2019 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – Big racing meant big changes to 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).

The biggest difference between Week 5 and Week 6 is that three new teams joined the top-5.

NCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
North Central (Ill.)
Williams
Pomona-Pitzer
Carnegie Mellon
Johns Hopkins
1
North Central (Ill.)
2
Williams
3
Pomona-Pitzer
4
Carnegie Mellon
5
Johns Hopkins
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North Central (Ill.) regained near-unanimous control of the No. 1 spot in the National Coaches’ Poll after its dominant effort at the Kollege Town Sports Invitational. The Cardinals, who have now been ranked an all-time NCAA National Coaches’ Poll best 28 consecutive weeks, put their entire scoring lineup in the top-15, including three in the top-10.

Williams still brought in two first-place votes following its strong performance at the Connecticut College Invitational. The Ephs, led by individual champion Aidan Ryan, put four runners in the top-15 and beat numerous nationally-ranked programs by at least 49 points.

Pomona-Pitzer jumped six spots from No. 9 to a program record-tying No. 3 based on its showing at the Kollege Town Sports Invitational. The Sagehens finished runner-up to North Central (Ill.) and actually held the lead in the meet through the 3K split.

Carnegie Mellon and Johns Hopkins proved that good competition brings out the best. The Tartans and the Blue Jays, who both climbed three spots into the top-5 at a program-record No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, duked it out at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle. Carnegie Mellon came out on top by a score of 51-54 as it went 5-7-10-12-17 compared to 2-4-14-16-18.

UChicago improved its spot three places between Week 5 and Week 6, from No. 10 to a program-record No. 7. The Maroons finished fourth at the Kollege Town Sports Invitational, just four points out of third place.

A little bit further down is where you’ll find Berea (Ky.) at a program-record No. 13. The Mountaineers won the Oberlin-hosted Inter-Regional Rumble this past weekend, putting their entire scoring lineup in the top-25. Logan McKenzie finished runner-up individually.

Case Western Reserve and St. Lawrence both jumped nine spots between Week 5 and Week 6. The Spartans come in at No. 20 after finishing third at the Inter-Regional Rumble this past weekend, while the Saints are ranked No. 26 after finishing sixth at the Connecticut College Invitational ahead of several teams that were ahead of them in Week 5.

There were two new additions to the top-35: No. 18 Colby and No. 29 St. Thomas (Minn.). This is the first time that the Mules have been nationally ranked since 2016.

Be sure to check back when the next NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll is released on Wednesday, November 6, following Conference Championship Weekend.

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

2019 Week 6 - October 23rd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW (1)
Al Carius (54th)
278
(6 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (1)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (41st)
274
(2 fpv)
▼ 1
(LW: 1)
3 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC (2)
Jordan Carpenter (3rd)
262 ▲ 6
(LW: 9)
4 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (1)
UAA (1)
Tim Connelly (5th)
257 ▲ 3
(LW: 7)
5 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (20th)
249 ▲ 3
(LW: 8)
6 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (1)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (4th)
240 ▼ 3
(LW: 3)
7 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (3)
Chris Hall (19th)
226 ▲ 3
(LW: 10)
8 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (2)
SCIAC (1)
John Goldhammer (36th)
219 ▼ 2
(LW: 6)
9 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA (2)
Jeff Stiles (19th)
218 ▼ 5
(LW: 4)
10 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (5th)
216 ▼ 5
(LW: 5)
11 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
MIAA (1)
Brian Diemer (34th)
200 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 mit MIT
New England Region (2)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (38th)
190 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 berea-ky BEREA (KY.)
South/Southeast Region (1)
USA South (1)
Shawn Jakubowski (3rd)
185 ▲ 8
(LW: 21)
14 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (1)
Dara Ford (6th)
174 ▼ 3
(LW: 11)
15 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (9th)
171 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (8th)
156 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (3)
OAC (2)
Kyle Basista (6th)
153 ▼ 2
(LW: 15)
18 colby COLBY
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (4)
Jared Beers (14th)
139 NR
19 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (2)
MIAC (3)
Phil Lundin (12th)
133 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (4)
UAA (4)
Kathy Lanese (19th)
126 ▲ 9
(LW: 29)
21 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC (6)
Brett Witt (6th)
112 ▲ 2
(LW: 23)
22 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (2)
UAA (5)
Linh Nguyen (1st)
107 ▲ 2
(LW: 24)
23 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (3)
Centennial (2)
Tom Donnelly (45th)
106 ▲ 2
(LW: 25)
24 bates BATES
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (5)
Al Fereshetian (25th)
98 ▼ 7
(LW: 17)
25 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (3)
Nicole Wilkerson (9th)
90 ▼ 5
(LW: 20)
26 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Atlantic Region (3)
Liberty League (2)
John Newman (19th)
90 ▲ 9
(LW: 35)
27 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (4)
Liberty League (3)
Jim Nichols (28th)
79 ◀▶
(LW: 27)
28 nyu NYU
Atlantic Region (5)
UAA (7)
Erison Hurtault (4th)
66 ▲ 4
(LW: 32)
29 st-thomas-minn ST. THOMAS (MINN.)
Central Region (3)
MIAC (2)
Pete Wareham (27th)
57 NR
30 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (4)
MIAC (1)
Dave Ricks (13th)
42 ▼ 4
(LW: 26)
31 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial (3)
Don Nichter (30th)
32 ▼ 9
(LW: 22)
32 amherst AMHERST
New England Region (6)
NESCAC (2)
Cassie Funke-Harris (2nd)
30 ▼ 14
(LW: 18)
33 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
ACAA (1)
David Klech (3rd)
24 ▼ 3
(LW: 30)
34 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region (6)
WIAC (2)
Matt Schauf (13th)
23 ▼ 1
(LW: 33)
35 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (7)
WIAC (3)
Dan Schwamberger (13th)
8 ▼ 7
(LW: 28)

Also Receiving Votes: Brockport 7, Colorado College 2, Luther 1

Dropped Out: No. 31 UW-Oshkosh, No. 34 Trine

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/27Wed 8/28
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Aug. 30: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/17Wed 9/18
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Week 2Tue 9/24Wed 9/25
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Sep. 28: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 10/1Wed 10/2
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Week 4Tue 10/8Wed 10/9
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Week 5Tue 10/15Wed 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/22Wed 10/23
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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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