DIII National Cross Country Coaches Poll — Week 2

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

September 21, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday the week two 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. The men of Washington (Mo.) and the women’s team of MIT moved to the nation’s top three for the first time this season.

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AROUND THE POLLS

MEN
— No. 5 SUNY Geneseo is in the nation’s top five for the first time this season, as is No. 9 MIT to the top ten.
— No. 16 Chicago and No. 19 Tufts also reached season-best posts in the poll this week
— New to the top 35 are No. 25 St. Olaf, No. 26 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 32 Allegheny, and No. 35 Emory
— Again, the UAA leads with seven conference members in the top 35. The NESCAC follows with five.

WOMEN
— No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps made a move from seventh to No. 4 this week, a season-high listing on the poll.
— No. 9 Calvin was 15th last week and now are in the top ten for the first time this year.
— Making their season debut to the poll this week are No. 24 Tufts, No. 32 Case Western, No. 33 Whitman, and No. 35 Chicago.

UPDATED: 11:30am CT, 9/21/11 — A correction was made to the men’s poll. Albion is the correct team at No. 31.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2011 Week #2, September 21

next poll: September 28
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.
2
3 Washington (Mo.) 256 Midwest UAA St. Louis, Mo.
4
4 Calvin 254 Great Lakes MIAA Grand Rapids, Mich.
5
5 SUNY Geneseo 248 Atlantic SUNYAC Geneseo, N.Y.
8
6 St. Lawrence 242 Atlantic Liberty League Canton, N.Y.
3
7 Dickinson 235 Mideast Centennial Carlisle, Pa.
6
8 UW-La Crosse 220 Midwest WIAC La Crosse, Wis.
9
9 MIT 219 New England NEWMAC Cambridge, Mass.
11
10 Williams 201 New England NESCAC Williamstown, Mass.
7
11 NYU 195 Atlantic UAA New York, N.Y.
10
12 Augustana (Ill.) 174 Midwest CCIW Rock Island, Ill.
12
13 Elizabethtown 172 Mideast Middle Atlantic Elizabethtown, Pa.
14
14 Middlebury 171 New England NESCAC Middlebury, Vt.
15
15 UW-Oshkosh 168 Midwest WIAC Oshkosh, Wis.
13
16 Chicago 165 Midwest UAA Chicago, Ill.
21
17 Wabash 158 Great Lakes NCAC Crawfordsville, Ind.
16
18 UW-Stevens Point 142 Midwest WIAC Stevens Point, Wis.
17
19 Hamline 137 Central MIAC Saint Paul, Minn.
18
19 Tufts 137 New England NESCAC Medford, Mass.
24
21 Nebraska Wesleyan 116 Central Great Plains Lincoln, Neb.
20
22 Bates 100 New England NESCAC Lewiston, Maine
19
23 Carnegie Mellon 99 Mideast UAA Pittsburgh, Pa.
23
24 Wheaton (Ill.) 88 Midwest CCIW Wheaton, Ill.
26
25 St. Olaf 84 Central MIAC Northfield, Minn.
NR
26 Pomona-Pitzer 74 West SCIAC Claremont, Calif.
NR
27 Rochester 67 Atlantic UAA Rochester, N.Y.
25
28 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 59 West SCIAC Claremont, Calif.
27
29 Brandeis 50 New England UAA Waltham, Mass.
33
30 Johns Hopkins 47 Mideast Centennial Baltimore, Md.
28
31 Albion 41 Great Lakes MIAA Albion, Mich.
30
32 Allegheny 36 Mideast NCAC Meadville, Pa.
RV
32 Bowdoin 36 New England NESCAC Brunswick, Maine
29
34 UW-Platteville 17 Midwest WIAC Platteville, Wis.
32
35 Emory 15 South/Southeast UAA Atlanta, Ga.
RV
Others Receiving Votes: Willamette 14, Saint John’s (Minn.) 14, Rowan 9, Hope 9, Whitworth 6, St. Thomas (Minn.) 5, Lynchburg 3, Saint Vincent 3, UW-Eau Claire 2, TCNJ 2.
Dropped Out: No. 22 Willamette, No. 31 Saint John’s (Minn.), No. 34 Whitworth, No. 35 Rowan

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2011 Week #2, September 21

next poll: September 28
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Location
Last Week
1 Middlebury (8) 280 New England NESCAC Middlebury, Vt.
1
2 Washington (Mo.) 265 Midwest UAA St. Louis, Mo.
2
3 MIT 264 New England NEWMAC Cambridge, Mass.
5
4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 248 West SCIAC Claremont, Calif.
7
5 UW-Eau Claire 245 Midwest WIAC Eau Claire, Wis.
3
5 Williams 245 New England NESCAC Williamstown, Mass.
4
7 SUNY Geneseo 237 Atlantic SUNYAC Geneseo, N.Y.
6
8 Amherst 222 New England NESCAC Amherst, Mass.
8
9 Calvin 216 Great Lakes MIAA Grand Rapids, Mich.
15
10 NYU 204 Atlantic UAA New York, N.Y.
12
11 Johns Hopkins 198 Mideast Centennial Baltimore, Md.
11
12 Plattsburgh State 191 Atlantic SUNYAC Plattsburgh, N.Y.
10
13 Hope 179 Great Lakes MIAA Holland, Mich.
13
14 Nebraska Wesleyan 175 Central Great Plains Lincoln, Neb.
9
15 St. Olaf 169 Central MIAC Northfield, Minn.
16
16 Luther 155 Central IIAC Decorah, Iowa
17
17 St. Lawrence 146 Atlantic Liberty League Canton, N.Y.
19
18 Lewis & Clark 127 West Northwest Portland, Ore.
19
19 Dickinson 118 Mideast Centennial Carlisle, Pa.
14
20 Emory 100 South/Southeast UAA Atlanta, Ga.
22
21 Rowan 97 Atlantic NJAC Glassboro, N.J.
29
22 Haverford 92 Mideast Centennial Haverford, Pa.
18
22 Carleton 92 Central MIAC Northfield, Minn.
24
24 Tufts 90 New England NESCAC Medford, Mass.
NR
25 Ohio Northern 85 Great Lakes OAC Ada, Ohio
35
26 SUNY Cortland 84 Atlantic SUNYAC Cortland, N.Y.
26
27 Colby 82 New England NESCAC Waterville, Maine
21
28 Elizabethtown 77 Mideast Middle Atlantic Elizabethtown, Pa.
23
29 UW-La Crosse 76 Midwest WIAC La Crosse, Wis.
25
30 Whittier 73 West SCIAC Whittier, Calif.
31
31 Wartburg 58 Central IIAC Waverly, Iowa
27
32 Case Western Reserve 30 Great Lakes UAA Cleveland, Ohio
NR
33 Whitman 27 West Northwest Walla Walla, Wash.
NR
34 Keene State 24 New England Little East Keene, N.H.
29
35 Chicago 22 Midwest UAA Chicago, Ill.
RV
Others Receiving Votes: Swarthmore 10, Rhodes 8, Vassar 8, Marywood 7, UW-Stevens Point 5, Bowdoin 5, St. Thomas (Minn.) 4.
Dropped Out: No. 28 Linfield, No. 32 Oberlin, No. 33 UW-Stevens Point, No. 34 Marywood, No. 35 Rhodes