Top Teams Hold Steady in Latest NJCAA DIII National Rankings

Top Teams Hold Steady in Latest NJCAA DIII National Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – With just over three weeks left until NJCAA Division III Cross Country teams clash at their national championships, the top group of contenders has solidified.

Headlined by the No. 1 men and women of Harper College, each of the top-five teams for both genders held steady in the latest National Rankings announced Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The NJCAA Division III Championships will be held November 12 in Canadaigua, New York.

The Hawks men continued to lead the rankings over No. 2 Howard CC (Md.), No. 3 Suffolk County CC, No. 4 Rowan-Gloucester CC and No. 5 Bergen CC.

Harper’s women, led by multiple-time National Athlete of the Week Ali Gutt, held their advantage over No. 2 Columbus State CC, No. 3 Bergen CC, No. 4 Rowan-Gloucester CC, and No. 5 Camden County.

Making a big jump from unranked to No. 6 in the men’s poll was CCRI.

Joining the women’s top-10 from the unranked category was No. 10 Ocean County.

See the full poll below.

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Rankings

2016 Week #4 — October 19

next release: November 2
Rank Institution Location Region Head Coach (Yr)
Last
Week
1 Harper Palatine, Ill. Central Jim Macnider (6th)
1
2 Howard CC (Md.) Columbia, Md. East Steve Musselman (32nd)
2
3 Suffolk County CC Selden, N.Y. Northeast Matthew French (3rd)
3
4 Rowan-Gloucester CC Sewell, N.J. East Ryan Hughes (14th)
4
5 Bergen CC Paramus, N.J. East Deana Dedovitch
5
6 CCRI Warwick, R.I. Northeast Gregg Cornell (28th)
NR
7 Mohawk Valley CC Utica, N.Y. Northeast Gary Parker (28th)
6
8 Columbus State CC Columbus, Ohio Central Dustin Iacovone (2nd)
7
9 Lorain County CC Elyria, Ohio Central Jim Powers (8th)
8
10 Onondaga CC Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast Robin Wheeless (7th)
10

 

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division III

Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Rankings

2016 Week #4 — October 19

next release: November 2
Rank Institution Location Region Head Coach (Yr)
Last
Week
1 Harper Palatine, Ill. Central Jim Macnider (6th)
1
2 Columbus State CC Columbus, Ohio Central Dustin Iacovone (2nd)
2
3 Bergen CC Paramus, N.J. East Deana Dedovitch
3
4 Rowan-Gloucester CC Sewell, N.J. East Ryan Hughes (14th)
4
5 Camden County Blackwood, N.J. East Wayne Merkh (3rd)
5
6 FIT New York, N.Y. Northeast Joe Plutz (5th)
7
7 Westmoreland County CC Youngwood, Pa. Central Patrick Comer (5th)
8
8 Herkimer County CC Herkimer, N.Y. Northeast Stephen Sydoriw (5th)
9
9 Anne Arundel CC Arnold, Md. East Jim Griffiths (9th)
10
10 Ocean County Toms River, N.J. East Ed Baynes (8th)
NR

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2016 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/30
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Week 1Mon 9/12
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Tue 9/13
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Week 2Mon 9/19
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Tue 9/20
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Week 3Mon 9/26
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Tue 9/27
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Week 4Mon 10/3
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Tue 10/4
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Week 5Mon 10/17
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Tue 10/18
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Week 6Mon 10/31
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Tue 11/1
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Week 7Mon 11/14
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FINAL ResultsFri 11/11
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Sat 11/19
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