DI Regional Cross Country Rankings: 2012 Week #4

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

October 1, 2012   

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NEW ORLEANS – A heavy weekend of competition has yielded several changes to the USTFCCCA Regional Rankings for NCAA Division I cross country. The regional rankers from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) have moved women’s teams Cornell (Northeast), William and Mary (Southeast), and Arizona (West) to No. 1 spots. In addition, Eastern Kentucky’s men are now the new top team in the Southeast region.

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Cross Country Regional Rankings / National Polls Central

Current No. 1 teams by region as selected by regional representatives: Wisconsin (Great Lakes), Princeton (Mid-Atlantic), Oklahoma State (Midwest), BYU (Mountain), Iona (Northeast), Florida State (South), Texas (South Central), Eastern Kentucky (Southeast), Portland (West). Top women’s teams by region: Michigan (Great Lakes), Georgetown (Mid-Atlantic), Iowa State (Midwest), Weber State (Mountain), Cornell (Northeast), Florida State (South), Arkansas (South Central), William and Mary (Southeast), Arizona (West).

New to the regional rankings for the first time this year: MEN – Temple (Mid-Atlantic), Nebraska (Midwest), Marist (Northeast), UMass (Northeast), UC Irvine (West); WOMEN – Lehigh (Mid-Atlantic), Quinnipiac (Northeast), UC Santa Barabara (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.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2012 Week #4 — October 1

national poll release: October 2
next regional release: October 15 (next week off)
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
1
2 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. Big East
3
3 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten
4
4 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
2
5 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Big Ten
6
6 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
7
7 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
5
8 Indiana State Terre Haute, Ind. Missouri Valley
9
9 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Atlantic 10
8
10 Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Big East
15
11 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
10
12 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
11
13 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
12
14 Akron Akron, Ohio Mid-American
NR
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
Last Week
1 Princeton Princeton, N.J. Ivy
1
2 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
3
3 Georgetown Washington, D.C. Big East
2
4 Penn State State College, Pa. Big Ten
4
5 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
5
6 Lehigh Bethlehem, Pa. Patriot
11
7 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
8
8 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
7
9 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
6
10 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
9
11 American Washington, D.C. Patriot
10
12 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
12
13 Temple Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
NR
14 NJIT Newark, N.J. Great West
14
15 Marshall Huntington, W. Va. Conference USA
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Georgetown, 2010: Princeton, 2009: Georgetown, 2008: Georgetown, 2007: Georgetown
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Big 12
1
2 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. Big 12
2
3 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. Conference USA
4
4 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
3
5 Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC
6
6 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
7
7 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
5
8 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
8
9 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
10
10 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
9
11 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Horizon
11
12 South Dakota State Brookings, S.D. Summit League
12
13 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
13
14 Kansas City Kansas City, Mo. Summit League
NR
15 Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. Big Ten
NR
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
Last Week
1 BYU Provo, Utah West Coast
1
2 Colorado Boulder, Colo. Pac-12
3
3 Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. Big Sky
4
4 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Mountain West
2
5 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
6
6 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
5
7 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
7
8 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
8
9 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
9
10 Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah Big Sky
11
11 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Big 12
14
12 UTEP El Paso,Texas Conference USA
12
13 Utah Valley Orem, Utah Great West
15
14 Utah State Logan, Utah WAC
10
15 New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M. WAC
13
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: BYU, 2010: New Mexico, 2009: BYU, 2008: Colorado, 2007: Colorado
       
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
1
2 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. Big East
2
3 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
3
4 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
5
5 Providence Providence, R.I. Big East
4
6 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
6
7 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
10
8 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
8
9 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
7
10 Boston University Boston, Mass. America East
9
11 Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. ACC
11
12 Buffalo Buffalo, N.Y. Mid-American
12
13 Marist Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
NR
14 Army West Point, N.Y. Patriot
13
15 UMass Amherst, Mass. Atlantic 10
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Syracuse, 2010: Syracuse, 2009: Syracuse, 2008: Iona, 2007: Iona
       
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. ACC
1
2 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
2
3 Florida Gainesville, Fla. SEC
3
4 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
4
5 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
5
6 East Tennessee State Johnson City, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
10
7 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
7
8 Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. Atlantic Sun
8
9 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
6
10 Memphis Memphis, Tenn. Conference USA
11
11 Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn. Sun Belt
NR
12 Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. Southern
12
13 Mercer Macon, Ga. Atlantic Sun
14
14 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. SEC
9
15 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
13
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Florida State, 2010: Alabama, 2009: Alabama, 2008: Alabama, 2007: Alabama
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Texas Austin, Texas Big 12
1
2 Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. SEC
3
3 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
2
4 McNeese State Lake Charles, La. Southland
7
5 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
5
5 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
4
7 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas WAC
11
8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
6
9 UTSA San Antonio, Texas WAC
8
10 Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. Southland
14
11 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
9
12 Houston Houston, Texas Conference USA
10
13 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
12
14 Sam Houston State Huntsville, Texas Southland
15
15 Ark.-Little Rock Little Rock, Ark. Sun Belt
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Texas, 2010: Arkansas, 2009: Arkansas, 2008: Texas A&M, 2007: Arkansas
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
2
2 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
7
3 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
3
4 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
1
5 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
5
6 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
8
7 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
4
8 Louisville Louisville, Ky. Big East
6
9 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
10
10 George Mason Fairfax, Va. Colonial
9
11 Davidson Davidson, N.C. Southern
NR
12 Appalachian State Boone, N.C. Southern
12
13 High Point High Point, N.C. Big South
14
14 Liberty Lynchburg, Va. Big South
13
15 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
15
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
Last Week
1 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
1
2 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
2
3 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Pac-12
4
4 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
3
5 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
6
6 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
7
7 Washington State Pullman, Wash. Pac-12
9
8 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
10
9 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
5
10 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
8
11 Gonzaga Spokane, Wash. West Coast
14
12 San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. West Coast
13
13 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Big West
12
14 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
11
15 UC Irvine Irvine, Calif. Big West
NR
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 Week #4 — October 1

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