Men's Cross Country ranked No. 19 in first weekly USTFCCCA poll

Men's Cross Country ranked No. 19 in first weekly USTFCCCA poll

By Caleb Scott

| USTFCCCA Poll #1 - 9-13-17 |

ADA — The Ohio Northern men's cross country team is ranked No. 19 in the first weekly United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III poll, released on Wednesday.

The Polar Bears (26-2 overall) received 131 points in the poll, 17 fewer than the 148 they received in the preseason poll when they were ranked No. 17.

North Central (Ill.) remained in the top spot with 280 points and all eight first place votes, while SUNY Geneseo is second with 271 points and Wisconsin-La Crosse rounded out the top-3 vote-getters with 263 points.

The Polar Bears will return to action Saturday at the Tiffelberg open in Tiffin.

USTFCCCA Preseason Poll #1 - Sept. 13, 2017

Rank School (First Place Votes) Points Last
Week
1. North Central (Ill.) (8) 280 1
2. SUNY Geneseo 271 2
3. Wisconsin-LaCrosse 263 3
4. Williams (Mass.) 259 4
5. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 246 7
6. MIT 236 6
7. Wisconsin-Eau Claire 226 5
8. Haverford (Pa.) 215 14
9. Christopher Newport (Va.) 212 8
10. Loras (Iowa) 209 9
11. Pomona-Pitzer (Cal.) 197 10
12. Calvin (Mich.) 196 15
13. Washington (Mo.) 191 11
14. Amherst (Mass.) 182 12
15. RPI 178 13
16. St. Olaf (Minn.) 157 16
17. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) 149 t19
18. Occidental (Cal.) 136 18
19. Ohio Northern 131 17
20. Wartburg (Iowa) 130 NR
21. Middlebury (Vt.) 127 t19
22. Emory (Ga.) 117 21
23. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Cal.) 109 22
24. Bates (Maine) 83 26
25. Rhodes (Tenn.) 78 32
26. College of New Jersey 72 28
27. Dickinson (Pa.) 71 35
28. Nebraska Wesleyan 53 27
29. Washington and Lee (Va.) 52 24
30. Albion (Mich.) 50 NR
31. Rowan (N.J.) 45 30
32. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 39 25
33. Brandeis (Mass.) 32 32
34. Willamette (ore.) 27 31
35. Carleton (Minn.) 17 RV