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

NEW ORLEANS – The postseason kicked off in a big way!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll for Week 7 of the 2021 season, as released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The top-2 teams might have held their spots since Week 6, but the same couldn’t be said for 28 of the next 33 teams.

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

Would there be any reason to remove No. 1 Johns Hopkins and No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps from their previous positions? Our electorate didn’t think so after the Blue Jays rolled to the team title at the Centennial Conference Championships and the Athenas steamrolled the competition at the SCIAC Championships. CMS looked so strong in victory this past weekend – putting six of its scoring athletes in the top-10 – that it took one first-place vote from JHU.

Wartburg and Washington (Mo.) both improved one spot to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, while Pomona-Pitzer fell two spots to No. 5. The Knights won the team title at the American Rivers Conference Championships in a dominant effort, while the Bears pulled away over the final 2k at the UAA Championships to beat UChicago, which held steady at No. 7.

UW-La Crosse is back in the top-10 after a victory at the WIAC Championships. The eighth-ranked Eagles soared two spots since Week 6 thanks to its 29-point win over now-No. 20 UW-Eau Claire, as they put all seven athletes in the top-15 and four scorers in the top-10.

St. Olaf and Carleton dueled over the 6k distance at the MIAC Championships and each program was rewarded for its efforts. The conference champion Oles went from No. 23 to No. 19, while the runner-up Knights charged two spots from No. 22 to No. 20.

Further down in the index, three more teams improved multiple spots: OAC champion John Carroll went from No. 26 to No. 23; UAA fifth-place finisher Case Western Reserve went from No. 29 to No. 25; NEWMAC third-place finisher Smith went from No. 34 to a program-best No. 28.

Three new teams joined the National Coaches’ Poll in Week 7: Wellesley parlayed a runner-up finish at the NEWMAC Championships into its first ranking since 2016 at No. 24; WIAC third-place finisher UW-Oshkosh comes in at No. 32 for just its fifth appearance in the past four years; CCIW champion Elmhurst found a spot at No. 34, making it the second year in a row that it has been ranked after not ranked before in program history.

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
Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2021 Week 7 - November 3rd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (22nd)
349
(9 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
Marina Muncan (2nd)
341
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 wartburg WARTBURG
Midwest Region (1)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (6th)
330 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (21st)
318 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Kirk Reynolds (33rd)
312 ▼ 2
(LW: 3)
6 williams WILLIAMS
Mideast Region (1)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (22nd)
295 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (3)
UAA (2)
Chris Hall (21st)
292 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
North Region (1)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (10th)
269 ▲ 3
(LW: 11)
9 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Niagara Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (7th)
265 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (1)
MIAA (1)
Mark Northuis (34th)
264 ▼ 2
(LW: 8)
11 mit MIT
East Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (15th)
260 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 dickinson DICKINSON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Centennial (2)
Don Nichter (32nd)
244 ▼ 2
(LW: 10)
13 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
MIAA (2)
Brian Diemer (16th)
226 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 tufts TUFTS
East Region (2)
NESCAC (2)
Kristen Morwick (22nd)
223 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
Mideast Region (2)
NESCAC (3)
Nicole Wilkerson (11th)
210 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 bates BATES
East Region (3)
NESCAC (4)
Jay Hartshorn (17th)
197 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
UAA (3)
Tim Connelly (7th)
193 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
North Region (2)
WIAC (2)
Dan Schwamberger (15th)
181 ▲ 2
(LW: 20)
19 st-olaf ST. OLAF
North Region (3)
MIAC (1)
Erica Maker (4th)
167 ▲ 4
(LW: 23)
20 carleton CARLETON
North Region (4)
MIAC (2)
Donna Ricks (29th)
153 ▲ 2
(LW: 22)
21 allegheny-pa ALLEGHENY (PA.)
Great Lakes Region (3)
NCAC (1)
Ben Mourer (6th)
151 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 emory EMORY
South Region (1)
UAA (4)
Linh Nguyen (3rd)
141 ▼ 4
(LW: 18)
23 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC (1)
Kyle Basista (8th)
130 ▲ 3
(LW: 26)
24 wellesley WELLESLEY
East Region (4)
NEWMAC (2)
Phil Jennings (9th)
124 NR
25 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (5)
UAA (5)
Kathy Lanese (24th)
113 ▲ 4
(LW: 29)
26 brandeis BRANDEIS
East Region (5)
UAA (6)
Sinead Evans (8th)
85 ▼ 2
(LW: 24)
27 haverford HAVERFORD
Metro Region (1)
Centennial (3)
Fran Rizzo (31st)
84 ▲ 1
(LW: 28)
28 smith SMITH
Mideast Region (3)
NEWMAC (3)
Ellen O'Neil (18th)
83 ▲ 6
(LW: 34)
29 colorado-college COLORADO COLLEGE
West Region (3)
SCAC (1)
Alex Nichols (2nd)
73 ▲ 1
(LW: 30)
30 amherst AMHERST
Mideast Region (4)
NESCAC (5)
Cassie Funke-Harris (10th)
58 ▼ 11
(LW: 19)
31 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South Region (2)
ODAC (1)
Jake Reed (5th)
49 ▲ 1
(LW: 32)
32 trine TRINE
Great Lakes Region (6)
MIAA (3)
Zach Raber (9th)
33 ▼ 5
(LW: 27)
32 uw-oshkosh UW-OSHKOSH
North Region (5)
WIAC (3)
Eamon McKenna (7th)
33 NR
34 elmhurst ELMHURST
Midwest Region (4)
CCIW (1)
29 NR
35 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
North Region (6)
WIAC (4)
Brett Witt (8th)
10 ▼ 10
(LW: 25)
35 wpi WPI
East Region (6)
NEWMAC (5)
Brian Chabot (14th)
10 ▼ 2
(LW: 33)

Also Receiving Votes: Trinity (Texas) 3, St. Lawrence 1, Washington and Lee 1

Dropped Out: No. 31 RIT, No. 35 Loras

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

2021 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/24
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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
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Week 4Tue 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
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
MEN | WOMEN
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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