Conference Championships Shake Up Men’s Division III Regional Rankings

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

November 5, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS – Conference championships weekend yielded more than just team trophies for four men’s teams, as each team moved to the top of their respective regions in the final U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III Regional Rankings of the season released Tuesday.

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Williams (No. 6 nationally) moved atop the New England Region, SUNY Cortland (No. 15) tied NYU (No. 7) atop the Atlantic, Johns Hopkins (No. 32) jumped to the top of the Mideast Region, and Willamette (receiving votes) jumped past Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (No. 22) to first in the West.

Little changed near the top of the women’s rankings.

This set of rankings will hold until the Regional Championships on November 16, and the results from those meets will serve as the final region rankings for 2013.

 Williams’ move to first in the New England Region makes the Ephs the fourth team to occupy the spot this season. Behind 51 points and a runner-up finish by Colin Cotton, they defeated former No. 1 Middlebury (No. 4 nationally) with 62 points, Tufts (No. 23), former top-ranked Bowdoin (No. 13), Colby (No. 25) and Bates (No. 17).

The regional ranking reflects that order, with former top-ranked NEWMAC champ MIT (No. 20 nationally) in fourth between Tufts and Bowdoin.

The region has had a different champion in each of the last three years, most recently Middlebury in 2012.

SUNY Cortland improved one spot to share the top spot in the Atlantic Region with NYU. Cortland defeated SUNY Geneseo (No. 18 nationally), 20-41, behind individual winner Nick Marcantonio and six top-10 finishers, while third-place Dylan Karten led No. 7 NYU to a runner-up finish to No. 2 Washington (Mo.) at the UAA Championships. The two teams were also tied at the top earlier this season in week one.

NYU is the defending regional champ, but a different team has won the title in each of the past four seasons.

Johns Hopkins upset Dickinson (No. 8 nationally) and preseason regional favorite Haverford (No. 12) to take control of the Mideast Region for the first time this season. Max Robinson finished third for the Blue Jays, who edged Dickinson, 34-39. Haverford has claimed each of the past three region titles.

Willamette rounded out the new top-ranked regional teams with an NWC title by 20 points over Puget Sound, 49-69, behind individual winner Parker Bennett. Their conference crown vaulted them past defending West Region champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to the top position.

The most significant move in the women’s rankings was a one-spot increase by Hope (No. 22 nationally) to third in the Great lakes Region following a runner-up showing to top-ranked Calvin (No. 5) at the MIAA Championships.

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 #7 — November 5

national poll release: November 6
next regional release: none, final rankings – NCAA Regional Championships (November 16)
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
1
1 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
2
3 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
3
4 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
5
5 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
7
6 Rochester Rochester, N.Y. UAA
4
7 SUNY Fredonia Fredonia, N.Y. SUNYAC
9
8 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
6
9 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
NR
10 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
8
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 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
4
4 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
3
5 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
5
6 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
7
7 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
6
8 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
8
9 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
9
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
1
1 Wabash Crawfordsville, Ind. NCAC
1
3 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
4
4 Manchester North Manchester, Ind. HCAC
6
5 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
3
6 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
9
7 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
5
8 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
7
9 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
8
10 Wooster Wooster, 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 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
5
2 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
1
3 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
2
4 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
4
5 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
3
6 Widener Chester, Pa. Middle Atlantic
7
7 Susquehanna Selinsgrove, Pa. Landmark
8
8 Saint Vincent Latrobe, Pa. PAC
9
9 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
6
10 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
10
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
2
3 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
3
4 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
4
5 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
5
6 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
6
7 UW-Stout Menominie, Wis. WIAC
7
8 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
9
9 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
NR
10 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
8
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 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
2
2 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
1
3 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
6
4 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
5
5 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
3
6 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
7
7 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
4
8 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
8
9 Keene State Keene, N.H. Little East
9
10 Coast Guard New London, Conn. NEWMAC
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 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
5
3 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
3
4 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
2
5 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
10
6 Berry Rome, Ga. SAA
NR
7 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
8
8 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
4
9 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
NR
10 UT Tyler Tyler, Texas ASC
6
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 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
3
2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
3 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
2
4 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
6
5 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
4
6 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
7
7 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
5
8 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
NR
9 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
9
10 La Verne La Verne, Calif. SCIAC
NR
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 #7 — November 5

national poll release: November 6
next regional release: none, final rankings – NCAA Regional Championships (November 16)
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
1
2 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
2
3 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
3
4 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
5
5 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
4
6 Hamilton Clinton, N.Y. (Oneida Co.) NESCAC
7
7 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
8
8 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
10
9 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
NR
10 Rochester Rochester, N.Y. UAA
6
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. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
4
5 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
9
6 St. Scholastica Duluth, Minn. UMAC
5
7 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
7
8 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. Great Plains
6
9 Macalester Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
NR
10 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
NR
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
4
4 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
3
5 Ohio Wesleyan Delaware, Ohio NCAC
10
6 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
7
7 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
6
8 Kenyon Gambier, Ohio NCAC
8
9 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
5
10 Denison Granville, Ohio NCAC
9
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
4
5 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Middle Atlantic
5
6 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
6
7 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
8
8 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
7
9 Lebanon Valley Annville, Pa. Middle Atlantic
9
10 Penn State Behrend Erie, Pa. AMCC
NR
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
2
3 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
3
4 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
4
5 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
8
6 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
5
7 UW-River Falls River Falls, Wis. WIAC
9
8 Aurora Aurora, Ill. NACC
6
9 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
7
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 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
7
7 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
6
8 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
9
9 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
8
10 Keene State Keene, N.H. Little East
10
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
4
5 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
5
6 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
10
7 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
6
8 Univ. of the South Sewanee, Tenn. SAA
NR
9 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
7
10 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
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 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
4
5 Cal Lutheran Thousand Oaks, Calif. SCIAC
6
6 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
10
7 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
7
8 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
8
9 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
9
10 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
5
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2011: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2010: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2009: Whitworth, 2008: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps