DII Regional Cross Country Rankings: 2012 Week #4

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

October 9, 2012   

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NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week three regional rankings for the NCAA Division II 2012 season. The No. 1 teams from the previous week remained unchanged from the previous week.

PDF: Regional Rankings Summary | Week-by-Week

Cross Country Regional Rankings / National Polls Central

New teams to the regional top ten include Missouri S&T’s men (Midwest), Saint Leo’s men (South), and Texas A&M-Commerce’s men (South Central).

The No. 1 men’s teams by region are: Edinboro (Atlantic), Augustana (S.D.) (Central), Stonehill (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 #4 — October 9

national rankings release: October 10
next regional release: October 16
         
ATLANTIC Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
2
3 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
3
4 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
4
5 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
6
6 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. WVIAC
9
7 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. WVIAC
5
8 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
7
9 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
8
10 West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon, W.Va. WVIAC
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 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
3
3 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
2
4 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
5
5 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
4
6 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
7
7 Neb.-Kearney Kearney, Neb. MIAA
6
8 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
8
9 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
9
10 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
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 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
1
2 UMass Lowell Lowell, Mass. Northeast-10
2
3 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
4
4 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
3
5 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
5
6 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
6
7 Wilmington (Del.) New Castle, Del. CACC
7
8 Felician Lodi, N.J. CACC
8
9 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
9
10 Saint Rose Albany, N.Y. Northeast-10
10
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 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
3
4 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
4
5 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
5
6 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
6
7 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
7
8 Tiffin Tiffin, Ohio GLIAC
8
9 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
9
10 Missouri S&T Rolla, 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 Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
2
3 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
6
4 Morehouse Atlanta, Ga. SIAC
5
5 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
7
6 Tampa Tampa, Florida Sunshine
8
7 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
4
8 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
3
9 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
NR
10 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
NR
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 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
9
8 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
7
9 Angelo State San Angelo, Texas Lone Star
10
10 Texas A&M-Commerce Commerce, 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 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
3
4 Augusta State Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
4
5 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
5
6 Clayton State Morrow, Ga. Peach Belt
6
7 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
7
8 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
8
9 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
10
10 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. SAC
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 Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. GNAC
4
5 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
5
6 San Francisco State San Francisco, Calif. CCAA
6
7 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
7
8 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
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 #4 — October 9

national rankings release: October 10
next regional release: October 16
         
ATLANTIC Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
2
3 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
3
4 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
4
5 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. WVIAC
5
6 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
6
7 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
7
8 Mansfield Mansfield, Pa. PSAC
8
9 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, 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 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
3
4 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
5
5 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
6
6 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
4
7 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
7
8 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
8
9 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
9
10 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
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 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
2
3 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
NR
4 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
3
5 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
4
6 Saint Rose Albany, N.Y. Northeast-10
7
7 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
6
8 Saint Anselm Goffstown, N.H. Northeast-10
8
9 UMass Lowell Lowell, Mass. Northeast-10
5
10 LIU Post Brookville, N.Y. East Coast
9
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 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
3
4 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
5
5 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
6
6 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
4
7 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
7
8 Northern Michigan Marquette, Mich. GLIAC
8
9 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
NR
10 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
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 Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
5
4 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
4
5 Palm Beach Atlantic West Palm Beach, Fla. Independent (D-II)
6
6 Delta State Cleveland, Miss. Gulf South
7
7 Valdosta State Valdosta, Ga. Gulf South
8
8 West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. Gulf South
3
9 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
NR
10 North Alabama Florence, Ala. Gulf South
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
4
5 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
5
6 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
6
7 Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas Lone Star
7
8 Eastern New Mexico Portales, N.M. Lone Star
8
9 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
9
10 Regis (Colo.) Denver, Colo. 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 Clayton State Morrow, Ga. Peach Belt
3
4 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
4
5 King College Bristol, Tenn. Conf. Carolinas
5
6 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
6
7 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
7
8 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. SAC
8
9 Montevallo Montevallo, Ala. Peach Belt
9
10 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
10
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 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
5
6 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
7
7 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
6
8 Cal State Stanislaus Turlock, Calif. CCAA
8
9 Cal State LA Los Angeles, Calif. CCAA
NR
10 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Alaska Anchorage, 2010: Alaska Anchorage, 2009: Alaska Anchorage