DII National Cross Country Rankings: 2012 Week #2

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

September 26, 2012   

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NEW ORLEANS – Adams State’s men and Augustana (S.D.)’s women stay as the No. 1 teams in the country according to the latest national rankings of NCAA Division II cross country by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The season’s busiest weekend to date will come to pass in a few days. Thirty-two ranked men’s teams and 31 ranked women’s teams are slated to be in action over the next few days.

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On the men’s side, nine ranked teams, headed by No. 5 Augustana (S.D.) are expected to compete at Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational. Five will be at Lehigh’s Paul Short Run and the Greater Louisville Classic. No. 2 Western State and No. 4 Colorado Mines will be among four ranked DII teams at Oklahoma State’s Cowboy Jamboree. No. 1 Adams State and No. 3 Chico State travels to the Stanford Invitational.

For the nation’s women, the Roy Griak will also feature nine ranked DII women’s teams, including No. 1 and defending national champion Augustana (S.D.). The Paul Short Run will have five ranked teams and No. 4 Western State is among four ranked women’s squads to run at Oklahoma State. No. 2 Adams State will be at the Stanford Invite while No. 3 Grand Valley State will be at the Greater Louisville Classic. No. 5 Alaska Anchorage will be idle this weekend.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country National Rankings

2012 Week #2 — September 26

next poll: October 3
Rank Institution Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 Adams State South Central RMAC Damon Martin (18th)
1
2 Western State South Central RMAC Jennifer Michel (6th)
2
3 Chico State West CCAA Gary Towne (17th)
3
4 Colorado Mines South Central RMAC Chris Siemers (1st)
4
5 Augustana (S.D.) Central NSIC Tracy Hellman (12th)
5
6 Grand Valley State Midwest GLIAC Jerry Baltes (14th)
6
7 Southern Indiana Midwest GLVC Mike Hillyard (15th)
7
8 Alaska Anchorage West GNAC Michael Friess (23rd)
8
9 UMass Lowell East Northeast-10 Gary Gardner (11th)
9
10 Lock Haven Atlantic PSAC Aaron Russell (15th)
11
11 Missouri Southern Central MIAA Tom Rutledge (24th)
12
12 Western Washington West GNAC Pee Wee Halsell (26th)
10
13 Edinboro Atlantic PSAC Doug Watts (44th)
13
14 UC-Colorado Springs South Central RMAC Mark Misch (6th)
14
15 Ferris State Midwest GLIAC Steve Picucci (5th)
15
16 Humboldt State West CCAA Scott Pesch (3rd)
16
17 Ashland Midwest GLIAC Trent Mack (3rd)
17
18 Western Oregon West GNAC Mike Johnson (9th)
18
19 Eastern New Mexico South Central Lone Star Casey Blevins (1st)
19
20 Central Missouri Central MIAA Kirk Pedersen (26th)
20
21 Stonehill East Northeast-10 Karen Boen (15th)
21
22 Southwest Baptist Central MIAA Corey McElhaney (5th)
22
23 East Stroudsburg Atlantic PSAC Joe Koch (24th)
23
24 Wayne State (Mich.) Midwest GLIAC Rick Cummins (15th)
24
25 Minnesota State Central NSIC Mark Schuck (31st)
25
26 Fort Hays State Central MIAA Dennis Weber (20th)
26
27 New Mexico Highlands South Central RMAC Bob DeVries (21st)
27
28 San Francisco State West CCAA Tom Lyons (8th)
28
29 Seattle Pacific West GNAC Erika Daligcon (5th)
29
30 Northwest Missouri Central MIAA Scott Lorek (5th)
30
31 UW-Parkside Midwest GLVC Micah VanDenend (3rd)
31
32 Shippensburg Atlantic PSAC Steve Spence (15th)
32
33 Hillsdale Midwest GLIAC Jeff Forino (2nd)
33
34 Lewis Midwest GLVC Dana Schwarting (7th)
34
35 Pittsburg State Central MIAA Russ Jewett (24th)
35
Dropped Out: none
(* 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 Rankings

2012 Week #2 — September 26

next poll: October 3
Rank Institution Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 Augustana (S.D.) Central NSIC Tracy Hellman (12th)
1
2 Adams State South Central RMAC Damon Martin (25th)
2
3 Grand Valley State Midwest GLIAC Jerry Baltes (14th)
3
4 Western State South Central RMAC Jennifer Michel (6th)
4
5 Alaska Anchorage West GNAC Michael Friess (23rd)
5
6 Chico State West CCAA Gary Towne (17th)
6
7 U-Mary Central NSIC Dennis Newell (7th)
7
8 Ferris State Midwest GLIAC Steve Picucci (5th)
8
9 Simon Fraser West GNAC Brit Townsend (13th)
9
10 Shippensburg Atlantic PSAC Steve Spence (15th)
10
11 Midwestern State South Central Lone Star Koby Styles (6th)
11
12 Tampa South Sunshine Jarrett Slaven (14th)
12
13 Edinboro Atlantic PSAC Doug Watts (44th)
13
14 Missouri Southern Central MIAA Patty Vavra (19th)
14
15 Bloomsburg Atlantic PSAC Bernie Empie (4th)
16
16 Western Washington West GNAC Pee Wee Halsell (26th)
15
17 Pittsburg State Central MIAA Russ Jewett (27th)
17
18 Stonehill East Northeast-10 Karen Boen (15th)
19
19 Minnesota State Central NSIC Jen Blue (13th)
20
20 Colorado Mines South Central RMAC Chris Siemers (1st)
21
21 Seattle Pacific West GNAC Erika Daligcon (5th)
18
22 Hillsdale Midwest GLIAC Andrew Towne (2nd)
22
23 Northwest Missouri Central MIAA Scott Lorek (9th)
24
24 Kutztown Atlantic PSAC Ray Hoffman (14th)
25
25 Minnesota Duluth Central NSIC Joanna Warmington (2nd)
28
26 Southwest Baptist Central MIAA Corey McElhaney (5th)
26
27 UC San Diego West CCAA Nate Garcia (6th)
NR
28 Cal Poly Pomona West CCAA Octavious Gillespie-Bennett (1st)
23
29 Northern Michigan Midwest GLIAC Jenny Ryan (6th)
NR
30 UW-Parkside Midwest GLVC Micah VanDenend (3rd)
29
31 UC-Colorado Springs South Central RMAC David Harmer (1st)
30
32 Bentley East Northeast-10 Kevin Curtin (2nd)
33
33 Nova Southeastern South Sunshine Bryan Hagopian (4th)
34
34 Adelphi East Northeast-10 Katie Rees (3rd)
35
35 Saginaw Valley State Midwest GLIAC Rod Cowan (3rd)
31
Dropped Out: No. 27 Mansfield, No. 32 Ashland
(* year as head coach of that team in women’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)