Regional Team Rankings In Division II XC Hold Relatively Steady

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

September 30, 2014   

NEW ORLEANS – All is quiet on the regional front in NCAA Division II Cross Country. For the most part, at least.

In the second regular season edition of the Regional Team Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), only one of 16 regions – eight for men and eight for women – saw movement among their top three teams.

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The lone top-three movers were the UC San Diego women, who moved up to No. 3 in the West Region. The Tritons finished just behind the top two teams in the region, Chico State and Simon Fraser, in the team standings at the Stanford Invitational.

Moving up to No. 4 in their respective regions were the Cal Poly Pomona men (West) after winning at Cal State San Bernardino and the West Alabama women (South), who sit just outside the threshold of the South’s three bids to the NCAA Championships on December 6 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Among previously ranked teams, the biggest gainers were the women of Northern Michigan. The Wildcats jumped up four spots to No. 6 in the Midwest following a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Invitational in the Maroon II race.

Joining the men’s regional rankings were Minnesota State and Minnesota Duluth (Central Region); Metro State (South Central); and Humboldt State, Azusa Pacific and Cal State Stanislaus (West).

West Virginia Wesleyan (Atlantic); Minnesota State (Central); Philadelphia and St. Thomas Aquinas (East); Bellarmine (Midwest); West Georgia (South); Mars Hill (Southeast) and Humboldt State (West) were the women’s teams that entered into the women’s regional rankings.

The upcoming weekend – with the Great Louisville Classic, Notre Dame Invitational and several other big meets – should serve to stir up the Regional Team Rankings going forward.

The National Coaches Polls will be released Wednesday. Regionals will be held around the country on November 22 and 23. More information can be found on the USTFCCCA’s Regional Championships Central.

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 II

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2014 Week #2 — September 30

national rankings release: October 1
next regional release: October 7
         
ATLANTIC Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
2
3 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
3
4 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
4
5 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
5
6 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
6
7 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
7
8 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. Mountain East
8
9 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
9
10 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Lock Haven, 2012: Edinboro, 2011: Edinboro, 2010: Lock Haven, 2009: Shippensburg
       
         
CENTRAL Region (4 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
1
2 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
2
3 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
3
4 East Central (Okla.) Ada, Okla. Great American
4
5 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
5
6 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
8
7 Neb.-Kearney Kearney, Neb. MIAA
7
8 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
NR
9 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
6
10 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Augustana (S.D.), 2012: Augustana (S.D.), 2011: Adams State, 2010: Adams State, 2009: Adams State
       
         
EAST Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
1
2 Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. Northeast-10
2
3 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
3
4 Roberts Wesleyan Chili, N.Y. East Coast
4
5 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
6
6 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
5
7 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
7
8 Wilmington (Del.) New Castle, Del. CACC
9
9 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
8
10 Assumption Worcester, Mass. Northeast-10
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Stonehill, 2012: American International, 2011: UMass Lowell, 2010: UMass Lowell, 2009: UMass Lowell
       
         
MIDWEST Region (4 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. GLIAC
1
2 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
2
3 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
3
4 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
4
5 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
5
6 Malone Canton, Ohio GLIAC
6
7 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
7
8 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
8
9 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
9
10 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. GLVC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Grand Valley State, 2012: Grand Valley State, 2011: Grand Valley State, 2010: Grand Valley State, 2009: Grand Valley State
       
         
SOUTH Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
1
2 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
2
3 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
3
4 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
4
5 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
5
6 Shorter Rome, Ga. Gulf South
6
7 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
7
8 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
8
9 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
9
10 Morehouse Atlanta, Ga. SIAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Florida Southern, 2012: Nova Southeastern, 2011: Alabama-Huntsville, 2010: Harding, 2009: Harding
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region (6 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Adams State Alamosa, Colo. RMAC
1
2 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
2
3 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
3
4 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
4
5 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
5
6 New Mexico Highlands Las Vegas, N.M. RMAC
6
7 Texas A&M-Commerce Commerce, Texas Lone Star
8
8 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
NR
9 Chadron State Chadron, Neb. RMAC
9
10 Cameron Lawton, Okla. Lone Star
7
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Adams State, 2012: Adams State, 2011: Eastern New Mexico, 2010: Central Missouri, 2009: Missouri Southern
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
1
2 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
2
3 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
3
4 King Bristol, Tenn. Conf. Carolinas
4
5 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
5
6 GRU Augusta Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
6
7 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
7
8 Armstrong Atlantic State Savannah, Ga. Peach Belt
8
9 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
9
10 Queens (N.C.) Charlotte, N.C. SAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Mount Olive, 2012: Columbus State, 2011: Queens (N.C.), 2010: Queens (N.C.), 2009: Queens (N.C.)
       
         
WEST Region (6 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
1
2 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
2
3 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
3
4 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
5
5 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
4
6 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
6
7 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
7
8 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
NR
9 Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. PacWest
NR
10 Cal State Stanislaus Turlock, Calif. CCAA
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Chico State, 2012: Chico State, 2011: Alaska Anchorage, 2010: Alaska Anchorage, 2009: Chico State

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2014 Week #2 — September 30

national rankings release: October 1
next regional release: October 7
         
ATLANTIC Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
2
3 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
3
4 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
4
5 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. PSAC
5
6 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
6
7 West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon, W.Va. Mountain East
NR
8 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
7
9 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
8
10 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Edinboro, 2012: Shippensburg, 2011: Shippensburg, 2010: Shippensburg, 2009: Shippensburg
       
         
CENTRAL Region (4 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
1
2 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
2
3 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
3
4 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
4
5 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
5
6 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
7
7 MSU Moorhead Moorhead, Minn. NSIC
6
8 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
8
9 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
9
10 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Minnesota Duluth, 2012: Augustana (S.D.), 2011: Western State, 2010: Adams State, 2009: Adams State
       
         
EAST Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
1
2 Roberts Wesleyan Chili, N.Y. East Coast
2
3 Assumption Worcester, Mass. Northeast-10
3
4 Saint Michael’s Colchester, Vt. Northeast-10
4
5 Saint Anselm Goffstown, N.H. Northeast-10
6
6 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
7
7 LIU Post Brookville, N.Y. East Coast
8
8 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
9
9 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
NR
10 St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. East Coast
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Stonehill, 2012: Stonehill, 2011: Stonehill, 2010: Stonehill, 2009: Stonehill
       
         
MIDWEST Region (4 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. GLIAC
1
2 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
2
3 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
3
4 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
4
5 Malone Canton, Ohio GLIAC
5
6 Northern Michigan Marquette, Mich. GLIAC
10
7 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
7
8 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
6
9 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
9
10 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Grand Valley State, 2012: Grand Valley State, 2011: Grand Valley State, 2010: Grand Valley State, 2009: Grand Valley State
       
         
SOUTH Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
1
2 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
2
3 Union (Tenn.) Jackson, Tenn. Gulf South
3
4 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
5
5 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
6
6 North Alabama Florence, Ala. Gulf South
8
7 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
4
8 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
9
9 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
10
10 West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. Gulf South
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Tampa, 2012: Tampa, 2011: Tampa, 2010: Tampa, 2009: Tampa
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region (6 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Adams State Alamosa, Colo. RMAC
1
2 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
2
3 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
3
4 Midwestern State Wichita Falls, Texas Lone Star
4
5 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
5
6 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
7
7 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
6
8 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
8
9 Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. RMAC
9
10 Eastern New Mexico Portales, N.M. Lone Star
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Adams State, 2012: Adams State, 2011: Midwestern State, 2010: Pittsburg State, 2009: Missouri Southern
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Montevallo Montevallo, Ala. Peach Belt
1
2 North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. Peach Belt
2
3 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
3
4 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
4
5 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
5
6 Queens (N.C.) Charlotte, N.C. SAC
6
7 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
7
8 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
NR
9 King Bristol, Tenn. Conf. Carolinas
9
10 GRU Augusta Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Wingate, 2012: Columbus State, 2011: Queens (N.C.), 2010: Queens (N.C.), 2009: Columbus State
       
         
WEST Region (6 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
1
2 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
2
3 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
4
4 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
3
5 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
5
6 Central Washington Ellensburg, Wash. GNAC
6
7 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
8
8 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
NR
9 Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. PacWest
9
10 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Alaska Anchorage, 2012: Chico State, 2011: Alaska Anchorage, 2010: Alaska Anchorage, 2009: Alaska Anchorage