2017 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Region Rankings – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – A busy weekend of racing barely shook up the NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings.

The most recent rankings that were released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) saw top-5 changes in just two of the nine regions.

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For those who don’t know or need a refresher, the USTFCCCA Regional Rankings are determined subjectively by a single member coach in each of the nine respective regions. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning teams’ strength with current season results (if applicable) in determining team finishing order at the upcoming NCAA Division I Regional Cross Country Championships.

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

Great Lakes Region

Wisconsin and Indiana lead the way for the second week in a row, but Michigan State leapfrogged Eastern Michigan to take over the No. 3 spot. The Spartans cruised to an easy victory in the NCAA Division I portion of the Spartan Invitational this past weekend as they scored 18 points (Eastern Michigan finished fourth with 126 points).

Michigan rounds out the top-5.

Mid-Atlantic Region

No changes to the top-5 here.

Georgetown is No. 1, followed by No. 2 Navy, No. 3 Princeton, No. 4 Penn and No. 5 Penn State.

Temple joined the top-15 at No. 9 and pushed six other teams down the list.

Midwest Region

The top-5 remains intact once again.

Oklahoma State leads the way at No. 1, while No. 2 Iowa State, No. 3 Illinois, No. 4 Tulsa and No. 5 Minnesota trail.

Mountain Region

Business is about to pick up but until it does, the top-5 will be the same.

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

Northeast Region

Columbia turned a strong performance at the Paddy Doyle Meet of Champions into a new spot in this week’s rankings.

The Lions toppled region foe Iona and national top-5 Arkansas at Van Cortlandt Park this past weekend. Columbia jumped from No. 3 to No. 2 and pushed Iona to No. 3 from No. 2.

Outside of that, not much changed as Syracuse is still No. 1, and Providence and Cornell are still No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

South Region

One week after taking over the top spot, Middle Tennessee State remains there. The Blue Raiders edged Butler at the Commodore Classic this past weekend.

Ole Miss sits second, Alabama third, Florida State fourth and Georgia Tech rounds out the top-5.

South Central Region

Nothing changed to the top-5 here.

Arkansas is still No. 1 after a controlled effort at the Paddy Doyle Meet of Champions.

Texas is No. 2, followed in order by No. 3 UT Arlington, No. 4 Texas A&M and No. 5 Baylor.

Southeast Region

Furman is No. 1 for the third consecutive week, while Virginia does the same in second.

Settling in behind the Paladins and Cavaliers once again is Virginia Tech, NC State and Eastern Kentucky.

West Region

Four teams from the Pac-12 remain in the top-5 of the West Region.

Stanford is No. 1, Oregon is No. 2, Washington State is No. 3 and UCLA is No. 5.

Portland, out of the West Coast Conference, is the only outlier at No. 4.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week 2 — September 18

national poll release: September 19
next regional release: September 25
 
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Wisconsin   Big Ten
1
2 Indiana   Big Ten
2
3 Michigan State   Big Ten
4
4 Eastern Michigan   Mid-American
3
5 Michigan   Big Ten
5
6 Butler   Big East
6
7 Purdue   Big Ten
8
8 Notre Dame   ACC
7
9 Dayton   Atlantic 10
15
10 Miami (Ohio)   Mid-American
9
11 Ohio State   Big Ten
10
12 Marquette   Big East
11
13 Indiana State   Missouri Valley
12
14 Youngstown State   Horizon
13
15 Oakland   Horizon
14
Regional Championship History2016: Wisconsin, 2015: Michigan, 2014: Wisconsin, 2013: Michigan, 2012: Wisconsin
         
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 Temple   American
NR
10 Saint Joseph’s   Atlantic 10
9
11 Rutgers   Big Ten
10
12 Pittsburgh   ACC
11
13 Lehigh   Patriot
12
14 La Salle   Atlantic 10
13
15 Marshall   Conference USA
14
Regional Championship History2016: Georgetown, 2015: Georgetown, 2014: Villanova, 2013: Villanova, 2012: Georgetown
         
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
9
10 Iowa   Big Ten
12
11 Oklahoma   Big 12
11
12 Missouri   SEC
10
13 Nebraska   Big Ten
NR
14 UMKC   WAC
14
15 Illinois State   Missouri Valley
15
Regional Championship History2016: Oklahoma State, 2015: Oklahoma State, 2014: Oklahoma State, 2013: Oklahoma State, 2012: Oklahoma State,
         
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
8
9 Wyoming   Mountain West
9
10 Weber State   Big Sky
10
11 UTEP   Conference USA
11
12 Utah Valley   WAC
14
13 Montana State   Big Sky
12
14 New Mexico State   WAC
13
15 Texas Tech   Big 12
15
Regional Championship History2016: Northern Arizona, 2015: Colorado, 2014: Colorado, 2013: Northern Arizona, 2012: Northern Arizona
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Syracuse   ACC
1
2 Columbia   Ivy
3
3 Iona   Metro Atlantic
2
4 Providence   Big East
4
5 Cornell   Ivy
5
6 Brown   Ivy
6
7 Stony Brook   America East
7
8 Dartmouth   Ivy
8
9 Army West Point   Patriot
9
10 Yale   Ivy
10
11 Connecticut   American
11
12 Boston University   Patriot
12
13 Albany   America East
13
14 Marist   Metro Atlantic
NR
15 UMass Lowell   America East
NR
Regional Championship History2016: Syracuse, 2015: Syracuse, 2014: Syracuse, 2013: Syracuse, 2012: Iona
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Middle Tennessee   Conference USA
1
2 Ole Miss   SEC
2
3 Alabama   SEC
3
4 Florida State   ACC
4
5 Georgia Tech   ACC
5
6 Tennessee   SEC
6
7 Georgia   SEC
7
8 Samford   Southern
8
9 North Florida   Atlantic Sun
9
10 Florida   SEC
10
11 Tennessee Tech   Ohio Valley
11
12 Lipscomb   Atlantic Sun
13
13 Belmont   Ohio Valley
12
14 Miami (Fla.)   ACC
15
15 ETSU   Southern
NR
Regional Championship History2016: Ole Miss, 2015: Florida State, 2014: Ole Miss, 2013: Georgia, 2012: Florida State
         
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 McNeese State   Southland
14
13 Houston   American
13
14 Southeastern Louisiana   Southland
NR
15 Stephen F. Austin   Southland
12
Regional Championship History2016: Arkansas, 2015: Arkansas, 2014: Arkansas, 2013: Arkansas, 2012: Texas
         
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
5
6 Campbell   Big South
6
7 Kentucky   SEC
7
8 Charlotte   Conference USA
9
9 William and Mary   Colonial
8
10 Liberty   Big South
10
11 Duke   ACC
11
12 Wake Forest   ACC
12
13 George Mason   Atlantic 10
13
14 Louisville   ACC
14
15 North Carolina   ACC
15
Regional Championship History2016: NC State, 2015: Louisville, 2014: Virginia, 2013: Eastern Kentucky, 2012: Virginia
         
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 Washington   Pac-12
9
9 Cal Poly   Big West
8
10 Gonzaga   West Coast
10
11 San Francisco   West Coast
11
12 Arizona   Pac-12
NR
13 Grand Canyon   WAC
NR
14 Arizona State   Pac-12
12
15 Cal State Fullerton   Big West
15
Regional Championship History2016: Stanford, 2015: Washington, 2014: Oregon, 2013: Stanford, 2012: Stanford

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
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