DIII National Poll: MIT Women Back To The Top

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

October 10, 2012   

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NEW ORLEANS – The women’s team at MIT jumped back to No. 1 In the latest national coaches’ poll of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for NCAA Division III cross country.

MIT was No. 1 back on September 19 and returns to the top spot after an impressive performance at last weekend’s NEICAAA Championships. The Engineers are sharing first-place votes with now-No. 2 Johns Hopkins. The Blue Jays of JHU won the women’s race at the DIII Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.

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In the men’s poll, defending national champions North Central (Ill.) remains No. 1 for the 22nd-straight voting week.

Also in the men’s poll, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps joins the top ten for the first time this year, jumping 11 spots to land at No. 10. The Stags were winners of the DIII Pre-National Invitational, last weekend, defeating 29 other teams – four of which were nationally ranked.

Carnegie Mellon climbed from No. 35 to No. 16 this week on the heels of taking the top team spot at their home invitational last Saturday.

Trinity (Texas) makes their women’s poll debut at No. 23 this week. The Tigers finished fifth at the Pre-National meet last weekend.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2012 Week #5 — October 10

next poll: October 17
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.) 263 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (12th)
3
4 Bates 253 New England NESCAC Al Fereshetian (18th)
5
5 SUNY Geneseo 252 Atlantic SUNYAC Mike Woods (21st)
4
6 Calvin 239 Great Lakes MIAA Brian Diemer (27th)
6
7 UW-La Crosse 232 Midwest WIAC Derek Stanley (1st)
7
8 Tufts 217 New England NESCAC Ethan Barron (8th)
11
9 Wheaton (Ill.) 216 Midwest CCIW Scott Bradley (11th)
9
10 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 205 West SCIAC John Goldhammer (29th)
21
11 Bowdoin 198 New England NESCAC Peter Slovenski (27th)
23
12 SUNY Cortland 185 Atlantic SUNYAC Steve Patrick (5th)
16
13 Williams 178 New England NESCAC Peter Farwell (34th)
8
13 Augustana (Ill.) 178 Midwest CCIW Paul Olsen (47th)
12
15 UW-Stevens Point 163 Midwest WIAC Rick Witt (34th)
15
16 Carnegie Mellon 158 Mideast UAA Dario Donatelli (20th)
35
17 NYU 147 Atlantic UAA Nick McDonough (15th)
19
17 Middlebury 147 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (2nd)
13
19 Chicago 138 Midwest UAA Chris Hall (12th)
18
20 Allegheny 127 Mideast NCAC Brent Wilkerson (3rd)
16
21 Rochester 121 Atlantic UAA John Izzo (13th)
10
22 UW-Platteville 99 Midwest WIAC Tom Antczak (20th)
22
23 Wabash 97 Great Lakes NCAC Roger Busch (7th)
25
24 Johns Hopkins 89 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (14th)
20
25 UW-Eau Claire 84 Midwest WIAC Dan Schwamberger (6th)
27
26 Dickinson 78 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (23rd)
14
27 St. Lawrence 74 Atlantic Liberty League John Newman (12th)
26
28 Pomona-Pitzer 67 West SCIAC Tony Boston (5th)
28
29 UW-Oshkosh 64 Midwest WIAC Eamon McKenna (1st)
30
30 Central (Iowa) 48 Central IIAC Joe Dunham (5th)
23
30 Amherst 48 New England NESCAC Ned Nedeau (16th)
29
32 Case Western Reserve 33 Great Lakes UAA Kathy Lanese (12th)
33
33 Loras 28 Central IIAC Bob Schultz (8th)
31
34 RPI 20 Atlantic Liberty League John Lynch (2nd)
RV
35 Wartburg 19 Central IIAC Steve Johnson (24th)
32
Others Receiving Votes: Willamette 9, TCNJ 6, MIT 3, Ohio Northern 2, Emory 2, St. Olaf 1.
Dropped Out: No. 34 St. Olaf
(* 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 #5 — October 10

next poll: October 17
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 MIT (5) 277 New England NEWMAC Halston Taylor (6th)
2
2 Johns Hopkins (3) 273 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (14th)
3
3 Williams 263 New England NESCAC Peter Farwell (13th)
1
4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 254 West SCIAC John Goldhammer (29th)
6
5 Middlebury 247 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (2nd)
3
6 Washington (Mo.) 246 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (12th)
5
7 St. Lawrence 230 Atlantic Liberty League Mike Howard (14th)
7
8 Calvin 226 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)
10
11 Wartburg 203 Central IIAC Steve Johnson (24th)
11
12 St. Olaf 190 Central MIAC Chris Daymont (32nd)
12
13 Dickinson 181 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (23rd)
13
14 Oberlin 178 Great Lakes NCAC Ray Appenheimer (7th)
14
15 Chicago 161 Midwest UAA Chris Hall (12th)
16
16 Haverford 158 Mideast Centennial Fran Rizzo (22nd)
17
17 Tufts 154 New England NESCAC Kristen Morwick (13th)
18
18 Case Western Reserve 146 Great Lakes UAA Kathy Lanese (15th)
19
19 Carleton 127 Central MIAC Donna Ricks (20th)
21
20 Hope 118 Great Lakes MIAA Mark Northuis (25th)
23
21 Amherst 113 New England NESCAC Cassie Funke-Harris (1st)
20
22 Lewis & Clark 103 West Northwest Keith Woodard (6th)
22
23 Trinity (Texas) 102 South/Southeast SCAC Derick Lawrence (1st)
NR
24 Rowan 100 Atlantic NJAC Derick “Ringo” Adamson (6th)
25
25 NYU 74 Atlantic UAA Nick McDonough (15th)
29
26 Kenyon 70 Great Lakes NCAC Duane Gomez (30th)
26
27 Bates 62 New England NESCAC Jay Hartshorn (8th)
32
28 Wesleyan (Conn.) 56 New England NESCAC John Crooke (13th)
27
29 Ohio Northern 48 Great Lakes OAC Jason Maus (7th)
27
30 Carnegie Mellon 46 Mideast UAA Dario Donatelli (20th)
RV
31 Rochester 44 Atlantic UAA Barbara Hartwig (24th)
15
31 Illinois Wesleyan 44 Midwest CCIW Greg Huffaker (8th)
31
33 St. Thomas (Minn.) 39 Central MIAC Joe Sweeney (33rd)
30
34 Willamette 31 West Northwest Matt McGuirk (9th)
34
35 Emory 18 South/Southeast UAA John Curtin (28th)
24
Others Receiving Votes: Gettysburg 11, UW-La Crosse 11, Luther 7, UW-Stevens Point 4, Elizabethtown 2, SUNY Plattsburgh 2.
Dropped Out: No. 33 Gettysburg, No. 35 Luther
(* year as head coach of that team in women’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)