Few Teams Move in Quiet Division II XC Regional Team Rankings

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA

October 21, 2014   

NEW ORLEANS – This past weekend featured limited NCAA Division II country action, keeping the status quo largely – but not entirely – intact for Tuesday’s Regional Team Rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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The rankings in three men’s regions and three women’s regions remained perfectly static from a week ago – with two more regions for both genders experiencing but a lone swap between two teams – but several others featured new teams moving into position to qualify for the NCAA Championships December 6 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Only a pre-determined number of teams from each of the eight regional championships – scheduled for a month from now on November 22 and 23 – will make it to the NCAA Championships. Being ranked among the projected qualifiers is one thing; making it happen in late November, of course, is another.

The Southeast Region will send three teams to NCAAs on both the men’s and women’s side, and this week’s rankings featured new top-three teams for both genders. North Georgia‘s women dropped two spots to No. 4, paving the way for Wingate to move up a spot to No. 2 and Mars Hill to leap up four spots to No. 3 following runner-up and third-place finishes at Montevallo, respectively.

King‘s men also ran well in a third-place finish at Montevallo to jump two spots to No. 3.

In the men’s South Central Region – which will send six teams to NCAAs, tying the West for the best-represented region – UC-Colorado Springs moved up one spot into that all-important sixth slot with a fifth-place showing at Fort Hays State. The Mountain Lions swapped spots with Metro State.

A team that didn’t quite break through into their region’s projected qualifiers but came close were the Nebraska-Kearney men. The Lopers moved up to No. 5 in the Central Region – which will send four teams to NCAAs – with a third-place finish at Fort Hays State.

The lone new teams to this week’s rankings for either gender were the men of MSU Moorhead (Central) and Georgia College (Southeast).

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 #5 — October 21

national rankings release: October 22
next regional release: October 28
         
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 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
4
5 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
5
6 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
6
7 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
7
8 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
8
9 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
9
10 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. Mountain East
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 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
2
3 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
3
4 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
4
5 Neb.-Kearney Kearney, Neb. MIAA
6
6 East Central (Okla.) Ada, Okla. Great American
5
7 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
8
8 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
9
9 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
10
10 MSU Moorhead Moorhead, 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
5
6 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
6
7 Wilmington (Del.) New Castle, Del. CACC
7
8 Assumption Worcester, Mass. Northeast-10
8
9 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
9
10 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
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 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
3
4 Malone Canton, Ohio GLIAC
4
5 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
5
6 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
6
7 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
7
8 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
8
9 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
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 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
2
3 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
3
4 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
4
5 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
5
6 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
6
7 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
7
8 West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. Gulf South
10
9 Shorter Rome, Ga. Gulf South
8
10 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
9
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 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
2
3 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
3
4 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
4
5 Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. RMAC
5
6 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
7
7 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
6
8 Texas A&M-Commerce Commerce, Texas Lone Star
8
9 Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas Lone Star
9
10 Chadron State Chadron, Neb. RMAC
10
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 King Bristol, Tenn. Conf. Carolinas
5
4 Queens (N.C.) Charlotte, N.C. SAC
4
5 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
6
6 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
7
7 GRU Augusta Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
9
8 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
3
9 Armstrong State Savannah, Ga. Peach Belt
10
10 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
NR
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 Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
5
5 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
4
6 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
6
7 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
7
8 Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. PacWest
8
9 Cal State Stanislaus Turlock, Calif. CCAA
9
10 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
10
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 #5 — October 21

national rankings release: October 22
next regional release: October 28
         
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 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
4
5 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
5
6 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. PSAC
6
7 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
7
8 West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon, W.Va. Mountain East
8
9 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
9
10 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, 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 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
3
4 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
4
5 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
5
6 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
6
7 MSU Moorhead Moorhead, Minn. NSIC
7
8 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
8
9 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
10
10 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
9
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 Roberts Wesleyan Chili, N.Y. East Coast
1
2 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
2
3 St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. East Coast
3
4 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
4
5 LIU Post Brookville, N.Y. East Coast
8
6 Assumption Worcester, Mass. Northeast-10
5
7 Saint Michael’s Colchester, Vt. Northeast-10
9
8 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
7
9 Saint Anselm Goffstown, N.H. Northeast-10
6
10 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
10
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 Northern Michigan Marquette, Mich. GLIAC
3
4 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
4
5 Malone Canton, Ohio GLIAC
5
6 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
6
7 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
7
8 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
8
9 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
9
10 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. 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 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
1
2 Union (Tenn.) Jackson, Tenn. Gulf South
2
3 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
3
4 North Alabama Florence, Ala. Gulf South
4
5 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
6
6 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
7
7 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
8
8 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
5
9 West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. Gulf South
9
10 Delta State Cleveland, Miss. Gulf South
10
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 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
3
4 Midwestern State Wichita Falls, Texas Lone Star
4
5 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
5
6 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
6
7 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
8
8 Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. RMAC
7
9 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
9
10 Chadron State Chadron, Neb. RMAC
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 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
3
3 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
7
4 North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. Peach Belt
2
5 King Bristol, Tenn. Conf. Carolinas
5
6 Queens (N.C.) Charlotte, N.C. SAC
4
7 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
6
8 GRU Augusta Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
9
9 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
10
10 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
8
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
3
4 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
4
5 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
5
6 Central Washington Ellensburg, Wash. GNAC
6
7 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
7
8 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
8
9 Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. PacWest
9
10 Cal State Stanislaus Turlock, Calif. CCAA
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2013: Alaska Anchorage, 2012: Chico State, 2011: Alaska Anchorage, 2010: Alaska Anchorage, 2009: Alaska Anchorage