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

NEW ORLEANS – We’re beginning to see some separation in the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll.

That seems to happen every year as the calendar turns from September to October.

The most recent installment, released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), saw the top-3 teams distance themselves from the rest of the pack and nine other teams climb multiple spots between Week 2 and Week 3.

NCAA Division III — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Johns Hopkins
Chicago
Washington (Mo.)
Tufts
Williams
1
Johns Hopkins
2
Chicago
3
Washington (Mo.)
4
Tufts
5
Williams
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

We’ll start with that aforementioned top-3: No. 1 Johns Hopkins, No. 2 Chicago and No. 3 Washington (Mo.). While none of those three teams competed this past weekend, the Blue Jays nabbed every first-place vote from the coaches to be unanimous once again, while the Maroons and Bears are consensus selections in their slots as well.

Say “Hello” to the newest member of the top-5: Tufts. The fourth-ranked Jumbos jumped four spots between Week 2 and Week 3 thanks to its victory at the Purple Valley Classic this past weekend. Tufts put three runners in the top-7 (1-2-7) and held off a strong charge from Williams down the stretch. This is the best ranking for the Jumbos since Week 8 of 2015.

Pomona-Pitzer can thank its performance at The Masters University Invitational this past weekend for propelling itself up five spots to its second best ranking in program history. The now ninth-ranked Sagehens won an incredible race against archrival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps by a score of 73-76. Lila Cardillo led the way for Pomona-Pitzer with a runner-up finish as the team put three runners in the top-11.

St. Thomas (Minn.) starred in the Maroon Race of the Roy Griak Invitational and moved up five spots from No. 20 to No. 15, which is its best ranking since 2016. The Tommies were the top-finishing NCAA DIII program by a longshot and used a 29-second spread between its No. 1 and No. 5 runners to close the gap on the top teams.

RIT went from the Land of Receiving Votes to No. 21 following its performance at the Mike Woods Invitational this past weekend. The Tigers finished a clear runner-up behind host SUNY Geneseo and were led by senior Hannah Weppner in sixth place.

Case Western Reserve went from No. 25 to No. 22 after a good showing at the All-Ohio Cross Country Championships. The Spartans finished ninth out of 35 teams and were the second best NCAA DIII program in the field (No. 14 Oberlin ended up in seventh 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
Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 3 - October 2nd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial
Bobby Van Allen (20th)
280
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (1)
UAA
Chris Hall (19th)
272 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (2)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (19th)
264 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (1)
NESCAC
Kristen Morwick (20th)
256 ▲ 4
(LW: 8)
5 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (2)
NESCAC
Pete Farwell (20th)
245 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (5th)
239 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 mit MIT
New England Region (3)
NEWMAC
Halston Taylor (13th)
233 ▼ 2
(LW: 5)
8 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (1)
MIAC
Donna Ricks (27th)
227 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC
Kirk Reynolds (30th)
213 ▲ 5
(LW: 14)
10 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial
Don Nichter (30th)
202 ▲ 1
(LW: 11)
11 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (2)
SCIAC
John Goldhammer (36th)
200 ▼ 5
(LW: 6)
11 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League
John Lynch (9th)
200 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
13 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC
Derek Stanley (8th)
178 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 oberlin OBERLIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
NCAC
Ray Appenheimer (14th)
175 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 st-thomas-minn ST. THOMAS (MINN.)
Central Region (2)
MIAC
Joe Sweeney (40th)
171 ▲ 5
(LW: 20)
16 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (2)
MIAA
Mark Northuis (32nd)
149 ▲ 2
(LW: 18)
17 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (3)
American Rivers
Ryan Chapman (4th)
147 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (4)
NESCAC
Nicole Wilkerson (9th)
146 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
18 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (13th)
146 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
20 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (3)
UAA
Tim Connelly (5th)
126 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
21 rit RIT
Atlantic Region (3)
Liberty League
Amanda White (1st)
116
(LW: RV)
22 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (3)
UAA
Kathy Lanese (22nd)
109 ▲ 3
(LW: 25)
22 washington-and-lee WASHINGTON AND LEE
South/Southeast Region (1)
ODAC
Mike Dager (6th)
109 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
24 rochester-n-y ROCHESTER (N.Y.)
Atlantic Region (4)
UAA
93 ▼ 11
(LW: 13)
25 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
ACAA
David Klech (3rd)
87 ▲ 1
(LW: 26)
26 wesleyan-conn WESLEYAN (CONN.)
New England Region (5)
NESCAC
John Crooke (20th)
82 ▼ 2
(LW: 24)
27 baldwin-wallace BALDWIN WALLACE
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC
Joe Eby (5th)
77 ▼ 5
(LW: 22)
28 centre CENTRE
South/Southeast Region (2)
SAA
Lisa Owens (23rd)
64 ▲ 1
(LW: 29)
29 elmhurst ELMHURST
Midwest Region (5)
CCIW
56 ▼ 2
(LW: 27)
30 coast-guard COAST GUARD
New England Region (6)
NEWMAC
Ethan Brown (11th)
42 ◀▶
(LW: 30)
31 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (5)
OAC
Kyle Basista (6th)
32 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
32 messiah MESSIAH
Mideast Region (4)
MAC
Dale Fogelsanger (26th)
29 ◀▶
(LW: 32)
33 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (4)
MIAC
Erica Maker (2nd)
24 ▼ 1
(LW: 32)
34 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (3)
UAA
Linh Nguyen (1st)
16 ▲ 1
(LW: 35)
35 occidental OCCIDENTAL
West Region (4)
SCIAC
Robert Bartlett (15th)
13
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Bates 10, Vassar 7, UW-Stevens Point 5

Dropped Out: No. 28 TCNJ, No. 34 UW-Stevens Point

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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