MIT & Wabash Men Take Control of Regions in Newest Division III Regional Rankings

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

September 24, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS – On a week where the other two NCAA Divisions’ regional rankings were quiet, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III Regional Rankings released Tuesday are anything but with new teams atop two of the men’s regions.

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The MIT men engineered a dominant and decisive win over a trio of national top-35 teams — including No. 5 Bowdoin — to catapult from No. 6 to No. 1 in the men’s New England Region, while Wabash took control of the Great Lakes Region from Calvin.

MIT placed its top five runners within the top 13 at the Southern Maine Invitational for a team score of 37 to national No. 7  Bates’ 85, No. 5 Bowdoin’s 86 and No. 11 Tufts’ 95.

Wabash won the "Little State" division of the Indiana Intercollegiate with a score of 42 to defeat Division II’s Indianapolis by three points and the nearest DIII school, Manchester, by 33 points.

In the Atlantic Region, SUNY Cortland regained sole control of the top spot in the region from NYU, though NYU holds the advantage in first-place votes – 7 to 4.

Carleton’s men round out the big moves in the DIII Regional Rankings, leaping four spots from No. 6 to No. 2 in the Central Region.

By comparison, the women’s regions were much less active. Carleton’s women joined the men at No. 2 in the Central Region after overtaking St. Olaf for the most significant move of the week. The Oles fell one spot to No. 3 despite a National Athlete of the Week performance by freshman Noelle Olson.

While the NYU men fell one spot out of a tie at the top to No. 2 in the Atlantic Region, the NYU women improved one position to No. 3 and earned one of the region’s first-place votes.

NCAA Division III Regionals will be held Sunday, November 16. More information can be found at Regional Championships Central.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2013 Week #2 — September 24

national poll release: September 25
next regional release: October 1
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
2 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
1
3 Rochester Rochester, N.Y. UAA
3
4 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
5
5 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
4
6 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
6
7 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
7
8 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
8
9 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
9
10 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: NYU, 2011: St. Lawrence, 2010: SUNY Geneseo, 2009: SUNY Cortland, 2008: SUNY Cortland
       
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
1
2 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
6
3 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
2
4 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
4
5 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
3
6 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
5
7 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
8
8 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
7
9 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
9
10 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. Great Plains
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: St. Olaf, 2011: Nebraska Wesleyan, 2010: Grinnell, 2009: St. Thomas (Minn.)/Nebraska Wesleyan, 2008: Nebraska Wesleyan
       
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Wabash Crawfordsville, Ind. NCAC
2
2 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
1
3 Manchester North Manchester, Ind. HCAC
3
4 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
4
5 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
5
6 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
NR
7 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
6
8 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
7
9 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
8
10 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Calvin, 2011: Calvin, 2010: Calvin, 2009: Calvin, 2008: Calvin
       
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
1
2 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
2
3 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
3
4 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
4
5 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
5
6 Susquehanna Selinsgrove, Pa. Landmark
8
7 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Middle Atlantic
6
8 DeSales Center Valley, Pa. Middle Atlantic
7
9 Muhlenberg Allentown, Pa. Centennial
9
10 Saint Vincent Latrobe, Pa. PAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Haverford, 2011: Haverford, 2010: Haverford, 2009: Allegheny, 2008: Carnegie Mellon
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
1
2 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
2
3 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
3
4 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
4
5 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
5
6 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
6
7 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
7
8 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
8
9 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
9
10 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
10
10 UW-Stout Menominie, Wis. WIAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: North Central (Ill.), 2011: North Central (Ill.), 2010: North Central (Ill.), 2009: North Central (Ill.), 2008: North Central (Ill.)
       
         
NEW ENGLAND Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
6
2 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
1
3 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
3
4 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
2
5 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
4
6 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
5
7 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
9
8 Keene State Keene, N.H. Little East
7
9 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
10
10 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Middlebury, 2011: Williams, 2010: MIT, 2009: Williams, 2008: Williams
       
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
1
2 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
2
3 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
3
4 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
4
5 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
NR
6 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
5
7 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
6
8 UT Tyler Tyler, Texas ASC
7
9 Berry Rome, Ga. SAA
8
10 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Lynchburg, 2011: Lynchburg, 2010: Lynchburg, 2009: Emory, 2008: Centre
       
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
2
3 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
3
4 La Verne La Verne, Calif. SCIAC
5
5 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
4
6 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
6
7 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
9
8 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
7
9 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. SCAC
10
10 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2011: Occidental/Colorado College, 2010: Willamette, 2009: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2008: Whitworth

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2013 Week #2 — September 24

national poll release: September 25
next regional release: October 1
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
1
2 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
2
3 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
4
4 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
3
5 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
5
6 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, N.Y. SUNYAC
NR
7 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
6
8 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
8
9 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
9
10 Rochester Rochester, N.Y. UAA
7
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: St. Lawrence, 2011: St. Lawrence, 2010: St. Lawrence, 2009: St. Lawrence, 2008: SUNY Geneseo
       
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
1
2 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
3
3 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
2
4 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
4
5 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
6
6 St. Scholastica Duluth, Minn. UMAC
NR
7 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
5
8 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
7
9 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
8
10 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. Great Plains
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Wartburg, 2011: Wartburg, 2010: Luther, 2009: Carleton, 2008: Wartburg
       
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
1
2 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
2
3 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
3
4 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
4
5 Kenyon Gambier, Ohio NCAC
5
6 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
6
7 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
7
8 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
8
9 Alma Alma, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
9
10 Manchester North Manchester, Ind. HCAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Hope, 2011: Calvin, 2010: Calvin, 2009: Calvin, 2008: Calvin
       
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
1
2 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
2
3 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Middle Atlantic
3
4 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
4
5 Marywood Scranton, Pa. Colonial States
8
6 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
5
7 Gettysburg Gettysburg, Pa. Centennial
6
8 Lebanon Valley Annville, Pa. Middle Atlantic
7
9 Penn State Behrend Erie, Pa. AMCC
9
10 Muhlenberg Allentown, Pa. Centennial
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Johns Hopkins, 2011: Johns Hopkins, 2010: Johns Hopkins, 2009: Johns Hopkins, 2008: Johns Hopkins
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
1
2 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
2
3 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
3
4 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
4
5 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
5
6 UW-River Falls River Falls, Wis. WIAC
6
7 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
7
8 St. Norbert De Pere, Wis. Midwest Conference
8
9 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
9
10 Aurora Aurora, Ill. NACC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: UW-Eau Claire, 2011: Washington (Mo.), 2010: UW-Eau Claire, 2009: UW-Eau Claire, 2008: UW-Eau Claire
       
         
NEW ENGLAND Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
1
2 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
2
3 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
3
4 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
6
5 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
4
6 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
5
7 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
10
8 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
NR
9 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
NR
10 Keene State Keene, N.H. Little East
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: MIT, 2011: Middlebury, 2010: Middlebury, 2009: Middlebury/MIT,2008: Middlebury
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
1
2 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
2
3 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
3
4 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
5
5 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
4
6 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
6
7 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
7
8 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
9
9 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
8
10 CUA Washington, D.C. Landmark
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Trinity (Texas), 2011: Emory, 2010: Rhodes, 2009: Rhodes, 2008: Trinity (Texas)
       
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
2 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
2
3 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
3
4 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
4
5 Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks, Calif. SCIAC
5
6 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
6
7 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
7
8 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
9
9 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
NR
10 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. SCAC
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2011: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2010: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2009: Whitworth, 2008: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps