2017 NCAA DI Cross Country Women’s National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – After a relatively light weekend on the national cross country circuit, the third week of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – released on Tuesday – saw the top-five teams remain in position from a week ago.

Colorado (first), Oregon (second), New Mexico (third), Michigan (fourth) and Stanford (fifth) were all idle on the week, and therefore held down the top-five spots in the polls for the second-consecutive week. The Buffaloes, Ducks and Cardinal have been first, second and fifth, respectively, in all four polls on the season, while the Lobos and Wolverines entered their respective slots in the rankings after the first week of action.

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
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Outside of the top-five, the remaining 25 teams in the polls played Chutes and Ladders with one another, with all but two teams moving either up or down in the rankings.

San Francisco made the biggest jump within the top-10, moving up two spots to sixth on the heels of its win at the Roy Griak Invitational. Weronika Pyzik won the race with a time of 21:09.2, and was immediately followed across the finish line by teammates Charlotte Taylor (21:11.4), Isabelle Brauer (21:28.1) and Marie Bouchard (21:30.3) to give San Francisco the fewest points by a team champion at the meet since Villanova in 1989 (20). The ranking in the national polls is the highest in Don’s history.

N.C. State and Providence each fell a spot to seventh and eighth, respectively, while Penn State and Arkansas are tied for ninth to round out the top-10.

Boise State (13th) and Indiana (14th) gained ground in the polls, with the latter of the two teams having finished second to Providence at the Coast-to-Coast Battle of Beantown this past weekend. The Hoosiers continue their climb in the rankings after having entered the polls in week one at 26th before moving up to 18th a week ago.

Iowa State made a significant leap to 17th after a second-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational. The Cyclones were led by Cailie Logue (fifth) and Anne Frisbie (sixth) in that race. Vanderbilt also made a solid jump, moving from 29th to 25th.

Furman also returned to the rankings at 29th.

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

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

2017 Week 3 - September 26th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (1)
Pac-12 (1)
Mark Wetmore (23rd)
359
(11 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 oregon OREGON
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (2)
Robert Johnson (6th)
339 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (2)
Mountain West (1)
Joe Franklin (11th)
333 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Mike McGuire (26th)
322
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 stanford STANFORD
West Region (2)
Pac-12 (3)
Elizabeth DeBole (2nd)
318 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 san-francisco SAN FRANCISCO
West Region (3)
West Coast (1)
Helen Lehman-Winters (15th)
296 ▲ 2
(LW: 8)
7 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
Laurie Henes (12th)
294 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 providence PROVIDENCE
Northeast Region (1)
Big East (2)
Ray Treacy (34th)
272 ▼ 1
(LW: 7)
9 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big Ten (4)
John Gondak (4th)
248 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
9 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (1)
Lance Harter (28th)
248 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
11 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (4)
Pac-12 (4)
Greg Metcalf (16th)
219 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (2)
ACC (6)
Alan Turner (4th)
213 ▼ 2
(LW: 10)
13 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (5)
Mountain West (2)
Corey Ihmels (5th)
193 ▲ 2
(LW: 15)
14 indiana INDIANA
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (7)
Ron Helmer (11th)
188 ▲ 4
(LW: 18)
15 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big East (1)
Gina Procaccio (18th)
187 ▼ 2
(LW: 13)
16 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (1)
SEC (3)
Ryan Vanhoy (5th)
172 ▲ 1
(LW: 17)
17 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12 (1)
Andrea Grove-McDonough (5th)
169 ▲ 6
(LW: 23)
18 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten (3)
Mick Byrne (4th)
153 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 byu BYU
Mountain Region (4)
West Coast (2)
Diljeet Taylor (2nd)
146 ▼ 5
(LW: 14)
20 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (2)
Big Ten (2)
Sarah Hopkins (5th)
131 ▼ 1
(LW: 19)
21 utah-state UTAH STATE
Mountain Region (3)
Mountain West (3)
Artie Gulden (1st)
124 ▲ 1
(LW: 22)
22 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (3)
Big 12 (2)
Dave Smith (9th)
92 ▼ 1
(LW: 21)
23 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
Big East (3)
Julie Culley (2nd)
87 ▲ 2
(LW: 25)
24 mississippi-state MISSISSIPPI STATE
South Region (3)
SEC (5)
Houston Franks (9th)
64 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 vanderbilt VANDERBILT
South Region (2)
SEC (9)
Steve Keith (12th)
59 ▲ 4
(LW: 29)
26 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (5)
Big Ten (6)
Khadevis Robinson (2nd)
49 ▲ 1
(LW: 27)
27 utah UTAH
Mountain Region (5)
Pac-12 (6)
Kyle Kepler (13th)
42 ▼ 1
(LW: 26)
28 yale YALE
Northeast Region (2)
Ivy (3)
Amy Gosztyla (7th)
39 ▲ 1
(LW: 29)
29 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (2)
Southern (1)
Robert Gary (6th)
38
(LW: RV)
30 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (6)
Big Ten (5)
Walt Drenth (14th)
37 ▼ 10
(LW: 20)

Also Receiving Votes: Missouri 34, Baylor 26, West Virginia 26, Eastern Michigan 15, Virginia 14, Louisville 13, Portland 9, Colorado State 4, SMU 4, Air Force 3, Columbia 1

Dropped Out: No. 28 Missouri

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