No Changes at the Top in First Regular-Season Division I Regional Rankings

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

September 16, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS – The status quo held firm atop all of the regions in the first Division I Regional Cross Country Rankings of the regular season, released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), but not without some shuffling behind the top-ranked teams.

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While there weren’t any changes at the very top, both the women’s West Region and the men’s Great Lakes Region start the week with new teams at No. 2 in Arizona and Notre Dame, respectively.

The Arizona women swapped spots with Washington — which learned this week of a season-ending injury to top runner Megan Goethals — in a move that will likely be reflected in tomorrow’s National Coaches Poll. Washington was the national preseason No. 5, while Arizona, which earned a team title at NAU last weekend, came in at No. 7.

The Notre Dame men also traded places with Indiana in the Great Lakes Region as part of chain of rankings re-arrangements that saw six of the top eight squads move around.

Elsewhere around the country, the Rice men and Providence men used strong early season showings to jump to No. 3 in their respective South Central and Northeast regions. Rice defeated a number of Regional rivals at its home Rice Invitational this weekend to jump up three spots in the rankings, while Providence emerged victorious in a head-to-head match-up with No. 18 Columbia to vault up two spots and past the Lions to No. 3.

A pair of women’s teams were also able to climb to No. 3 in their regions in BYU (Mountain) and Florida (South). The Cougars edged out conference rival Portland and No. 24 Weber State for the team title at the Autumn Classic in Provo, Utah, this weekend, while Florida was third at its Mountain Dew Invitational this weekend without its full complement of runners.

Regional Championships will be held Friday, November 15. More details can be found at Regional Championships Central.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2013 Week #1 — September 16

national poll release: September 17
next regional release: September 23
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
1
2 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. ACC
3
3 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
2
4 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Big Ten
5
5 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten
4
6 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
8
7 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Big East
7
8 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
6
9 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
9
10 Indiana State Terre Haute, Ind. Missouri Valley
10
11 Akron Akron, Ohio Mid-American
11
12 Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio American
12
13 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
14
14 Toledo Toledo, Ohio Mid-American
NR
15 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
13
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Wisconsin, 2011: Wisconsin, 2010: Wisconsin, 2009: Wisconsin, 2008: Wisconsin
(Wisconsin has won 11-straight Great Lakes Region titles)
       
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Princeton Princeton, N.J. Ivy
1
2 Georgetown Washington, D.C. Big East
2
3 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
3
4 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
6
5 Penn State State College, Pa. Big Ten
5
6 Lehigh Bethlehem, Pa. Patriot
9
7 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
7
8 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
13
9 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
11
10 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
10
11 American Washington, D.C. Patriot
4
12 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
8
13 UMBC Catonsville, Md. America East
14
14 Rider Lawrenceville, N.J. Metro Atlantic
15
15 Temple Philadelphia, Pa. American
12
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Georgetown, 2011: Georgetown, 2010: Princeton, 2009: Georgetown, 2008: Georgetown
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Big 12
1
2 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. Conference USA
2
3 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
3
4 Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC
4
5 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
5
6 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
6
7 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
9
8 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Missouri Valley
10
9 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
11
10 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. Big 12
7
11 South Dakota State Brookings, S.D. Summit League
12
12 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
8
13 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
NR
14 Bradley Peoria, Ill. Missouri Valley
NR
15 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
14
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Oklahoma/Oklahoma State, 2011: Oklahoma State, 2010: Oklahoma, 2009: Oklahoma State, 2008: Oklahoma State
       
         
MOUNTAIN Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. Big Sky
1
2 Colorado Boulder, Colo. Pac-12
2
3 BYU Provo, Utah West Coast
3
4 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Mountain West
4
5 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
5
6 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
8
7 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
6
8 Utah Valley Orem, Utah WAC
7
9 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
9
10 Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah Big Sky
10
11 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Big 12
11
12 Utah State Logan, Utah Mountain West
12
13 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
13
14 UTEP El Paso,Texas Conference USA
14
15 New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M. WAC
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Northern Arizona, 2011: BYU, 2010: New Mexico, 2009: BYU, 2008: Colorado
       
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. ACC
1
2 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
2
3 Providence Providence, R.I. Big East
5
4 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
3
5 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
4
6 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
6
7 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
7
8 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
8
9 Boston University Boston, Mass. Patriot
9
10 Connecticut Storrs, Conn. American
NR
11 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
14
12 Maine Orono, Maine America East
15
13 UMass Amherst, Mass. Atlantic 10
11
14 Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y. America East
12
15 Central Connecticut State New Britain, Conn. Northeast
13
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Iona, 2011: Syracuse, 2010: Syracuse, 2009: Syracuse, 2008: Iona
       
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Florida Gainesville, Fla. SEC
1
2 Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. ACC
2
3 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
3
4 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
4
5 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
12
6 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
10
7 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
7
8 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
5
9 Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. Southern
6
10 ETSU Johnson City, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
9
11 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
NR
12 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC
13
13 Memphis Memphis, Tenn. American
11
14 Samford Birmingham, Ala. Southern
NR
15 Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn. Conference USA
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Florida State, 2011: Florida State, 2010: Alabama, 2009: Alabama, 2008: Alabama
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. SEC
1
2 Texas Austin, Texas Big 12
2
3 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
6
4 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
3
5 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
8
6 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
4
7 McNeese State Lake Charles, La. Southland
5
8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
7
9 Ark.-Little Rock Little Rock, Ark. Sun Belt
13
10 Houston Houston, Texas American
11
11 Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. Southland
10
12 ULM Monroe, La. Sun Belt
NR
13 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas Sun Belt
9
14 UTSA San Antonio, Texas Conference USA
12
15 North Texas Denton, Texas Conference USA
14
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Texas, 2011: Texas, 2010: Arkansas, 2009: Arkansas, 2008: Texas A&M
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
1
2 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
2
3 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
3
4 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
5
5 Furman Greenville, S.C. Southern
11
6 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
4
7 Louisville Louisville, Ky. American
6
8 High Point High Point, N.C. Big South
NR
9 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
7
10 Liberty Lynchburg, Va. Big South
8
11 Richmond Richmond, Va. Atlantic 10
NR
12 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
12
13 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
9
14 George Mason Fairfax, Va. Atlantic 10
10
15 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
13
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Virginia, 2011: NC State, 2010: William and Mary, 2009: William and Mary, 2008: William and Mary
       
         
WEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
1
2 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
2
3 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Pac-12
3
4 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
6
5 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
4
6 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
9
7 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
5
8 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
11
9 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
7
10 Washington State Pullman, Wash. Pac-12
8
11 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
10
12 Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, Calif. West Coast
NR
13 Gonzaga Spokane, Wash. West Coast
14
14 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Big West
12
15 UC Davis Davis, Calif. Big West
13
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Stanford, 2011: Stanford, 2010: Oregon, 2009: Stanford, 2008: Oregon

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2013 Week #1 — September 16

national poll release: September 17
next regional release: September 23
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Big Ten
1
2 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten
2
3 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. ACC
3
4 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Big East
4
5 Toledo Toledo, Ohio Mid-American
5
6 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
6
7 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
8
8 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
9
9 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
7
10 Ohio Athens, Ohio Mid-American
10
11 Xavier Cincinnati, Ohio Big East
13
12 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
11
13 Dayton Dayton, Ohio Atlantic 10
NR
14 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
12
15 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
14
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Michigan, 2011: Michigan, 2010: Michigan State, 2009: Notre Dame, 2008: Michigan
       
         
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 Princeton Princeton, N.J. Ivy
4
5 West Virginia Morgantown, W. Va. Big 12
5
6 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
6
7 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
7
8 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
8
9 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
9
10 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
10
11 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
11
12 Maryland College Park, Md. ACC
12
13 Delaware Newark, Del. Colonial
13
14 American Washington, D.C. Patriot
NR
15 Monmouth West Long Branch, N.J. Metro Atlantic
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Penn State, 2011: Georgetown/Villanova, 2010: Villanova, 2009: Villanova, 2008: Princeton/West Virginia
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
1
2 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Big 12
2
3 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
3
4 Northwestern Evanston, Ill. Big Ten
5
5 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. Conference USA
4
6 North Dakota State Fargo, N.D. Summit League
6
7 Bradley Peoria, Ill. Missouri Valley
14
8 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
7
9 Saint Louis St. Louis, Mo. Atlantic 10
8
10 Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. Big 12
13
11 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Missouri Valley
11
12 South Dakota Vermillion, S.D. Summit League
15
13 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
9
14 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
10
15 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
12
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Iowa State, 2011: Iowa State, 2010: Iowa State, 2009: Minnesota, 2008: Minnesota
       
         
MOUNTAIN Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Colorado Boulder, Colo. Pac-12
1
2 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Mountain West
2
3 BYU Provo, Utah West Coast
7
4 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
3
5 Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. Big Sky
4
6 Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah Big Sky
5
7 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
8
8 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
6
9 Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Pac-12
9
10 Utah Valley Orem, Utah WAC
10
11 Utah State Logan, Utah Mountain West
11
12 Idaho State Pocatello, Idaho Big Sky
12
13 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
15
14 Nevada Reno, Nevada Mountain West
13
15 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Big 12
14
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Weber State, 2011: New Mexico/Colorado, 2010: New Mexico, 2009: Colorado, 2008: Texas Tech
       
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Providence Providence, R.I. Big East
1
2 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
2
3 Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. ACC
3
4 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. ACC
5
5 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
4
6 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
6
7 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
7
8 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
8
9 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
9
10 Connecticut Storrs, Conn. American
11
11 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
10
12 Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y. America East
12
13 Vermont Burlington, Vt. America East
13
14 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. America East
14
15 Boston University Boston, Mass. Patriot
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Providence, 2011: Syracuse, 2010: Syracuse, 2009: Syracuse, 2008: 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
4
4 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
3
5 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
7
6 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. SEC
5
7 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC
6
8 UAB Birmingham, Ala. Conference USA
15
9 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
9
10 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
NR
11 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
10
12 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
NR
13 Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Miss. Conference USA
13
14 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
14
15 USF Tampa, Florida American
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Florida State, 2011: Florida State, 2010: Florida State, 2009: Florida, 2008: 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 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
3
4 SMU University Park, Texas American
4
5 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
6
6 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
9
7 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
7
8 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas Sun Belt
NR
9 UTSA San Antonio, Texas Conference USA
5
10 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
11
11 Sam Houston State Huntsville, Texas Southland
NR
12 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
14
13 Tulane New Orleans, La. Conference USA
13
14 Texas State San Marcos, Texas Sun Belt
NR
15 LSU Baton Rouge, La. SEC
12
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Arkansas, 2011: Arkansas, 2010: Texas, 2009: SMU, 2008: Arkansas
       
         
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 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
4
5 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
6
6 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
12
7 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
5
8 Louisville Louisville, Ky. American
NR
9 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
8
10 Furman Greenville, S.C. Southern
14
11 Richmond Richmond, Va. Atlantic 10
10
12 Elon Elon, N.C. Southern
13
13 UNCG Greensboro, N.C. Southern
NR
14 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
NR
15 Clemson Clemson, S.C. ACC
11
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Duke, 2011: Virginia, 2010: Virginia, 2009: Duke, 2008: Virginia
       
         
WEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Pac-12
1
2 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
3
3 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
2
4 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
4
5 San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. West Coast
5
6 UC Davis Davis, Calif. Big West
6
7 Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. Pac-12
9
8 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
10
9 Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, Calif. West Coast
14
10 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
7
11 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
8
12 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
13
13 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
12
14 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
11
15 Idaho Moscow, Idaho WAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Oregon, 2011: Washington, 2010: Washington, 2009: Washington, 2008: Washington