2018 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championship Weekend let its presence be known in the NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll in Week 7.

Numerous changes dotted the most recent index that was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NCAA Division III National Coaches’ Poll Top 5 – Men

1)Syracuse) 2)Syracuse) 3)Colorado 4)Syracuse) 5)Syracuse)
North Central (Ill.) Washington (Mo.) Calvin Haverford UW-La Crosse

The top-6 teams didn’t move at all from the previous week, however, as North Central (Ill.), Washington (Mo.), Calvin, Haverford, UW-La Crosse and Johns Hopkins stand in a line. Five of those six teams won conference titles this past weekend, while the Blue Jays were on the rough end of a one-point loss to the Fords at the Centennial Conference Championships.

Carnegie Mellon jumped five spots from No. 12 to No. 7 between Week 6 and Week 7. The Tartans, who matched their best ranking this season, finished a game runner-up at the UAA meet this past weekend. Carnegie Mellon scored 37 points (WashU had 31) as it put six runners in the top-12, headlined by four in the top-10.

UW-Eau Claire went from the Land of the Not Ranked to No. 14 this week. The Blugolds took runner-up honors at the WIAC Championships behind UW-La Crosse. UW-Eau Claire scored 69 points as it put three runners in the top-15 led by Patrick Treacy’s fourth-place showing.

Carleton climbed three spots from No. 22 to No. 19 after winning the MIAC title. The Knights put three runners in the top-10 (1-2-3-6) and were led by Lucas Mueller, who captured the individual title with a time of 25:10.6.

Bates joined the poll once again after its effort at the NESCAC Championships. The 24th-ranked Bobcats, who were last ranked in Week 3, finished fourth as a team behind No. 9 Amherst, No. 12 Williams and No. 13 Middlebury.

The poll also welcomed RIT with a warm embrace this week. The Tigers finished runner-up to No. 10 RPI at the Liberty League Championships this past weekend after putting three runners in the top-10 led by former National Athlete of the Week Otto Kingstedt.

The next National Coaches’ Polls will be released November 13, which is four days ahead of the 2018 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.

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

2018 Week 7 - October 31st

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW (1)
Al Carius (53rd)
280
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (18th)
272 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
MIAA (1)
Brian Diemer (33rd)
264 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Tom Donnelly (44th)
252 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (7th)
251 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial (2)
Bobby Van Allen (19th)
239 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (3)
UAA (2)
Tim Connelly (4th)
231 ▲ 5
(LW: 12)
8 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (4th)
223 ▼ 1
(LW: 7)
9 amherst AMHERST
New England Region (1)
NESCAC (1)
Cassie Funke-Harris (1st)
213 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
10 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (8th)
210 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
Jordan Carpenter (2nd)
202 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (2)
NESCAC (2)
Pete Farwell (40th)
195 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (3)
Nicole Wilkerson (8th)
184 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC (2)
Dan Schwamberger (12th)
172 NR
15 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (1)
Dara Ford (5th)
167 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC (3)
Matt Schauf (12th)
160 ▼ 3
(LW: 13)
17 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (1)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (3rd)
157 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (6)
UAA (3)
Chris Hall (18th)
143 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (2)
MIAC (1)
Dave Ricks (12th)
133 ▲ 3
(LW: 22)
20 mit MIT
New England Region (4)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (37th)
129 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (3)
MIAC (2)
Phil Lundin (11th)
118 ▼ 5
(LW: 16)
22 suny-oneonta SUNY ONEONTA
Atlantic Region (3)
SUNYAC (2)
Chris Wilber (1st)
114 ▼ 3
(LW: 19)
23 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial (3)
Don Nichter (29th)
106 ▲ 1
(LW: 24)
24 bates BATES
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (4)
Al Fereshetian (24th)
93 NR
25 rhodes RHODES
South/Southeast Region (1)
SAA (1)
Robert Shankman (29th)
86 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
26 rit RIT
Atlantic Region (4)
Liberty League (2)
David Warth (21st)
79
(LW: RV)
27 depauw DEPAUW
Great Lakes Region (3)
NCAC (1)
Kori Stoffregen (23rd)
64 ▲ 2
(LW: 29)
28 cornell-college CORNELL COLLEGE
Central Region (4)
MWC (1)
Dan Schofer (13th)
62 ◀▶
(LW: 28)
29 connecticut-college CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
New England Region (6)
NESCAC (5)
Luke Maher (2nd)
58 ▲ 4
(LW: 33)
30 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Atlantic Region (5)
Liberty League (3)
John Newman (18th)
53 ▼ 4
(LW: 26)
31 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (2)
UAA (4)
Jordan Schilit (1st)
42 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
32 bowdoin BOWDOIN
New England Region (7)
NESCAC (6)
Peter Slovenski (33rd)
27 ▼ 5
(LW: 27)
32 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (4)
UAA (5)
Kathy Lanese (18th)
27 ▼ 2
(LW: 30)
34 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (2)
Independent
David Klech (2nd)
14 ▲ 1
(LW: 35)
35 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (5)
OAC (2)
Kyle Basista (5th)
9 ▼ 3
(LW: 32)

Also Receiving Votes: UW-Stevens Point 5, Tufts 4, NYU 2

Dropped Out: No. 21 Tufts, No. 23 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, No. 34 NYU

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