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USTFCCCA: Williams Moves to No. 1 in Latest DIII National Poll

USTFCCCA: Williams Moves to No. 1 in Latest DIII National Poll

Williams Moves to No. 1 in Latest DIII National Poll

 

September 26, 2012   

 

NEW ORLEANS -- The women's team at Williams College unanimously is the latest team to earn a No. 1 national poll position in NCAA Division III cross country by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). In the first three weeks of the national poll, three different teams -- Middlebury, MIT, and Williams -- have been voted the top teams in the land by coaches from around the country. North Central College is still the No. 1 men's team in the country according to the poll.

 

Williams' women vaulted from No. 7 in the previous poll after winning their home invitational, the Purple Valley Classic, last weekend. The Ephs (78 points) bested a 21-team field which included then-No. 1 MIT (83) and then-No. 3 Middlebury (87). Williams last won the NCAA women's cross country title in 2004. It is their first No. 1 ranking since November 2nd of last year which was prior to the NCAA Championships where they finished third.

 

Looking at the travels of the top five men's team this weekend, No. 1 North Central's men travels to the Notre Dame Invite this weekend. No. 2 Haverford will compete in No. 20 Dickinson's Long-Short Invitational, No. 3 Washington (Mo.) goes to the Greater Louisville Classic, No. 4 SUNY Geneseo hosts their own invitational, and No. 5 Bates will compete in Gordon's Pop Crowell Invitational.

 

Among the top five women's teams scheduled to compete this weekend, No. 2 Washington (Mo.) will join their male counterparts at the Greater Louisville Classic, No. 4 Johns Hopkins is slated to compete at Lehigh's Paul Short Run, and No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps will split between Pomona-Pitzer's and Stanford's invites. No. 1 Williams hosts an alumni meet this weekend.

 

USTFCCCA

 

NCAA Division III

 

Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

 

2012 Week #3 -- September 26

 

next poll: October 3

 
               

Rank

Institution (FPV)

Points

Region

Conference

Head Coach (Yr*)

Last Week

 

1

North Central (Ill.) (8)

280

Midwest

CCIW

Al Carius (47th)

1

 

2

Haverford

272

Mideast

Centennial

Tom Donnelly (38th)

2

 

3

Washington (Mo.)

264

Midwest

UAA

Jeff Stiles (12th)

3

 

4

SUNY Geneseo

250

Atlantic

SUNYAC

Mike Woods (21st)

4

 

4

Bates

250

New England

NESCAC

Al Fereshetian (18th)

5

 

6

Calvin

241

Great Lakes

MIAA

Brian Diemer (27th)

6

 

7

Wheaton (Ill.)

233

Midwest

CCIW

Scott Bradley (11th)

7

 

8

Williams

221

New England

NESCAC

Peter Farwell (34th)

11

 

9

Tufts

211

New England

NESCAC

Ethan Barron (8th)

8

 

10

UW-La Crosse

209

Midwest

WIAC

Derek Stanley (1st)

10

 

11

Rochester

203

Atlantic

UAA

John Izzo (13th)

12

 

12

Middlebury

191

New England

NESCAC

Nicole Wilkerson (2nd)

9

 

13

Augustana (Ill.)

181

Midwest

CCIW

Paul Olsen (47th)

13

 

14

SUNY Cortland

171

Atlantic

SUNYAC

Steve Patrick (5th)

14

 

15

Allegheny

156

Mideast

NCAC

Brent Wilkerson (3rd)

16

 

16

UW-Stevens Point

152

Midwest

WIAC

Rick Witt (34th)

24

 

17

St. Olaf

145

Central

MIAC

Phil Lundin (5th)

17

 

18

Wabash

139

Great Lakes

NCAC

Roger Busch (7th)

18

 

19

NYU

137

Atlantic

UAA

Nick McDonough (15th)

19

 

20

Chicago

128

Midwest

UAA

Chris Hall (12th)

15

 

21

Dickinson

125

Mideast

Centennial

Don Nichter (23rd)

20

 

22

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

110

West

SCIAC

John Goldhammer (29th)

23

 

23

Bowdoin

103

New England

NESCAC

Peter Slovenski (27th)

26

 

24

Central (Iowa)

90

Central

IIAC

Joe Dunham (5th)

25

 

25

Amherst

88

New England

NESCAC

Ned Nedeau (16th)

22

 

26

Loras

74

Central

IIAC

Bob Schultz (8th)

21

 

27

St. Lawrence

71

Atlantic

Liberty League

John Newman (12th)

28

 

28

Pomona-Pitzer

64

West

SCIAC

Tony Boston (5th)

29

 

29

Johns Hopkins

58

Mideast

Centennial

Bobby Van Allen (14th)

27

 

30

UW-Eau Claire

53

Midwest

WIAC

Dan Schwamberger (6th)

33

 

31

Luther

39

Central

IIAC

Steve Pasche (8th)

32

 

32

RPI

37

Atlantic

Liberty League

John Lynch (2nd)

30

 

33

Willamette

27

West

Northwest

Matt McGuirk (9th)

31

 

34

Carnegie Mellon

22

Mideast

UAA

Dario Donatelli (20th)

RV

 

35

Case Western Reserve

16

Great Lakes

UAA

Kathy Lanese (12th)

NR

 

Others Receiving Votes: MIT 15, Ohio Northern 5, TCNJ 4, Wartburg 3, Manchester 2.

 
 
 

Dropped Out: No. 34 Manchester, No. 35 MIT

 

(* year as head coach of that team in men's cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)

   
               

USTFCCCA

 

NCAA Division III

 

Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

 

2012 Week #3 -- September 26

 

next poll: October 3

 
               

Rank

Institution (FPV)

Points

Region

Conference

Head Coach (Yr*)

Last Week

 

1

Williams (8)

280

New England

NESCAC

Peter Farwell (13th)

7

 

2

MIT

267

New England

NEWMAC

Halston Taylor (6th)

1

 

3

Washington (Mo.)

262

Midwest

UAA

Jeff Stiles (12th)

2

 

4

Middlebury

253

New England

NESCAC

Nicole Wilkerson (2nd)

3

 

5

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

249

West

SCIAC

John Goldhammer (29th)

5

 

6

Johns Hopkins

247

Mideast

Centennial

Bobby Van Allen (14th)

4

 

7

St. Lawrence

232

Atlantic

Liberty League

Mike Howard (14th)

6

 

8

Calvin

222

Great Lakes

MIAA

Brian Diemer (7th)

8

 

9

SUNY Geneseo

215

Atlantic

SUNYAC

Mike Woods (21st)

9

 

10

Wartburg

213

Central

IIAC

Steve Johnson (24th)

10

 

11

St. Olaf

192

Central

MIAC

Chris Daymont (32nd)

11

 

12

Dickinson

190

Mideast

Centennial

Don Nichter (23rd)

13

 

13

UW-Eau Claire

188

Midwest

WIAC

Dan Schwamberger (6th)

14

 

14

Case Western Reserve

175

Great Lakes

UAA

Kathy Lanese (15th)

15

 

15

Rochester

164

Atlantic

UAA

Barbara Hartwig (24th)

16

 

16

Tufts

155

New England

NESCAC

Kristen Morwick (13th)

18

 

17

Hope

153

Great Lakes

MIAA

Mark Northuis (25th)

17

 

18

Oberlin

151

Great Lakes

NCAC

Ray Appenheimer (7th)

35

 

19

Amherst

125

New England

NESCAC

Cassie Funke-Harris (1st)

11

 

20

Carleton

124

Central

MIAC

Donna Ricks (20th)

21

 

21

Chicago

121

Midwest

UAA

Chris Hall (12th)

20

 

22

NYU

103

Atlantic

UAA

Nick McDonough (15th)

27

 

23

Haverford

101

Mideast

Centennial

Fran Rizzo (22nd)

22

 

24

Emory

91

South/Southeast

UAA

John Curtin (28th)

23

 

25

Ohio Northern

88

Great Lakes

OAC

Jason Maus (7th)

19

 

26

Lewis & Clark

85

West

Northwest

Keith Woodard (6th)

24

 

27

St. Thomas (Minn.)

81

Central

MIAC

Joe Sweeney (33rd)

25

 

28

Rowan

58

Atlantic

NJAC

Derick "Ringo" Adamson (6th)

26

 

29

Luther

54

Central

IIAC

Yarrow Pasche (8th)

28

 

30

Illinois Wesleyan

47

Midwest

CCIW

Greg Huffaker (8th)

31

 

31

Carnegie Mellon

39

Mideast

UAA

Dario Donatelli (20th)

33

 

32

Bates

37

New England

NESCAC

Jay Hartshorn (8th)

NR

 

33

Willamette

33

West

Northwest

Matt McGuirk (9th)

30

 

34

Plattsburgh State

17

Atlantic

SUNYAC

Nick Jones (2nd)

32

 

35

Gettysburg

14

Mideast

Centennial

Aubrey Shenk (3rd)

29

 

Others Receiving Votes: Wesleyan (Conn.) 5, TCNJ 4, John Carroll 3, Elizabethtown 1, Wellesley 1.

 
 
 

Dropped Out: No. 34 John Carroll

 

(* year as head coach of that team in women's cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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