Final Regular Season Poll in DIII has North Central, Middlebury as National Favorites

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

November 14, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday the week nine results of the national cross country coaches’ poll for NCAA Division III. This week’s national coaches poll is the last of the regular season as the NCAA Championships will take place on Saturday.

UW-Oshkosh will host the NCAA Championships, Nov. 19, at Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winneconne, Wis. The women’s race will begin at noon ET followed by the men’s race at 1 p.m. ET.

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USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2011 Week #9, November 14 (pre-NCAA Championships)

next poll: none, November 19 (NCAA Championships, final)
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 North Central (Ill.) (8) 280 Midwest CCIW Al Carius (46th)
1
2 Haverford 270 Mideast Centennial Tom Donnelly (37th)
2
3 Washington (Mo.) 260 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (11th)
3
4 Calvin 259 Great Lakes Michigan Intercollegiate Brian Diemer (26th)
4
5 Williams 239 New England NESCAC Peter Farwell (33rd)
7
6 UW-Oshkosh 235 Midwest WIAC Paul Brown (1st)
8
7 St. Lawrence 227 Atlantic Liberty League John Newman (11th)
11
8 Middlebury 218 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (1st)
16
9 UW-La Crosse 215 Midwest WIAC Don Fritsch (14th)
12
10 SUNY Geneseo 205 Atlantic SUNYAC Mike Woods (20th)
9
11 Wheaton (Ill.) 188 Midwest CCIW Scott Bradley (10th)
5
12 Dickinson 186 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (22nd)
6
13 Wabash 183 Great Lakes NCAC Roger Busch (6th)
22
13 Bates 183 New England NESCAC Al Fereshetian (17th)
10
15 NYU 182 Atlantic UAA Nick McDonough (14th)
13
16 Bowdoin 170 New England NESCAC Peter Slovenski (26th)
14
17 Nebraska Wesleyan 149 Central Great Plains Ted Bulling (22nd)
21
18 Allegheny 137 Mideast NCAC Brent Wilkerson (2nd)
33
19 UW-Stevens Point 132 Midwest WIAC Rick Witt (33rd)
20
20 SUNY Cortland 123 Atlantic SUNYAC Steve Patrick (5th)
27
21 St. Olaf 110 Central MIAC Phil Lundin (4th)
29
22 Tufts 98 New England NESCAC Ethan Barron (7th)
24
23 Colorado College 96 West SCAC Ted Castaneda (32nd)
NR
24 Occidental 89 West SCIAC Robert Bartlett (7th)
26
25 Augustana (Ill.) 78 Midwest CCIW Paul Olsen (46th)
19
26 Hamline 72 Central MIAC Paul Schmaedeke (21st)
25
27 Johns Hopkins 69 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (13th)
RV
28 UW-Platteville 66 Midwest WIAC Tom Antczak (19th)
18
29 Rochester 52 Atlantic UAA John Izzo (12th)
32
30 MIT 48 New England NEWMAC Halston Taylor (30th)
17
31 Elizabethtown 47 Mideast Middle Atlantic Brian Falk (1st)
23
32 Chicago 45 Midwest UAA Chris Hall (11th)
14
33 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 42 West SCIAC John Goldhammer (28th)
31
34 Manchester 23 Great Lakes HCAC Brian Cashdollar (14th)
35
35 Brandeis 21 New England UAA John Evans (8th)
27
Others Receiving Votes: Albion 15, Loras 10, Lynchburg 9, Carnegie Mellon 3, Luther 3, Willamette 3.
Dropped Out: No. 30 Carnegie Mellon, No. 34 UW-Eau Claire
(* year as head coach of that team in men’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2011 Week #9, November 14 (pre-NCAA Championships)

next poll: none, November 19 (NCAA Championships, final)
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 Middlebury (5) 277 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (1st)
3
2 Washington (Mo.) (3) 271 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (11th)
2
3 Williams 267 New England NESCAC Peter Farwell (12th)
1
4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 254 West SCIAC John Goldhammer (28th)
4
5 St. Lawrence 245 Atlantic Liberty League Mike Howard (13th)
11
6 Calvin 236 Great Lakes Michigan Intercollegiate Brian Diemer (6th)
9
7 MIT 234 New England NEWMAC Halston Taylor (5th)
5
8 SUNY Geneseo 221 Atlantic SUNYAC Mike Woods (20th)
6
9 UW-Eau Claire 219 Midwest WIAC Dan Schwamberger (5th)
7
10 Johns Hopkins 212 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (13th)
11
11 Plattsburgh State 190 Atlantic SUNYAC Nick Jones (1st)
16
12 Amherst 189 New England NESCAC John Adamson (1st)
14
13 Wartburg 188 Central IIAC Steve Johnson (23rd)
27
14 Ohio Northern 177 Great Lakes OAC Jason Maus (6th)
17
15 Hope 162 Great Lakes Michigan Intercollegiate Mark Northuis (24th)
13
16 Carleton 161 Central MIAC Donna Ricks (17th)
9
17 Dickinson 154 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (22nd)
26
18 Oberlin 142 Great Lakes NCAC Ray Appenheimer (6th)
18
19 St. Olaf 141 Central MIAC Chris Daymont (31st)
15
20 Rowan 128 Atlantic NJAC Derick “Ringo” Adamson (5th)
8
21 Tufts 113 New England NESCAC Kristen Morwick (12th)
23
22 Emory 108 South/Southeast UAA John Curtin (27th)
22
23 Nebraska Wesleyan 97 Central Great Plains Ted Bulling (17th)
24
24 Chicago 90 Midwest UAA Chris Hall (11th)
NR
25 NYU 88 Atlantic UAA Nick McDonough (14th)
21
26 Elizabethtown 81 Mideast Middle Atlantic Brian Falk (4th)
30
27 North Central (Ill.) 74 Midwest CCIW Mahesh Narayanan (11th)
25
28 Haverford 68 Mideast Centennial Fran Rizzo (21st)
19
29 Willamette 66 West Northwest Conference Matt McGuirk (8th)
28
30 Wellesley 43 New England NEWMAC John Babington (25th)
NR
31 Luther 35 Central IIAC Yarrow Pasche (7th)
32
32 Whittier 21 West SCIAC Greg Phillips (26th)
34
33 TCNJ 17 Atlantic NJAC Phil Jennings (9th)
31
34 Lewis & Clark 15 West Northwest Conference Keith Woodard (5th)
20
35 Rhodes 13 South/Southeast SCAC Robert Shankman (21st)
NR
Others Receiving Votes: Keene State 11, Case Western Reserve 11, Vassar 8, Centre 5, SUNY Cortland 5, Occidental 2.
Dropped Out: No. 29 Colby, No. 33 Keene State, No. 34 SUNY Cortland
(* year as head coach of that team in women’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)