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

NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championships Weekend left a notable impression NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll in Week 7.

SEE MORE: NCAA Division III Conference Championships Weekend Recap

A total of 11 teams improved their positions from Week 6 and five new teams joined the most recent national index that was released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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

Surprisingly enough, nothing changed to the order of the top-5 teams – although Johns Hopkins is no longer the unanimous No. 1 program in the nation. That’s because No. 2 Washington (Mo.) nabbed a first-place vote after its performance at the UAA Championships this past weekend.

The Blue Jays and the Bears are two of four conference champions that comprise the top-4 teams. NEWMAC champion MIT and NESCAC champion Williams are the others, coming in at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.

Carleton, one of three MIAC programs in the National Coaches’ Poll, jumped three spots from No. 9 to No. 6 after winning the conference title. The Knights put six of their seven runners in the top-10, while no other team in the field managed more than two. Carleton scored 25 points, 43 fewer than runner-up and now-No. 16 St. Thomas (Minn.).

Wartburg won the team title at the American Rivers Conference Championships and improved its placement four spots from Week 6. The Knights had a strong showing in Dubuque, Iowa, as they had six of their seven runners in the top-12, led by individual champion Carina Collet.

UW-La Crosse takes the honors of being the Biggest Mover of the Week, jumping eight spots from No. 23 to No. 15. The Eagles finished a game runner-up to now-No. 10 UW-Eau Claire at the WIAC Championships, finishing just six points behind the Blugolds. UW-La Crosse put all seven of its runners in the top-15 – including three in the top-5 – but couldn’t overcome UW-Eau Claire’s depth.

Rochester (N.Y.), Carnegie Mellon and Emory – the third, fourth and fifth teams from the UAA in the National Coaches’ Poll this week – all bettered their ranks from the previous week. The Yellowjackets went from No. 24 to No. 20, while the Tartans took one step from No. 26 to No. 25 and the Eagles soared six spots from No. 34 to No. 28.

Here is a glance at those five teams that joined the national index in Week 6: St. Olaf at No. 24, Ithaca at No. 26, Wheaton (Ill.) at No. 29, Kenyon at No. 30 and Bowdoin at No. 32. This is the first time that the Ladies have been ranked since 2017, while the Polar Bears haven’t earned a spot in the top-35 since 2011.

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

2019 Week 7 - November 6th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (20th)
279
(7 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (1)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (19th)
273
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 mit MIT
New England Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (13th)
264 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (2)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (20th)
255 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial (2)
Don Nichter (30th)
249 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (1)
MIAC (1)
Donna Ricks (27th)
231 ▲ 3
(LW: 9)
7 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (2)
Chris Hall (19th)
229 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (5th)
227 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (2)
Kristen Morwick (20th)
220 ▼ 3
(LW: 6)
10 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
John Goldhammer (36th)
210 ▲ 3
(LW: 13)
11 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC (1)
Dan Schwamberger (13th)
199 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 oberlin OBERLIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
NCAC (1)
Ray Appenheimer (14th)
194 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (2)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (4th)
177 ▲ 4
(LW: 17)
14 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (9th)
173 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC (2)
Derek Stanley (8th)
170 ▲ 8
(LW: 23)
16 st-thomas-minn ST. THOMAS (MINN.)
Central Region (3)
MIAC (2)
Joe Sweeney (40th)
154 ▼ 2
(LW: 14)
17 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Kirk Reynolds (30th)
144 ▼ 7
(LW: 10)
18 bates BATES
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (3)
Jay Hartshorn (15th)
141 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 washington-and-lee WASHINGTON AND LEE
South/Southeast Region (1)
ODAC (1)
Mike Dager (6th)
133 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 rochester-n-y ROCHESTER (N.Y.)
Atlantic Region (3)
UAA (3)
Eddie Novara (5th)
132 ▲ 4
(LW: 24)
21 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (1)
Kyle Basista (6th)
129 ▼ 2
(LW: 19)
22 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (4)
Nicole Wilkerson (9th)
110 ▼ 4
(LW: 18)
23 baldwin-wallace BALDWIN WALLACE
Great Lakes Region (3)
OAC (2)
Joe Eby (5th)
102 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
24 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (4)
MIAC (3)
Erica Maker (2nd)
96
(LW: RV)
25 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (3)
UAA (4)
Tim Connelly (5th)
88 ▲ 1
(LW: 26)
26 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (4)
Liberty League (2)
Erin Dinan (8th)
80 NR
27 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (4)
MIAA (1)
Mark Northuis (32nd)
76 ▼ 2
(LW: 25)
28 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (2)
UAA (5)
Linh Nguyen (1st)
63 ▲ 6
(LW: 34)
29 wheaton-ill WHEATON (ILL.)
Midwest Region (5)
CCIW (1)
David Walford (5th)
46 NR
30 kenyon KENYON
Great Lakes Region (5)
NCAC (2)
Duane Gomez (37th)
44 NR
31 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
ACAA (1)
David Klech (3rd)
43 ▼ 1
(LW: 30)
32 bowdoin BOWDOIN
New England Region (6)
NESCAC (5)
Peter Slovenski (34th)
35 NR
33 vassar VASSAR
Atlantic Region (5)
Liberty League (3)
James McCowan (15th)
27 ▼ 12
(LW: 21)
34 allegheny-pa ALLEGHENY (PA.)
Great Lakes Region (6)
NCAC (3)
Ben Mourer (4th)
18 ▼ 6
(LW: 28)
35 centre CENTRE
South/Southeast Region (3)
SAA (1)
Lisa Owens (23rd)
11 ▼ 6
(LW: 29)

Also Receiving Votes: RIT 10, Occidental 3, Wesleyan (Conn.) 3, North Central (Ill.) 2

Dropped Out: No. 27 RIT, No. 31 Wesleyan (Conn.), No. 32 Gustavus Adolphus, No. 33 Calvin, No. 35 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
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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
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
MEN | WOMEN
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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