2017 NCAA DI Cross Country Women’s National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Take a quick glance at the top of the second week of the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday, and you won’t see much change.

The top-eight teams from last week held onto their spots in the rankings. But if you look past those eight teams, you’ll notice that chaos ensued, as 16 teams in the top-30 moved up or down by two or more slots after the past weekend’s batch of races.

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

Penn State saw itself move up two spots to eighth to crack the top-10 for the first time on the season. Joining the Nittany Lions in the top-10 for the first time this year was Arkansas, who tied with Notre Dame for 10th on the week. The Razorbacks had a strong showing at the UCR Invitational, winning the meet behind seven top-10 outings. Nikki Hiltz led the way in Riverside, California, placing fourth with a time of 20:15.9.

While Penn State and Arkansas made leaps into the top-10 on Tuesday, neither jump was the biggest on the week. That honor belonged to Indiana and Utah State, each of whom moved up eight spots in the polls. The Hoosiers moved up to 18th after a nice outing at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships. The Aggies jump can be attributed to a very convincing victory at the BYU Autumn Classic that saw Alyssa Snyder win an individual title at 16:28.0. All seven Utah State runners finished in the top-14.

The ranking for Utah State marked a new program best, while Indiana tied its program-best ranking.

Villanova jumped up five spots to 13th after defeating Penn at the Main Line Invitational in Haverford, Pennsylvania last Friday. Boise State (15th) and Minnesota (19th) each improved four spots in the polls from last week.  

Colorado remained the team to beat, and even gained a little ground by picking up an additional three first-place votes despite sitting idle last weekend. Like the Buffaloes, Oregon and New Mexico did not compete either, yet stayed at second and third, respectively, despite losing their first-place votes.

Michigan picked up a first-place vote after an idle weekend, while Stanford (fifth), NC State (sixth), Providence (seventh) and San Francisco (eighth) all held onto their spots from a week ago.

Ohio State and Vanderbilt made their season debuts in the top-30.

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 2 - September 19th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (1)
Pac-12
Mark Wetmore (23rd)
359
(11 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 oregon OREGON
West Region (1)
Pac-12
Robert Johnson (6th)
336 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (2)
Mountain West
Joe Franklin (11th)
334 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten
Mike McGuire (26th)
324
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 stanford STANFORD
West Region (2)
Pac-12
Elizabeth DeBole (2nd)
317 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC
Laurie Henes (12th)
298 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 providence PROVIDENCE
Northeast Region (1)
Big East
Ray Treacy (34th)
285 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 san-francisco SAN FRANCISCO
West Region (3)
West Coast
Helen Lehman-Winters (15th)
272 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big Ten
John Gondak (4th)
240 ▲ 2
(LW: 11)
10 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (2)
ACC
Alan Turner (4th)
235 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
10 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC
Lance Harter (28th)
235 ▲ 2
(LW: 12)
12 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (4)
Pac-12
Greg Metcalf (16th)
218 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big East
Gina Procaccio (18th)
176 ▲ 5
(LW: 18)
14 byu BYU
Mountain Region (4)
West Coast
Diljeet Taylor (2nd)
172 ▼ 4
(LW: 10)
15 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (5)
Mountain West
Corey Ihmels (5th)
170 ▲ 4
(LW: 19)
16 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten
Mick Byrne (4th)
166 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (1)
SEC
Ryan Vanhoy (5th)
156 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 indiana INDIANA
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten
Ron Helmer (11th)
149 ▲ 8
(LW: 26)
19 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (1)
Big Ten
Sarah Hopkins (5th)
130 ▲ 4
(LW: 23)
20 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (6)
Big Ten
Walt Drenth (14th)
117 ▼ 3
(LW: 17)
21 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (3)
Big 12
Dave Smith (9th)
111 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 utah-state UTAH STATE
Mountain Region (3)
Mountain West
Artie Gulden (1st)
108 ▲ 8
(LW: 30)
23 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (2)
Big 12
Andrea Grove-McDonough (5th)
96 ▲ 2
(LW: 25)
24 mississippi-state MISSISSIPPI STATE
South Region (3)
SEC
Houston Franks (9th)
78 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
Big East
Julie Culley (2nd)
73 ▲ 2
(LW: 27)
26 utah UTAH
Mountain Region (5)
Pac-12
Kyle Kepler (13th)
59 ▼ 4
(LW: 22)
27 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (5)
Big Ten
Khadevis Robinson (2nd)
56 NR
28 missouri MISSOURI
Midwest Region (4)
SEC
Marc Burns (4th)
51 ▼ 14
(LW: 14)
29 vanderbilt VANDERBILT
South Region (2)
SEC
Steve Keith (12th)
37
(LW: RV)
29 yale YALE
Northeast Region (2)
Ivy
Amy Gosztyla (7th)
37
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Eastern Michigan 35, Furman 34, West Virginia 26, Baylor 20, Portland 16, Syracuse 14, Louisville 14, Harvard 10, Air Force 10, Princeton 5, SMU 1

Dropped Out: No. 21 Eastern Michigan, No. 28 Harvard, No. 29 Furman

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
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