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

NEW ORLEANS – Winds of change swept through the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll in Week 2.

While the top-9 remained the same from the previous installment, only two teams from No. 10 to No. 35 were able to say that as well.

NCAA Division III National Coaches Poll Top 5 – Women

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Johns Hopkins Washington (Mo.) MIT Williams SUNY Geneseo

Johns Hopkins once again headlines the most recent poll released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and rightfully so, having cruised to the team title at the Paddy Doyle Meet of Champions this past weekend hosted by NCAA Division I Iona. The Blue Jays did so without their No. 1 runner, Felicia Koerner.

Washington (Mo.) closed the gap on Johns Hopkins by gaining three points from Week 1 to Week 2, while MIT, Williams and SUNY Geneseo are a distant third, fourth and fifth.

The fun begins at No. 10, where Claremont-Mudd-Scripps jumped two spots from No. 12. The Athenas have made a home for themselves in the top-10 over the past three years, being ranked inside its friendly confines 13 times in the past 21 weeks.

UW-Eau Claire and Carleton both worked their way into the top-15 following strong efforts this past weekend at the St. Olaf Invitational.

The 14th-ranked Blugolds, led by Sara Slattery, rolled to the team title at the St. Olaf Invitational and topped the hosts who were ranked No. 14 in Week 1 by 50 points. This is UW-Eau Claire’s best ranking in the past four years.

The 15th-ranked Knights finished runner-up to UW-Eau Claire at St. Olaf and did so with three of their runners competing in their first 6K race.

Bates and St. Norbert both improved five spots from Week 1 as the Bobcats went from No. 25 to No. 20 and the Green Knights from No. 26 to No. 21. This is only the fifth time in program history that St. Norbert has been ranked in the National Coaches’ Poll.

Oberlin led a batch of three teams that either returned to the National Coaches’ Poll or were listed for the first time this season. The Yeowomen bounced back at the Otterbein Invitational and went from receiving votes to No. 24. Wheaton (Ill.) also received votes last week and is now ranked No. 28. Pomona-Pitzer jumped right into the conversation at No. 31.

Be sure to check back in throughout the season as business is about to pick up.

The 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships are scheduled to take place November 18 in Elsah, Illinois.

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

2017 Week 2 - September 20th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
278
(6 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (1)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (17th)
274
(2 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 mit MIT
New England Region (1)
NEWMAC
Halston Taylor (11th)
264 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (2)
NESCAC
Pete Farwell (18th)
255 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (3rd)
246 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (2)
UAA
Chris Hall (17th)
240 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League
Erin Dinan (6th)
227 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (3)
NESCAC
Nicole Wilkerson (7th)
221 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC
Derek Stanley (6th)
218 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC
John Goldhammer (34th)
213 ▲ 2
(LW: 12)
11 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Michigan Intercollegiate
Brian Diemer (12th)
204 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (3)
Liberty League
John Lynch (7th)
185 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (2)
Michigan Intercollegiate
Mark Northuis (30th)
180 ▲ 2
(LW: 15)
14 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (11th)
178 ▲ 6
(LW: 20)
15 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (1)
MIAC
Donna Ricks (25th)
165 ▲ 8
(LW: 23)
16 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial
Don Nichter (28th)
157 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Atlantic Region (4)
Liberty League
Kate Curran (2nd)
151 ▲ 2
(LW: 19)
18 whitworth WHITWORTH
West Region (2)
Northwest Conference
Toby Schwarz (22nd)
133 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (2)
MIAC
Chris Daymont (37th)
131 ▼ 5
(LW: 14)
20 bates BATES
New England Region (4)
NESCAC
Jay Hartshorn (13th)
124 ▲ 5
(LW: 25)
21 st-norbert ST. NORBERT
Midwest Region (5)
Midwest Conference
Don Augustine (11th)
116 ▲ 5
(LW: 26)
22 st-thomas-minn ST. THOMAS (MINN.)
Central Region (3)
MIAC
Joe Sweeney (38th)
109 ▼ 5
(LW: 17)
23 elizabethtown ELIZABETHTOWN
Mideast Region (3)
Landmark
Brian Falk (10th)
107 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
24 oberlin OBERLIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
NCAC
Ray Appenheimer (12th)
95
(LW: RV)
25 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (1)
UAA
John Curtin (33rd)
88 ▼ 4
(LW: 21)
26 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (5)
NESCAC
Kristen Morwick (18th)
82 ▼ 15
(LW: 11)
27 kenyon KENYON
Great Lakes Region (4)
NCAC
Duane Gomez (35th)
61 ▲ 3
(LW: 30)
28 wheaton-ill WHEATON (ILL.)
Midwest Region (6)
CCIW
David Walford (3rd)
60
(LW: RV)
29 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial
Fran Rizzo (27th)
57 ◀▶
(LW: 29)
30 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (4)
IIAC
Ryan Chapman (2nd)
56 ▼ 3
(LW: 27)
31 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (3)
SCIAC
Emma de Lira (1st)
46 NR
32 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (5)
OAC
Dara Ford (4th)
24 ▼ 8
(LW: 24)
33 occidental OCCIDENTAL
West Region (4)
SCIAC
Robert Bartlett (13th)
23 ▼ 6
(LW: 27)
34 rhodes RHODES
South/Southeast Region (2)
SAA
Robert Shankman (27th)
22 ▼ 1
(LW: 33)
35 rochester-n-y ROCHESTER (N.Y.)
Atlantic Region (5)
UAA
Eddie Novara (3rd)
21 ▼ 4
(LW: 31)

Also Receiving Votes: Brandeis 7, TCNJ 6, UW-Whitewater 5, Nebraska Wesleyan 5, Linfield 5, Trinity (Texas) 1

Dropped Out: No. 32 UW-Oshkosh, No. 34 Brandeis, No. 35 Linfield

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
Oct. 28-29: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 10/31
Wed 11/1
Nov. 11: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/14
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/11
Sat 11/18

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