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

NEW ORLEANS – Three teams made some noise in the top-10 of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division II Women’s National Coaches’ Poll on Wednesday, as Hillsdale and Cal Baptist improved their standings, while Pittsburg State broke into the rankings altogether.

The Gorillas of Pittsburg State placed second at the Roy Griak Invitational, just two points behind Simon Fraser – who sits fifth in the polls for the second-straight week. Ashton Henson (22:57.3 – eighth) and Piper Misse (23:00.8 – 10th) both finished in the top-10 collegiately at the prestigious race to vault the Gorillas all the way to seventh in the polls after going unranked during the first three weeks.

NCAA Division II National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Women

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Colorado
Grand Valley State Adams State Western State Hillsdale Simon Fraser
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Hillsdale shot up two spots to fourth, despite an idle week on the cross country circuit. The ranking for the Chargers marks the highest spot for the program since wrapping up the 2015 campaign in third.

Cal Baptist also posted a big win to rise one spot to sixth after taking home the title at the San Francisco State Invitational. Anett Somogyi captured the individual championship for the Lancers, finishing in 21:11.5, and was immediately followed across the finish line by teammates Emeline Delanis (21:16.6), Leanda du Bruyn (21:29.0) and Fruzsina Ladanyi (21:41.8).

Grand Valley State, Adams State and Western State remained in the top-three spots in that respective order after inactive weekends.

The bottom chunk of the top-10 was also idle on the course and in the rankings, as Southern Indiana (eighth), Cal State San Marcos (ninth) and Cedarville (10th) rounded out the top-10 in spots they all have become accustomed to.

Nine teams slipped in the polls in the bottom 15 spots, but an additional three gained some ground after strong weeks.

Oklahoma Baptist and UC-Colorado Springs are now tied for 16th after moving up three and seven spots, respectively. UC-Colorado Springs dominated the Trevecca Nazarene DII Showcase with Kayla Wooten (18:09.4) paced the race that featured nearly 150 women, while four other Mountain Lions finished within the top-10. Oklahoma Baptist did not compete this past weekend.

Augustana (S.D.) crept back into the rankings after a falling out of the top-25 following the preseason poll. The Vikings finished fourth at the Roy Griak Invitational, thanks in large part to the performance from Mackenzie Kelly. The junior finished fourth overall with a time of 22:49.4.

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

2017 Week 3 - September 27th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (19th)
200
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (1)
Damon Martin (30th)
192 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 western-state WESTERN STATE
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (4)
Jennifer Michel (11th)
184 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 hillsdale HILLSDALE
Midwest Region (2)
G-MAC (1)
Andrew Towne (7th)
169 ▲ 2
(LW: 6)
5 simon-fraser SIMON FRASER
West Region (1)
GNAC (2)
Brit Townsend (18th)
167 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 cal-baptist CAL BAPTIST
West Region (2)
PacWest (1)
Ben Gall (6th)
154 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (1)
MIAA (1)
Russ Jewett (32nd)
153 NR
8 southern-indiana SOUTHERN INDIANA
Midwest Region (3)
GLVC (1)
Mike Hillyard (21st)
146 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 cal-state-san-marcos CAL STATE SAN MARCOS
West Region (3)
CCAA (2)
Steve Scott (19th)
134 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 cedarville CEDARVILLE
Midwest Region (4)
G-MAC (4)
Jeff Bolender (8th)
128 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (4)
CCAA (1)
Gary Towne (22nd)
112 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 dallas-baptist DALLAS BAPTIST
South Central Region (3)
Heartland Conference (1)
Jacob Phillips (13th)
109 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 u-mary U-MARY
Central Region (2)
NSIC (1)
Dennis Newell (12th)
107 ▼ 9
(LW: 4)
14 queens-n-c QUEENS (N.C.)
Southeast Region (1)
SAC (1)
Kevin Licht (1st)
95 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
Gulf South (1)
Caleb Morgan (4th)
84 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (4)
RMAC (3)
Corey Kubatzky (3rd)
64 ▲ 7
(LW: 23)
16 oklahoma-baptist OKLAHOMA BAPTIST
Central Region (3)
Great American (1)
Ford Mastin (22nd)
64 ▲ 3
(LW: 19)
18 cal-poly-pomona CAL POLY POMONA
West Region (5)
CCAA (3)
Chris Bradford (1st)
63 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (5)
G-MAC (2)
Rob Mizicko (6th)
60 ▼ 2
(LW: 17)
20 mount-olive MOUNT OLIVE
Southeast Region (2)
Conf. Carolinas (1)
Matt Van Lierop (9th)
56 ▼ 2
(LW: 18)
21 colorado-mines COLORADO MINES
South Central Region (5)
RMAC (2)
Chris Siemers (6th)
34 ▼ 6
(LW: 15)
22 stonehill STONEHILL
East Region (1)
Northeast-10 (1)
Karen Boen (20th)
31 ▼ 1
(LW: 21)
23 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (4)
NSIC (3)
Tracy Hellman (17th)
26
(LW: RV)
24 point-loma-nazarene POINT LOMA NAZARENE
West Region (6)
PacWest (5)
Jerry Arvin (25th)
20 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 saint-leo SAINT LEO
South Region (2)
Sunshine (2)
Kent Reiber (3rd)
18 ◀▶
(LW: 25)

Also Receiving Votes: Northern Michigan 15, Alaska Anchorage 10, Minnesota Duluth 2, Fort Lewis 1, Shippensburg 1, Malone 1

Dropped Out: No. 19 Northern Michigan, No. 22 Minnesota Duluth

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division II Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Aug. 31: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 14: First countable, at-large
Week 2Tue 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 7: Pre-National
Week 5Tue 10/10
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 20-22: Conference Champs
Week 6Tue 10/24
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/25
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 4-5: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Wed 11/8
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/4
Sat 11/18

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