Indiana Men Take Over the Great Lakes Region in Division I Regional Rankings

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

November 4, 2013   

NEW ORLEANS – Outside of a big upset in the Big Ten, most of the top teams in the final U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Regional Rankings of the season performed up to their regional-favorite status during this past weekend’s conference championships.

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Indiana’s men (No. 24 nationally) took down the 14-time defending Big Ten Champion Wisconsin Badgers (No. 7) and Michigan (No. 16) to leap to the top spot in the Great Lakes Region, marking the only changing-of-the-guard among all the regions this week for both genders.

No new Regional Rankings will be published prior to regional championships on November 15, and the results of those meets will serve as the definitive season-end Regional Rankings.

A pair of men’s teams in Stanford (No. 13 nationally) and Georgia moved to the second spot in their respective West and South regions, while Florida was highest-profile mover and shaker in the women’s rankings with a jump to the second spot in the South Region.

With only the regional championships next weekend standing between now and the NCAA Championships on November 23, being one of the two top teams in the region is more important than ever. Only two teams from each region will automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships, while the remaining teams will hope for one of the 13 at-large spots.

Indiana is off that perceived bubble for now, jumping from third in the region to the top spot after its first Big Ten title in 33 years. First-year runner Jason Crist finished fifth to lead a quartet of Hoosiers to top-10 finishes to take the Big Ten crown in West Lafayette, Ind. — becoming the first school not named "Wisconsin" to win the conference in the 21st century, since 1999 to be precise. No other team finished with more than one top-10 runner.

Michigan finished second to remain second in the region, while the Badgers of Wisconsin dropped three spots from first to third. Wisconsin still holds an 11-year winning streak in the Great Lakes Region, which it will look to defend next weekend.

Stanford’s men (No. 13 nationally) may not have won their Pac-12 Conference meet, but the Cardinal’s third-place finish behind individual runner-up Jim Rosa to No. 1 Colorado and No. 4 Oregon — without their top Pre-Nationals finisher Sean McGorty, who did not finish — was good enough to bump them up to the second spot in the West Region.

Bumped out of that all-important second spot was Portland (No. 6 nationally), as the Pilots fell to BYU (No. 5) at the West Coast Conference Championships, 30-48, and dropped to third in the region. Arizona State made a big move to No. 4 in the region, up three spots following a fourth-place showing at the Pac-12.

BYU, meanwhile, also finds itself third in its loaded Mountain Region behind Colorado (No. 1 nationally) and Northern Arizona (No. 2 ) — victors in the Pac-12 and Big Sky, respectively — and just ahead of Mountain West champion New Mexico (No. 9). The men’s Mountain Region is the only region in the country, men or women, with four different conference champions occupying its top four spots.

The SEC Championships produced a pair of teams that moved into the second position in both the men’s and women’s South Region rankings. Georgia’s men took third at the meet just behind South Region favorite Florida (receiving votes nationally), 96-101. Florida’s women finished fourth at the meet to jump past three other SEC teams to the second spot in the region.

While Florida was the only women’s team to move into its region’s top two, a handful of women’s teams improved to third. Despite falling from a top-five national team in the preseason to now unranked, Duke moved one spot to third in the Southeast Region with a fifth-place showing at the ACCs.

West Virginia (receiving votes nationally) jumped two spots to third in the Midwest Region with a runner-up team showing at the Big 12 meet. SMU improved one spot to third in the South Central after winning the inaugural American Athletic Conference title in dominant fashion.

The Iowa State men were runners-up in the Big 12 over Texas (No. 29 nationally) and Oklahoma (No. 27 nationally) to improve one spot to third in the men’s Midwest 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 #6 — November 4

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

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