Two Months Before NCAAs, DI Men’s Regional Rankings Taking Shape

Two Months Before NCAAs, DI Men’s Regional Rankings Taking Shape

NEW ORLEANS – Two months from today, cross country teams from around the country will be lining up for the NCAA Division I Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana. But before they get their shot at Cross Country Town USA, they’ll have to get through the regional championships eight days prior.

With only a handful of significant races so far this month, those regional races are still in the early stages of shaping up in the week two edition of the Men’s Regional Team Rankings announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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The top two teams in each of the nine regional championships on Friday, November 11, will get automatic berths to the NCAA Championships on November 19. Finishing order beyond the top-two teams will be a significant factor in determining at-large berths to Terre Haute.

Only one new men’s team managed to crack into their region’s top-two this week, as Columbia jumped up a couple spots to No. 2 in the Northeast behind defending national champion Syracuse.

The Lions only ran a “B” team this weekend at Iona, but were the beneficiaries of cooling expectations for a pair of regional foes. Columbia bypassed Iona at No. 3, while previous No. 2 Providence fell three spots following a runner-up finish to Dartmouth at the Boston College Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown.

For their efforts, the Big Green moved up to No. 4 as a result of the win, and could potentially break through into the National Coaches’ Poll top-30 on Tuesday.

The next-closest move to the top came out West, where No. 3 Boise State, No. 4 Portland and No. 5 Washington State all moved up a spot from last week. That trio’s rise came at the expense of Washington, which fell three spots from last time to No. 6. The Huskies finished second to WSU at their home Sundodger Invitational.

Elsewhere, both Georgia and Baylor jumped up three spots each to No. 4 in their respective South and South Central regions. Neither region has qualified at-large teams in recent years, making claiming the top-two spots at their respective championships of the utmost importance.

The full regional rankings can be seen below.

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.

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Men’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 7500 meters or longer)
GREAT LAKES Region
1 Indiana 4-0 (4-0) Big Ten 1
2 Wisconsin Big Ten 2
3 Michigan 2-1 (1-0) Big Ten 3
4 Michigan State 4-0 (4-0) Big Ten 4
5 Purdue 3-1 (3-1) Big Ten 8
6 Eastern Michigan 3-1 (3-1) Mid-American 5
7 IUPUI 2-2 (2-2) Summit League 7
8 Notre Dame 9-1 (4-0) ACC 6
9 Ohio State 19-2 (1-0) Big Ten 9
10 Oakland Horizon 10
11 Butler 18-3 (0-1) Big East 13
12 Ohio 5-2 (1-0) Mid-American 14
13 Indiana State 1-6 (1-4) Missouri Valley 15
14 Miami (Ohio) 2-2 (2-2) Mid-American 12
15 Akron 3-4 (0-1) Mid-American 11
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Michigan, 2014: Wisconsin, 2013: Michigan, 2012: Wisconsin, 2011: Wisconsin
       
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Georgetown 10-4 (10-0) Big East 1
2 Penn Ivy 2
3 Princeton 2-14 (0-10) Ivy 3
4 Villanova Big East 4
5 Navy 3-0 (3-0) Patriot 5
6 Lehigh 9-6 (9-2) Patriot 6
7 Penn State 6-8 (6-4) Big Ten 7
8 Saint Joseph’s 6-14 (5-8) Atlantic 10 8
9 La Salle Atlantic 10 9
10 Bucknell Patriot 10
11 Duquesne 3-1 (-) Atlantic 10 11
12 Rutgers 6-14 (5-8) Big Ten 12
13 Pittsburgh ACC 13
14 Temple 3-3 (2-1) American 14
15 George Washington 2-1 (2-1) Atlantic 10 15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Georgetown, 2014: Villanova, 2013: Villanova, 2012: Georgetown, 2011: Georgetown
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Oklahoma State Big 12 1
2 Oklahoma Big 12 2
3 Tulsa American 3
4 Illinois 1-1 (-) Big Ten 4
5 Iowa State Big 12 5
6 Minnesota Big Ten 6
7 Bradley 5-0 (3-0) Missouri Valley 7
8 South Dakota State Summit League 8
9 Kansas Big 12 9
10 Wichita State 1-3 (1-2) Missouri Valley 10
11 Missouri 17-4 (2-0) SEC 11
12 Nebraska 3-1 (3-0) Big Ten 12
13 Iowa 7-0 (7-0) Big Ten 13
14 UMKC WAC 14
15 Eastern Illinois 6-1 (6-1) Ohio Valley 15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Oklahoma State, 2014: Oklahoma State, 2013: Oklahoma State, 2012: Oklahoma/Oklahoma State, 2011: Oklahoma State
       
         
MOUNTAIN Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Northern Arizona 3-0 (-) Big Sky 1
2 Colorado Pac-12 2
3 UTEP Conference USA 3
4 BYU West Coast 4
5 Southern Utah Big Sky 5
6 Colorado State Mountain West 6
7 Air Force 4-0 (-) Mountain West 7
8 New Mexico Mountain West 8
9 Utah State 7-0 (6-0) Mountain West NR
10 Weber State 6-1 (5-1) Big Sky 10
11 Utah Valley 5-1 (-) WAC 11
12 Texas Tech Big 12 12
13 Wyoming 5-2 (4-2) Mountain West 9
14 Idaho State 4-3 (3-3) Big Sky 13
15 New Mexico State WAC 15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Colorado,
2014: Colorado, 2013: Northern Arizona, 2012: Northern Arizona, 2011: BYU
       
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Syracuse 14-0 (2-0) ACC 1
2 Columbia 5-4 (4-4) Ivy 4
3 Iona 3-5 (2-5) Metro Atlantic 3
4 Dartmouth 13-0 (11-0) Ivy 7
5 Providence 12-1 (10-1) Big East 2
6 Yale 6-1 (4-0) Ivy 5
7 Cornell 12-2 (0-2) Ivy 6
8 Army West Point 8-0 (7-0) Patriot 11
9 Brown 10-3 (9-2) Ivy 8
10 Stony Brook America East 10
11 Harvard 0-2 (0-1) Ivy 9
12 Binghamton 2-0 (2-0) America East 12
13 Maine 9-4 (8-3) America East 13
14 Connecticut 4-0 (2-0) American 14
15 Buffalo 2-2 (1-1) Mid-American 15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Syracuse,
2014: Syracuse, 2013: Syracuse, 2012: Iona, 2011: Syracuse,
       
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Mississippi SEC 1
2 Florida State ACC 2
3 Middle Tennessee 21-0 (10-0) Conference USA 3
4 Georgia 20-1 (9-1) SEC 7
5 Alabama SEC 4
6 Florida SEC 6
7 Auburn 18-7 (8-2) SEC 5
8 Georgia Tech ACC 8
9 Tennessee 14-7 (7-3) SEC 9
10 Tennessee Tech 13-8 (6-4) Ohio Valley 14
11 Lipscomb 12-9 (5-5) Atlantic Sun 10
12 Belmont 10-11 (4-6) Ohio Valley 11
13 Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun NR
14 North Florida Atlantic Sun 12
15 Mississippi State 7-14 (3-7) SEC 13
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Florida State,
2014: Mississippi, 2013: Georgia, 2012: Florida State, 2011: Florida State
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Arkansas 11-2 (-) SEC 1
2 Texas Big 12 2
3 Texas A&M SEC 3
4 Baylor Big 12 7
5 UT Arlington Sun Belt 4
6 North Texas Conference USA 6
7 Texas State Sun Belt 8
8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Southland 9
9 Stephen F. Austin Southland 5
10 McNeese State Southland 11
11 Sam Houston State Southland 10
12 Lamar Southland 12
13 Rice Conference USA 13
14 Louisiana-Lafayette Sun Belt 15
15 LSU SEC NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Arkansas,
2014: Arkansas, 2013: Arkansas, 2012: Texas, 2011: Texas
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Eastern Kentucky 2-0 (1-0) Ohio Valley 1
2 Virginia ACC 2
3 NC State ACC 3
4 Furman 4-0 (3-0) Southern 4
5 Virginia Tech 7-0 (4-0) ACC 6
6 Louisville 16-5 (4-0) ACC 5
7 Campbell Big South 8
8 North Carolina ACC 7
9 Kentucky 0-2 (0-1) SEC 9
10 Duke 1-2 (-) ACC 10
11 William and Mary Colonial 11
12 Appalachian State Sun Belt 12
13 Davidson 11-10 (3-1) Atlantic 10 13
14 George Mason Atlantic 10 14
15 Liberty 6-1 (3-1) Big South 15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Louisville, 2014: Virginia, 2013: Eastern Kentucky, 2012: Virginia, 2011: NC State
       
         
WEST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Oregon 6-0 (4-0) Pac-12 1
2 Stanford Pac-12 2
3 Boise State Mountain West 4
4 Portland 4-2 (2-2) West Coast 5
5 Washington State 4-0 (4-0) Pac-12 6
6 Washington 3-1 (3-1) Pac-12 3
7 UCLA Pac-12 7
8 California Pac-12 8
9 San Francisco West Coast 9
10 Cal Poly 6-0 (5-0) Big West 10
11 Arizona State Pac-12 11
12 Gonzaga West Coast 13
13 St. Mary’s (Calif.) West Coast 14
14 San Jose State Mountain West 15
15 Santa Clara West Coast NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Washington,
2014: Oregon, 2013: Stanford, 2012: Stanford, 2011: Stanford

 

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