2017 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championship Weekend came and went in NCAA Division III Cross Country and it brought some clarity to the Men’s National Coaches’ Poll, at least when it pertains to the top-5 and those teams between No. 12 and No. 35.

The most recent index was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and is the penultimate version of the 2017 season.

NCAA Division III National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Men

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Colorado
North Central (Ill.) UW-La Crosse Haverford SUNY Geneseo Pomona-Pitzer

North Central (Ill.) remained the unanimous No. 1 following its dominant victory at the CCIW Championships and is trailed by No. 2 UW-La Crosse, the WIAC champions.

Haverford and SUNY Geneseo were tied at No. 3 in the last poll, but that changed in Week 7. Based on the Fords’ ease of victory at the Centennial Conference Championships against ranked Johns Hopkins (21 to 54) compared to the Knights’ win over an unranked field (29 to 68), voters put the former above the latter this time around.

Speaking of the Blue Jays, they were one of four teams ranked in the heart of the poll last week to jump two spots this week. Johns Hopkins went from No. 14 to No. 12, Calvin went from No. 15 to No. 13, Wartburg from No. 16 to No. 14 and Middlebury from No. 17 to No. 15.

The biggest movers from Week 6 to Week 7 included Bates, Rowan and Emory – all of whom soared seven or more spots thanks to big-time performances at conference championships.

Bates finished third at the NESCAC Championships behind a big run by Zach Magin (sixth overall) and moved up to No. 21. The Bobcats upset both Connecticut College and Williams, who were ranked ahead of them in Week 6.

Rowan snapped TCNJ’s 26-year streak of winning the NJAC title. The Profs vaulted eight spots from No. 33 to No. 25.

Emory took third place at the UAA Championships behind Washington (Mo.) and Carnegie Mellon. The Eagles, who flew from No. 35 to No. 26, toppled both NYU and Chicago there.

The next batch of National Coaches’ Polls will come out November 14 in advance of the 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, which will be held November 18 in Elsah, Illinois.

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

2017 Week 7 - November 1st

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW (1)
Al Carius (52nd)
280
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (2)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (6th)
270 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Tom Donnelly (43rd)
262 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (3rd)
259 ▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
Jordan Carpenter (1st)
248 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 amherst AMHERST
New England Region (1)
NESCAC (1)
Stephen Rubin (1st)
239 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 loras LORAS
Central Region (1)
IIAC (1)
Bob Schultz (13th)
233 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (7th)
224 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (17th)
217 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 mit MIT
New England Region (2)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (36th)
208 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 christopher-newport CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
South/Southeast Region (1)
CAC (1)
Sarah Lagasse (1st)
200 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial (2)
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
192 ▲ 2
(LW: 14)
13 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Michigan Intercollegiate (1)
Brian Diemer (32nd)
181 ▲ 2
(LW: 15)
14 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (2)
IIAC (2)
Ryan Chapman (2nd)
170 ▲ 2
(LW: 16)
15 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (2)
Nicole Wilkerson (7th)
168 ▲ 2
(LW: 17)
16 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (3)
UAA (2)
Tim Connelly (3rd)
167 ▼ 4
(LW: 12)
17 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC (2)
Matt Schauf (11th)
149 ▲ 4
(LW: 21)
18 ohio-northern OHIO NORTHERN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (1)
Jason Maus (12th)
143 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 occidental OCCIDENTAL
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Robert Bartlett (13th)
132 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC (3)
Dan Schwamberger (11th)
129 ▼ 2
(LW: 18)
21 bates BATES
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (3)
Al Fereshetian (23rd)
128 ▲ 7
(LW: 28)
22 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Atlantic Region (3)
Liberty League (2)
John Newman (17th)
110 ▲ 5
(LW: 27)
23 york-pa YORK (PA.)
Mideast Region (4)
CAC (2)
Stephen LoBianco (5th)
107 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
24 rhodes RHODES
South/Southeast Region (2)
SAA (1)
Robert Shankman (28th)
96 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 rowan ROWAN
Atlantic Region (4)
NJAC (1)
Dustin Dimit (4th)
81 ▲ 8
(LW: 33)
26 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (3)
UAA (3)
John Curtin (33rd)
77 ▲ 9
(LW: 35)
27 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (3)
SCIAC (3)
John Goldhammer (34th)
67 ▼ 2
(LW: 25)
28 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (3)
MIAC (1)
Dave Ricks (11th)
62
(LW: RV)
29 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (5)
Pete Farwell (39th)
59 ▼ 16
(LW: 13)
30 nyu NYU
Atlantic Region (5)
UAA (4)
Erison Hurtault (2nd)
49 ▼ 1
(LW: 29)
31 depauw DEPAUW
Great Lakes Region (3)
NCAC (1)
Kori Stoffregen (22nd)
36 ▲ 1
(LW: 32)
32 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (6)
UAA (5)
Chris Hall (17th)
35 ▼ 9
(LW: 23)
33 connecticut-college CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
New England Region (6)
NESCAC (4)
Luke Maher (1st)
24 ▼ 7
(LW: 26)
34 uw-platteville UW-PLATTEVILLE
Midwest Region (7)
WIAC (4)
Tom Antczak (25th)
18 ▼ 3
(LW: 31)
35 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (4)
MIAC (2)
Phil Lundin (10th)
16 ▼ 5
(LW: 30)

Also Receiving Votes: SUNY Oneonta 4

Dropped Out: No. 34 Nebraska Wesleyan

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
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