DIII Regional Rankings Heating Up As Postseason Nears

DIII Regional Rankings Heating Up As Postseason Nears

NEW ORLEANS – There might only be one new No. 1 team in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Regional Team Rankings as released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), but a busy weekend meant lots of shifting elsewhere in the rankings.

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The Williams College men took over the top spot in the New England Region, which was previously held by Amherst College. This past weekend, the Ephs beat the Lord Jeffs in a head-to-head matchup at the Little 3 Championships.

Outside of Amherst falling one spot, there are five other teams that are now ranked No. 2 in their respective regions including two in the Central Region – the Central (Iowa) men and the St. Thomas (Minn.) women. The others are the Calvin women (Great Lakes), the RIT women (Atlantic) and the Rhodes men (South/Southeast).

The most change by region occurred in the Atlantic Region for the men and Great Lakes Region for the women.

Starting with the Atlantic, TCNJ (formerly No. 5, now No. 3), NYU (formerly No. 7, now No. 4) and Ramapo (formerly No. 9, now No. 5) all made considerable jumps. The trio of RPI, Hamilton and Rowan – the 3-4-5 from last week – each shifted down three spots.

Then in the Great Lakes Region, it was already mentioned that the Calvin women moved up from No. 3 to No. 2. But Case Western Reserve (formerly No. 9, now No. 3) and Ohio Wesleyan (formerly No. 6, now No. 4) also improved over the course of a week. Falling in that region were Otterbein (from No. 2 to No. 7) and Mount Union (No. 5 to No. 10.

What happened elsewhere? Well, there are 21 new additions to the poll.

  • Central Region – Gustavus Adolphus women coming in at No. 8.
  • Great Lakes Region – Oberlin women at No. 5; Hope men at No. 10.
  • Mideast Region – Misericordia men at No. 8.
  • Midwest Region – Illinois Wesleyan women at No. 8; UW-Stout men at No. 10.
  • New England Region – Connecticut College men at No. 9, Bowdoin women at No. 10.
  • South/Southeast Region – Centre men (No. 9), Roanoke men (No. 10); Roanoke women (No. 8) and the Berry women (No. 10).

The NCAA Division III Regional Championships will be held across the nation on Saturday, November 14. Then one week later, the national meet will be held at the Lake Breeze Golf Course in Winnerconne, Wisconsin.

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 III

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2015 Week #6 — October 20 (pre-conference)

national poll release: October 21
next regional release: November 3
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
2 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
2
3 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
5
4 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
7
5 Ramapo Mahwah, N.J. NJAC
9
6 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
3
7 Hamilton Clinton, N.Y. (Oneida Co.) NESCAC
4
8 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
5
9 Fredonia Fredonia, N.Y. SUNYAC
10
10 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: St. Lawrence, 2013: SUNY Cortland, 2012: NYU, 2011: St. Lawrence, 2010: SUNY Geneseo
       
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
1
2 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
5
3 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
3
4 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
2
5 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
4
6 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
8
7 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
6
8 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
7
9 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. Great Plains
10
10 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: St. Olaf, 2013: St. Olaf, 2012: St. Olaf, 2011: Nebraska Wesleyan, 2010: Grinnell
       
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Wabash Crawfordsville, Ind. NCAC
1
2 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
2
3 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
5
4 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
8
5 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
3
6 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
6
7 Rose-Hulman Terre Haute, Ind. HCAC
7
8 Ohio Wesleyan Delaware, Ohio NCAC
10
9 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
9
10 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Wabash, 2013: Wabash, 2012: Calvin, 2011: Calvin, 2010: Calvin
       
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
1
2 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
2
3 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
3
4 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
4
5 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
5
6 Messiah Grantham, Pa. Middle Atlantic
6
7 Widener Chester, Pa. Middle Atlantic
7
8 Misericordia Dallas, Pa. Middle Atlantic
NR
9 Saint Vincent Latrobe, Pa. PAC
10
10 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Carnegie Mellon, 2013: Johns Hopkins, 2012: Haverford, 2011: Haverford, 2010: Haverford
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
1
2 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
2
3 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
4
4 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
9
5 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
3
6 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
5
7 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
6
8 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
8
9 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
7
10 UW-Stout Menomonie, Wis. WIAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: North Central (Ill.), 2013: North Central (Ill.), 2012: North Central (Ill.), 2011: North Central (Ill.), 2010: North Central (Ill.)
       
         
NEW ENGLAND Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
2
2 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
1
3 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
3
4 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
4
5 Wesleyan (Conn.) Middletown, Conn. NESCAC
5
6 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
6
7 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
7
8 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
8
9 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
NR
10 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Colby, 2013: Williams, 2012: Middlebury, 2011: Williams, 2010: MIT
       
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
1
2 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
6
3 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
2
4 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
3
5 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
4
6 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
7
7 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
5
8 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
8
9 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
NR
10 Roanoke Salem, Va. ODAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Emory, 2013: Bridgewater (Va.), 2012: Lynchburg, 2011: Lynchburg, 2010: Lynchburg
       
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
2 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
2
3 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
3
4 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
4
5 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
5
6 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
6
7 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
8
8 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
7
9 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
10
10 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2013: Pomona-Pitzer, 2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2011: Colorado College/Occidental,2010: Willamette

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2015 Week #6 — October 20 (pre-conference)

national poll release: October 21
next regional release: November 3
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
2 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
4
3 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
2
4 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
3
5 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
5
6 Rochester (N.Y.) Rochester, N.Y. UAA
8
7 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
6
8 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
7
9 Stevens Hoboken, N.J. Empire 8
9
10 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, N.Y. SUNYAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: St. Lawrence, 2013: NYU, 2012: St. Lawrence, 2011: St. Lawrence, 2010: St. Lawrence
       
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
1
2 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
3
3 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
4
4 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
2
5 Macalester Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
6
6 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
5
7 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
9
8 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
NR
9 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
7
10 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. Great Plains
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Carleton, 2013: Wartburg, 2012: Wartburg, 2011: Wartburg, 2010: Luther
       
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
1
2 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
3
3 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
9
4 Ohio Wesleyan Delaware, Ohio NCAC
6
5 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
NR
6 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
8
7 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
2
8 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
4
9 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
7
10 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
5
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Calvin, 2013: Calvin, 2012: Hope, 2011: Calvin, 2010: Calvin
       
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
1
2 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
2
3 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
4
4 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
2
5 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
7
6 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
5
7 Misericordia Dallas, Pa. Middle Atlantic
6
8 Grove City Grove City, Pa. PAC
8
9 Muhlenberg Allentown, Pa. Centennial
10
10 Waynesburg Waynesburg, Pa. PAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Johns Hopkins, 2013: Johns Hopkins, 2012: Johns Hopkins, 2011: Johns Hopkins, 2010: Johns Hopkins
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
1
2 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
2
3 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
3
4 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
4
5 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
7
6 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
5
7 UW-Stout Menomonie, Wis. WIAC
10
8 Illinois Wesleyan Bloomington, Ill. CCIW
NR
9 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
8
10 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
6
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Washington (Mo.), 2013: Chicago, 2012: UW-Eau Claire, 2011: Washington (Mo.), 2010: UW-Eau Claire
       
         
NEW ENGLAND Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
1
2 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
2
3 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
2
4 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
4
5 Keene State Keene, N.H. Little East
7
6 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
5
7 Wellesley Wellesley, Mass. NEWMAC
6
8 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
9
9 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
7
10 Bowdoin/Bates NESCAC
NR/10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: MIT, 2013: Williams, 2012: MIT, 2011: Middlebury, 2010: Middlebury
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
1
2 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
2
3 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
4
4 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
3
5 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
7
6 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
5
7 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
6
8 Roanoke Salem, Va. ODAC
NR
9 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
8
10 Berry Rome, Ga. SAA
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Emory, 2013: Trinity (Texas), 2012: Trinity (Texas), 2011: Emory, 2010: Rhodes
       
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
2 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
2
3 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
3
4 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. SCAC
4
5 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
5
6 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
6
7 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Great South
7
8 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
8
9 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
9
10 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2014: Willamette, 2013: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2011: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2010: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

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