2020 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – Only two days after the Week 6 poll was released, we’re ready for final edition of the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll.

For the first time, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is releasing a National Coaches’ Poll at the conclusion of Conference Championships Friday. The NCAA Selection Show will take place on Sunday, March 7 at 1 pm ET on NCAA.com.

Don’t forget, the rescheduled 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Stillwater, Oklahoma on March 15 will be televised on ESPNU and through the ESPN App beginning at 12:30 pm ET.

NCAA Division I — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Arkansas
BYU
New Mexico
Stanford
NC State
1
Arkansas
2
BYU
3
New Mexico
4
Stanford
5
NC State
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Arkansas is No. 1, followed by No. 2 BYU and No. 3 New Mexico. No. 4 Stanford and No. 5 NC State traded places from Wednesday’s poll following the results of the Pac-12 Championships. No. 6 Colorado, No. 7 Michigan State, No. 8 Michigan and No. 9 Northern Arizona remained steady.

New Mexico solidified its spot as the No. 3 claiming the team title at the Mountain West Championships, 29-52 over Boise State. The Lady Lobos had all five scoring runners place in the top-10, finishing 2-4-6-7-10. Adva Cohen was the top runner with a runner-up finish in 20:02.3. Amelia Mazza-Downie finished in fourth in her first Mountain West Championships.

Jumping back to Stanford, the Cardinal earned the nod to be the No. 4 team in the final National Coaches’ Poll. Stanford won their second consecutive Pac-12 title, beating Colorado by 20 points, 30-50. The Cardinal placed three runners in the top-5, with all five scoring runners finishing in the top-12. The trio of Ella Donaghu, Zofia Dudek and Julia Heymach was the 2-3-4 punch for Stanford, respectively. 

Michigan proved their worth at the FSU Winter XC Last Chance Invitational, sweeping the top-7 spots for a perfect 15. Ericka VanderLende won the individual title in 20:31.3 to lead the Wolverines.

No. 10 Boise State gained a spot in the National Coaches’ Poll after its second place finish at the Mountain West Championships. The Broncos scored 52 points and placed two in the top-5. Tyler Beling was the top Bronco in third, with Olivia Johnson shortly behind in fifth.

Earning a new spot after results from Conference Championship Friday are No. 23 Oregon State and No. 25 Connecticut. The Beavers finished fourth in the team standings at the Pac-12 Championships. Previously unranked UConn jumped into the poll after its fight at the BIG EAST Championships, finishing second by just two points to No. 21 Georgetown, 46-48.

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

2020 Week 7 - March 5th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (1)
Lance Harter (31st)
323
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 byu BYU
Mountain Region (1)
WCC (1)
Diljeet Taylor (5th)
308
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (2)
Mountain West (1)
Joe Franklin (14th)
303
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 stanford STANFORD
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (1)
J.J. Clark (2nd)
301
(1 fpv)
▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
Laurie Henes (15th)
297 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (4)
Pac-12 (2)
Mark Wetmore (26th)
265 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Lisa Breznau (1st)
257 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten
Mike McGuire (29th)
243 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (3)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (4th)
228 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (2)
Mountain West (2)
Corey Ihmels (8th)
224 ▲ 1
(LW: 11)
11 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (1)
Big Ten (2)
Sarah Hopkins (8th)
214 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (3)
Pac-12 (3)
Maurica Powell (3rd)
208 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (1)
SEC (2)
Dan Waters (10th)
195 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (3)
SoCon (1)
Robert Gary (9th)
170 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 georgia-tech GEORGIA TECH
South Region (2)
ACC (2)
Alan Drosky (28th)
169 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 illinois ILLINOIS
Midwest Region (2)
Big Ten (3)
Sarah Haveman (3rd)
153 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 indiana INDIANA
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (4)
Ron Helmer (14th)
139 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region (3)
ACC (3)
Kelly Phillips (6th)
137 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 duke DUKE
Southeast Region (2)
ACC (4)
Rhonda Riley (5th)
134 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 portland PORTLAND
West Region (4)
WCC (2)
Ian Solof (19th)
109 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
21 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East (1)
Mitchell Baker (1st)
96 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (3)
Big 12 (4)
Dave Smith (12th)
85 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 oregon-state OREGON STATE
West Region (6)
Pac-12 (4)
Louis Quintana (4th)
84 ▲ 1
(LW: 24)
24 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (4)
Big 12 (1)
Amy Rudolph (3rd)
83 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 connecticut CONNECTICUT
Northeast Region (1)
Big East (2)
Greg Roy (2nd)
61
(LW: RV)
26 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (4)
SEC (3)
Ryan Vanhoy (8th)
55 ▼ 1
(LW: 25)
27 west-virginia WEST VIRGINIA
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big 12 (3)
Sean Cleary (14th)
44 ▲ 1
(LW: 28)
27 san-francisco SAN FRANCISCO
West Region (5)
WCC (3)
Tim Riley (1st)
44 ▼ 1
(LW: 26)
29 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten (5)
Khadevis Robinson (5th)
30 ▼ 2
(LW: 27)
29 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (2)
Big 12 (2)
PattiSue Plumer (3rd)
30 ▼ 1
(LW: 28)

Also Receiving Votes: Colorado State 27, North Carolina 18, Utah 13, California Baptist 13, Providence 10, Boston College 9, Kentucky 8, Weber State 7, Wisconsin 6, Notre Dame 6, Tulsa 5, Syracuse 3, Liberty 1

Dropped Out: No. 30 Wisconsin

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2020 Rankings & Polls Calendar
COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts
The NCAA Division I National Championsips have been rescheduled to be held on March 15, 2021.
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