New Mexico & Virginia Women, Columbia Men Take Control in DI Regional Rankings

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

October 7, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS – Largely influenced by the results at Friday’s Notre Dame Invitational, three new teams have emerged on top of their respective regions in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Regional Rankings released Monday.

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The Columbia men (No. 30 nationally last week) upset a slew of nationally ranked teams — including No. 7 Tulsa and Ivy League rival No. 9 Princeton — to win the team crown Notre Dame and jump to first in the Northeast Region, while the New Mexico women (No. 15) nearly took down No. 2 Florida State in the ND women’s race to take over the top spot in the Mountain Region.

Rounding out the changers at the top were the Virginia’s women, who — despite an idle weekend — took control of the Southeast Region after the Duke women, not running at full strength, finished 10th at Notre Dame. The Blue Devils, ranked No. 4 nationally last week, dropped two spots to No. 3 in the region, despite Julie Bottorff taking the individual title.

For Columbia, the team title at Notre Dame came over Tulsa, Princeton and five other top-30 squads — al of which were ranked ahead of the Lions. With 113 points, Columbia edged out defending meet champions Tulsa, 113 to 124.

Four of the Lions’ top five came through in the top 24 and the top three finished within a second of one another in 12th, 13th and 14th, leading the squad to what Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Willy Wood labeled, "Probably the greatest win in the history of our program."

The Lions moved up three spots displaced No. 10 Syracuse to the region’s second spot, while Iona fell two spots to No. 4.

New Mexico’s women, who were for the most part making their season debut, turned in a similarly strong team performance, trailing meet champion Florida State by just five points in the final score, 77-82. The Lobos put three runners in the top 11, led by junior Samantha Silva in third place, and six runners within the meet’s top 35.

With the Lobos moving into the Mountain Region’s top spot, former No. 1 Colorado was displaced to No. 2.

The Duke women’s tumble to No. 3 in the Southeast Region could manifest itself in Tuesday’s National Coaches Poll, in which the Blue Devils were ranked No. 4 last week. Not only did Virginia claim Duke’s spot atop the region, the Blue Devils were also passed up by William & Mary.

In other significant moves around the nation:

  • The Washington women (No. 7 nationally) took out defending national champion Oregon (No. 5) at the Ducks’ home Bill Dellinger Invitational to move into the second spot in the west region behind Arizona (No. 3).
  • At the same meet, Boise State’s men, which received votes nationally last week, improved three spots to No. 3 in the West Region after nearly defeating No. 4 Oregon in a runner-up performance. The Ducks remain No. 1 in the region.
  • The Dartmouth women, led to a runner-up team finish at Paul Short by senior standout Abbey D’Agostino’s individual win at Paul Short, jumped five spots to No. 2 in the Northeast Region behind Providence (No. 1 nationally).
  • Princeton’s women (No. 30 nationally) took fifth at Notre Dame and moved up two spots to No. 2 in the Mid-Atlantic Region, jumping ahead of Villanova (No. 12) and Penn State (No. 13), which fell three spots to fifth in the region.

USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Rankings are determined subjectively by a single member coach in each respective region. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning team strength with current-season results in determining predicted team finishes at the NCAA Regional Championships.

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 #4 — October 7

national poll release: October 8
next regional release: October 21 (next week off)
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
1
2 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
2
3 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. ACC
3
4 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten
4
5 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Big Ten
5
6 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
8
7 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Big East
7
8 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
NR
9 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
6
10 Indiana State Terre Haute, Ind. Missouri Valley
9
11 Akron Akron, Ohio Mid-American
12
12 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
14
13 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
11
14 IUPUI Indianapolis, Ind. Summit League
10
15 Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio 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
2 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
3
4 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
4
5 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
7
6 Penn State State College, Pa. Big Ten
5
7 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
10
8 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
11
9 UMBC Catonsville, Md. America East
13
10 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
9
11 American Washington, D.C. Patriot
12
12 Lehigh Bethlehem, Pa. Patriot
6
13 Monmouth West Long Branch, N.J. Metro Atlantic
14
14 Rider Lawrenceville, N.J. Metro Atlantic
15
15 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
8
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 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. Big 12
4
4 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
5
5 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
12
6 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
7
7 Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC
6
8 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
3
9 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
8
10 South Dakota State Brookings, S.D. Summit League
10
11 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
11
12 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Missouri Valley
9
13 Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. Big Ten
13
14 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
14
15 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
NR
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 Colorado Boulder, Colo. Pac-12
1
2 Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. Big Sky
2
3 BYU Provo, Utah West Coast
3
4 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
4
5 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Mountain West
5
6 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
7
7 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
6
8 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Big 12
8
9 Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah Big Sky
13
10 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
9
11 Utah State Logan, Utah Mountain West
11
12 UTEP El Paso,Texas Conference USA
14
13 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
10
14 Utah Valley Orem, Utah WAC
12
15 Montana Missoula, Mont. Big Sky
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 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
4
2 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. ACC
1
3 Providence Providence, R.I. Big East
3
4 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
2
5 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
5
6 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
6
7 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
7
8 Northeastern Boston, Mass. Colonial
8
9 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
9
10 Army West Point, N.Y. Patriot
11
11 Connecticut Storrs, Conn. American
10
12 Boston University Boston, Mass. Patriot
13
13 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
NR
14 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. America East
12
15 Maine Orono, Maine America East
14
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 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
4
5 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
6
6 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
7
7 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
8
8 ETSU Johnson City, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
9
9 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
5
10 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
10
11 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC
11
12 Florida A&M Tallahassee, Fla. MEAC
12
13 Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. Southern
13
14 Memphis Memphis, Tenn. American
14
15 Samford Birmingham, Ala. Southern
15
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
3
4 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
4
5 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
5
6 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
6
7 McNeese State Lake Charles, La. Southland
7
8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
8
9 North Texas Denton, Texas Conference USA
15
10 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
NR
11 Ark.-Little Rock Little Rock, Ark. Sun Belt
9
12 Houston Houston, Texas American
10
13 Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. Southland
11
14 ULM Monroe, La. Sun Belt
12
15 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas Sun Belt
13
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 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
1
2 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
2
3 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
3
4 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
4
5 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
5
6 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
6
7 Liberty Lynchburg, Va. Big South
7
8 Furman Greenville, S.C. Southern
8
9 Louisville Louisville, Ky. American
9
10 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
10
11 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
11
12 High Point High Point, N.C. Big South
13
13 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
14
14 Appalachian State Boone, N.C. Southern
15
15 Richmond Richmond, Va. Atlantic 10
12
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 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Pac-12
1
2 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
2
3 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
6
4 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
4
5 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
3
6 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
7
7 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
5
8 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
8
9 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Big West
14
10 UC Davis Davis, Calif. Big West
15
11 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
12
12 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
11
13 Gonzaga Spokane, Wash. West Coast
13
14 Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, Calif. West Coast
10
15 Washington State Pullman, Wash. Pac-12
9
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 #4 — October 7

national poll release: October 8
next regional release: October 21 (next week off)
         
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 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Big East
3
4 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
7
5 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. ACC
4
6 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
6
7 Toledo Toledo, Ohio Mid-American
5
8 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
10
9 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
9
10 Ohio Athens, Ohio Mid-American
8
11 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
11
12 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
15
13 Dayton Dayton, Ohio Atlantic 10
14
14 Xavier Cincinnati, Ohio Big East
12
15 Oakland Rochester, Mich. Horizon
NR
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 Princeton Princeton, N.J. Ivy
4
3 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
3
4 West Virginia Morgantown, W. Va. Big 12
5
5 Penn State State College, Pa. Big Ten
2
6 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
7
7 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
6
8 Delaware Newark, Del. Colonial
15
9 Lehigh Bethlehem, Pa. Patriot
NR
10 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
11
11 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
10
12 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
9
13 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
8
14 Maryland College Park, Md. ACC
12
15 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. ACC
14
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 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Big 12
1
2 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
2
3 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
3
4 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. Conference USA
4
5 Bradley Peoria, Ill. Missouri Valley
6
6 Northwestern Evanston, Ill. Big Ten
5
7 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
7
8 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
11
9 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
NR
10 Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. Big 12
9
11 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
10
12 North Dakota State Fargo, N.D. Summit League
8
13 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Missouri Valley
12
14 Saint Louis St. Louis, Mo. Atlantic 10
13
15 South Dakota Vermillion, S.D. Summit League
14
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 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Mountain West
2
2 Colorado Boulder, Colo. Pac-12
1
3 BYU Provo, Utah West Coast
3
4 Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. Big Sky
4
5 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
5
6 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
7
7 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
8
8 Utah State Logan, Utah Mountain West
9
9 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
10
10 Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Pac-12
11
11 Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah Big Sky
6
12 Montana Missoula, Mont. Big Sky
12
13 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
13
14 Nevada Reno, Nevada Mountain West
14
15 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Big 12
15
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 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
7
3 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
2
4 Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. ACC
3
5 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. ACC
4
6 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
6
7 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
5
8 Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y. America East
8
9 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
9
10 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. America East
10
11 Connecticut Storrs, Conn. American
11
12 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
12
13 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
13
14 Vermont Burlington, Vt. America East
14
15 Albany Albany, N.Y. America East
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
3
4 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
4
5 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC
7
6 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
5
7 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. SEC
6
8 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
9
9 UAB Birmingham, Ala. Conference USA
8
10 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
10
11 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
11
12 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
14
13 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
12
14 Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Miss. Conference USA
13
15 USF Tampa, Florida American
15
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 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
9
6 Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. Southland
13
7 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
5
8 Arkansas State Jonesboro, Ark. Sun Belt
12
9 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
7
10 UTSA San Antonio, Texas Conference USA
11
11 Sam Houston State Huntsville, Texas Southland
8
12 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
6
13 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas Sun Belt
10
14 Texas State San Marcos, Texas Sun Belt
14
15 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
15
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 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
2
2 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
3
3 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
1
4 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
4
5 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
6
6 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
5
7 Louisville Louisville, Ky. American
7
8 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
10
9 Furman Greenville, S.C. Southern
8
10 UNCG Greensboro, N.C. Southern
9
11 Richmond Richmond, Va. Atlantic 10
11
12 Elon Elon, N.C. Southern
12
13 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
13
14 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
14
15 Appalachian State Boone, N.C. Southern
15
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 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
1
2 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
3
3 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Pac-12
2
4 San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. West Coast
5
5 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
4
6 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
8
7 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
9
8 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
11
9 UC Davis Davis, Calif. Big West
6
10 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
10
11 Sacramento State Sacramento, Calif. Big Sky
15
12 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
12
13 Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. Pac-12
7
14 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
13
15 Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, Calif. West Coast
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Oregon, 2011: Washington, 2010: Washington, 2009: Washington, 2008: Washington