DIII National Cross Country Coaches’ Poll — 2012 Week 1

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

September 12, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – The men’s team North Central College and the women’s team at Middlebury College remain as the No. 1 squads in the nation according to first regular poll of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for NCAA Division III cross country. NCC and Haverford hold down the top two men’s spots while Washington (Mo.) moved up from fourth to over the No. 3 position. On the women’s side, Williams is at No. 2 as they were in the preseason poll and the women of Washington (Mo.) also moved from fourth to third in their poll.

Six NESCAC men’s teams – No. 5 Bates, No. 7 Tufts, No. 10 Middlebury, No. 14 Williams, No. 23 Bowdoin, and No. 26 Amherst – are in the national top 35 to lead all conferences. The UAA has the most women’s teams in the top 35 with No. 3 Washington (Mo.), No. 15 Case Western Reserve, No. 19 NYU, No. 21 Chicago, No. 24 Emory.

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USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2012 Week #1, September 12

next poll: September 19
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 North Central (Ill.) (8) 280 Midwest CCIW Al Carius (47th)
1
2 Haverford 271 Mideast Centennial Tom Donnelly (38th)
2
3 Washington (Mo.) 259 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (12th)
4
4 SUNY Geneseo 257 Atlantic SUNYAC Mike Woods (21st)
3
5 Bates 237 New England NESCAC Al Fereshetian (18th)
8
6 Calvin 236 Great Lakes MIAA Brian Diemer (27th)
7
7 Wheaton (Ill.) 234 Midwest CCIW Scott Bradley (11th)
5
7 Tufts 234 New England NESCAC Ethan Barron (8th)
6
9 SUNY Cortland 214 Atlantic SUNYAC Steve Patrick (5th)
11
10 Middlebury 206 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (2nd)
9
11 Chicago 200 Midwest UAA Chris Hall (12th)
RV
12 NYU 186 Atlantic UAA Nick McDonough (15th)
12
13 UW-La Crosse 180 Midwest WIAC Derek Stanley (1st)
9
14 Williams 178 New England NESCAC Peter Farwell (34th)
13
15 Allegheny 162 Mideast NCAC Brent Wilkerson (3rd)
15
16 St. Olaf 159 Central MIAC Phil Lundin (5th)
14
17 Wabash 143 Great Lakes NCAC Roger Busch (7th)
17
18 Loras 139 Central IIAC Bob Schultz (8th)
16
19 Augustana (Ill.) 120 Midwest CCIW Paul Olsen (47th)
18
20 Rochester 119 Atlantic UAA John Izzo (13th)
25
21 Dickinson 112 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (23rd)
27
22 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 109 West SCIAC John Goldhammer (29th)
20
23 Bowdoin 103 New England NESCAC Peter Slovenski (27th)
21
24 RPI 95 Atlantic Liberty League John Lynch (2nd)
19
25 UW-Stevens Point 92 Midwest WIAC Rick Witt (34th)
24
26 Amherst 74 New England NESCAC Ned Nedeau (16th)
26
27 Central (Iowa) 68 Central IIAC Joe Dunham (5th)
NR
28 Willamette 66 West Northwest Matt McGuirk (9th)
28
29 Luther 59 Central IIAC Steve Pasche (8th)
22
29 Johns Hopkins 59 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (14th)
23
31 St. Lawrence 43 Atlantic Liberty League John Newman (12th)
30
32 Pomona-Pitzer 40 West SCIAC Tony Boston (5th)
31
33 UW-Eau Claire 24 Midwest WIAC Dan Schwamberger (6th)
35
34 Manchester 15 Great Lakes HCAC Brian Cashdollar (15th)
33
35 Oberlin 14 Great Lakes NCAC Ray Appenheimer (7th)
RV
Others Receiving Votes: MIT 12, UW-Platteville 12, UW-Oshkosh 9, TCNJ 8, Carnegie Mellon 5, Elizabethtown 3, Occidental 2, Case Western Reserve 1, SUNY Fredonia 1
Dropped Out: No. 29 UW-Oshkosh, No. 32 UW-Platteville, No. 34 Occidental
(* 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

2012 Week #1, September 12

next poll: September 19
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 Middlebury (6) 278 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (2nd)
1
2 Williams 268 New England NESCAC Peter Farwell (13th)
2
3 Washington (Mo.) 265 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (12th)
4
4 SUNY Geneseo 252 Atlantic SUNYAC Mike Woods (21st)
3
5 MIT 246 New England NEWMAC Halston Taylor (6th)
6
6 Johns Hopkins 241 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (14th)
7
7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 231 West SCIAC John Goldhammer (29th)
5
8 Calvin 222 Great Lakes MIAA Brian Diemer (7th)
10
9 Wartburg 221 Central IIAC Steve Johnson (24th)
9
10 St. Lawrence 215 Atlantic Liberty League Mike Howard (14th)
8
11 Amherst 197 New England NESCAC Cassie Funke-Harris (1st)
11
12 St. Olaf 195 Central MIAC Chris Daymont (32nd)
12
13 UW-Eau Claire 181 Midwest WIAC Dan Schwamberger (6th)
14
14 Tufts 168 New England NESCAC Kristen Morwick (13th)
15
15 Case Western Reserve 166 Great Lakes UAA Kathy Lanese (15th)
27
16 Dickinson 149 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (23rd)
18
17 Hope 147 Great Lakes MIAA Mark Northuis (25th)
22
18 St. Thomas (Minn.) 141 Central MIAC Joe Sweeney (33rd)
19
19 NYU 139 Atlantic UAA Nick McDonough (15th)
34
20 Ohio Northern 121 Great Lakes OAC Jason Maus (7th)
16
21 Chicago 115 Midwest UAA Chris Hall (12th)
21
22 Haverford 103 Mideast Centennial Fran Rizzo (22nd)
26
23 Oberlin 100 Great Lakes NCAC Ray Appenheimer (7th)
13
24 Emory 96 South/Southeast UAA John Curtin (28th)
23
25 Carleton 86 Central MIAC Donna Ricks (18th)
RV
26 Rowan 85 Atlantic NJAC Derick “Ringo” Adamson (6th)
17
27 Lewis & Clark 81 West Northwest Keith Woodard (6th)
34
28 Grove City 65 Mideast PAC Sean Severson (9th)
28
28 Luther 65 Central IIAC Yarrow Pasche (8th)
29
30 Willamette 45 West Northwest Matt McGuirk (9th)
NR
31 TCNJ 40 Atlantic NJAC Phil Jennings (10th)
24
32 Illinois Wesleyan 30 Midwest CCIW Greg Huffaker (8th)
31
33 Plattsburgh State 19 Atlantic SUNYAC Nick Jones (2nd)
NR
33 Nebraska Wesleyan 19 Central Great Plains Ted Bulling (18th)
RV
35 Rhodes 16 South/Southeast SAA Robert Shankman (22nd)
30
Others Receiving Votes: Wellesley 9, Gettysburg 9, Vassar 6, Baldwin-Wallace 4, UW-La Crosse 3, Alma 2.
Dropped Out: No. 20 Elizabethtown, No. 25 Occidental, No. 31 Vassar, No. 33 Baldwin-Wallace
(* year as head coach of that team in women’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)