DII National Preseason Cross Country Rankings Released

DII National Preseason Cross Country Rankings Released

NEW ORLEANS – Preseason national cross country rankings have been released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the 2012 NCAA Division II season. Adams State’s men and Augustana (S.D.)’s women will begin the year as the No. 1 teams in the land according to association’s ranking committee. Augustana is the national defending women’s champ while men’s defending champ Western State starts the year at No. 2 in the rankings.

For the first time in national rankings history, 35 teams are ranked. Going into effect this fall, the NCAA has increased the number of teams that will participate at the Division II cross country national championships from 24 to 32.

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USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2012 Preseason, August 29

next poll: Wed., September 12
Rank Institution Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
2011 FINAL
1 Adams State South Central RMAC Damon Martin (18th)
2
2 Western State South Central RMAC Jennifer Michel (6th)
1
3 Chico State West CCAA Gary Towne (17th)
4
4 Augustana (S.D.) Central NSIC Tracy Hellman (12th)
6
5 Grand Valley State Midwest GLIAC Jerry Baltes (14th)
3
6 Colorado Mines South Central RMAC Art Siemers (11th)
5
7 Southern Indiana Midwest GLVC Mike Hillyard (15th)
7
8 Alaska Anchorage West GNAC Michael Friess (23rd)
8
9 Edinboro Atlantic PSAC Doug Watts (44th)
12
10 Western Washington West GNAC Pee Wee Halsell (26th)
10
11 UMass Lowell East Northeast-10 Gary Gardner (11th)
20
12 Lock Haven Atlantic PSAC Aaron Russell (15th)
16
13 UC-Colorado Springs South Central RMAC Mark Misch (6th)
19
14 Eastern New Mexico South Central Lone Star Casey Blevins (1st)
15
15 Western Oregon West GNAC Mike Johnson (9th)
14
16 East Central (Okla.) Central Great American Steve Sawyer (4th)
11
17 Central Missouri Central MIAA Kirk Pedersen (26th)
NR
18 New Mexico Highlands South Central RMAC Bob DeVries (21st)
NR
19 Metro State South Central RMAC John Supsic (3rd)
9
20 Ashland Midwest GLIAC Trent Mack (3rd)
13
21 Humboldt State West CCAA Scott Pesch
NR
22 East Stroudsburg Atlantic PSAC Joe Koch (24th)
NR
23 Shippensburg Atlantic PSAC Steve Spence (15th)
17
24 Minnesota State Central NSIC Mark Schuck (31st)
NR
25 Stonehill East Northeast-10 Karen Boen (15th)
21
26 Missouri Southern Central MIAA Tom Rutledge (24th)
NR
27 San Francisco State West CCAA Tom Lyons (8th)
NR
28 Wayne State (Mich.) Midwest GLIAC Rick Cummins (16th)
NR
29 Alabama-Huntsville South Gulf South David Cain (15th)
23
30 Ferris State Midwest GLIAC Steve Picucci (5th)
NR
31 Slippery Rock Atlantic PSAC John Papa (26th)
NR
32 Bentley East Northeast-10 Kevin Curtin (2nd)
NR
33 American International East Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (7th)
NR
34 Florida Southern South Sunshine Rebecca Marsh (1st)
NR
35 Hillsdale Midwest GLIAC Jeff Forino (2nd)
NR
(* year as head coach of that team in men’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll

2012 Preseason, August 29

next poll: Wed., September 12
Rank Institution Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
2011 FINAL
1 Augustana (S.D.) Central NSIC Tracy Hellman (12th)
1
2 Adams State South Central RMAC Damon Martin (25th)
4
3 Grand Valley State Midwest GLIAC Jerry Baltes (14th)
3
4 U-Mary Central NSIC Dennis Newell (7th)
5
5 Western State South Central RMAC Jennifer Michel (6th)
2
6 Alaska Anchorage West GNAC Michael Friess (23rd)
6
7 Ferris State Midwest GLIAC Steve Picucci (5th)
8
8 Chico State West CCAA Gary Towne (17th)
7
9 Simon Fraser West GNAC Brit Townsend
NR
10 Shippensburg Atlantic PSAC Steve Spence (15th)
9
11 Midwestern State South Central Lone Star Koby Styles (6th)
11
12 Pittsburg State Central MIAA Russ Jewett (27th)
15
13 Western Washington West GNAC Pee Wee Halsell (26th)
12
14 Bloomsburg Atlantic PSAC Bernie Empie (4th)
14
15 Tampa South Sunshine Jarrett Slaven (14th)
16
16 Ashland Midwest GLIAC Trent Mack (3rd)
18
17 Saginaw Valley State Midwest GLIAC Rod Cowan (3rd)
13
18 Minnesota Duluth Central NSIC Joanna Warmington (3rd)
21
19 Edinboro Atlantic PSAC Doug Watts (44th)
NR
20 Cal Poly Pomona West CCAA Octavious Gillespie-Bennett (1st)
NR
21 Slippery Rock Atlantic PSAC John Papa (26th)
NR
22 Northwest Missouri Central MIAA Scott Lorek (9th)
NR
23 Stonehill East Northeast-10 Karen Boen (15th)
19
24 Mansfield Atlantic PSAC Mike Rohl (10th)
NR
25 Missouri Southern Central MIAA Patty Vavra (19th)
NR
26 Southern Indiana Midwest GLVC Mike Hillyard (16th)
NR
27 Hillsdale Midwest GLIAC Andrew Towne (2nd)
NR
28 Lock Haven Atlantic PSAC Aaron Russell (15th)
20
29 Regis (Colo.) South Central RMAC John Esquibel (7th)
NR
30 Seattle Pacific West GNAC Erika Daligcon (4th)
NR
31 Nova Southeastern South Sunshine Bryan Hagopian (4th)
NR
32 UW-Parkside Midwest GLVC Micah VanDenend (3rd)
NR
33 Bentley East Northeast-10 Kevin Curtin (2nd)
22
34 Colorado Mines South Central RMAC Art Siemers (11th)
NR
35 American International East Northeast-10 Leo Mayo (7th)
NR
(* year as head coach of that team in women’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)
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Tue 8/28
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Tue 9/11
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Week 2Mon 9/17
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Tue 10/30
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Sat 11/17
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