NCAA DIII Women’s XC Poll Ready For The Championships

NCAA DIII Women’s XC Poll Ready For The Championships

NEW ORLEANS — Thirty-two women’s teams will toe the start line on Saturday at the 2016 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

NCAA Division III National Coaches Poll Top 5 – Women

1)Middlebury 2)SUNY Geneseo 3)Johns Hopkins 4)Middlebury 5)Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins MIT SUNY Geneseo Washington (Mo.) Williams
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Only one of them could be the unanimous No. 1 in the Pre-Championship Edition of the National Coaches’ Poll, which was released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). That would be none other than three-time national champion Johns Hopkins.

This is the third time this season that the Blue Jays have each of the eight first-place votes in their nest. Historically, this is the fourth consecutive year that Johns Hopkins has been tabbed as the odds-on favorite entering NCAAs.

The Blue Jays romped to a team title in the Mideast Region as they scored 38 points compared to Dickinson’s 120. Johns Hopkins put four runners in the top-10 led by individual champion Felicia Koerner, who won by 26 seconds.

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A region title doesn’t always lead to a national title for the Blue Jays. They learned that lesson last year when they finished 4th and Williams ended up on top of the podium.

Those Ephs return to defend their crown this year and were one of six teams — other than Johns Hopkins — not to budge from their spots in the top-7. New England Region champ MIT remained No. 2 and is followed by Atlantic Region champ SUNY Geneseo, Midwest Region champ Washington (Mo.), aforementioned Williams, Tufts and UW-La Crosse.

Movement was the name of the game elsewhere in the Pre-Championship Edition as Regional Championship Weekend really shook things up.

SUNY Oneonta and RPI soared into the top-10 after strong showings at the Atlantic Region meet. The Red Dragons went from No. 14 to No. 8 and the Engineers matched their program best mark of 9th, set in the preseason poll.

Great Lakes Region champ Calvin also found its way into the top-10 at No. 10. This is the 6th time this season that the Knights have been ranked among the top one-third.

West Region champ Whitworth took up residence in the top-15 for the first time since Week 7 last year. The Pirates were ranked 3rd in their region before toppling both Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Colorado College last weekend.

Speaking of shocking results, St. Olaf captured the Central Region crown after being ranked 4th before the meet. The Oles jumped from No. 33 last week to No. 20 this week.

Other teams that were rewarded for strong outings this past weekend include Great Lakes runner-up Allegheny (Pa.) (up nine spots from No. 26 to No. 17), Mideast Region third-place team Elizabethtown (up seven spots from No. 29 to No. 22) and South/Southeast runner-up Rhodes (returning to the poll at No. 32).

What’s going to happen on Saturday? Time will only tell, but keep on checking back throughout the week as we preview the 2016 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.

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Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2016 Week #8 — November 14

Next poll: (none, NCAA Championships: November 19)
Rank Institution (FPV) Points   Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 Johns Hopkins (8) 256   Centennial (1) Bobby Van Allen (18th)
1
2 MIT 248   NEWMAC (1) Halston Taylor (10th)
2
3 SUNY Geneseo 235   SUNYAC (1) Dan Moore (2nd)
3
4 Washington (Mo.) 231   UAA (1) Jeff Stiles (16th)
4
5 Williams 230   NESCAC (1) Pete Farwell (17th)
5
6 Tufts 216   NESCAC (2) Kristen Morwick (17th)
6
7 UW-La Crosse 201   WIAC (1) Derek Stanley (5th)
7
8 SUNY Oneonta 192   SUNYAC (2) Brett Willmott (1st)
14
9 RPI 172   Liberty League (1) John Lynch (6th)
16
10 Calvin 171   MIAA (2) Brian Diemer (11th)
17
11 Middlebury 169   NESCAC (4) Nicole Wilkerson (6th)
10
12 Dickinson 167   Centennial (2) Don Nichter (27th)
9
13 Ithaca 156   Empire 8 (1) Erin Dinan (5th)
11
14 Whitworth 144   Northwest (1) Toby Schwarz (21st)
32
15 Chicago 132   UAA (2) Chris Hall (16th)
13
15 Bates 132   NESCAC (3) Jay Hartshorn (12th)
8
17 Allegheny (Pa.) 129   NCAC (1) Ben Mourer (1st)
26
18 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 127   SCIAC (1) John Goldhammer (33rd)
12
19 Emory 109   UAA (3) John Curtin (32nd)
18
20 St. Olaf 99   MIAC (3) Chris Daymont (36th)
33
21 Hope 98   MIAA (1) Mark Northuis (29th)
15
22 Elizabethtown 91   Landmark (1) Brian Falk (9th)
29
23 UW-Oshkosh 87   WIAC (2) Eamon McKenna (2nd)
RV
24 Nebraska Wesleyan 75   IIAC (1) Ted Bulling (22nd)
23
25 Stevens 72   Empire 8 (2) Justin Wood (5th)
22
26 St. Thomas (Minn.) 66   MIAC (1) Joe Sweeney (37th)
28
27 Colorado College 61   SCAC (1) Ted Castaneda (25th)
23
28 DeSales 56   Middle Atlantic (1) Gordon Hornig (20th)
25
29 St. Lawrence 43   Liberty League (2) Kate Curran (1st)
26
30 Carleton 32   MIAC (2) Donna Ricks (24th)
30
31 Haverford 17   Centennial (3) Fran Rizzo (26th)
35
32 Rhodes 10   SAA (2) Robert Shankman (26th)
NR
(only the NCAA qualifying teams were eligible for ranking this week)
Dropped Out: No. 19 Amherst, No. 20 St. Norbert, No. 21 Otterbein, No. 31 Brandeis, No. 34 John Carroll, No. 35 Wartburg
(* year as head coach of that team in women’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)
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USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/11
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 8: First countable, at-large
Week 2Mon 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 14: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 26-29: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/30
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsFri 11/10
Sat 11/18

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
NATIONAL:
2017 | All-Time
REGIONAL: 2017 | All-Time