2018 NJCAA DIII Cross Country National Coaches’ Ranking – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Don’t look now, but the 2018 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships are just 16 days away! This season has just flown right by and teams are fighting for position as the biggest meet of the year rapidly approaches.

Today we have the release of the penultimate Men’s and Women’s National Rankings, presented by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Week-by-Week Ranking Charts

NATIONAL COACHES’ RANKING
MEN: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | All Years
WOMEN: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | All Years

Mark your calendars: The 2018 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday, November 3 in Canandaigua, New York.

Men’s Story

Nothing changed at the top as Harper (Ill.) still holds the No. 1 spot. The Hawks have been solid all season long and recently finished sixth as a team at the Bradley Pink Classic.

Suffolk County (N.Y.) made the biggest move of the week as it went from No. 5 to No. 2. The Sharks impressed the rankings committee with a fifth-place showing at the St. Joseph’s College Cross Country Invitational this past weekend.

Sandhills (N.C.), Hudson Valley (N.Y.) and Lorain County (Ohio) were all pushed down one spot to No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, as Suffolk County (N.Y.) made its move.

Women’s Story

There isn’t a change at the top of the chart as Harper (Ill.) remains No. 1. The Hawks recently finished fifth as a team at the Bradley Pink Classic as they put three runners in the top-15 of the White Race.

Hudson Valley (N.Y.) and Suffolk County (N.Y.) swapped spots behind Harper (Ill.), though, as the former is now No. 2 and the latter is No. 3. The Vikings vaulted the Sharks thanks to their recent effort at the James Earley Invitational, where they finished 18th in a strong field.

Camden County (N.J.) and FIT (N.Y.) round out the top-5 for the second week in a row.

NJCAA Division III
Men's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Ranking

2018 Week #3 - October 17th

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1harper-illHARPER (ILL.)
Region IV (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2suffolk-county-n-y-ccSUFFOLK COUNTY (N.Y.) CC
 ▲3
(LW: 5)
3sandhills-n-c-ccSANDHILLS (N.C.) CC
Region X (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4hudson-valley-n-y-ccHUDSON VALLEY (N.Y.) CC
Region III (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5lorain-county-ohio-ccLORAIN COUNTY (OHIO) CC
Region XII
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6onondaga-n-y-ccONONDAGA (N.Y.) CC
Region III (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7finger-lakes-n-y-ccFINGER LAKES (N.Y.) CC
Region III (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8patrick-henry-va-ccPATRICK HENRY (VA.) CC
Region X (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9rowan-gloucester-n-j-ccROWAN-GLOUCESTER (N.J.) CC
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10kingsborough-n-y-ccKINGSBOROUGH (N.Y.) CC
CUNYAC (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
NJCAA Division III
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Ranking

2018 Week #3 - October 17th

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1harper-illHARPER (ILL.)
Region IV (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2hudson-valley-n-y-ccHUDSON VALLEY (N.Y.) CC
Region III (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3suffolk-county-n-y-ccSUFFOLK COUNTY (N.Y.) CC
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4camden-county-n-jCAMDEN COUNTY (N.J.)
Region XIX (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5fit-n-yFIT (N.Y.)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6georgia-militaryGEORGIA MILITARY
Region XVII (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7kingsborough-n-y-ccKINGSBOROUGH (N.Y.) CC
CUNYAC (7)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8sandhills-n-c-ccSANDHILLS (N.C.) CC
Region X (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9patrick-henry-va-ccPATRICK HENRY (VA.) CC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10lorain-county-ohio-ccLORAIN COUNTY (OHIO) CC
Region XII (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division III Cross Country

2018 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks National Coaches' Ranking KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 9/19
Week 2Wed 10/3
Week 3Wed 10/17
Week 4Wed 10/31Nov. 3: NJCAA DIII Champs, Canandaigua, N.Y.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/3
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