Calm Before The Storm In NCAA DIII XC Regional Rankings

Calm Before The Storm In NCAA DIII XC Regional Rankings

NEW ORLEANS — One word best described this past weekend in NCAA Division III Cross Country: "Idle."

With a busy weekend of meets coming up and the postseason quickly approaching, teams across the nation decided to kick their feet up and take a load off. Because of that, there were minimal changes to the latest Regional Rankings, released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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Any movement truly transpired in the women’s rankings, where 14 teams — most in the bottom half of their respective regions — shifted around. That’s a staggering number compared to the five men’s teams that did the same.

The biggest gainer in either poll was that of the York (Pa.) men, who jumped from outside the top-10 to No. 6 in the Mideast Region. The Spartans competed at the DeSales Invitational this past weekend and finished runner-up behind nationally-ranked Dickinson. York (Pa.) packed up well at the front as Andy MacGibbon, Alex Smith and Grant Dell went 9-10-11 as the squad scored 75 points.

So what are those big meets this weekend?

We’ll list them for you, along with the respective host school.

  • Little Three Championship — Wesleyan (Conn.)
  • Great Lakes Inter-Regional Rumble — Oberlin
  • Inter-Regional Border Battle — Rowan
  • Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invitational — UW-La Crosse
  • AAE Invitational — UW-Oshkosh

This will be a great appetizer for about one month from now when the NCAA Division III Regional Cross Country Championships are held across the nation on November 12.

The following weekend the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships will be held at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky.

Scroll below for full Regional Rankings, including the top-10 teams in each respective region.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2016 Week #5 — October 11

national poll release: October 12
next regional release: October 18
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
2 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
2
3 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
3
4 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
4
5 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
5
6 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
6
7 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
7
8 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
8
9 Rochester (N.Y.) Rochester, N.Y. UAA
9
10 Ramapo Mahwah, N.J. NJAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: SUNY Geneseo, 2014: St. Lawrence, 2013: SUNY Cortland, 2012: NYU, 2011: St. Lawrence
       
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
1
2 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
2
3 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
3
4 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
4
5 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
5
6 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
6
7 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
7
8 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
8
9 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
9
10 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: St. Olaf, 2014: St. Olaf, 2013: St. Olaf, 2012: St. Olaf, 2011: Nebraska Wesleyan
       
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
1
2 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
2
3 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
3
4 Wabash Crawfordsville, Ind. NCAC
4
5 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
5
6 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
6
7 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
7
8 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
8
9 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
9
10 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Wabash, 2014: Wabash, 2013: Wabash, 2012: Calvin, 2011: Calvin
       
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
1
2 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
2
3 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
3
4 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
4
5 Widener Chester, Pa. Middle Atlantic
5
6 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
NR
7 Salisbury Salisbury, Md. CAC
9
8 Messiah Grantham, Pa. Middle Atlantic
NR
9 Saint Vincent Latrobe, Pa. PAC
7
10 Muhlenberg Allentown, Pa. Centennial
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Haverford, 2014: Carnegie Mellon, 2013: Johns Hopkins, 2012: Haverford, 2011: Haverford
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
1
2 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
2
3 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
3
4 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
4
5 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
5
6 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
6
7 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
7
8 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
8
9 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
9
10 UW-Stout Menomonie, Wis. WIAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: UW-Eau Claire, 2014: North Central (Ill.), 2013: North Central (Ill.), 2012: North Central (Ill.), 2011: North Central (Ill.)
       
         
NEW ENGLAND Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
1
2 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
2
3 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
3
4 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
4
5 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
5
6 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
6
7 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
7
8 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
8
9 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
NR
10 Wesleyan (Conn.) Middletown, Conn. NESCAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Williams, 2014: Colby, 2013: Williams, 2012: Middlebury, 2011: Williams
       
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
1
2 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
2
3 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
3
4 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
4
5 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
5
6 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
6
7 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
7
8 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
8
9 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
9
10 Univ. of the South Sewanee, Tenn. SAA
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Emory, 2014: Emory, 2013: Bridgewater (Va.), 2012: Lynchburg, 2011: Lynchburg
       
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
2
3 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
3
4 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
4
5 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
5
6 George Fox Newberg, Ore. Northwest Conference
6
7 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
7
8 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Great South
8
9 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
9
10 Pacific Lutheran Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2014: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2013: Pomona-Pitzer, 2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2011: Occidental/Colorado College,

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2016 Week #5 — October 11

national poll release: October 12
next regional release: October 18
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
2 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
2
3 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
3
4 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
4
5 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
5
6 Stevens Hoboken, N.J. Empire 8
6
7 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
7
8 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
8
9 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, N.Y. SUNYAC
9
10 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: SUNY Geneseo, 2014: St. Lawrence, 2013: NYU, 2012: St. Lawrence, 2011: St. Lawrence
       
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
1
2 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
2
3 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
3
4 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
5
5 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
4
6 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
6
7 Macalester Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
7
8 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
8
9 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
9
10 St. Catherine (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: St. Thomas (Minn.), 2014: Carleton, 2013: Wartburg, 2012: Wartburg, 2011: Wartburg
       
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
1
2 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
2
3 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
3
4 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
4
5 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
5
6 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
6
7 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
7
8 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
8
9 Manchester North Manchester, Ind. HCAC
9
10 Kenyon Gambier, Ohio NCAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Hope, 2014: Calvin, 2013: Calvin, 2012: Hope, 2011: Calvin
       
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
1
2 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
2
3 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
3
4 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
4
5 DeSales Center Valley, Pa. Middle Atlantic
5
6 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
6
7 Waynesburg Waynesburg, Pa. PAC
9
8 Moravian Bethlehem, Pa. Landmark
8
9 Misericordia Dallas, Pa. Middle Atlantic
NR
10 Susquehanna Selinsgrove, Pa. Landmark
7
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Johns Hopkins, 2014: Johns Hopkins, 2013: Johns Hopkins, 2012: Johns Hopkins, 2011: Johns Hopkins
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
1
2 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
2
3 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
3
4 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
4
5 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
5
6 St. Norbert De Pere, Wis. Midwest Conference
6
7 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
7
8 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
NR
9 Concordia Wisconsin Mequon, Wis. NACC
8
10 UW-Stout Menomonie, Wis. WIAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Washington (Mo.), 2014: Washington (Mo.), 2013: Chicago, 2012: UW-Eau Claire, 2011: Washington (Mo.)
       
         
NEW ENGLAND Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
1
2 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
2
3 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
3
4 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
4
5 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
5
6 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
6
7 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
7
8 Wesleyan (Conn.) Middletown, Conn. NESCAC
9
9 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
10
10 Wellesley Wellesley, Mass. NEWMAC
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Williams, 2014: MIT, 2013: Williams, 2012: MIT, 2011: Middlebury
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
1
2 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
2
3 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
3
4 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
4
5 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
6
6 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
5
7 Berry Rome, Ga. SAA
7
8 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
8
9 Roanoke Salem, Va. ODAC
9
10 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Emory, 2014: Emory, 2013: Trinity (Texas), 2012: Trinity (Texas), 2011: Emory
       
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
2 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
2
3 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. SCAC
3
4 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
4
5 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
5
6 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Great South
6
7 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
7
8 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
8
9 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
9
10 George Fox Newberg, Ore. Northwest Conference
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2015: Willamette, 2014: Willamette, 2013: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2011: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/11
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 8: First countable, at-large
Week 2Mon 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 14: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 26-29: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/30
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsFri 11/10
Sat 11/18

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
NATIONAL:
2017 | All-Time
REGIONAL: 2017 | All-Time