Regional Cross Country Preseason Rankings in Division III Unveiled

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

August 24, 2010   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday preseason regional cross country rankings for NCAA Division III. Placed in order by a representative in each region, regional rankings are a reflection of a team’s strengths entering the year based on returning and new runners on each squad.

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NCAA Regional Championships will take place on November 13 at eight sites. A complete listing can be found here … http://www.ustfccca.org/ustfccca-calendar/future-collegiate-championships.

The top-35 teams in the national preseason cross country coaches’ poll in Division III will be released on September 1. The NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships will be held on November 20 in Waverly, Iowa.

The next regional rankings will be released on September 7.

MEN’S RANKINGS

ATLANTIC Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

NYU

New York, N.Y.

UAA

3

2

SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, N.Y.

SUNYAC

2

3

St. Lawrence

Canton, N.Y.

Liberty League

5

4

Plattsburgh State

Plattsburgh, N.Y.

SUNYAC

6

5

Rochester

Rochester, N.Y.

UAA

8

6

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, N.Y.

SUNYAC

7

7

TCNJ

Ewing, N.J.

NJAC

10

8

SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, N.Y.

SUNYAC

9

9

RIT

Henrietta, N.Y.

Empire 8

4

10

SUNY Cortland

Cortland, N.Y.

SUNYAC

1

 

CENTRAL Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

St. Olaf

Northfield, Minn.

MIAC

3

2

Grinnell

Grinnell, Iowa

MWC

5

3

Hamline

Saint Paul, Minn.

MIAC

4

4

Nebraska Wesleyan

Lincoln, Neb.

Independent

1

5

Luther

Decorah, Iowa

IIAC

6

6

St. Thomas (Minn.)

Saint Paul, Minn.

MIAC

1

7

Cornell College

Mount Vernon, Iowa

IIAC

9

8

Saint John’s (Minn.)

Collegeville, Minn.

MIAC

8

9

Wartburg

Waverly, Iowa

IIAC

11

10

Coe

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

IIAC

12

 

GREAT LAKES Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

Calvin

Grand Rapids, Mich.

MIAA

1

2

Mount Union

Alliance, Ohio

OAC

4

3

Heidelberg

Tiffin, Ohio

OAC

2

4

Manchester

North Manchester, Ind.

HCAC

3

5

Oberlin

Oberlin, Ohio

NCAC

14

6

Case Western Reserve

Cleveland, Ohio

UAA

5

7

Ohio Wesleyan

Delaware, Ohio

NCAC

6

8

Denison

Granville, Ohio

NCAC

9

9

Wabash

Crawfordsville, Ind.

NCAC

12

10

Anderson (Ind.)

Anderson, Ind.

HCAC

13

 

MIDEAST Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

Allegheny

Meadville, Pa.

NCAC

1

2

Haverford

Haverford, Pa.

Centennial

3

3

Carnegie Mellon

Pittsburgh, Pa.

UAA

2

4

Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown, Pa.

MAC

5

5

Dickinson

Carlisle, Pa.

Centennial

4

6

Susquehanna

Selinsgrove, Pa.

Landmark

6

7

Johns Hopkins

Baltimore, Md.

Centennial

7

8

DeSales

Center Valley, Pa.

MAC

9

9

Salisbury

Salisbury, Md.

CAC

11

9

Gettysburg

Gettysburg, Pa.

Centennial

8

 

MIDWEST Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

Washington (Mo.)

St. Louis, Mo.

UAA

3

2

North Central (Ill.)

Naperville, Ill.

CCIW

1

3

UW Platteville

Platteville, Wis.

WIAC

4

4

UW La Crosse

La Crosse, Wis.

WIAC

2

5

UW Whitewater

Whitewater, Wis.

WIAC

8

6

UW Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wis.

WIAC

6

7

UW Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wis.

WIAC

11

8

Wheaton (Ill.)

Wheaton, Ill.

CCIW

13

9

Augustana (Ill.)

Rock Island, Ill.

CCIW

7

10

Illinois Wesleyan

Bloomington, Ill.

CCIW

12

10

UW Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wis.

WIAC

5

10

Chicago

Chicago, Ill.

UAA

10

 

NEW ENGLAND Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

Brandeis

Waltham, Mass.

UAA

4

2

Williams

Williamstown, Mass.

NESCAC

1

3

Amherst

Amherst, Mass.

NESCAC

2

4

Keene State

Keene, N.H.

Little East

3

5

Tufts

Medford, Mass.

NESCAC

8

6

MIT

Cambridge, Mass.

NEWMAC

6

7

Middlebury

Middlebury, Vt.

NESCAC

7

8

Bates

Lewiston, Maine

NESCAC

10

9

Bowdoin

Brunswick, Maine

NESCAC

5

10

Connecticut College

New London, Conn.

NESCAC

15

 

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

Centre

Danville, Ky.

SCAC

6

2

Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Va.

ODAC

2

3

Trinity (Texas)

San Antonio, Texas

SCAC

3

4

Virginia Wesleyan

Virginia Beach, Va.

ODAC

5

5

Emory

Atlanta, Ga.

UAA

1

6

Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, Va.

CAC

4

7

Rhodes

Memphis, Tenn.

SCAC

7

8

Hendrix

Conway, Ark.

SCAC

11

9

Washington and Lee

Lexington, Va.

ODAC

8

10

Southwestern (Texas)

Georgetown, Texas

SCAC

10

 

WEST Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Claremont, Calif.

SCIAC

1

2

Willamette

Salem, Ore.

Northwest

2

3

Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Colo.

SCAC

3

4

Whitworth

Spokane, Wash.

Northwest

4

5

Pomona-Pitzer

Claremont, Calif.

SCIAC

5

6

Occidental

Los Angeles, Calif.

SCIAC

8

7

Redlands

Redlands, Calif.

SCIAC

9

8

Whitman

Walla Walla, Wash.

Northwest

10

9

Linfield

McMinnville, Ore.

Northwest

7

10

Lewis & Clark

Portland, Ore.

Northwest

6

 

WOMEN’S RANKINGS

ATLANTIC Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

St. Lawrence

Canton, N.Y.

Liberty League

1

2

SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, N.Y.

SUNYAC

2

3

NYU

New York, N.Y.

UAA

3

4

Plattsburgh State

Plattsburgh, N.Y.

SUNYAC

6

5

Ithaca

Ithaca, N.Y.

Empire 8

4

6

SUNY Cortland

Cortland, N.Y.

SUNYAC

8

7

RPI

Troy, N.Y.

Liberty

5

8

Rowan

Glassboro, N.J.

NJAC

10

9

SUNY Brockport

Brockport, N.Y.

SUNYAC

7

10

Rochester

Rochester, N.Y.

UAA

9

 

CENTRAL Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

Nebraska Wesleyan

Lincoln, Neb.

Independent

2

2

Carleton

Northfield, Minn.

MIAC

1

3

St. Thomas (Minn.)

Saint Paul, Minn.

MIAC

4

4

Luther

Decorah, Iowa

IIAC

7

5

St. Olaf

Northfield, Minn.

MIAC

4

6

Gustavus Adolphus

St. Peter, Minn.

MIAC

9

7

Wartburg

Waverly, Iowa

IIAC

3

8

St. Benedict

St. Joseph, Minn.

MIAC

12

9

Concordia Moorhead

Moorhead, Minn.

MIAC

16

10

Bethel (Minn.)

Arden Hills, Minn.

MIAC

8

 

GREAT LAKES Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

Calvin

Grand Rapids, Mich.

MIAA

1

2

Hope

Holland, Mich.

MIAA

6

3

Oberlin

Oberlin, Ohio

NCAC

2

4

Case Western Reserve

Cleveland, Ohio

UAA

3

5

Baldwin-Wallace

Berea, Ohio

OAC

5

6

DePauw

Greencastle, Ind.

SCAC

4

7

Wittenberg

Springfield, Ohio

NCAC

7

8

Ohio Northern

Ada, Ohio

OAC

10

9

Wooster

Wooster, Ohio

NCAC

12

10

Adrian

Adrian, Mich.

MIAA

12

 

MIDEAST Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

Johns Hopkins

Baltimore, Md.

Centennial

1

2

Haverford

Haverford, Pa.

Centennial

3

3

Dickinson

Carlisle, Pa.

Centennial

2

4

Grove City

Grove City, Pa.

PAC

4

5

Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown, Pa.

MAC

6

6

Carnegie Mellon

Pittsburgh, Pa.

UAA

7

7

Susquehanna

Selinsgrove, Pa.

Landmark

11

8

Swarthmore

Swarthmore, Pa.

Centennial

9

9

Gettysburg

Gettysburg, Pa.

Centennial

5

10

Lebanon Valley

Annville, Pa.

MAC

27

 

MIDWEST Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

UW Eau Claire

Eau Claire, Wis.

WIAC

1

2

Washington (Mo.)

St. Louis, Mo.

UAA

2

3

Chicago

Chicago, Ill.

UAA

6

4

UW Oshkosh

Oshkosh, Wis.

WIAC

4

5

UW Stevens Point

Stevens Point, Wis.

WIAC

10

6

UW La Crosse

La Crosse, Wis.

WIAC

3

7

North Central (Ill.)

Naperville, Ill.

CCIW

5

8

Wheaton (Ill.)

Wheaton, Ill.

CCIW

7

9

Illinois Wesleyan

Bloomington, Ill.

CCIW

8

10

UW Platteville

Platteville, Wis.

WIAC

9

 

NEW ENGLAND Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

Middlebury

Middlebury, Vt.

NESCAC

1

2

MIT

Cambridge, Mass.

NEWMAC

1

3

Williams

Williamstown, Mass.

NESCAC

3

4

Amherst

Amherst, Mass.

NESCAC

4

5

Brandeis

Waltham, Mass.

UAA

6

6

Wesleyan (Conn.)

Middletown, Conn.

NESCAC

5

7

Colby

Waterville, Maine

NESCAC

7

8

Keene State

Keene, N.H.

Little East

8

9

Bowdoin

Brunswick, Maine

NESCAC

9

10

Wellesley

Wellesley, Mass.

NEWMAC

10

 

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

Rhodes

Memphis, Tenn.

SCAC

1

2

Emory

Atlanta, Ga.

UAA

2

3

Lynchburg

Lynchburg, Va.

ODAC

4

4

Trinity (Texas)

San Antonio, Texas

SCAC

12

5

Roanoke

Salem, Va.

ODAC

7

6

Christopher Newport

Newport News, Va.

USA South

3

7

Shenandoah

Winchester, Va.

USA South

10

8

Washington and Lee

Lexington, Va.

ODAC

5

9

CUA

Washington, D.C.

Landmark

9

10

Centre

Danville, Ky.

SCAC

8

 

WEST Region

Rank

School

Location

Conference

2009 FINISH

1

Whitworth

Spokane, Wash.

Northwest

1

2

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Claremont, Calif.

SCIAC

3

3

Occidental

Los Angeles, Calif.

SCIAC

5

4

Willamette

Salem, Ore.

Northwest

7

5

Lewis & Clark

Portland, Ore.

Northwest

8

6

Pomona-Pitzer

Claremont, Calif.

SCIAC

4

7

Whittier

Whittier, Calif.

SCIAC

9

8

Redlands

Redlands, Calif.

SCIAC

10

9

Whitman

Walla Walla, Wash.

Northwest

2

10

Linfield

McMinnville, Ore.

Northwest

6