2017 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 8

NEW ORLEANS – Regional Championship Weekend left its mark on the final NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll that was released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

There were only four teams that remained in the same place from the previous index, while 10 jumped multiple spots.

NCAA Division III National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Men

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

North Central (Ill.) captured the Midwest Region title and headlines the poll for the 12th consecutive week, dating back to last year. The Cardinals easily dispatched the competition this past weekend as they scored 34 points and put six runners in the top-15. Dhruvil Patel and Jared Borowsky went 2-3 to lead the charge for North Central (Ill.).

Haverford leapfrogged UW-La Crosse for second place and ties its best ranking in the past five years. The Fords scored just 25 points this past weekend to win the team title in the Mideast Region. Graham Peet and Henry Woods went 1-2 within two seconds of each other.

Atlantic Region champion SUNY Geneseo and West Region titlist Pomona-Pitzer round out the top-5 this week.

MIT, winner of the New England Region, vaulted three spots from No. 10 to No. 7. Dennis Maloney was the top finisher for the Engineers at Southern Maine with a third-place showing, while two of his teammates joined him in the top-20.

Carleton made one of the biggest jumps of the week. The Knights soared 14 spots from No. 28 to a tie for 14th following their runner-up finish in the Central Region. Donson Cook-Gallardo was the top finisher for Carleton at the meet, virtually tying Central College’s Mark Fairley for the individual title.

UC Santa Cruz went from unranked to No. 20 after a breakthrough performance at the West Region meet. The Slugs entered the meet ranked fifth in the region, but finished runner-up to punch their ticket to NCAAs.

RIT is also new to the poll in Week 8. The Tigers took third in the Atlantic Region.

You may notice that there are only 32 teams in this poll, compared to the usual 35. That’s because we only rank those teams that will compete for the national title in the final index.

The 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships will be held this Saturday, November 18 in Elsah, Illinois.

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

2017 Week 8 - November 14th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW (1)
Al Carius (52nd)
256.00 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Tom Donnelly (43rd)
245.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 3)
3 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (2)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (6th)
242.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 2)
4 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (3rd)
231.00 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
Jordan Carpenter (1st)
224.00 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 loras LORAS
Central Region (1)
IIAC (1)
Bob Schultz (13th)
208.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 mit MIT
New England Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (36th)
206.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 10)
8 amherst AMHERST
New England Region (2)
NESCAC (1)
Stephen Rubin (1st)
194.00 ▼ 2
(LW: 6)
9 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (7th)
193.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
10 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (17th)
191.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 christopher-newport CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
South/Southeast Region (1)
CAC (1)
Sarah Lagasse (1st)
178.00 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Michigan Intercollegiate (1)
Brian Diemer (32nd)
164.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (2)
UAA (2)
Tim Connelly (3rd)
162.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 16)
14 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (3)
Centennial (2)
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
143.00 ▼ 2
(LW: 12)
14 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (2)
MIAC (1)
Dave Ricks (11th)
143.00 ▲ 14
(LW: 28)
16 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (2)
Nicole Wilkerson (7th)
131.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC (3)
Dan Schwamberger (11th)
130.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 20)
18 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (3)
IIAC (2)
Ryan Chapman (2nd)
106.00 ▼ 4
(LW: 14)
19 rhodes RHODES
South/Southeast Region (2)
SAA (1)
Robert Shankman (28th)
104.00 ▲ 5
(LW: 24)
20 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (2)
Independent (D-III)
David Klech (1st)
89.00 NR
21 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC (2)
Matt Schauf (11th)
87.00 ▼ 4
(LW: 17)
22 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (5)
Pete Farwell (39th)
86.00 ▲ 7
(LW: 29)
23 rit RIT
Atlantic Region
Liberty League (3)
David Warth (20th)
83.00 NR
24 depauw DEPAUW
Great Lakes Region (2)
NCAC (1)
Kori Stoffregen (22nd)
78.00 ▲ 7
(LW: 31)
25 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (3)
SCIAC (3)
John Goldhammer (34th)
67.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 27)

Dropped Out: No. 18 Ohio Northern, No. 19 Occidental, No. 21 Bates, No. 22 St. Lawrence, No. 23 York (Pa.), No. 25 Rowan, No. 26 Emory, No. 30 NYU, No. 32 Chicago, No. 33 Connecticut College, No. 34 UW-Platteville, No. 35 St. Olaf

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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