Key Losses For Iona Shake Up DI Regional Rankings

Key Losses For Iona Shake Up DI Regional Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – There was no change at the top of the most recent U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Regional Team Rankings that were released on Monday.

Each of the 18 teams that were No. 1 in the season’s first rankings on August 31, including reigning national champions Colorado (Mountain Region, men) and Michigan State (Great Lakes, women), remained in their respective spots.

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There is, however, a power shift in the Northeast Region that will be felt on the national stage come November and beyond.

The USTFCCCA confirmed with Iona Athletics that reigning NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country individual champion Kate Avery and indoor mile All-American Rosie Clarke elected to forgo their final year of NCAA cross country eligibility. Avery and Clarke no longer appear on Iona’s roster on either ICGaels.com or TFRRS (Track & Field Results Reporting System).

With that news known, the Gales tumbled 10 spots in their region from No. 2 to No. 12. Syracuse’s women took up residence behind Providence, and Dartmouth moved up two spots from No. 5 to No. 3.

In the Mid-Atlantic Region, Penn State‘s women jumped two spots to the all-important No. 2 position. The Nittany Lions won the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitaional this past weekend over Syracuse, West Virginia and Grove City. The region’s previous No. 2 West Virginia and No. 3 Villanova both shifted down one spot.

There were several new additions to the rankings on both polls with 15 teams (10 women, five men) debuting. Of note, Incarnate Word has both its men’s and women’s team in the South Central Regional rankings for the first time in school history, while Alabama’s men surged to No. 10 in the South Region.

NCAA Division I Regional Championships will be held around the country on Friday, November 13 with the national meet occurring eight days later in Louisville, Kentucky.

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.

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Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2015 Week #1 — September 14

national poll release: September 15
next regional release: September 21
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
1
2 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
2
3 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten
3
4 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Big Ten
4
5 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
5
6 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. ACC
6
7 Indiana State Terre Haute, Ind. Missouri Valley
7
8 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Big East
8
9 IUPUI Indianapolis, Ind. Summit League
9
10 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
10
11 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
13
12 Akron Akron, Ohio Mid-American
11
13 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
12
14 Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio American
14
15 Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wis. Horizon
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Wisconsin, 2013: Michigan, 2012: Wisconsin, 2011: Wisconsin, 2010: Wisconsin
       
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
1
2 Georgetown Washington, D.C. Big East
2
3 Penn State State College, Pa. Big Ten
3
4 Princeton Princeton, N.J. Ivy
4
5 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
5
6 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
6
7 UMBC Catonsville, Md. America East
7
8 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
8
9 Saint Joseph’s Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
9
10 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
10
11 Lehigh Bethlehem, Pa. Patriot
11
12 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. ACC
12
13 Temple Philadelphia, Pa. American
13
14 Monmouth West Long Branch, N.J. Metro Atlantic
14
15 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. Atlantic 10
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Villanova, 2013: Villanova, 2012: Georgetown, 2011: Georgetown, 2010: Princeton
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Big 12
1
2 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
2
3 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
3
4 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. American
4
5 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
5
6 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. Big 12
6
7 Bradley Peoria, Ill. Missouri Valley
8
8 South Dakota State Brookings, S.D. Summit League
9
9 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
10
10 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
7
11 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
11
12 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
12
13 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Missouri Valley
13
14 Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC
14
15 North Dakota State Fargo, N.D. Summit League
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Oklahoma State, 2013: Oklahoma State, 2012: Oklahoma/Oklahoma State,2011: Oklahoma State, 2010: Oklahoma
       
         
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 Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah Big Sky
6
7 UTEP El Paso, Texas Conference USA
7
8 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
8
9 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
9
10 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
10
11 Utah State Logan, Utah Mountain West
11
12 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
12
13 Utah Valley Orem, Utah WAC
13
14 Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas Big 12
14
15 New Mexico State Las Cruces, N.M. WAC
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Colorado, 2013: Northern Arizona, 2012: Northern Arizona, 2011: BYU, 2010: New Mexico
       
         
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 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
5
5 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
4
6 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
7
7 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
6
8 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
9
9 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
8
10 Canisius Buffalo, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
10
11 Boston University Boston, Mass. Patriot
11
12 Army West Point, N.Y. Patriot
13
13 Binghamton Vestal, N.Y. America East
14
14 Buffalo Buffalo, N.Y. Mid-American
12
15 Fordham Bronx, N.Y. Atlantic 10
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Syracuse, 2013: Syracuse, 2012: Iona, 2011: Syracuse, 2010: Syracuse
       
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. SEC
1
2 Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. ACC
2
3 Florida Gainesville, Fla. SEC
3
4 Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn. Conference USA
4
5 North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. Atlantic Sun
5
6 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
7
7 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
6
8 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
8
9 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
9
10 South Alabama Mobile, Ala. Sun Belt
10
11 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC
NR
12 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
11
13 Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. SEC
12
14 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
13
15 ETSU Johnson City, Tenn. Southern
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Mississippi, 2013: Georgia, 2012: Florida State, 2011: Florida State, 2010: Alabama
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. SEC
1
2 Texas Austin, Texas Big 12
2
3 North Texas Denton, Texas Conference USA
3
4 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
4
5 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
5
6 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas Sun Belt
6
7 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
7
8 Houston Houston, Texas American
10
9 McNeese State Lake Charles, La. Southland
8
10 Central Arkansas Conway, Ark. Southland
12
11 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
11
12 Texas State San Marcos, Texas Sun Belt
NR
13 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas Southland
13
14 Tulane New Orleans, La. American
15
15 Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas Southland
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Arkansas, 2013: Arkansas, 2012: Texas, 2011: Texas, 2010: Arkansas
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
1
2 Furman Greenville, S.C. Southern
2
3 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
3
4 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
4
5 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
5
6 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. ACC
6
7 Louisville Louisville, Ky. ACC
7
8 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
8
9 High Point High Point, N.C. Big South
10
10 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
9
11 Duke Durham, N.C. ACC
11
12 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
12
13 Appalachian State Boone, N.C. Sun Belt
13
14 George Mason Fairfax, Va. Atlantic 10
14
15 Liberty Lynchburg, Va. Big South
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Virginia, 2013: Eastern Kentucky, 2012: Virginia, 2011: NC State, 2010: William and Mary
       
         
WEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
1
2 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Pac-12
2
3 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
3
4 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
4
5 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
5
6 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
6
7 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
7
8 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
8
9 UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Big West
9
10 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
11
11 Gonzaga Spokane, Wash. West Coast
10
12 Washington State Pullman, Wash. Pac-12
12
13 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
14
14 San Jose State San Jose, Calif. Mountain West
NR
15 St. Mary’s (Calif.) Moraga, Calif. West Coast
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Oregon, 2013: Stanford, 2012: Stanford, 2011: Stanford, 2010: Oregon

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2015 Week #1 — September 14

national poll release: September 15
next regional release: September 21
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Michigan State East Lansing, Mich. Big Ten
1
2 Wisconsin Madison, Wis. Big Ten
2
3 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Big Ten
3
4 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. ACC
4
5 Ohio State Columbus, Ohio Big Ten
5
6 Indiana Bloomington, Ind. Big Ten
6
7 Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, Mich. Mid-American
7
8 Purdue West Lafayette, Ind. Big Ten
8
9 Toledo Toledo, Ohio Mid-American
9
10 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. Big East
10
11 Bowling Green Bowling Green, Ohio Mid-American
12
12 Central Michigan Mount Pleasant, Mich. Mid-American
14
13 Miami (Ohio) Oxford, Ohio Mid-American
13
14 IUPUI Indianapolis, Ind. Summit League
NR
15 Western Michigan Kalamazoo, Mich. Mid-American
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Michigan State, 2013: Michigan, 2012: Michigan, 2011: Michigan, 2010: Michigan State
       
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Georgetown Washington, D.C. Big East
1
2 Penn State State College, Pa. Big Ten
4
3 West Virginia Morgantown, W. Va. Big 12
2
4 Villanova Villanova, Pa. Big East
3
5 Princeton Princeton, N.J. Ivy
5
6 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. Ivy
6
7 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. Patriot
7
8 Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pa. Atlantic 10
8
9 Navy Annapolis, Md. Patriot
9
10 Rider Lawrenceville, N.J. Metro Atlantic
10
11 Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. Big Ten
11
12 George Washington Washington, D.C. Atlantic 10
NR
13 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. ACC
13
14 Monmouth West Long Branch, N.J. Metro Atlantic
NR
15 Maryland College Park, Md. Big Ten
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Georgetown, 2013: Villanova, 2012: Penn State, 2011: Georgetown/Villanova,2010: Villanova
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Big 12
1
2 Minnesota Minneapolis, Minn. Big Ten
2
3 Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Big 12
3
4 Bradley Peoria, Ill. Missouri Valley
4
5 Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. American
5
6 South Dakota Vermillion, S.D. Summit League
6
7 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. Big 12
7
8 Missouri Columbia, Mo. SEC
9
9 Illinois Champaign, Ill. Big Ten
8
10 Northwestern Evanston, Ill. Big Ten
10
11 Loyola-Chicago Chicago, Ill. Missouri Valley
NR
12 Illinois State Normal, Ill. Missouri Valley
12
13 Iowa Iowa City, Iowa Big Ten
11
14 Wichita State Wichita, Kan. Missouri Valley
13
15 Kansas Lawrence, Kan. Big 12
14
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Iowa State, 2013: Iowa State, 2012: Iowa State, 2011: Iowa State, 2010: Iowa State
       
         
MOUNTAIN Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Mountain West
1
2 Colorado Boulder, Colo. Pac-12
2
3 BYU Provo, Utah West Coast
3
4 Northern Arizona Flagstaff, Ariz. Big Sky
4
5 Montana State Bozeman, Mont. Big Sky
5
6 Weber State Ogden, Utah Big Sky
8
7 Colorado State Fort Collins, Colo. Mountain West
6
8 Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Pac-12
7
9 Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. Mountain West
10
10 Idaho State Pocatello, Idaho Big Sky
9
11 Montana Missoula, Mont. Big Sky
11
12 Utah State Logan, Utah Mountain West
12
13 Nevada Reno, Nevada Mountain West
13
14 Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. Mountain West
14
15 UTEP El Paso, Texas Conference USA
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Colorado, 2013: Colorado, 2012: Weber State, 2011: New Mexico/Colorado,2010: New Mexico
       
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Providence Providence, R.I. Big East
1
2 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. ACC
3
3 Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. Ivy
5
4 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. America East
4
5 Cornell Ithaca, N.Y. Ivy
8
6 Columbia New York, N.Y. Ivy
6
7 Harvard Cambridge, Mass. Ivy
11
8 Connecticut Storrs, Conn. American
13
9 Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. ACC
7
10 Brown Providence, R.I. Ivy
9
11 Yale New Haven, Conn. Ivy
10
12 Iona New Rochelle, N.Y. Metro Atlantic
2
13 Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y. America East
12
14 Army West Point, N.Y. Patriot
15
15 Sacred Heart Fairfield, Conn. Northeast
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Iona, 2013: Providence, 2012: Providence, 2011: Syracuse, 2010: Syracuse
       
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. SEC
1
2 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. SEC
2
3 Lipscomb Nashville, Tenn. Atlantic Sun
3
4 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. SEC
4
5 Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. ACC
6
6 Florida Gainesville, Fla. SEC
5
7 Auburn Auburn, Ala. SEC
7
8 Georgia Athens, Ga. SEC
8
9 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. SEC
11
10 Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga. ACC
12
11 North Florida Jacksonville, Fla. Atlantic Sun
9
12 USF Tampa, Fla. American
NR
13 UCF Orlando, Fla. American
14
14 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. Ohio Valley
13
15 Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn. Conference USA
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Vanderbilt, 2013: Florida State, 2012: Florida State, 2011: Florida State, 2010: Florida State
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. SEC
1
2 Texas Austin, Texas Big 12
2
3 Baylor Waco, Texas Big 12
4
4 SMU University Park, Texas American
3
5 Texas A&M College Station, Texas SEC
5
6 Rice Houston, Texas Conference USA
6
7 North Texas Denton, Texas Conference USA
7
8 Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas Southland
10
9 Lamar Beaumont, Texas Southland
8
10 Arkansas State Jonesboro, Ark. Sun Belt
9
11 TCU Fort Worth, Texas Big 12
NR
12 Sam Houston State Huntsville, Texas Southland
15
13 UT Arlington Arlington, Texas Sun Belt
11
14 Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas Southland
NR
15 Houston Houston, Texas American
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Arkansas, 2013: Arkansas, 2012: Arkansas, 2011: Arkansas, 2010: Texas
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 William and Mary Williamsburg, Va. Colonial
1
2 Virginia Charlottesville, Va. ACC
2
3 North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. ACC
3
4 NC State Raleigh, N.C. ACC
4
5 Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. Ohio Valley
7
6 Furman Greenville, S.C. Southern
6
7 Louisville Louisville, Ky. ACC
8
8 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. SEC
10
9 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. ACC
5
10 Coastal Carolina Conway, S.C. Big South
13
11 James Madison Harrisonburg, Va. Colonial
11
12 Appalachian State Boone, N.C. Sun Belt
12
13 Elon Elon, N.C. Colonial
15
14 Richmond Richmond, Va. Atlantic 10
14
15 Clemson Clemson, S.C. ACC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: William and Mary, 2013: Virginia, 2012: Duke, 2011: Virginia, 2010: Virginia
       
         
WEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. Pac-12
1
2 Oregon Eugene, Ore. Pac-12
2
3 Washington Seattle, Wash. Pac-12
3
4 Boise State Boise, Idaho Mountain West
4
5 California Berkeley, Calif. Pac-12
5
6 UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12
6
7 Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12
7
8 UC Davis Davis, Calif. Big West
8
9 Portland Portland, Ore. West Coast
9
10 Gonzaga Spokane, Wash. West Coast
10
11 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Calif. Big West
11
12 Eastern Washington Cheney, Wash. Big Sky
12
13 San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. West Coast
13
14 Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. Pac-12
14
15 Arizona Tucson, Ariz. Pac-12
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Oregon, 2013: Arizona, 2012: Oregon, 2011: Washington, 2010: Washington

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