DII National Cross Country Rankings — Week 2

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

September 21, 2011   

NEW ORLEANS – On Wednesday, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its week one national team rankings for the 2011 NCAA Division II cross country season. Since preseason rankings were announced about a month ago, the top seven men’s teams remain unchanged as Adams State keeps their No. 1 standing. On the women’s side, Chico State moved from third to No. 2 whule Ferris State made a big leap from No. 7 to No. 3 in the country.

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AROUND THE POLLS

MEN
— The top seven spots in the men’s rankings are unchanged from the preseason rankings announced on August 24th.
— At No. 9, UMass Lowell cracked the top ten for the first time this season.
— New to the top 25 from the preseason are No. 16 Southern Connecticut and No. 24 Harding.
— The RMAC is still the top conference with five teams in the top 25, followed by the GNAC, Northeast-10, and PSAC with three apiece.

WOMEN
— Four are new to the top 25 this week: No. 17 Lock Haven, No. 20 Southern Indiana, No. 23 Pittsburg State, and No. 25 San Francisco State.
— The CCAA, MIAA, NSIC, and PSAC each have three teams in the top 25 to lead all conferences.

The NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday, November 19, in Spokane, Wash. NCAA Regional Championships will be held two weeks prior on the weekend of November 5.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country National Team Rankings

2011 Week #1, September 21

next ranking: September 28
Rank Institution Region Conference Location
Last Week
1 Adams State Central RMAC Alamosa, Colo.
1
2 Western State Central RMAC Gunnison, Colo.
2
3 Grand Valley State Midwest GLIAC Allendale, Mich.
3
4 Colorado Mines Central RMAC Golden, Colo.
4
5 Chico State West CCAA Chico, Calif.
5
6 Augustana (S.D.) Central NSIC Sioux Falls, S.D.
6
7 Southern Indiana Midwest GLVC Evansville, Ind.
7
8 Edinboro Atlantic PSAC Edinboro, Pa.
9
9 UMass Lowell East Northeast-10 Lowell, Mass.
11
10 Lock Haven Atlantic PSAC Lock Haven, Pa.
8
11 Alaska Anchorage West GNAC Anchorage, Alaska
12
12 Central Missouri South Central MIAA Warrensburg, Mo.
14
13 Metro State Central RMAC Denver, Colo.
15
14 Queens (N.C.) Southeast Conf. Carolinas Charlotte, N.C.
13
15 Bellarmine Midwest GLVC Louisville, Ky.
16
16 Southern Connecticut East Northeast-10 New Haven, Conn.
NR
17 Shippensburg Atlantic PSAC Shippensburg, Pa.
10
18 East Central (Okla.) South Central Great American Ada, Okla.
17
19 Western Washington West GNAC Bellingham, Wash.
19
20 Western Oregon West GNAC Monmouth, Ore.
22
21 New Mexico Highlands Central RMAC Las Vegas, N.M.
21
22 Ashland Midwest GLIAC Ashland, Ohio
18
23 Stonehill East Northeast-10 Easton, Mass.
20
24 Harding South Central Great American Searcy, Ark.
NR
25 Cal Poly Pomona West CCAA Pomona, Calif.
24
Dropped Out: No. 23 Neb.-Kearney, No. 25 UW-Parkside
teams ranked by T.J. Garlatz, Alaska Anchorage

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Cross Country National Team Rankings

2011 Week #1, September 21

next ranking: September 28
Rank Institution Region Conference Location
Last Week
1 Western State Central RMAC Gunnison, Colo.
1
2 Chico State West CCAA Chico, Calif.
3
3 Ferris State Midwest GLIAC Big Rapids, Mich.
7
4 Grand Valley State Midwest GLIAC Allendale, Mich.
2
5 Adams State Central RMAC Alamosa, Colo.
4
6 Alaska Anchorage West GNAC Anchorage, Alaska
5
7 Augustana (S.D.) Central NSIC Sioux Falls, S.D.
6
8 Shippensburg Atlantic PSAC Shippensburg, Pa.
8
9 Queens (N.C.) Southeast Conf. Carolinas Charlotte, N.C.
9
10 Minnesota Duluth Central NSIC Duluth, Minn.
10
11 U-Mary Central NSIC Bismarck, N.D.
11
12 Edinboro Atlantic PSAC Edinboro, Pa.
14
13 Midwestern State South Central Lone Star Wichita Falls, Texas
12
14 Stonehill East Northeast-10 Easton, Mass.
16
15 Tampa South Sunshine Tampa, Florida
13
16 Missouri Southern South Central MIAA Joplin, Mo.
17
17 Lock Haven Atlantic PSAC Lock Haven, Pa.
NR
18 Truman State South Central MIAA Kirksville, Mo.
18
19 Cal Poly Pomona West CCAA Pomona, Calif.
24
20 Southern Indiana Midwest GLVC Evansville, Ind.
NR
21 Western Washington West GNAC Bellingham, Wash.
23
22 Bellarmine Midwest GLVC Louisville, Ky.
21
23 Pittsburg State South Central MIAA Pittsburg, Kan.
NR
24 Nova Southeastern South Sunshine Davie, Fla.
25
25 San Francisco State West CCAA San Francisco, Calif.
NR
Dropped Out: No. 15 Hillsdale, No. 19 Millersville, No. 20 Harding, No. 22 East Stroudsburg
teams ranked by Ray Hoffman, Kutztown