2019 NCAA DIII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes are coming to the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll.

That’s because the largest weekend of the regular season is upon us.

NCAA Division III — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Johns Hopkins
Chicago
Washington (Mo.)
Tufts
Williams
1
Johns Hopkins
2
Chicago
3
Washington (Mo.)
4
Tufts
5
Williams
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Before we get to the 18 nationally-ranked teams that will be competing between three major meets, let’s take a look at what transpired between Week 4 and Week 5.

Seven teams improved their positioning in the most recent installment, released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA): SUNY Geneseo went from No. 9 to No. 8, Oberlin went from No. 11 to No. 10, Wartburg went from No. 12 to No. 11, Carleton went from No. 13 to No. 12, Rochester (N.Y.) jumped five spots from No. 25 to No. 20, Wesleyan (Conn.) went from No. 29 to No. 28 and Vassar went from No. 35 to No. 34.

Rochester (N.Y.) stands out the most with its five-rank improvement. The Yellowjackets won the team title at the 28th Annual Ronald C. Hoffmann Invitational this past weekend, scoring 59 points to RIT’s 92. Four runners from Rochester (N.Y.) ended up in the top-15 individually, led by Jordan Hurlbut in fifth place.

Speaking of the Yellowjackets, they’ll be one of nine nationally-ranked programs swarming to compete at the Connecticut College Invitational. This will give Rochester (N.Y.) a great chance to continue to prove itself as it will be joined by No. 4 Tufts, No. 5 Williams, No. 7 MIT, No. 12 Carleton, No. 14 RPI, No. 18 Middlebury, No. 28 Wesleyan (Conn.) and No. 31 Coast Guard.

We’ll see a colossal battle between top-3 teams at the KollegeTown Sports Invitational hosted by UW-Oshkosh. Upstart No. 2 UChicago will go up against No. 3 Washington (Mo.). You don’t have to go too far back to know the history between these two teams: It was the Maroons who defeated the Bears at the Wheaton Gil Dodds Invitational and knocked them from their spot on top of the National Coaches’ Poll.

The other big meet this weekend is the Inter-Regional Rumble, hosted by Oberlin. The 10th-ranked Yeowomen will be involved as the host and are welcoming three other nationally-ranked programs to the proceedings – No. 19 Baldwin Wallace, No. 21 John Carroll and No. 23 Case Western Reserve.

Make sure to check back next week as there will be some notable additions and subtractions to the National Coaches’ Poll between Week 5 and Week 6.

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

2019 Week 5 - October 16th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mideast Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (20th)
280
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (1)
UAA (2)
Chris Hall (19th)
272 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (1)
Jeff Stiles (19th)
264 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 tufts TUFTS
New England Region (1)
NESCAC (2)
Kristen Morwick (20th)
256 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 williams WILLIAMS
New England Region (2)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (20th)
248 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 dickinson DICKINSON
Mideast Region (2)
Centennial (2)
Don Nichter (30th)
238 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 mit MIT
New England Region (3)
NEWMAC (1)
Halston Taylor (13th)
232 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Atlantic Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (5th)
225 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC (2)
Kirk Reynolds (30th)
211 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
10 oberlin OBERLIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
NCAC (1)
Ray Appenheimer (14th)
210 ▲ 1
(LW: 11)
11 wartburg WARTBURG
Central Region (1)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (4th)
199 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 carleton CARLETON
Central Region (2)
MIAC (1)
Donna Ricks (27th)
190 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (2)
SCIAC (1)
John Goldhammer (36th)
185 ▼ 3
(LW: 10)
14 rpi RPI
Atlantic Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (9th)
177 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
Midwest Region (3)
WIAC (1)
Dan Schwamberger (13th)
166 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 st-thomas-minn ST. THOMAS (MINN.)
Central Region (3)
MIAC (2)
Joe Sweeney (40th)
163 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (2)
MIAA (1)
Mark Northuis (32nd)
154 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
New England Region (4)
NESCAC (4)
Nicole Wilkerson (9th)
143 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 baldwin-wallace BALDWIN WALLACE
Great Lakes Region (3)
OAC (2)
Joe Eby (5th)
132 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 rochester-n-y ROCHESTER (N.Y.)
Atlantic Region (3)
UAA (3)
Eddie Novara (5th)
129 ▲ 5
(LW: 25)
21 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC (1)
Kyle Basista (6th)
119 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 st-olaf ST. OLAF
Central Region (4)
MIAC (3)
Erica Maker (2nd)
110 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (5)
UAA (6)
Kathy Lanese (22nd)
100 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 rit RIT
Atlantic Region (4)
Liberty League (4)
Amanda White (1st)
99 ▼ 3
(LW: 21)
25 centre CENTRE
South/Southeast Region (1)
SAA (1)
Lisa Owens (23rd)
90 ▼ 1
(LW: 24)
26 allegheny-pa ALLEGHENY (PA.)
Great Lakes Region (6)
NCAC (3)
Ben Mourer (4th)
79 ◀▶
(LW: 26)
27 elmhurst ELMHURST
Midwest Region (4)
CCIW (3)
70 ◀▶
(LW: 27)
28 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
ACAA (1)
David Klech (3rd)
58 ◀▶
(LW: 28)
29 wesleyan-conn WESLEYAN (CONN.)
New England Region (5)
NESCAC (6)
John Crooke (20th)
57 ▲ 1
(LW: 30)
30 emory EMORY
South/Southeast Region (2)
UAA (5)
Linh Nguyen (1st)
50 ▼ 1
(LW: 29)
31 coast-guard COAST GUARD
New England Region (6)
NEWMAC (5)
Ethan Brown (11th)
43 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
32 uw-oshkosh UW-OSHKOSH
Midwest Region (5)
WIAC (3)
Justin Kinseth (3rd)
34
(LW: RV)
33 washington-and-lee WASHINGTON AND LEE
South/Southeast Region (3)
ODAC (1)
Mike Dager (6th)
27 ▼ 1
(LW: 32)
34 vassar VASSAR
Atlantic Region (5)
Liberty League (3)
James McCowan (15th)
15 ▲ 1
(LW: 35)
35 swarthmore SWARTHMORE
Mideast Region (3)
Centennial (3)
Peter Carroll (20th)
7 ◀▶
(LW: 35)

Also Receiving Votes: Otterbein 4, UW-Stevens Point 3, Loras 1

Dropped Out: No. 33 UW-Stevens Point, No. 34 Otterbein

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

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
Sat 11/23
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