2018 NCAA DIII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – The NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll is like an iceberg of change: Not much at the top, but a lot of it at the bottom.

There were a few alterations in the top-5 as SUNY Geneseo and UW-Eau Claire swapped spots. The Knights, who had been ranked No. 4, moved up to No. 3, while the Blugolds, who had been ranked No. 3, dropped one spot to No. 4.

Other than that, the top-5 has the same teams in the exact same spots as last week: Johns Hopkins at No. 1, Washington (Mo.) at No. 2 and MIT at No. 5.

NCAA Division III National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Women

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Syracuse) 4)Syracuse) 5)Colorado
Johns Hopkins Washington (Mo.) SUNY Geneseo UW-Eau Claire MIT

The first major change comes in at No. 10, where Allegheny (Pa.) jumped three spots from No. 13. This is the first time that the Gators chomped their way inside the top-10 in program history. Allegheny (Pa.) moved up thanks to its effort at the Chatham Eden Hall Cougar 5K, a meet where it put six runners in the top-7, including individual champion Emily Forner.

Bates improved its billing five spots from the preseason as it comes in at No. 16 this week. The Bobcats rolled to a sweep at the Bates-Colby Class Wave Races this past weekend. Bates won the upperclassmen race by a score of 32-23 (higher score wins), while the underclassmen took care of business by a score of 27-25.

St. Lawrence made it look easy at the Kinectic Running Cardinal Invitational this past weekend and moved up four spots from No. 22 to No. 18. The Saints were led by Sarah Moon, who covered the 5K tract in 18:42.8, 10 seconds faster than the runner-up.

U. of Chicago improved its billing nine spots from the preseason after a strong effort at the St. Francis Saints Twilight Invitational. The Maroons, who won the meet by 57 points, moved up to No. 21 in the Week 1 poll. U. of Chicago was led by individual champion Sophie Elgamal, who finished the 5K race in 18:20.6.

Five new teams joined the top-35: Calvin at No. 19, Pomona-Pitzer at No. 24, Hamilton at No. 27, Wesleyan (Conn.) at No. 32 and St. Norbert at No. 34. This is just the fifth time in program history that the Sagehens have been ranked in the National Coaches’ Poll and the first time that the Continentals have been ranked since 2013.

Be sure to check back in throughout the season as the National Coaches’ Poll will continue to shift ahead of the 2018 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on November 17 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2018 Week 1 - September 12th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
280
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (1)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (18th)
272 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (4th)
258 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (2)
WIAC (1)
Dan Schwamberger (12th)
256 ▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 mit MIT
New England Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (12th)
253 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (2)
NESCAC (1)
Nicole Wilkerson (8th)
241 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 wheaton-ill WHEATON (ILL.)
Midwest Region (3)
CCIW (1)
David Walford (4th)
230 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (2)
Pete Farwell (19th)
219 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (1)
MIAC (1)
Donna Ricks (26th)
209 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 allegheny-pa ALLEGHENY (PA.)
Great Lakes Region (1)
NCAC (2)
Ben Mourer (3rd)
204 ▲ 3
(LW: 13)
11 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (4)
Kristen Morwick (19th)
198 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (2)
John Lynch (8th)
184 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC (2)
Derek Stanley (7th)
180 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
John Goldhammer (35th)
175 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 tcnj TCNJ
Atlantic Region (3)
NJAC (1)
Justin Lindsey (6th)
169 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 bates BATES
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (5)
Jay Hartshorn (14th)
160 ▲ 5
(LW: 21)
17 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial (2)
Don Nichter (29th)
159 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Atlantic Region (4)
Liberty League (1)
Kate Curran (3rd)
141 ▲ 4
(LW: 22)
19 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
MIAA (2)
Brian Diemer (13th)
131
(LW: RV)
20 st-thomas-minn ST. THOMAS (MINN.)
Central Region (2)
MIAC (2)
Joe Sweeney (39th)
119 ▼ 1
(LW: 19)
21 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (5)
UAA (2)
Chris Hall (18th)
113 ▲ 9
(LW: 30)
22 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (3)
UAA (6)
Tim Connelly (4th)
109 ▲ 2
(LW: 24)
23 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (3)
MIAA (1)
Mark Northuis (31st)
97 ▼ 3
(LW: 20)
24 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Kirk Reynolds (29th)
91 NR
25 brandeis BRANDEIS
New England Region (6)
UAA (3)
Sinead Evans (5th)
84 ▲ 3
(LW: 28)
26 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (3)
American Rivers (2)
Ryan Chapman (3rd)
76 ▼ 3
(LW: 23)
27 hamilton HAMILTON
Atlantic Region (5)
NESCAC (10)
Ellen Hull (26th)
74 NR
28 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC (1)
Dara Ford (5th)
70 ▼ 11
(LW: 17)
29 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (1)
UAA (5)
Jordan Schilit (1st)
50 ▼ 4
(LW: 25)
30 nebraska-wesleyan NEBRASKA WESLEYAN
Central Region (4)
American Rivers (1)
Ted Bulling (24th)
49 ▼ 4
(LW: 26)
31 colorado-college COLORADO COLLEGE
West Region (3)
SCAC (2)
Ted Castaneda (27th)
40 ▼ 4
(LW: 27)
32 wesleyan-conn WESLEYAN (CONN.)
New England Region (7)
NESCAC (3)
John Crooke (19th)
37 NR
33 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (6)
Liberty League (5)
Erin Dinan (7th)
31 ▼ 23
(LW: 10)
34 st-norbert ST. NORBERT
Midwest Region (6)
MWC (1)
Don Augustine (12th)
28 NR
35 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South/Southeast Region (2)
ODAC (2)
Jake Reed (2nd)
18 ▼ 2
(LW: 33)

Also Receiving Votes: Haverford 13, Elizabethtown 7, Trinity (Texas) 7, North Central (Ill.) 4, Oberlin 4

Dropped Out: No. 29 UW-River Falls, No. 31 Amherst, No. 32 Puget Sound, No. 34 Elizabethtown, No. 35 Oberlin



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8FINAL
Washington (Mo.)2222222221
Johns Hopkins1111111112
MIT5544444443
UW-Eau Claire3410105510974
SUNY Geneseo4333333335
Brandeis282521221918812116
Williams88868813787
Middlebury6661316165558
UW-La Crosse1413453031242299
Carleton99986611121010
Chicago30212323262612111311
Tufts1111141111117171512
Allegheny (Pa.)1310353535RV1913
Dickinson18171614151466614
Wheaton (Ill.)7718171212971615
RPI12121215101021211416
Bates21162626232426242217
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps1514117131719151218
TCNJ161517193334RV312919
Emory25293028292817192520
Rochester (N.Y.)RV212218162721
Nebraska Wesleyan26302725171928262422
Otterbein17283431222127273123
Hope2023799914142324
CalvinRV191412141522232825
Wartburg23262220202030283026
Baldwin WallaceRV1827
Oberlin35RV29292028
St. Lawrence221820187720181729
CentreRVRVRV3230
Carnegie Mellon24221921313025252631
Pomona-Pitzer241315171316202132
Wesleyan (Conn.)32333332331510
North Central (Ill.)RV252724233429
Case Western Reserve2424RVRV3232
St. Thomas (Minn.)192031323432RV33
VassarRV3326273134
Washington and Lee34
Coast Guard282923RV
St. Olaf2929252533RV
Lynchburg3335RVRVRVRV
UC Santa CruzRVRVRVRV
MisericordiaRVRV
WPIRV
ColbyRV
Amherst31RV
Swarthmore3230RVRV
Hamilton2728RV
OccidentalRV
UW-River Falls29RV
Colorado College27313433
St. Norbert34RVRV
HaverfordRVRVRVRV
Ithaca1033
Trinity (Texas)RVRV
Elizabethtown34RV
WhitworthRV
Puget Sound32

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2018 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/28Wed 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Aug. 31: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/11Wed 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 9/18Wed 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 22: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 9/25Wed 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/2Wed 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/9Wed 10/10
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/16Wed 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 27-28: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 10/30Wed 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Mon 11/12
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 17: NCAA DIII Champs, Oshkosh, Wis.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/10
MEN | WOMEN
Sun 11/18
MEN | WOMEN