2019 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Welcome to October!

This is the month where the teams who are built for postseason success begin to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.

Speaking of top teams, those in the top-5 of the most recent NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll that was released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) remained in place from Week 2.

NCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
North Central (Ill.)
Williams
Washington (Mo.)
Wartburg
UW-La Crosse
1
North Central (Ill.)
2
Williams
3
Washington (Mo.)
4
Wartburg
5
UW-La Crosse
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

That means North Central (Ill.) headlines the National Coaches’ Poll for the 25th week in a row, breaking a modern era program record. Sitting in order behind the top-ranked Cardinals is No. 2 Williams, No. 3 Washington (Mo.), No. 4 Wartburg and No. 5 UW-La Crosse.

The second-ranked Ephs had a chance to impress this past weekend as the only top-5 team in action and did exactly that. Williams dismantled five other nationally-ranked teams at its own Purple Valley Classic as it totaled just 31 points. National Athlete of the Week Aidan Ryan led a charge in first place, while five other Ephs finished in the top-15.

Two teams from the West Region – specifically the SCIAC – moved deeper inside the top-10: No. 6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and No. 8 Pomona-Pitzer.

We’ll start with the Stags, who captured the team title at the Masters University Invitational over host NAIA #13 The Masters and the ‘B’ team from NCAA Division I UCLA. Stevie Steinberg and Thomas D’Anieri paved the way for CMS in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

The Sagehens were one of the only NCAA DIII teams at the Capital Cross Challenge and held it down. Pomona-Pitzer finished fifth in the team standings, ahead of NCAA DII #12 Alaska Anchorage, NCAA DII #15 Cal State San Marcos and NCAA DII #18 Biola (Calif.), not to mention NCAA DI California. The Sagehens ended up with a 29-second spread between their No. 1 and No. 5 runners.

Further down, the results of the All-Ohio Championships shook things up a bit.

Otterbein finished as the top NCAA DIII team in the field and jumped three spots from No. 17 to No. 14, which gives the squad its best ranking in program history. Chase Hampton had a breakthrough performance for the Cardinals as he finished runner-up individually behind Andre Bollam-Godbott from NCAA DI Akron.

Case Western Reserve brandished its power and took fifth place at the All-Ohio Championships, finishing three points behind NCAA DII #19 Walsh. The Spartans, who jumped 12 spots from No. 30 to a program-record No. 18, were led by Trey Razanauskas (15th place).

Be sure to check back in throughout the season as the National Coaches’ Poll will continue to shift ahead of the 2019 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, which will be held on November 23 at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky.

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

2019 Week 3 - October 2nd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW
Al Carius (54th)
279
(7 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (1)
NESCAC
Pete Farwell (41st)
273
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (2)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (19th)
262 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (1)
American Rivers
Ryan Chapman (4th)
256 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC
Derek Stanley (8th)
249 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC
John Goldhammer (36th)
238 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (1)
UAA
Tim Connelly (5th)
233 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC
Jordan Carpenter (3rd)
221 ▲ 2
(LW: 10)
9 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial
Bobby Van Allen (20th)
213 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
MIAA
Brian Diemer (34th)
210 ▼ 2
(LW: 8)
11 mit MIT
New England Region (2)
NEWMAC
Halston Taylor (38th)
204 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (4)
UAA
Chris Hall (19th)
192 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (5th)
186 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC
Dara Ford (6th)
173 ▲ 3
(LW: 17)
15 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (2)
MIAC
Dave Ricks (13th)
165 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League
John Lynch (9th)
162 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 bates BATES
New England Region (3)
NESCAC
Al Fereshetian (25th)
156 ▼ 2
(LW: 15)
18 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (1)
UAA
Linh Nguyen (1st)
134 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
18 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (3)
UAA
Kathy Lanese (19th)
134 ▲ 12
(LW: 30)
20 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (4)
NESCAC
Nicole Wilkerson (9th)
127 ▲ 2
(LW: 22)
21 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (3)
Centennial
Tom Donnelly (45th)
126 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
ACAA
David Klech (3rd)
112 ▼ 1
(LW: 21)
23 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC
Kyle Basista (6th)
92 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 amherst AMHERST
New England Region (5)
NESCAC
Cassie Funke-Harris (2nd)
91 ▼ 5
(LW: 19)
25 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial
Don Nichter (30th)
90 ▼ 1
(LW: 24)
26 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (3)
Liberty League
89 NR
27 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC
Brett Witt (6th)
81 ▼ 2
(LW: 25)
28 berea-ky BEREA (KY.)
South/Southeast Region (2)
USA South
Shawn Jakubowski (3rd)
61 ▼ 1
(LW: 27)
29 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (3)
MIAC
Phil Lundin (12th)
59 ▼ 1
(LW: 28)
30 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region (6)
WIAC
Matt Schauf (13th)
49 ▼ 1
(LW: 29)
31 wpi WPI
New England Region (6)
NEWMAC
Brian Chabot (12th)
38 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
32 brockport BROCKPORT
Atlantic Region (4)
SUNYAC
John Davis (1st)
31 ◀▶
(LW: 32)
33 st-thomas-minn ST. THOMAS (MINN.)
Central Region (4)
MIAC
Pete Wareham (27th)
17 NR
34 connecticut-college CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
New England Region (7)
NESCAC
Luke Maher (3rd)
14 ◀▶
(LW: 34)
34 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (7)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (13th)
14 ▼ 1
(LW: 33)

Also Receiving Votes: St. Lawrence 9

Dropped Out: No. 26 Rochester (N.Y.), No. 35 St. Lawrence

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/27Wed 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Aug. 30: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/17Wed 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 9/24Wed 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 28: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 10/1Wed 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/8Wed 10/9
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/15Wed 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/22
Wed 10/23
Nov. 2-3: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/5
Wed 11/6
Nov. 16: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/19
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Louisville, Ky.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/16
Sat 11/23
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