Preseason Regional Cross Country Rankings Released for Division I

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

August 27, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – The 2012 collegiate cross country season begins this weekend and the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) celebrates the occasion with preseason regional rankings for NCAA’s Division I.

The No. 1 men’s teams by region to start the season are Wisconsin (Great Lakes), Georgetown (Mid-Atlantic), Oklahoma State (Midwest), BYU (Mountain), Iona (Northeast), Florida State (South), Texas (South Central), NC State (Southeast), Portland (West). Top women’s teams in the preseason are Michigan (Great Lakes), Georgetown (Mid-Atlantic), Iowa State (Midwest), Weber State (Mountain), Syracuse (Northeast), Florida State (South), Arkansas (South Central), Virginia (Southeast), Oregon (West).

NCAA Division I Regional Championships will be held on Friday, November 9. NCAA DI Regional Championships Central.

USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Rankings are determined subjectively by a single member coach in each respective region. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning team strength with current-season results in determining predicted team finishes at the NCAA Regional Championships.

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USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2012 Preseason — August 27

national poll release: August 28
next regional release: September 10
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
1
2 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
2
3 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten
3
4 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. Big East
4
5 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Big Ten
9
6 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
5
7 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Atlantic 10
6
8 Marquette Milwaukee, Wis. Big East
8
9 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
7
10 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
16
11 Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Big East
11
12 Indiana State Terre Haute, Ind. Missouri Valley
12
13 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
10
14 Akron Akron, Ohio Mid-American
13
15 Kent State Kent, Ohio Mid-American
14
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Wisconsin, 2010: Wisconsin, 2009: Wisconsin, 2008: Wisconsin, 2007: Wisconsin/Michigan,
       
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Georgetown Washington, D.C. Big East
1
2 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
2
3 Princeton Princeton, N.J. Ivy
3
4 Penn State State College, Pa. Big Ten
4
5 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
5
6 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
6
7 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
7
8 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
8
9 Maryland College Park, Md. ACC
9
10 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
10
11 Lehigh Bethlehem, Pa. Patriot
11
12 Rider Lawrenceville, N.J. Metro Atlantic
12
13 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
13
14 Marshall Huntington, W. Va. Conference USA
14
15 NJIT Newark, N.J. Great West
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Georgetown, 2010: Princeton, 2009: Georgetown, 2008: Georgetown, 2007: Georgetown
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Big 12
1
2 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. Big 12
2
3 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. Conference USA
3
4 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
4
5 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
6
6 Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC
7
7 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
8
8 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
5
9 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
9
10 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
10
11 Drake Des Moines, Iowa Missouri Valley
12
12 UMKC Kansas City, Mo. Summit League
13
13 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
18
14 North Dakota State Fargo, N.D. Summit League
15
15 South Dakota State Brookings, S.D. Summit League
17
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Oklahoma State, 2010: Oklahoma, 2009: Oklahoma State, 2008: Oklahoma State, 2007: Oklahoma State
       
         
MOUNTAIN Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 BYU Provo, Utah West Coast
1
2 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Mountain West
4
3 Colorado Boulder, Colo. Pac-12
2
4 Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. Big Sky
3
5 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
6
6 Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah Big Sky
5
7 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
8
8 Utah State Logan, Utah WAC
7
9 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
10
10 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
9
11 UTEP El Paso,Texas Conference USA
11
12 New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M. WAC
12
13 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
13
14 Utah Valley Orem, Utah Great West
14
15 Idaho State Pocatello, Idaho Big Sky
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: BYU, 2010: New Mexico, 2009: BYU, 2008: Colorado, 2007: Colorado
       
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
2
2 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. Big East
1
3 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
3
4 Providence Providence, R.I. Big East
4
5 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
6
6 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
8
7 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
5
8 Boston University Boston, Mass. America East
9
9 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
15
10 Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. ACC
14
11 Buffalo Buffalo, N.Y. Mid-American
7
12 Connecticut Storrs, Conn. Big East
10
13 Fordham Bronx, N.Y. Atlantic 10
13
14 Central Connecticut State New Britain, Conn. Northeast
17
15 Army West Point, N.Y. Patriot
16
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Syracuse, 2010: Syracuse, 2009: Syracuse, 2008: Iona, 2007: Iona
       
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. ACC
1
2 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
3
3 Florida Gainesville, Fla. SEC
2
4 Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn. Sun Belt
5
5 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
4
6 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
10
7 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
11
8 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
6
9 Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. Atlantic Sun
7
10 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. SEC
7
11 Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. Southern
9
12 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
13
13 Memphis Memphis, Tenn. Conference USA
14
14 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
12
15 Mercer Macon, Ga. Atlantic Sun
16
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Florida State, 2010: Alabama, 2009: Alabama, 2008: Alabama, 2007: Alabama
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Texas Austin, Texas Big 12
1
2 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
2
3 Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. SEC
3
4 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
4
5 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
6
6 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
9
7 McNeese State Lake Charles, La. Southland
14
8 UTSA San Antonio, Texas WAC
5
9 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
8
10 Houston Houston, Texas Conference USA
7
11 Ark.-Little Rock Little Rock, Ark. Sun Belt
9
12 UTPA Edinburg, Texas Great West
11
13 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
12
14 LSU Baton Rouge, La. SEC
13
15 Houston Baptist Houston, Texas Great West
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Texas, 2010: Arkansas, 2009: Arkansas, 2008: Texas A&M, 2007: Arkansas
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
1
2 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
2
3 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
3
4 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
4
5 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
5
6 Louisville Louisville, Ky. Big East
6
7 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
7
8 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
9
9 UNCG Greensboro, N.C. Southern
8
10 Western Kentucky Bowling Green, Ky. Sun Belt
10
11 Davidson Davidson, N.C. Southern
14
12 High Point High Point, N.C. Big South
15
13 George Mason Fairfax, Va. Colonial
12
14 Clemson Clemson, S.C. ACC
16
15 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
16
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: NC State, 2010: William and Mary, 2009: William and Mary, 2008: William and Mary, 2007: NC State
       
         
WEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
2
2 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
1
3 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
6
4 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Pac-12
6
5 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
5
6 Washington State Pullman, Wash. Pac-12
4
7 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
8
8 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
NR
9 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
3
10 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
11
11 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
14
12 Sacramento State Sacramento, Calif. Big Sky
20
13 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Big West
10
14 Long Beach State Long Beach, Calif. Big West
9
15 Idaho Moscow, Idaho WAC
12
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Stanford, 2010: Oregon, 2009: Stanford, 2008: Oregon, 2007: Oregon

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2012 Preseason — August 27

national poll release: August 28
next regional release: September 10
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten
1
2 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Big Ten
2
3 Toledo Toledo, Ohio Mid-American
3
4 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. Big East
5
5 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
4
6 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
7
7 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Atlantic 10
10
8 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
6
9 Ohio Athens, Ohio Mid-American
12
10 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
8
11 Xavier Cincinnati, Ohio Atlantic 10
16
12 Indiana State Terre Haute, Ind. Missouri Valley
15
13 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
13
14 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
11
15 Dayton Dayton, Ohio Atlantic 10
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Michigan, 2010: Michigan State, 2009: Notre Dame, 2008: Michigan, 2007: Michigan State
       
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Georgetown Washington, D.C. Big East
1
2 Princeton Princeton, N.J. Ivy
5
3 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
1
4 West Virginia Morgantown, W. Va. Big 12
3
5 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
6
6 Penn State State College, Pa. Big Ten
4
7 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
7
8 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
12
9 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
8
10 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
13
11 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
11
12 American Washington, D.C. Patriot
NR
13 Maryland College Park, Md. ACC
9
14 Loyola (Md.) Baltimore, Md. Metro Atlantic
10
15 Monmouth West Long Branch, N.J. Northeast
16
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Villanova/Georgetown,2010: Villanova, 2009: Villanova, 2008: West Virginia/Princeton,2007: Princeton
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
1
2 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Big 12
2
3 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
3
4 Northwestern Evanston, Ill. Big Ten
5
5 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
4
6 Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC
7
7 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. Conference USA
8
8 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
15
9 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
11
10 North Dakota State Fargo, N.D. Summit League
13
11 Bradley Peoria, Ill. Missouri Valley
17
12 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Horizon
24
13 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
12
14 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
9
15 Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. Big 12
14
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Iowa State, 2010: Iowa State, 2009: Minnesota, 2008: Minnesota, 2007: Minnesota
       
         
MOUNTAIN Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
3
2 Colorado Boulder, Colo. Pac-12
1
3 BYU Provo, Utah West Coast
4
4 Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. Big Sky
7
5 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Mountain West
1
6 Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Pac-12
8
7 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Big 12
6
8 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
5
9 New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M. WAC
10
10 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
12
11 Idaho State Pocatello, Idaho Big Sky
9
12 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
13
13 UTEP El Paso,Texas Conference USA
14
14 Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah Big Sky
11
15 Montana Missoula, Mont. Big Sky
16
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Colorado/New Mexico,2010: New Mexico, 2009: Colorado, 2008: Texas Tech, 2007: Colorado State
       
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. Big East
1
2 Providence Providence, R.I. Big East
5
3 Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. ACC
2
4 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
3
5 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
6
6 Connecticut Storrs, Conn. Big East
7
7 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
10
8 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
4
9 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
8
10 Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y. America East
9
11 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
11
12 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. America East
12
13 Vermont Burlington, Vt. America East
13
14 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
14
15 Boston University Boston, Mass. America East
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Syracuse, 2010: Syracuse, 2009: Syracuse, 2008: Providence, 2007: Providence
       
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. ACC
1
2 Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. SEC
2
3 Florida Gainesville, Fla. SEC
3
4 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. SEC
4
5 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
5
6 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC
6
7 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
7
8 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
8
9 North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. Atlantic Sun
9
10 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
10
11 USF Tampa, Florida Big East
11
12 UAB Birmingham, Ala. Conference USA
12
13 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
13
14 Georgia State Atlanta, Ga. Colonial
14
15 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Florida State, 2010: Florida State, 2009: Florida, 2008: Florida State, 2007: Florida State
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. SEC
1
2 Texas Austin, Texas Big 12
2
3 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
3
4 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
6
5 TCU Fort Worth, Texas Big 12
11
6 UTSA San Antonio, Texas WAC
8
7 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
5
8 SMU University Park, Texas Conference USA
4
9 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
7
10 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
9
11 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
10
12 Arkansas State Jonesboro, Ark. Sun Belt
13
13 Texas State San Marcos, Texas WAC
NR
14 Ark.-Little Rock Little Rock, Ark. Sun Belt
15
15 UTPA Edinburg, Texas Great West
16
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Arkansas, 2010: Texas, 2009: SMU, 2008: Arkansas, 2007: Rice
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
1
2 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
2
3 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
3
4 Clemson Clemson, S.C. ACC
4
5 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
5
6 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
6
7 James Madison Harrisonburg, Va. Colonial
8
8 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
9
9 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
12
10 Richmond Richmond, Va. Atlantic 10
14
11 Charlotte Charlotte, N.C. Atlantic 10
10
12 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
13
13 Elon Elon, N.C. Southern
21
14 High Point High Point, N.C. Big South
18
15 Liberty Lynchburg, Va. Big South
22
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Virginia, 2010: Virginia, 2009: Duke, 2008: Virginia, 2007: NC State
       
         
WEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Pac-12
4
2 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
1
3 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
3
4 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
2
5 San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. West Coast
6
6 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
10
7 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
7
8 UC Davis Davis, Calif. Big West
8
9 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
9
10 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
5
11 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
12
12 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
18
13 Long Beach State Long Beach, Calif. Big West
11
14 Idaho Moscow, Idaho WAC
13
15 Gonzaga Spokane, Wash. West Coast
15