First Regular-Season NCAA DII Regional Rankings Announced

First Regular-Season NCAA DII Regional Rankings Announced

NEW ORLEANS – Though the NCAA Division II cross country season is still young and all of the preseason regional favorites remained entrenched atop their respective domains, the first regular-season edition of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Regional Rankings released Tuesday was not without intrigue.

Of the 16 total regions in NCAA DII cross country (eight for the men, eight for the women), exactly half of them saw new teams rise up into “qualifying territory”. Each region is allotted a certain number of NCAA Championships-qualifying teams based on its teams’ performance at the previous NCAA Championships.

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For the men, Indiana (Pa.) moved up into the Atlantic Region’s third of three qualifying position, Northwest Missouri climbed two positions to No. 4 in the five-bid Central, Ferris State stepped up one spot to the fifth slot of five in the Midwest, and Columbus State bumped up one spot to No. 3 in the three-bid Southeast.

On the women’s side, Slippery Rock jumped up three spots to No. 3 in the three-bid Atlantic Region, Bellarmine went from unranked to No. 4 in a very deep Midwest that will send six teams to NCAAs, UC-Colorado Springs moved up one spot to the fourth of four bids in the South Central, and Queens (N.C.) stepped up one position to No. 3 in the three-bid Southeast.

Of course, the season is young and there are literally thousands and thousands of miles/kilometers to be run before the all-important regional championships on Saturday, November 7, so there will be more than a few more moves in and out of qualifying position as the season progresses.

While there were no new No. 1 teams this week, several teams performed well enough in the first half of September to advance to No. 2 in their respective regions.

The men’s rankings featured two such teams as Roberts Wesleyan swapped spots with now-No. 3 American International in the East Region, and Queens (N.C.) moved up to No. 2 in the Southeast after the position’s former occupant, Mars Hill, dropped down to No. 6.

Alaska Anchorage’s women were the lone new No. 2 for their gender this week, displacing GNAC rival Simon Fraser to No. 3.

New to this week’s rankings:

  • Men: Southwest Baptist (Central), Bellarmine and Maryville (Mo.) (Midwest), West Alabama (South), Black Hills State (South Central), Georgia College, Lincoln Memorial and Anderson (S.C.) (Southeast), and UC San Diego and Western Oregon (West).
  • Women: Mercyhurst (Atlantic), Philadelphia (East), Bellarmine (Midwest), North Alabama (South), UNC Pembroke and Coker (Southeast), and Cal State San Bernardino (West).

NCAA Division II Regional Championships will be held around the country on Saturday, November 7 with the NCAA Championships happening two weeks later in Joplin, Missouri.

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 teams strength with current season results (if applicable) in determining predicted team finishes at the NCAA Regional Championships.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2015 Week #1 — September 15

national rankings release: September 16
next regional release: September 22
         
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 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
4
4 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
3
5 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
5
6 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
7
7 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
6
8 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
8
9 Mansfield Mansfield, Pa. PSAC
10
10 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. Mountain East
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Lock Haven, 2013: Lock Haven, 2012: Edinboro, 2011: Edinboro, 2010: Lock Haven
       
         
CENTRAL Region (5 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 Neb.-Kearney Kearney, Neb. MIAA
3
4 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
6
5 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
4
6 MSU Moorhead Moorhead, Minn. NSIC
5
7 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
7
8 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
NR
9 East Central (Okla.) Ada, Okla. Great American
8
10 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Augustana (S.D.), 2013: Augustana (S.D.), 2012: Augustana (S.D.), 2011: Adams State, 2010: 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
3
3 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
2
4 Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. Northeast-10
4
5 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
5
6 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
10
7 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
7
8 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
6
9 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
8
10 Nyack Nyack, N.Y. CACC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: American International, 2013: Stonehill, 2012: American International, 2011: UMass Lowell, 2010: UMass Lowell
       
         
MIDWEST Region (5 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. GLIAC
1
2 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
2
3 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
3
4 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
4
5 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
6
6 Malone Canton, Ohio GLIAC
5
7 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
7
8 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. GLVC
8
9 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
NR
10 Maryville (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. GLVC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Grand Valley State, 2013: Grand Valley State, 2012: Grand Valley State, 2011: Grand Valley State, 2010: Grand Valley State
       
         
SOUTH Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Lee (Tenn.) Cleveland, Tenn. Gulf South
1
2 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
2
3 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
3
4 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
4
5 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
5
6 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
6
7 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
NR
8 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
7
9 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
9
10 West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. Gulf South
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Florida Southern, 2013: Florida Southern, 2012: Nova Southeastern, 2011: Alabama-Huntsville, 2010: 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
6
7 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
8
8 New Mexico Highlands Las Vegas, N.M. RMAC
9
9 Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas Lone Star
7
10 Black Hills State Spearfish, S.D. RMAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Adams State, 2013: Adams State, 2012: Adams State, 2011: Eastern New Mexico, 2010: Central Missouri
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
1
2 Queens (N.C.) Charlotte, N.C. SAC
3
3 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
4
4 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
5
5 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
NR
6 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
2
7 GRU Augusta Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
6
8 Lincoln Memorial Harrogate, Tenn. SAC
NR
9 Anderson (S.C.) Anderson, S.C. SAC
NR
10 Montevallo Montevallo, Ala. Peach Belt
7
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Mars Hill, 2013: Mount Olive, 2012: Columbus State, 2011: Queens (N.C.), 2010: Queens (N.C.)
       
         
WEST Region (4 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
1
2 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
2
3 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
3
4 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
4
5 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
5
6 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
6
7 SF State San Francisco, Calif. CCAA
7
8 Academy of Art San Francisco, Calif. PacWest
8
9 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
NR
10 Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. GNAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Chico State, 2013: Chico State, 2012: Chico State, 2011: Alaska Anchorage, 2010: Alaska Anchorage

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2015 Week #1 — September 15

national rankings release: September 16
next regional release: September 22
         
ATLANTIC Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
2
3 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
6
4 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
3
5 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
4
6 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
5
7 West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon, W.Va. Mountain East
7
8 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. PSAC
8
9 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
9
10 Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. PSAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Edinboro, 2013: Edinboro, 2012: Shippensburg, 2011: Shippensburg, 2010: Shippensburg
       
         
CENTRAL Region (5 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
4
4 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
5
5 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
3
6 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
6
7 MSU Moorhead Moorhead, Minn. NSIC
7
8 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
9
9 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
8
10 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Minnesota Duluth, 2013: Minnesota Duluth, 2012: Augustana (S.D.), 2011: Western State, 2010: 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 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
3
4 St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. East Coast
7
5 Assumption Worcester, Mass. Northeast-10
8
6 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
6
7 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
NR
8 LIU Post Brookville, N.Y. East Coast
5
9 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
9
10 Nyack Nyack, N.Y. CACC
4
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Roberts Wesleyan, 2013: Stonehill, 2012: Stonehill, 2011: Stonehill, 2010: Stonehill
       
         
MIDWEST Region (6 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 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
NR
5 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
4
6 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
5
7 Malone Canton, Ohio GLIAC
6
8 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
9
9 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. GLVC
8
10 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
7
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Grand Valley State, 2013: Grand Valley State, 2012: Grand Valley State, 2011: Grand Valley State, 2010: 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 Lee (Tenn.) Cleveland, Tenn. Gulf South
3
4 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
4
5 Union (Tenn.) Jackson, Tenn. Gulf South
5
6 North Alabama Florence, Ala. Gulf South
NR
7 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
6
8 West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. Gulf South
7
9 Valdosta State Valdosta, Ga. Gulf South
8
10 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Tampa, 2013: Tampa, 2012: Tampa, 2011: Tampa, 2010: Tampa
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region (4 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Adams State Alamosa, Colo. RMAC
1
2 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
2
3 Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. RMAC
3
4 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
5
5 CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. RMAC
4
6 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
6
7 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
7
8 Midwestern State Wichita Falls, Texas Lone Star
8
9 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
9
10 Chadron State Chadron, Neb. RMAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Adams State, 2013: Adams State, 2012: Adams State, 2011: Midwestern State, 2010: Pittsburg State
       
         
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 Queens (N.C.) Charlotte, N.C. SAC
4
4 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
3
5 Anderson (S.C.) Anderson, S.C. SAC
6
6 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
NR
7 Lincoln Memorial Harrogate, Tenn. SAC
8
8 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
5
9 GRU Augusta Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
7
10 Coker Hartsville, S.C. SAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Montevallo, 2013: Wingate, 2012: Columbus State, 2011: Queens (N.C.), 2010: Queens (N.C.)
       
         
WEST Region (5 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
1
2 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
3
3 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
2
4 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
4
5 Central Washington Ellensburg, Wash. GNAC
5
6 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
7
7 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
9
8 Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. PacWest
10
9 Cal State San Bernardino San Bernardino, Calif. CCAA
NR
10 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
6
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Simon Fraser, 2013: Alaska Anchorage, 2012: Chico State, 2011: Alaska Anchorage, 2010: Alaska Anchorage

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