DIII Regional Cross Country Preseason Rankings Complete for 2012 Season

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

August 21, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released preseason regional rankings for the 2012 NCAA Division III season on Tuesday.

Top regional men’s teams include SUNY Geneseo (Atlantic), St. Olaf (Central), Calvin (Great Lakes), Haverford (Mideast), North Central (Ill.) (Midwest), Tufts (New England), Lynchburg (South/Southeast), and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (West). No. 1-ranked women’s teams in the preseason are SUNY Geneseo (Atlantic), Wartburg (Central), Calvin (Great Lakes), Johns Hopkins (Mideast), Washington (Mo.) (Midwest), Middlebury (New England), Emory (South/Southeast), and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (West).

NCAA Division III Regional Championships will be held on Saturday, November 10. NCAA DIII Regional Championships Central.

USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Rankings are determined subjectively by either a single member coach or by polling the region’s coaches (each region varies).

PDF: Regional Rankings Summary | Week-by-Week

Cross Country Regional Rankings / National Polls Central

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2012 Preseason — August 21

national poll release: August 22
next regional release: Tuesday, September 11
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
2
2 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
4
3 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
3
4 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
6
5 Rochester Rochester, N.Y. UAA
5
6 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
1
7 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
7
8 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
12
9 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
10
10 SUNY Fredonia Fredonia, N.Y. SUNYAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: St. Lawrence, 2010: SUNY Geneseo, 2009: SUNY Cortland, 2008: SUNY Cortland, 2007: NYU
       
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
2
2 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
4
3 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
5
4 Bethel (Minn.) Arden Hills, Minn. MIAC
8
5 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. Great Plains
1
6 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
9
7 Hamline Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
3
8 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
6
9 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
12
10 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest
14
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Nebraska Wesleyan, 2010: Grinnell, 2009: Nebraska Wesleyan/St. Thomas (Minn.)2008: Nebraska Wesleyan, 2007: Nebraska Wesleyan
       
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. MIAA
1
2 Wabash Crawfordsville, Ind. NCAC
2
3 Manchester North Manchester, Ind. HCAC
3
4 Albion Albion, Mich. MIAA
5
5 Hope Holland, Mich. MIAA
6
6 Ohio Wesleyan Delaware, Ohio NCAC
4
7 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
7
8 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
8
9 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
10
10 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Calvin, 2010: Calvin, 2009: Calvin, 2008: Calvin, 2007: Calvin
       
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
1
2 Allegheny Meadville, Pa. NCAC
3
3 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
4
4 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
2
5 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
6
6 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Middle Atlantic
5
7 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
7
8 Gwynedd-Mercy Gwynedd Valley, Pa. Colonial States
8
9 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
11
10 DeSales Center Valley, Pa. Middle Atlantic
14
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Haverford, 2010: Haverford, 2009: Allegheny, 2008: Carnegie Mellon, 2007: Haverford
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
1
2 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
5
3 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
2
4 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
4
5 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
7
6 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
6
7 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
8
8 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
9
9 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
11
10 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
3
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: North Central (Ill.), 2010: North Central (Ill.), 2009: North Central (Ill.), 2008: North Central (Ill.), 2007: UW-La Crosse
       
         
NEW ENGLAND Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
5
2 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
4
3 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
2
4 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
1
5 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
8
6 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
3
7 Wesleyan (Conn.) Middletown, Conn. NESCAC
10
8 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
6
9 Springfield (Mass.) Springfield, Mass. NEWMAC
9
10 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
7
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Williams, 2010: MIT, 2009: Williams, 2008: Williams, 2007: Amherst
       
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
1
2 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
3
3 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
2
4 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
5
5 UT Tyler Tyler, Texas ASC
7
6 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
11
7 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
8
8 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. USA South
14
9 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
9
10 Roanoke Salem, Va. ODAC
12
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Lynchburg, 2010: Lynchburg, 2009: Emory, 2008: Centre, 2007: Rhodes/Emory
       
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
3
2 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest
4
3 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
5
4 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
1
5 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest
8
6 La Verne La Verne, Calif. SCIAC
9
7 Pacific (Ore.) Forest Grove, Ore. Northwest
10
8 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
11
9 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. SCAC
1
10 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent
12
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Occidental/Colorado College2010: Willamette, 2009: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2008: Whitworth, 2007: Willamette

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2012 Preseason — August 21

national poll release: August 22
next regional release: Tuesday, September 11
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
2
2 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
1
3 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
4
4 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
7
5 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
6
6 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
5
7 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
8
8 Plattsburgh State Plattsburgh, N.Y. SUNYAC
3
9 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
11
10 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: St. Lawrence, 2010: St. Lawrence, 2009: St. Lawrence, 2008: SUNY Geneseo, 2007: Plattsburgh State/SUNY Geneseo
       
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
1
2 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
3
3 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
6
4 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
5
5 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
2
6 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. Great Plains
4
7 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
7
8 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest
10
9 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
8
10 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Wartburg, 2010: Luther, 2009: Carleton, 2008: Wartburg, 2007: Luther
       
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. MIAA
1
2 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
4
3 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
2
4 Hope Holland, Mich. MIAA
3
5 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
5
6 Baldwin-Wallace Berea, Ohio OAC
7
7 Wittenberg Springfield, Ohio NCAC
11
8 Wilmington (Ohio) Wilmington, Ohio OAC
13
9 Manchester North Manchester, Ind. HCAC
24
10 Saint Mary’s (Ind.) Notre Dame, Ind. MIAA
22
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Calvin, 2010: Calvin, 2009: Calvin, 2008: Calvin, 2007: Calvin
       
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
1
2 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Middle Atlantic
3
3 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
2
4 Grove City Grove City, Pa. PAC
5
5 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
4
6 Muhlenberg Allentown, Pa. Centennial
7
7 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
8
8 Gettysburg Gettysburg, Pa. Centennial
6
9 Marywood Scranton, Pa. Colonial States
9
10 Allegheny Meadville, Pa. NCAC
10
10 Penn State Behrend Erie, Pa. AMCC
19
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Johns Hopkins, 2010: Johns Hopkins, 2009: Johns Hopkins, 2008: Johns Hopkins, 2007: Dickinson
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
1
2 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
2
3 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
3
4 Illinois Wesleyan Bloomington, Ill. CCIW
8
5 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
6
6 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
5
7 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
4
8 Carthage Kenosha, Wis. CCIW
17
9 Monmouth (Ill.) Monmouth, Ill. Midwest
11
10 St. Norbert De Pere, Wis. Midwest
12
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Washington (Mo.), 2010: UW-Eau Claire, 2009: UW-Eau Claire, 2008: UW-Eau Claire, 2007: Washington (Mo.)
       
         
NEW ENGLAND Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
1
2 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
2
3 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
3
4 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
4
5 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
5
6 Wellesley Wellesley, Mass. NEWMAC
6
7 Keene State Keene, N.H. Little East
7
8 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
8
9 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
9
10 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Middlebury, 2010: Middlebury, 2009: MIT/Middlebury2008: Middlebury, 2007: Amherst
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
1
2 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
2
3 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
4
4 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
3
5 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. USA South
5
6 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
6
7 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
7
8 Univ. of the South Sewanee, Tenn. SAA
10
9 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
8
10 Concordia Texas Austin, Texas ASC
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Emory, 2010: Rhodes, 2009: Rhodes, 2008: Trinity (Texas), 2007: Emory
       
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
2 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
4
3 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest
7
4 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest
2
5 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest
6
6 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest
5
7 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
10
8 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
3
9 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent
8
10 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. SCAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2010: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2009: Whitworth, 2008: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2007: Willamette