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

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Colorado
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

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (1)
Pac-12 (1)
Mark Wetmore (23rd)
358.00 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 oregon OREGON
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (2)
Robert Johnson (6th)
344.00 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (2)
Mountain West (1)
Joe Franklin (11th)
339.00 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Mike McGuire (26th)
321.00 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 stanford STANFORD
West Region (2)
Pac-12 (3)
Elizabeth DeBole (2nd)
307.00 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 san-francisco SAN FRANCISCO
West Region (3)
West Coast (1)
Helen Lehman-Winters (15th)
301.00 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
Laurie Henes (12th)
292.00 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 providence PROVIDENCE
Northeast Region (1)
Big East (2)
Ray Treacy (34th)
276.00 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (1)
Lance Harter (28th)
247.00 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big Ten (4)
John Gondak (4th)
226.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (4)
Pac-12 (4)
Greg Metcalf (16th)
218.00 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (1)
SEC (3)
Ryan Vanhoy (5th)
211.00 ▲ 4
(LW: 16)
13 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (5)
Mountain West (2)
Corey Ihmels (5th)
206.00 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 indiana INDIANA
Great Lakes Region (2)
Big Ten (7)
Ron Helmer (11th)
199.00 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East (1)
Gina Procaccio (18th)
191.00 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 byu BYU
Mountain Region (4)
West Coast (2)
Diljeet Taylor (2nd)
186.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 19)
17 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (3)
Mick Byrne (4th)
172.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12 (1)
Andrea Grove-McDonough (5th)
170.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 utah-state UTAH STATE
Mountain Region (3)
Mountain West (3)
Artie Gulden (1st)
148.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 21)
20 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (2)
Big Ten (2)
Sarah Hopkins (5th)
129.00 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (2)
Southern (1)
Robert Gary (6th)
106.00 ▲ 8
(LW: 29)
22 utah UTAH
Mountain Region (5)
Pac-12 (6)
Kyle Kepler (13th)
93.00 ▲ 5
(LW: 27)
22 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
Big East (3)
Julie Culley (2nd)
93.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
24 missouri MISSOURI
Midwest Region (3)
SEC (4)
Marc Burns (4th)
73.00
(LW: RV)
25 georgia GEORGIA
South Region (2)
SEC (2)
Petros Kyprianou (3rd)
71.00 NR
ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten (6)
Khadevis Robinson (2nd)
21.00 ▲ 26
(LW: 26)
columbia COLUMBIA
Northeast Region (3)
Ivy (1)
Dan Ireland (4th)
16.00
(LW: RV)
air-force AIR FORCE
Mountain Region (6)
Mountain West (4)
Ryan Cole (4th)
15.00
(LW: RV)
northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (8)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (1st)
13.00 NR
baylor BAYLOR
South Central Region (2)
Big 12 (5)
Todd Harbour (18th)
12.00
(LW: RV)
portland PORTLAND
West Region (6)
West Coast (4)
Ian Solof (16th)
12.00
(LW: RV)
michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (6)
Big Ten (5)
Walt Drenth (14th)
11.00 ▲ 30
(LW: 30)
vanderbilt VANDERBILT
South Region (5)
SEC (9)
Steve Keith (12th)
11.00 ▲ 25
(LW: 25)
notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (7)
ACC (6)
Alan Turner (4th)
8.00 ▲ 12
(LW: 12)
florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region (3)
ACC (9)
Kelly Phillips (3rd)
5.00 NR
smu SMU
South Central Region (4)
American (2)
Cathy Casey (13th)
4.00
(LW: RV)
eastern-kentucky EASTERN KENTUCKY
Southeast Region (4)
Ohio Valley (1)
Rick Erdmann (39th)
3.00 NR
eastern-michigan EASTERN MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (5)
Mid-American (1)
Sue Parks (12th)
2.00
(LW: RV)
california CALIFORNIA
West Region (7)
Pac-12 (5)
Shayla Houlihan (2nd)
1.00 NR
texas TEXAS
South Central Region (3)
Big 12 (3)
Mario Sategna (5th)
1.00 NR

Dropped Out: No. 22 Oklahoma State, No. 24 Mississippi State, No. 28 Yale

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

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

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

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