Movement in Men’s and Women’s DIII National Coaches’ Poll

Movement in Men’s and Women’s DIII National Coaches’ Poll

NEW ORLEANS – There were 20 teams from both the men’s and women’s NCAA Division III Cross Country National Coaches’ Polls in action this past weekend.

With that much action happening around the nation, it should come as no surprise that there would be some changes in this week’s rankings released Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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NCAA Division III National Coaches Poll Top 5 – Men

1)North Central (Ill.) 2)St. Olaf 3)UW-La Crosse 4)Middlebury 5)UW-Eau Claire
North Central (Ill.) St. Olaf

Amherst

Washington (Mo.) Williams
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NCAA Division III National Coaches Poll Top 5 – Women

1)Johns Hopkins 2)UW-Eau Claire 3)MIT 4)Middlebury 5)Middlebury
Johns Hopkins Williams MIT Washington (Mo.) Middlebury
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Reigning national champions North Central (Ill.) and Johns Hopkins are still the teams to beat. The Cardinals and Blue Jays remained as the unanimous favorites for the third consecutive week. North Central (Ill.) used an abbreviated team to place second at the College of DuPage Invitational, while Johns Hopkins didn’t race this past weekend.

One of the biggest meets last Saturday was the Purple Valley Classic in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where there were five ranked men’s and women’s teams on each side. The women’s race provided the most fireworks with four of those five teams in the top-10 and the aftermath showed how important the meet was in the voters’ eyes.

The Williams women won the team title going away (39 points) and jumped from sixth to second in the national poll. Middlebury placed second and went from seventh to fifth. MIT dropped one spot to third after a third-place finish and Geneseo State (fourth) fell three spots to sixth.

On the men’s side, Amherst – who won the Purple Valley Classic – is locked in at No. 3 behind the Cardinals and St. Olaf College. Williams and Geneseo State, the second- and third-place teams, jumped three spots (eighth to fifth) and eight spots (16th to eighth), respectively. MIT tumbled six ranks (sixth to 12th) after a fourth-place finish.

Another meet that opened some eyes was that of the Brissman/Lundeen Invitational. There were an astounding 603 runners from 51 teams entered in the men’s race. Two DIII teams stood out – Wartburg College and Augustana (Ill.) – and voters took heed. Wartburg and Augustana (Ill.) both went from unranked to the top-25 (22nd and 24th, respectively). They finished second and third behind meet champion Illinois.

Back to the women’s poll, Colby and St. Olaf College worked their way back up the poll. Colby finished second at the Bowdoin Invitational and moved up 11 spots (No. 34 to No. 23), while St. Olaf was runner-up at the Griak Invitational and improved seven slots.

Three women’s teams made their debut in Week 3 – No. 25 Haverford, No. 30 Brandeis and No. 34 Misericordia. This is Misericordia’s first time in the national poll.

All of these teams and more will try to fight their way into the field at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships held November 21 in Winneconne, Wisconsin.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2015 Week #3 — September 30

next poll: October 7
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 North Central (Ill.) (8) 280 Midwest CCIW Al Carius (50th)
1
2 St. Olaf 271 Central MIAC Phil Lundin (8th)
2
3 Amherst 265 New England NESCAC Ned Nedeau (19th)
3
4 Washington (Mo.) 254 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (15th)
4
5 Williams 246 New England NESCAC Pete Farwell (37th)
8
6 UW-Eau Claire 238 Midwest WIAC Dan Schwamberger (9th)
5
6 St. Lawrence 238 Atlantic Liberty League John Newman (15th)
6
8 UW-La Crosse 215 Midwest WIAC Derek Stanley (4th)
9
8 SUNY Geneseo 215 Atlantic SUNYAC Dan Moore (1st)
16
10 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 207 West SCIAC John Goldhammer (32nd)
11
11 Wabash 206 Great Lakes NCAC Colin Young (1st)
10
12 MIT 186 New England NEWMAC Halston Taylor (34th)
6
13 Carnegie Mellon 184 Mideast UAA Tim Connelly (1st)
12
14 UW-Oshkosh 178 Midwest WIAC Eamon McKenna (4th)
13
15 Pomona-Pitzer 170 West SCIAC Tony Boston (8th)
13
16 Haverford 158 Mideast Centennial Tom Donnelly (41st)
17
16 Calvin 158 Great Lakes MIAA Brian Diemer (30th)
15
18 Bates 140 New England NESCAC Al Fereshetian (21st)
18
19 Ohio Northern 131 Great Lakes OAC Jason Maus (10th)
19
20 Johns Hopkins 123 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (17th)
20
21 Colby 118 New England NESCAC Jared Beers (10th)
24
22 Wartburg 116 Central IIAC Steve Johnson (27th)
NR
23 Dickinson 107 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (26th)
23
24 Augustana (Ill.) 93 Midwest CCIW Paul Olsen (50th)
NR
25 Tufts 89 New England NESCAC Michael Schmidt (1st)
21
26 Loras 76 Central IIAC Bob Schultz (11th)
22
27 Allegheny (Pa.) 70 Great Lakes NCAC Brent Wilkerson (6th)
27
28 UW-Platteville 67 Midwest WIAC Tom Antczak (23rd)
25
29 St. Thomas (Minn.) 61 Central MIAC Pete Wareham (23rd)
28
30 RPI 55 Atlantic Liberty League John Lynch (5th)
29
31 Central (Iowa) 32 Central IIAC Joe Dunham (8th)
30
32 Widener 26 Mideast Middle Atlantic Vince Touey (29th)
31
33 Middlebury 20 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (5th)
26
34 NYU 16 Atlantic UAA Will Boylan-Pett (2nd)
RV
34 Emory 16 South/Southeast UAA John Curtin (31st)
32
Also Receiving Votes: Messiah 6, Carleton 5, Chicago 4
Dropped Out: No. 32 Carleton, No. 34 Chicago, No. 35 Messiah
(* 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

2015 Week #3 — September 30

next poll: October 7
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 Johns Hopkins (8) 280 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (17th)
1
2 Williams 272 New England NESCAC Pete Farwell (16th)
6
3 MIT 263 New England NEWMAC Halston Taylor (9th)
2
4 Washington (Mo.) 252 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (15th)
5
5 Middlebury 251 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (5th)
7
6 SUNY Geneseo 242 Atlantic SUNYAC Dan Moore (1st)
3
7 St. Lawrence 231 Atlantic Liberty League Mike Howard (17th)
4
8 Hope 224 Great Lakes MIAA Mark Northuis (28th)
8
9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 209 West SCIAC John Goldhammer (32nd)
11
10 Calvin 203 Great Lakes MIAA Brian Diemer (10th)
9
11 Chicago 202 Midwest UAA Chris Hall (15th)
10
12 Carleton 193 Central MIAC Donna Ricks (23rd)
12
13 Tufts 181 New England NESCAC Kristen Morwick (16th)
15
14 SUNY Oneonta 171 Atlantic SUNYAC Angelo Posillico (6th)
13
15 Dickinson 166 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (26th)
19
16 UW-La Crosse 162 Midwest WIAC Derek Stanley (4th)
14
17 Willamette 154 West Northwest Matt McGuirk (12th)
16
18 Elizabethtown 152 Mideast Landmark Brian Falk (8th)
17
19 Amherst 144 New England NESCAC Cassie Funke-Harris (4th)
18
20 Allegheny (Pa.) 117 Great Lakes NCAC Brent Wilkerson (6th)
22
21 RIT 104 Atlantic Liberty League David Stevens (8th)
21
22 St. Olaf 93 Central MIAC Chris Daymont (35th)
29
23 Colby 87 New England NESCAC Deb Aitken (31st)
34
24 UW-Eau Claire 86 Midwest WIAC Dan Schwamberger (9th)
24
25 Haverford 83 Mideast Centennial Fran Rizzo (25th)
NR
26 Luther 79 Central IIAC Yarrow Pasche (11th)
20
27 RPI 59 Atlantic Liberty League John Lynch (5th)
30
28 Otterbein 51 Great Lakes OAC Dara Ford (2nd)
26
29 Wellesley 48 New England NEWMAC Phil Jennings (3rd)
NR
30 Brandeis 47 New England UAA Sinead Evans (2nd)
RV
31 Emory 44 South/Southeast UAA John Curtin (31st)
26
32 St. Thomas (Minn.) 41 Central MIAC Joe Sweeney (36th)
23
33 Whitworth 39 West Northwest Toby Schwarz (20th)
32
34 Misericordia 35 Mideast Middle Atlantic Chris Wadas (10th)
NR
35 Cornell College 22 Central Midwest Dan Schofer (10th)
25
35 North Central (Ill.) 22 Midwest CCIW Mahesh Narayanan (15th)
31
Also Receiving Votes: Rochester (N.Y.) 21, Swarthmore 4, Ohio Wesleyan 3, Wheaton (Ill.) 3
Dropped Out: No. 28 Carnegie Mellon, No. 33 Rochester (N.Y.), No. 35 Swarthmore
(* year as head coach of that team in women’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)
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