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

NEW ORLEANS – The women’s side is starting to shake up, according to the NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Wednesday afternoon.

Although the No. 1 and No. 2 teams have been consistent since the beginning of the season, the top-5 is starting to evolve as the season progresses into October, while multiple programs continue to rise up the national leaderboard.

NCAA Division II — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Adams State
Grand Valley State
Colo. School of Mines
Chico State
Augustana (S.D.)
1
Adams State
2
Grand Valley State
3
Colo. School of Mines
4
Chico State
5
Augustana (S.D.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Adams State received all eight first place votes and remained as the unanimous No. 1 for the fourth week this season. This is also their 13th consecutive week dating back to the 2018 preseason ranking.

Although not competing since September 14, the Grizzlies turned in two dominating wins to open up the season at the Joe I Vigil Open and Colorado College Invitational. They will travel to Pennsylvania for the Paul Short Run, hosted by Division I Lehigh University.

Grand Valley State maintained its No. 2 ranking, also for the fourth straight week. The Lakers are coming off a weekend at the DI filled Ohio State Buckeye Preview.

No. 3 Colorado School of Mines moved up two places from fifth a week ago in what is their highest ranking in program history. The Orediggers won the Capital Cross Challenge this past week, topping numerous DI and eight nationally ranked DII schools in Sacramento, California.

Two teams are making their first top-5 appearance this season. Chico State moved up two spots to be ranked No. 4 after finishing at the second-best DII team at Capital Cross. No. 5 Augustana (S.D.) climbed up five spots following their impressive win in the Maroon section at the Roy Griak Invitational over No. 9 U-Mary, who was previously ranked fourth in last week’s poll.

Seattle Pacific was the third DII school at Capital Cross and moved up one spot to No. 7 for the first time since 2009, while No. 8 Lee (Tenn.) gained three spots after claiming an 11-point victory over No. 12 Southern Indiana. This is the Flames’ highest national ranking in program history, and the first time they are ranked in the top-10.

The biggest jump from Week 2 to Week 3 came from Cal State East Bay, moving up 11 places to No. 13. This is the second record breaking week for the Pioneers, who were ranked in the regular season for the first time in program history at No. 24 a week ago. The Pioneers strung together a series of strong weekends, finishing as the top DII school at the Southern Stampede (September 21) and finishing as the next DII school behind Seattle Pacific and Chico State at Capital Cross.

Other previously ranked teams moving up include Walsh (No. 13 to No. 11) and Missouri Southern (No. 20 to No. 16).

Four new teams enter the poll this week – No. 18 Tampa (first time since 2016) and No. 22 Michigan Tech moved up from receiving votes a week ago, while No. 21 Cal Poly Pomona and No. 23 Cal State Stanislaus are making their first top-25 appearances this season.

The next National Coaches’ Poll will be released on October 9.

Be sure to check back throughout the season until November 23, when the 2019 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships will be held at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, California.

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

2019 Week 3 - October 2nd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (1)
Damon Martin (32nd)
200
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (21st)
192 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 colo-school-of-mines COLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (2)
Chris Siemers (8th)
184 ▲ 2
(LW: 5)
4 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Gary Towne (24th)
176 ▲ 2
(LW: 6)
5 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (1)
NSIC (2)
Tracy Hellman (19th)
166 ▲ 5
(LW: 10)
6 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (3)
RMAC (3)
Jennifer Michel (13th)
162 ▼ 3
(LW: 3)
7 seattle-pacific SEATTLE PACIFIC
West Region (2)
GNAC (3)
Karl Lerum (7th)
152 ▲ 1
(LW: 8)
8 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC (1)
Caleb Morgan (6th)
139 ▲ 3
(LW: 11)
9 u-mary U-MARY
Central Region (2)
NSIC (1)
Dennis Newell (14th)
137 ▼ 5
(LW: 4)
10 hillsdale HILLSDALE
Midwest Region (2)
G-MAC (1)
Andrew Towne (9th)
132 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (3)
G-MAC (2)
Rob Mizicko (8th)
120 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 southern-indiana SOUTHERN INDIANA
Midwest Region (4)
GLVC (1)
Mike Hillyard (23rd)
112 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 cal-state-east-bay CAL STATE EAST BAY
West Region (3)
CCAA (2)
Tony Nicolosi (5th)
103 ▲ 11
(LW: 24)
14 alaska-anchorage ALASKA ANCHORAGE
West Region (4)
GNAC (2)
Ryan McWilliams (1st)
92 ▼ 7
(LW: 7)
15 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (4)
RMAC (4)
Corey Kubatzky (5th)
88 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 missouri-southern MISSOURI SOUTHERN
Central Region (3)
MIAA (3)
Jamie Burnham (4th)
78 ▲ 4
(LW: 20)
17 western-washington WESTERN WASHINGTON
West Region (5)
GNAC (1)
Pee Wee Halsell (33rd)
75 ▼ 2
(LW: 15)
18 tampa TAMPA
South Region (2)
Sunshine (1)
Jarrett Slaven (21st)
62
(LW: RV)
19 wayne-state-mich WAYNE STATE (MICH.)
Midwest Region (5)
GLIAC (4)
Grant Lofdahl (3rd)
59 ▼ 3
(LW: 16)
20 uc-san-diego UC SAN DIEGO
West Region (6)
CCAA (4)
Nate Garcia (13th)
48 ▼ 2
(LW: 18)
21 cal-poly-pomona CAL POLY POMONA
West Region (7)
CCAA (3)
Chris Bradford (3rd)
31 NR
22 michigan-tech MICHIGAN TECH
Midwest Region (6)
GLIAC (3)
Jake Issacson (3rd)
25
(LW: RV)
23 cal-state-stanislaus CAL STATE STANISLAUS
West Region (8)
CCAA (5)
Darren Holman (4th)
19 NR
24 roberts-wesleyan ROBERTS WESLEYAN
East Region (1)
ECC (1)
Andrew Dorr (9th)
15 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 oklahoma-baptist OKLAHOMA BAPTIST
Central Region (4)
GAC (1)
Matt Kennedy (6th)
11 ◀▶
(LW: 25)

Also Receiving Votes: Cal State San Marcos 5, Cedarville 5, Queens (N.C.) 5, Malone 3, Saginaw Valley State 2, Davis and Elkins 1, Indianapolis 1

Dropped Out: No. 17 Cal State San Marcos, No. 19 Northern Michigan, No. 21 Biola (Calif.), No. 22 Malone

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/27Wed 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 5: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/17Wed 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 19: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Tue 9/24Wed 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 10/1Wed 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/8Wed 10/9
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/15Wed 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 25-27: Conference Champs
Week 6Tue 10/29Wed 10/30
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 9: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Wed 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Sacramento, Calif.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/9
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/23
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