2018 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – The NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll is rested and ready for a huge weekend across the nation.

There were no changes to the top-13 teams in the most recent edition, released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). But there was a bit of movement in those teams slotted from No. 14 to No. 35.

NCAA Division III National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Men

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

MIT and St. Olaf made the most of this past weekend as they both jumped two spots between Week 4 to Week 5.

The Engineers went from No. 16 to No. 14 after a strong effort at the All-New England Championships at Franklin Park. MIT placed third out of every team in the meet, nearly topping NCAA Division I Northeastern. The Engineers put four runners in the top-35 with two finishing in the top-20 (Andrew Mah – ninth, Billy Woltz – 18th).

The Oles went from No. 19 to No. 17 thanks to their effort at the Blugold Invitational two weeks ago. St. Olaf placed second out of 29 teams at the meet and put four runners in the top-20, led by William Anderson (10th) and Thomas Lerdall (11th).

Here are the teams that moved up one spot from Week 4 to Week 5: Carleton went from No. 21 into a tie for No. 20, Otterbein moved from No. 25 to No. 24, Connecticut College went from No. 29 to No. 28, St. Thomas (Minn.) went from No. 30 to No. 29, Dickinson went from No. 31 to No. 30 and Rowan went from No. 33 to No. 32.

Be sure to check back next week as there will be many more changes to the National Coaches’ Poll following a busy weekend highlighted by the Pre-National Invitational.

Remember: The 2018 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships will be held Saturday, November 17 at the Lake Breeze Golf Club in Winneconne, Wisconsin.

Where Is The Nation Racing This Weekend?

Here is a look at some of the notable meets this weekend with ranked teams.

Pre-National Invitational

No. 1 North Central (Ill.)
No. 3 Pomona-Pitzer
No. 5 Haverford
No. 6 Washington (Mo.)
No. 9 Calvin
No. 11 Wartburg
No. 14 MIT
No. 15 U of Chicago
No. 18 UW-Stout
No. 19 Rhodes
No. 20 UW-Eau Claire
No. 20 Carleton
No. 24 Otterbein
No. 27 RIT
No. 31 Emory
No. 32 UW-Stevens Point
No. 33 Washington and Lee

Inter-Regional Border Battle

No. 2 RPI
No. 7 Carnegie Mellon
No. 10 Johns Hopkins
No. 13 SUNY Geneseo
No. 26 St. Lawrence
No. 33 Rowan

Connecticut College Invitational

No. 8 Williams
No. 16 Amherst
No. 28 Connecticut College
No. 29 St. Thomas (Minn.)
No. 30 Dickinson

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

2018 Week 5 - October 10th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW
Al Carius (53rd)
280
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (1)
Liberty League
John Lynch (8th)
270 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC
Jordan Carpenter (2nd)
259 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (2)
WIAC
Derek Stanley (7th)
255 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial
Tom Donnelly (44th)
253 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (18th)
240 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (2)
UAA
Tim Connelly (4th)
233 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (1)
NESCAC
Pete Farwell (40th)
223 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Michigan Intercollegiate
Brian Diemer (33rd)
217 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (3)
Centennial
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
210 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (1)
American Rivers
Ryan Chapman (3rd)
198 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (2)
NESCAC
Nicole Wilkerson (8th)
194 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (2)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (4th)
182 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 mit MIT
New England Region (3)
NEWMAC
Halston Taylor (37th)
177 ▲ 2
(LW: 16)
15 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (4)
UAA
Chris Hall (18th)
163 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 amherst AMHERST
New England Region (4)
NESCAC
Cassie Funke-Harris (1st)
161 ▼ 2
(LW: 14)
17 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (2)
MIAC
Phil Lundin (11th)
150 ▲ 2
(LW: 19)
18 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC
Matt Schauf (12th)
148 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 rhodes RHODES
South/Southeast Region (1)
SAA
Robert Shankman (29th)
134 ▼ 2
(LW: 17)
20 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (6)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (12th)
120 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
20 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (3)
MIAC
Dave Ricks (12th)
120 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
22 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (2)
SCIAC
John Goldhammer (35th)
111 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 bowdoin BOWDOIN
New England Region (5)
NESCAC
Peter Slovenski (33rd)
106 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
24 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC
Dara Ford (5th)
100 ▲ 1
(LW: 25)
25 berea-ky BEREA (KY.)
South/Southeast Region (2)
USA South
Shawn Jakubowski (4th)
93 ▼ 1
(LW: 24)
26 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Atlantic Region (3)
Liberty League
John Newman (18th)
82 ◀▶
(LW: 26)
27 rit RIT
Atlantic Region (4)
Liberty League
David Warth (21st)
69 ◀▶
(LW: 27)
28 connecticut-college CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
New England Region (6)
NESCAC
Luke Maher (2nd)
53 ▲ 1
(LW: 29)
29 st-thomas-minn ST. THOMAS (MINN.)
Central Region (4)
MIAC
Pete Wareham (26th)
51 ▲ 1
(LW: 30)
30 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial
Don Nichter (29th)
46 ▲ 1
(LW: 31)
31 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (3)
UAA
John Curtin (34th)
45 ▼ 3
(LW: 28)
32 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
Midwest Region (7)
WIAC
Brett Witt (5th)
32 ◀▶
(LW: 32)
33 washington-and-lee WASHINGTON AND LEE
South/Southeast Region (4)
ODAC
Brandon Spalding (6th)
15 ◀▶
(LW: 33)
33 rowan ROWAN
Atlantic Region (5)
NJAC
Dustin Dimit (5th)
15 ▲ 1
(LW: 34)
35 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
Independent
David Klech (2nd)
14 ◀▶
(LW: 35)

Also Receiving Votes: Stevenson 9, Loras 6, Case Western Reserve 5, Ithaca 1

Dropped Out: (none)

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

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