Regional Rankings in Division I XC Hold Steady Ahead of a Big Weekend of Races

Regional Rankings in Division I XC Hold Steady Ahead of a Big Weekend of Races

NEW ORLEANS – With the true start of the regular season (explainer here) still a week away, the NCAA Division I Regional Team Rankings were largely kept in stasis for one last time before the inevitable turmoil that begins this weekend.

All eighteen regions—nine regions for each sex—saw the top two teams remain unchanged from a week ago in the week two edition released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). In fact, fully two-thirds of the regional rankings kept their top seven teams fully intact.

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Six teams were particularly well-rewarded for their early season efforts. The North Carolina women moved up four spots to No. 2 in the Southeast Region, while North Texas men slid up four slots in the South Central Region. The women of Wyoming and BYU moved up three places in the Mountain and the Brown (Northeast) and Tulsa (Midwest) women each climbed four slots.

Overall, 266 of the 270 regionally ranked teams remained among their regions’ top 15. The four newbies were the men of Youngstown State (Great Lakes), Fordham (Northeast), Appalachian State (Southeast), and Wichita State (Midwest). That’s the first regional ranking for the Youngstown State men dating back at least to the beginning of the USTFCCCA archives in 2010.

Some streaks:

  • The Arkansas women have been No. 1 in the South Central for seventeen straight rankings, dating back to the 2012 preseason; the Razorback men have been SC No. 1 for ten straight.
  • The top of the South Central men’s rankings has been pretty static, as the Texas men have been No. 2 for the last nine polls.
  • But not as static as the Mountain men, who have had the same top three in the same order for seven weeks in a row: No. 1 Colorado, No. 2 Northern Arizona, and No. 3 BYU. Northern Arizona has won the last two regional meets, but Colorado is the defending national champion.
  • Georgetown’s women have been Mid-Atlantic No. 1 for 15 straight weeks.
  • Stanford men have won the last three West Region titles, but it’s the men of Oregon who are regionally No. 1 for the seventh week in a row.
  • But by far the longest streaks of all belong to Dave Smith’s Oklahoma State men (Midwest) and Karen Harvey’s Florida State (South), who have been atop their respective regions for each of the 33 weeks currently in the USTFCCCA archives.

With two major meets this weekend featuring numerous nationally ranked squads, next week’s polls will be sure to be less fossilized. The action kicks off Friday in Franklin Park, with Boston College’s Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown. Then Saturday’s Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota will be live on the internet.

NCAA Division I Regional Championships will be held around the country Friday, November 14.

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.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2014 Week #2 — September 22

national poll release: September 23
next regional release: September 29
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
1
2 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
2
3 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten
3
4 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Big East
4
5 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Big Ten
5
6 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
6
7 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. ACC
7
8 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
9
9 IUPUI Indianapolis, Ind. Summit League
11
10 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
12
11 Indiana State Terre Haute, Ind. Missouri Valley
13
12 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
8
13 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
14
14 Akron Akron, Ohio Mid-American
10
15 Youngstown State Youngstown, Ohio Horizon
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Michigan, 2012: Wisconsin, 2011: Wisconsin, 2010: Wisconsin, 2009: Wisconsin
       
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
1
2 Princeton Princeton, N.J. Ivy
2
3 Penn State State College, Pa. Big Ten
3
4 Georgetown Washington, D.C. Big East
4
5 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
5
6 Lehigh Bethlehem, Pa. Patriot
6
7 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
7
8 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
8
9 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
9
10 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
10
11 American Washington, D.C. Patriot
11
12 Monmouth West Long Branch, N.J. Metro Atlantic
12
13 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. ACC
13
14 UMBC Catonsville, Md. America East
14
15 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Villanova, 2012: Georgetown, 2011: Georgetown, 2010: Princeton, 2009: Georgetown
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Big 12
1
2 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. American
2
3 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. Big 12
4
4 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
3
5 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
5
6 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
6
7 Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC
7
8 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
8
9 Bradley Peoria, Ill. Missouri Valley
11
10 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
12
11 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
NR
12 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
10
13 Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. Big Ten
9
14 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
13
15 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Missouri Valley
14
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Oklahoma State, 2012: Oklahoma State/Oklahoma,2011: Oklahoma State, 2010: Oklahoma, 2009: 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 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
5
6 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
6
7 Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah Big Sky
7
8 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
8
9 UTEP El Paso, Texas Conference USA
9
10 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
10
11 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Big 12
13
12 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
12
13 Utah State Logan, Utah Mountain West
11
14 Utah Valley Orem, Utah WAC
14
15 Idaho State Pocatello, Idaho Big Sky
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Northern Arizona, 2012: Northern Arizona, 2011: BYU, 2010: New Mexico, 2009: BYU
       
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. ACC
1
2 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
2
3 Providence Providence, R.I. Big East
3
4 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
4
5 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
5
6 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
6
7 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
7
8 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
8
9 Northeastern Boston, Mass. Colonial
9
10 Fordham Bronx, N.Y. Atlantic 10
NR
11 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
10
12 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. America East
11
13 Canisius Buffalo, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
12
14 Boston University Boston, Mass. Patriot
13
15 Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y. America East
14
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Syracuse, 2012: Iona, 2011: Syracuse, 2010: Syracuse, 2009: Syracuse
       
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. ACC
1
2 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
2
3 Florida Gainesville, Fla. SEC
3
4 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. SEC
4
5 Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn. Conference USA
5
6 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC
8
7 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
9
8 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
6
9 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
7
10 North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. Atlantic Sun
11
11 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
10
12 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
12
13 Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. Southern
13
14 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
14
15 Samford Birmingham, Ala. Southern
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Georgia, 2012: Florida State, 2011: Florida State, 2010: Alabama, 2009: Alabama
       
         
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
4
4 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
3
5 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
5
6 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas Sun Belt
6
7 North Texas Denton, Texas Conference USA
11
8 McNeese State Lake Charles, La. Southland
7
9 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
8
10 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
10
11 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
9
12 Houston Houston, Texas American
12
13 LSU Baton Rouge, La. SEC
14
14 Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. Southland
15
15 Texas State San Marcos, Texas Sun Belt
13
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Arkansas, 2012: Texas, 2011: Texas, 2010: Arkansas, 2009: Arkansas
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
1
2 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
2
3 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
3
4 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
4
5 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
5
6 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
6
7 Louisville Louisville, Ky. ACC
7
8 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
8
9 High Point High Point, N.C. Big South
9
10 Liberty Lynchburg, Va. Big South
10
11 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
11
12 Furman Greenville, S.C. Southern
12
13 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
13
14 Clemson Clemson, S.C. ACC
14
15 Appalachian State Boone, N.C. Sun Belt
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Eastern Kentucky, 2012: Virginia, 2011: NC State, 2010: William and Mary, 2009: 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
2
3 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
3
4 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
4
5 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
5
6 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
6
7 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
7
8 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
8
9 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
9
10 Washington State Pullman, Wash. Pac-12
12
11 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
10
12 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Big West
11
13 Gonzaga Spokane, Wash. West Coast
13
14 Santa Clara Santa Clara, Calif. West Coast
14
15 Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, Calif. West Coast
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Stanford, 2012: Stanford, 2011: Stanford, 2010: Oregon, 2009: Stanford

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2014 Week #2 — September 22

national poll release: September 23
next regional release: September 29
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten
1
2 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Big Ten
2
3 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Big East
3
4 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
4
5 Toledo Toledo, Ohio Mid-American
5
6 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
6
7 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
7
8 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. ACC
8
9 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
9
10 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
10
11 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
11
12 Marquette Milwaukee, Wis. Big East
12
13 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
13
14 Xavier Cincinnati, Ohio Big East
14
15 Bowling Green Bowling Green, Ohio Mid-American
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Michigan, 2012: Michigan, 2011: Michigan, 2010: Michigan State, 2009: Notre Dame
       
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Georgetown Washington, D.C. Big East
1
2 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
2
3 Penn State State College, Pa. Big Ten
3
4 West Virginia Morgantown, W. Va. Big 12
4
5 Princeton Princeton, N.J. Ivy
5
6 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
6
7 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. ACC
7
8 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
8
9 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
9
10 Lehigh Bethlehem, Pa. Patriot
10
11 UMBC Catonsville, Md. America East
11
12 Delaware Newark, Del. Colonial
12
13 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
13
14 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
14
15 Maryland College Park, Md. Big Ten
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Villanova, 2012: Penn State, 2011: Villanova/Georgetown,2010: Villanova, 2009: Villanova
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
1
2 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Big 12
2
3 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
3
4 Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC
4
5 Bradley Peoria, Ill. Missouri Valley
5
6 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
6
7 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. American
11
8 Northwestern Evanston, Ill. Big Ten
7
9 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
8
10 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
9
11 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
12
12 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Missouri Valley
13
13 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
14
14 Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. Big 12
15
15 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Iowa State, 2012: Iowa State, 2011: Iowa State, 2010: Iowa State, 2009: Minnesota
       
         
MOUNTAIN Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Colorado Boulder, Colo. Pac-12
1
2 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Mountain West
2
3 BYU Provo, Utah West Coast
6
4 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
4
5 Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. Big Sky
5
6 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
9
7 Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Pac-12
3
8 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
7
9 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
8
10 Nevada Reno, Nevada Mountain West
10
11 Utah State Logan, Utah Mountain West
11
12 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
12
13 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Big 12
13
14 Montana Missoula, Mont. Big Sky
14
15 Utah Valley Orem, Utah WAC
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Colorado, 2012: Weber State, 2011: New Mexico/Colorado,2010: New Mexico, 2009: Colorado
       
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. ACC
1
2 Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. ACC
2
3 Providence Providence, R.I. Big East
3
4 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
4
5 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
5
6 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. America East
6
7 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
7
8 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
8
9 Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y. America East
9
10 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
10
11 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
15
12 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
11
13 Connecticut Storrs, Conn. American
12
14 Buffalo Buffalo, N.Y. Mid-American
NR
15 Albany Albany, N.Y. America East
13
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Providence, 2012: Providence, 2011: Syracuse, 2010: Syracuse, 2009: Syracuse
       
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. ACC
1
2 Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. SEC
2
3 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC
3
4 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
4
5 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
5
6 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
6
7 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
7
8 Florida Gainesville, Fla. SEC
8
9 Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn. Conference USA
9
10 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. SEC
10
11 Georgia State Atlanta, Ga. Sun Belt
11
12 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
12
13 Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. Southern
13
14 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
14
15 UAB Birmingham, Ala. Conference USA
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Florida State, 2012: Florida State, 2011: Florida State, 2010: Florida State, 2009: Florida
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. SEC
1
2 SMU University Park, Texas American
2
3 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
4
4 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
3
5 Texas Austin, Texas Big 12
5
6 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
7
7 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
6
8 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas Sun Belt
8
9 North Texas Denton, Texas Conference USA
9
10 Arkansas State Jonesboro, Ark. Sun Belt
10
11 UTSA San Antonio, Texas Conference USA
11
12 Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. Southland
12
13 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
13
14 TCU Fort Worth, Texas Big 12
14
15 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Arkansas, 2012: Arkansas, 2011: Arkansas, 2010: Texas, 2009: SMU
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
1
2 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
6
3 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
3
4 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
4
5 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
5
6 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
2
7 Furman Greenville, S.C. Southern
7
8 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
8
9 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
9
10 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
10
11 Elon Elon, N.C. Colonial
11
12 Louisville Louisville, Ky. ACC
12
13 James Madison Harrisonburg, Va. Colonial
13
14 Richmond Richmond, Va. Atlantic 10
14
15 South Carolina Columbia, S.C. SEC
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Virginia, 2012: Duke, 2011: Virginia, 2010: Virginia, 2009: Duke
       
         
WEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Pac-12
1
2 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
2
3 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
3
4 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
4
5 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
5
6 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
6
7 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
7
8 Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, Calif. West Coast
8
9 San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. West Coast
9
10 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
10
11 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
11
12 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
12
13 Washington State Pullman, Wash. Pac-12
NR
14 Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. Pac-12
14
15 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Big West
13
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Arizona, 2012: Oregon, 2011: Washington, 2010: Washington, 2009: Washington

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