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

NEW ORLEANS – After an eventful Conference Championship Weekend in NCAA Division III Cross Country, not much changed in the top-10 of the most recent Women’s National Coaches’ Poll that was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), but nearly everything changed otherwise.

Johns Hopkins still holds down the top spot as the unanimous No. 1, followed by No. 2 MIT, No. 3 SUNY Geneseo and No. 4 Williams. Wheaton (Ill.) broke a fifth-place tie with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and now occupies the No. 5 spot all by its lonesome.

NCAA Division III National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Women

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Colorado
Johns Hopkins MIT SUNY Geneseo Williams Wheaton (Ill.)

Further down the index, UW-Eau Claire, Hope and Tufts all vaulted four or more spots from where they were in Week 6.

UW-Eau Claire went from No. 19 to No. 11 after winning the WIAC crown. The Blugolds put five runners in the top-10 (2-6-7-8-10) and beat UW-La Crosse by a score of 33-59. This is the best UW-Eau Claire has been ranked this late in the season since 2012.

Hope rolled to the team title at the MIAA Championships and nearly swept the proceedings. The Flying Dutch went 1-2-4-5-8 behind the dynamic duo of Alexis Guttilla and Emily Hamilton up front. Hope improved its ranking from No. 18 to No. 12.

Tufts finished a game third at the NESCAC Championships behind Williams and Middlebury. The Jumbos scored 82 points compared to the 62 for the Ephs and 77 for the Panthers. Tufts will enter the New England Region Championships ranked No. 13 in the nation.

Without a doubt, the biggest jump of the week belonged to Nebraska Wesleyan which went from No. 28 to No. 17, its best ranking since 2011. The Prairie Wolves won the Iowa Conference and did so by placing five women inside the top-15.

Elsewhere in the poll, Ithaca, Emory and St. Thomas (Minn.) all moved up three or more spots. The Bombers won the Liberty League title and come in at No. 24, while the Eagles and Tommies placed third at their respective conference championships.

Colorado College and Amherst are brand new to the poll at No. 34 and No. 35, respectively. This is just the fourth time in the past 12 years that the Tigers have been ranked this late in the season, while it’s the Mammoths’ fourth in a row.

The next National Coaches’ Poll will come out November 13 in advance of the 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships five days later in Elsah, Illinois.

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

2017 Week 7 - November 1st

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial
Bobby Van Allen (18th)
280
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 mit MIT
New England Region (1)
NEWMAC
Halston Taylor (11th)
272 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (3rd)
264 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (2)
NESCAC
Pete Farwell (18th)
253 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 wheaton-ill WHEATON (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW
David Walford (3rd)
247 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC
John Goldhammer (34th)
243 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (2)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (17th)
232 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (3)
NESCAC
Nicole Wilkerson (7th)
220 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (1)
MIAC
Donna Ricks (25th)
214 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 trinity-texas TRINITY (TEXAS)
South/Southeast Region (1)
SCAC
Emily Daum (4th)
209 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (11th)
198 ▲ 8
(LW: 19)
12 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (1)
Michigan Intercollegiate
Mark Northuis (30th)
195 ▲ 6
(LW: 18)
13 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (4)
NESCAC
Kristen Morwick (18th)
178 ▲ 4
(LW: 17)
14 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC
Derek Stanley (6th)
172 ▼ 2
(LW: 12)
15 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC
Dara Ford (4th)
169 ▼ 4
(LW: 11)
16 bates BATES
New England Region (5)
NESCAC
Jay Hartshorn (13th)
157 ▼ 2
(LW: 14)
17 nebraska-wesleyan NEBRASKA WESLEYAN
Central Region (2)
IIAC
Ted Bulling (23rd)
144 ▲ 11
(LW: 28)
18 elizabethtown ELIZABETHTOWN
Mideast Region (2)
Landmark
Brian Falk (10th)
138 ▲ 4
(LW: 22)
19 whitworth WHITWORTH
West Region (2)
Northwest Conference
Toby Schwarz (22nd)
134 ▲ 2
(LW: 21)
20 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (5)
UAA
Chris Hall (17th)
133 ▼ 5
(LW: 15)
21 tcnj TCNJ
Atlantic Region (2)
NJAC
Justin Lindsey (5th)
131 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (3)
MIAC
Chris Daymont (37th)
115 ▼ 9
(LW: 13)
23 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (3)
Centennial
Don Nichter (28th)
112 ▼ 7
(LW: 16)
24 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (3)
Liberty League
Erin Dinan (6th)
90 ▲ 3
(LW: 27)
25 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial
Fran Rizzo (27th)
82 ▼ 1
(LW: 24)
26 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (2)
UAA
John Curtin (33rd)
76 ▲ 3
(LW: 29)
27 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Atlantic Region (4)
Liberty League
Kate Curran (2nd)
75 ▼ 2
(LW: 25)
28 allegheny-pa ALLEGHENY (PA.)
Great Lakes Region (3)
NCAC
Ben Mourer (2nd)
52 NR
29 st-thomas-minn ST. THOMAS (MINN.)
Central Region (4)
MIAC
Joe Sweeney (38th)
47 ▲ 4
(LW: 33)
30 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (5)
Liberty League
John Lynch (7th)
45 ▼ 7
(LW: 23)
31 wpi WPI
New England Region (6)
NEWMAC
Brian Chabot (10th)
40 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
32 oberlin OBERLIN
Great Lakes Region (4)
NCAC
Ray Appenheimer (12th)
33 ▼ 7
(LW: 25)
32 linfield LINFIELD
West Region (3)
Northwest Conference
Mike Blackmore (2nd)
33 ▼ 2
(LW: 30)
34 colorado-college COLORADO COLLEGE
West Region (4)
SCAC
Ted Castaneda (26th)
15 NR
35 amherst AMHERST
New England Region (7)
NESCAC
Cassie Funke-Harris (6th)
11
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Wartburg 10, Carnegie Mellon 9, Centre 6, St. Norbert 5, Occidental 1

Dropped Out: No. 32 Occidental, No. 34 Case Western Reserve, No. 35 UW-River Falls

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

2017 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/29Wed 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/12Wed 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 9/19Wed 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 23: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 9/26Wed 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/3Wed 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/10Wed 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/17Wed 10/18
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 28-29: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 10/31Wed 11/1
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 11: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Mon 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/11
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/18
MEN | WOMEN
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