2017 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – Many teams in NCAA Division III Cross Country elected to rest their legs this past weekend in advance of the biggest weekend of the 2017 season to date. Therefore, the NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll remained virtually untouched between Week 4 and Week 5.

The most recent poll that was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) saw a stagnant top-15 and just a few new teams added to the weekly 35-team index.

NCAA Division III National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Men

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Colorado
North Central (Ill.) SUNY Geneseo UW-La Crosse Haverford Pomona-Pitzer

Carnegie Mellon leapfrogged Johns Hopkins in the poll as the former went from No. 17 to No. 16 and the latter from No. 16 to No. 17. The Tartans fared better than their region mate at the Paul Short Run two weeks ago, as their top-7 runners covered the 8K tract in better times than that of their counterparts despite being in different races.

There are three new teams to the poll a bit further down at No. 35. Yes, three teams tied at No. 35 this week: Case Western Reserve, Messiah and Tufts.

The Jumbos are one of seven teams from the New England Region in the top-35 this week, which leads all regions. Next up is the Midwest Region with six, followed by both the Atlantic Region and Mideast Region with five. The Central Region and Great Lakes Region both have four teams, while the West Region has three and the South/Southeast Region has one.

You’ll want to check back in later this week as we’ll preview this weekend’s action, headlined by the Cowbell Invitational hosted by Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, which serves as this year’s Pre-National Invitational.

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

2017 Week 5 - October 11th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW (1)
Al Carius (52nd)
280.00 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (3rd)
270.00 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (2)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (6th)
263.00 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Tom Donnelly (43rd)
259.00 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
Jordan Carpenter (1st)
246.00 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (7th)
237.00 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 amherst AMHERST
New England Region (1)
NESCAC (1)
Stephen Rubin (1st)
234.00 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (17th)
222.00 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 christopher-newport CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
South/Southeast Region (1)
CAC (1)
Sarah Lagasse (1st)
215.00 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Michigan Intercollegiate (1)
Brian Diemer (32nd)
206.00 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 loras LORAS
Central Region (1)
IIAC (1)
Bob Schultz (13th)
201.00 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 mit MIT
New England Region (2)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (36th)
198.00 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC (3)
Dan Schwamberger (11th)
183.00 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (5)
Pete Farwell (39th)
176.00 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (2)
IIAC (2)
Ryan Chapman (2nd)
166.00 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (2)
UAA (2)
Tim Connelly (3rd)
159.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 17)
17 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (3)
Centennial (2)
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
151.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (2)
Nicole Wilkerson (7th)
148.00 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC (2)
Matt Schauf (11th)
136.00 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 occidental OCCIDENTAL
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Robert Bartlett (13th)
126.00 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 bates BATES
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (3)
Al Fereshetian (23rd)
124.00 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (3)
SCIAC (3)
John Goldhammer (34th)
111.00 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 rowan ROWAN
Atlantic Region (3)
NJAC (1)
Dustin Dimit (4th)
101.00 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 ohio-northern OHIO NORTHERN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (1)
Jason Maus (12th)
93.00 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
24 rhodes RHODES
South/Southeast Region (2)
SAA (1)
Robert Shankman (28th)
93.00 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
pacific-lutheran PACIFIC LUTHERAN
West Region (4)
Northwest Conference (2)
Adam Frye (2nd)
1.00 NR

Dropped Out: No. 26 St. Lawrence, No. 27 Nebraska Wesleyan, No. 27 UW-Platteville, No. 29 Brandeis, No. 30 Albion, No. 30 Emory, No. 30 St. Olaf, No. 33 NYU, No. 34 Dickinson, No. 35 Lewis & Clark

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Regional 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

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