Three New Regional No. 1 Teams Following an Important Weekend in Division I

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

October 21, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS – With significant meets at both the Wisconsin adidas Invitational and the Pre-National Invitational, three new teams have emerged atop their regions following the biggest regular-season weekend of the cross country season in Monday’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Regional Rankings.

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The Wisconsin men moved to the top of the Great Lakes Region — which they have won in each of the past 11 years — while Eastern Kentucky’s men regained control of the Southeast Region and the Iowa State women improved to No. 1 in the Midwest.

The dust will fully settle from the weekend’s action Tuesday with the release of the National Coaches Polls.

For Wisconsin, ranked No. 20 nationally, a fourth-place finish among a loaded field at its home adidas Invitational answered many questions about this year’s Badgers squad.

The 2011 NCAA Champions entered the meet as the 12th-highest ranked team in a field of 20 ranked teams, but behind freshman Malachy Schrobilgen and junior Michal Vanvoorhis in 20th and 21st, respectively, Wisconsin finished with 217 points, just one point behind No. 7 Portland.

Regional rivals Michigan (second in the region), Notre Dame (third) and Indiana (fourth) finished ninth, 14th and 17th, respectively, at the same meet. Michigan moved two spots to second as a result, while Indiana dropped from the top spot to No. 4.

Eastern Kentucky (No. 17 nationally) rode a fifth-place individual finish by former National Athlete of the Week Soufiane Bouchikhi to a tenth-place team finish at Wisconsin, just one spot ahead of regional rival North Carolina (No. 13 nationally) in 11th. Earlier this season North Carolina took over the top spot in the region after beating EKU head-to-head at the Virginia Panorama Farms Invitational.

Sitting at third in the women’s Midwest Region all season, the Iowa State Cyclones (No. 28 nationally) made the big jump to the top spot following a fifth-place team showing at Wisconsin after entering as the 15th-highest ranked of 17 ranked teams. Sophomore Crystal Nelson was the top finisher in 10th.

Among those teams they beat was eighth-place regional rival Minnesota (No. 22 nationally), over which they leapt to take the region’s top spot. Minnesota stayed at No. 2 while former region favorite Oklahoma State (No. 19 nationally) fell to third.

Elsewhere in the mens rankings:

  • Iona’s men (No. 18 nationally) moved up two spots to No. 2 in the Northeast Region with a third-place team showing at the Pre-National Invitational. Syracuse (No. 11) and Providence (No. 17) were each displaced one spot.
  • Stanford’s men (No. 29 nationally) moved up four spots to No. 4 in the West Region to headline a busy weekend for the region. The Cardinal finished fourth overall at Pre-Nationals after entering as the lowest-ranked of 10 ranked teams in competition. Washington and Cal Poly moved up in the region, while Boise State (No. 17), Arizona State (No. 30) and UCLA (No. 21) all fell.
  • UT-Arlington’s men jumped 12 spots in the South Central following a runner-up team showing at the Alabama Crimson Classic.

Other moves of note in the women’s rankings:

  • Butler’s women (No. 20 nationally) took third in the Pre-National race behind three top-29 finishers, boosting the Bulldogs to second in the region past Michigan (No. 14), which dropped one spot to third in the region after a sixth-place showing at the same meet.
  • Texas A&M (receiving votes nationally) jumped past Texas (No. 29) into the second spot in the South Central Region. The Aggies finished 23rd as a team at Wisconsin to Texas’ 26th.
  • The slide continues for pre-season Southeast Region favorite Duke (No. 17 nationally), which fell one spot to fourth in the region following a 25th-place showing at Wisconsin. Moving up to take the Blue Devils’ place at third in the region was N.C. State (receiving votes nationally) with a 20th-place showing in the same meet.
  • Syracuse (receiving votes nationally) jumped two spots to third in the Northeast Region following an 11th-place team finish at Wisconsin. The Orange defeated regional rivals Cornell (No. 15 nationally) and Boston College (No. 24) in 15th and 16th, respectively. Both schools dropped one spot in the region to fourth and fifth, respectively, as a result.

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 #5 — October 21

national poll release: October 22
next regional release: November 4 (next week off)
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
2
2 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten
4
3 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. ACC
3
4 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
1
5 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Big East
7
6 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Big Ten
5
7 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
6
8 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
9
9 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
8
10 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
13
11 Akron Akron, Ohio Mid-American
11
12 Indiana State Terre Haute, Ind. Missouri Valley
10
13 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
12
14 Ohio Athens, Ohio Mid-American
NR
15 IUPUI Indianapolis, Ind. Summit League
14
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 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
2
3 Georgetown Washington, D.C. Big East
2
4 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
4
5 Penn State State College, Pa. Big Ten
6
6 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
5
7 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
8
8 Lehigh Bethlehem, Pa. Patriot
12
9 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
7
10 UMBC Catonsville, Md. America East
9
11 American Washington, D.C. Patriot
11
12 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
10
13 Monmouth West Long Branch, N.J. Metro Atlantic
13
14 Rider Lawrenceville, N.J. Metro Atlantic
14
15 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
15
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
3
4 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
5
5 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
8
6 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
4
7 Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC
7
8 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
6
9 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
9
10 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
11
11 South Dakota State Brookings, S.D. Summit League
10
12 Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. Big Ten
13
13 Bradley Peoria, Ill. Missouri Valley
NR
14 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
15
15 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
14
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 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Mountain West
5
5 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
4
6 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
6
7 Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah Big Sky
9
8 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
7
9 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
10
10 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Big 12
8
11 Utah State Logan, Utah Mountain West
11
12 UTEP El Paso,Texas Conference USA
12
13 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
13
14 Utah Valley Orem, Utah WAC
14
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
1
2 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
4
3 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. ACC
2
4 Providence Providence, R.I. Big East
3
5 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
6
6 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
5
7 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
7
8 Central Connecticut State New Britain, Conn. Northeast
NR
9 Northeastern Boston, Mass. Colonial
8
10 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
9
11 Army West Point, N.Y. Patriot
10
12 Boston University Boston, Mass. Patriot
12
13 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
13
14 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. America East
14
15 Maine Orono, Maine America East
15
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 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
9
6 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
5
7 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
6
8 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
7
9 Florida A&M Tallahassee, Fla. MEAC
12
10 ETSU Johnson City, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
8
11 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
10
12 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC
11
13 Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. Southern
13
14 Samford Birmingham, Ala. Southern
15
15 Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn. Conference USA
NR
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 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas Sun Belt
15
4 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
4
5 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
5
6 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
3
7 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
6
8 North Texas Denton, Texas Conference USA
9
9 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
8
10 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
10
11 McNeese State Lake Charles, La. Southland
7
12 Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. Southland
13
13 Ark.-Little Rock Little Rock, Ark. Sun Belt
11
14 Houston Houston, Texas American
12
15 Louisiana Tech Ruston, La. Conference USA
NR
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 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
2
2 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
1
3 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
3
4 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
4
5 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
5
6 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
10
7 Louisville Louisville, Ky. American
9
8 Furman Greenville, S.C. Southern
8
9 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
11
10 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
6
11 Liberty Lynchburg, Va. Big South
7
12 Appalachian State Boone, N.C. Southern
14
13 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
13
14 George Mason Fairfax, Va. Atlantic 10
NR
15 Richmond Richmond, Va. Atlantic 10
15
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 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
7
4 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
3
5 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
6
6 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
8
7 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
4
8 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
5
9 UC Davis Davis, Calif. Big West
10
10 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
12
11 Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, Calif. West Coast
14
12 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Big West
9
13 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
11
14 Washington State Pullman, Wash. Pac-12
15
15 Gonzaga Spokane, Wash. West Coast
13
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 #5 — October 21

national poll release: October 22
next regional release: November 4 (next week off)
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Big Ten
1
2 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Big East
3
3 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten
2
4 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
4
5 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. ACC
5
6 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
6
7 Toledo Toledo, Ohio Mid-American
7
8 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
9
9 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
8
10 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
12
11 Xavier Cincinnati, Ohio Big East
14
12 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
11
13 Ohio Athens, Ohio Mid-American
10
14 Dayton Dayton, Ohio Atlantic 10
13
15 Youngstown State Youngstown, Ohio 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
2
3 Penn State State College, Pa. Big Ten
5
4 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
3
5 West Virginia Morgantown, W. Va. Big 12
4
6 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
6
7 Lehigh Bethlehem, Pa. Patriot
9
8 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
7
9 Delaware Newark, Del. Colonial
8
10 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
12
11 American Washington, D.C. Patriot
NR
12 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. ACC
15
13 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
10
14 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
11
15 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
13
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 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
3
2 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
2
3 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Big 12
1
4 Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC
NR
5 Bradley Peoria, Ill. Missouri Valley
5
6 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
7
7 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
8
8 Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. Big 12
10
9 Northwestern Evanston, Ill. Big Ten
6
10 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. Conference USA
4
11 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
9
12 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
NR
13 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
11
14 North Dakota State Fargo, N.D. Summit League
12
15 Saint Louis St. Louis, Mo. Atlantic 10
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
1
2 Colorado Boulder, Colo. Pac-12
2
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
6
7 Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Pac-12
10
8 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
9
9 Utah State Logan, Utah Mountain West
8
10 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
7
11 Montana Missoula, Mont. Big Sky
12
12 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Big 12
15
13 Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah Big Sky
11
14 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
13
15 Northern Colorado Greeley, Colo. Big Sky
NR
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
2
3 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. ACC
5
4 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
3
5 Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. ACC
4
6 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
7
7 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
6
8 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
9
9 Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y. America East
8
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 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. SEC
7
4 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC
5
5 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
4
6 Florida Gainesville, Fla. SEC
3
7 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
8
8 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
6
9 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
11
10 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
10
11 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
13
12 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
12
13 Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Miss. Conference USA
14
14 Georgia State Atlanta, Ga. Sun Belt
NR
15 UAB Birmingham, Ala. Conference USA
9
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 A&M College Station, Texas SEC
3
3 Texas Austin, Texas Big 12
2
4 SMU University Park, Texas American
4
5 UTSA San Antonio, Texas Conference USA
10
6 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
5
7 North Texas Denton, Texas Conference USA
NR
8 Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. Southland
6
9 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
7
10 Arkansas State Jonesboro, Ark. Sun Belt
8
11 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
9
12 Sam Houston State Huntsville, Texas Southland
11
13 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
12
14 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas Sun Belt
13
15 Texas State San Marcos, Texas Sun Belt
14
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
1
2 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
2
3 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
4
4 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
3
5 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
5
6 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
13
7 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
6
8 Louisville Louisville, Ky. American
7
9 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
14
10 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
8
11 Furman Greenville, S.C. Southern
9
12 UNCG Greensboro, N.C. Southern
10
13 Richmond Richmond, Va. Atlantic 10
11
14 Elon Elon, N.C. Southern
12
15 South Carolina Columbia, S.C. SEC
NR
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
2
3 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Pac-12
3
4 San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. West Coast
4
5 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
5
6 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
6
7 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
12
8 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
14
9 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
8
10 UC Davis Davis, Calif. Big West
9
11 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
7
12 Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, Calif. West Coast
15
13 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
10
14 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Big West
NR
15 Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. Pac-12
13
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Oregon, 2011: Washington, 2010: Washington, 2009: Washington, 2008: Washington