A Trio of New Top Teams in Division III Regional Rankings

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

October 1, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS – A trio of regions saw changes at the top in Tuesday’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III Regional Rankings, including one region where a triad of national top-10 teams shuffled their order.

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The Middlebury women (No. 10 nationally) took down MIT (No. 3) and Williams (No. 4) at the Williams Purple Valley Classic this past weekend to earn not only the team crown, but the top spot in the New England Region. In one of Division III’s premiere meets, Middlebury placed its top four runners among the first eight overall finishers en route to a score of 38.

The region title is far from decided, as MIT finished close behind with 43 points and Williams scored 46. As a result, MIT dropped to second in the region and Williams was displaced to third following Middlebury’s two-position leap to the region’s top spot.

Expect a similar reshuffling of the top 10 of the National Coaches Polls Wednesday to reflect the New England rearrangement.

Two men’s regions will enter the upcoming weekend with new teams at the helm of their rankings in NYU and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

NYU turned in a strong runner-up combined showing at the Dickinson Long and Short Invitational to move into first place in the Atlantic region.

As a result, NYU (No. 18 nationally) moved ahead of SUNY Cortland (No. 15) in what is just the latest action in a battle that has been developing all season between the two closely matched squads. The two teams split the region’s first-place votes with seven apiece.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (No. 22 nationally) defeated in-town rival Pomona-Pitzer (No. 19) at the Stanford Invitational to move to No. 1 in the West Region — at the expense of Pomona-Pitzer, which falls to No. 2. The Stags were led by sophomore Zorg Loustalet in 22nd place as the top Division III finisher.

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 #3 — October 1

national poll release: October 2
next regional release: October 8
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
2
2 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
3 Rochester Rochester, N.Y. UAA
3
4 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
4
5 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
5
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 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
NR
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
2
3 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
4
4 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
3
5 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
7
6 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
8
7 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
9
8 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
6
9 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
5
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
1
2 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
2
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
6
7 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
7
8 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
8
9 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
9
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
6
7 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Middle Atlantic
7
8 DeSales Center Valley, Pa. Middle Atlantic
8
9 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
NR
10 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
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 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
7
7 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
6
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
1
2 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
2
3 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
3
4 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
4
5 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
6
6 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
5
7 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
7
8 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
10
9 Keene State Keene, N.H. Little East
8
10 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
9
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
5
6 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
6
7 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
7
8 UT Tyler Tyler, Texas ASC
8
9 Berry Rome, Ga. SAA
9
10 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
10
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 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
2
2 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
3 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
3
4 La Verne La Verne, Calif. SCIAC
4
5 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
5
6 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
6
7 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
7
8 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
8
9 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. SCAC
9
10 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
10
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 #3 — October 1

national poll release: October 2
next regional release: October 8
         
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
3
4 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
4
5 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
5
6 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, N.Y. SUNYAC
6
7 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
7
8 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
9
9 Rochester Rochester, N.Y. UAA
10
10 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
NR
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
2
3 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
3
4 St. Scholastica Duluth, Minn. UMAC
6
5 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
4
6 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
5
7 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
7
8 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
9
9 Macalester Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
NR
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
10
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
5
6 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
6
7 Gettysburg Gettysburg, Pa. Centennial
7
8 Lebanon Valley Annville, Pa. Middle Atlantic
8
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 Aurora Aurora, Ill. NACC
10
4 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
4
5 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
3
6 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
7
7 UW-River Falls River Falls, Wis. WIAC
6
8 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
5
9 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
NR
10 Illinois Wesleyan Bloomington, Ill. CCIW
NR
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 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
3
2 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
1
3 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
2
4 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
4
5 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
5
6 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
7
7 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
6
8 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
8
9 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
9
10 Wellesley Wellesley, Mass. NEWMAC
NR
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
4
5 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
7
6 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
9
7 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
5
8 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
6
9 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
8
10 Univ. of the South Sewanee, Tenn. SAA
NR
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
8
9 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
9
10 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. SCAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2011: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2010: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2009: Whitworth, 2008: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps