DII Regional Cross Country Rankings: 2012 Week #1

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

September 18, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week one regional rankings for the NCAA Division II 2012 season. Lock Haven’s men in the Atlantic region and UNC Pembroke’s women in the Southeast region were ranked No. 1 in their regions, differing their initial preseason standing.

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Cross Country Regional Rankings / National Polls Central

New teams to the regional top ten include West Virginia Wesleyan (men’s Atlantic), Fort Hays State (men’s Central), Neb.-Kearney (men’s Central), Wilmington (Del.) (men’s East), Lewis (men’s Midwest), Indianapolis (men’s Midwest), Drury (men’s Midwest), Morehouse (men’s South), Angelo State (men’s South Central), West Texas A&M (men’s South Central), Clayton State (men’s Southeast), Belmont Abbey (men’s Southeast), GCSU (men’s Southeast), Minnesota State (women’s Central), Central Missouri (women’s Central), Saint Rose (women’s East), Cedarville (women’s Midwest), Cedarville (women’s Midwest), Florida Southern (women’s South), West Texas A&M (women’s South Central), Fort Lewis (women’s South Central), GCSU (women’s Southeast), Lenoir-Rhyne (womenn’s Southeast), Cal State LA (women’s West).

The No. 1 men’s teams by region are: Lock Haven (Atlantic), Augustana (S.D.) (Central), UMass Lowell (East), Grand Valley State (Midwest), Alabama-Huntsville (South), Adams State (South Central), Mount Olive (Southeast), Chico State (West). Top women’s teams include Shippensburg (Atlantic), Augustana (S.D.) (Central), Stonehill (East), Grand Valley State (Midwest), Tampa (South), Adams State (South Central), UNC Pembroke (Southeast), and Alaska Anchorage (West).

Regions in DII are determined by conference affiliation. Many from the Central and South Central regions switched regions for the 2012 season. Most notably, the MIAA went from the South Central to Central regions and the RMAC was switched to the South Central region from the Central.

NCAA Division II Regional Championships will be held on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4. NCAA DII 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.

 

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2012 Week #1 — September 18

national rankings release: September 19
next Regional release: September 25
         
ATLANTIC Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
2
2 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
1
3 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
3
4 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
4
5 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. WVIAC
6
6 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
5
7 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
8
8 West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon, W.Va. WVIAC
NR
9 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. WVIAC
7
10 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Edinboro, 2010: Lock Haven, 2009: Shippensburg, 2008: Lock Haven
       
         
CENTRAL Region (4 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
1
2 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
3
3 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
4
4 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
5
5 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
NR
6 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
6
7 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
9
8 Neb.-Kearney Kearney, Neb. MIAA
NR
9 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
7
10 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Adams State, 2010: Adams State, 2009: Adams State, 2008: Adams State
       
         
EAST Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 UMass Lowell Lowell, Mass. Northeast-10
1
2 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
2
3 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
3
4 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
4
5 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
6
6 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
5
7 Felician Lodi, N.J. CACC
7
8 LIU Post Brookville, N.Y. East Coast
8
9 Molloy Rockville Centre, N.Y. East Coast
9
10 Wilmington (Del.) New Castle, Del. CACC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: UMass Lowell, 2010: UMass Lowell, 2009: UMass Lowell
       
         
MIDWEST Region (5 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. GLIAC
1
2 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
2
3 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
3
4 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
5
5 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
4
6 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
8
7 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
NR
8 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. GLVC
NR
9 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
6
10 Drury Springfield, Mo. GLVC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Grand Valley State, 2010: Grand Valley State, 2009: Grand Valley State
       
         
SOUTH Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
1
2 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
2
3 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
4
4 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
6
5 Morehouse Atlanta, Ga. SIAC
NR
6 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
3
7 Tampa Tampa, Florida Sunshine
5
8 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
7
9 West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. Gulf South
8
10 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Alabama-Huntsville, 2010: Harding, 2009: Harding
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region (6 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Adams State Alamosa, Colo. RMAC
1
2 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
2
3 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
3
4 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
4
5 Eastern New Mexico Portales, N.M. Lone Star
5
6 New Mexico Highlands Las Vegas, N.M. RMAC
6
7 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
7
8 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
9
9 Angelo State San Angelo, Texas Lone Star
NR
10 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Eastern New Mexico, 2010: Central Missouri, 2009: Missouri Southern
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
1
2 King College Bristol, Tenn. Conf. Carolinas
2
3 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
6
4 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
3
5 Augusta State Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
4
6 Clayton State Morrow, Ga. Peach Belt
NR
7 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
7
8 Belmont Abbey Belmont, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
NR
9 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. SAC
9
10 GCSU Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Queens (N.C.), 2010: Queens (N.C.), 2009: Queens (N.C.)
       
         
WEST Region (5 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
1
2 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
2
3 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
3
4 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
5
5 Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. GNAC
4
6 San Francisco State San Francisco, Calif. CCAA
6
7 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
8
8 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
9
9 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
7
10 Northwest Nazarene Nampa, Idaho GNAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Alaska Anchorage, 2010: Alaska Anchorage, 2009: Chico State

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2012 Week #1 — September 18

national rankings release: September 19
next Regional release: September 25
         
ATLANTIC Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
2
3 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
3
4 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
9
5 Mansfield Mansfield, Pa. PSAC
5
6 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. WVIAC
10
7 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
4
8 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
7
9 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
8
10 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. WVIAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Shippensburg, 2010: Shippensburg, 2009: Shippensburg, 2008: Shippensburg
       
         
CENTRAL Region (5 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
1
2 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
2
3 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
6
4 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
3
5 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
NR
6 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
5
7 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
7
8 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
4
9 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
NR
10 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Western State, 2010: Adams State, 2009: Adams State, 2008: Adams State
       
         
EAST Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
1
2 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
2
3 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
8
4 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
3
5 UMass Lowell Lowell, Mass. Northeast-10
4
6 Saint Anselm Goffstown, N.H. Northeast-10
6
7 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
5
8 Saint Rose Albany, N.Y. Northeast-10
NR
9 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
7
10 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Stonehill, 2010: Stonehill, 2009: Stonehill
       
         
MIDWEST Region (5 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. GLIAC
1
2 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
2
3 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
6
4 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
7
5 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
3
6 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
NR
7 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
9
8 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
4
9 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. GLVC
NR
10 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
5
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Grand Valley State, 2010: Grand Valley State, 2009: Grand Valley State
       
         
SOUTH Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Tampa Tampa, Florida Sunshine
1
2 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
2
3 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
3
4 Delta State Cleveland, Miss. Gulf South
5
5 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
4
6 Palm Beach Atlantic West Palm Beach, Fla. Independent (D-II)
7
7 West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. Gulf South
6
8 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
8
9 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
NR
10 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Tampa, 2010: Tampa, 2009: Tampa
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region (5 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Adams State Alamosa, Colo. RMAC
1
2 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
2
3 Midwestern State Wichita Falls, Texas Lone Star
3
4 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
5
5 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
6
6 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
NR
7 Regis (Colo.) Denver, Colo. RMAC
4
8 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
NR
9 Angelo State San Angelo, Texas Lone Star
7
10 New Mexico Highlands Las Vegas, N.M. RMAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Midwestern State, 2010: Pittsburg State, 2009: Missouri Southern
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
5
2 Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
1
3 King College Bristol, Tenn. Conf. Carolinas
2
4 Clayton State Morrow, Ga. Peach Belt
3
5 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
4
6 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
10
7 GCSU Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
NR
8 Augusta State Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
6
9 Montevallo Montevallo, Ala. Peach Belt
9
10 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. SAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Queens (N.C.), 2010: Queens (N.C.), 2009: Columbus State
       
         
WEST Region (5 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
1
2 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
2
3 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
3
4 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
6
5 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
5
6 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
4
7 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
9
8 Cal State Stanislaus Turlock, Calif. CCAA
10
9 Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska GNAC
8
10 Cal State LA Los Angeles, Calif. CCAA
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Alaska Anchorage, 2010: Alaska Anchorage, 2009: Alaska Anchorage