Trio of New No. 1 Teams in Latest NCAA DII Regional Rankings

Trio of New No. 1 Teams in Latest NCAA DII Regional Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – Three new regional No. 1s emerged in the fourth regular-season edition of the NCAA Division II Cross Country Regional Rankings, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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Colorado Mines’ men wrested the top spot in the South Central from three-time defending national team champion Adams State, while the Saint Leo men and Bloomsburg women moved atop their respective regions.

A decisive victory in the college division of the Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival – 44-125 over Central No. 2 Pittsburg State – was enough to boost the Miners atop the South Central for the first time in the history of the USTFCCCA archives (dating back to 2010).

This marks just the third time in that same span that Adams State has not been No. 1 in the region.

Saint Leo supplanted Lee (Tenn.) as the top squad in the South Region. The former finished 22nd at the Lehigh Paul Short Run’s top-seeded Gold Division, while the latter was ninth in the Blue race at the Greater Louisville Classic (the second race).

Bloomsburg was the lone new women’s No. 1 after the Huskies won the Brown Division II/III race at Paul Short, displacing Edinboro from atop the Atlantic.

Another pair of women’s teams moved inside the “qualifying zone” in their regions based on this weekend’s action (each region is allotted a certain number of qualifiers to the NCAA Championships on November 21 in Joplin, Mo.).

Colorado Mines finished second in the college division at the Chile Pepper Festival to jump two spots to No. 3 in the four-bid South Central Region, while Harding finished fifth in the same race to jump up five spots to No. 5 in the five-bid Central.

Joining the men’s rankings this week were California (Pa.) [Atlantic Region], Saint Rose [East], Ferris State [Midwest], and CSU-Pueblo [South Central].

New to the women’s rankings were Lock Haven [Atlantic], Le Moyne and Adelphi [East], Ashland [Midwest], and Fort Lewis [South Central].

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, on November 21..

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 in determining predicted team finishes at the NCAA Regional Championships.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2015 Week #4 — October 6

national rankings release: October 7
next regional release: October 13
         
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
3
4 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
4
5 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
5
6 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
6
7 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
7
8 West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon, W.Va. Mountain East
8
9 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
NR
10 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
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 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
4
3 Neb.-Kearney Kearney, Neb. MIAA
3
4 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
5
5 East Central (Okla.) Ada, Okla. Great American
2
6 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
6
7 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
7
8 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
10
9 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
8
10 MSU Moorhead Moorhead, Minn. NSIC
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
2
3 Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. Northeast-10
3
4 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
4
5 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
9
6 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
5
7 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
6
8 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
8
9 Saint Rose Albany, N.Y. Northeast-10
NR
10 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
7
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 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
4
5 Malone Canton, Ohio GLIAC
5
6 Walsh North Canton, Ohio GLIAC
10
7 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. GLVC
9
8 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
7
9 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
NR
10 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
8
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 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
2
2 Lee (Tenn.) Cleveland, Tenn. Gulf South
1
3 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
3
4 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
4
5 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
5
6 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
6
7 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
7
8 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
8
9 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
9
10 Valdosta State Valdosta, Ga. Gulf South
10
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 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
2
2 Adams State Alamosa, Colo. RMAC
1
3 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
3
4 New Mexico Highlands Las Vegas, N.M. RMAC
4
5 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
5
6 Black Hills State Spearfish, S.D. RMAC
6
7 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
8
8 Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas Lone Star
9
9 CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. RMAC
NR
10 Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. RMAC
10
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
2
3 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
3
4 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
4
5 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
5
6 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
6
7 Augusta Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
7
8 Lincoln Memorial Harrogate, Tenn. SAC
8
9 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
9
10 Anderson (S.C.) Anderson, S.C. SAC
10
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 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
4
5 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
5
6 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
6
7 SF State San Francisco, Calif. CCAA
7
8 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
8
9 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
9
10 Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. PacWest
10
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 #4 — October 6

national rankings release: October 7
next regional release: October 13
         
ATLANTIC Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
2
2 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
1
3 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
3
4 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
4
5 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
6
6 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
7
7 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. PSAC
5
8 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
8
9 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
NR
10 Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. PSAC
9
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 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
3
4 MSU Moorhead Moorhead, Minn. NSIC
4
5 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
10
6 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
5
7 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
6
8 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
7
9 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
8
10 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
9
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 Assumption Worcester, Mass. Northeast-10
4
5 St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. East Coast
5
6 Daemen Amherst, N.Y. East Coast
6
7 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
7
8 LIU Post Brookville, N.Y. East Coast
9
9 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
NR
10 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
NR
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 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
1
2 Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. GLIAC
2
3 Northern Michigan Marquette, Mich. GLIAC
3
4 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
6
5 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
4
6 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
5
7 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
NR
8 Malone Canton, Ohio GLIAC
7
9 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
8
10 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. GLVC
9
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 Union (Tenn.) Jackson, Tenn. Gulf South
7
5 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
4
6 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
6
7 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
5
8 North Alabama Florence, Ala. Gulf South
8
9 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
10
10 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
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 Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
5
4 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
4
5 CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. RMAC
7
6 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
3
7 Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. RMAC
6
8 Chadron State Chadron, Neb. RMAC
9
9 Eastern New Mexico Portales, N.M. Lone Star
8
10 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
NR
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 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
2
3 Anderson (S.C.) Anderson, S.C. SAC
3
4 Queens (N.C.) Charlotte, N.C. SAC
4
5 North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. Peach Belt
5
6 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
6
7 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
7
8 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
8
9 Coker Hartsville, S.C. SAC
9
10 Young Harris Young Harris, Ga. Peach Belt
10
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
2
3 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
3
4 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
4
5 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
5
6 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
6
7 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
7
8 Cal State San Bernardino San Bernardino, Calif. CCAA
8
9 Cal State Stanislaus Turlock, Calif. CCAA
9
10 Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. PacWest
10
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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