Top Teams Hold Steady in the NCAA Division I Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

Top Teams Hold Steady in the NCAA Division I Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

NEW ORLEANS –After three weeks of cross country teams hitting the trails in 2014, the first regular season Regional Team Rankings for NCAA Division I are in as the top two men’s and women’s teams in all nine regions remained unchanged from the preseason.

This homeostasis in the rankings released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) comes as no surprise as many top teams have held out or held back their best runners until races begin counting for at-large consideration on Friday, September 26.

The first regular season edition of the USTFCCCA National Coaches Polls will be released Tuesday.

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In exception to this trend were the Penn State men and women, who both moved up to No. 3 in their respective Mid-Atlantic Region rankings, and the Washington women, who also moved up to No. 3 in the West.

While the top teams have flown through the first three weeks of competition in a holding pattern atop their respective regions, that not to say there wasn’t shuffling of the deck farther down the list.

The women of Pitt and Yale made the two biggest jumps out of any team in the country of either sex. The Panthers went from No. 14 to No. 7 in the Mid-Atlantic, while and the Bulldogs jumped from No. 13 to No. 7 in the Northeast.

Overall the women’s rankings saw a bigger shift between the two genders, as 93 teams (68 percent) staying within one spot of their preseason ranks compared to 109 teams (81 percent) for the men.

Making their season debuts in the women’s rankings were Xavier (Great Lakes); Utah Valley (Mountain); TCU (South Central); UMBC (Mid-Atlantic); Iowa and Wichita State (Midwest); Middle Tennessee and Georgia State (South); and Loyola Marymount and UC Santa Barbara (West). 

That’s the first regional rank for UMBC since at least 2010.

For the men, the biggest jumpers in the mostly static men’s poll were Middle Tennessee—up five slots in the South—and Bucknell, up four slots in the Mid-Atlantic.

Toledo (Great Lakes); McNeese State, Texas State and LSU (South Central); Pittsburgh (Mid-Atlantic); Vermont (Northeast); VMI (Southeast); Samford (South); and Santa Clara and Loyola Marymount (West) entered the regional rankings for the first time in 2014.

It’s the first appearances in the regional rankings for Vermont, VMI, and Santa Clara dating back to the beginning of the USTFCCCA archive in 2010. 

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 Preseason — September 15

national poll release: September 16
next regional release: September 22
         
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 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
8
9 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
10
10 Akron Akron, Ohio Mid-American
9
11 IUPUI Indianapolis, Ind. Summit League
11
12 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
12
13 Indiana State Terre Haute, Ind. Missouri Valley
13
14 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
14
15 Toledo Toledo, Ohio Mid-American
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
5
4 Georgetown Washington, D.C. Big East
3
5 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
4
6 Lehigh Bethlehem, Pa. Patriot
6
7 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
7
8 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
10
9 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
13
10 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
8
11 American Washington, D.C. Patriot
12
12 Monmouth West Long Branch, N.J. Metro Atlantic
15
13 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. ACC
NR
14 UMBC Catonsville, Md. America East
11
15 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
9
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 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
3
4 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. Big 12
4
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 Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. Big Ten
9
10 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
11
11 Bradley Peoria, Ill. Missouri Valley
14
12 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
15
13 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
12
14 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Missouri Valley
13
15 South Dakota State Brookings, S.D. Summit League
10
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 Utah State Logan, Utah Mountain West
11
12 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
12
13 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Big 12
13
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
7
7 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
6
8 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
8
9 Northeastern Boston, Mass. Colonial
9
10 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
10
11 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. America East
11
12 Canisius Buffalo, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
12
13 Boston University Boston, Mass. Patriot
13
14 Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y. America East
14
15 Vermont Burlington, Vt. America East
NR
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
10
6 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
6
7 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
7
8 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC
8
9 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
9
10 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
5
11 North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. Atlantic Sun
12
12 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
11
13 Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. Southern
14
14 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
15
15 Samford Birmingham, Ala. Southern
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Syracuse, 2012: Iona, 2011: Syracuse, 2010: Syracuse, 2009: Syracuse
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. SEC
1
2 Texas Austin, Texas Big 12
2
3 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
3
4 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
4
5 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
5
6 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas Sun Belt
8
7 McNeese State Lake Charles, La. Southland
NR
8 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
7
9 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
10
10 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
11
11 North Texas Denton, Texas Conference USA
6
12 Houston Houston, Texas American
9
13 Texas State San Marcos, Texas Sun Belt
NR
14 LSU Baton Rouge, La. SEC
NR
15 Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. Southland
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
14
13 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
12
14 Clemson Clemson, S.C. ACC
15
15 VMI Lexington, Va. Southern
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 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
13
11 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Big West
11
12 Washington State Pullman, Wash. Pac-12
NR
13 Gonzaga Spokane, Wash. West Coast
10
14 Santa Clara Santa Clara, Calif. West Coast
NR
15 Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, Calif. West Coast
NR
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 Preseason — September 15

national poll release: September 16
next regional release: September 22
         
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
13
11 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
11
12 Marquette Milwaukee, Wis. Big East
12
13 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
10
14 Xavier Cincinnati, Ohio Big East
NR
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
4
4 West Virginia Morgantown, W. Va. Big 12
3
5 Princeton Princeton, N.J. Ivy
5
6 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
6
7 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. ACC
14
8 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
7
9 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
10
10 Lehigh Bethlehem, Pa. Patriot
9
11 UMBC Catonsville, Md. America East
NR
12 Delaware Newark, Del. Colonial
8
13 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
11
14 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
12
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
5
5 Bradley Peoria, Ill. Missouri Valley
7
6 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
8
7 Northwestern Evanston, Ill. Big Ten
9
8 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill. Missouri Valley
4
9 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
6
10 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
NR
11 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. American
10
12 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
11
13 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Missouri Valley
12
14 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
NR
15 Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. Big 12
13
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 Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Pac-12
7
4 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
3
5 Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. Big Sky
4
6 BYU Provo, Utah West Coast
5
7 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
6
8 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
8
9 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
9
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
14
14 Montana Missoula, Mont. Big Sky
15
15 Utah Valley Orem, Utah WAC
NR
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
7
7 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
13
8 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
6
9 Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y. America East
10
10 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
8
11 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
9
12 Connecticut Storrs, Conn. American
11
13 Albany Albany, N.Y. America East
12
14 Boston University Boston, Mass. Patriot
14
15 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
15
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
5
5 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
4
6 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
10
7 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
6
8 Florida Gainesville, Fla. SEC
8
9 Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn. Conference USA
NR
10 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. SEC
7
11 Georgia State Atlanta, Ga. Sun Belt
NR
12 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
13
13 Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. Southern
12
14 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
9
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 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
3
4 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
4
5 Texas Austin, Texas Big 12
5
6 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
11
7 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
6
8 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas Sun Belt
12
9 North Texas Denton, Texas Conference USA
9
10 Arkansas State Jonesboro, Ark. Sun Belt
8
11 UTSA San Antonio, Texas Conference USA
7
12 Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. Southland
10
13 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
13
14 TCU Fort Worth, Texas Big 12
NR
15 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
14
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 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
2
3 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
3
4 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
4
5 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
5
6 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
6
7 Furman Greenville, S.C. Southern
7
8 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
10
9 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
8
10 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
13
11 Elon Elon, N.C. Colonial
9
12 Louisville Louisville, Ky. ACC
14
13 James Madison Harrisonburg, Va. Colonial
11
14 Richmond Richmond, Va. Atlantic 10
12
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
4
4 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
3
5 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
5
6 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
7
7 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
10
8 Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, Calif. West Coast
NR
9 San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. West Coast
9
10 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
6
11 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
12
12 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
8
13 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Big West
NR
14 Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. Pac-12
11
15 Portland State Portland, Ore. Big Sky
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Arizona, 2012: Oregon, 2011: Washington, 2010: Washington, 2009: Washington

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