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.

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

2017 Week 3 - September 27th

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