Relatively Quiet Week In NCAA DIII XC Regional Rankings

Relatively Quiet Week In NCAA DIII XC Regional Rankings

NEW ORLEANS — With a little more than one month remaining until the NCAA Division III Cross Country Regional Championships, the Regional Rankings were surprisingly quiet this week.

That’s not because there weren’t a plethora of big meets in which teams could test themselves. Instead, most of those top-ranked teams in each of the 16 regions (eight men’s, eight women’s) handled business.

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In the most recent Regional Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA), there was only one new No. 1 team and zero new additions to the all-important top-2 of each region.

The Loras men are the new No. 1 team, located in the Central Region. The Duhawks overtook previous No. 1 St. Olaf thanks to their performance at the Carleton-hosted Running of the Cows. Loras captured the team title with a total of 42 points, compared to runner-up Gustavus Adolphus‘ total of 128. The Duhawks went 2-4-6-12-18 and did so without Timothy Sevcik, their top runner from last year’s regional meet.

Gustavus Adolphus is a common opponent for both Loras and St. Olaf. With the Duhawks winning by 86 points and the Oles only winning by 19 earlier this season, Loras became a shoo-in for the top spot.

Just because there wasn’t much movement in the top half of the rankings, doesn’t mean there weren’t many new additions.

In the men’s rankings, Ithaca and Rochester (N.Y.) joined the fun in the Atlantic Region, DePauw made its way into the Great Lakes Region, Eastern Mennonite is ranked in the South/Southeast Region, Saint Vincent and Muhlenberg were welcomed to the rankings in the Mideast Region and UC Santa Cruz and Whitworth are ranked in the West Region.

In the women’s rankings, RIT is now ranked in the Atlantic Region, UW-Platteville is ranked in the Midwest, Luther is ranked in the Central, both John Carroll and Manchester are tabbed in the Great Lakes, while Moravian and Gettysburg are listed in the Mideast Region.

The NCAA Division III Cross Country Regional Championships will be held across the nation on November 12. Exactly one week later, those top-2 teams, at-large teams and select individuals will converge on E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky for the 2016 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2016 Week #4 — October 4

national poll release: October 5
next regional release: October 11
         
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
7
7 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
NR
8 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
6
9 Rochester (N.Y.) Rochester, N.Y. UAA
NR
10 Ramapo Mahwah, N.J. NJAC
8
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
2
2 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
1
3 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
3
4 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
4
5 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
6
6 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
9
7 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
8
8 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
10
9 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
7
10 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
5
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
5
4 Wabash Crawfordsville, Ind. NCAC
3
5 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
4
6 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
7
7 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
6
8 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
8
9 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
9
10 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
NR
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 DeSales Center Valley, Pa. Middle Atlantic
6
7 Saint Vincent Latrobe, Pa. PAC
NR
8 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
7
9 Salisbury Salisbury, Md. CAC
8
10 Muhlenberg Allentown, Pa. Centennial
NR
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
6
6 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
5
7 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
9
8 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
7
9 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
8
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
7
6 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
6
7 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
5
8 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
8
9 WPI Worcester, Mass. NEWMAC
9
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
5
4 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
6
5 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
3
6 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
4
7 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
NR
8 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
7
9 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
8
10 Univ. of the South Sewanee, Tenn. SAA
9
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
6
5 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
7
6 George Fox Newberg, Ore. Northwest Conference
9
7 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
5
8 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Great South
NR
9 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
NR
10 Pacific Lutheran Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
8
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 #4 — October 4

national poll release: October 5
next regional release: October 11
         
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
5
4 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Empire 8
3
5 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
6
6 Stevens Hoboken, N.J. Empire 8
4
7 SUNY Cortland Cortland, N.Y. SUNYAC
7
8 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
8
9 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, N.Y. SUNYAC
10
10 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
NR
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 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
5
5 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
4
6 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
6
7 Macalester Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
9
8 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
8
9 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
7
10 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
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
4
4 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
5
5 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
3
6 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
7
7 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
NR
8 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
10
9 Manchester North Manchester, Ind. HCAC
NR
10 Kenyon Gambier, Ohio NCAC
9
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 Susquehanna Selinsgrove, Pa. Landmark
7
8 Moravian Bethlehem, Pa. Landmark
NR
9 Waynesburg Waynesburg, Pa. PAC
8
10 Gettysburg Gettysburg, Pa. Centennial
NR
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 Concordia Wisconsin Mequon, Wis. NACC
8
9 UW-Stout Menomonie, Wis. WIAC
9
10 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
NR
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
5
4 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
3
5 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
4
6 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
7
7 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
6
8 Wellesley Wellesley, Mass. NEWMAC
8
9 Wesleyan (Conn.) Middletown, Conn. NESCAC
10
10 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
9
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 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
7
6 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
5
7 Berry Rome, Ga. SAA
8
8 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
10
9 Roanoke Salem, Va. ODAC
6
10 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
9
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
5
5 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
4
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