Three New Men’s Regional No. 1 Teams After Wisconsin, Pre-Nats

Three New Men’s Regional No. 1 Teams After Wisconsin, Pre-Nats

NEW ORLEANS – The dust has settled from a wild weekend of regular-season finale meets at Wisconsin and Pre-Nationals, revealing numerous changes atop the newest NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings.

Of the nine overall regions, three checked in this week with new top-ranked teams in the rankings announced Monday morning by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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Only conference championships stand between now and the Regional Championships on Friday, November 11. The top two teams from each of the nine regions will earn automatic berths into the NCAA Championships on November 19 in Terre Haute, Indiana, while 13 more teams will earn at-large bids based on their season-long body of work and regional finishes.

Perhaps the most significant shift – certainly in terms of what might happen in Tuesday’s National Coaches’ Poll (revealed live on the “Cross Country U” podcast at noon ET) – was out in the West Region. With former regional No. 1 Portland finishing seventh at Wisconsin behind two other teams from the West (Stanford and UCLA), the top spot was up for grabs.

It was ultimately Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational runner-up Stanford that moved up three spots to claim it, leapfrogging Pre-Nationals team champion Oregon. The national No. 11 Cardinal took down both No. 3 BYU and defending national champion No. 2 Syracuse along the way, falling only to top-ranked Northern Arizona.

National No. 4 Oregon swept the team and individual titles at Pre-Nationals, defeating No. 5 Arkansas and No. 6 Colorado behind a decisive win by three-time national champion Edward Cheserek.

UCLA, a surprise sixth-place finisher at Wisconsin, moved up two spots to No. 3 in the West, while Portland fell to fourth.

Meanwhile in the Southeast Region, it was Virginia that assumed control of the top spot. The Cavaliers took command of the region after former regional favorite Eastern Kentucky dropped four spots to No. 5 with disappointing split-squad showings at both Wisconsin and Pre-Nationals.

Also moving up to fill the void left by the Colonels’ drop were No. 2 Virginia Tech, No. 3 Kentucky and No. 4 Furman. The latter two moved up three and five spots, respectively. Should the third-ranked Wildcats break through and qualify for NCAAs, it would be their first appearance since 2003 and just the second since 1992.

The Great Lakes Region also saw its top-ranked team falter this weekend, as former favorite Indiana finished fifth at Pre-Nationals. The Hoosiers dropped four spots to No. 5 as a result, opening the door for Wisconsin to move up one spot and reclaim the top spot.

The Badgers were 11th at their home Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, while Pre-Nationals fourth-placing Michigan moved up to No. 2. Eastern Michigan turned in a 17th-place showing at Wisconsin to move to third in the region.

No other teams moved into automatic qualifying position within their regions, but Navy moved up onto the bubble at No. 3 in the Mid-Atlantic.

See the full regional rankings below.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2016 Week #5 — October 17

national poll release: October 18
next regional release: October 31
Win-loss record reflective of results in varsity competition of races 7500 meters or longer versus DI opponents starting September 9; RAOR = Record against own region
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference
Last Week
1 Wisconsin 19-10 (2-0) Big Ten
2
2 Michigan 64-7 (11-0) Big Ten
3
3 Eastern Michigan 29-28 (6-2) Mid-American
5
4 Michigan State 40-21 (4-3) Big Ten
4
5 Indiana 63-9 (16-2) Big Ten
1
6 Ohio State 52-16 (15-2) Big Ten
9
7 Purdue 37-31 (10-5) Big Ten
6
8 Butler 40-21 (5-5) Big East
11
9 IUPUI 33-30 (12-7) Summit League
7
10 Dayton 27-31 (13-8) Atlantic 10
14
11 Ohio 26-6 (10-4) Mid-American
NR
12 Miami (Ohio) 25-6 (12-6) Mid-American
NR
13 Cincinnati 21-4 (9-4) American
15
14 Indiana State 16-50 (6-14) Missouri Valley
13
15 Notre Dame 32-27 (9-2) ACC
10
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 41-14 (12-0) Big East
1
2 Penn 34-21 (10-2) Ivy
2
3 Navy 44-18 (13-3) Patriot
4
4 Princeton 17-27 (5-2) Ivy
3
5 Penn State 22-26 (7-2) Big Ten
6
6 Villanova 17-14 (1-3) Big East
5
7 La Salle 32-20 (18-8) Atlantic 10
7
8 Pittsburgh 16-27 (3-3) ACC
13
9 Rutgers 26-12 (15-4) Big Ten
12
10 Saint Joseph’s 34-29 (20-12) Atlantic 10
8
11 Lehigh 23-55 (15-5) Patriot
9
12 Duquesne 27-11 (3-2) Atlantic 10
11
13 Bucknell 19-28 (6-11) Patriot
10
14 George Washington 20-29 (12-11) Atlantic 10
NR
15 Temple 16-22 (11-8) American
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 20-0 (3-0) Big 12
1
2 Iowa State 49-8 (12-0) Big 12
2
3 Tulsa 21-13 (5-2) American
3
4 Bradley 66-28 (19-9) Missouri Valley
7
5 Minnesota 28-29 (9-3) Big Ten
4
6 South Dakota State 24-34 (7-6) Summit League
8
7 Illinois 43-40 (8-6) Big Ten
5
8 Missouri 67-35 (13-14) SEC
11
9 Oklahoma 37-31 (7-7) Big 12
6
10 Kansas 22-21 (4-3) Big 12
9
11 Wichita State 27-33 (5-6) Missouri Valley
10
12 Saint Louis 35-1 (19-1) Atlantic 10
NR
13 Nebraska 17-51 (4-7) Big Ten
13
14 Iowa 39-63 (20-20) Big Ten
12
15 Eastern Illinois 43-8 (26-2) 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 32-0 (3-0) Big Sky
1
2 BYU 41-2 (3-1) West Coast
2
3 Colorado 61-6 (7-0) Pac-12
3
4 Colorado State 46-16 (4-2) Mountain West
5
5 UTEP 58-6 (8-1) Conference USA
4
6 Southern Utah 58-23 (5-5) Big Sky
6
7 Air Force 55-15 (6-5) Mountain West
7
8 Utah State 34-14 (8-4) Mountain West
8
9 Texas Tech 25-7 (2-0) Big 12
10
10 New Mexico 2-22 (0-4) Mountain West
11
11 Wyoming 38-37 (6-8) Mountain West
13
12 Weber State 13-18 (6-4) Big Sky
9
13 Idaho State 6-29 (3-6) Big Sky
14
14 Utah Valley 32-33 (0-5) WAC
12
15 New Mexico State 9-9 (1-1) 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 43-4 (5-0) ACC
1
2 Iona 56-19 (14-6) Metro Atlantic
2
3 Providence 43-22 (12-3) Big East
3
4 Columbia 54-29 (19-5) Ivy
4
5 Dartmouth 66-30 (31-10) Ivy
5
6 Cornell 38-48 (8-6) Ivy
6
7 Yale 32-37 (16-14) Ivy
11
8 Army West Point 24-9 (11-4) Patriot
7
9 Northeastern 28-30 (19-10) Colonial
NR
10 Brown 29-5 (28-5) Ivy
8
11 Buffalo 20-29 (7-8) Mid-American
10
12 Harvard 26-62 (6-14) Ivy
9
13 Maine 25-6 (24-6) America East
13
14 Stony Brook 31-16 (8-10) America East
12
15 Connecticut 22-4 (20-4) American
14
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 38-1 (2-0) SEC
1
2 Middle Tennessee 42-1 (17-0) Conference USA
2
3 Florida State 32-49 (11-12) ACC
3
4 Georgia 61-9 (26-1) SEC
4
5 Alabama 25-22 (12-6) SEC
5
6 Florida 42-34 (10-1) SEC
6
7 Samford 31-8 (15-1) Southern
NR
8 Auburn 49-18 (26-6) SEC
8
9 Georgia Tech 33-23 (18-4) ACC
9
10 Tennessee 42-21 (23-9) SEC
7
11 Belmont 32-31 (15-12) Ohio Valley
12
12 Tennessee Tech 34-29 (18-14) Ohio Valley
10
13 Lipscomb 35-27 (13-14) Atlantic Sun
11
14 North Florida 16-1 (16-1) Atlantic Sun
13
15 Florida Gulf Coast 19-3 (15-3) Atlantic Sun
14
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 55-1 (9-0) SEC
1
2 Texas 23-16 (3-0) Big 12
2
3 Texas A&M 28-43 (16-3) SEC
3
4 Baylor 6-18 (1-2) Big 12
4
5 UT Arlington 25-22 (5-3) Sun Belt
5
6 Lamar 35-3 (10-1) Southland
6
7 Stephen F. Austin 7-3 (6-0) Southland
7
8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 11-5 (10-4) Southland
13
9 Texas State 3-4 (2-1) Sun Belt
8
10 McNeese State 24-9 (9-2) Southland
10
11 North Texas 11-45 (7-2) Conference USA
9
12 Louisiana-Lafayette 17-8 (12-2) Sun Belt
11
13 Rice 17-9 (4-1) Conference USA
12
14 LSU 18-18 (10-6) SEC
14
15 Central Arkansas 19-18 (16-8) Southland
15
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 Virginia 24-4 (9-0) ACC
2
2 Virginia Tech 38-3 (11-1) ACC
3
3 Kentucky 40-3 (1-1) SEC
6
4 Furman 49-23 (7-0) Southern
9
5 Eastern Kentucky 47-48 (6-2) Ohio Valley
1
6 NC State 20-33 (3-1) ACC
4
7 Louisville 50-30 (9-3) ACC
7
8 William and Mary 19-11 (7-4) Colonial
8
9 Campbell 29-52 (8-27) Big South
5
10 Charlotte 14-14 (3-6) Conference USA
11
11 Davidson 40-21 (19-9) Atlantic 10
10
12 George Mason 25-0 (20-0) Atlantic 10
13
13 Duke 28-24 (18-2) ACC
NR
14 Clemson 32-22 (10-6) ACC
NR
15 Wake Forest 11-8 (4-2) ACC
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 Stanford 40-9 (7-4) Pac-12
4
2 Oregon 48-0 (12-0) Pac-12
2
3 UCLA 62-11 (18-4) Pac-12
5
4 Portland 73-29 (12-7) West Coast
1
5 Washington State 43-14 (7-3) Pac-12
7
6 Boise State 41-16 (5-5) Mountain West
3
7 Washington 20-18 (6-7) Pac-12
6
8 San Francisco 49-19 (7-4) West Coast
9
9 California 58-22 (11-8) Pac-12
8
10 Cal Poly 42-11 (14-3) Big West
10
11 Gonzaga 11-30 (2-5) West Coast
12
12 Arizona State 16-33 (8-6) Pac-12
11
13 San Jose State 22-2 (17-2) Mountain West
14
14 UC Santa Barbara 24-5 (19-4) Big West
13
15 St. Mary’s (Calif.) 17-6 (12-6) West Coast
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions: 2015: Washington, 2014: Oregon, 2013: Stanford, 2012: Stanford, 2011: Stanford

 

USTFCCCA 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field
Rankings Calendar

Weeks National RankingsRegional Rankings KEY DATES
PreseasonWed 1/10
MEN | WOMEN
Dec. 1: First contest allowed
Week 1Mon 1/22
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 1/22
Week 2Mon 1/29
Mon 1/29
Week 3Mon 2/5
Mon 2/5
Week 4Mon 2/12
Mon 2/12
Feb. 15-17: Conference Championships
Week 5Mon 2/19
Mon 2/19
Feb. 23-25: Conference Championships
Week 6Mon 2/26
Mon 2/26
Week 7Mon 3/5
Mon 3/5
March 9-10: NCAA Championships (College Station, Texas)
FINAL ResultsSat 3/10

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
NATIONAL:
2018 | All-Time
REGIONAL: 2018 | All-Time