2017 NCAA DI Cross Country Women’s National Coaches’ Poll – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Two weekends chock full of action have come and gone, but little has changed atop the first week of the NCAA Division I Women’s National Cross Country Coaches’ Poll, announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

Colorado and Oregon held on tight to their top-two spots in the rankings for the second-consecutive poll, but New Mexico leapfrogged Michigan for third place, causing the Buffaloes and Ducks to keep a close eye on a hungry Lobo squad.

NCAA Division I National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Women

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Colorado
Colorado Oregon New Mexico Michigan Stanford

 

Colorado kicked off the 2017 campaign with a victory at the Colorado State Invitational two weeks ago, with Brianna Schwartz and Madie Boreman both finishing in the top-10 with identical times of 17:37. The Ducks, however, haven’t had the opportunity to compete yet on the season due to the wildfires that have plagued the Pacific Northwest over the last few weeks.

Colorado captured eight of the 12 first-place votes, while Oregon notched three.

The remaining first-place vote was doled out to New Mexico, who turned in a stellar performance at their very own Lobo Invitational. Transfer Elizabeth Weiler was the second collegiate finisher in the 5K with a time of 17:36.20, followed by Sarah Laverty (17:43.90 – third), Sophie Eckel (18:29.80 – fourth) and Kieran Casey (18:48.40 – sixth).

Stanford rounded out the top-five on the week.

San Francisco is the only other team in the top-10 that made any kind of improvement, as the Dons jumped to eighth after coming in at 10th in the preseason poll. Winning the San Francisco Invitational behind top-four finishes from Weronika Pyzik, Isabelle Brauer, Elizabeth Bird and Lea Meyer, respectively, the Dons knocked Notre Dame (ninth) and BYU (10th) down a spot.

N.C. State (sixth) and Providence (seventh) also remained in the top-10.

New to the poll on the week was Indiana (26th), Furman (29th) and Utah State (30th). The ranking for the Hoosiers is the highest the program has been since coming in at 21st during the fifth week of the 2013 campaign.

A lot will happen between now and the 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Nov. 18 at Louisville’s E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. Check back at www.ustfccca.org for updates throughout the season.

NCAA Division I
Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2017 Week 1 - September 12th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (1)
Pac-12
Mark Wetmore (23rd)
356
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 oregon OREGON
West Region (1)
Pac-12
Robert Johnson (6th)
341
(3 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (2)
Mountain West
Joe Franklin (11th)
329
(1 fpv)
▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten
Mike McGuire (26th)
326 ▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 stanford STANFORD
West Region (2)
Pac-12
Elizabeth DeBole (2nd)
310 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC
Laurie Henes (12th)
296 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 providence PROVIDENCE
Northeast Region (1)
Big East
Ray Treacy (34th)
272 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 san-francisco SAN FRANCISCO
West Region (3)
West Coast
Helen Lehman-Winters (15th)
256 ▲ 2
(LW: 10)
9 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (2)
ACC
Alan Turner (4th)
244 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
10 byu BYU
Mountain Region (3)
West Coast
Diljeet Taylor (2nd)
239 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big Ten
John Gondak (4th)
230 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC
Lance Harter (28th)
224 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (4)
Pac-12
Greg Metcalf (16th)
213 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 missouri MISSOURI
Midwest Region (1)
SEC
Marc Burns (4th)
184 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten
Mick Byrne (4th)
176 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (1)
SEC
Ryan Vanhoy (5th)
150 ▲ 2
(LW: 18)
17 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (5)
Big Ten
Walt Drenth (14th)
146 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
Big East
Gina Procaccio (18th)
136 ▲ 2
(LW: 20)
19 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (5)
Mountain West
Corey Ihmels (5th)
130 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (4)
Big 12
Dave Smith (9th)
115 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
21 eastern-michigan EASTERN MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (7)
Mid-American
Sue Parks (12th)
111 ▼ 4
(LW: 17)
22 utah UTAH
Mountain Region (5)
Pac-12
Kyle Kepler (13th)
107 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (2)
Big Ten
Sarah Hopkins (5th)
91 ▲ 1
(LW: 24)
24 mississippi-state MISSISSIPPI STATE
South Region (2)
SEC
Houston Franks (9th)
87 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (3)
Big 12
Andrea Grove-McDonough (5th)
82 ▲ 1
(LW: 26)
26 indiana INDIANA
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten
Ron Helmer (11th)
70
(LW: RV)
27 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big East
Julie Culley (2nd)
67 ▼ 1
(LW: 26)
28 harvard HARVARD
Northeast Region (2)
Ivy
Jason Saretsky (12th)
48 ▼ 3
(LW: 25)
29 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (2)
Southern
Robert Gary (6th)
40
(LW: RV)
30 utah-state UTAH STATE
Mountain Region (4)
Mountain West
Gregg Gensel (35th)
36
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: West Virginia 32, Louisville 29, Air Force 25, Yale 22, Portland 22, Baylor 20, UCLA 7, Vanderbilt 6, Syracuse 5

Dropped Out: No. 28 Louisville, No. 29 Air Force, No. 30 Yale

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
Week 4Mon 10/2
Tue 10/3
Oct. 14: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/16
Tue 10/17
Oct. 26-29: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/30
Tue 10/31
Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/13
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsFri 11/10
Sat 11/18

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