DIII National Poll: MIT Women Back To The Top

 

October 10, 2012   

 

NEW ORLEANS – The women’s team at MIT jumped back to No. 1 In the latest national coaches’ poll of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for NCAA Division III cross country.

MIT was No. 1 back on September 19 and returns to the top spot after an impressive performance at last weekend’s NEICAAA Championships. The Engineers are sharing first-place votes with now-No. 2 Johns Hopkins. The Blue Jays of JHU won the women’s race at the DIII Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.

 

In the men’s poll, defending national champions North Central (Ill.) remains No. 1 for the 22nd-straight voting week.

 

Also in the men’s poll, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps joins the top ten for the first time this year, jumping 11 spots to land at No. 10. The Stags were winners of the DIII Pre-National Invitational, last weekend, defeating 29 other teams – four of which were nationally ranked.

 

Carnegie Mellon climbed from No. 35 to No. 16 this week on the heels of taking the top team spot at their home invitational last Saturday.

 

Trinity (Texas) makes their women’s poll debut at No. 23 this week. The Tigers finished fifth at the Pre-National meet last weekend.

 

USTFCCCA

 

NCAA Division III

 

Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

 

2012 Week #5 -- October 10

 

next poll: October 17

 
               

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.)

263

Midwest

UAA

Jeff Stiles (12th)

3

 

4

Bates

253

New England

NESCAC

Al Fereshetian (18th)

5

 

5

SUNY Geneseo

252

Atlantic

SUNYAC

Mike Woods (21st)

4

 

6

Calvin

239

Great Lakes

MIAA

Brian Diemer (27th)

6

 

7

UW-La Crosse

232

Midwest

WIAC

Derek Stanley (1st)

7

 

8

Tufts

217

New England

NESCAC

Ethan Barron (8th)

11

 

9

Wheaton (Ill.)

216

Midwest

CCIW

Scott Bradley (11th)

9

 

10

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

205

West

SCIAC

John Goldhammer (29th)

21

 

11

Bowdoin

198

New England

NESCAC

Peter Slovenski (27th)

23

 

12

SUNY Cortland

185

Atlantic

SUNYAC

Steve Patrick (5th)

16

 

13

Williams

178

New England

NESCAC

Peter Farwell (34th)

8

 

13

Augustana (Ill.)

178

Midwest

CCIW

Paul Olsen (47th)

12

 

15

UW-Stevens Point

163

Midwest

WIAC

Rick Witt (34th)

15

 

16

Carnegie Mellon

158

Mideast

UAA

Dario Donatelli (20th)

35

 

17

NYU

147

Atlantic

UAA

Nick McDonough (15th)

19

 

17

Middlebury

147

New England

NESCAC

Nicole Wilkerson (2nd)

13

 

19

Chicago

138

Midwest

UAA

Chris Hall (12th)

18

 

20

Allegheny

127

Mideast

NCAC

Brent Wilkerson (3rd)

16

 

21

Rochester

121

Atlantic

UAA

John Izzo (13th)

10

 

22

UW-Platteville

99

Midwest

WIAC

Tom Antczak (20th)

22

 

23

Wabash

97

Great Lakes

NCAC

Roger Busch (7th)

25

 

24

Johns Hopkins

89

Mideast

Centennial

Bobby Van Allen (14th)

20

 

25

UW-Eau Claire

84

Midwest

WIAC

Dan Schwamberger (6th)

27

 

26

Dickinson

78

Mideast

Centennial

Don Nichter (23rd)

14

 

27

St. Lawrence

74

Atlantic

Liberty League

John Newman (12th)

26

 

28

Pomona-Pitzer

67

West

SCIAC

Tony Boston (5th)

28

 

29

UW-Oshkosh

64

Midwest

WIAC

Eamon McKenna (1st)

30

 

30

Central (Iowa)

48

Central

IIAC

Joe Dunham (5th)

23

 

30

Amherst

48

New England

NESCAC

Ned Nedeau (16th)

29

 

32

Case Western Reserve

33

Great Lakes

UAA

Kathy Lanese (12th)

33

 

33

Loras

28

Central

IIAC

Bob Schultz (8th)

31

 

34

RPI

20

Atlantic

Liberty League

John Lynch (2nd)

RV

 

35

Wartburg

19

Central

IIAC

Steve Johnson (24th)

32

 

Others Receiving Votes: Willamette 9, TCNJ 6, MIT 3, Ohio Northern 2, Emory 2, St. Olaf 1.

 
 
 

Dropped Out: No. 34 St. Olaf

 

(* 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 #5 -- October 10

 

next poll: October 17

 
               

Rank

Institution (FPV)

Points

Region

Conference

Head Coach (Yr*)

Last Week

 

1

MIT (5)

277

New England

NEWMAC

Halston Taylor (6th)

2

 

2

Johns Hopkins (3)

273

Mideast

Centennial

Bobby Van Allen (14th)

3

 

3

Williams

263

New England

NESCAC

Peter Farwell (13th)

1

 

4

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

254

West

SCIAC

John Goldhammer (29th)

6

 

5

Middlebury

247

New England

NESCAC

Nicole Wilkerson (2nd)

3

 

6

Washington (Mo.)

246

Midwest

UAA

Jeff Stiles (12th)

5

 

7

St. Lawrence

230

Atlantic

Liberty League

Mike Howard (14th)

7

 

8

Calvin

226

Great Lakes

MIAA

Brian Diemer (7th)

8

 

9

SUNY Geneseo

211

Atlantic

SUNYAC

Mike Woods (21st)

9

 

10

UW-Eau Claire

210

Midwest

WIAC

Dan Schwamberger (6th)

10

 

11

Wartburg

203

Central

IIAC

Steve Johnson (24th)

11

 

12

St. Olaf

190

Central

MIAC

Chris Daymont (32nd)

12

 

13

Dickinson

181

Mideast

Centennial

Don Nichter (23rd)

13

 

14

Oberlin

178

Great Lakes

NCAC

Ray Appenheimer (7th)

14

 

15

Chicago

161

Midwest

UAA

Chris Hall (12th)

16

 

16

Haverford

158

Mideast

Centennial

Fran Rizzo (22nd)

17

 

17

Tufts

154

New England

NESCAC

Kristen Morwick (13th)

18

 

18

Case Western Reserve

146

Great Lakes

UAA

Kathy Lanese (15th)

19

 

19

Carleton

127

Central

MIAC

Donna Ricks (20th)

21

 

20

Hope

118

Great Lakes

MIAA

Mark Northuis (25th)

23

 

21

Amherst

113

New England

NESCAC

Cassie Funke-Harris (1st)

20

 

22

Lewis & Clark

103

West

Northwest

Keith Woodard (6th)

22

 

23

Trinity (Texas)

102

South/Southeast

SCAC

Derick Lawrence (1st)

NR

 

24

Rowan

100

Atlantic

NJAC

Derick "Ringo" Adamson (6th)

25

 

25

NYU

74

Atlantic

UAA

Nick McDonough (15th)

29

 

26

Kenyon

70

Great Lakes

NCAC

Duane Gomez (30th)

26

 

27

Bates

62

New England

NESCAC

Jay Hartshorn (8th)

32

 

28

Wesleyan (Conn.)

56

New England

NESCAC

John Crooke (13th)

27

 

29

Ohio Northern

48

Great Lakes

OAC

Jason Maus (7th)

27

 

30

Carnegie Mellon

46

Mideast

UAA

Dario Donatelli (20th)

RV

 

31

Rochester

44

Atlantic

UAA

Barbara Hartwig (24th)

15

 

31

Illinois Wesleyan

44

Midwest

CCIW

Greg Huffaker (8th)

31

 

33

St. Thomas (Minn.)

39

Central

MIAC

Joe Sweeney (33rd)

30

 

34

Willamette

31

West

Northwest

Matt McGuirk (9th)

34

 

35

Emory

18

South/Southeast

UAA

John Curtin (28th)

24

 

Others Receiving Votes: Gettysburg 11, UW-La Crosse 11, Luther 7, UW-Stevens Point 4, Elizabethtown 2, SUNY Plattsburgh 2.

 
 
 

Dropped Out: No. 33 Gettysburg, No. 35 Luther

 

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