2019 NCAA DIII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – The winds of change swept through the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll between the preseason and Week 1.

Only five of the top-35 teams remained in place after the first few weeks of competition during the 2019 season, which means there were tons of new spots to be had.

NCAA Division III — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Washington (Mo.)
Johns Hopkins
Williams
Chicago
MIT
1
Washington (Mo.)
2
Johns Hopkins
3
Williams
4
Chicago
4
MIT
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Nothing changed at the top of the poll as Washington (Mo.) and Johns Hopkins still take up residence at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively. Both the Bears and the Blue Jays are back in action this weekend, but it’s what the latter did a few weeks ago at the Mount St. Mary’s Duals that opened a lot of eyes. Johns Hopkins posted a perfect 7-0 record at the meet, knocking off six different NCAA Division I programs in the process – including Georgetown (28-29) and Maryland (21-40).

U of Chicago is in the top-5 for the first time since Week 1 of the 2014 season. The Maroons, who sit behind No. 3 Williams and are tied with fellow No. 4 MIT, recently starred at the UWP Vic Godfrey Open and finished a close runner-up to NCAA Division I Butler. Claire Brockway, Maggie Boudreau and Leah Ulrich finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively, with less than three seconds separating them.

Elsewhere in the top-10, Tufts and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps joined the ranks for the first time this season at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.

The Jumbos recently opened their season with a dominant win at the Bates Super XC Shootout at Pineland Farms. Each of Tuft’s top-5 athletes finished in the top-6, led by Danielle Page’s individual title.

The Athenas stood tall against a number of NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II programs at both the Biola Invitational and the UCR Invitational. CMS finished a close third behind Cal State San Marcos and UC San Diego at the former and sixth behind Cal Baptist, Southern Utah, Cal Poly, Utah Valley and UC Santa Barbara at the latter.

UC Santa Cruz tied U of Chicago for the biggest jump by teams already ranked in the poll. The Banana Slugs climbed six spots from No. 32 to No. 26, its highest rank in program history.

Seven new teams joined the top-35 for the first time this season: No. 24 Bates, No. 27 Case Western Reserve, No. 29 Washington and Lee, No. 30 John Carroll, No. 32 St. Norbert, No. 33 RIT and No. 34 Messiah.

The next NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll will be released next Wednesday, September 25.

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Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 1 - September 18th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (1)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (19th)
277
(5 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (20th)
275
(3 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (1)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (20th)
264 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (2)
Chris Hall (19th)
252 ▲ 6
(LW: 10)
4 mit MIT
New England Region (2)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (13th)
252 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
6 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (5th)
239 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (1)
MIAC (1)
Donna Ricks (27th)
224 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (2)
Kristen Morwick (20th)
223 ▲ 3
(LW: 11)
9 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
John Goldhammer (36th)
217 ▲ 5
(LW: 14)
10 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (9th)
214 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC (1)
Dan Schwamberger (13th)
197 ▼ 8
(LW: 3)
12 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Kirk Reynolds (30th)
194 ▼ 4
(LW: 8)
13 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial (2)
Don Nichter (30th)
178 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 rochester-n-y ROCHESTER (N.Y.)
Atlantic Region (3)
UAA (3)
Eddie Novara (5th)
177 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 oberlin OBERLIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
NCAC (1)
Ray Appenheimer (14th)
168 ▲ 3
(LW: 18)
16 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (2)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (4th)
161 ▼ 5
(LW: 11)
17 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (4)
Nicole Wilkerson (9th)
150 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 baldwin-wallace BALDWIN WALLACE
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (2)
Joe Eby (5th)
142 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (4)
WIAC (2)
Derek Stanley (8th)
130 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 wesleyan-conn WESLEYAN (CONN.)
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (6)
John Crooke (20th)
122 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
21 st-thomas-minn ST. THOMAS (MINN.)
Central Region (3)
MIAC (2)
Joe Sweeney (40th)
118 ▼ 2
(LW: 19)
22 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (3)
UAA (4)
Tim Connelly (5th)
112 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
23 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (3)
MIAA (1)
Mark Northuis (32nd)
105 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 bates BATES
New England Region (6)
NESCAC (3)
Jay Hartshorn (15th)
98 NR
25 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (1)
UAA (5)
Linh Nguyen (1st)
85 ▼ 1
(LW: 24)
26 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
ACAA (1)
David Klech (3rd)
75 ▲ 6
(LW: 32)
27 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (4)
UAA (6)
Kathy Lanese (22nd)
67 NR
28 tcnj TCNJ
Atlantic Region (4)
NJAC (3)
Justin Lindsey (7th)
63 ▼ 1
(LW: 27)
29 washington-and-lee WASHINGTON AND LEE
South/Southeast Region (2)
ODAC (1)
Mike Dager (6th)
54
(LW: RV)
30 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (5)
OAC (1)
Kyle Basista (6th)
49 NR
31 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (4)
MIAC (3)
Erica Maker (2nd)
43 ▼ 5
(LW: 26)
32 st-norbert ST. NORBERT
Midwest Region (5)
MWC (4)
Don Augustine (13th)
35 NR
33 rit RIT
Atlantic Region (5)
Liberty League (4)
Amanda White (1st)
34 NR
34 messiah MESSIAH
Mideast Region (4)
MAC (1)
Dale Fogelsanger (26th)
24 NR
35 coast-guard COAST GUARD
New England Region (7)
NEWMAC (5)
Ethan Brown (11th)
7 ▼ 3
(LW: 32)

Also Receiving Votes: Elmhurst 6, Centre 4, Haverford 2, Ithaca 2, Occidental 1

Dropped Out: No. 25 St. Lawrence, No. 28 Centre, No. 29 Wheaton (Ill.), No. 30 Haverford, No. 31 Otterbein, No. 34 UW-Stevens Point, No. 35 Brandeis

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2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/27Wed 8/28
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Aug. 30: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/17Wed 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 9/24Wed 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 28: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 10/1Wed 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/8Wed 10/9
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/15Wed 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/22Wed 10/23
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 2-3: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/5Wed 11/6
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 16: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/19
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Louisville, Ky.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/16
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/23
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