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

By Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA

October 23, 2012   

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released week six regional rankings for the NCAA Division II 2012 season. Conference championships in the previous weekend have resulted in shifting among the region ranks. This update is the final regular season to the regional rankings as NCAA Regional Championships are next on the docket for Division II schools beginning on November 3.

Clayton State’s women is the new No. 1 team in the Southeast region. All other No. 1 teams retained their top-ranked status in their respective regions.

PDF: Regional Rankings Summary | Week-by-Week

Cross Country Regional Rankings / National Polls 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), Clayton State (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 #6 — October 23 (Pre-Regional)

national rankings release: October 24
next regional release: (none)
         
ATLANTIC Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
1
2 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
3
3 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
2
4 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. WVIAC
7
5 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
5
6 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
4
7 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
8
8 West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon, W.Va. WVIAC
10
9 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. WVIAC
6
10 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
NR
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 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
5
3 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
3
4 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
4
5 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
2
6 Neb.-Kearney Kearney, Neb. MIAA
7
7 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
6
8 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
NR
9 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
8
10 East Central (Okla.) Ada, Okla. Great American
NR
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 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
3
3 UMass Lowell Lowell, Mass. Northeast-10
2
4 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
4
5 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
5
6 Wilmington (Del.) New Castle, Del. CACC
7
7 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
6
8 Felician Lodi, N.J. CACC
8
9 Saint Rose Albany, N.Y. Northeast-10
10
10 LIU Post Brookville, N.Y. East Coast
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 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
3
4 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
4
5 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
8
6 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
5
7 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
6
8 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
7
9 Tiffin Tiffin, Ohio GLIAC
9
10 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. 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 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
7
3 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
3
4 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
4
5 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
8
6 Tampa Tampa, Florida Sunshine
6
7 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
2
8 Morehouse Atlanta, Ga. SIAC
5
9 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
9
10 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
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 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
7
7 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
NR
8 New Mexico Highlands Las Vegas, N.M. RMAC
6
9 Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas Lone Star
9
10 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
8
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 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
5
3 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
3
4 King College Bristol, Tenn. Conf. Carolinas
2
5 Augusta State Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
4
6 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
6
7 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. SAC
7
8 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
10
9 Belmont Abbey Belmont, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
8
10 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
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 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
5
5 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
7
6 Montana St.-Billings Billings, Mont. GNAC
NR
7 Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. GNAC
4
8 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
8
9 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
9
10 San Francisco State San Francisco, Calif. CCAA
6
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 #6 — October 23 (Pre-Regional)

national rankings release: October 24
next regional release: (none)
         
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 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
6
6 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. WVIAC
10
7 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. WVIAC
5
8 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
7
9 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
9
10 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
NR
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 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
3
3 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
2
4 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
6
5 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
5
6 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
7
7 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
4
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
3
4 Saint Rose Albany, N.Y. Northeast-10
6
5 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
5
6 UMass Lowell Lowell, Mass. Northeast-10
9
7 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
7
8 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
NR
9 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
4
10 St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. East Coast
NR
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 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
4
4 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
3
5 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
7
6 Northern Michigan Marquette, Mich. GLIAC
8
7 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
5
8 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
6
9 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. GLVC
NR
10 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
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 Tampa Tampa, Florida Sunshine
1
2 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
3
3 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
2
4 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
4
5 West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. Gulf South
5
6 Palm Beach Atlantic West Palm Beach, Fla. Independent (D-II)
6
7 Delta State Cleveland, Miss. Gulf South
7
8 Rollins Winter Park, Fla. Sunshine
NR
9 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
NR
10 Valdosta State Valdosta, Ga. Gulf South
8
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 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
6
4 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
5
5 Midwestern State Wichita Falls, Texas Lone Star
3
6 Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas Lone Star
7
7 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
4
8 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
9
9 Angelo State San Angelo, Texas Lone Star
NR
10 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
NR
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 Clayton State Morrow, Ga. Peach Belt
2
2 King College Bristol, Tenn. Conf. Carolinas
4
3 Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
1
4 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
3
5 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. SAC
6
6 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
5
7 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
7
8 Anderson (S.C.) Anderson, S.C. SAC
NR
9 Montevallo Montevallo, Ala. Peach Belt
9
10 Mars Hill Mars Hill, 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 Cal State Stanislaus Turlock, Calif. CCAA
8
6 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
5
7 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
7
8 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
6
9 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
10
10 Cal State LA Los Angeles, Calif. CCAA
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Alaska Anchorage, 2010: Alaska Anchorage, 2009: Alaska Anchorage