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
Al Carius (52nd)
280
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (3rd)
270 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (2)
WIAC
Derek Stanley (6th)
263 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial
Tom Donnelly (43rd)
259 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC
Jordan Carpenter (1st)
246 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League
John Lynch (7th)
237 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 amherst AMHERST
New England Region (1)
NESCAC
Stephen Rubin (1st)
234 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (17th)
222 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 christopher-newport CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
South/Southeast Region (1)
CAC
Sarah Lagasse (1st)
215 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Michigan Intercollegiate
Brian Diemer (32nd)
206 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 loras LORAS
Central Region (1)
IIAC
Bob Schultz (13th)
201 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 mit MIT
New England Region (2)
NEWMAC
Halston Taylor (36th)
198 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (11th)
183 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (3)
NESCAC
Pete Farwell (39th)
176 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (2)
IIAC
Ryan Chapman (2nd)
166 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (2)
UAA
Tim Connelly (3rd)
159 ▲ 1
(LW: 17)
17 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (3)
Centennial
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
151 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (4)
NESCAC
Nicole Wilkerson (7th)
148 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC
Matt Schauf (11th)
136 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 occidental OCCIDENTAL
West Region (2)
SCIAC
Robert Bartlett (13th)
126 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 bates BATES
New England Region (5)
NESCAC
Al Fereshetian (23rd)
124 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (3)
SCIAC
John Goldhammer (34th)
111 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 rowan ROWAN
Atlantic Region (3)
NJAC
Dustin Dimit (4th)
101 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 ohio-northern OHIO NORTHERN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC
Jason Maus (12th)
93 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
24 rhodes RHODES
South/Southeast Region (2)
SAA
Robert Shankman (27th)
93 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
26 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Atlantic Region (4)
Liberty League
John Newman (17th)
78 ◀▶
(LW: 26)
27 uw-platteville UW-PLATTEVILLE
Midwest Region (6)
WIAC
Tom Antczak (25th)
65 ◀▶
(LW: 27)
28 brandeis BRANDEIS
New England Region (6)
UAA
Sinead Evans (4th)
57 ▲ 1
(LW: 29)
29 nebraska-wesleyan NEBRASKA WESLEYAN
Central Region (3)
IIAC
Ted Bulling (28th)
52 ▼ 2
(LW: 27)
30 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (3)
UAA
John Curtin (33rd)
44 ◀▶
(LW: 30)
31 albion ALBION
Great Lakes Region (3)
Michigan Intercollegiate
Derick Lawrence (4th)
42 ▼ 1
(LW: 30)
32 nyu NYU
Atlantic Region (5)
UAA
Erison Hurtault (2nd)
41 ▲ 1
(LW: 33)
33 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (4)
MIAC
Phil Lundin (10th)
28 ▼ 3
(LW: 30)
34 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial
Don Nichter (28th)
25 ◀▶
(LW: 34)
35 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (7)
NESCAC
Joel Williams (2nd)
3
(LW: RV)
35 messiah MESSIAH
Mideast Region (5)
Middle Atlantic
Dale Fogelsanger (24th)
3
(LW: RV)
35 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (4)
UAA
Kathy Lanese (17th)
3
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Pacific Lutheran 1

Dropped Out: No. 35 Lewis & Clark

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region 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
Oct. 28-29: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 10/31
Wed 11/1
Nov. 11: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/14
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/11
Sat 11/18

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