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.

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

2017 Week 7 - November 1st

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