2017 NCAA DII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll — Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championship weekend at the NCAA Division II level didn’t directly affect the top-three teams in the Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, but the rest of the top-10 got a makeover.

Alaska Anchorage, Chico State, Pittsburg State, U-Mary and Hillsdale all saw a boost in the top-10 of the rankings that were released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NCAA Division II National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Women

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Colorado
Cal Baptist Grand Valley State Adams State Alaska Anchorage Chico State
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The Seawolves of Alaska Anchorage saw the biggest climb in the polls, moving up four spots to fourth after dominating the GNAC Championships. Carolina Kurgat wrecked the competition in Bellingham, Washington, winning with a time of 20:49.5 to help her squad upset Simon Fraser, who dropped down to ninth in the rankings.

Chico State captured its 10th-straight CCAA Championship with Hannah Dorman (20:50.2) winning the individual title. The one-spot leap to fifth place brings the Wildcats back into the top-five for the first time since coming in fourth during week one of the polls.

After entering the rankings for the first time on the season just three polls ago, Pittsburg State continued its climb, winning the MIAA Conference Championship, thanks to a first-place finish from sophomore Piper Misse (22:19.6). The Gorillas moved up to sixth after three-consecutive weeks in seventh, marking the highest ranking for the program since placing fourth during week two of the 2001 campaign.

U-Mary returned to the top-top a week ago, but managed to move up another three spots to seventh this week after coming off a win at the NSIC Championships that saw five of its runners finish in the top-10. Alexis Zeis (20:49.5) took home the individual title in that meet.

Hillsdale, who was tied with U-Mary for 10th last week, saw a two-spot rise to 10th after winning the GMAC league championship.

Despite all of the shakeup, Cal Baptist, Grand Valley State and Adams State held onto their spots of first, second and third, respectively.

Cal Baptist kept its undefeated season in tact with a victory at the PacWest Championship, while GVSU (GLIAC) and Adams State (RMAC) also captured league championships.

Three teams outside of the top-10 saw five-spot jumps in Dallas Baptist (13th), Minnesota Duluth (t-17th) and UC-Colorado Springs (19th). Colorado Mines (11th) and Oklahoma Baptist (14th) each moved up two spots from a week ago.

Returning to the top-25 this week were Southern Indiana (23rd) and Malone (t-25th).

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

2017 Week 6 - October 25th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 cal-baptist CAL BAPTIST
West Region (1)
PacWest (1)
Ben Gall (6th)
200
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (19th)
192 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (1)
Damon Martin (30th)
184 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 alaska-anchorage ALASKA ANCHORAGE
West Region (2)
GNAC (1)
Michael Friess (28th)
176 ▲ 4
(LW: 8)
5 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (3)
CCAA (1)
Gary Towne (22nd)
165 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (1)
MIAA (1)
Russ Jewett (32nd)
159 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 u-mary U-MARY
Central Region (2)
NSIC (1)
Dennis Newell (12th)
154 ▲ 3
(LW: 10)
8 hillsdale HILLSDALE
Midwest Region (2)
G-MAC (1)
Andrew Towne (7th)
142 ▲ 2
(LW: 10)
9 simon-fraser SIMON FRASER
West Region (4)
GNAC (2)
Brit Townsend (18th)
134 ▼ 4
(LW: 5)
10 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (3)
G-MAC (2)
Rob Mizicko (6th)
131 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 colorado-mines COLORADO MINES
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (2)
Chris Siemers (6th)
121 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 cal-state-san-marcos CAL STATE SAN MARCOS
West Region (5)
CCAA (2)
Steve Scott (19th)
112 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 dallas-baptist DALLAS BAPTIST
South Central Region (3)
Heartland Conference (1)
Jacob Phillips (13th)
88 ▲ 5
(LW: 18)
14 oklahoma-baptist OKLAHOMA BAPTIST
Central Region (3)
Great American (1)
Ford Mastin (22nd)
86 ▲ 2
(LW: 16)
15 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
Gulf South (1)
Caleb Morgan (4th)
80 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 queens-n-c QUEENS (N.C.)
Southeast Region (1)
SAC (1)
Kevin Licht (1st)
70 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 minnesota-duluth MINNESOTA DULUTH
Central Region (4)
NSIC (2)
Joanna Warmington (8th)
64 ▲ 5
(LW: 22)
17 northern-michigan NORTHERN MICHIGAN
Midwest Region (4)
GLIAC (2)
Jenny Ryan (11th)
64 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
19 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (4)
RMAC (3)
Corey Kubatzky (3rd)
56 ▲ 5
(LW: 24)
20 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (5)
NSIC (3)
Tracy Hellman (17th)
55 ▼ 1
(LW: 19)
21 mount-olive MOUNT OLIVE
Southeast Region (2)
Conf. Carolinas (1)
Matt Van Lierop (9th)
52 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 cal-poly-pomona CAL POLY POMONA
West Region (6)
CCAA (3)
Chris Bradford (1st)
42 ▼ 2
(LW: 20)
23 southern-indiana SOUTHERN INDIANA
Midwest Region (5)
GLVC (1)
Mike Hillyard (21st)
20
(LW: RV)
24 western-state WESTERN STATE
South Central Region (5)
RMAC (4)
Jennifer Michel (11th)
19 ▼ 20
(LW: 4)
25 malone MALONE
Midwest Region (6)
G-MAC (3)
Jack Hazen (27th)
12
(LW: RV)
25 stonehill STONEHILL
East Region (1)
Northeast-10 (1)
Karen Boen (20th)
12 ▼ 2
(LW: 23)

Also Receiving Votes: Alabama-Huntsville 4, Assumption 3, Edinboro 2, Western Washington 1

Dropped Out: No. 25 Saint Leo

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division II Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Aug. 31: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 14: First countable, at-large
Week 2Tue 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 7: Pre-National
Week 5Tue 10/10
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 20-22: Conference Champs
Week 6Tue 10/24
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/25
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 4-5: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Wed 11/8
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/4
Sat 11/18

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