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

NEW ORLEANS – An exciting weekend of racing really shook up the most recent NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, which was released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Several major meets dotted the national landscape this past weekend and teams that stood out in Connecticut, New Jersey and Wisconsin, among others, were rewarded with improved spots.

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

You can’t get much better than No. 1, which is where Johns Hopkins sits for the third week in a row. The Blue Jays demolished the competition at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle to the tune of 26 points as they put their top-7 runners in the top-15. Not only that, but Johns Hopkins had a spread of just 15.9 seconds between its No. 1 and No. 5 runners.

Washington (Mo.) moved up one spot to No. 2 after an equally as impressive effort at the Kollege Town Sports Invitational. The Bears scored a meager 27 points as they had each and every single one of their top-7 runners in the top-15. While the spread between WashU’s No. 1 (Paige Lawler) and No. 2 runners (Sophie Watterson) was 31 seconds, the gap between No. 2 and the No. 5 runners was just 12 seconds.

MIT jumped four spots from No. 7 to No. 3, which is its 10th time ranked among the nation’s elite in the past three years. The Engineers continued their strong season as of late with a big effort at the Connecticut College Invitational. MIT won by 28 points against a field that was loaded with nationally-ranked programs, including new No. 4 Williams and new No. 6 Tufts.

Further down, Carleton makes its 14th appearance in the top-10 since 2017 after not making once it in the previous six years before that. The Knights, who charged three spots between Week 5 and Week 6, made the trip to Connecticut and finished fourth in the meet.

UW-Eau Claire improved its ranking four spots with its effort at the Kollege Town Invitational and now sits 11th in the poll. The Blugolds finished fourth this past weekend and were led by Lexie Tremble, who took fifth place individually.

There were two teams that jumped 13 spots between Week 5 and Week 6: Washington and Lee and Vassar. The Generals went from No. 33 to a program-record No. 20 following their fourth-place finish at the Oberlin-hosted Inter-Regional Rumble, while the Brewers sit at No. 21 – their best rank since 2014 – after finishing seventh at the Connecticut College Invitational.

Based on their performances this past weekend, six teams made their way into the National Coaches’ Poll in Week 6: No. 16 Bates, No. 23 UW-La Crosse, No. 26 Carnegie Mellon, No. 32 Gustavus Adolphus, No. 33 Calvin and No. 35 NYU.

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

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

2019 Week 6 - October 23rd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (20th)
280
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (1)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (19th)
272 ▲ 1
(LW: 3)
3 mit MIT
New England Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (13th)
264 ▲ 4
(LW: 7)
4 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (2)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (20th)
256 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial (2)
Don Nichter (30th)
248 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (2)
Kristen Morwick (20th)
238 ▼ 2
(LW: 4)
7 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (2)
Chris Hall (19th)
232 ▼ 5
(LW: 2)
8 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (5th)
221 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (1)
MIAC (1)
Donna Ricks (27th)
217 ▲ 3
(LW: 12)
10 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC (2)
Kirk Reynolds (30th)
212 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC (1)
Dan Schwamberger (13th)
198 ▲ 4
(LW: 15)
12 oberlin OBERLIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
NCAC (1)
Ray Appenheimer (14th)
193 ▼ 2
(LW: 10)
13 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (2)
SCIAC (1)
John Goldhammer (36th)
181 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 st-thomas-minn ST. THOMAS (MINN.)
Central Region (2)
MIAC (2)
Joe Sweeney (40th)
172 ▲ 2
(LW: 16)
15 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (9th)
164 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 bates BATES
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (3)
Jay Hartshorn (15th)
156 NR
17 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (3)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (4th)
155 ▼ 6
(LW: 11)
18 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (4)
Nicole Wilkerson (9th)
151 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (1)
Kyle Basista (6th)
139 ▲ 2
(LW: 21)
20 washington-and-lee WASHINGTON AND LEE
South/Southeast Region (1)
ODAC (1)
Mike Dager (6th)
127 ▲ 13
(LW: 33)
21 vassar VASSAR
Atlantic Region (3)
Liberty League (3)
James McCowan (15th)
113 ▲ 13
(LW: 34)
22 baldwin-wallace BALDWIN WALLACE
Great Lakes Region (3)
OAC (2)
Joe Eby (5th)
108 ▼ 3
(LW: 19)
23 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC (2)
Derek Stanley (8th)
103 NR
24 rochester-n-y ROCHESTER (N.Y.)
Atlantic Region (4)
UAA (3)
Eddie Novara (5th)
88 ▼ 4
(LW: 20)
25 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (4)
MIAA (1)
Mark Northuis (32nd)
82 ▼ 8
(LW: 17)
26 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (3)
UAA (4)
Tim Connelly (5th)
77 NR
27 rit RIT
Atlantic Region (5)
Liberty League (4)
Amanda White (1st)
72 ▼ 3
(LW: 24)
28 allegheny-pa ALLEGHENY (PA.)
Great Lakes Region (5)
NCAC (3)
Ben Mourer (4th)
63 ▼ 2
(LW: 26)
29 centre CENTRE
South/Southeast Region (2)
SAA (1)
Lisa Owens (23rd)
62 ▼ 4
(LW: 25)
30 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
ACAA (1)
David Klech (3rd)
52 ▼ 2
(LW: 28)
31 wesleyan-conn WESLEYAN (CONN.)
New England Region (6)
NESCAC (6)
John Crooke (20th)
31 ▼ 2
(LW: 29)
32 gustavus-adolphus GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
Central Region (4)
MIAC (4)
Brenden Huber (3rd)
29 NR
33 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (6)
MIAA (3)
Brian Diemer (14th)
23 NR
34 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (3)
UAA (5)
Linh Nguyen (1st)
21 ▼ 4
(LW: 30)
35 nyu NYU
Atlantic Region (6)
UAA (8)
Erison Hurtault (4th)
17 NR

Also Receiving Votes: North Central (Ill.) 7, St. Olaf 6, Otterbein 5, Occidental 4, Case Western Reserve 1

Dropped Out: No. 22 St. Olaf, No. 23 Case Western Reserve, No. 27 Elmhurst, No. 31 Coast Guard, No. 32 UW-Oshkosh, No. 35 Swarthmore

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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
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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
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Louisville, Ky.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/16
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/23
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