Two New No. 1s Emerge in Latest DII Regional Rankings

Two New No. 1s Emerge in Latest DII Regional Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – The final significant weekend of head-to-head NCAA Division II cross country action before conference championships two weekends from now fittingly resulted in some significant shifting in the Regional Rankings announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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Two new No. 1 teams emerged in the South Region for each gender, while rankings in the South, East, Atlantic, and Central regions were jumbled up from a week ago. The time to live up to these rankings is fast approaching as Regional Championships will be held around the country on November 7.

The men of Lee (Tenn.) reclaimed their spot atop the South Region from Saint Leo after a third-place finish among non-Division I schools at the Queens Royals XC Challenge. Nova Southeastern jumped up two spots into the all-important third spot in the three-bid South Region.

Only three teams from the men’s South Region will advance to the NCAA Championships on November 21 in Joplin, Missouri. Each region is allotted a certain number of qualifiers based on its teams’ performances at last year’s NCAA Championships.

Fret not, Saint Leo fans, as your Lions ascended to No. 1 in the women’s South Region. The Saint Leo women toppled formerly No. 1 Tampa – winner of the last eight South Region titles – 83-89 at the 5K Disney Classic Presented by New Balance. The Spartans fell to No. 2 in the region.

The South may have been the only region with changes at the very top, but numerous other regions saw new teams jockey into qualifying position based on the weekend’s results.

In the men’s East Region, only top-ranked Stonehill remained steady while all nine teams beneath it shuffled around. American International moved back to No. 2 in the three-bid region, displacing No. 3 Roberts Wesleyan and No. 4 Franklin Pierce.

The three-bid women’s Atlantic saw Shippensburg move to No. 2 behind Bloomsburg, pushing down Edinboro and Slippery Rock.

A five-spot drop to No. 9 by MSU Moorhead in the five-bid women’s Central Region opened the door for No. 4 Harding to move up one spot and No. 5 Missouri Southern to join the qualifying picture with a two-position increase.

Many teams took advantage of this final weekend of significant regular-season competition to move into the regional rankings.

New to the men’s charts were: Minnesota Duluth [Central], Michigan Tech [Midwest], North Alabama [South], and Young Harris and Flagler [Southeast].

Joining the women’s rankings were: Philadelphia [East], Nova Southeastern [South], Augusta, Limestone and Mount Olive [Southeast].

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 #5 — October 13

national rankings release: October 14
next regional release: October 27
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 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
10
10 California (Pa.) California, 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
2
3 Neb.-Kearney Kearney, Neb. MIAA
3
4 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
4
5 East Central (Okla.) Ada, Okla. Great American
5
6 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
7
7 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
6
8 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
8
9 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
9
10 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
NR
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 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
4
3 Roberts Wesleyan Chili, N.Y. East Coast
2
4 Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. Northeast-10
3
5 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
6
6 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
5
7 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
8
8 Saint Rose Albany, N.Y. Northeast-10
9
9 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
10
10 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. 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
6
7 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. GLVC
7
8 Michigan Tech Houghton, Mich. GLIAC
NR
9 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
8
10 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
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 Lee (Tenn.) Cleveland, Tenn. Gulf South
2
2 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
1
3 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
5
4 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
3
5 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
4
6 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
6
7 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
9
8 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
8
9 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
7
10 North Alabama Florence, Ala. Gulf South
NR
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
1
2 Adams State Alamosa, Colo. RMAC
2
3 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
3
4 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
5
5 Black Hills State Spearfish, S.D. RMAC
6
6 New Mexico Highlands Las Vegas, N.M. RMAC
4
7 Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas Lone Star
8
8 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
7
9 Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. RMAC
10
10 CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. RMAC
9
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 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
6
5 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
5
6 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
4
7 Augusta Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
7
8 Lincoln Memorial Harrogate, Tenn. SAC
8
9 Young Harris Young Harris, Ga. Peach Belt
NR
10 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
NR
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 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
6
6 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
5
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 #5 — October 13

national rankings release: October 14
next regional release: October 27
ATLANTIC Region (3 auto quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
4
3 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
2
4 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
3
5 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
5
6 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
6
7 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. PSAC
7
8 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
8
9 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
9
10 Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. PSAC
10
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 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
5
5 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
7
6 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
6
7 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
8
8 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
9
9 MSU Moorhead Moorhead, Minn. NSIC
4
10 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
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 Assumption Worcester, Mass. Northeast-10
4
5 Daemen Amherst, N.Y. East Coast
6
6 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
NR
7 St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. East Coast
5
8 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
7
9 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
9
10 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
10
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
4
5 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
5
6 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
6
7 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
7
8 Malone Canton, Ohio GLIAC
8
9 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
9
10 Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. GLVC
10
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 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
1
3 Lee (Tenn.) Cleveland, Tenn. Gulf South
3
4 Union (Tenn.) Jackson, Tenn. Gulf South
4
5 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
5
6 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
6
7 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
7
8 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
9
9 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
10
10 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
NR
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
3
4 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
4
5 CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. RMAC
5
6 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
6
7 Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. RMAC
7
8 Chadron State Chadron, Neb. RMAC
8
9 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
10
10 Eastern New Mexico Portales, N.M. Lone Star
9
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 Augusta Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
NR
7 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
6
8 Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
NR
9 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
8
10 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
7
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 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
4
4 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
3
5 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
5
6 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
7
7 Cal State San Bernardino San Bernardino, Calif. CCAA
8
8 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
6
9 Azusa Pacific Azusa, Calif. PacWest
10
10 Cal State Stanislaus Turlock, Calif. CCAA
9
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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