2017 NCAA DI Cross Country Men’s Region Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – We’re two weeks into the 2017 season in NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country and there have already been a few shakeups in the Regional Rankings.

There is a new No. 1 team in the South Region and another team moved into prime position in the Great Lakes Region with a few months to go until the postseason.

REGIONAL RANKINGS – SUMMARY PDF
REGIONAL RANKINGS – All-Time Week By Week

For those who don’t know or need a refresher, the 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 team finishing order at the NCAA Regional Championships.

This year the NCAA Division I Regional Championships will be held on Friday, November 10.

Great Lakes Region

Wisconsin is still No. 1 here, but Indiana jumped three spots from No. 5 to No. 3.

The Hoosiers leapfrogged Eastern Michigan, Michigan State and Michigan after a dominant performance at its season-opening invitational. Indiana rolled to a 21-50 victory over Minnesota and other teams at the IU Open as it put four runners in the top-5 (No. 1 through No. 4).

Mid-Atlantic Region

Nothing changed here as Georgetown, Navy, Princeton, Penn and Penn State make up the top-5.

Midwest Region

The top-5 remained intact as No. 1 Oklahoma State is followed by No. 2 Iowa State, No. 3 Illinois, No. 4 Tulsa and No. 5 Minnesota.

Mountain Region

Defending national champion Northern Arizona is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Colorado, No. 3 BYU, No. 4 Southern Utah and No. 5 Colorado State.

Northeast Region

The biggest change in this region came in at No. 5, where Cornell jumped five spots from No. 10. Syracuse, Iona, Columbia and Providence are still in order in front of the Big Red.

South Region

Middle Tennessee State is the new No. 1 in this region as it bounced Ole Miss from the top spot. Don’t worry too much about the Rebels – they’re No. 2.

Alabama moved up from No. 4 to No. 3, Florida State jumped from No. 5 to No. 4 and Georgia Tech is now No. 5 after being No. 7 in the preseason.

South Central Region

Arkansas leads the way here and is followed by No. 2 Texas, No. 3 UT Arlington, No. 4 Texas A&M and No. 5 Baylor.

Southeast Region

Furman, Virginia, Virginia Tech and NC State all take up spots No. 1 through No. 4. Eastern Kentucky jumped from No. 6 to No. 5.

West Region

The top-5 remains the same with Stanford, Oregon, Washington State, Portland and UCLA in those respective spots. There should be some changes when we get into the heart of the season.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week 1 — September 11

national poll release: September 12
next regional release: September 18
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Wisconsin   Big Ten
1
2 Indiana   Big Ten
5
3 Eastern Michigan   Mid-American
2
4 Michigan State   Big Ten
3
5 Michigan   Big Ten
4
6 Butler   Big East
6
7 Notre Dame   ACC
7
8 Purdue   Big Ten
8
9 Miami (Ohio)   Mid-American
9
10 Ohio State   Big Ten
10
11 Marquette   Big East
11
12 Indiana State   Missouri Valley
12
13 Youngstown State   Horizon
13
14 Oakland   Horizon
14
15 Dayton   Atlantic 10
15
 
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Georgetown   Big East
1
2 Navy   Patriot
2
3 Princeton   Ivy
3
4 Penn   Ivy
4
5 Penn State   Big Ten
5
6 Bucknell   Patriot
6
7 Duquesne   Atlantic 10
7
8 Villanova   Big East
8
9 Saint Joseph’s   Atlantic 10
9
10 Rutgers   Big Ten
10
11 Pittsburgh   ACC
11
12 Lehigh   Patriot
12
13 La Salle   Atlantic 10
13
14 Marshall   Conference USA
14
15 Saint Francis (Pa.)   Northeast
15
 
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Oklahoma State   Big 12
1
2 Iowa State   Big 12
2
3 Illinois   Big Ten
3
4 Tulsa   American
4
5 Minnesota   Big Ten
5
6 Kansas   Big 12
6
7 Bradley   Missouri Valley
7
8 South Dakota State   Summit League
8
9 Wichita State   American
12
10 Missouri   SEC
9
11 Oklahoma   Big 12
10
12 Iowa   Big Ten
11
13 Saint Louis   Atlantic 10
13
14 UMKC   WAC
14
15 Illinois State   Missouri Valley
15
 
         
MOUNTAIN Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Northern Arizona   Big Sky
1
2 Colorado   Pac-12
2
3 BYU   West Coast
3
4 Southern Utah   Big Sky
4
5 Colorado State   Mountain West
5
6 Air Force   Mountain West
6
7 Utah State   Mountain West
7
8 New Mexico   Mountain West
9
9 Wyoming   Mountain West
10
10 Weber State   Big Sky
11
11 UTEP   Conference USA
8
12 Montana State   Big Sky
12
13 New Mexico State   WAC
15
14 Utah Valley   WAC
14
15 Texas Tech   Big 12
13
 
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Syracuse   ACC
1
2 Iona   Metro Atlantic
2
3 Columbia   Ivy
3
4 Providence   Big East
4
5 Cornell   Ivy
10
6 Brown   Ivy
5
7 Stony Brook   America East
11
8 Dartmouth   Ivy
7
9 Army West Point   Patriot
9
10 Yale   Ivy
8
11 Connecticut   American
NR
12 Boston University   Patriot
6
13 Albany   America East
NR
14 Manhattan   Metro Atlantic
14
15 Canisius   Metro Atlantic
15
         
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Middle Tennessee   Conference USA
2
2 Ole Miss   SEC
1
3 Alabama   SEC
4
4 Florida State   ACC
5
5 Georgia Tech   ACC
7
6 Tennessee   SEC
10
7 Georgia   SEC
3
8 Samford   Southern
6
9 North Florida   Atlantic Sun
9
10 Florida   SEC
8
11 Tennessee Tech   Ohio Valley
11
12 Belmont   Ohio Valley
12
13 Lipscomb   Atlantic Sun
13
14 UT Martin   Ohio Valley
NR
15 Miami (Fla.)   ACC
NR
 
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Arkansas   SEC
1
2 Texas   Big 12
2
3 UT Arlington   Sun Belt
3
4 Texas A&M   SEC
4
5 Baylor   Big 12
5
6 Lamar   Southland
6
7 Rice   Conference USA
7
8 Texas State   Sun Belt
8
9 North Texas   Conference USA
9
10 Tulane   American
10
11 Louisiana-Lafayette   Sun Belt
11
12 Stephen F. Austin   Southland
12
13 Houston   American
15
14 McNeese State   Southland
14
15 Sam Houston State   Southland
NR
         
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Furman   Southern
1
2 Virginia   ACC
2
3 Virginia Tech   ACC
3
4 NC State   ACC
4
5 Eastern Kentucky   Ohio Valley
6
6 Campbell   Big South
7
7 Kentucky   SEC
5
8 William and Mary   Colonial
8
9 Charlotte   Conference USA
10
10 Liberty   Big South
13
11 Duke   ACC
14
12 Wake Forest   ACC
9
13 George Mason   Atlantic 10
11
14 Louisville   ACC
12
15 North Carolina   ACC
15
 
         
WEST Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Stanford   Pac-12
1
2 Oregon   Pac-12
2
3 Washington State   Pac-12
3
4 Portland   West Coast
4
5 UCLA   Pac-12
5
6 Boise State   Mountain West
6
7 California   Pac-12
7
8 Cal Poly   Big West
8
9 Washington   Pac-12
9
10 Gonzaga   West Coast
10
11 San Francisco   West Coast
11
12 Arizona State   Pac-12
13
13 San Jose State   Mountain West
12
14 UC Santa Barbara   Big West
14
15 Cal State Fullerton   Big West
15
 

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
Week 4Mon 10/2
Tue 10/3
Oct. 14: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/16
Tue 10/17
Oct. 26-29: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/30
Tue 10/31
Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/13
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsFri 11/10
Sat 11/18

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