2017 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – A quiet week in the sport meant a quiet week in the latest installment of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Women’s Regional Cross Country Rankings.

With just a few major meets on the slate from this past weekend, there was not a tremendous amount of movement in the rankings. Out of the nine regions, only four saw a shake-up within the top-five, and just one program crept to the top of their respective region.

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For those who don’t know, 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 predicted team finishes at the NCAA Regional Championships.

Great Lakes Region

The top-seven teams from the Great Lakes Region remained in place after all but two had the week off. Michigan and Notre Dame were dormant, but Indiana, who is still in third, placed second at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown last weekend.

Wisconsin and Ohio State rounded out the top-five. Dayton moved up to eighth as the only team that gained ground in the region on the week.

Mid-Atlantic Region

Much like the Great Lakes Region, the Mid-Atlantic Region’s top-seven stayed put from a week ago. Georgetown, who is in third, was the only team that saw action out of that group, coming in at third at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown.

Penn State and Villanova were ahead of the Hoyas at first and second, respectively, while West Virginia and Pittsburgh placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Bucknell jumped to eighth in the rankings after racing at the Panorama Farms Invitational.

Midwest Region

The Midwest Region saw the biggest shift in the rankings on the week, as there’s a different team atop the heap for the third-consecutive week. Iowa State placed second at the Roy Griak Invitational on the heels of top-10 performances from Cailie Logue (21:39 – fifth) and Anne Frisbie (21:43 – sixth). The Cyclones knocked Minnesota down to second after the Golden Gophers placed third at the same meet.

Oklahoma State, Missouri and Kansas completed the top-five. All three squads were inactive last weekend.

Mountain Region

The only team that improved in the top-10 of the Mountain Region was Nevada, who moved to ninth despite not competing on the weekend.

Colorado, New Mexico, Utah State, BYU and Utah – all of whom were dormant – made up the top-five for the second-straight week.

Northeast Region

A pair of Ivy League schools made a splash in the Northeast Region, as Columbia and Dartmouth made moves after the dust settled on the week. The Lions moved up one spot to third, while the Big Green leapt five spots to fourth after coming in fourth at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown.

Providence, winners of the aforementioned meet, and Yale remained in the top-two spots of the region, while Cornell came in fifth once again.

South Region

Other than Southern Miss, who moved up one spot to eighth, the South Region went relatively unscathed on the week. A trio of SEC teams in Mississippi, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State owned the top-three spots, respectively, once again despite having the week off. Florida State was the only team in the top-five that saw action this week, competing t the Mountain Dew Invitational to remain in fourth place in the south.

Alabama came in at fifth after dropping to that spot a week ago.

South Central Region

Texas A&M continued to climb in the rankings, moving up a spot to fifth after winning the Texas A&M Invitational. The Aggies were led by Ashley Driscoll (20:42.0 – third) and Kelsie Warren (20:54.7 – fourth).

Arkansas, Baylor, SMU and Texas held down the top-four spots on the week again.

Southeast Region

Virginia made a charge into the top-10 this week, after jumping six spots to fourth. The Cavaliers won the Panorama Farms Invitational, with Frances Schmiede (17:10.4 – second), Beth Hawling (17:14.2 – third) and Emma Call (17:46.0 – eighth) all finishing within the top-10. The Cavaliers jump caused one-spot falls for each of the six teams behind them in the rankings.

N.C. State, Furman and Louisville did not race this past weekend, but maintained the top-three spots in the region. Eastern Kentucky rounded out the top-five in fifth.

West Region

Of the nine regions in women’s Division I cross country, the West Region was the only one on the week that saw absolutely no movement. Only three teams in San Francisco (third), Arizona State (ninth) and UCLA (10th) competed this past week.

Oregon and Stanford held the top-two spots for the fourth-straight week, while Washington and Boise State came in at fourth and fifth, respectively.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Women’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 Michigan   Big Ten
1
2 Notre Dame   ACC
2
3 Indiana   Big Ten
3
4 Wisconsin   Big Ten
4
5 Ohio State   Big Ten
5
6 Michigan State   Big Ten
6
7 Eastern Michigan   Mid-American
7
8 Dayton   Atlantic 10
9
9 Toledo   Mid-American
8
10 Xavier   Big East
10
11 Miami (Ohio)   Mid-American
11
12 Purdue   Big Ten
12
13 Indiana State   Missouri Valley
13
14 Marquette   Big East
14
15 Central Michigan   Mid-American
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions: 2016: Michigan, 2015: Michigan, 2014: Michigan State, 2013: Michigan, 2012: Michigan
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Penn State   Big Ten
1
2 Villanova   Big East
2
3 Georgetown   Big East
3
4 West Virginia   Big 12
4
5 Pittsburgh   ACC
5
6 Princeton   Ivy
6
7 Penn   Ivy
7
8 Bucknell   Patriot
9
9 Lehigh   Patriot
8
10 Temple   American
10
11 Navy   Patriot
11
12 George Washington   Atlantic 10
12
13 Maryland   Big Ten
13
14 La Salle   Atlantic 10
14
15 Duquesne   Atlantic 10
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions: 2016: Penn State, 2015: Penn State, 2014: Georgetown, 2013: Villanova, 2012: Penn State
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Iowa State   Big 12
2
2 Minnesota   Big Ten
1
3 Oklahoma State   Big 12
3
4 Missouri   SEC
4
5 Kansas   Big 12
5
6 Northwestern   Big Ten
6
7 Oklahoma   Big 12
7
8 South Dakota   Summit League
11
9 Tulsa   American
10
10 Northern Illinois   Mid-American
8
11 Illinois   Big Ten
9
12 Iowa   Big Ten
12
13 Bradley   Missouri Valley
13
14 Northern Iowa   Missouri Valley
14
15 Eastern Illinois   Ohio Valley
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions: 2016: Missouri, 2015: Oklahoma State, 2014: Iowa State, 2013: Iowa State, 2012: Iowa State
         
MOUNTAIN Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Colorado   Pac-12
1
2 New Mexico   Mountain West
2
3 Utah State   Mountain West
3
4 BYU   West Coast
4
5 Utah   Pac-12
5
6 Colorado State   Mountain West
6
7 Air Force   Mountain West
7
8 Montana State   Big Sky
8
9 Nevada   Mountain West
10
10 Weber State   Big Sky
9
11 Northern Arizona   Big Sky
11
12 UTEP   Conference USA
12
13 Utah Valley   WAC
14
14 Wyoming   Mountain West
13
15 Montana   Big Sky
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions: 2016: Colorado, 2015: New Mexico, 2014: Colorado, 2013: Colorado, 2012: Weber State
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Providence   Big East
1
2 Yale   Ivy
2
3 Columbia   Ivy
4
4 Dartmouth   Ivy
9
5 Cornell   Ivy
5
6 Syracuse   ACC
3
7 New Hampshire   America East
8
8 Brown   Ivy
7
9 Harvard   Ivy
6
10 Iona   Metro Atlantic
10
11 Boston College   ACC
11
12 Connecticut   American
12
13 Buffalo   Mid-American
13
14 UMass Lowell   America East
NR
15 Vermont   America East
14
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions: 2016: Providence, 2015: Providence, 2014: Iona, 2013: Providence, 2012: Providence
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Ole Miss   SEC
1
2 Vanderbilt   SEC
2
3 Mississippi State   SEC
3
4 Florida State   ACC
4
5 Alabama   SEC
5
6 Georgia   SEC
6
7 Lipscomb   Atlantic Sun
7
8 Southern Miss   Conference USA
9
9 Florida   SEC
8
10 Georgia Tech   ACC
10
11 Samford   Southern
11
12 UAB   Conference USA
12
13 Belmont   Ohio Valley
13
14 Middle Tennessee   Conference USA
15
15 Florida International   Conference USA
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2016: Mississippi State, 2015: Vanderbilt, 2014: Vanderbilt, 2013: Florida State, 2012: Florida State

         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Arkansas   SEC
1
2 Baylor   Big 12
2
3 SMU   American
3
4 Texas   Big 12
4
5 Texas A&M   SEC
6
6 Abilene Christian   Southland
5
7 Lamar   Southland
13
8 TCU   Big 12
8
9 Rice   Conference USA
7
10 Stephen F. Austin   Southland
9
11 Tulane   American
10
12 Incarnate Word   Southland
12
13 McNeese State   Southland
NR
14 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi   Southland
14
15 LSU   SEC
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions: 2016: Arkansas, 2015: Arkansas, 2014: Arkansas, 2013: Arkansas, 2012: Arkansas (Arkansas has won the last six region titles)
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 NC State   ACC
1
2 Furman   Southern
2
3 Louisville   ACC
3
4 Virginia   ACC
10
5 Eastern Kentucky   Ohio Valley
4
6 Wake Forest   ACC
5
7 Kentucky   SEC
6
8 North Carolina   ACC
7
9 William and Mary   Colonial
8
10 Virginia Tech   ACC
9
11 Duke   ACC
11
12 James Madison   Colonial
12
13 Davidson   Atlantic 10
13
14 Richmond   Atlantic 10
14
15 High Point   Big South
NR
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions: 2016: NC State, 2015: Virginia, 2014: William and Mary, 2013: Virginia, 2012: Duke
         
WEST Region
Rank School Conference
Last Week
1 Oregon   Pac-12
1
2 Stanford   Pac-12
2
3 San Francisco   West Coast
3
4 Washington   Pac-12
4
5 Boise State   Mountain West
5
6 Portland   West Coast
6
7 California   Pac-12
7
8 Arizona   Pac-12
8
9 Arizona State   Pac-12
9
10 UCLA   Pac-12
10
11 Cal Poly   Big West
11
12 Oregon State   Pac-12
12
13 Idaho   Big Sky
13
14 UC Santa Barbara   Big West
14
15 UC Riverside   Big West
15
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions: 2016: Stanford, 2015: Oregon, 2014: Oregon, 2013: Arizona, 2012: Oregon

 

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Regional 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

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