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

NEW ORLEANS – If teams aren’t racing, the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll isn’t changing.

That’s what happened from Week 4 to Week 5 as a slow week limited movement in the most recent poll released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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

Very little changed from No. 1 to No. 21 outside of Bates falling out of a 13th-place tie with UW-La Crosse. Everything is similar from No. 1 to No. 12 and No. 15 to No. 21.

The first true blip to the index came at No. 22, where Wheaton (Ill.) vaulted two spots from No. 24. The Thunder captured the team title at the UW-Parkside Lucian Rose Invitational this past weekend thanks to a strong effort by its scoring lineup. All five of Wheaton (Ill.)’s top-5 runners finished in the top-10, led by Hannah Roeske’s runner-up billing.

Further down, Trinity (Texas) also jumped two spots. The Tigers went from No. 33 to No. 31 after finishing third among non-NCAA Division II programs at the Incarnate Word Invitational. Trinity (Texas) put four runners in the top-20 and scored 76 points.

Business is about to pick up in NCAA Division III Cross Country, though, as we’re just about one month away from NCAAs. This year the NCAA DIII Cross Country Championships will take place on November 18 in Elsah, Illinois.

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

2017 Week 5 - October 11th

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)
264 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (3rd)
256 ◀▶
(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)
238 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC
John Goldhammer (34th)
230 ◀▶
(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)
215 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (11th)
210 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (1)
MIAC
Donna Ricks (25th)
199 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
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)
182 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 bates BATES
New England Region (4)
NESCAC
Jay Hartshorn (13th)
178 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
Michigan Intercollegiate
Brian Diemer (12th)
168 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (5)
NESCAC
Kristen Morwick (18th)
161 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League
John Lynch (7th)
145 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (2)
MIAC
Chris Daymont (37th)
141 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 whitworth WHITWORTH
West Region (2)
Northwest Conference
Toby Schwarz (22nd)
136 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 elizabethtown ELIZABETHTOWN
Mideast Region (3)
Landmark
Brian Falk (10th)
125 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (1)
UAA
John Curtin (33rd)
116 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 wheaton-ill WHEATON (ILL.)
Midwest Region (5)
CCIW
David Walford (3rd)
108 ▲ 2
(LW: 24)
23 tcnj TCNJ
Atlantic Region (3)
NJAC
Justin Lindsey (5th)
107 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
24 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
OAC
Dara Ford (4th)
104 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (3)
IIAC
Ryan Chapman (2nd)
87 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
26 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Atlantic Region (4)
Liberty League
Kate Curran (2nd)
71 ▲ 1
(LW: 27)
27 linfield LINFIELD
West Region (3)
Northwest Conference
Mike Blackmore (2nd)
58 ▲ 2
(LW: 29)
28 kenyon KENYON
Great Lakes Region (4)
NCAC
Duane Gomez (35th)
55 ◀▶
(LW: 28)
29 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (5)
Liberty League
Erin Dinan (6th)
54 ▼ 3
(LW: 26)
30 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial
Fran Rizzo (27th)
49 ▼ 1
(LW: 29)
31 trinity-texas TRINITY (TEXAS)
South/Southeast Region (2)
SCAC
Emily Daum (4th)
39 ▲ 2
(LW: 33)
32 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
Midwest Region (6)
WIAC
Brett Witt (4th)
38 ◀▶
(LW: 32)
33 nebraska-wesleyan NEBRASKA WESLEYAN
Central Region (4)
IIAC
Ted Bulling (23rd)
32 ▼ 2
(LW: 31)
34 occidental OCCIDENTAL
West Region (4)
SCIAC
Robert Bartlett (13th)
26 ◀▶
(LW: 34)
35 brandeis BRANDEIS
New England Region (6)
UAA
Sinead Evans (4th)
22 ◀▶
(LW: 35)

Also Receiving Votes: Centre 4, UW-River Falls 3, Puget Sound 2

Dropped Out: (none)

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
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2017 | All-Time
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