2019 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – The idiom “the calm before the storm” couldn’t be more apt to describing 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).

With teams resting ahead of the biggest weekend of the regular season, the largest gain by any team was one spot, headlined by Washington (Mo.) and SUNY Geneseo swapping spots in the top-5. Otherwise, it was pretty boilerplate stuff for the most part.

NCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
North Central (Ill.)
Williams
Wartburg
Washington (Mo.)
SUNY Geneseo
1
North Central (Ill.)
1
Williams
3
Wartburg
4
Washington (Mo.)
5
SUNY Geneseo
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But as we look ahead to this weekend, 23 ranked teams are in action between three different meets: The KollegeTown Sports Invitational hosted by UW-Oshkosh (10), the Connecticut College Invitational (7) and the Inter-Regional Rumble hosted by Oberlin (7).

Five top-10 teams are slated to compete in Winneconne, Wisconsin, as top-ranked North Central (Ill.) squares off with third-ranked Wartburg, the aforementioned fourth-ranked Bears, No. 9 Pomona-Pitzer and No. 10 UChicago. Speaking of those top-ranked Cardinals, this is the 27th week in a row that they have been at the top of the National Coaches’ Poll, which ties the modern era record (Johns Hopkins sat No. 1 in the NCAA DIII Women’s National Coaches’ Poll for the same duration from 2013 to 2015).

There will only be one team that is ranked in the top-10 at the Connecticut College Invitational, but it’s a big one. That would be top-ranked Williams, which is tied atop the weekly index with North Central (Ill.) for the second week in a row. The Ephs will see a number of teams they beat at the Purple Valley Classic, including No. 12 MIT, No. 14 RPI and No. 18 Amherst, among others.

Then we have the Inter-Regional Rumble with three teams ranked in the top-20: No. 11 Otterbein, No. 15 John Carroll and No. 17 Bates. This will be a great opportunity for those three programs, which have turned in some remarkable results so far this season, to continue to show the voting coaches their growth in the toughest situations.

St. Lawrence returns to the National Coaches’ Poll after a two-week absence. The Saints finished a strong runner-up at the 28th Annual Richard C. Hoffmann Invitational this past weekend.

Be sure to check back next week to see how much changes between Week 5 and Week 6!

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

2019 Week 5 - October 16th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW (1)
Al Carius (54th)
276
(4 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
1 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (1)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (41st)
276
(4 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
3 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (1)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (4th)
263 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (2)
Jeff Stiles (19th)
253 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (5th)
251 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
John Goldhammer (36th)
236 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (1)
UAA (1)
Tim Connelly (5th)
229 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (20th)
219 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Jordan Carpenter (3rd)
217 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (3)
UAA (3)
Chris Hall (19th)
211 ▲ 1
(LW: 11)
11 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
OAC (1)
Dara Ford (6th)
207 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 mit MIT
New England Region (2)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (38th)
192 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
MIAA (1)
Brian Diemer (34th)
186 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (9th)
176 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (3)
OAC (2)
Kyle Basista (6th)
168 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (8th)
155 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 bates BATES
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (5)
Al Fereshetian (25th)
153 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 amherst AMHERST
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (2)
Cassie Funke-Harris (2nd)
142 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (2)
MIAC (3)
Phil Lundin (12th)
135 ▼ 1
(LW: 18)
20 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (3)
Nicole Wilkerson (9th)
128 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 berea-ky BEREA (KY.)
South/Southeast Region (1)
USA South (1)
Shawn Jakubowski (3rd)
121 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (3)
Centennial (3)
Don Nichter (30th)
115 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC (6)
Brett Witt (6th)
102 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (2)
UAA (5)
Linh Nguyen (1st)
90 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial (2)
Tom Donnelly (45th)
87 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
26 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (3)
MIAC (1)
Dave Ricks (13th)
83 ▼ 1
(LW: 25)
27 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (3)
Liberty League (3)
Jim Nichols (28th)
77 ◀▶
(LW: 27)
28 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (6)
WIAC (3)
Dan Schwamberger (13th)
65 ◀▶
(LW: 28)
29 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (4)
UAA (4)
Kathy Lanese (19th)
58 ◀▶
(LW: 29)
30 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
ACAA (1)
David Klech (3rd)
46 ◀▶
(LW: 30)
31 uw-oshkosh UW-OSHKOSH
Midwest Region (7)
WIAC (4)
Eamon McKenna (8th)
41 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
32 nyu NYU
Atlantic Region (4)
UAA (7)
Erison Hurtault (4th)
25 ◀▶
(LW: 32)
33 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region (8)
WIAC (2)
Matt Schauf (13th)
15 ▲ 1
(LW: 34)
34 trine TRINE
Great Lakes Region (5)
MIAA (2)
Zach Raber (7th)
12 ▼ 1
(LW: 33)
35 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Atlantic Region (5)
Liberty League (2)
John Newman (19th)
11 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Luther 8, Ramapo 8, Tufts 2, Loras 1

Dropped Out: No. 34 Ramapo

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 10/22Wed 10/23
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 2-3: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/5Wed 11/6
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 16: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/19
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Louisville, Ky.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/16
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/23
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