2019 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Things are slowly starting to shake up in the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll that was released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday morning.

Two changes happened in the top-5, as other teams began to climb the leaderboard in this week’s set of the polls.

NCAA Division I — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Colorado
Arkansas
New Mexico
BYU
Stanford
1
Colorado
2
Arkansas
2
New Mexico
4
BYU
5
Stanford
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Colorado remained in the driver’s seat after receiving seven first place votes. The Buffalos, last competing at the Wyoming Invite on September 6, will head to Notre Dame this weekend for the Joe Piane Invitational.

There is a tie for No. 2 between Arkansas and New Mexico. The Razorbacks, receiving one first place vote, moved up one spot from a week ago to tie their highest placement since 2013, while the Lobos stayed still and received two first place votes.

The Razorbacks will host the Chili Pepper Festival, while New Mexico, who has been off since August 31, will see Colorado at Joe Piane for a battle between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams.

No. 4 BYU received one first-place vote and moved up two spots from a week ago. The Cougars rolled to a team title at the Bill Dellinger Invitational, having their top three runners finish 1-2-4.

No. 5 Stanford remained still to round out the top-5 teams from their showing at the John McNichols Invitational, placing second to Arkansas by 5 points.

Other moves within the top-10 include No. 9 Wisconsin and No. 10 Michigan State each moving up one spot.

Five teams continued to climb up the leaderboard – Syracuse, Iowa State, and Florida State moved up two spots each to come in at No. 15, No. 16, and No. 17, respectively. The Orange, coming off their team title at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown on September 20, earned their highest placement since 2016 when they were ranked fifteenth in the preseason.

No. 19 Oklahoma State jumped up one spot. Although the Cowgirls haven’t competed since the Tulsa Preview on August 31, they are slated to run at the Chili Pepper.

Boston College is the final team to move up from their previous top-30 ranking. The Eagles moved from No. 26 to No. 25, previously placing second at Beantown to Syracuse.

Four teams have joined the top-30 after receiving votes. Air Force, Illinois, Oregon State, and California Baptist come in at No. 20, No. 21, No. 24, and No. 30, respectively.

For Air Force, this matches the program’s highest program ranking when they were ranked No. 20 back in 2016. The Falcons placed third in the team standing at the Bill Dellinger Invitational in an effort that topped several nationally-ranked teams.

Illinois is making its first appearance in the poll since 2009. The Fighting Illini claimed a second place finish at the Ohio State Buckeye Preview, topping No. 22 Penn State and No. 23 Ohio State.

Oregon State moved from the land of receiving votes following their fifth place team finish over No. 18 Furman by three points at the aforementioned Bill Dellinger Invitational, while Cal Baptist moved into the top-30 took home the crown at the Roy Griak Invitational and beating out No. 26 Columbia and No. 29 Minnesota.

The next NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll will be released next Tuesday, October 8.

Be sure to check back throughout the season as a lot will change between now and November 23, when the 2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships will be held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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

2019 Week 3 - October 1st

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (2)
Pac-12 (4)
Mark Wetmore (25th)
313
(7 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (1)
Lance Harter (30th)
312
(1 fpv)
▲ 1
(LW: 3)
2 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (9)
Mountain West (1)
Joe Franklin (13th)
312
(2 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
4 byu BYU
Mountain Region (1)
WCC (1)
Diljeet Taylor (4th)
295
(1 fpv)
▲ 2
(LW: 6)
5 stanford STANFORD
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (1)
J.J. Clark (1st)
281 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (2)
Pac-12 (2)
Maurica Powell (2nd)
274 ▼ 2
(LW: 4)
7 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (3)
Mike McGuire (28th)
261 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
Laurie Henes (14th)
249 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
Big Ten (2)
Mackenzie Wartenberger (1st)
235 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (1)
Walt Drenth (16th)
231 ▲ 1
(LW: 11)
11 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (3)
Mountain West (3)
Corey Ihmels (7th)
219 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (4)
ACC (3)
Matt Sparks (2nd)
217 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 oregon OREGON
West Region (4)
Pac-12 (5)
Robert Johnson (8th)
202 ▼ 4
(LW: 9)
14 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (1)
SEC (2)
Ryan Vanhoy (7th)
185 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (1)
ACC (5)
Brien Bell (2nd)
174 ▲ 2
(LW: 17)
16 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12 (4)
Amy Rudolph (2nd)
150 ▲ 2
(LW: 18)
17 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region (2)
ACC (2)
Kelly Phillips (5th)
120 ▲ 2
(LW: 19)
18 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (2)
SoCon (1)
Robert Gary (8th)
117 ▼ 3
(LW: 15)
19 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (2)
Big 12 (1)
Dave Smith (11th)
115 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 air-force AIR FORCE
Mountain Region (3)
Mountain West (2)
Ryan Cole (6th)
110
(LW: RV)
21 illinois ILLINOIS
Midwest Region (3)
Big Ten (6)
Sarah Haveman (2nd)
89
(LW: RV)
22 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big Ten (4)
John Gondak (6th)
74 ▼ 6
(LW: 16)
23 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (5)
Big Ten (5)
Khadevis Robinson (4th)
73 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 oregon-state OREGON STATE
West Region (5)
Pac-12 (7)
Louis Quintana (3rd)
60
(LW: RV)
25 boston-college BOSTON COLLEGE
Northeast Region (2)
ACC (7)
Randy Thomas (25th)
58 ▲ 1
(LW: 26)
26 columbia COLUMBIA
Northeast Region (3)
Ivy League (1)
Dan Ireland (6th)
52 ▼ 2
(LW: 24)
27 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (4)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (3rd)
51 ▼ 2
(LW: 25)
27 princeton PRINCETON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Ivy League (4)
Brad Hunt (4th)
51 ▼ 4
(LW: 23)
29 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (4)
Big Ten (7)
Sarah Hopkins (7th)
49 ▼ 7
(LW: 22)
30 california-baptist CALIFORNIA BAPTIST
West Region (6)
WAC (1)
Adam Tribble (2nd)
46
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Villanova 34, Utah 23, Georgia Tech 20, West Virginia 16, Georgetown 10, Indiana 10, Texas 9, Portland 5, UCLA 4, Yale 3, Virginia Tech 3, Missouri 1, Purdue 1, Wake Forest 1

Dropped Out: No. 27 UCLA, No. 28 Indiana, No. 28 Villanova, No. 30 Utah



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Arkansas853211111
BYU666424332
Stanford585542223
New Mexico22224111074
NC State1078896565
Michigan State12111110109656
Wisconsin791091377117
Air Force29RVRV20211415128
Furman15141518181514159
Colorado11113581010
Washington3346834411
Florida State20181917111012912
Michigan44777811813
Northern ArizonaRVRV25272711162014
Notre Dame111212121617161915
Utah222630RV61691416
Boise State131313111113131317
Penn State141616223018181618
IndianaRV2828RVRV23RV2619
Boston CollegeRVRV26252627RVRV20
Ole Miss1515141417RV272321
IllinoisRV212019222122
Ohio State262121232221201723
Villanova293028RV282224
TulsaRVRV2425
Oregon9109131420191826
Columbia181924262424212827
Minnesota252322291825262728
Cornell3029
TexasRVRVRVRVRVRVRV2930
HarvardRVRV2531
Virginia TechRVRVRV2223RV
California BaptistRVRV30RVRV30RV
GeorgetownRVRVRV2828RVRV
ArizonaRV
ButlerRV2624
Oklahoma State19192019302925
Syracuse2427171515RV29
Oregon StateRVRVRV2425RVRV
Middle TennesseeRVRV
Wake ForestRVRVRV
MissouriRVRV
Penn28RV2330
Princeton23222327RVRV
West VirginiaRVRVRVRV
TennesseeRVRV
Georgia TechRV29RVRVRV
Iowa State1717181629
UCLA212427RVRV
PortlandRV
PurdueRV
YaleRV
DukeRVRVRV
FloridaRVRVRV
Dartmouth2725
Eastern MichiganRV
GeorgiaRV

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/26
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/27
MEN | WOMEN
Aug. 30: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/17
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 13: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Mon 9/23
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/24
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/30
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/1
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/7
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/8
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 19: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/21
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/22
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 31-Nov. 3: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 11/4
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 11/5
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 15: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/18
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 11/18
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Terre Haute, Ind.)
FINAL ResultsFri 11/15
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/23
MEN | WOMEN