2017 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – That didn’t last long.

After falling out of first place in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll a week ago for the first time on the season, Colorado found itself back in familiar territory on Tuesday.

NCAA Division I National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Women

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The Buffaloes were highly impressive at the Pac-12 Championships, winning its third-consecutive league title. Colorado was led by Dani Jones, who won the race with a time of 18:57.3 to become the first Buff to win an individual conference championship since Jenny Barringer did so in 2009. Three other Buffs finished within the top-15 to allow Colorado to leap back into first in the national poll while picking up eight of 12 first-place votes.

New Mexico remained in second place on the week thanks to a Mountain West title. Ednah Kurgat (19:58.8 – first), Weini Kelati (20:11.7 – second), Charlotte Prouse (20:14.7 – third) and Alice Wright (20:54.9 – fifth) dominated the race for the Lobos, who have three first-place votes.

After sitting in first after the last polls were announced, Oregon dropped back down to third despite a solid, second-place outing at the Pac-12 Championships. Katie Rainsberger finished second at the meet for the Ducks with a time of 18:58.5, while Lilli Burdon (19:07.8 – sixth) also finished in the top-10.

Below the three aforementioned powerhouses, the remainder of the top-10 was filled with teams that held their ground in the rankings, as well as teams who used stellar performances to rise in the polls.

Stanford jumped seven spots to seventh place after slipping out of the top-five a week ago. The Cardinal placed third at the Pac-12 Championships, dropping a tie breaker to Oregon. Michigan is right behind Stanford in the rankings thanks to a two-spot jump after winning the Big Ten Championships. Jamie Morrissey (20:16.8 – third) and Gina Sereno (20:22.2 – fourth) both posted top-five outings for the Wolverines. Villanova also saw a significant increase in the polls, moving up six spots to ninth after winning a Big East title.

San Francisco (fourth), NC State (fifth) and Arkansas (sixth) all stayed put in the rankings after each went out and won a conference title this past weekend.

The Dons were dominate at the West Coach Championships, winning with a score of 20 thanks to Charlotte Taylor (19:10.5), Weronika Pyzik (19:30.3) and Isabelle Brauer (19:40.2) finishing 1-2-3. NC State won the ACC title with four top-10 finishes, including Dominque Clairmonte’s third-place finish. The Razorbacks took home the SEC Championship with five top-12 finishes, including Taylor Werner’s runner-up outing.

Rounding out the top-10 on the week were Boise State and Providence, who tied for 10th after both fell in the rankings.

Outside of the top-10, Minnesota got a decent boost in the rankings, moving up six spots to 13th, while Ohio State (25th) and Georgetown (t-27th) both returned to the top-30.

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

2017 Week 6 - October 31st

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (1)
Pac-12 (1)
Mark Wetmore (23rd)
355
(8 fpv)
▲ 2
(LW: 3)
2 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (2)
Mountain West (1)
Joe Franklin (11th)
348
(3 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 oregon OREGON
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (2)
Robert Johnson (6th)
336
(1 fpv)
▼ 2
(LW: 1)
4 san-francisco SAN FRANCISCO
West Region (3)
West Coast (1)
Helen Lehman-Winters (15th)
317 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
Laurie Henes (12th)
309 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (1)
Lance Harter (28th)
292 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 stanford STANFORD
West Region (2)
Pac-12 (3)
Elizabeth DeBole (2nd)
290 ▲ 7
(LW: 14)
8 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Mike McGuire (26th)
267 ▲ 2
(LW: 10)
9 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East (1)
Gina Procaccio (18th)
247 ▲ 6
(LW: 15)
10 providence PROVIDENCE
Northeast Region (1)
Big East (2)
Ray Treacy (34th)
242 ▼ 3
(LW: 7)
10 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (4)
Mountain West (2)
Corey Ihmels (5th)
242 ▼ 2
(LW: 8)
12 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (2)
Southern (1)
Robert Gary (6th)
228 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (1)
Big Ten (2)
Sarah Hopkins (5th)
202 ▲ 6
(LW: 19)
14 georgia GEORGIA
South Region (1)
SEC (2)
Petros Kyprianou (3rd)
190 ▲ 2
(LW: 16)
15 utah-state UTAH STATE
Mountain Region (3)
Mountain West (3)
Artie Gulden (1st)
184 ▼ 3
(LW: 12)
16 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (5)
Pac-12 (4)
Greg Metcalf (16th)
180 ▼ 3
(LW: 13)
17 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
Big Ten (3)
Mick Byrne (4th)
171 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 byu BYU
Mountain Region (4)
West Coast (2)
Diljeet Taylor (2nd)
165 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big Ten (4)
John Gondak (4th)
149 ▼ 10
(LW: 9)
20 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (2)
Big 12 (1)
Andrea Grove-McDonough (5th)
125 ▲ 3
(LW: 23)
21 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (5)
Walt Drenth (14th)
110 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (2)
SEC (3)
Ryan Vanhoy (5th)
102 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 eastern-kentucky EASTERN KENTUCKY
Southeast Region (3)
Ohio Valley (1)
Rick Erdmann (39th)
89 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 columbia COLUMBIA
Northeast Region (2)
Ivy (1)
Dan Ireland (4th)
82 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten (6)
Khadevis Robinson (2nd)
46 NR
26 california CALIFORNIA
West Region (6)
Pac-12 (5)
Shayla Houlihan (2nd)
42 ▲ 2
(LW: 28)
27 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
Big East (3)
Julie Culley (2nd)
40
(LW: RV)
27 eastern-michigan EASTERN MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (5)
Mid-American (1)
Sue Parks (12th)
40 ▼ 2
(LW: 25)
29 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (5)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (1st)
39 ▼ 3
(LW: 26)
30 dartmouth DARTMOUTH
Northeast Region (3)
Ivy (2)
Courtney Jaworski (4th)
33 ◀▶
(LW: 30)

Also Receiving Votes: Utah 32, Louisville 31, Texas 15, Oklahoma State 15, Baylor 6, Virginia Tech 6, West Virginia 5, Yale 3, Abilene Christian 2, Air Force 1, Missouri 1, Princeton 1

Dropped Out: No. 27 Utah, No. 29 Indiana

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region 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