2017 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Region Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Movement has been centralized in the NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings so far, but we’re beginning to see it branch out a bit as the season progresses.

This past weekend teams from across the nation took part in the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown and the Roy Griak Invitational and because of that, there were some changes to the Week 3 rankings that were released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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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 isn’t about to let go of its No. 1 ranking in the Great Lakes Region.

Indiana and Michigan State, however, continue to play “Hot Potato” with the No. 2 ranking.

The Spartans leapfrogged the Hoosiers and took over the No. 2 spot behind the Badgers after a strong performance at the Roy Griak Invitational. Michigan State finished a close runner-up to team champion Colorado State (47-55) in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, while Indiana finished a very distant third at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown.

Eastern Michigan and Michigan rounded out the top-5 in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Mid-Atlantic Region

Nothing changed from No. 1 to No. 10 from Week 2 to Week 3.

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

We should many – if not, all – of those teams in action this weekend at the Paul Short Run.

Midwest Region

Illinois moved up to the No. 2 spot behind No. 1 Oklahoma State this week.

The Illini finished a game runner-up to Syracuse as the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown thanks to the individual efforts of Jesse Reiser and Jonathan Davis. Reiser and Davis went 1-2 at Franklin Park with Reiser earning the first XC win of his collegiate career.

Iowa State dropped to No. 3 and is followed by No. 4 Tulsa and No. 5 Minnesota.

Mountain Region

There will be a time that the top-5 in the Mountain Region changes.

Week 3 is not that time.

Northern Arizona is still No. 1 with No. 2 Colorado and No. 3 BYU close by.

Next up behind the Lumberjacks, Buffs and Cougars is No. 4 Southern Utah and No. 5 Colorado State, which won the team title at the Roy Griak Invitational this past weekend.

Northeast Region

Syracuse debuted most of its top guys this weekend at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown and excelled. The top-ranked Orange put three runners in the top-5 and all five scoring athletes in the top-15 on their way to a 35-point performance.

Columbia and Iona are No. 2 and No. 3 for the second week in a row, while Cornell and Brown both moved up one spot to round out the top-5.

South Region

Middle Tennessee State sits No. 1 for the third week in a row.

Following in order behind the Blue Raiders is No. 2 Ole Miss, No. 3 Alabama, No. 4 Florida State and No. 5 Georgia Tech.

South Central Region

It’s Arkansas, Texas and then anybody’s guess in the South Central Region.

The Razorbacks and Longhorns come in ranked No. 1 and No. 2 for the fourth week in a row, but behind them it is wide open as Texas A&M and Baylor climbed higher into the top-5 and McNeese State jumped seven spots from No. 12 to No. 5 after a great showing at the Texas A&M Invitational this past weekend.

Southeast Region

Furman is still the team to beat in the Southeast Region.

No. 2 Virginia made a strong case this past weekend as it won the Panorama Farms Invitational over No. 6 Campbell.

Virginia Tech is No. 3, followed by No. 4 NC State and No. 5 Eastern Kentucky.

West Region

Zero. Zilch. Nada.

That’s what changed in the top-5 of the West Region.

Stanford is No. 1, Oregon is No. 2, Washington State is No. 3, Portland is No. 4 and UCLA is No. 5. Only the Bruins competed this past weekend and finished third at the Roy Griak Invitational as Garrett Reynolds and Robert Brandt placed second and third overall, respectively.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week 3 — September 25

national poll release: September 26
next regional release: October 2
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Wisconsin   Big Ten
1
2 Michigan State   Big Ten
3
3 Indiana   Big Ten
2
4 Eastern Michigan   Mid-American
4
5 Michigan   Big Ten
5
6 Butler   Big East
6
7 Purdue   Big Ten
7
8 Notre Dame   ACC
8
9 Dayton   Atlantic 10
9
10 Miami (Ohio)   Mid-American
10
11 Ohio State   Big Ten
11
12 Marquette   Big East
12
13 Indiana State   Missouri Valley
13
14 Youngstown State   Horizon
14
15 Oakland   Horizon
15
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
9
10 Saint Joseph’s   Atlantic 10
10
11 Lehigh   Patriot
13
12 Rutgers   Big Ten
11
13 Pittsburgh   ACC
12
14 La Salle   Atlantic 10
14
15 Marshall   Conference USA
15
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 Illinois   Big Ten
3
3 Iowa State   Big 12
2
4 Tulsa   American
4
5 Minnesota   Big Ten
5
6 Kansas   Big 12
6
7 Bradley   Missouri Valley
7
8 Wichita State   American
9
9 Missouri   SEC
12
10 South Dakota State   Summit League
8
11 Oklahoma   Big 12
11
12 Iowa   Big Ten
10
13 Saint Louis   Atlantic 10
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
12
13 Montana State   Big Sky
13
14 New Mexico State   WAC
14
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
2
3 Iona   Metro Atlantic
3
4 Cornell   Ivy
5
5 Brown   Ivy
6
6 Stony Brook   America East
7
7 Boston University   Patriot
12
8 UMass Lowell   America East
15
9 Providence   Big East
4
10 Army West Point   Patriot
9
11 Connecticut   American
11
12 Dartmouth   Ivy
8
13 Albany   America East
13
14 Yale   Ivy
10
15 Marist   Metro Atlantic
14
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 Tennessee Tech   Ohio Valley
11
11 Florida   SEC
10
12 Belmont   Ohio Valley
13
13 Lipscomb   Atlantic Sun
12
14 Auburn   SEC
NR
15 ETSU   Southern
15
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 Texas A&M   SEC
4
4 Baylor   Big 12
5
5 McNeese State   Southland
12
6 Rice   Conference USA
7
7 Texas State   Sun Belt
8
8 Houston   American
13
9 UT Arlington   Sun Belt
3
10 Tulane   American
10
11 Louisiana-Lafayette   Sun Belt
11
12 Lamar   Southland
6
13 LSU   SEC
NR
14 North Texas   Conference USA
9
15 Stephen F. Austin   Southland
15
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
8
9 William and Mary   Colonial
9
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
8
9 Cal Poly   Big West
9
10 Gonzaga   West Coast
10
11 San Francisco   West Coast
11
12 Arizona   Pac-12
12
13 Santa Clara   West Coast
NR
14 Grand Canyon   WAC
13
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
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