DIII National Cross Country Coaches’ Poll: 2012 Week #4

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

October 3, 2012   

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NEW ORLEANS – The first national coaches’ poll of October for NCAA Division III cross country has been released, and North Central (Ill.)’s men and Williams’ women are still the unanimous No. 1 squads according to the voter-members of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The men of NCC have been No. 1 since the beginning of the season while Williams’ women enjoy their second week at top of the poll.

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The top four men’s squads are the same as they were last week as No. 2 Haverford, No. 3 Washington (Mo.), and No. 4 SUNY Geneseo round out the crew. On the women’s side, No. 2 MIT remains pat while Middlebury gained a spot to No. 3. Johns Hopkins went up to a tied-No. 3 from No. 6.

At No. 32 Wartburg’s men make their season debut in the poll while, in the women’s poll, No. 26 Kenyon and No. 27 Wesleyan (Conn.) are recognized in the top 35 for the first time this year.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2012 Week #4 — October 2

next poll: October 9
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 272 Mideast Centennial Tom Donnelly (38th)
2
3 Washington (Mo.) 264 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (12th)
3
4 SUNY Geneseo 252 Atlantic SUNYAC Mike Woods (21st)
4
5 Bates 251 New England NESCAC Al Fereshetian (18th)
4
6 Calvin 237 Great Lakes MIAA Brian Diemer (27th)
6
7 UW-La Crosse 231 Midwest WIAC Derek Stanley (1st)
10
8 Williams 224 New England NESCAC Peter Farwell (34th)
8
9 Wheaton (Ill.) 216 Midwest CCIW Scott Bradley (11th)
7
10 Rochester 209 Atlantic UAA John Izzo (13th)
11
11 Tufts 203 New England NESCAC Ethan Barron (8th)
9
12 Augustana (Ill.) 186 Midwest CCIW Paul Olsen (47th)
13
13 Middlebury 182 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (2nd)
12
14 Dickinson 172 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (23rd)
21
15 UW-Stevens Point 160 Midwest WIAC Rick Witt (34th)
16
16 Allegheny 145 Mideast NCAC Brent Wilkerson (3rd)
15
16 SUNY Cortland 145 Atlantic SUNYAC Steve Patrick (5th)
14
18 Chicago 139 Midwest UAA Chris Hall (12th)
20
19 NYU 138 Atlantic UAA Nick McDonough (15th)
19
20 Johns Hopkins 115 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (14th)
29
21 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 110 West SCIAC John Goldhammer (29th)
22
22 UW-Platteville 97 Midwest WIAC Tom Antczak (20th)
NR
23 Central (Iowa) 93 Central IIAC Joe Dunham (5th)
24
23 Bowdoin 93 New England NESCAC Peter Slovenski (27th)
23
25 Wabash 91 Great Lakes NCAC Roger Busch (7th)
18
26 St. Lawrence 83 Atlantic Liberty League John Newman (12th)
27
27 UW-Eau Claire 80 Midwest WIAC Dan Schwamberger (6th)
30
28 Pomona-Pitzer 65 West SCIAC Tony Boston (5th)
28
29 Amherst 61 New England NESCAC Ned Nedeau (16th)
25
30 UW-Oshkosh 58 Midwest WIAC Eamon McKenna (1st)
NR
31 Loras 53 Central IIAC Bob Schultz (8th)
26
32 Wartburg 33 Central IIAC Steve Johnson (24th)
RV
33 Case Western Reserve 32 Great Lakes UAA Kathy Lanese (12th)
35
34 St. Olaf 18 Central MIAC Phil Lundin (5th)
17
35 Carnegie Mellon 15 Mideast UAA Dario Donatelli (20th)
34
Others Receiving Votes: TCNJ 14, Willamette 7, RPI 5, MIT 5, Luther 3, Ohio Northern 2, Puget Sound 1
Dropped Out: No. 31 Luther, No. 32 RPI, No. 33 Willamette
(* 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 #4 — October 2

next poll: October 9
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 Williams (8) 280 New England NESCAC Peter Farwell (13th)
1
2 MIT 268 New England NEWMAC Halston Taylor (6th)
2
3 Johns Hopkins 254 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (14th)
6
3 Middlebury 254 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (2nd)
4
5 Washington (Mo.) 252 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (12th)
3
6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 251 West SCIAC John Goldhammer (29th)
5
7 St. Lawrence 228 Atlantic Liberty League Mike Howard (14th)
7
8 Calvin 223 Great Lakes MIAA Brian Diemer (7th)
8
9 SUNY Geneseo 211 Atlantic SUNYAC Mike Woods (21st)
9
10 UW-Eau Claire 210 Midwest WIAC Dan Schwamberger (6th)
13
11 Wartburg 207 Central IIAC Steve Johnson (24th)
10
12 St. Olaf 187 Central MIAC Chris Daymont (32nd)
11
13 Dickinson 184 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (23rd)
12
14 Oberlin 167 Great Lakes NCAC Ray Appenheimer (7th)
18
15 Rochester 165 Atlantic UAA Barbara Hartwig (24th)
15
16 Chicago 154 Midwest UAA Chris Hall (12th)
21
17 Haverford 152 Mideast Centennial Fran Rizzo (22nd)
23
18 Tufts 150 New England NESCAC Kristen Morwick (13th)
16
19 Case Western Reserve 143 Great Lakes UAA Kathy Lanese (15th)
14
20 Amherst 116 New England NESCAC Cassie Funke-Harris (1st)
19
21 Carleton 111 Central MIAC Donna Ricks (20th)
20
22 Lewis & Clark 110 West Northwest Keith Woodard (6th)
26
23 Hope 109 Great Lakes MIAA Mark Northuis (25th)
17
24 Emory 83 South/Southeast UAA John Curtin (28th)
24
25 Rowan 75 Atlantic NJAC Derick “Ringo” Adamson (6th)
28
26 Kenyon 62 Great Lakes NCAC Duane Gomez (30th)
NR
27 Ohio Northern 60 Great Lakes OAC Jason Maus (7th)
25
27 Wesleyan (Conn.) 60 New England NESCAC John Crooke (13th)
RV
29 NYU 50 Atlantic UAA Nick McDonough (15th)
22
30 St. Thomas (Minn.) 46 Central MIAC Joe Sweeney (33rd)
27
31 Illinois Wesleyan 45 Midwest CCIW Greg Huffaker (8th)
30
32 Bates 42 New England NESCAC Jay Hartshorn (8th)
32
33 Gettysburg 28 Mideast Centennial Aubrey Shenk (3rd)
35
34 Willamette 25 West Northwest Matt McGuirk (9th)
33
35 Luther 24 Central IIAC Yarrow Pasche (8th)
29
Others Receiving Votes: UW-La Crosse 17, Carnegie Mellon 15, SUNY Cortland 11, Washington and Lee 4, Elizabethtown 4, UW-Stevens Point 2, Plattsburgh State 1
Dropped Out: No. 31 Carnegie Mellon, No. 34 Plattsburg State
(* year as head coach of that team in women’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)