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

NEW ORLEANS – What happens in Williamstown, Massachusetts doesn’t stay in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

In other words, the Purple Valley Classic shook up the most recent NCAA Division III Women’s National Coaches’ Poll that was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NCAA Division III National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Men

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Colorado
Johns Hopkins Washington (Mo.) MIT SUNY Geneseo Williams

Meet champion MIT remained No. 3 behind No. 1 Johns Hopkins and No. 2 Washington (Mo.), but it gave the coaches some thought as to whether it should jump a spot. The Engineers made it look easy as they scored just 55 points and put four runners in the top-15.

SUNY Geneseo finished third behind MIT and Canadian college McGill, one spot ahead of host Williams. The Knights and Ephs swapped spots as the former went from No. 5 to No. 4 and the latter from No. 4 to No. 5. Williams senior Victoria Kingham and SUNY Geneseo’s Elise Ramirez waged a terrific battle across the 6K tract as Kingham took fifth to Ramirez’s sixth with a two-second cushion.

Dickinson earned a hard-fought fifth place at the Purple Valley Classic and was rewarded justly in the poll. The Red Devils soared from No. 16 to No. 8 and received their highest ranking in program history. Sofia Canning led Dickinson with an eighth-place finish overall.

Elsewhere in the top-10, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps went from No. 10 to No. 7 and Carleton joins the top-10 for the first time this season at No. 10. The Knights are inches away from their best ranking in program history (Carleton was ninth in 2011) and jumped five spots from Week 2 to Week 3 following a victory at the Roy Griak Invitational.

Tufts and Bates dueled at the Super XC Shootout at Pineland Farms this past weekend and opened some eyes. The Jumbos went from No. 26 to No. 17 thanks to their team title and the Bobcats finished a respectable second with four runners in the top-10.

Be sure to check back throughout the season, because you’ll see a lot more movement between now and November 14 when the final NCAA Division III Women’s National Coaches’ Poll is released in advance of the 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.

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

2017 Week 3 - September 27th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial
Bobby Van Allen (18th)
278
(6 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (1)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (17th)
273
(2 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 mit MIT
New England Region (1)
NEWMAC
Halston Taylor (11th)
265 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (3rd)
254 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (2)
NESCAC
Pete Farwell (18th)
247 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (2)
UAA
Chris Hall (17th)
241 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC
John Goldhammer (34th)
224 ▲ 3
(LW: 10)
8 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial
Don Nichter (28th)
218 ▲ 8
(LW: 16)
9 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC
Derek Stanley (6th)
208 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (1)
MIAC
Donna Ricks (25th)
206 ▲ 5
(LW: 15)
11 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (3)
NESCAC
Nicole Wilkerson (7th)
203 ▼ 3
(LW: 8)
12 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (1)
Michigan Intercollegiate
Mark Northuis (30th)
202 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (11th)
181 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
13 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
Michigan Intercollegiate
Brian Diemer (12th)
181 ▼ 2
(LW: 11)
15 bates BATES
New England Region (4)
NESCAC
Jay Hartshorn (13th)
165 ▲ 5
(LW: 20)
16 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League
John Lynch (7th)
159 ▼ 4
(LW: 12)
17 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (5)
NESCAC
Kristen Morwick (18th)
142 ▲ 9
(LW: 26)
18 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Atlantic Region (3)
Liberty League
Kate Curran (2nd)
141 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (2)
MIAC
Chris Daymont (37th)
138 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 whitworth WHITWORTH
West Region (2)
Northwest Conference
Toby Schwarz (22nd)
134 ▼ 2
(LW: 18)
21 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (4)
Liberty League
Erin Dinan (6th)
109 ▼ 14
(LW: 7)
22 elizabethtown ELIZABETHTOWN
Mideast Region (3)
Landmark
Brian Falk (10th)
104 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
23 oberlin OBERLIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
NCAC
Ray Appenheimer (12th)
103 ▲ 1
(LW: 24)
23 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (1)
UAA
John Curtin (33rd)
103 ▲ 2
(LW: 25)
25 wheaton-ill WHEATON (ILL.)
Midwest Region (5)
CCIW
David Walford (3rd)
101 ▲ 3
(LW: 28)
26 kenyon KENYON
Great Lakes Region (4)
NCAC
Duane Gomez (35th)
77 ▲ 1
(LW: 27)
27 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (3)
IIAC
Ryan Chapman (2nd)
65 ▲ 3
(LW: 30)
28 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (3)
SCIAC
Emma de Lira (1st)
63 ▲ 3
(LW: 31)
29 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
Midwest Region (6)
WIAC
Brett Witt (4th)
57 NR
30 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial
Fran Rizzo (27th)
52 ▼ 1
(LW: 29)
31 nebraska-wesleyan NEBRASKA WESLEYAN
Central Region (4)
IIAC
Ted Bulling (23rd)
29
(LW: RV)
32 occidental OCCIDENTAL
West Region (4)
SCIAC
Robert Bartlett (13th)
28 ▲ 1
(LW: 33)
33 rhodes RHODES
South/Southeast Region (2)
SAA
Robert Shankman (28th)
27 ▲ 1
(LW: 34)
33 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (5)
OAC
Dara Ford (4th)
27 ▼ 1
(LW: 32)
35 st-norbert ST. NORBERT
Midwest Region (7)
Midwest Conference
Don Augustine (11th)
14 ▼ 14
(LW: 21)

Also Receiving Votes: TCNJ 12, St. Thomas (Minn.) 7, Trinity (Texas) 2

Dropped Out: No. 22 St. Thomas (Minn.), No. 35 Rochester (N.Y.)

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
MEN | WOMEN
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
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/10Wed 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/17Wed 10/18
MEN | WOMEN
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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