2017 NCAA DIII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – It’s business as usual atop the most recent NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll that was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA).

None of the teams in the top-8 moved as Johns Hopkins is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Washington (Mo.), No. 3 MIT, No. 4 SUNY Geneseo, No. 5 Williams, No. 6 Chicago, No. 7 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and No. 8 Dickinson.

NCAA Division III National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Women

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Colorado
Johns Hopkins Washington (Mo.) MIT SUNY Geneseo Williams

A lot changed from No. 9 to No. 35, though.

Middlebury and UW-Eau Claire are back in the top-10 at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively. The Panthers hung tough in the Gold Race at the Paul Short Run and were rewarded justly. The rise of the Blugolds continues as they’ve gone from No. 23 in the preseason to No. 10 in Week 4 – which is the first time they’ve graced the top-10 since 2013. UW-Eau Claire captured the team title at its own Blugold Invitational this past weekend.

Further down in the National Coaches’ Poll you’ll find TCNJ at No. 22. This is the Lions’ best ranking since 2013 when they were eighth in Week 8. TCNJ placed third against competition from NCAA DII and NCAA DIII in the Brown Race at the Paul Short Run and packed up well as its top-4 runners crossed the finish line in 11th, 12th, 19th and 23rd.

Otterbein climbed 10 spots from No. 33 to No. 23 after winning its third consecutive NCAA DIII team title at the All-Ohio Championships. The Cardinals topped runner-up Kenyon by 21 points (49-70) and had the top-2 runners thanks to Claire Lamb and Heather Sandvik.

Linfield returned to the poll at No. 29 following a sixth-place finish at the Charles Bowles Invitational hosted by Willamette. Emma Knudson (14th) and Courtney Beard (16th) finished as the Wildcats’ top-2 runners.

Trinity (Texas) improved from receiving votes to No. 33, while Brandeis is No. 35.

Be sure to check back in each week as the National Coaches’ Poll will continue to shift in advance of the 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on November 18 in Elsah, Illinois.

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

2017 Week 4 - October 4th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
278
(6 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (1)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (17th)
274
(2 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 mit MIT
New England Region (1)
NEWMAC
Halston Taylor (11th)
263 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (3rd)
257 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (2)
NESCAC
Pete Farwell (18th)
248 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (2)
UAA
Chris Hall (17th)
239 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC
John Goldhammer (34th)
227 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial
Don Nichter (28th)
225 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (3)
NESCAC
Nicole Wilkerson (7th)
213 ▲ 2
(LW: 11)
10 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (11th)
209 ▲ 3
(LW: 13)
11 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (1)
MIAC
Donna Ricks (25th)
205 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (1)
Michigan Intercollegiate
Mark Northuis (30th)
192 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC
Derek Stanley (6th)
177 ▼ 4
(LW: 9)
13 bates BATES
New England Region (4)
NESCAC
Jay Hartshorn (13th)
177 ▲ 2
(LW: 15)
15 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
Michigan Intercollegiate
Brian Diemer (12th)
175 ▼ 2
(LW: 13)
16 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (5)
NESCAC
Kristen Morwick (18th)
159 ▲ 1
(LW: 17)
17 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League
John Lynch (7th)
143 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (2)
MIAC
Chris Daymont (37th)
141 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 whitworth WHITWORTH
West Region (2)
Northwest Conference
Toby Schwarz (22nd)
139 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 elizabethtown ELIZABETHTOWN
Mideast Region (3)
Landmark
Brian Falk (10th)
123 ▲ 2
(LW: 22)
21 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (1)
UAA
John Curtin (33rd)
113 ▲ 2
(LW: 23)
22 tcnj TCNJ
Atlantic Region (3)
NJAC
Justin Lindsey (5th)
110
(LW: RV)
23 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
OAC
Dara Ford (4th)
96 ▲ 10
(LW: 33)
24 wheaton-ill WHEATON (ILL.)
Midwest Region (5)
CCIW
David Walford (3rd)
92 ▲ 1
(LW: 25)
25 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (3)
IIAC
Ryan Chapman (2nd)
86 ▲ 2
(LW: 27)
26 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (4)
Liberty League
Erin Dinan (6th)
82 ▼ 5
(LW: 21)
27 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Atlantic Region (5)
Liberty League
Kate Curran (2nd)
58 ▼ 9
(LW: 18)
28 kenyon KENYON
Great Lakes Region (4)
NCAC
Duane Gomez (35th)
57 ▼ 2
(LW: 26)
29 linfield LINFIELD
West Region (3)
Northwest Conference
Mike Blackmore (2nd)
51 NR
29 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial
Fran Rizzo (27th)
51 ▲ 1
(LW: 30)
31 nebraska-wesleyan NEBRASKA WESLEYAN
Central Region (4)
IIAC
Ted Bulling (23rd)
42 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
32 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
Midwest Region (6)
WIAC
Brett Witt (4th)
37 ▼ 3
(LW: 29)
33 trinity-texas TRINITY (TEXAS)
South/Southeast Region (2)
SCAC
Emily Daum (4th)
35
(LW: RV)
34 occidental OCCIDENTAL
West Region (4)
SCIAC
Robert Bartlett (13th)
24 ▼ 2
(LW: 32)
35 brandeis BRANDEIS
New England Region (6)
UAA
Sinead Evans (4th)
20 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Amherst 8, Centre 4, Puget Sound 4, St. Norbert 3, Oberlin 2, St. Thomas (Minn.) 1

Dropped Out: No. 23 Oberlin, No. 28 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 33 Rhodes, No. 35 St. Norbert

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