2017 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll — Pre-Championship

NEW ORLEANS – Strong performances at the NCAA Division I Regionals last weekend shook up the Pre-Championship Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

While Colorado and New Mexico remained in the top-two spots in the rankings, two Bay Area squads put on a show at the NCAA Division I West Regionals. San Francisco and Stanford each saw their stock rise after finishing 1-2 in Seattle, moving up to third and fourth, respectively.

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Colorado New Mexico San Francisco Stanford NC State
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The Dons got three top-10 outings from their runners, including an individual championship from Charlotte Taylor (19:14.2), to notch 59 points. The Cardinal was right on San Francisco’s heels with just 76 points after Fiona O’Keeffe (19:31.7 – sixth) and Vanessa Fraser (19:40.2 – eighth) posted top-10 performances.

There were no surprises in the Mountain Region, where the Buffaloes took home the team title with a score of 62. Makena Morley (20:21.5 – seventh) led the way for Colorado, with Sage Hurta and Dani Jones finishing in a tie for 12th with identical times of 20:29.4. The Lobos gave Colorado a good fight, though, finishing just eight points shy in second place with three top-five finishes. Ednah Kurgat (20:01.4) won the individual championship, while teammates Weini Kelati (20:05.5- third) and Charlotte Prouse (20:15.3 – fifth) were not far behind.

Colorado owns eight of the 12 first-place votes on the week, while New Mexico garnered the other four.

NC State rounded out the top-five with a win at the Southeast Regionals. The Wolfpack was led by sensational freshman Dominique Clairmonte (20:23.3 – fifth).

The biggest mover in the top-10 on the week was Penn State, who jumped nine spots to 10th after winning the Mid-Atlantic Region title by 29 points. The Nittany Lions saw all five of its scorers finish within the top-10.

Providence also moved up one spot to ninth after claiming the Northeast Regional title with 84 points.  

Oregon finds itself on the outside of the top-five for the first time this season in a tie with Arkansas for sixth place after finishing behind San Francisco and Stanford at the West Regionals. The Razorbacks won the South Central Regional championship thanks to 1-2 finishes from Nikki Hiltz (19:35.5) and Carina Viljoen (19:36.0).

Michigan held its ground to remain in eighth on the week after taking home the Great Lakes Region championship on the backs of Gina Sereno (20:38.9 – second) and Jamie Morrissey (20:39.5 – third).

Outside of the top-10, BYU, Iowa State and Michigan State all shot up in the rankings for a three-way tie at 14th. The Cougars moved up four spots while the Cyclones (six spots) and Spartans (seven spots) boosts gave them their highest rankings on the season.

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

2017 Week 7 - November 13th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (1)
Pac-12 (1)
Mark Wetmore (23rd)
356
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (2)
Mountain West (1)
Joe Franklin (11th)
351
(4 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 san-francisco SAN FRANCISCO
West Region (1)
West Coast (1)
Helen Lehman-Winters (15th)
334 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 stanford STANFORD
West Region (2)
Pac-12 (3)
Elizabeth DeBole (2nd)
309 ▲ 3
(LW: 7)
5 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
Laurie Henes (12th)
305 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (1)
Lance Harter (28th)
296 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
6 oregon OREGON
West Region (3)
Pac-12 (2)
Robert Johnson (6th)
296 ▼ 3
(LW: 3)
8 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Mike McGuire (26th)
273 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 providence PROVIDENCE
Northeast Region (1)
Big East (2)
Ray Treacy (34th)
248 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big Ten (4)
John Gondak (4th)
236 ▲ 9
(LW: 19)
11 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (2)
Southern (1)
Robert Gary (6th)
235 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (4)
Mountain West (2)
Corey Ihmels (5th)
222 ▼ 2
(LW: 10)
13 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big East (1)
Gina Procaccio (18th)
198 ▼ 4
(LW: 9)
14 byu BYU
Mountain Region (3)
West Coast (2)
Diljeet Taylor (2nd)
171 ▲ 4
(LW: 18)
14 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12 (1)
Andrea Grove-McDonough (5th)
171 ▲ 6
(LW: 20)
14 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (2)
Big Ten (5)
Walt Drenth (14th)
171 ▲ 7
(LW: 21)
17 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (3)
Mick Byrne (4th)
165 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
17 georgia GEORGIA
South Region (2)
SEC (2)
Petros Kyprianou (3rd)
165 ▼ 3
(LW: 14)
19 utah-state UTAH STATE
Mountain Region (4)
Mountain West (3)
Artie Gulden (1st)
162 ▼ 4
(LW: 15)
20 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (1)
SEC (3)
Ryan Vanhoy (5th)
156 ▲ 2
(LW: 22)
21 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (3)
Big Ten (2)
Sarah Hopkins (5th)
113 ▼ 8
(LW: 13)
22 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (6)
Pac-12 (4)
Greg Metcalf (16th)
94 ▼ 6
(LW: 16)
23 california CALIFORNIA
West Region (5)
Pac-12 (5)
Shayla Houlihan (2nd)
88 ▲ 3
(LW: 26)
23 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (2)
Big 12 (2)
Dave Smith (9th)
88
(LW: RV)
25 eastern-kentucky EASTERN KENTUCKY
Southeast Region (3)
Ohio Valley (1)
Rick Erdmann (39th)
83 ▼ 2
(LW: 23)
26 dartmouth DARTMOUTH
Northeast Region (2)
Ivy (2)
Courtney Jaworski (4th)
78 ▲ 4
(LW: 30)
27 eastern-michigan EASTERN MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (4)
Mid-American (1)
Sue Parks (12th)
57 ◀▶
(LW: 27)
28 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (3)
ACC (4)
Chris Fox (13th)
38 NR
29 indiana INDIANA
Great Lakes Region (5)
Big Ten (7)
Ron Helmer (11th)
35 NR
30 columbia COLUMBIA
Northeast Region (4)
Ivy (1)
Dan Ireland (4th)
32 ▼ 6
(LW: 24)

Also Receiving Votes: Texas 26, Utah 11, Georgetown 9, Virginia Tech 7, Louisville 1

Dropped Out: No. 25 Ohio State, No. 27 Georgetown, No. 29 Northern Arizona

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/11
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 8: First countable, at-large
Week 2Mon 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 14: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 26-29: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/30
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsFri 11/10
Sat 11/18

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