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.

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

2017 Week 2 - September 20th

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

2017 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/29Wed 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/12Wed 9/13
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Week 2Tue 9/19Wed 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 23: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 9/26Wed 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/3Wed 10/4
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Week 5Tue 10/10Wed 10/11
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Week 6Tue 10/17Wed 10/18
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Oct. 28-29: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 10/31Wed 11/1
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 11: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Mon 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/11
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/18
MEN | WOMEN
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