DIII Regional Cross Country Rankings: Week 1

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

September 11, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week one regional rankings for the 2012 NCAA Division III season on Tuesday. New to the top ranks this week is Bates’ men’s squad in the New England region.

Top regional men’s teams include SUNY Geneseo (Atlantic), St. Olaf (Central), Calvin (Great Lakes), Haverford (Mideast), North Central (Ill.) (Midwest), Bates (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 — September 11

national poll release: September 12
next regional release: Tuesday, September 18
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
2 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
2
3 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
3
4 Rochester Rochester, N.Y. UAA
5
5 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
4
6 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
6
7 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
7
8 SUNY Fredonia Fredonia, N.Y. SUNYAC
10
9 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
9
10 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
8
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
Last Week
1 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
1
2 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
2
3 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
6
4 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
3
5 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. Great Plains
5
6 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
NR
7 Bethel (Minn.) Arden Hills, Minn. MIAC
4
8 Hamline Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
7
9 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
8
10 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest
10
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
Last Week
1 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. MIAA
1
2 Wabash Crawfordsville, Ind. NCAC
2
3 Manchester North Manchester, Ind. HCAC
3
4 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
7
5 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
8
6 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
9
7 Hope Holland, Mich. MIAA
5
8 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
10
9 Albion Albion, Mich. MIAA
4
10 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Calvin, 2010: Calvin, 2009: Calvin, 2008: Calvin, 2007: Calvin
       
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
1
2 Allegheny Meadville, Pa. NCAC
2
3 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
4
4 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
3
5 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
5
6 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Middle Atlantic
6
7 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
7
8 DeSales Center Valley, Pa. Middle Atlantic
10
9 Gwynedd-Mercy Gwynedd Valley, Pa. Colonial States
8
10 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Haverford, 2010: Haverford, 2009: Allegheny, 2008: Carnegie Mellon, 2007: Haverford
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
1
2 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
3
3 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
2
4 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
8
5 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
4
6 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
5
7 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
6
8 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
9
9 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
7
10 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
10
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
Last Week
1 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
2
2 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
1
3 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
3
4 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
4
5 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
6
6 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
5
7 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
8
8 Wesleyan (Conn.) Middletown, Conn. NESCAC
7
9 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
10
10 Springfield (Mass.) Springfield, Mass. NEWMAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Williams, 2010: MIT, 2009: Williams, 2008: Williams, 2007: Amherst
       
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
1
2 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
2
3 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
3
4 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
4
5 UT Tyler Tyler, Texas ASC
5
6 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
6
7 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
7
8 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. USA South
8
9 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
9
10 Roanoke Salem, Va. ODAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Lynchburg, 2010: Lynchburg, 2009: Emory, 2008: Centre, 2007: Rhodes/Emory
       
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
2 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest
2
3 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
3
4 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
4
5 George Fox Newberg, Ore. Northwest
NR
6 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent
10
7 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
8
8 La Verne La Verne, Calif. SCIAC
6
9 Pacific (Ore.) Forest Grove, Ore. Northwest
7
10 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. SCAC
9
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 — September 11

national poll release: September 12
next regional release: Tuesday, September 18
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
2 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
2
3 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
6
3 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
3
5 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
4
6 Plattsburgh State Plattsburgh, N.Y. SUNYAC
8
7 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
5
8 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
NR
9 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
7
10 Rochester Rochester, N.Y. UAA
NR
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
Last Week
1 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
1
2 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
2
3 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
3
4 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
5
5 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
4
6 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. Great Plains
6
7 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
9
8 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest
8
9 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
7
10 Concordia Moorhead Moorhead, Minn. MIAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Wartburg, 2010: Luther, 2009: Carleton, 2008: Wartburg, 2007: Luther
       
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. MIAA
1
2 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
5
3 Hope Holland, Mich. MIAA
4
4 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
3
5 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
2
6 Alma Alma, Mich. MIAA
NR
7 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
NR
8 Denison Granville, Ohio NCAC
NR
9 Baldwin-Wallace Berea, Ohio OAC
6
10 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Calvin, 2010: Calvin, 2009: Calvin, 2008: Calvin, 2007: Calvin
       
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
1
2 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
3
3 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
5
4 Grove City Grove City, Pa. PAC
4
5 Gettysburg Gettysburg, Pa. Centennial
8
6 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Middle Atlantic
2
7 Muhlenberg Allentown, Pa. Centennial
6
8 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
7
9 Allegheny Meadville, Pa. NCAC
10
10 Marywood Scranton, Pa. Colonial States
9
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
Last Week
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
4
5 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
5
6 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
6
7 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
7
8 Carthage Kenosha, Wis. CCIW
8
9 Aurora Aurora, Ill. NorthernAC
NR
10 Monmouth (Ill.) Monmouth, Ill. Midwest
9
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
Last Week
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 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
8
8 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
NR
9 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
9
9 Keene State Keene, N.H. Little East
7
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Middlebury, 2010: Middlebury, 2009: MIT/Middlebury2008: Middlebury, 2007: Amherst
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
1
2 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
2
3 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
3
4 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
4
5 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. USA South
5
6 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
7
7 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
6
8 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
9
9 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
NR
10 Univ. of the South Sewanee, Tenn. SAA
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Emory, 2010: Rhodes, 2009: Rhodes, 2008: Trinity (Texas), 2007: Emory
       
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
2 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest
3
3 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest
4
4 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
7
5 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
2
6 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest
6
7 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest
5
8 Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks, Calif. SCIAC
NR
9 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent
9
10 George Fox Newberg, Ore. Northwest
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2010: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2009: Whitworth, 2008: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2007: Willamette