 92 Great Lakes OAC Ada, Ohio
25
26 Whittier 78 West SCIAC Whittier, Calif.
30
27 Case Western Reserve 63 Great Lakes UAA Cleveland, Ohio
32
28 SUNY Cortland 59 Atlantic SUNYAC Cortland, N.Y.
26
29 UW-La Crosse 58 Midwest WIAC La Crosse, Wis.
29
30 Elizabethtown 48 Mideast Middle Atlantic Elizabethtown, Pa.
28
31 Oberlin 42 Great Lakes NCAC Oberlin, Ohio
NR
32 Colby 32 New England NESCAC Waterville, Maine
27
33 St. Thomas (Minn.) 26 Central MIAC Saint Paul, Minn.
RV
34 Chicago 23 Midwest UAA Chicago, Ill.
35
35 Whitman 22 West Northwest Walla Walla, Wash.
33
Others Receiving Votes: North Central (Ill.) 10, Rhodes 6, St. Benedict 6, Keene State 5, Wartburg 3, Marywood 2, UW-Stevens Point 5, St. Thomas (Minn.) 4.
Dropped Out: No. 35 Emory