Two New No. 1 Teams in Latest NCAA DII Regional Rankings

Two New No. 1 Teams in Latest NCAA DII Regional Rankings

NEW ORLEANS – A pair of new teams have moved to No. 1 in the latest NCAA Division II Regional Rankings, while many others moved into national championships qualifying position – for now.

American International’s men reclaimed their spot atop the East region and Bloomsburg’s women took over No. 1 in the Atlantic in the rankings announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

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AIC took the team title at the UMass Dartmouth Corsair Invitational this weekend, overtaking last week’s No. 1 Stonehill along the way. The Yellow Jackets scored 52 points for the win, followed by Connecticut College with 60 and Stonehill with 99. The Skyhawks, meanwhile, fell to No. 2 in the region.

Bloomsburg, meanwhile, also took down the former regional No. 1 in a head-to-head matchup. The Huskies scored a narrow win over Shippensburg (which fell to No. 2) at the Kutzdown DII/DIII Challenge, 69-73. All five of Bloomsburg’s scorers finished top-25.

Needless to say, more showdowns between those teams are in store for, at the very least, November 5-6 for Regional Championships weekend.

The Bloomsburg men were also winners on Tuesday, as they moved into position for the fourth and final NCAA Championships qualifying spot. Each region is allowed only a designated number of team qualifiers to the NCAA Championships on November 19 in Saint Leo, Florida.

Also moving onto the good side of the bubble among men’s teams were No. 2 Hillsdale and No. 5 Bellarmine in the Midwest; and No. 5 UC San Diego in the West.

Making that leap into temporary qualifying position for the women were No. 3 Seton Hill in the Atlantic; No. 3 Roberts Wesleyan in the East; No. 5 Malone in the Midwest; and No. 5 UC San Diego.

See the full regional rankings below.

The United States (as well as Canada and Puerto Rico) is split into eight distinct regions for both the men and the women, combining for 16 total. Teams qualify to the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships on November 19 based on their finishes at these regional championships on November 5, with each region allotted a specific number of NCAA Championship berths based on 2015 results.

These rankings aim to predict how teams will fare within those regional championship races. They 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 20

national poll release: September 21
next regional release: September 27
         
ATLANTIC Region (4 Auto Quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
2
3 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
3
4 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
8
5 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
6
6 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
7
7 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
4
8 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
5
9 West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon, W.Va. Mountain East
NR
10 Concord Concord, W. Va. Mountain East
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Shippensburg, 2014: Lock Haven, 2013: Lock Haven, 2012: Edinboro, 2011: Edinboro
       
         
CENTRAL Region (4 Auto Quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
1
2 MSU Moorhead Moorhead, Minn. NSIC
3
3 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
6
4 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
4
5 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
5
6 East Central (Okla.) Ada, Okla. Great American
2
7 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
NR
8 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
7
9 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
10
10 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Augustana (S.D.), 2014: Augustana (S.D.), 2013: Augustana (S.D.), 2012: Augustana (S.D.), 2011: Adams State
       
         
EAST Region (3 Auto Quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
2
2 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
1
3 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
3
4 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
7
5 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
4
6 Wilmington (Del.) New Castle, Del. CACC
9
7 Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. Northeast-10
5
8 Roberts Wesleyan Chili, N.Y. East Coast
6
9 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
8
10 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: American International, 2014: American International, 2013: Stonehill, 2012: American International, 2011: UMass Lowell
       
         
MIDWEST Region (5 Auto Quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. GLIAC
1
2 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
7
3 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
2
4 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
5
5 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
NR
6 Walsh North Canton, Ohio GLIAC
6
7 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
4
8 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
3
9 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
9
10 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Grand Valley State, 2014: Grand Valley State, 2013: Grand Valley State, 2012: Grand Valley State, 2011: Grand Valley State
       
         
SOUTH Region (3 Auto Quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Lee (Tenn.) Cleveland, Tenn. Gulf South
1
2 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
3
3 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
2
4 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
4
5 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
5
6 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
7
7 North Alabama Florence, Ala. Gulf South
6
8 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
8
9 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
9
10 Valdosta State Valdosta, Ga. Gulf South
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Saint Leo, 2014: Florida Southern, 2013: Florida Southern, 2012: Nova Southeastern, 2011: Alabama-Huntsville
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region (5 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 CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. RMAC
4
5 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
5
6 Black Hills State Spearfish, S.D. RMAC
6
7 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
10
8 Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. RMAC
8
9 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
7
10 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Adams State, 2014: Adams State, 2013: Adams State, 2012: Adams State, 2011: Eastern New Mexico
       
         
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
3
3 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
2
4 Augusta Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
4
5 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
5
6 Anderson (S.C.) Anderson, S.C. SAC
8
7 Montevallo Montevallo, Ala. Peach Belt
6
8 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
7
9 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
10
10 Young Harris Young Harris, Ga. Peach Belt
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Mount Olive, 2014: Mars Hill, 2013: Mount Olive, 2012: Columbus State, 2011: Queens (N.C.)
       
         
WEST Region (5 Auto Quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
1
2 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
3
3 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
2
4 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
4
5 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
10
6 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
6
7 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
9
8 Academy of Art San Francisco, Calif. PacWest
7
9 SF State San Francisco, Calif. CCAA
5
10 Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. GNAC
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Alaska Anchorage, 2014: Chico State, 2013: Chico State, 2012: Chico State, 2011: Alaska Anchorage

 

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Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2016 Week #2 — September 20

national poll release: September 21
next regional release: September 27
         
ATLANTIC Region (3 Auto Quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
2
2 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
1
3 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. PSAC
5
4 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
4
5 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
6
6 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
8
7 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
10
8 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
7
9 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
3
10 Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. PSAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: California (Pa.), 2014: Edinboro, 2013: Edinboro, 2012: Shippensburg, 2011: Shippensburg
       
         
CENTRAL Region (4 Auto Quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
1
2 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
2
3 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
3
4 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
4
5 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
6
6 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
5
7 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
7
8 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
8
9 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
9
10 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Southwest Baptist, 2014: Minnesota Duluth, 2013: Minnesota Duluth, 2012: Augustana (S.D.), 2011: Western State
       
         
EAST Region (3 Auto Quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
1
2 Assumption Worcester, Mass. Northeast-10
2
3 Roberts Wesleyan Chili, N.Y. East Coast
4
4 Daemen Amherst, N.Y. East Coast
3
5 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
7
6 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
5
7 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
10
8 St. Thomas Aquinas Sparkill, N.Y. East Coast
9
9 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
NR
10 Saint Rose Albany, N.Y. Northeast-10
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Stonehill, 2014: Roberts Wesleyan, 2013: Stonehill, 2012: Stonehill, 2011: Stonehill
       
         
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
3
3 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
2
4 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
5
5 Malone Canton, Ohio G-MAC
8
6 Northern Michigan Marquette, Mich. GLIAC
4
7 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
6
8 Walsh North Canton, Ohio GLIAC
9
9 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
7
10 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Grand Valley State, 2014: Grand Valley State, 2013: Grand Valley State, 2012: Grand Valley State, 2011: Grand Valley State
       
         
SOUTH Region (3 Auto Quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
1
2 Lee (Tenn.) Cleveland, Tenn. Gulf South
2
3 Union (Tenn.) Jackson, Tenn. Gulf South
3
4 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
4
5 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
6
6 North Alabama Florence, Ala. Gulf South
7
7 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
5
8 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
8
9 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
NR
10 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Tampa, 2014: Tampa, 2013: Tampa, 2012: Tampa, 2011: Tampa
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region (5 Auto Quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Adams State Alamosa, Colo. RMAC
1
2 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
2
3 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
3
4 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
4
5 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
5
6 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
6
7 CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. RMAC
7
8 Colorado Christian Lakewood, Colo. RMAC
8
9 Midwestern State Wichita Falls, Texas Lone Star
9
10 Oklahoma Christian Oklahoma City, Okla. Heartland Conference
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Adams State, 2014: Adams State, 2013: Adams State, 2012: Adams State, 2011: Midwestern State
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region (3 Auto Quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Montevallo Montevallo, Ala. Peach Belt
1
2 Queens (N.C.) Charlotte, N.C. SAC
2
3 North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. Peach Belt
3
4 Anderson (S.C.) Anderson, S.C. SAC
4
5 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
5
6 Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
6
7 Augusta Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
7
8 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
8
9 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
9
10 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Montevallo, 2014: Montevallo, 2013: Wingate, 2012: Columbus State, 2011: Queens (N.C.)
       
         
WEST Region (6 Auto Quals)
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
1
2 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
3
3 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
4
4 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
6
5 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
7
6 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
2
7 Point Loma Nazarene San Diego, Calif. PacWest
9
8 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
5
9 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
10
10 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Chico State, 2014: Simon Fraser, 2013: Alaska Anchorage, 2012: Chico State, 2011: Alaska Anchorage

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