NEW ORLEANS – Haverford, fresh off a strong outing against Division I teams at the Princeton Invitational, has taken over the top spot in the latest Division III national rankings of the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Fords' women also continue to garner national recognition improving two spots to No. 14 in the Oct. 17 polls.

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Haverford received five of eight first-place votes in dethroning defending national champion North Central (Ill.). The Cardinals had taken root at No. 1 in the previous 24 polls by the USTFCCCA.

North Central slid to No. 3 while Calvin (Mich.) picked up the other first-place votes to improve one spot to the No. 2 ranking. Among other Centennial Conference teams, Dickinson moved up five slots to No. 21 while Johns Hopkins slid three to No. 27.