2021 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championships Weekend truly shook things up!

Here is the Week 7 edition of the NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Only five of the top-35 teams remained in place since Week 6 as there were some major changes to the index after an action-packed weekend of racing.

NCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Wartburg
Pomona-Pitzer
MIT
Williams
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
1
Wartburg
2
Pomona-Pitzer
3
MIT
4
Williams
5
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Nothing changed at the top of the poll: Wartburg and Pomona-Pitzer remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, for yet another week. The unanimous Knights rolled to victory at the American Rivers Conference Championships, while the Sagehens held off a strong challenge from now-No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at the SCIAC Championships. Pomona-Pitzer had its hands full on its home course, but its depth proved superior, putting all seven athletes in the top-13.

MIT and Williams swapped spots, despite both winning conference titles this past weekend. The Engineers recorded a perfect score at the NEWMAC Championships, as Ryan Wilson led the way with an individual title in 24:58.8. The Ephs fought off Middlebury for the team title at the NESCAC Championships, as they only won by eight points. Speaking of the Panthers, they jumped two spots from No. 14 to No. 12 thanks to that effort in Connecticut this past weekend.

Elsewhere in the top-15, UW-La Crosse and Carnegie Mellon both improved their standing three or more spots since Week 6. The WIAC champion Eagles soared three spots from No. 11 to No. 8, while the UAA champion Tartans barked up the right tree six times from No. 17 to No. 11.

Colby owns the title of Biggest Mover of the Week after a 13-spot rise from No. 30 to No. 17. The Mules finished a clear third at the NESCAC Championships, despite going into the meet as the fifth-ranked team in the field. Tyler Morris won the individual title in 24:28.7 and Colby saw its second through fifth runners all finish within 15 seconds of each other between Nos. 16 to 24.

Four teams improved multiple spots in the bottom half of the poll as well: MIAC runner-up St. Olaf went from No. 26 to No. 24; Liberty League runner-up Vassar went from No. 28 to a program-best No. 25; NESCAC fourth-place finisher Tufts went from No. 31 to No. 26; MIAA champion Calvin went from No. 32 to No. 30.

Three new teams joined the poll in Week 7: SCAC champion Colorado College is back in the index for the first time since 2011 at No. 31 ; NESCAC sixth-place finisher Amherst is now ranked No. 33; NJAC champion TCNJ is now ranked No. 35.

Don’t forget to 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
Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2021 Week 7 - November 3rd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 wartburg WARTBURG
Midwest Region (1)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (6th)
350
(10 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
Kyle Flores (1st)
337 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 mit MIT
East Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (40th)
333 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 williams WILLIAMS
Mideast Region (1)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (43rd)
318 ▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Marina Muncan (2nd)
304 ▲ 2
(LW: 7)
6 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Niagara Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (7th)
300 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (1)
OAC (1)
Kyle Basista (8th)
298 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
North Region (1)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (10th)
275 ▲ 3
(LW: 11)
9 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (2)
CCIW (1)
Frank Gramarosso (2nd)
268 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 uw-whitewater UW-WHITEWATER
North Region (2)
WIAC (2)
Jeff Miller (40th)
259 ▼ 2
(LW: 8)
11 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
UAA (1)
Tim Connelly (7th)
246 ▲ 6
(LW: 17)
12 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
Mideast Region (2)
NESCAC (2)
Nicole Wilkerson (11th)
245 ▲ 2
(LW: 14)
13 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (2)
Dara Ford (8th)
234 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA (2)
Jeff Stiles (21st)
223 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 carleton CARLETON
North Region (3)
MIAC (1)
Dave Ricks (15th)
204 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 loras LORAS
Midwest Region (4)
American Rivers (2)
Bob Schultz (17th)
201 ▲ 2
(LW: 18)
17 colby COLBY
East Region (2)
NESCAC (3)
Jared Beers (16th)
187 ▲ 13
(LW: 30)
18 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (5)
UAA (3)
Chris Hall (21st)
174 ▲ 2
(LW: 20)
19 rpi RPI
Mideast Region (3)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (11th)
168 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 emory EMORY
South Region (1)
UAA (4)
Linh Nguyen (3rd)
162 ▼ 11
(LW: 9)
21 haverford HAVERFORD
Metro Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Tom Donnelly (47th)
148 ▲ 1
(LW: 22)
22 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Centennial (3)
Bobby Van Allen (22nd)
138 ▼ 1
(LW: 21)
23 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South Region (2)
ODAC (1)
Jake Reed (5th)
135 ▼ 8
(LW: 15)
24 st-olaf ST. OLAF
North Region (4)
MIAC (2)
Brian Power (2nd)
132 ▲ 2
(LW: 26)
25 vassar VASSAR
Mideast Region (4)
Liberty League (2)
James McCowan (17th)
97 ▲ 3
(LW: 28)
26 tufts TUFTS
East Region (3)
NESCAC (4)
Joel Williams (6th)
94 ▲ 5
(LW: 31)
27 uw-oshkosh UW-OSHKOSH
North Region (5)
WIAC (3)
Eamon McKenna (10th)
92 ▼ 5
(LW: 22)
28 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (3)
UAA (5)
Kathy Lanese (21st)
81 ▼ 1
(LW: 27)
29 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
North Region (6)
WIAC (4)
Dan Schwamberger (15th)
69 ◀▶
(LW: 29)
30 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (4)
MIAA (1)
Brian Diemer (36th)
57 ▲ 2
(LW: 32)
31 colorado-college COLORADO COLLEGE
West Region (3)
SCAC (1)
Alex Nichols (2nd)
46
(LW: RV)
32 bates BATES
East Region (4)
NESCAC (5)
Curtis Johnson (1st)
39 ▼ 7
(LW: 25)
33 amherst AMHERST
Mideast Region (5)
NESCAC (6)
Cassie Funke-Harris (4th)
28 NR
34 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (4)
C2C (1)
David Klech (5th)
22 ◀▶
(LW: 34)
35 tcnj TCNJ
Metro Region (2)
NJAC (1)
Justin Lindsey (9th)
11 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Dickinson 10, Simpson (Iowa) 6, Connecticut College 5, Washington and Lee 2, Ithaca 1, UW-Stout 1

Dropped Out: No. 24 Connecticut College, No. 33 George Fox, No. 35 Dickinson

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
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Sep. 25: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 9/28
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/29
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Week 4Tue 10/5
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Wed 10/6
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Week 5Tue 10/12
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Wed 10/13
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Week 6Tue 10/19
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Wed 10/20
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Oct. 30-31: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/2
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/3
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Nov. 13: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 11/16
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 20: NCAA DIII Championships
(Louisville, Ky.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/20
MEN | WOMEN
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