Movement in DI Regional Rankings After First Countable Weekend

Movement in DI Regional Rankings After First Countable Weekend

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NEW ORLEANS – The first countable weekend in NCAA Division I Cross Country brought some changes to the Regional Team Rankings in both the men’s and women’s poll, as released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). While there was no movement at the top, there was a litany of swapped spots throughout the heart of each survey.

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Starting on the men’s side, the only region that remained untouched was that of the Mid-Atlantic Region. No. 1 Villanova still sits on top with the remaining 14 teams – from No. 2 Georgetown to No. 15 Temple – all in the same order.

As expected, however, the Mountain Region underwent some renovations following the announcement that Northern Arizona would redshirt Futsum Zienasellassie (third-place finisher at NCAAs last year) and Nathan Weitz. The Lumberjacks fell from No. 2 to No. 6, while BYU (No. 3 to No. 2) and New Mexico (No. 4 to No. 3) shifted up one spot and Southern Utah (No. 6 to No. 4) climbed two spots after another strong showing at the Roy Griak Invitational.

There were a few teams, like the Thunderbirds, who trended quite a bit upward after the weekend’s meets. Missouri surged seven spots in the Midwest Region (No. 14 to No. 7), Liberty went up six spots in the Southeast Region (No. 15 to No. 9) and Georgia went from No. 6 to No. 2 in the South Region.

And just like the men’s side, the only non-changed region on the women’s side is the Mid-Atlantic Region. No. 1 Georgetown, fresh off a third-place finish at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, is followed in order by every team from last week.

The Southeast Region looks different with 10 teams taking up residence in a new spot. The biggest movers and shakers in that region were Clemson (No. 10 to No. 5), Appalachian State (No. 8 to No. 6) and Coastal Carolina (No. 11 to No. 7). Eastern Kentucky and Kentucky both fell more than five spots.

Six teams from the Ivy League are in the top-10 of the Northeast Region, including five in a row from No. 3 to No. 7 (Cornell, Harvard, Dartmouth, Columbia and Brown). Both Cornell and Harvard went up more than two spots from the previous week.

In total, there are six new additions to the Regional Team Rankings – six men’s teams and five women’s teams. The new men’s teams are Houston Baptist, Sam Houston State, UMass Lowell (second-ever appearance), Kansas State (first-ever appearance), San Francisco and Long Beach State. The new women’s teams are LSU, McNeese State, Albany, Kansas State and Sacramento State.

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.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2015 Week #3 — September 28

national poll release: September 29
next regional release: October 5
RAOR = Result against own region (since September 25, reported to TFRRS)
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Wisconsin Big Ten
1
2 Michigan Big Ten
2
3 Michigan State 21-0 (2-0) Big Ten
3
4 Eastern Michigan Mid-American
4
5 IUPUI Summit League
5
6 Indiana State Missouri Valley
6
7 Indiana Big Ten
7
8 Purdue 18-2 (0-0) Big Ten
12
9 Akron Mid-American
8
10 Ohio State Big Ten
9
11 Notre Dame ACC
10
12 Butler 8-7 (0-0) Big East
11
13 Central Michigan 6-15 (1-1) Mid-American
13
14 Cincinnati American
14
15 Milwaukee Horizon
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Wisconsin, 2013: Michigan, 2012: Wisconsin, 2011: Wisconsin, 2010: Wisconsin
       
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Villanova Big East
1
2 Georgetown Big East
2
3 Penn State Big Ten
3
4 Princeton Ivy
4
5 Navy Patriot
5
6 Penn Ivy
6
7 UMBC America East
7
8 Saint Joseph’s Atlantic 10
8
9 Duquesne Atlantic 10
9
10 Bucknell Patriot
10
11 Lehigh Patriot
11
12 Monmouth Metro Atlantic
12
13 Pittsburgh 8-13 (0-0) ACC
13
14 La Salle Atlantic 10
14
15 Temple American
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Villanova, 2013: Villanova, 2012: Georgetown, 2011: Georgetown, 2010: Princeton
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Oklahoma State 5-0 (2-0) Big 12
1
2 Iowa State Big 12
2
3 Oklahoma 14-1 (0-0) Big 12
6
4 Minnesota 17-4 (4-0) Big Ten
3
5 Tulsa American
4
6 Illinois Big Ten
5
7 Missouri 13-2 (0-0) SEC
14
8 Bradley Missouri Valley
7
9 South Dakota State 14-7 (3-1) Summit League
8
10 Illinois State Missouri Valley
9
11 Iowa Big Ten
10
12 Kansas Big 12
11
13 Wichita State Missouri Valley
12
14 Loyola-Chicago Missouri Valley
13
15 Kansas State 2-3 (1-1) Big 12
NR
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 Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Colorado Pac-12
1
2 BYU West Coast
3
3 New Mexico Mountain West
4
4 Southern Utah 20-1 (5-0) Big Sky
6
5 Colorado State 18-3 (4-1) Mountain West
5
6 Northern Arizona 3-2 (0-0) Big Sky
2
7 UTEP Conference USA
7
8 Air Force Mountain West
9
9 Wyoming 13-8 (3-2) Mountain West
10
10 Utah Valley 11-10 (2-3) WAC
12
11 Utah State 9-12 (1-4) Mountain West
11
12 Weber State 1-20 (0-5) Big Sky
8
13 Montana State Big Sky
13
14 Texas Tech Big 12
14
15 New Mexico State 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 Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Syracuse 20-0 (17-0) ACC
1
2 Iona Metro Atlantic
2
3 Providence Big East
3
4 Columbia Ivy
5
5 Dartmouth 19-1 (16-1) Ivy
6
6 Cornell 18-3 (16-2) Ivy
4
7 Yale 12-3 (1-0) Ivy
7
8 Canisius Metro Atlantic
9
9 Harvard 15-5 (14-3) Ivy
8
10 Brown 13-7 (13-4) Ivy
10
11 Boston University 12-8 (12-5) Patriot
11
12 Fordham 11-9 (11-6) Atlantic 10
15
13 UMass Lowell 10-11 (10-8) America East
NR
14 Binghamton America East
13
15 Buffalo Mid-American
14
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Syracuse, 2013: Syracuse, 2012: Iona, 2011: Syracuse, 2010: Syracuse
       
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Mississippi SEC
1
2 Georgia 16-4 (1-0) SEC
6
3 Florida State 14-6 (0-1) ACC
2
4 Middle Tennessee Conference USA
3
5 North Florida Atlantic Sun
4
6 Florida SEC
5
7 Georgia Tech ACC
7
8 Auburn 9-6 (1-0) SEC
8
9 Lipscomb Atlantic Sun
9
10 South Alabama Sun Belt
10
11 Alabama 1-4 (0-0) SEC
11
12 Samford 2-4 (1-2) Southern
12
13 Tennessee SEC
13
14 Mississippi State 5-10 (0-1) SEC
14
15 ETSU 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 Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Arkansas SEC
1
2 Texas 15-0 (14-0) Big 12
2
3 North Texas 14-1 (13-1) Conference USA
3
4 Texas A&M 12-3 (12-2) SEC
7
5 Stephen F. Austin 11-4 (11-3) Southland
5
6 Lamar 10-5 (10-4) Southland
4
7 Houston 9-6 (9-5) American
8
8 UT Arlington 8-7 (8-6) Sun Belt
6
9 McNeese State 7-8 (7-7) Southland
9
10 Baylor 6-4 (0-0) Big 12
11
11 Houston Baptist 6-9 (6-8) Southland
NR
12 Sam Houston State 5-0 (5-0) Southland
NR
13 Central Arkansas 8-13 (6-10) Southland
10
14 Tulane American
14
15 Texas State Sun Belt
12
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Arkansas, 2013: Arkansas, 2012: Texas, 2011: Texas, 2010: Arkansas
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Virginia 15-0 (9-0) ACC
1
2 Furman 13-2 (8-1) Southern
2
3 NC State ACC
4
4 Eastern Kentucky 10-5 (6-3) Ohio Valley
3
5 North Carolina ACC
5
6 Louisville ACC
6
7 Virginia Tech ACC
7
8 Kentucky 4-1 (0-0) SEC
8
9 Liberty 7-8 (5-4) Big South
15
10 High Point 6-9 (4-5) Big South
9
11 Duke ACC
11
12 William and Mary Colonial
12
13 Appalachian State Sun Belt
13
14 George Mason Atlantic 10
14
15 Wake Forest 4-11 (3-6) ACC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Virginia, 2013: Eastern Kentucky, 2012: Virginia, 2011: NC State, 2010: William and Mary
       
         
WEST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Stanford 10-0 (8-0) Pac-12
1
2 Oregon Pac-12
2
3 UCLA Pac-12
3
4 Arizona State Pac-12
4
5 California 19-2 (5-0) Pac-12
5
6 Portland West Coast
6
7 Washington State Pac-12
7
8 Washington Pac-12
8
9 Boise State 16-5 (4-1) Mountain West
9
10 UC Santa Barbara Big West
10
11 San Francisco 15-6 (3-2) West Coast
NR
12 Cal Poly 9-1 (7-1) Big West
11
13 Gonzaga West Coast
12
14 Long Beach State 10-11 (2-3) Big West
NR
15 St. Mary’s (Calif.) West Coast
15
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 #3 — September 28

national poll release: September 29
next regional release: October 5
RAOR = Result against own region (since September 25, reported to TFRRS)
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Michigan Big Ten
1
2 Wisconsin Big Ten
3
3 Michigan State 23-1 (2-0) Big Ten
2
4 Notre Dame ACC
4
5 Purdue 20-3 (0-0) Big Ten
8
6 Indiana Big Ten
5
7 Ohio State Big Ten
6
8 Eastern Michigan 9-5 (0-0) Mid-American
7
9 Toledo Mid-American
9
10 Butler Big East
10
11 Bowling Green Mid-American
11
12 Central Michigan 12-12 (1-1) Mid-American
12
13 Miami (Ohio) Mid-American
13
14 Indiana State Missouri Valley
14
15 Xavier Big East
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Michigan State, 2013: Michigan, 2012: Michigan, 2011: Michigan, 2010: Michigan State
       
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Georgetown 21-2 (0-0) Big East
1
2 Penn State Big Ten
2
3 West Virginia Big 12
3
4 Villanova Big East
4
5 Princeton Ivy
5
6 Penn Ivy
6
7 Bucknell Patriot
7
8 Duquesne Atlantic 10
8
9 Navy Patriot
9
10 Rutgers Big Ten
10
11 George Washington Atlantic 10
11
12 Rider Metro Atlantic
12
13 Monmouth Metro Atlantic
13
14 Pittsburgh 11-13 (0-0) ACC
14
15 Maryland 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 Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Iowa State 7-17 (4-4) Big 12
1
2 Minnesota 22-2 (8-0) Big Ten
2
3 Oklahoma State 5-0 (2-0) Big 12
3
4 Bradley Missouri Valley
4
5 Tulsa American
5
6 Missouri 14-1 (0-0) SEC
8
7 Oklahoma 10-4 (0-0) Big 12
7
8 Illinois 17-7 (7-1) Big Ten
9
9 Loyola-Chicago Missouri Valley
11
10 Illinois State Missouri Valley
12
11 South Dakota 15-9 (6-2) Summit League
6
12 Iowa Big Ten
13
13 Wichita State Missouri Valley
14
14 Kansas Big 12
15
15 Kansas State 1-4 (1-1) Big 12
NR
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 Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 New Mexico Mountain West
1
2 Colorado Pac-12
2
3 BYU West Coast
3
4 Weber State 21-3 (5-0) Big Sky
5
5 Northern Arizona 3-2 (0-0) Big Sky
4
6 Colorado State 19-5 (4-1) Mountain West
6
7 Utah Pac-12
7
8 Wyoming 18-6 (3-2) Mountain West
8
9 Utah State 16-8 (2-3) Mountain West
10
10 Montana State Big Sky
9
11 UTEP Conference USA
11
12 Idaho State Big Sky
12
13 Montana Big Sky
13
14 Air Force Mountain West
14
15 Nevada Mountain West
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 Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Providence 23-0 (18-0) Big East
1
2 Syracuse 22-1 (17-1) ACC
2
3 Cornell Ivy
5
4 Harvard 17-6 (16-2) Ivy
7
5 Dartmouth 16-7 (15-3) Ivy
3
6 Columbia Ivy
6
7 Brown 15-8 (14-4) Ivy
10
8 New Hampshire 14-9 (13-5) America East
4
9 Boston College 13-10 (12-6) ACC
9
10 Yale 11-3 (1-0) Ivy
11
11 Connecticut 12-11 (11-7) American
8
12 Iona Metro Atlantic
12
13 Albany 11-12 (10-8) America East
NR
14 Stony Brook 10-13 (9-9) America East
13
15 Sacred Heart Northeast
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Iona, 2013: Providence, 2012: Providence, 2011: Syracuse, 2010: Syracuse
       
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Vanderbilt SEC
1
2 Alabama 4-1 (0-0) SEC
2
3 Lipscomb 19-4 (2-0) Atlantic Sun
4
4 Mississippi State 13-1 (1-0) SEC
3
5 Florida State 18-5 (1-1) ACC
5
6 Florida SEC
6
7 Auburn 12-2 (0-1) SEC
7
8 Mississippi SEC
9
9 Belmont Ohio Valley
10
10 Georgia 9-14 (0-2) SEC
8
11 Georgia Tech ACC
11
12 North Florida Atlantic Sun
12
13 Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun
13
14 USF American
14
15 Middle Tennessee Conference USA
15
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 Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Arkansas SEC
1
2 Texas 15-0 (14-0) Big 12
2
3 SMU American
4
4 Baylor Big 12
3
5 Texas A&M 12-3 (12-2) SEC
5
6 Stephen F. Austin 11-4 (11-3) Southland
8
7 Rice 10-5 (10-4) Conference USA
6
8 Lamar 9-6 (9-5) Southland
9
9 UT Arlington 8-7 (8-6) Sun Belt
13
10 Arkansas State 4-2 (2-0) Sun Belt
10
11 LSU 7-8 (7-7) SEC
NR
12 North Texas 5-10 (5-9) Conference USA
7
13 McNeese State 6-9 (6-8) Southland
NR
14 Houston 4-11 (4-10) American
15
15 TCU 3-12 (3-11) Big 12
11
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Arkansas, 2013: Arkansas, 2012: Arkansas, 2011: Arkansas, 2010: Texas
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 NC State ACC
1
2 Virginia 14-0 (8-0) ACC
3
3 William and Mary Colonial
2
4 North Carolina ACC
4
5 Clemson ACC
10
6 Appalachian State Sun Belt
8
7 Coastal Carolina 8-6 (7-1) Big South
11
8 Wake Forest 7-7 (6-2) ACC
9
9 Furman 6-8 (5-3) Southern
6
10 Duke ACC
12
11 Eastern Kentucky 5-9 (4-4) Ohio Valley
5
12 Kentucky 2-3 (0-0) SEC
7
13 Richmond Atlantic 10
13
14 South Carolina SEC
14
15 James Madison Colonial
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: William and Mary, 2013: Virginia, 2012: Duke, 2011: Virginia, 2010: Virginia
       
         
WEST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Stanford 10-0 (9-0) Pac-12
1
2 Oregon Pac-12
2
3 Boise State 24-0 (4-0) Mountain West
4
4 Washington Pac-12
3
5 California 20-4 (3-1) Pac-12
5
6 UCLA Pac-12
6
7 Arizona State Pac-12
7
8 Cal Poly 9-1 (8-1) Big West
11
9 Gonzaga West Coast
9
10 Portland West Coast
10
11 Arizona 14-10 (2-2) Pac-12
14
12 San Francisco 13-11 (1-3) West Coast
12
13 UC Davis 8-2 (7-2) Big West
8
14 Washington State Pac-12
13
15 Sacramento State 7-3 (6-3) Big Sky
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Oregon, 2013: Arizona, 2012: Oregon, 2011: Washington, 2010: Washington

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