DII Regional Cross Country Rankings: 2012 Week #2

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

September 25, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week two regional rankings for the NCAA Division II 2012 season.

PDF: Regional Rankings Summary | Week-by-Week

Cross Country Regional Rankings / National Polls Central

New teams to the regional top ten include Philadelphia (men’s East), Northern Michigan (women’s Midwest), Valdosta State (women’s South), Humboldt State (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).

NOTE: Week one rankings were used for the South Central region as updated rankings were not reported.

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 #2 — September 25

national rankings release: September 26
next Regional release: October 2
         
ATLANTIC Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
2
3 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
3
4 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
4
5 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. WVIAC
5
6 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
6
7 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
7
8 West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon, W.Va. WVIAC
8
9 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. WVIAC
9
10 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
10
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
2
3 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
3
4 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
4
5 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
5
6 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
6
7 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
7
8 Neb.-Kearney Kearney, Neb. MIAA
8
9 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
9
10 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
10
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
5
6 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
6
7 LIU Post Brookville, N.Y. East Coast
8
8 Wilmington (Del.) New Castle, Del. CACC
10
9 Felician Lodi, N.J. CACC
7
10 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. 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
4
5 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
5
6 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
6
7 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
7
8 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. GLVC
8
9 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
9
10 Drury Springfield, Mo. GLVC
10
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
3
4 West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. Gulf South
9
5 Morehouse Atlanta, Ga. SIAC
5
6 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
8
7 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
4
8 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
6
9 Tampa Tampa, Florida Sunshine
7
10 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
10
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
8
9 Angelo State San Angelo, Texas Lone Star
9
10 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
10
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 Augusta State Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
5
4 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
3
5 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
4
6 Clayton State Morrow, Ga. Peach Belt
6
7 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
7
8 Belmont Abbey Belmont, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
8
9 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. SAC
9
10 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
10
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
4
5 Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. GNAC
5
6 San Francisco State San Francisco, Calif. CCAA
6
7 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
7
8 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
8
9 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
9
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 #2 — September 25

national rankings release: September 26
next Regional release: October 2
         
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
4
5 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. WVIAC
6
6 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
7
7 Mansfield Mansfield, Pa. PSAC
5
8 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
8
9 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
9
10 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. WVIAC
10
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
3
4 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
4
5 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
5
6 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
6
7 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
7
8 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
8
9 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
9
10 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
10
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
3
4 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
4
5 UMass Lowell Lowell, Mass. Northeast-10
5
6 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
7
7 Saint Anselm Goffstown, N.H. Northeast-10
6
8 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
9
9 Saint Rose Albany, N.Y. Northeast-10
8
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
3
4 Northern Michigan Marquette, Mich. GLIAC
NR
5 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
4
6 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
5
7 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
6
8 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
7
9 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
8
10 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. GLVC
9
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 Georgia Carrollton, Ga. Gulf South
7
4 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
3
5 Delta State Cleveland, Miss. Gulf South
4
6 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
5
7 Palm Beach Atlantic West Palm Beach, Fla. Independent
6
8 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
8
9 Valdosta State Valdosta, Ga. Gulf South
NR
10 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
10
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
4
5 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
5
6 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
6
7 Regis (Colo.) Denver, Colo. RMAC
7
8 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
8
9 Angelo State San Angelo, Texas Lone Star
9
10 New Mexico Highlands Las Vegas, N.M. RMAC
10
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
1
2 Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
2
3 King College Bristol, Tenn. Conf. Carolinas
3
4 Clayton State Morrow, Ga. Peach Belt
4
5 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
5
6 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
6
7 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
7
8 Montevallo Montevallo, Ala. Peach Belt
9
9 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. SAC
10
10 Wingate Wingate, 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
4
5 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
5
6 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
7
7 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
6
8 Cal State Stanislaus Turlock, Calif. CCAA
8
9 Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska GNAC
9
10 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Alaska Anchorage, 2010: Alaska Anchorage, 2009: Alaska Anchorage