Haverford, MIT Hold Their Ground in Latest DIII National Cross Country Poll

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

October 31, 2012   

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NEW ORLEANSAfter 42 conference championships were contested in NCAA Division III cross country last weekend, the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Coaches’ Poll keeps Haverford as the No. 1 men’s team and MIT as the top-ranked women’s team in the country.

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In the men’s poll, the top three teams – No. 1 Haverford, No. 2 Calvin, and No. 3 North Central (Ill.) held their ground from the previous week. Haverford won their third-straight Centennial Conference crown while Calvin had no problem winning the MIAA title and North Central made it 39 in-a-row in the CCIW.

Tufts is in the top five for the first time this season and Middlebury returns to the top ten, landing at No. 8.

The women’s poll keeps MIT at No. 1, Johns Hopkins at No. 2, and Calvin at No. 3, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at No. 4, and Middlebury at No. 5 for the third-straight week. The Engineers of MIT won their sixth-straight title in the NEWMAC last weekend. Johns Hopkins claimed a fifth-consecutive Centennial Conference crown. And, Calvin’s women matched the feat of their male counterparts in winning the MIAA.

Regional championships to be held on Saturday, November 10, are next on the schedule for DIII.

The final regular-season poll will be released on Monday, November 12, in advance of the NCAA DIII Championships that will be held on Saturday, November 17.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 11:20am CT

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2012 Week #7 — October 31

next poll: MONDAY, November 12 (next week off)
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 Haverford (6) 278 Mideast Centennial Tom Donnelly (38th)
1
2 Calvin (2) 274 Great Lakes MIAA Brian Diemer (27th)
2
3 North Central (Ill.) 264 Midwest CCIW Al Carius (47th)
3
4 SUNY Geneseo 254 Atlantic SUNYAC Mike Woods (21st)
5
5 Tufts 246 New England NESCAC Ethan Barron (8th)
7
6 UW-La Crosse 244 Midwest WIAC Derek Stanley (1st)
6
7 UW-Eau Claire 228 Midwest WIAC Dan Schwamberger (6th)
8
8 Middlebury 222 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (2nd)
17
9 Washington (Mo.) 210 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (12th)
10
10 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 209 West SCIAC John Goldhammer (29th)
9
11 Bates 200 New England NESCAC Al Fereshetian (18th)
4
12 NYU 196 Atlantic UAA Nick McDonough (15th)
12
13 Wheaton (Ill.) 178 Midwest CCIW Scott Bradley (11th)
25
14 Bowdoin 175 New England NESCAC Peter Slovenski (27th)
11
15 UW-Platteville 166 Midwest WIAC Tom Antczak (20th)
20
16 SUNY Cortland 155 Atlantic SUNYAC Steve Patrick (5th)
15
17 Williams 152 New England NESCAC Peter Farwell (34th)
13
18 UW-Stevens Point 148 Midwest WIAC Rick Witt (34th)
14
19 Allegheny 140 Mideast NCAC Brent Wilkerson (3rd)
18
20 Carnegie Mellon 128 Mideast UAA Dario Donatelli (20th)
19
21 Augustana (Ill.) 116 Midwest CCIW Paul Olsen (47th)
16
22 Central (Iowa) 112 Central IIAC Joe Dunham (5th)
24
23 Dickinson 110 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (23rd)
21
24 St. Lawrence 85 Atlantic Liberty League John Newman (12th)
28
25 Johns Hopkins 81 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (14th)
27
26 Chicago 80 Midwest UAA Chris Hall (12th)
22
27 Wabash 75 Great Lakes NCAC Roger Busch (7th)
26
28 Willamette 57 West Northwest Matt McGuirk (9th)
RV
29 St. Olaf 47 Central MIAC Phil Lundin (5th)
33
30 Rochester 45 Atlantic UAA John Izzo (13th)
22
31 MIT 40 New England NEWMAC Halston Taylor (31st)
RV
32 UW-Stout 35 Midwest WIAC Matt Schauf (6th)
34
33 Case Western Reserve 24 Great Lakes UAA Kathy Lanese (12th)
32
34 TCNJ 14 Atlantic NJAC Phil Jennings (10th)
RV
35 RPI 13 Atlantic Liberty League John Lynch (2nd)
RV
35 Amherst 13 New England NESCAC Ned Nedeau (16th)
30
Others Receiving Votes: Loras 11, Pomona-Pitzer 10, UW-Oshkosh 5.
Dropped Out: No. 29 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 31 UW-Oshkosh, No. 35 Loras
(* 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 #7 — October 31

next poll: MONDAY, November 12 (next week off)
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 MIT (5) 277 New England NEWMAC Halston Taylor (6th)
1
2 Johns Hopkins (3) 275 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (14th)
2
3 Williams 261 New England NESCAC Peter Farwell (13th)
3
4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 259 West SCIAC John Goldhammer (29th)
4
5 Calvin 242 Great Lakes MIAA Brian Diemer (7th)
6
5 Middlebury 242 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (2nd)
5
7 St. Lawrence 234 Atlantic Liberty League Mike Howard (14th)
7
8 Chicago 225 Midwest UAA Chris Hall (12th)
8
9 Wartburg 211 Central IIAC Steve Johnson (24th)
11
10 Oberlin 208 Great Lakes NCAC Ray Appenheimer (7th)
9
11 UW-Eau Claire 202 Midwest WIAC Dan Schwamberger (6th)
10
12 SUNY Geneseo 193 Atlantic SUNYAC Mike Woods (21st)
12
13 Haverford 173 Mideast Centennial Fran Rizzo (22nd)
14
14 NYU 165 Atlantic UAA Nick McDonough (15th)
16
15 Gustavus Adolphus 164 Central MIAC Dale Bahr (4th)
NR
16 Hope 163 Great Lakes MIAA Mark Northuis (25th)
19
17 Amherst 153 New England NESCAC Cassie Funke-Harris (1st)
21
18 St. Olaf 148 Central MIAC Chris Daymont (32nd)
13
19 Dickinson 129 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (23rd)
15
20 Tufts 117 New England NESCAC Kristen Morwick (13th)
17
20 Carnegie Mellon 117 Mideast UAA Dario Donatelli (20th)
NR
22 Luther 115 Central IIAC Yarrow Pasche (8th)
19
23 Case Western Reserve 108 Great Lakes UAA Kathy Lanese (15th)
18
24 Lewis & Clark 104 West Northwest Keith Woodard (6th)
22
25 Bates 83 New England NESCAC Jay Hartshorn (8th)
28
26 Rowan 76 Atlantic NJAC Derick “Ringo” Adamson (6th)
26
27 Illinois Wesleyan 75 Midwest CCIW Greg Huffaker (8th)
24
28 Trinity (Texas) 64 South/Southeast SCAC Derick Lawrence (1st)
25
29 Carleton 61 Central MIAC Donna Ricks (20th)
23
30 Ohio Northern 49 Great Lakes OAC Jason Maus (7th)
34
31 Washington (Mo.) 47 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (12th)
27
32 SUNY Plattsburgh 28 Atlantic SUNYAC Andrew Krug (1st)
33
33 Kenyon 16 Great Lakes NCAC Duane Gomez (30th)
30
34 UW-La Crosse 14 Midwest WIAC Derek Stanley (1st)
RV
35 Rochester 13 Atlantic UAA Barbara Hartwig (24th)
31
Others Receiving Votes: Emory 6, St. Thomas (Minn.) 6, Willamette 6, Wesleyan (Conn.) 5, Ithaca 3, UW-Oshkosh 3.
Dropped Out: No. 17 Tufts, No. 29 UW-Oshkosh
(* year as head coach of that team in women’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)