Calvin Men & NYU Women Move to the Top in the Division III Regional Rankings

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

October 22, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS – Calvin’s men and the NYU women have moved to the top of their respective regions in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III Regional Rankings released Tuesday.

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Calvin (No. 24 nationally) moved into a share of the top spot in the men’s Great Lakes Region with rival Wabash (No. 13) after beating the Little Giants by just one point at the UW-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational this past weekend, 234-235.

The Knights have a lot at stake in the Regional Rankings, as they are in the midst of an impressive 17-year streak of consecutive regional titles.

NYU’s women (No. 15 nationally) leapt two spots to the top of the women’s Atlantic Region after a team crown at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble over SUNY Geneseo No. 10), the top team in last week’s regional rankings.

Geneseo was displaced to No. 2 in the region, while St. Lawrence (No. 14 nationally) fell to third in the region. St. Lawrence has claimed each of the past four regional titles.

Elsewhere in the men’s rankings:

  • Washington (Mo.) (No. 3 nationally) moved past UW-La Crosse (No. 2) into the second spot in the Midwest Region after finishing runner-up to defending national champion No. 1 North Central (Ill.) at the UW-Oshkosh Brooks Invitational, 33-64.
  • UW-La Crosse finished a distant runner-up to St. Olaf (No. 5) at its own Jim Drews Invitational, 41-96, to fall to third in the Midwest Region. UW-Eau Claire (No. 14) and UW-Oshkosh (No. 7) swapped places at No. 4 and No. 5.
  • The New England Region underwent yet another shift as Bowdoin (No. 25 nationally) moved up three spots to third in the region, while Bates (No. 12) fell a spot to fourth and Tufts (No. 18) dropped two to sixth.

Significant moves in the women’s rankings include:

  • Washington (Mo.)’s women (No. 26 nationally) mirrored their male teammates and moved up to No. 2 in the Midwest Region, up two spots from a week ago. UW-La Crosse (No. 16) dropped to third. Aurora (No. 23) dropped from third to sixth, displaced by UW-Stevens Point (receiving national votes) up one spot and North Central (Ill.) up four spots.
  • Carleton (No. 21 nationally) moved up one spot into the second spot in the Central Region, displacing St. Olaf (No. 18) to third.

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 #6 — October 22

national poll release: October 23
next regional release: November 5 (next week off)
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
1
2 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
2
3 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
3
4 Rochester Rochester, N.Y. UAA
4
5 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
5
6 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
6
7 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
7
8 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
8
9 SUNY Fredonia Fredonia, N.Y. SUNYAC
9
10 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
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 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
2
3 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
5
4 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
4
5 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
6
6 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
9
7 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
3
8 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
7
9 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
8
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 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
2
1 Wabash Crawfordsville, Ind. NCAC
1
3 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
4
4 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
9
5 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
5
6 Manchester North Manchester, Ind. HCAC
3
7 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
6
8 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
8
9 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
10
10 Wooster Wooster, Ohio NCAC
NR
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 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
1
2 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
2
3 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
3
4 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
4
5 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
5
6 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
6
7 Widener Chester, Pa. Middle Atlantic
7
8 Susquehanna Selinsgrove, Pa. Landmark
9
9 Saint Vincent Latrobe, Pa. PAC
10
10 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
8
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 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
3
3 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
2
4 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
5
5 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
4
6 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
6
7 UW-Stout Menominie, Wis. WIAC
10
8 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
8
9 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
9
10 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
NR
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 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
1
2 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
2
3 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
6
4 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
3
5 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
5
6 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
4
7 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
7
8 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
8
9 Keene State Keene, N.H. Little East
10
10 Coast Guard New London, Conn. NEWMAC
NR
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 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
2
3 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
3
4 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
6
5 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
7
6 UT Tyler Tyler, Texas ASC
8
7 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
5
8 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
4
9 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
10
10 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
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 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
2 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
2
3 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
3
4 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
4
5 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
7
6 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
5
7 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
6
8 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
NR
9 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
8
10 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
9
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 #6 — October 22

national poll release: October 23
next regional release: November 5 (next week off)
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
3
2 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
3 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
2
4 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
4
5 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
10
6 Rochester Rochester, N.Y. UAA
5
7 Hamilton Clinton, N.Y. (Oneida Co.) NESCAC
6
8 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
6
9 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
NR
10 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
8
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 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
5
5 St. Scholastica Duluth, Minn. UMAC
4
6 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. Great Plains
NR
7 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
6
8 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
NR
9 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
8
10 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
9
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 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
4
4 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
3
5 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
5
6 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
5
7 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
8
8 Kenyon Gambier, Ohio NCAC
7
9 Denison Granville, Ohio NCAC
10
10 Ohio Wesleyan Delaware, Ohio NCAC
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 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
2
3 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
3
4 Marywood Scranton, Pa. Colonial States
5
5 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Middle Atlantic
4
6 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
6
7 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
7
8 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
7
9 Lebanon Valley Annville, Pa. Middle Atlantic
10
10 Gettysburg Gettysburg, Pa. Centennial
9
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 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
4
3 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
2
4 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
5
5 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
9
6 Aurora Aurora, Ill. NACC
3
7 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
7
8 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
6
9 UW-River Falls River Falls, Wis. WIAC
8
10 Illinois Wesleyan Bloomington, Ill. CCIW
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 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
1
2 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
2
3 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
3
4 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
4
5 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
5
6 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
6
7 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
9
8 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
7
9 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
8
10 Keene State Keene, N.H. Little East
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 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
5
5 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
4
6 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
7
7 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
6
8 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
8
9 Birmingham-Southern Birmingham, Ala. SAA
NR
10 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
9
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 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
NR
5 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
7
6 Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks, Calif. SCIAC
4
7 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
6
8 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
8
9 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
5
10 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2011: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2010: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2009: Whitworth, 2008: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps