2017 NCAA DII Cross Country Regional Rankings — Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Unlike a week ago where the cream of the crop in each region at the NCAA Division II level held their ground, we are beginning to see some change atop the leaderboard.

Three new teams have taken over the top regional spots in the second week of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Regional Rankings, announced on Tuesday. In addition to those three teams that made their move to the top of the heap this week, there were other rumblings within most of the regions after another weekend of cross country.

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REGIONAL RANKINGS – 2017 WEEK BY WEEK
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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.

COMPLETE RANKINGS: MEN | WOMEN

Atlantic Region

Shippensburg’s men’s and women’s squad continued to have a stranglehold on the top spots in both of the Atlantic Region rankings in what was a relatively uneventful week in the region.

Edinboro and Indiana (Pa.) rounded out the top-3 on the men’s side, while Edinboro and California (Pa.) did the same in the women’s rankings. West Chester’s men’s and women’s program each saw a four-spot jump in the rankings, with the men climbing to sixth and the women moving up to fourth.

Central Region

The Central Region is where we start to see some interesting movement. Sioux Falls’ men’s team made a jump up to first place, followed by a one-spot jump by Augustana into second. Missouri Southern fell to third after struggling at the Missouri Southern Stampede, where they placed third.

U-Mary remained in the lead in the women’s rankings, but Oklahoma Baptist – in its first year of NCAA eligibility – went from unranked to second in the region after placing third at the Missouri Southern Stampede and just nine points behind nationally-ranked Dallas Baptist.

East Region

Another uneventful grouping, the top-four spots in both the men’s and women’s rankings in the East Region did not change from a week ago with American International (men) and Stonehill (women) pacing the pack.

Each poll did see a new team creep into the fifth and final spot of the top-five, with Southern New Hampshire moving up four spots on the men’s side and St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) moving up from seventh in the women’s rankings.

Midwest Region

Grand Valley State continued their monopoly on first-place rankings in the Midwest Region, but things were are a bit different after the Lakers in both polls.

Hillsdale moved up three spots in the women’s rankings after giving the Lakers a run for their money at the MSU Spartan Invite, while Walsh moved up four spots to fifth for the program’s highest regional ranking.

On the men’s side, Southern Indiana held out most of its top runners at the Stegemoller Pre National Invite, but remained in second while Lewis (third) and Bellarmine (fourth) made solid leaps into their current positions.

South Region

While Lee (Tenn.) has been the lead in the men’s South Region all season, the women’s squad decided to join them atop the leaderboard this week, marking the first time the women’s program has achieved top billing in the region. The women Flames placed third at the Stegemoller Pre National Invite behind powerhouses Southern Indiana and Queens (N.C.).

Tampa also moved up to third in the women’s rankings. The men’s rankings remained largely unchanged.

South Central Region

Another week, another pair of Adams State teams leading the way in the South Central Region. But another pair of teams did happen to gain some ground in their respective rankings after winning the Missouri Southern Stampede.

Rogers State jumped up to fourth on the men’s side after three of its runners placed in the top-10 in Joplin, Missouri this past weekend. On the women’s side, Dallas Baptist moved to third with four runners in the top-15.  

Southeast Region

The Southeast Region was the only region on both the men’s and women’s side that saw absolutely no change amongst its top-10.

Mount Olive, Queens (N.C.) and Augusta remained in the top-three spots on the men’s side, respectively, while Queens (N.C.), Mount Olive and Anderson (S.C.) stayed at 1-2-3 in the women’s rankings.

West Region

A complete reshuffle of the top-four in the women’s rankings highlighted the West Region. Simon Fraser dominated the Sundodger Invitational, with five runners placing in the top-12 to lead the Clan to a first-place ranking in the region. The top billing marked a first in program history for Simon Fraser.

Following the Clan in the women’s rankings were Cal Baptist, who moved up one spot from third, and Cal State San Marcos, who climbed five spots from eighth. The latter of the two defeated Chico State at the UC-Riverside Invitational, knocking the Wildcats down to fourth in the region.

The men’s side of the rankings went unscathed from first to 10th.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #2 — September 19

national poll release: September 20
next regional release: September 26
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
2
3 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
3
4 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
4
5 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
5
6 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
10
7 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. Mountain East
NR
8 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
6
9 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
9
10 Gannon Erie, Pa. PSAC
8
Regional Championship History2016: Shippensburg, 2015: Shippensburg, 2014: Lock Haven, 2013: Lock Haven, 2012: Edinboro
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
2
2 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
3
3 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
1
4 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
4
5 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
7
6 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
NR
7 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
10
8 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
8
9 Lindenwood St. Charles, Mo. MIAA
5
10 Neb.-Kearney Kearney, Neb. MIAA
9
Regional Championship History2016: Augustana (S.D.), 2015: Augustana (S.D.), 2014: Augustana (S.D.), 2013: Augustana (S.D.), 2012: Augustana (S.D.)
         
EAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
1
2 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
2
3 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
3
4 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
4
5 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
9
6 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
6
7 Roberts Wesleyan Chili, N.Y. East Coast
5
8 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
7
9 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
NR
10 Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. Northeast-10
8
Regional Championship History2016: American International, 2015: American International, 2014: American International, 2013: Stonehill, 2012: American International
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. GLIAC
1
2 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
2
3 Lewis Romeoville, Ill. GLVC
4
4 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
7
5 Walsh North Canton, Ohio G-MAC
5
6 Malone Canton, Ohio G-MAC
NR
7 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
8
8 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. G-MAC
6
9 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
3
10 Michigan Tech Houghton, Mich. GLIAC
9
Regional Championship History2016: Grand Valley State, 2015: Grand Valley State, 2014: Grand Valley State, 2013: Grand Valley State, 2012: Grand Valley State
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Lee (Tenn.) Cleveland, Tenn. Gulf South
1
2 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunshine
2
3 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
3
4 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
4
5 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
5
6 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
6
7 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
7
8 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
8
9 Union (Tenn.) Jackson, Tenn. Gulf South
NR
10 North Alabama Florence, Ala. Gulf South
9
Regional Championship History2016: Lee (Tenn.), 2015: Saint Leo, 2014: Florida Southern, 2013: Florida Southern, 2012: Nova Southeastern
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Adams State Alamosa, Colo. RMAC
1
2 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
2
3 CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. RMAC
3
4 Rogers State Claremore, Okla. Heartland Conference
9
5 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
5
6 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
6
7 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
4
8 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
7
9 Black Hills State Spearfish, S.D. RMAC
10
10 Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas Lone Star
NR
Regional Championship History2016: Colorado Mines, 2015: Adams State, 2014: Adams State, 2013: Adams State, 2012: Adams State
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
1
2 Queens (N.C.) Charlotte, N.C. SAC
2
3 Augusta Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
3
4 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
4
5 Anderson (S.C.) Anderson, S.C. SAC
5
6 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
6
7 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
7
8 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
8
9 Lincoln Memorial Harrogate, Tenn. SAC
9
10 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. SAC
10
Regional Championship History2016: Mount Olive, 2015: Mount Olive, 2014: Mars Hill, 2013: Mount Olive, 2012: Columbus State
         
WEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
1
2 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
2
3 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
3
4 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
4
5 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
5
6 Academy of Art San Francisco, Calif. PacWest
6
7 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
7
8 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
8
9 Cal State San Marcos San Marcos, Calif. CCAA
9
10 Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. GNAC
10
Regional Championship History2016: Chico State, 2015: Alaska Anchorage, 2014: Chico State, 2013: Chico State, 2012: Chico State

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #2 — September 19

national poll release: September 20
next regional release: September 26
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
2
3 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
3
4 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
8
5 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
5
6 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
7
7 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
6
8 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. Mountain East
4
9 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. PSAC
9
10 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
10
Regional Championship History2016: Shippensburg, 2015: California (Pa.), 2014: Edinboro, 2013: Edinboro, 2012: Shippensburg
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
1
2 Oklahoma Baptist Shawnee, Okla. Great American
NR
3 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
2
4 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
4
5 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
7
6 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
9
7 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
6
8 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
3
9 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
8
10 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
5
Regional Championship History2016: U-Mary, 2015: Southwest Baptist, 2014: Minnesota Duluth, 2013: Minnesota Duluth, 2012: Augustana (S.D.)
         
EAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
1
2 Assumption Worcester, Mass. Northeast-10
2
3 Roberts Wesleyan Chili, N.Y. East Coast
3
4 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
4
5 St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) Sparkill, N.Y. East Coast
7
6 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
6
7 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
9
8 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
NR
9 Jefferson (Pa.) Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
8
10 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
NR
Regional Championship History2016: Stonehill, 2015: Stonehill, 2014: Roberts Wesleyan, 2013: Stonehill, 2012: Stonehill
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. GLIAC
1
2 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. G-MAC
5
3 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
2
4 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
3
5 Walsh North Canton, Ohio G-MAC
9
6 Northern Michigan Marquette, Mich. GLIAC
4
7 Malone Canton, Ohio G-MAC
6
8 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
8
9 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
10
10 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
NR
Regional Championship History2016: Grand Valley State, 2015: Grand Valley State, 2014: Grand Valley State, 2013: Grand Valley State, 2012: Grand Valley State
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Lee (Tenn.) Cleveland, Tenn. Gulf South
2
2 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
1
3 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
4
4 Montevallo (Ala.) Montevallo, Ala. Gulf South
3
5 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunshine
5
6 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
6
7 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
7
8 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
8
9 Delta State Cleveland, Miss. Gulf South
NR
10 Mississippi College Clinton, Miss. Gulf South
NR
Regional Championship History2016: UPR Rio Piedras, 2015: Tampa, 2014: Tampa, 2013: Tampa, 2012: Tampa
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Adams State Alamosa, Colo. RMAC
1
2 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
2
3 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
5
4 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
3
5 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
4
6 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
6
7 CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. RMAC
7
8 Midwestern State Wichita Falls, Texas Lone Star
9
9 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
8
10 Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. RMAC
10
Regional Championship History2016: Adams State, 2015: Adams State, 2014: Adams State, 2013: Adams State, 2012: Adams State
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Queens (N.C.) Charlotte, N.C. SAC
1
2 Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
2
3 Anderson (S.C.) Anderson, S.C. SAC
3
4 North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. Peach Belt
4
5 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
5
6 Augusta Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
6
7 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
7
8 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
8
9 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
9
10 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. SAC
10
Regional Championship History2016: Montevallo (Ala.), 2015: Montevallo (Ala.), 2014: Montevallo (Ala.), 2013: Wingate, 2012: Columbus State
         
WEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
2
2 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
3
3 Cal State San Marcos San Marcos, Calif. CCAA
8
4 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
1
5 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
5
6 Point Loma Nazarene San Diego, Calif. PacWest
6
7 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
4
8 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
7
9 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
9
10 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
10
Regional Championship History2016: Chico State, 2015: Chico State, 2014: Simon Fraser, 2013: Alaska Anchorage, 2012: Chico State

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division II Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Aug. 31: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 14: First countable, at-large
Week 2Tue 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 7: Pre-National
Week 5Tue 10/10
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 20-22: Conference Champs
Week 6Tue 10/24
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/25
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 4-5: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Wed 11/8
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/4
Sat 11/18

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