2017 NCAA DIII Cross Country Men’s National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Take a good look at the top-5 of the NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, because with the way the season has gone so far it’s not going to last that way for long.

Change has impacted those from No. 6 to No. 35 in the most recent poll that was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

To recap: North Central (Ill.) is still the unanimous No. 1, followed by SUNY Geneseo, UW-La Crosse, Williams and Johns Hopkins.

NCAA Division III National Coaches Poll Top 5 – Men

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Colorado
North Central (Ill.) SUNY Geneseo UW-La Crosse Williams Johns Hopkins

UW-Eau Claire jumped from No. 7 to No. 6, while Pomona-Pitzer climbed four spots from No. 11 to No. 7. The Sagehens turned in an impressive performance this past weekend at the UC-Riverside Invitational where they placed fifth in the Non-DI section and beat several teams from the NCAA Division II level.

Loras worked its way back into the top-10 for the second time this season. The ninth-ranked Duhawks won the non-Division I team title at the National Catholic Championships hosted by Notre Dame. Mason Tope claimed victory by 12 seconds to pace Loras.

Further down in the poll, four teams jumped three spots: Middlebury (No. 21 to No. 18), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (No. 23 to No. 20), Bates (No. 24 to No. 21) and Dickinson (No. 27 to No. 24).

Carleton and Brandeis each vaulted multiple spots in the poll from Week 1 to Week 2.

The Knights placed fourth at the loaded St. Olaf Invitational this past weekend and went from No. 35 to No. 27. Donson Cook-Gallardo guided Carleton’s charge with a runner-up effort in a field with several teams ranked in last week’s top-35 (then-No. 7 UW-Eau Claire and then-No. 16 St. Olaf, among others).

The Judges jumped from No. 33 to No. 28 following a runner-up finish at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational. Brandeis has now been listed in the top-35 three times this season, which is the first time since 2011 that the feat has been replicated by Sinead Evans’ team.

Elizabethtown and Otterbein joined the top-35 for the first time this season at No. 34 and No. 35, respectively.

Be sure to check back throughout the season as the poll will continue to shift in advance of the 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on November 18 in Elsah, Illinois.

NCAA Division III
Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2017 Week 2 - September 20th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW (1)
Al Carius (52nd)
280
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (3rd)
271 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (2)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (6th)
263 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (1)
NESCAC (5)
Pete Farwell (39th)
254 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial (2)
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
248 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC (3)
Dan Schwamberger (11th)
234 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
Jordan Carpenter (1st)
232 ▲ 4
(LW: 11)
8 mit MIT
New England Region (2)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (36th)
229 ▼ 2
(LW: 6)
9 loras LORAS
Central Region (1)
IIAC (1)
Bob Schultz (13th)
209 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
9 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial (1)
Tom Donnelly (43rd)
209 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
11 christopher-newport CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
South/Southeast Region (1)
CAC (1)
Sarah Lagasse (1st)
201 ▼ 2
(LW: 9)
12 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (4)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (17th)
195 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Michigan Intercollegiate (1)
Brian Diemer (32nd)
189 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (7th)
173 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 amherst AMHERST
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (1)
Stephen Rubin (1st)
172 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (3)
UAA (2)
Tim Connelly (3rd)
160 ▲ 1
(LW: 17)
17 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (2)
MIAC (2)
Phil Lundin (10th)
152 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (2)
Nicole Wilkerson (7th)
139 ▲ 3
(LW: 21)
19 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (3)
IIAC (2)
Ryan Chapman (2nd)
133 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (2)
SCIAC (3)
John Goldhammer (34th)
131 ▲ 3
(LW: 23)
21 bates BATES
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (3)
Al Fereshetian (23rd)
117 ▲ 3
(LW: 24)
22 occidental OCCIDENTAL
West Region (3)
SCIAC (2)
Robert Bartlett (13th)
114 ▼ 4
(LW: 18)
23 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (2)
UAA (3)
John Curtin (33rd)
107 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
24 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial (3)
Don Nichter (28th)
96 ▲ 3
(LW: 27)
25 rhodes RHODES
South/Southeast Region (3)
SAA (1)
Robert Shankman (28th)
88 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
26 tcnj TCNJ
Atlantic Region (3)
NJAC (2)
Justin Lindsey (5th)
75 ◀▶
(LW: 26)
27 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (4)
MIAC (1)
Dave Ricks (11th)
71 ▲ 8
(LW: 35)
28 brandeis BRANDEIS
New England Region (6)
UAA (6)
Sinead Evans (4th)
64 ▲ 5
(LW: 33)
29 washington-and-lee WASHINGTON AND LEE
South/Southeast Region (4)
ODAC (1)
Brandon Spalding (5th)
51 ◀▶
(LW: 29)
30 nebraska-wesleyan NEBRASKA WESLEYAN
Central Region (5)
IIAC (3)
Ted Bulling (28th)
43 ▼ 2
(LW: 28)
31 rowan ROWAN
Atlantic Region (4)
NJAC (1)
Dustin Dimit (4th)
42 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
32 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC (6)
Brett Witt (4th)
31 ◀▶
(LW: 32)
33 willamette WILLAMETTE
West Region (4)
Northwest Conference (1)
Matt McGuirk (14th)
30 ▲ 1
(LW: 34)
34 elizabethtown ELIZABETHTOWN
Mideast Region (5)
Landmark (1)
Brian Falk (7th)
19 NR
35 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (4)
Dara Ford (4th)
16
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Lewis & Clark 1, SUNY Oneonta 1

Dropped Out: No. 19 Ohio Northern, No. 30 Albion

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 23: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/10
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/18
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 28-29: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/1
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 11: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/14
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/11
Sat 11/18

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