2021 NCAA DIII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – Big changes are coming, but not this week.

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll for Week 5 of the 2021 season, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Just two teams found new spots in the index, as most squads geared up for an upcoming weekend that promises excitement.

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

The top-13 teams in the National Coaches’ Poll remained in the same spot from Week 4.

Right below is where Bates and Emory were tied at No. 13 – but now, the Eagles sit alone in that position since the Bobcats fell one spot to No. 14. Emory turned in a strong effort at the Live in the Lou Cross Country Classic two weeks ago, finishing fourth in a loaded field. The Eagles were led by sophomore Annika Urban, who placed second overall in 21:49.1.

Further down is where you’ll find Case Western Reserve and Middlebury locked in a tie at No. 23. That’s because the Spartans climbed one spot from No. 24, which is where they were in Week 3. Case Western Reserve starred in a runner-up finish at the Mike Woods Invitational two weeks ago, as they put four runners in the top-30. Jana Fisher led the way in third place.

We’ll see five or more ranked teams compete at four different meets this weekend

  • Augustana Invitational (6 teams): No. 2 Wartburg, No. 3 Washington (Mo.), No. 5 UChicago, No. 9 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 11 Calvin and No. 16 Hope
  • Connecticut College Invitational (10 teams): No. 6 Williams, No. 12 MIT, No. 13 Amherst, No. 15 Bates, No. 18 Tufts, No. 23 Middlebury, No. 25 George Fox, No. 26 WPI, No. 28 Wesleyan (Conn.) and No. 35 Brandeis
  • Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble (5 teams): No. 17 Carnegie Mellon, No. 19 John Carroll, No. 22 Allegheny (Pa.), No. 23 Case Western Reserve and No. 34 Trine
  • Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle (7 teams): No. 1 Johns Hopkins, No. 7 Dickinson, No. 10 SUNY Geneseo, No. 29 Lynchburg, No. 30 St. Olaf, No. 31 Rochester (N.Y.) and No. 32 Haverford

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 20, because that’s when the 2021 NCAA Division III 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 5 - October 13th

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 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (2)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (21st)
330 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC
Marina Muncan (2nd)
320 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (3)
UAA
Chris Hall (21st)
310 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 williams WILLIAMS
Mideast Region (1)
NESCAC
Pete Farwell (22nd)
300 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 dickinson DICKINSON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Centennial
Don Nichter (32nd)
290 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
North Region (1)
WIAC
Derek Stanley (10th)
276 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC
Kirk Reynolds (33rd)
270 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Niagara Region (1)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (7th)
262 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
MIAA
Brian Diemer (16th)
251 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 mit MIT
East Region (1)
NEWMAC
Halston Taylor (15th)
236 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 amherst AMHERST
Mideast Region (2)
NESCAC
Cassie Funke-Harris (10th)
227 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 emory EMORY
South Region (1)
UAA
Linh Nguyen (3rd)
222 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 bates BATES
East Region (2)
NESCAC
Jay Hartshorn (17th)
213 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (2)
MIAA
Mark Northuis (34th)
201 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 tufts TUFTS
East Region (3)
NESCAC
Kristen Morwick (22nd)
185 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
17 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
UAA
Tim Connelly (7th)
185 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
19 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (3)
OAC
Kyle Basista (8th)
168 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
North Region (2)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (15th)
161 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 carleton CARLETON
North Region (3)
MIAC
Donna Ricks (29th)
147 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 allegheny-pa ALLEGHENY (PA.)
Great Lakes Region (4)
NCAC
Ben Mourer (6th)
143 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (5)
UAA
Kathy Lanese (24th)
125 ▲ 1
(LW: 24)
23 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
Mideast Region (3)
NESCAC
Nicole Wilkerson (11th)
125 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
25 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region (3)
NWC
Mike Wilson (2nd)
104 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
26 wpi WPI
East Region (4)
NEWMAC
Brian Chabot (14th)
97 ◀▶
(LW: 26)
27 rit RIT
Niagara Region (2)
Liberty League
Amanda Haller (3rd)
92 ◀▶
(LW: 27)
28 wesleyan-conn WESLEYAN (CONN.)
Mideast Region (4)
NESCAC
Leo Mayo (1st)
76 ◀▶
(LW: 28)
29 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South Region (2)
ODAC
Jake Reed (5th)
75 ◀▶
(LW: 29)
30 st-olaf ST. OLAF
North Region (4)
MIAC
Erica Maker (4th)
61 ◀▶
(LW: 30)
31 rochester-n-y ROCHESTER (N.Y.)
Niagara Region (3)
UAA
Eddie Novara (7th)
43 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
32 haverford HAVERFORD
Metro Region (1)
Centennial
Fran Rizzo (31st)
40 ◀▶
(LW: 32)
33 loras LORAS
Midwest Region (4)
American Rivers
Bob Schultz (17th)
38 ◀▶
(LW: 33)
34 trine TRINE
Great Lakes Region (6)
MIAA
Zach Raber (9th)
26 ◀▶
(LW: 34)
35 brandeis BRANDEIS
East Region (5)
UAA
Sinead Evans (8th)
11 ◀▶
(LW: 35)

Dropped Out: (none)

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
MEN | WOMEN
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
Wed 10/20
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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