Second NCAA DI Women’s Regional Rankings Of Regular Season Revealed

Second NCAA DI Women’s Regional Rankings Of Regular Season Revealed

NEW ORLEANS — Seven of the nine regions in NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country remained virtually untouched in the most recent Regional Rankings released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

But what about those other two: There are nine after all.

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Both the Great Lakes Region and the South Region saw its former No. 1 bite the dust and the No. 2 team in each region surge to the top of the rankings.

We’ll start in the Great Lakes where second-ranked Michigan leapfrogged former No. 1 Michigan State. The Wolverines, who are led by Erin Finn, are still floating on Cloud 9 after putting up a near-perfect score at the Sycamore Invitational hosted by Indiana State. The Spartans, though, are as close to No. 1 as one team can be, especially after leveling the competition at the Spartan Invitational (four of seven runners in top-6).

Don’t think this will be the only time they’ll swap the top spot this season. Michigan and Michigan State will race at least four (possibly five) times this season, starting this weekend at the Roy Griak Invitational. Those other three (possibly four) times would come at the EMU Fall Classic, the Big Ten Championships, the Great Lakes Regional and possible the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.

Elsewhere, Vanderbilt usurped the top spot in the South Region from Mississippi State. That’s because of a head-to-head victory this past weekend at the Commodore Classic.

The Commodores (third) and Bulldogs (fourth) both finished behind Eastern Michigan (meet champion) and Ohio State (runner-up) in the team standings, but it’s the head-to-head matchup we’re concerned about. For Vanderbilt, it got a great run from Sara Tsai (sixth), while Mississippi State was led by Rhianwedd Price (11th).

Speaking of the Eagles and Buckeyes, they went from No. 5 and No. 7 in the Great Lakes Region to No. 4 and No. 5. Eastern Michigan won the Commodore Classic large in part due to the effort of Jordann McDermitt, who placed third overall.

Look below to see the full Regional Rankings for the second week of the regular season. Also, be sure to tune in tomorrow (Tuesday) for another LIVE edition of "Cross Country U" to hear the full National Coaches’ Poll.

NCAA Division I Regional Championships will be held around the country on Friday, November 11 with the return of the NCAA Championships to Terre Haute, Indiana, eight days later.

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

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2016 Week #2 — September 19

national poll release: September 20
next regional release: September 26
RAOR = Record against own region (since September 9, reported to TFRRS, races 4500 meters or longer)
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Michigan 2-0 (1-0) Big Ten 2
2 Michigan State 4-0 (4-0) Big Ten 1
3 Notre Dame 10-0 (4-0) ACC 3
4 Eastern Michigan 23-0 (2-0) Mid-American 5
5 Ohio State 22-1 (1-1) Big Ten 7
6 Wisconsin 2-1 (-) Big Ten 4
7 Butler 20-3 (0-2) Big East 9
8 Indiana 5-0 (5-0) Big Ten 6
9 Marquette 12-1 (6-1) Big East 10
10 Toledo 2-0 (2-0) Mid-American 11
11 Purdue 4-1 (4-1) Big Ten 8
12 Central Michigan 0-4 (0-4) Mid-American 13
13 Dayton 10-3 (4-3) Atlantic 10 NR
14 Bowling Green 1-1 (1-1) Mid-American NR
15 Miami (Ohio) 3-1 (3-1) Mid-American 15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Michigan,
2014: Michigan State, 2013: Michigan, 2012: Michigan, 2011: Michigan
       
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Penn State 12-0 (8-0) Big Ten 1
2 Georgetown 10-2 (6-2) Big East 2
3 Penn 2-0 (2-0) Ivy 3
4 Villanova 1-1 (1-1) Big East 5
5 Princeton 4-6 (2-1) Ivy 4
6 West Virginia 4-8 (4-4) Big 12 6
7 Pittsburgh ACC 7
8 La Salle 0-2 (0-2) Atlantic 10 8
9 Bucknell Patriot 9
10 Maryland 4-0 (4-0) Big Ten 10
11 Navy 3-1 (3-1) Patriot 11
12 Duquesne 1-2 (0-1) Atlantic 10 12
13 Rutgers 2-17 (1-10) Big Ten 13
14 Saint Joseph’s 6-13 (4-7) Atlantic 10 14
15 Temple 4-3 (2-1) American NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Penn State, 2014: Georgetown, 2013: Villanova, 2012: Penn State, 2011: Georgetown/Villanova,
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Oklahoma State Big 12 1
2 Kansas Big 12 2
3 Minnesota 3-0 (2-0) Big Ten 3
4 Iowa State Big 12 4
5 Tulsa American 5
6 Missouri 19-4 (2-0) SEC 6
7 Oklahoma 2-2 (-) Big 12 7
8 Wichita State Missouri Valley 8
9 Northern Illinois 9-0 (9-0) Mid-American 9
10 North Dakota State 2-6 (-) Summit League 10
11 South Dakota 2-0 (2-0) Summit League 11
12 Iowa 8-1 (8-1) Big Ten 12
13 Illinois 7-2 (7-2) Big Ten 13
14 Bradley 6-0 (4-0) Missouri Valley NR
15 Illinois State 5-4 (5-4) Missouri Valley 15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Oklahoma State, 2014: Iowa State, 2013: Iowa State, 2012: Iowa State, 2011: 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 Utah 8-0 (7-0) Pac-12 5
5 Weber State 7-1 (6-1) Big Sky 4
6 Colorado State Mountain West 6
7 Wyoming 6-2 (5-2) Mountain West 11
8 Utah State 5-3 (4-3) Mountain West 8
9 Air Force Mountain West 9
10 Northern Arizona Big Sky 7
11 Montana State 4-4 (3-4) Big Sky 10
12 Texas Tech Big 12 12
13 Nevada Mountain West 13
14 UTEP Conference USA 14
15 Southern Utah Big Sky 15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: New Mexico,
2014: Colorado, 2013: Colorado, 2012: Weber State, 2011: New Mexico/Colorado
       
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Providence 11-0 (11-0) Big East 1
2 Syracuse 8-4 (2-0) ACC 2
3 Yale 10-0 (5-0) Ivy 3
4 Harvard 1-1 (0-1) Ivy 4
5 Cornell 6-6 (0-2) Ivy 6
6 Columbia 5-6 (4-5) Ivy 5
7 Dartmouth 10-1 (10-1) Ivy 10
8 Brown 11-2 (11-2) Ivy 7
9 Boston College 13-3 (13-3) ACC 8
10 UMass Lowell America East NR
11 New Hampshire 7-4 (7-4) America East 9
12 Stony Brook 1-1 (1-1) America East 11
13 Quinnipiac 8-1 (7-0) Metro Atlantic NR
14 Buffalo 2-0 (-) Mid-American 13
15 Army West Point 7-2 (6-1) Patriot NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Providence, 2014: Iona, 2013: Providence, 2012: Providence, 2011: Syracuse
       
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Vanderbilt 21-2 (10-0) SEC 2
2 Mississippi State 18-5 (9-1) SEC 1
3 Mississippi 3-0 (2-0) SEC 3
4 Alabama SEC 5
5 Florida State 10-2 (-) ACC 6
6 Florida SEC 8
7 Lipscomb 15-8 (8-2) Atlantic Sun 7
8 Georgia 14-9 (7-3) SEC 10
9 Auburn 16-11 (6-4) SEC 4
10 Middle Tennessee 12-11 (5-5) Conference USA 9
11 Georgia Tech ACC 11
12 Memphis 5-0 (3-0) American NR
13 UAB 8-15 (4-6) Conference USA 12
14 UCF American 13
15 Southern Miss 7-2 (2-1) Conference USA NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Vanderbilt,
2014: Vanderbilt, 2013: Florida State, 2012: Florida State, 2011: Florida State
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Arkansas 12-0 (-) SEC 1
2 Texas Big 12 2
3 Rice Conference USA 3
4 Baylor 1-3 (1-2) Big 12 4
5 SMU American 5
6 Texas A&M SEC 6
7 Stephen F. Austin Southland 7
8 Houston American 8
9 North Texas 4-0 (3-0) Conference USA 12
10 Lamar Southland 10
11 Central Arkansas 5-2 (2-1) Southland 13
12 Tulane 8-1 (5-0) American NR
13 LSU 4-2 (3-1) SEC 9
14 TCU 3-1 (2-1) Big 12 14
15 UT Arlington 0-4 (0-3) Sun Belt 11
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Arkansas, 2014: Arkansas, 2013: Arkansas, 2012: Arkansas, 2011: Arkansas
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 NC State 12-0 (11-0) ACC 1
2 Virginia 6-6 (6-5) ACC 2
3 William and Mary 3-0 (2-0) Colonial 3
4 Virginia Tech 7-0 (4-0) ACC 4
5 Furman 4-0 (3-0) Southern 5
6 North Carolina 11-1 (10-1) ACC 6
7 Kentucky SEC 7
8 Coastal Carolina 3-0 (3-0) Sun Belt 8
9 Elon 2-0 (2-0) Colonial 10
10 James Madison 4-0 (4-0) Colonial 11
11 Louisville 17-6 (5-0) ACC 9
12 Eastern Kentucky 16-7 (4-1) Ohio Valley 14
13 Clemson 1-3 (1-2) ACC 12
14 Duke 1-1 (-) ACC 13
15 Appalachian State 3-0 (2-0) Sun Belt NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Virginia,
2014: William and Mary, 2013: Virginia, 2012: Duke, 2011: Virginia,
       
         
WEST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Oregon 8-0 (6-0) Pac-12 1
2 Boise State Mountain West 2
3 Stanford Pac-12 3
4 Washington 5-0 (5-0) Pac-12 4
5 San Francisco West Coast 5
6 Portland 0-8 (0-6) West Coast 6
7 California Pac-12 7
8 Cal Poly 9-1 (8-0) Big West 9
9 UCLA Pac-12 10
10 Arizona Pac-12 13
11 Arizona State Pac-12 8
12 Washington State 4-1 (4-1) Pac-12 12
13 UC Davis 6-2 (4-2) Big West 14
14 Idaho Big Sky NR
15 Gonzaga West Coast 11
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Oregon, 2014: Oregon, 2013: Arizona, 2012: Oregon, 2011: Washington