2019 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Welcome to October!

This is the month where the teams who are built for postseason success begin to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.

Speaking of top teams, those in the top-5 of the most recent NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll that was released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) remained in place from Week 2.

NCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
North Central (Ill.)
Williams
Washington (Mo.)
Wartburg
UW-La Crosse
1
North Central (Ill.)
2
Williams
3
Washington (Mo.)
4
Wartburg
5
UW-La Crosse
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

That means North Central (Ill.) headlines the National Coaches’ Poll for the 25th week in a row, breaking a modern era program record. Sitting in order behind the top-ranked Cardinals is No. 2 Williams, No. 3 Washington (Mo.), No. 4 Wartburg and No. 5 UW-La Crosse.

The second-ranked Ephs had a chance to impress this past weekend as the only top-5 team in action and did exactly that. Williams dismantled five other nationally-ranked teams at its own Purple Valley Classic as it totaled just 31 points. National Athlete of the Week Aidan Ryan led a charge in first place, while five other Ephs finished in the top-15.

Two teams from the West Region – specifically the SCIAC – moved deeper inside the top-10: No. 6 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and No. 8 Pomona-Pitzer.

We’ll start with the Stags, who captured the team title at the Masters University Invitational over host NAIA #13 The Masters and the ‘B’ team from NCAA Division I UCLA. Stevie Steinberg and Thomas D’Anieri paved the way for CMS in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

The Sagehens were one of the only NCAA DIII teams at the Capital Cross Challenge and held it down. Pomona-Pitzer finished fifth in the team standings, ahead of NCAA DII #12 Alaska Anchorage, NCAA DII #15 Cal State San Marcos and NCAA DII #18 Biola (Calif.), not to mention NCAA DI California. The Sagehens ended up with a 29-second spread between their No. 1 and No. 5 runners.

Further down, the results of the All-Ohio Championships shook things up a bit.

Otterbein finished as the top NCAA DIII team in the field and jumped three spots from No. 17 to No. 14, which gives the squad its best ranking in program history. Chase Hampton had a breakthrough performance for the Cardinals as he finished runner-up individually behind Andre Bollam-Godbott from NCAA DI Akron.

Case Western Reserve brandished its power and took fifth place at the All-Ohio Championships, finishing three points behind NCAA DII #19 Walsh. The Spartans, who jumped 12 spots from No. 30 to a program-record No. 18, were led by Trey Razanauskas (15th place).

Be sure to check back in throughout the season as the National Coaches’ Poll will continue to shift ahead of the 2019 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, which will be held on November 23 at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III
Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 3 - October 2nd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW (1)
Al Carius (54th)
279
(7 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (1)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (41st)
273
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (2)
Jeff Stiles (19th)
262 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (1)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (4th)
256 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (8th)
249 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
John Goldhammer (36th)
238 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mideast Region (1)
UAA (1)
Tim Connelly (5th)
233 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Jordan Carpenter (3rd)
221 ▲ 2
(LW: 10)
9 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (20th)
213 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
MIAA (1)
Brian Diemer (34th)
210 ▼ 2
(LW: 8)
11 mit MIT
New England Region (2)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (38th)
204 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (4)
UAA (3)
Chris Hall (19th)
192 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (5th)
186 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (1)
Dara Ford (6th)
173 ▲ 3
(LW: 17)
15 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (2)
MIAC (1)
Dave Ricks (13th)
165 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (9th)
162 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 bates BATES
New England Region (3)
NESCAC (5)
Al Fereshetian (25th)
156 ▼ 2
(LW: 15)
18 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (1)
UAA (5)
Linh Nguyen (1st)
134 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
18 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (3)
UAA (4)
Kathy Lanese (19th)
134 ▲ 12
(LW: 30)
20 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (3)
Nicole Wilkerson (9th)
127 ▲ 2
(LW: 22)
21 haverford HAVERFORD
Mideast Region (3)
Centennial (2)
Tom Donnelly (45th)
126 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
ACAA (1)
David Klech (3rd)
112 ▼ 1
(LW: 21)
23 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC (2)
Kyle Basista (6th)
92 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 amherst AMHERST
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (2)
Cassie Funke-Harris (2nd)
91 ▼ 5
(LW: 19)
25 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (4)
Centennial (3)
Don Nichter (30th)
90 ▼ 1
(LW: 24)
26 ithaca ITHACA
Atlantic Region (3)
Liberty League (3)
Jim Nichols (28th)
89 NR
27 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC (6)
Brett Witt (6th)
81 ▼ 2
(LW: 25)
28 berea-ky BEREA (KY.)
South/Southeast Region (2)
USA South (1)
Shawn Jakubowski (3rd)
61 ▼ 1
(LW: 27)
29 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (3)
MIAC (3)
Phil Lundin (12th)
59 ▼ 1
(LW: 28)
30 uw-stout UW-STOUT
Midwest Region (6)
WIAC (2)
Matt Schauf (13th)
49 ▼ 1
(LW: 29)
31 wpi WPI
New England Region (6)
NEWMAC (2)
Brian Chabot (12th)
38 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
32 brockport BROCKPORT
Atlantic Region (4)
SUNYAC (3)
John Davis (1st)
31 ◀▶
(LW: 32)
33 st-thomas-minn ST. THOMAS (MINN.)
Central Region (4)
MIAC (2)
Pete Wareham (27th)
17 NR
34 connecticut-college CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
New England Region (7)
NESCAC (6)
Luke Maher (3rd)
14 ◀▶
(LW: 34)
34 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (7)
WIAC (3)
Dan Schwamberger (13th)
14 ▼ 1
(LW: 33)

Also Receiving Votes: St. Lawrence 9

Dropped Out: No. 26 Rochester (N.Y.), No. 35 St. Lawrence

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/27Wed 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
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
Sat 11/23
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