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 (1)
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
278.00 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (1)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (17th)
274.00 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 mit MIT
New England Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (11th)
264.00 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (3rd)
256.00 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (2)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (18th)
248.00 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (2)
Chris Hall (17th)
238.00 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
John Goldhammer (34th)
230.00 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial (2)
Don Nichter (28th)
225.00 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (2)
Nicole Wilkerson (7th)
215.00 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC (1)
Dan Schwamberger (11th)
210.00 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (1)
MIAC (1)
Donna Ricks (25th)
199.00 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (1)
Michigan Intercollegiate (1)
Mark Northuis (30th)
192.00 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC (2)
Derek Stanley (6th)
182.00 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 bates BATES
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (4)
Jay Hartshorn (13th)
178.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
Michigan Intercollegiate (2)
Brian Diemer (12th)
168.00 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (3)
Kristen Morwick (18th)
161.00 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (3)
John Lynch (7th)
145.00 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (2)
MIAC (2)
Chris Daymont (37th)
141.00 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 whitworth WHITWORTH
West Region (2)
Northwest Conference (1)
Toby Schwarz (22nd)
136.00 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 elizabethtown ELIZABETHTOWN
Mideast Region (3)
Landmark (1)
Brian Falk (10th)
125.00 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (1)
UAA (3)
John Curtin (33rd)
116.00 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 wheaton-ill WHEATON (ILL.)
Midwest Region (5)
CCIW (1)
David Walford (3rd)
108.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 24)
23 tcnj TCNJ
Atlantic Region (3)
NJAC (1)
Justin Lindsey (5th)
107.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
24 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
OAC (1)
Dara Ford (4th)
104.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (3)
IIAC (2)
Ryan Chapman (2nd)
87.00 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
centre CENTRE
South/Southeast Region (3)
SAA (1)
Lisa Owens (21st)
4.00
(LW: RV)
uw-river-falls UW-RIVER FALLS
Midwest Region (7)
WIAC (3)
Danielle Douglas (3rd)
3.00 NR
puget-sound PUGET SOUND
West Region (5)
Northwest Conference (3)
Mike Orechia (21st)
2.00
(LW: RV)

Dropped Out: No. 26 Ithaca, No. 27 St. Lawrence, No. 28 Kenyon, No. 29 Haverford, No. 29 Linfield, No. 31 Nebraska Wesleyan, No. 32 UW-Stevens Point, No. 33 Trinity (Texas), No. 34 Occidental, No. 35 Brandeis

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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