DI Regional Cross Country Rankings: 2012 Week 6 (Pre-Regional)

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

October 29, 2012   

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NEW ORLEANS – The final regular-season regional rankings for NCAA Division I cross country have been released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The rankings come just hours after the final conference championships of the season and are the last evaluations of the NCAA landscape before regional championships that will be held Friday, November 2.

Wisconsin’s men once again gained top-billing as the team to beat in the Great Lakes region in the latest rankings. On the women’s side, Oregon is the new No. 1 team in the West.

PDF: Regional Rankings Summary | Week-by-Week

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), Colorado (Mountain), Iona (Northeast), Florida State (South), Texas (South Central), Eastern Kentucky (Southeast), Stanford (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), Duke (Southeast), Oregon (West).

New to the regional rankings for the first time this year: MEN – South Dakota (Midwest), Florida Gulf Coast (South); WOMEN — Pittsburgh (Mid-Atlantic).

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 #6 — October 29 (Pre-Regional)

national poll release: October 30
next regional release: FINAL, NCAA Regional Championships (November 9)
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
3
2 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten
1
3 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
2
4 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. Big East
5
5 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
4
6 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Big Ten
7
7 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Atlantic 10
6
8 Indiana State Terre Haute, Ind. Missouri Valley
8
9 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
10
10 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
11
11 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
9
12 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
12
13 Akron Akron, Ohio Mid-American
14
14 Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Big East
13
15 Marquette Milwaukee, Wis. Big East
NR
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 Georgetown Washington, D.C. Big East
3
3 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
2
4 Penn State State College, Pa. Big Ten
4
5 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
7
6 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
5
7 Lehigh Bethlehem, Pa. Patriot
6
8 Temple Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
13
9 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
9
10 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
8
11 American Washington, D.C. Patriot
11
12 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
12
13 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
10
14 NJIT Newark, N.J. Great West
14
15 Rider Lawrenceville, N.J. Metro Atlantic
NR
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
3
4 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
7
5 Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC
8
6 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
5
7 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
4
8 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
6
9 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
9
10 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Horizon
11
11 South Dakota State Brookings, S.D. Summit League
12
12 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
13
13 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
10
14 Eastern Illinois Charleston, Ill. Ohio Valley
15
15 South Dakota Vermillion, S.D. Summit League
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 Colorado Boulder, Colo. Pac-12
1
2 BYU Provo, Utah West Coast
2
3 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Mountain West
3
4 Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. Big Sky
4
5 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
5
6 UTEP El Paso,Texas Conference USA
6
7 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
9
8 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Big 12
12
9 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
10
10 Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah Big Sky
11
11 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
8
12 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
7
13 Utah Valley Orem, Utah Great West
13
14 Utah State Logan, Utah WAC
14
15 New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M. WAC
15
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
3
3 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
2
4 Providence Providence, R.I. Big East
6
5 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
5
6 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
10
7 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
4
8 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
7
9 Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. ACC
8
10 Boston University Boston, Mass. America East
9
11 Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y. America East
NR
12 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
11
13 Buffalo Buffalo, N.Y. Mid-American
12
14 Marist Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
13
15 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. America East
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 East Tennessee State Johnson City, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
6
5 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
4
6 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
10
7 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
5
8 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
7
9 Florida A&M Tallahassee, Fla. MEAC
8
10 Memphis Memphis, Tenn. Conference USA
9
11 Kennesaw State Kennesaw, Ga. Atlantic Sun
11
12 Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. Southern
12
13 Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn. Sun Belt
13
14 Florida Gulf Coast Fort Myers, Fla. Atlantic Sun
NR
15 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. SEC
NR
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
2
3 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
3
4 McNeese State Lake Charles, La. Southland
4
5 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
5
6 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas WAC
8
7 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
6
8 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
9
9 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
7
10 Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. Southland
10
11 UTSA San Antonio, Texas WAC
11
12 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
12
13 Ark.-Little Rock Little Rock, Ark. Sun Belt
14
14 North Texas Denton, Texas Sun Belt
13
15 Houston Houston, Texas Conference USA
15
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
1
2 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
3
3 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
6
4 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
8
5 Louisville Louisville, Ky. Big East
4
6 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
5
7 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
2
8 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
7
9 George Mason Fairfax, Va. Colonial
11
10 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
9
11 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
10
12 Appalachian State Boone, N.C. Southern
NR
13 Liberty Lynchburg, Va. Big South
14
14 High Point High Point, N.C. Big South
NR
15 UNCG Greensboro, N.C. Southern
12
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 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
1
2 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
4
3 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Pac-12
2
4 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
5
5 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
3
6 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
6
7 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
8
8 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
10
9 Washington State Pullman, Wash. Pac-12
7
10 Gonzaga Spokane, Wash. West Coast
12
11 San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. West Coast
14
12 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
11
13 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
9
14 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Big West
13
15 UC Irvine Irvine, Calif. Big West
15
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 #6 — October 29 (Pre-Regional)

national poll release: October 30
next regional release: FINAL, NCAA Regional Championships (November 9)
         
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
3
5 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
5
6 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Atlantic 10
6
7 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
7
8 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
9
9 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
8
10 Ohio Athens, Ohio Mid-American
10
11 Marquette Milwaukee, Wis. Big East
12
12 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
11
13 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
15
14 Xavier Cincinnati, Ohio Atlantic 10
14
15 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
13
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
2
3 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
3
4 West Virginia Morgantown, W. Va. Big 12
5
5 Princeton Princeton, N.J. Ivy
4
6 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
7
7 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
6
8 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
9
9 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
10
10 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
8
11 Delaware Newark, Del. Colonial
11
12 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
14
13 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. Big East
NR
14 Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. Big East
13
15 Maryland College Park, Md. ACC
12
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 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. Conference USA
6
5 Northwestern Evanston, Ill. Big Ten
4
6 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
10
7 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
5
8 North Dakota State Fargo, N.D. Summit League
9
9 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
7
10 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
8
11 Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. Big 12
12
12 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
NR
13 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Horizon
13
14 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
15
15 Saint Louis St. Louis, Mo. Atlantic 10
14
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 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
8
5 Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah Big Sky
5
6 BYU Provo, Utah West Coast
4
7 Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Pac-12
6
8 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
7
9 Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. Big Sky
9
10 Utah State Logan, Utah WAC
12
11 New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M. WAC
10
12 Utah Valley Orem, Utah Great West
11
13 Nevada Reno, Nevada Mountain West
14
14 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
13
15 Idaho State Pocatello, Idaho Big Sky
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
1
2 Connecticut Storrs, Conn. Big East
4
3 Providence Providence, R.I. Big East
2
4 Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. ACC
5
5 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
7
6 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
8
7 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. Big East
6
8 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
3
9 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
10
10 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
9
11 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
11
12 Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y. America East
13
13 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. America East
12
14 Quinnipiac Hamden, Conn. Northeast
NR
15 Sacred Heart Fairfield, Conn. Northeast
14
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 Florida Gainesville, Fla. SEC
3
3 Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. SEC
2
4 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. SEC
5
5 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
4
6 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
9
7 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
14
8 Georgia State Atlanta, Ga. Sun Belt
12
9 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
8
10 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC
6
11 Samford Birmingham, Ala. Southern
10
12 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
11
13 North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. Atlantic Sun
13
14 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
7
15 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
15
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
3
4 LSU Baton Rouge, La. SEC
4
5 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
5
6 TCU Fort Worth, Texas Big 12
8
7 UTSA San Antonio, Texas WAC
7
8 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
6
9 Arkansas State Jonesboro, Ark. Sun Belt
10
10 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
11
11 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
9
12 Sam Houston State Huntsville, Texas Southland
12
13 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
NR
14 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
14
15 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas WAC
13
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 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
1
2 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
2
3 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
3
4 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
5
5 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
4
6 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
6
7 Clemson Clemson, S.C. ACC
7
8 James Madison Harrisonburg, Va. Colonial
11
9 South Carolina Columbia, S.C. SEC
8
10 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
NR
11 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
9
12 Appalachian State Boone, N.C. Southern
10
13 Elon Elon, N.C. Southern
12
14 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
NR
15 Liberty Lynchburg, Va. Big South
13
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 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Pac-12
2
2 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
3
3 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
1
4 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
4
5 San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. West Coast
7
6 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
5
7 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
8
8 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
11
9 UC Davis Davis, Calif. Big West
6
10 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
15
11 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
10
12 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
9
13 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Big West
12
14 UC Riverside Riverside, Calif. Big West
14
15 Gonzaga Spokane, Wash. West Coast
13