Dickinson Men & SUNY Geneseo Women Overtake National Top-10 Teams in DIII Regional Rankings

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

October 8, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS – In a pair of moves that will likely have national ramifications, Dickinson’s men and SUNY Geneseo’s women have overtaken the top spots in their respective regions in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III Regional Rankings released Tuesday.

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Dickinson (No. 8 nationally) seized control of the Mideast Region from Haverford (No. 3), while SUNY Geneseo (No. 13) jumped past St. Lawrence (No. 10) into the driver’s seat in the Atlantic Region. With multiple top-10 national spots involved, these moves could manifest themselves in Wednesday’s Division III National Coaches Polls.

A head-to-head victory over Haverford at the Paul Short Run was the impetus of Dickinson’s rise to the top, as the Red Devils turned in a 27th-place showing at the meet’s Gold division, good for second among DIII squads behind Williams (No. 9 nationally).

Haverford finished 30th as a team at Paul Short to drop to No. 2 in the region. The Fords have claimed the past three regional titles — including last year’s at Dickinson — and six of the past eight.

SUNY Geneseo’s women took the title at its home Geneseo Invitational to charge past St. Lawrence into the Atlantic Region’s top spot. The race between the two squads is still tight, as Geneseo received seen of the region’s 12 first-place votes, while St. Lawrence received the remaining five.

St. Lawrence, which finished 44th in the Paul Short Run’s Gold division race to fall to No. 2 in the region, has claimed each of the past four regional titles. Prior to that run, Geneseo claimed at least a share of the previous five.

SUNY Geneseo’s men (No. 35 nationally) also made a strong move toward the top of their region, jumping up three spots to No. 2 with two of the region’s 14 first-place votes. NYU (No. 11) remains No. 1 in the region.

Elsewhere in the regional rankings:

  • Central (Iowa) (No. 31 nationally), the preseason favorite in the Central Region, moved up two spots to No. 2 following a third-place finish at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invitational, including two top-four collegiate finishers in Austin O’Brien and Eli Horton.
  • Williams  (No. 9 nationally) and Bates (No. 14) each moved up a spot in the men’s New England Region as Bowdoin (No. 6) dropped two spots to No. 4 in the region.
  • Trinity (Texas)’s men dropped from No. 2 to No. 4 in the South/Southeast Region, bumping Emory to the second spot and Christopher Newport to third.
  • St. Olaf’s women (No. 19 nationally) moved up one spot to No. 2 in the Central Region following a third-place team finish at the Blugold Invitational, swapping positions with Carleton (No. 15 nationally), which finished fifth as a team at UW-Eau Claire.
  • Haverford’s men may has dropped to No. 2 in the Mideast Region, but the program’s women (No. 25 nationally) moved up two spots to the second spot in the region after finishing 30th in the Paul Short Run’s Gold division race as a team.

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 #4 — October 8

national poll release: October 9
next regional release: October 15
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
1
2 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
5
3 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
2
4 Rochester Rochester, N.Y. UAA
3
5 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
4
6 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
10
7 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
6
8 SUNY Fredonia Fredonia, N.Y. SUNYAC
NR
9 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
7
10 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
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 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
4
3 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
3
4 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
6
5 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
8
6 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
2
7 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
9
8 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
7
9 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, 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 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
8
6 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
6
7 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
10
8 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
9
9 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
5
10 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
7
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
2
2 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
1
3 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
5
4 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
3
5 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
4
6 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
10
7 Widener Chester, Pa. Middle Atlantic
NR
8 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
9
9 Saint Vincent Latrobe, Pa. PAC
NR
10 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Middle Atlantic
7
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-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
5
5 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
4
6 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
6
7 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
7
8 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
8
9 UW-Stout Menominie, Wis. WIAC
NR
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 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
3
3 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
4
4 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
2
5 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
5
6 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
6
7 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
7
8 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
8
9 Keene State Keene, N.H. Little East
9
10 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
10
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
3
3 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
4
4 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
2
5 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
10
6 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
5
7 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
6
8 UT Tyler Tyler, Texas ASC
8
9 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
7
10 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
NR
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
5
4 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
7
5 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
6
6 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
3
7 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
NR
8 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
NR
9 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
NR
10 La Verne La Verne, Calif. SCIAC
4
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 #4 — October 8

national poll release: October 9
next regional release: October 15
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
2
2 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
1
3 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
3
4 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
5
5 Rochester Rochester, N.Y. UAA
9
6 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
10
7 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
4
8 Hamilton Clinton, N.Y. (Oneida Co.) NESCAC
NR
9 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
8
9 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
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 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
3
3 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
2
4 St. Scholastica Duluth, Minn. UMAC
4
5 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
6
6 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
5
7 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
7
8 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
NR
9 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
8
10 Macalester Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
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 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
3
4 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
4
5 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
6
5 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
7
7 Kenyon Gambier, Ohio NCAC
5
8 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
8
9 Alma Alma, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
9
10 Denison Granville, 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
4
3 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
2
4 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Middle Atlantic
3
5 Marywood Scranton, Pa. Colonial States
5
6 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
NR
7 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
NR
7 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
6
9 Gettysburg Gettysburg, Pa. Centennial
7
10 Lebanon Valley Annville, Pa. Middle Atlantic
8
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
3
4 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
4
5 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
5
6 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
6
7 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
8
8 UW-River Falls River Falls, Wis. WIAC
7
9 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
9
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 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
7
8 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
8
9 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
9
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 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
4
5 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
5
6 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
6
7 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
7
8 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
8
9 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
9
10 Univ. of the South Sewanee, Tenn. SAA
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 Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks, Calif. SCIAC
5
5 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
NR
6 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
6
7 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
4
8 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
7
9 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
9
10 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2011: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2010: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2009: Whitworth, 2008: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps