DIII National Cross Country Coaches Poll – Week 1

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

September 14, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday the week one 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.

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AROUND THE POLLS

MEN
— New to the top 35 this week is No. 21 Chicago, No. 28 Johns Hopkins, and No. 35 Rowan
– Sixteen conferences are represented in the top 35, but the UAA has the most teams with six followed by the NESCAC (5) and WIAC (4)
– Largest gain of the week goes to No. 25 Rochester who jumped 10 spots from preseason ranking of 35th … Augustana (Ill.) moved eight spots to 12th from 20th and MIT gained six spots in going from 17th to 11th.

WOMEN
– Six schools are new to the top 35 this week, including No. 28 Linfield, No. 29 Rowan, No. 31 Whittier, No. 32 Oberlin, No. 34 Marywood, and tied-No. 35 Rhodes.
– Twenty conferences are represented in the top 35. The NESCAC leads them all with four schools in the top 35.
– St. Olaf gained nine spots as the largest gainer of the week, going from 25th to 16th.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2011 Week #1, September 14

next poll: September 21
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Location
Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) (8) 280 Midwest CCIW Naperville, Ill.
1
2 Haverford 270 Mideast Centennial Haverford, Pa.
4
3 St. Lawrence 264 Atlantic Liberty League Canton, N.Y.
3
4 Washington (Mo.) 256 Midwest UAA St. Louis, Mo.
5
5 Calvin 243 Great Lakes MIAA Grand Rapids, Mich.
2
6 Dickinson 238 Mideast Centennial Carlisle, Pa.
6
7 Williams 232 New England NESCAC Williamstown, Mass.
7
8 SUNY Geneseo 229 Atlantic SUNYAC Geneseo, N.Y.
8
9 UW-La Crosse 216 Midwest WIAC La Crosse, Wis.
9
10 NYU 195 Atlantic UAA New York, N.Y.
11
11 MIT 184 New England NEWMAC Cambridge, Mass.
17
12 Augustana (Ill.) 182 Midwest CCIW Rock Island, Ill.
20
13 UW-Oshkosh 181 Midwest WIAC Oshkosh, Wis.
13
14 Elizabethtown 178 Mideast Middle Atlantic Elizabethtown, Pa.
12
15 Middlebury 173 New England NESCAC Middlebury, Vt.
10
16 Wabash 165 Great Lakes NCAC Crawfordsville, Ind.
14
17 UW-Stevens Point 158 Midwest WIAC Stevens Point, Wis.
16
18 Hamline 146 Central MIAC Saint Paul, Minn.
18
19 Bates 136 New England NESCAC Lewiston, Maine
19
20 Nebraska Wesleyan 118 Central Great Plains Lincoln, Neb.
23
21 Chicago 107 Midwest UAA Chicago, Ill.
NR
22 Willamette 105 West Northwest Salem, Ore.
22
23 Carnegie Mellon 100 Mideast UAA Pittsburgh, Pa.
26
24 Tufts 87 New England NESCAC Medford, Mass.
27
25 Rochester 82 Atlantic UAA Rochester, N.Y.
35
26 Wheaton (Ill.) 76 Midwest CCIW Wheaton, Ill.
15
27 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 66 West SCIAC Claremont, Calif.
28
28 Johns Hopkins 58 Mideast Centennial Baltimore, Md.
RV
29 Bowdoin 53 New England NESCAC Brunswick, Maine
31
30 Albion 46 Great Lakes MIAA Albion, Mich.
21
31 Saint John’s (Minn.) 43 Central MIAC Collegeville, Minn.
24
32 UW-Platteville 38 Midwest WIAC Platteville, Wis.
25
33 Brandeis 32 New England UAA Waltham, Mass.
35
34 Whitworth 22 West Northwest Spokane, Wash.
32
35 Rowan 16 Atlantic NJAC Glassboro, N.J.
NR
Others Receiving Votes: Allegheny 12, Emory 12, Hope 12, UW-Eau Claire 11, Lynchburg 8, Ohio Wesleyan 6, Saint Vincent 3, St. Thomas (Minn.) 1.
Dropped Out: No. 29 Ohio Wesleyan, No. 30 St. Thomas (Minn.), No. 34 Lynchburg

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2011 Week #1, September 14

next poll: September 21
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Location
Last Week
1 Middlebury (8) 280 New England NESCAC Middlebury, Vt.
1
2 Washington (Mo.) 271 Midwest UAA St. Louis, Mo.
3
3 UW-Eau Claire 258 Midwest WIAC Eau Claire, Wis.
5
4 Williams 257 New England NESCAC Williamstown, Mass.
2
5 MIT 249 New England NEWMAC Cambridge, Mass.
4
6 SUNY Geneseo 235 Atlantic SUNYAC Geneseo, N.Y.
6
7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 234 West SCIAC Claremont, Calif.
8
8 Amherst 229 New England NESCAC Amherst, Mass.
7
9 Nebraska Wesleyan 214 Central Great Plains Lincoln, Neb.
10
10 Plattsburgh State 203 Atlantic SUNYAC Plattsburgh, N.Y.
13
11 Johns Hopkins 200 Mideast Centennial Baltimore, Md.
11
12 NYU 198 Atlantic UAA New York, N.Y.
9
13 Hope 176 Great Lakes MIAA Holland, Mich.
15
14 Dickinson 175 Mideast Centennial Carlisle, Pa.
17
15 Calvin 164 Great Lakes MIAA Grand Rapids, Mich.
16
16 St. Olaf 156 Central MIAC Northfield, Minn.
25
17 Luther 151 Central IIAC Decorah, Iowa
12
18 Haverford 136 Mideast Centennial Haverford, Pa.
19
19 Lewis & Clark 129 West Northwest Portland, Ore.
23
19 St. Lawrence 129 Atlantic Liberty League Canton, N.Y.
20
21 Colby 115 New England NESCAC Waterville, Maine
18
22 Emory 109 South/Southeast UAA Atlanta, Ga.
24
23 Elizabethtown 108 Mideast Middle Atlantic Elizabethtown, Pa.
14
24 Carleton 91 Central MIAC Northfield, Minn.
27
25 UW-La Crosse 81 Midwest WIAC La Crosse, Wis.
29
26 SUNY Cortland 80 Atlantic SUNYAC Cortland, N.Y.
22
27 Wartburg 68 Central IIAC Waverly, Iowa
21
28 Linfield 56 West Northwest McMinnville, Ore.
NR
29 Rowan 52 Atlantic NJAC Glassboro, N.J.
NR
29 Keene State 52 New England Little East Keene, N.H.
30
31 Whittier 37 West SCIAC Whittier, Calif.
NR
32 Oberlin 30 Great Lakes NCAC Oberlin, Ohio
NR
33 UW-Stevens Point 23 Midwest WIAC Stevens Point, Wis.
32
34 Marywood 18 Mideast Colonial States Scranton, Pa.
NR
35 Rhodes 15 South/Southeast SCAC Memphis, Tenn.
NR
35 Ohio Northern 15 Great Lakes OAC Ada, Ohio
33
Others Receiving Votes: Wellesley 13, Swarthmore 10, Vassar 8, Chicago 5, Bowdoin 5, St. Thomas (Minn.) 2, Ohio Wesleyan 2, TCNJ 1
Dropped Out: No. 26 Swarthmore, No. 28 Vassar, No. 31 Bowdoin, No. 34 St. Thomas (Minn.), No. 35 TCNJ