Midwest Region Shuffle Headlines Week Two Division III XC Regional Team Rankings

By assistedsupport, USTFCCCA

September 23, 2014   

NEW ORLEANS—After the pollsters installed three new regional No. 1s a week ago, week 2 of the NCAA Division III Cross Country Regional Team Rankings saw things begin to congeal a bit.  Out of 33 teams (there was a tie for No. 2 in the women’s South/Southeast), 30 ranked in the top two in their regions this week were also slotted that high last week.

The regional rankings were released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday morning.

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The biggest shakeup was among the Midwest Region women’s teams, all in response to the Wheaton (Ill.) Gil Dodds Invitational. National No. 19 Washington (Mo.) tied No. 6 Oberlin for the win, and (presumably previously) unranked North Central (Ill.) beat No. 4 Chicago for third. 

As a result, WashU took over the top spot in the Midwest, NCC leapt six places up to No. 3, and Chicago settled into the No. 4 slot.  WashU is the only new regional No. 1 this week.

There were two other huge women’s movers.  St. Thomas (Minn.) ran most of its varsity at the National Catholic Cross Country Invitational at Notre Dame, beating DII No. 18 Lewis, and the Tommies were rewarded with a six-spot jump to No. 3 in the Central region. 

After debuting its full squad with a perfect score at their home meet, Eastern Mennonite catapulted from unranked to tied for No. 2 in the South/Southeast.

In six of the eight men’s regional rankings, the top four teams remained unchanged. The most significant changes came in the Atlantic, where the twelve coaches voting elected to flip flop NYU and SUNY Geneseo (NYU is now No. 2, Geneseo No. 3) and SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Cortland (Oneonta is now No. 4, Cortland No. 8).  The three SUNY teams were shuffled on the basis of the Rochester Yellowjacket results, while NYU’s varsity rested.

Entering the regional rankings for the first time this season are men’s teams Hamilton (Atlantic); Luther (Central); Adrian and Depauw (Great Lakes); and Lewis & Clark (West), and women’s teams Hamilton and Rochester (N.Y.) (Atlantic); Grove City and Moravian (Mideast); Hanover (Great Lakes); Connecticut College (New England); the previously mentioned Eastern Mennonite (South/Southeast); and Puget Sound and Linfield (West).

That’s the first ranking for a Hanover team that exists in the USTFCCCA archives, which currently date back to 2010.

NCAA Division III Regional Championships will be held around the country Saturday, November 15.

USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Rankings are determined subjectively by a single member coach in each respective region, or by a panel of coaches in the 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.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2014 Week #2 — September 23

national poll release: September 24
next regional release: September 30
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
1
2 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
3
3 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
2
4 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
8
5 Rochester (N.Y.) Rochester, N.Y. UAA
5
6 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
7
7 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
6
8 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
4
9 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
9
10 Hamilton Clinton, N.Y. (Oneida Co.) NESCAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: SUNY Cortland, 2012: NYU, 2011: St. Lawrence, 2010: SUNY Geneseo, 2009: 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
3
4 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
4
5 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
6
6 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
5
7 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
7
8 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
8
9 Hamline Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
10
10 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: St. Olaf, 2012: St. Olaf, 2011: Nebraska Wesleyan, 2010: Grinnell, 2009: Nebraska Wesleyan/St. Thomas (Minn.),
       
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Wabash Crawfordsville, Ind. NCAC
1
2 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
2
3 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
3
4 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
4
5 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
5
6 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
6
7 Adrian Adrian, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
NR
8 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
7
9 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
NR
10 Wooster Wooster, Ohio NCAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Wabash, 2012: Calvin, 2011: Calvin, 2010: Calvin, 2009: 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 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
4
5 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
5
6 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
6
7 Susquehanna Selinsgrove, Pa. Landmark
7
8 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
9
9 Widener Chester, Pa. Middle Atlantic
8
10 Saint Vincent Latrobe, Pa. PAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Johns Hopkins, 2012: Haverford, 2011: Haverford, 2010: Haverford, 2009: Allegheny (Pa.)
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
1
2 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
2
3 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
3
4 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
4
5 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
5
6 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
6
7 UW-Stout Menominie, Wis. WIAC
7
8 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
8
9 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
9
10 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: North Central (Ill.), 2012: North Central (Ill.), 2011: North Central (Ill.), 2010: North Central (Ill.), 2009: North Central (Ill.)
       
         
NEW ENGLAND Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
1
2 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
2
3 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
3
4 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
4
5 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
6
5 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
4
7 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
7
8 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
8
9 WPI Worcester, Mass. NEWMAC
10
10 Keene State Keene, N.H. Little East
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Williams, 2012: Middlebury, 2011: Williams, 2010: MIT, 2009: Williams
       
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
1
2 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
2
3 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
3
4 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
4
5 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
5
6 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
8
7 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
6
8 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
10
9 UT Tyler Tyler, Texas ASC
7
10 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Bridgewater (Va.), 2012: Lynchburg, 2011: Lynchburg, 2010: Lynchburg, 2009: Emory
       
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
2 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
2
3 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
3
4 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
5
5 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
4
6 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
6
7 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
NR
8 La Verne La Verne, Calif. SCIAC
7
9 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
8
10 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Pomona-Pitzer, 2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2011: Occidental/Colorado College,2010: Willamette, 2009: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2014 Week #2 — September 23

national poll release: September 24
next regional release: September 30
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
1
2 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
2
3 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
5
4 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
3
5 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
4
6 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
7
7 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
9
8 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
6
9 Hamilton Clinton, N.Y. (Oneida Co.) NESCAC
NR
10 Rochester (N.Y.) Rochester, N.Y. UAA
NR
10 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, N.Y. SUNYAC NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: NYU, 2012: St. Lawrence, 2011: St. Lawrence, 2010: St. Lawrence, 2009: St. Lawrence
       
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
1
2 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
2
3 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
9
4 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
3
5 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
4
6 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
5
7 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
10
8 Macalester Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
6
9 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
7
10 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. Great Plains
7
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Wartburg, 2012: Wartburg, 2011: Wartburg, 2010: Luther, 2009: Carleton
       
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
1
2 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
2
3 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
3
4 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
4
5 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
6
6 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
5
7 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
7
8 Denison Granville, Ohio NCAC
8
9 Ohio Wesleyan Delaware, Ohio NCAC
9
10 Hanover Hanover, Ind. HCAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Calvin, 2012: Hope, 2011: Calvin, 2010: Calvin, 2009: Calvin
       
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
1
2 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
2
3 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
3
4 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
4
5 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
7
6 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
5
7 Lebanon Valley Annville, Pa. Middle Atlantic
6
8 Susquehanna Selinsgrove, Pa. Landmark
8
9 Grove City Grove City, Pa. PAC
NR
10 Moravian Bethlehem, Pa. Landmark
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Johns Hopkins, 2012: Johns Hopkins, 2011: Johns Hopkins, 2010: Johns Hopkins, 2009: Johns Hopkins
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
3
2 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
2
3 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
9
4 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
1
5 Aurora Aurora, Ill. NACC
4
6 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
5
7 St. Norbert De Pere, Wis. Midwest Conference
6
8 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
7
9 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
8
10 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Chicago, 2012: UW-Eau Claire, 2011: Washington (Mo.), 2010: UW-Eau Claire, 2009: UW-Eau Claire
       
         
NEW ENGLAND Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
1
2 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
2
3 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
3
4 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
4
5 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
5
6 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
6
7 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
NR
8 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
7
9 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
9
10 Wellesley Wellesley, Mass. NEWMAC
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Williams, 2012: MIT, 2011: Middlebury, 2010: Middlebury, 2009: Middlebury/MIT,
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
1
2 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
NR
2 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
2
4 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
3
5 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
4
6 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
4
7 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
7
8 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
8
8 Roanoke Salem, Va. ODAC
8
10 Berry Rome, Ga. SAA
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Trinity (Texas), 2012: Trinity (Texas), 2011: Emory, 2010: Rhodes, 2009: Rhodes
       
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
1
2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
2
3 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
4
4 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
NR
5 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
3
6 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
5
7 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
6
8 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
8
9 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
9
10 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2011: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2010: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2009: Whitworth