Pair of New Women’s No. 1 Squads Headline Division II XC Regional Rankings

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

September 17, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS - A pair of women’s teams have overtaken their respective regions’ top spots from preseason national top-six squads to headline the first regular-season edition of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II Regional Rankings released Tuesday.

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National preseason No. 5 Chico State was usurped by national No. 7 Alaska Anchorage and fell two spots in the West Region rankings, while national No. 6 Shippensburg tumbled three spots from preseason favorite to No. 4 in the Atlantic Region after being dethroned by national No. 18 Indiana (Pa.). These shakeups could manifest themselves in Wednesday’s National Coaches Polls.

Alaska Anchorage jumped out to a quick start to the 2013 season with a two-week stay in Hawaii that saw them claim perfect-score titles at both the BYU Hawaii and Chaminade invitationals behind strong runs from senior Susan Tanui and a group of Seawolves that includes numerous experienced upperclassmen.

Simon Fraser also climbed past Chico State into the No. 2 position.

Indiana (Pa.) took control of the Atlantic Region after former No. 1 Shippensburg dropped three spots and previous No. 2 Mansfield slid four. Unofficially, the Crimson Hawks finished third among Division II squads at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational and opened the season with a team title at the Seton Hill Griffin Classic.

Edinboro also moved up two spots to No. 2, while California (Pa.) leapt up six spots to No. 3.

Meanwhile, all was quiet atop the men’s regions with the preseason No. 1 teams remaining as such for at least one more set of rankings. The closest move toward the top was Georgia Regents jumping four spots to No. 2 in the Southeast Region behind Mount Olive.

NCAA Division II Regional Championships will be held November 9 & 10, and more information about host sites and dates for specific meets can be found at Regional Championships Central.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2013 Week #1 — September 17

national rankings release: September 18
next regional release: September 24
         
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 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
4
4 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
3
5 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
7
6 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
NR
7 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
8
8 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. Mountain East
6
9 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
10
10 West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon, W.Va. Mountain East
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Edinboro, 2011: Edinboro, 2010: Lock Haven, 2009: Shippensburg, 2008: Lock Haven
       
         
CENTRAL Region (5 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
1
2 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
2
3 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
8
4 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
3
5 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
6
6 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
5
7 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
4
8 Neb.-Kearney Kearney, Neb. MIAA
7
9 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
9
10 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Augustana (S.D.), 2011: Adams State, 2010: Adams State, 2009: Adams State, 2008: Adams State
       
         
EAST Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
1
2 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
2
3 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
3
4 Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. Northeast-10
4
5 Wilmington (Del.) New Castle, Del. CACC
5
6 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
6
7 LIU Post Brookville, N.Y. East Coast
NR
8 Saint Rose Albany, N.Y. Northeast-10
7
9 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
9
10 Assumption Worcester, Mass. Northeast-10
10
Regional Championship History — Champions:
2012: American International, 2011: UMass Lowell, 2010: UMass Lowell, 2009: UMass Lowell
       
         
MIDWEST Region (4 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
4
4 Malone Canton, Ohio GLIAC
5
5 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
3
6 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
8
7 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
9
8 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
6
9 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. GLVC
NR
10 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
7
Regional Championship History — Champions:
2012: Grand Valley State, 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 Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
2
3 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
3
4 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
4
5 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
5
6 Tampa Tampa, Florida Sunshine
6
7 Morehouse Atlanta, Ga. SIAC
8
8 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
7
9 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
NR
10 Valdosta State Valdosta, Ga. Gulf South
NR
Regional Championship History — Champions:
2012: Nova Southeastern, 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 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
2
3 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
3
4 New Mexico Highlands Las Vegas, N.M. RMAC
10
5 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
4
6 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
7
7 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
8
8 Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas Lone Star
9
9 Eastern New Mexico Portales, N.M. Lone Star
6
10 Texas A&M-Commerce Commerce, Texas Lone Star
NR
Regional Championship History — Champions:
2012: Adams State, 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 Georgia Regents Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
6
3 King Bristol, Tenn. Conf. Carolinas
2
4 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
5
5 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
3
6 Queens (N.C.) Charlotte, N.C. SAC
4
7 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
7
8 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
NR
9 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
9
10 Clayton State Morrow, Ga. Peach Belt
NR
Regional Championship History — Champions:
2012: Columbus State, 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 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
4
4 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
7
5 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
8
6 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
3
7 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
5
8 SF State San Francisco, Calif. CCAA
6
9 Montana St.-Billings Billings, Mont. GNAC
10
10 Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. GNAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Chico State, 2011: Alaska Anchorage, 2010: Alaska Anchorage, 2009: Chico State

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2013 Week #1 — September 17

national rankings release: September 18
next regional release: September 24
         
ATLANTIC Region (4 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
3
2 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
4
3 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
9
4 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
1
5 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. PSAC
5
6 Mansfield Mansfield, Pa. PSAC
2
7 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
6
8 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
10
9 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
NR
10 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
7
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Shippensburg, 2011: Shippensburg, 2010: Shippensburg, 2009: Shippensburg, 2008: Shippensburg
       
         
CENTRAL Region (4 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
1
2 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
3
3 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
4
4 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
5
5 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
2
6 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
8
7 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
7
8 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
NR
9 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
6
10 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Augustana (S.D.), 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 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
8
3 Saint Michael’s Colchester, Vt. Northeast-10
NR
4 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
2
5 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
3
6 Saint Rose Albany, N.Y. Northeast-10
4
7 Saint Anselm Goffstown, N.H. Northeast-10
9
8 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
5
9 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
6
10 LIU Post Brookville, N.Y. East Coast
NR
Regional Championship History — Champions:
2012: Stonehill, 2011: Stonehill, 2010: Stonehill, 2009: Stonehill
       
         
MIDWEST Region (4 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. GLIAC
1
2 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
4
3 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
9
4 Malone Canton, Ohio GLIAC
NR
5 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
2
6 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
3
7 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
5
8 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
NR
9 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
NR
10 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
6
Regional Championship History — Champions:
2012: Grand Valley State, 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 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
3
3 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
2
4 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
4
5 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
5
6 Palm Beach Atlantic West Palm Beach, Fla. Independent (DII)
6
7 West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. Gulf South
7
8 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
NR
9 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
8
10 North Alabama Florence, Ala. Gulf South
10
Regional Championship History — Champions:
2012: Tampa, 2011: Tampa, 2010: Tampa, 2009: Tampa
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region (6 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Adams State Alamosa, Colo. RMAC
1
2 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
2
3 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
6
4 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
3
5 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
4
6 Midwestern State Wichita Falls, Texas Lone Star
5
7 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
8
8 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
9
9 Chadron State Chadron, Neb. RMAC
NR
10 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
7
Regional Championship History — Champions:
2012: Adams State, 2011: Midwestern State, 2010: Pittsburg State, 2009: Missouri Southern
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
1
2 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
6
3 Clayton State Morrow, Ga. Peach Belt
3
4 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
5
5 King Bristol, Tenn. Conf. Carolinas
2
6 Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
9
7 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. SAC
4
8 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
8
9 Georgia Regents Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
NR
10 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
10
Regional Championship History — Champions:
2012: Columbus State, 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
2
2 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
3
3 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
1
4 Cal State Stanislaus Turlock, Calif. CCAA
5
5 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
NR
6 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
4
7 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
6
8 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
7
9 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
NR
10 Cal State San Bernardino San Bernardino, Calif. CCAA
NR
Regional Championship History — Champions:
2012: Chico State, 2011: Alaska Anchorage, 2010: Alaska Anchorage, 2009: Alaska Anchorage