2021 NCAA DIII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Now the fun is about to begin!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll for Week 3 of the 2021 season, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Several teams shifted multiple spots since Week 2 and an even bigger weekend coming up promises even more movement soon.

NCAA Division III — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Johns Hopkins
Wartburg
Chicago
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Williams
1
Johns Hopkins
2
Wartburg
3
Chicago
4
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
5
Williams
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Nothing changed among the top-4 teams, as No. 1 Johns Hopkins, No. 2 Wartburg, No. 3 UChicago and No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps all held steady. The unanimous Blue Jays and the Athenas will compete at the Live in the Lou Cross Country Classic this upcoming weekend (although not against each other), while the Knights host the Dan Huston Invitational and the Maroons head off to the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational.

Williams is back in the top-5 for the first time since the preseason. The Ephs dropped to No. 14 in Week 1 and then climbed to No. 8 in Week 2. Williams improved three spots based off its win at the Purple Valley Classic this past weekend. The Ephs put all five scoring athletes in the top-15 – two in the top-10 – to knock off former No. 6 MIT and No. 11 Tufts, among others. Three teams fell one spot in the National Coaches’ Poll to coincide with Williams’ rise: Washington (Mo.) is now No. 6; MIT is now No. 7; Dickinson is now No. 8.

Pomona-Pitzer jumped six spots to join the top-10 for the first time this season. The Sagehens, who are now ranked ninth, are no strangers to the top-10, having been ranked among the nation’s best programs five times in 2019. Pomona-Pitzer starred at the Cougar Challenge this past weekend, finishing a strong fourth behind three nationally-ranked NCAA DII programs. Katie Cline and Genevieve DiBari led the Sagehens with fantastic individual efforts and placed second and third, respectively, with identical times.

St. Lawrence went from receiving votes in Week 2 to No. 30 in Week 3. The Saints, who have now only been ranked in the National Coaches’ Poll twice in the past two years, captured the team title at the Ronald C. Hoffman Invitational this past weekend with a near-perfect score of 20 points. St. Lawrence went 1-3-4-5 with runner-up Clarkson taking that No. 2 spot.

Here are a few of the meets which will impact the National Coaches’ Poll next week: Brissman-Lundeen Invitational, Dan Huston Invitational, Live in the Lou Cross Country Classic and the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational. Those will take place on either Friday or Saturday.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 20, which is when the 2021 NCAA DIII Cross Country Championships will be held at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky.

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

2021 Week 3 - September 29th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Centennial
Bobby Van Allen (22nd)
350
(10 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 wartburg WARTBURG
Midwest Region (1)
American Rivers
Ryan Chapman (6th)
340 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (2)
UAA
Chris Hall (21st)
330 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC
Marina Muncan (2nd)
320 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 williams WILLIAMS
Mideast Region (1)
NESCAC
Pete Farwell (22nd)
303 ▲ 3
(LW: 8)
6 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (21st)
300 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 mit MIT
East Region (1)
NEWMAC
Halston Taylor (15th)
290 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 dickinson DICKINSON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Centennial
Don Nichter (32nd)
287 ▼ 1
(LW: 7)
9 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC
Kirk Reynolds (33rd)
256 ▲ 6
(LW: 15)
10 bates BATES
East Region (2)
NESCAC
Jay Hartshorn (17th)
255 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 tufts TUFTS
East Region (3)
NESCAC
Kristen Morwick (22nd)
250 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 amherst AMHERST
Mideast Region (2)
NESCAC
Cassie Funke-Harris (10th)
249 ▼ 3
(LW: 9)
13 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Niagara Region (1)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (7th)
239 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
North Region (1)
WIAC
Derek Stanley (10th)
219 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
Mideast Region (3)
NESCAC
Nicole Wilkerson (11th)
211 ▼ 2
(LW: 13)
16 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
MIAA
Brian Diemer (16th)
197 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 carleton CARLETON
North Region (2)
MIAC
Donna Ricks (29th)
188 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (2)
MIAA
Mark Northuis (34th)
186 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region (3)
NWC
Mike Wilson (2nd)
162 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 rpi RPI
Mideast Region (4)
Liberty League
John Lynch (11th)
156 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 emory EMORY
South Region (1)
UAA
Linh Nguyen (3rd)
146 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
North Region (3)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (15th)
143 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
UAA
Tim Connelly (7th)
136 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
24 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (3)
OAC
Kyle Basista (8th)
117 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 wpi WPI
East Region (4)
NEWMAC
Brian Chabot (14th)
109 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
26 rit RIT
Niagara Region (2)
Liberty League
Amanda Haller (3rd)
107 ◀▶
(LW: 26)
27 haverford HAVERFORD
Metro Region (1)
Centennial
Fran Rizzo (31st)
83 ◀▶
(LW: 27)
28 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (4)
C2C
David Klech (5th)
78 ◀▶
(LW: 28)
29 rochester-n-y ROCHESTER (N.Y.)
Niagara Region (3)
UAA
Eddie Novara (7th)
72 ▲ 1
(LW: 30)
30 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Mideast Region (5)
Liberty League
Kate Howard (6th)
49
(LW: RV)
31 brandeis BRANDEIS
East Region (5)
UAA
Sinead Evans (8th)
45 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
32 st-olaf ST. OLAF
North Region (4)
MIAC
Erica Maker (4th)
37 ◀▶
(LW: 32)
33 wesleyan-conn WESLEYAN (CONN.)
Mideast Region (6)
NESCAC
Leo Mayo (1st)
26 ▼ 4
(LW: 29)
34 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South Region (2)
ODAC
Jake Reed (5th)
19 NR
35 loras LORAS
Midwest Region (4)
American Rivers
Bob Schultz (17th)
15 ▼ 2
(LW: 33)

Also Receiving Votes: Swarthmore 11, Ithaca 10, Colorado College 9

Dropped Out: No. 34 Swarthmore, No. 35 Ithaca

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

2021 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/24
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/25
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Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/14
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/15
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 9/21
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/22
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 25: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 9/28
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/29
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/6
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/12
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/13
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/19
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/20
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 30-31: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/2
Wed 11/3
Nov. 13: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/16
Wed 11/17
Nov. 20: NCAA DIII Championships
(Louisville, Ky.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/20
Sun 11/21
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