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

NEW ORLEANS – The only constant in the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll this season was Johns Hopkins at the top. Everything else was subject to change and Regional Championship Weekend proved just that.

Once again the Blue Jays are the unanimous No. 1, but the top-5 shifted around them for the ninth week in a row.

NCAA Division III National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Women

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Colorado
Johns Hopkins MIT SUNY Geneseo UW-Eau Claire Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

MIT and SUNY Geneseo are still No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, yet the No. 4 and No. 5 teams from last week are nowhere to be seen. Instead of Williams and Wheaton (Ill.), UW-Eau Claire and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps take their place.

The Blugolds were the surprising team champions at the Midwest Region as they upset Washington (Mo.), UW-La Crosse and the aforementioned Thunder. UW-Eau Claire put four runners in the top-15. This is the highest the Blugolds have been ranked in a season’s final poll since 2009 when they were second.

The Athenas cruised to the team title in the West Region and own the fifth spot in the poll for the second time this season. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps hasn’t been ranked this high, this late in the season since 2012.

Both Carleton and Tufts turned in remarkable performances at their respective regional championships and sit in a tie for seventh. The former won the Central Region, while the latter finished a game runner-up to MIT in the New England Region.

Ithaca jumped eight spots from No. 24 to No. 16 after finishing runner-up to SUNY Geneseo in the Atlantic Region. The Bombers got another dominant individual win from Taryn Cordani (19 seconds) and put two more in the top-15 to punch their ticket to NCAAs.

Calvin returned to the poll after falling out of it in Week 6 and Week 7. The Knights come in at No. 20 following a runner-up finish in the Great Lakes Region.

RPI climbed nine spots from No. 30 to No. 21 after it finished third in the Atlantic Region. The Engineers were 21 points out of second place.

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
Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2017 Week 8 - November 14th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
256.00 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 mit MIT
New England Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (11th)
247.00 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (3rd)
241.00 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (1)
WIAC (1)
Dan Schwamberger (11th)
226.00 ▲ 7
(LW: 11)
5 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
John Goldhammer (34th)
220.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (17th)
208.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (2)
NESCAC (3)
Kristen Morwick (18th)
205.00 ▲ 6
(LW: 13)
7 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (1)
MIAC (1)
Donna Ricks (25th)
205.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 9)
9 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (18th)
190.00 ▼ 5
(LW: 4)
10 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC (2)
Derek Stanley (6th)
169.00 ▲ 4
(LW: 14)
11 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (1)
Michigan Intercollegiate (1)
Mark Northuis (30th)
166.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (2)
Nicole Wilkerson (7th)
160.00 ▼ 4
(LW: 8)
13 trinity-texas TRINITY (TEXAS)
South/Southeast Region (1)
SCAC (1)
Emily Daum (4th)
158.00 ▼ 3
(LW: 10)
14 wheaton-ill WHEATON (ILL.)
Midwest Region (4)
CCIW (1)
David Walford (3rd)
151.00 ▼ 9
(LW: 5)
15 elizabethtown ELIZABETHTOWN
Mideast Region (2)
Landmark (1)
Brian Falk (10th)
140.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 18)
16 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
Erin Dinan (6th)
135.00 ▲ 8
(LW: 24)
17 nebraska-wesleyan NEBRASKA WESLEYAN
Central Region (2)
IIAC (1)
Ted Bulling (23rd)
126.00 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (5)
UAA (2)
Chris Hall (17th)
116.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 20)
19 whitworth WHITWORTH
West Region (2)
Northwest Conference (1)
Toby Schwarz (22nd)
111.00 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
Michigan Intercollegiate (2)
Brian Diemer (12th)
107.00 NR
21 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (3)
Liberty League (3)
John Lynch (7th)
91.00 ▲ 9
(LW: 30)
22 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (3)
IIAC (2)
Ryan Chapman (2nd)
88.00
(LW: RV)
22 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (2)
UAA (3)
John Curtin (33rd)
88.00 ▲ 4
(LW: 26)
24 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (3)
Centennial (3)
Fran Rizzo (27th)
82.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 25)
25 allegheny-pa ALLEGHENY (PA.)
Great Lakes Region (3)
NCAC (1)
Ben Mourer (2nd)
78.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 28)

Dropped Out: No. 15 Otterbein, No. 16 Bates, No. 21 TCNJ, No. 22 St. Olaf, No. 23 Dickinson, No. 27 St. Lawrence, No. 29 St. Thomas (Minn.), No. 31 WPI, No. 32 Linfield, No. 32 Oberlin, No. 34 Colorado College, No. 35 Amherst

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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