2019 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – Regional Championship Weekend stirred up the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday.

Eleven teams improved their positioning and five new teams entered the Pre-Championships Edition of the poll after their performances this past weekend.

NCAA Division I — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Arkansas
Stanford
BYU
Washington
Michigan State
1
Arkansas
2
Stanford
3
BYU
4
Washington
5
Michigan State
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

No. 1 Arkansas received 10 first-place votes following a perfect score of 15 points in its ninth straight South Central Regional Championship. No. 2 Stanford received one first place vote after winning its first West Regional Championship since 2016 over No. 4 Washington, 39-49.

Moving into the top-5 for the first time since 2015 is No. 5 Michigan State following its first Great Lakes Region title since 2014. The Spartans placed their five scoring runners in the top-19 for a 49-74 victory over Michigan, which jumped three spots to No. 8.

New Mexico climbed three spots to No. 7. The Lobos placed second in the Mountain Region behind champion No. 3 BYU, 70-83. Third-place Air Force also climbed three spots to No. 12 for a program best.

Rounding out the movement in the top-10 is Florida State, which achieved its highest ranking since the 2014 season. The Seminoles climbed three spots to No. 9 after winning the program’s second consecutive South Region title by a 58-point margin over now-no. 22 Ole Miss, which moved up six spots from the last National Coaches’ Poll.

Penn State earned a two spot bump to No. 16 after narrowly winning the Mid-Atlantic Region title over Villanova 73-77. The Wildcats moved up six spots to No. 22 following their performance at regionals.

Climbing three spots to No. 17 is Ohio State. The Buckeyes placed fourth in the Great Lakes Regional Championships, finishing ahead of now-No. 19 Notre Dame by ten points. No. 18 Oregon and No. 21 Illinois each improved a spot in this week’s poll. The Ducks finished fourth in the West. The Fighting Illini won the program’s second Midwest Region title and first since 2006.

Jumping into the poll this week form previously receiving votes includes No. 24 Tulsa, No. 25 Harvard, No. 26 Indiana and No. 29 Texas following the results of Regional Championship Weekend.

Tulsa placed second at the Midwest Regional for the program’s best finish. Harvard won the program’s first Northeast Regional Championship. Indiana placed sixth in the Great Lakes Region, while Texas ran to runner-up honors in the South Central Region.

Cornell, who was previously unranked, comes in at No. 30 for their first appearance in the Coaches’ Poll since 2015. The Big Red placed second in the Northeast Region behind team champion Harvard.

Be sure to check back throughout the week as we’ll have much more on the 2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, which are set to begin on Saturday, November 23, 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 7 - November 18th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (1)
Lance Harter (30th)
329
(10 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 stanford STANFORD
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (1)
J.J. Clark (1st)
316
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 byu BYU
Mountain Region (1)
WCC (1)
Diljeet Taylor (4th)
305 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (2)
Pac-12 (2)
Maurica Powell (2nd)
297 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Walt Drenth (16th)
276 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
Laurie Henes (14th)
271 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (2)
Mountain West (1)
Joe Franklin (13th)
270 ▲ 3
(LW: 10)
8 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (2)
Big Ten (3)
Mike McGuire (28th)
240 ▲ 3
(LW: 11)
9 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region (1)
ACC (2)
Kelly Phillips (5th)
226 ▲ 3
(LW: 12)
10 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (4)
Pac-12 (4)
Mark Wetmore (25th)
223 ▼ 2
(LW: 8)
11 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (2)
Mackenzie Wartenberger (1st)
215 ▼ 4
(LW: 7)
12 air-force AIR FORCE
Mountain Region (3)
Mountain West (2)
Ryan Cole (6th)
207 ▲ 3
(LW: 15)
13 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (3)
Mountain West (3)
Corey Ihmels (7th)
200 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 utah UTAH
Mountain Region (5)
Pac-12 (3)
Kyle Kepler (15th)
192 ▼ 5
(LW: 9)
15 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (2)
SoCon (1)
Robert Gary (8th)
181 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 penn-state PENN STATE
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big Ten (4)
John Gondak (6th)
152 ▲ 2
(LW: 18)
17 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten (5)
Khadevis Robinson (4th)
140 ▲ 3
(LW: 20)
18 oregon OREGON
West Region (4)
Pac-12 (5)
Robert Johnson (8th)
139 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (5)
ACC (3)
Matt Sparks (2nd)
136 ▼ 3
(LW: 16)
20 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (6)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (3rd)
126 ▼ 4
(LW: 16)
21 illinois ILLINOIS
Midwest Region (1)
Big Ten (6)
Sarah Haveman (2nd)
116 ▲ 1
(LW: 22)
22 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big East (2)
Gina Procaccio (20th)
89 ▲ 6
(LW: 28)
23 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (2)
SEC (2)
Ryan Vanhoy (7th)
69 ▲ 4
(LW: 27)
24 tulsa TULSA
Midwest Region (2)
American (1)
Steve Gulley (18th)
66
(LW: RV)
25 harvard HARVARD
Northeast Region (1)
Ivy League (2)
Alex Gibby (3rd)
65
(LW: RV)
26 indiana INDIANA
Great Lakes Region (6)
Big Ten (8)
Ron Helmer (13th)
61
(LW: RV)
27 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (3)
Big Ten (7)
Sarah Hopkins (7th)
54 ▼ 1
(LW: 26)
28 columbia COLUMBIA
Northeast Region (4)
Ivy League (1)
Dan Ireland (6th)
52 ▼ 7
(LW: 21)
29 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (2)
Big 12 (2)
PattiSue Plumer (2nd)
28
(LW: RV)
30 cornell CORNELL
Northeast Region (2)
Ivy League (6)
Mike Henderson (1st)
27 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Boston College 23, Virginia Tech 11, California Baptist 6, Georgetown 6, Arizona 1

Dropped Out: No. 23 Virginia Tech, No. 24 Butler, No. 25 Oklahoma State, No. 29 Syracuse, No. 30 California Baptist

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/26
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Tue 8/27
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Aug. 30: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/17
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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
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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
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