2017 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll — Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – A weekend full of action-packed meets did not translate into a week of shuffling in the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Poll, released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), as the top-nine teams from a week ago stayed put in their respective spots.

However, 12 teams in the bottom two-thirds of the rankings rose, including three teams in Ole Miss (12th), Utah State (19th) and Furman (21st) who came in higher than ever before.

NCAA Division I National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Women

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Colorado Oregon New Mexico Michigan Stanford
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Ole Miss’ four-spot rise to 12th came after winning the OSU Cowboy Jamboree while Utah State’s two-spot jump can be attributed to winning the Paul Short Run Gold race where Alyssa Snyder paced the meet of 369 women. Furman’s eight-spot move was the largest on the week due to a third-place finish at the Cross Country Classic in Louisville, Kentucky.

But the cream of the crop held down the top of the polls once again after flexing their muscles at some of the nation’s top competitions this past weekend.

Colorado scored a huge victory at the Joe Piane Invitational, with Dani Jones pacing the team for a third-place finish. The Buffaloes remained in first place in the rankings for the fifth-straight week, but lost a first-place vote to Oregon, who came in second. The Ducks posted a win at their own Bill Dellinger Invitational with Katie Rainsberger, Lilli Burdon and Jessica Hull finishing 1-2-3.

New Mexico is third after a runner-up finish at the Joe Piane Invitational, with Lobos Ednah Kurgat and Alice Wright crossing the finish line 1-2. Michigan, who garnered the final first-place vote, remained in fourth place after Jamie Morrissey led the Wolverines to a win at the Sam Bell Invitational, while Stanford rounded out the top-five after a runner-up finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational.

San Francisco, NC State, Providence and Arkansas held onto the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth spots, while Penn State fell out of a tie with the Razorbacks to come in 10th on the week.

BYU also saw a rise in the rankings, moving three spots to 16th after placing third at the Bill Dellinger Invitational. The Cougars five scorers placed between 11th and 19th at the meet, giving BYU its first positive movement in the rankings on the season after coming in at ninth in the preseason poll.

Utah moved up five spots and Georgetown moved up one, with both tying for 22nd, despite the latter of the two having an idle weekend. Yale also jumped a spot to 27th.

Missouri returned to the top-30 at 24th after slipping out of the polls a week ago. Karissa Scheweizer led the pack at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree, finishing a minute ahead of any other competitors.

Georgia (25th), Virginia (28th) and West Virginia (t-29th) all entered the polls for the first time on the season.

The next NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Poll will be released on Oct. 16, as there is no poll next Tuesday.

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

2017 Week 4 - October 3rd

1 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (1)
Mark Wetmore (23rd)
(10 fpv)
(LW: 1)
2 oregon OREGON
West Region (1)
Robert Johnson (6th)
(1 fpv)
(LW: 2)
3 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (2)
Mountain West
Joe Franklin (11th)
339 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten
Mike McGuire (26th)
(1 fpv)
(LW: 4)
5 stanford STANFORD
West Region (2)
Elizabeth DeBole (2nd)
307 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 san-francisco SAN FRANCISCO
West Region (3)
West Coast
Helen Lehman-Winters (15th)
301 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
Laurie Henes (12th)
292 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 providence PROVIDENCE
Northeast Region (1)
Big East
Ray Treacy (34th)
276 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
Lance Harter (28th)
247 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big Ten
John Gondak (4th)
226 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (4)
Greg Metcalf (16th)
218 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (1)
Ryan Vanhoy (5th)
211 ▲ 4
(LW: 16)
13 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (5)
Mountain West
Corey Ihmels (5th)
206 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 indiana INDIANA
Great Lakes Region (2)
Big Ten
Ron Helmer (11th)
199 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East
Gina Procaccio (18th)
191 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 byu BYU
Mountain Region (4)
West Coast
Diljeet Taylor (2nd)
186 ▲ 3
(LW: 19)
17 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten
Mick Byrne (4th)
172 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12
Andrea Grove-McDonough (5th)
170 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 utah-state UTAH STATE
Mountain Region (3)
Mountain West
Artie Gulden (1st)
148 ▲ 2
(LW: 21)
20 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (2)
Big Ten
Sarah Hopkins (5th)
129 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (2)
Robert Gary (6th)
106 ▲ 8
(LW: 29)
22 utah UTAH
Mountain Region (5)
Kyle Kepler (13th)
93 ▲ 5
(LW: 27)
22 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
Big East
Julie Culley (2nd)
93 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
24 missouri MISSOURI
Midwest Region (3)
Marc Burns (4th)
(LW: RV)
25 georgia GEORGIA
South Region (2)
Petros Kyprianou (3rd)
71 NR
26 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (4)
Big 12
Dave Smith (9th)
59 ▼ 4
(LW: 22)
27 yale YALE
Northeast Region (2)
Amy Gosztyla (7th)
38 ▲ 1
(LW: 28)
28 virginia VIRGINIA
Southeast Region (3)
Todd Morgan (6th)
(LW: RV)
29 mississippi-state MISSISSIPPI STATE
South Region (9)
Houston Franks (9th)
22 ▼ 5
(LW: 24)
29 west-virginia WEST VIRGINIA
Mid-Atlantic Region (4)
Big 12
Sean Cleary (11th)
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Ohio State 21, Columbia 16, Air Force 15, Northern Arizona 13, Baylor 12, Portland 12, Michigan State 11, Vanderbilt 11, Notre Dame 8, Florida State 5, SMU 4, Eastern Kentucky 3, Eastern Michigan 2, California 1, Texas 1

Dropped Out: No. 12 Notre Dame, No. 25 Vanderbilt, No. 26 Ohio State, No. 30 Michigan State

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/28
Tue 8/29
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/11
Tue 9/12
Sep. 8: First countable, at-large
Week 2Mon 9/18
Tue 9/19
Week 3Mon 9/25
Tue 9/26
Week 4Mon 10/2
Tue 10/3
Oct. 14: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/16
Tue 10/17
Oct. 26-29: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/30
Tue 10/31
Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/13
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsFri 11/10
Sat 11/18

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