2019 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championships Weekend altered the look of the NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll between Week 6 and Week 7.

SEE MORE: NCAA Division III Conference Championships Weekend Recap

A number of programs reached new heights in the most recent national index, released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
North Central (Ill.)
Williams
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Carnegie Mellon
Pomona-Pitzer
1
North Central (Ill.)
2
Williams
3
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
4
Carnegie Mellon
5
Pomona-Pitzer
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

We’ll start at the top, where North Central (Ill.) and Williams sit once again after dominating their respective conference championships. The No. 1 Cardinals, who have now headlined the chart a modern-ern NCAA poll record 28 times, posted a perfect score at the CCIW Championships, while the No. 2 Ephs cruised to victory at the NESCAC Championships on their home course.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is quickly gaining ground on the top-2 teams as the squad jumped five spots from No. 8 to a program-record No. 3. The Stags won the SCIAC title in a tiebreaker over previously-ranked No. 3 Pomona-Pitzer this past weekend. Both teams finished with 31 points, but CMS earned the crown thanks to owning a 3-2 head-to-head edge.

Carnegie Mellon remained at No. 4 following its victory at the UAA Championships, while the aforementioned Sagehens dropped two spots from No. 3 to No. 5.

UW-La Crosse is back in the top-15 after climbing three spots from No. 16 to No. 13. The Eagles soared at the WIAC Championships this past weekend as they won their 16th title in program history thanks to putting five runners in the top-10.

Amherst is the Biggest Gainer of the Week after a 15-spot improvement from Week 6. The 17th-ranked Mammoths gained favor in the eyes of the voting coaches after a runner-up effort at the NESCAC Championships this past weekend.

Carleton isn’t too far behind Amherst with an 11-place bump. The now 19th-ranked Knights easily conquered the MIAC this past weekend as they put three athletes in the top-10.

Four other teams bettered their standing three or more spots since Week 6: Middlebury went from No. 25 to No. 21, St. Lawrence went from t-No. 26 to No. 23, St. Thomas (Minn.) went from No. 29 to No. 25 and UW-Stout went from No. 34 to No. 31.

SUNY Oneonta joined the national index for just the fourth time in the past three years. The 27th-ranked Red Dragons finished a valiant runner-up at the SUNYAC Championships thanks to five athletes placing in the top-15.

From a conference standpoint, the NESCAC and the UAA are tied with five nationally-ranked teams, while the Centennial, Liberty League, the MIAC and the WIAC all have three.

Be sure to check out the next NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll when it comes out on Tuesday, November 19, following what promises to be an ultra-competitive Regional Championships Weekend.

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

2019 Week 7 - November 6th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW (1)
Al Carius (54th)
277
(5 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (1)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (41st)
275
(3 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
John Goldhammer (36th)
258 ▲ 5
(LW: 8)
4 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (1)
UAA (1)
Tim Connelly (5th)
256 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Jordan Carpenter (3rd)
247 ▼ 2
(LW: 3)
6 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (20th)
244 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (1)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (4th)
232 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (2)
Jeff Stiles (19th)
226 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (5th)
216 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (3)
UAA (3)
Chris Hall (19th)
209 ▼ 3
(LW: 7)
11 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
MIAA (1)
Brian Diemer (34th)
199 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 mit MIT
New England Region (2)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (38th)
189 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (8th)
181 ▲ 3
(LW: 16)
14 berea-ky BEREA (KY.)
South/Southeast Region (1)
USA South (1)
Shawn Jakubowski (3rd)
177 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (1)
Dara Ford (6th)
165 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (9th)
165 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 amherst AMHERST
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (2)
Cassie Funke-Harris (2nd)
148 ▲ 15
(LW: 32)
18 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (3)
OAC (2)
Kyle Basista (6th)
146 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (2)
MIAC (1)
Dave Ricks (13th)
139 ▲ 11
(LW: 30)
20 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (4)
UAA (4)
Kathy Lanese (19th)
129 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (3)
Nicole Wilkerson (9th)
122 ▲ 4
(LW: 25)
22 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (3)
Centennial (2)
Tom Donnelly (45th)
104 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
23 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Atlantic Region (3)
Liberty League (2)
John Newman (19th)
100 ▲ 3
(LW: 26)
24 colby COLBY
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (4)
Jared Beers (14th)
95 ▼ 6
(LW: 18)
25 st-thomas-minn ST. THOMAS (MINN.)
Central Region (3)
MIAC (2)
Pete Wareham (27th)
93 ▲ 4
(LW: 29)
26 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (4)
MIAC (3)
Phil Lundin (12th)
72 ▼ 7
(LW: 19)
27 suny-oneonta SUNY ONEONTA
Atlantic Region (4)
SUNYAC (2)
Chris Wilber (2nd)
70 NR
28 bates BATES
New England Region (6)
NESCAC (5)
Al Fereshetian (25th)
56 ▼ 4
(LW: 24)
29 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (5)
Liberty League (3)
Jim Nichols (28th)
56 ▼ 2
(LW: 27)
30 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (2)
UAA (5)
Linh Nguyen (1st)
54 ▼ 8
(LW: 22)
31 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC (2)
Matt Schauf (13th)
44 ▲ 3
(LW: 34)
32 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial (3)
Don Nichter (30th)
36 ▼ 1
(LW: 31)
33 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (6)
WIAC (3)
Dan Schwamberger (13th)
27 ▲ 2
(LW: 35)
34 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
ACAA (1)
David Klech (3rd)
15 ▼ 1
(LW: 33)
35 ramapo RAMAPO
Atlantic Region (6)
NJAC (1)
Justina Cassavell (5th)
9 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Mount Union 4, Elizabethtown 1, Luther 1, Rochester (N.Y.) 1, Washington and Lee 1, WPI 1

Dropped Out: No. 21 UW-Stevens Point, No. 28 NYU

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
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
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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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