2017 NCAA DII Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – With just a few big meets on the docket this past weekend, there were minimal changes in the third batch of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division II Regional Rankings.

The Central Region did see both of its top teams fall after strong outings from the new pacesetters. But other than the men’s and women’s rankings in the Central Region, only one other region, the men’s South Region, saw movement in the top-three.  

REGIONAL RANKINGS SUMMARY PDF
REGIONAL RANKINGS – 2017 WEEK BY WEEK
REGIONAL RANKINGS – ALL-TIME WEEK BY WEEK

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 and Edinboro remained in first and second, respectively, in both the men’s and women’s rankings in the Atlantic Region this week. Indiana (Pa.) (men) and California (Pa.) (women) also held down the No. 3 ranking on each side, as well.

The biggest shake-up in the region came on the men’s side, where Concord moved up to fourth after being unranked so far this season. It’s the program’s highest regional ranking of all-time.

Central Region

As previously mentioned, the Central Region saw a shift in power, as Augustana (S.D.) (men) and Pittsburg State (women) moved to the top of the rankings. Augustana (S.D.) won the Roy Griak Invitational behind top-10 finishes from Alec Kray, Aaron Runge, Nick Larsen and Jesus Urtusuastegui.

The Gorillas were second at the Roy Griak Invitational, allowing them to vault to first from fifth. U-Mary’s women fell to second, while Missouri Southern owns the runner-up spot on the men’s side.

East Region

Stonehill’s women won the Codfish Bowl in Franklin Park, Massachusetts this past weekend, allowing them to hold onto the top ranking in the East Region. The American International men remained in first despite being idle.

Stonehill and Adelphi rounded out the top-three on the men’s side, with Southern New Hampshire and Southern Connecticut each moving up a spot to fourth and fifth, respectively. Assumption and Roberts Wesleyan stayed put in second and third, respectively, in the women’s rankings.

Midwest Region

The top-nine men’s teams from a week ago were idle, and therefore remained in their respective spots with Grand Valley State (first), Southern Indiana (second) and Lewis (third) leading the way. Cedarville was the only team to make any kind of movement on the men’s side, coming in at 10th after Michigan Tech struggled at the Roy Griak Invitational.

The women’s portion of the Midwest Region was much like the men’s, with the top-10 remaining intact after a relatively quiet week. GVSU, Hillsdale and Southern Indiana own the top-three spots.

South Region

Lee (Tenn.) was inactive last weekend, but both the men’s and women’s teams lead the South Region once again. Embry-Riddle (Fla.) (men) and Saint Leo (women) also came in at second again after both squads competed at the Mountain Dew Invitational.

Alabama-Huntsville shook things up in the men’s rankings, jumping Florida Southern for third place after coming in second at the Trevecca Nazarene DII Showcase Invite. Tampa owned the third spot in the women’s rankings for the second-consecutive week.

South Central Region

The top-three squads in the both the men’s rankings (Adams State, Colorado Mines and CSU-Pueblo) and the women’s rankings (Adams State, Western State and Dallas Baptist) of the South Central Region went unchanged, but there were minor alterations in the women’s rankings below the three aforementioned programs.

UC-Colorado Springs jumped Colorado Mines for fourth place after dominating the Trevecca Nazarene DII Showcase Invite. The Mountain Lions seven runners all finished within the top-14, while Kayla Wooten won the event with a time of 18:09.4.

Southeast Region

Two unranked teams made their way into the men’s side of the Southeast Region in Wingate (sixth) and Mars Hill (seventh). However, they couldn’t crack the top-three, as Mount Olive (first), Queens (N.C.) (second) and Augusta (third) held firmly to their rankings.

The women’s portion of the Southeast Region went completely unscathed, with Queens (N.C.), Mount Olive and Anderson (S.C.) leading the pack.

West Region

Western Oregon’s men’s team made a five-spot jump into fifth place after finishing second at the SF State Invite, but the top-three in the West Region remained unchanged. Chico State, Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Baptist went 1-2-3 in the region, respectively, with Cal Baptist winning the aforementioned meet at SF State.

Simon Fraser’s women solidified their top billing with a win at the Roy Griak Invitational, while Cal Baptist and Cal State San Marcos rounded out the top-three.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #3 — September 26

national poll release: September 27
next regional release: October 3
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 Concord Concord, W. Va. Mountain East
NR
5 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
4
6 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
5
7 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
8
8 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
6
9 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. Mountain East
7
10 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
9
Regional Championship History2016: Shippensburg, 2015: Shippensburg, 2014: Lock Haven, 2013: Lock Haven, 2012: Edinboro
CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
2
2 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
3
3 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
NR
4 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
4
5 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
1
6 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
5
7 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
NR
8 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
7
9 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
6
10 Lindenwood St. Charles, Mo. 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 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
5
5 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
6
6 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
4
7 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
8
8 Roberts Wesleyan Chili, N.Y. East Coast
7
9 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
9
10 Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. Northeast-10
10
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
3
4 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
4
5 Walsh North Canton, Ohio G-MAC
5
6 Malone Canton, Ohio G-MAC
6
7 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
7
8 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. G-MAC
8
9 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
9
10 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
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
1
2 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunshine
2
3 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
4
4 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
3
5 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
5
6 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
6
7 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
8
8 Montevallo (Ala.) Montevallo, Ala. Gulf South
NR
9 Union (Tenn.) Jackson, Tenn. Gulf South
9
10 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
NR
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
4
5 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
5
6 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
6
7 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
7
8 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
8
9 Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas Lone Star
10
10 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
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 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
NR
7 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
NR
8 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
6
9 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
7
10 Lincoln Memorial Harrogate, Tenn. SAC
9
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 Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. GNAC
10
6 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
7
7 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
8
8 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
5
9 Cal State San Marcos San Marcos, Calif. CCAA
9
10 Academy of Art San Francisco, Calif. PacWest
6
Regional Championship History2016: Chico State, 2015: Alaska Anchorage, 2014: Chico State, 2013: Chico State, 2012: Chico State

 

10Slippery RockSlippery Rock, Pa.PSAC

10

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #3 — September 26

national poll release: September 27
next regional release: October 3
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
4
5 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
5
6 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
6
7 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
7
8 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. Mountain East
8
9 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. PSAC
9
Regional Championship History2016: Shippensburg, 2015: California (Pa.), 2014: Edinboro, 2013: Edinboro, 2012: Shippensburg
CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
5
2 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
1
3 Oklahoma Baptist Shawnee, Okla. Great American
2
4 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
4
5 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
6
6 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
3
7 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
7
8 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
8
9 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
9
10 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
10
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 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
6
6 St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) Sparkill, N.Y. East Coast
5
7 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
7
8 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
8
9 Daemen Amherst, N.Y. East Coast
NR
10 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
10
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
2
3 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
3
4 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
4
5 Walsh North Canton, Ohio G-MAC
5
6 Northern Michigan Marquette, Mich. GLIAC
6
7 Malone Canton, Ohio G-MAC
7
8 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
8
9 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
9
10 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
10
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 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
2
3 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
3
4 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunshine
5
5 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
6
6 Montevallo (Ala.) Montevallo, Ala. Gulf South
4
7 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
8
8 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
7
9 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
NR
10 Delta State Cleveland, Miss. Gulf South
9
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
3
4 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
5
5 Colorado Mines Golden, 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
8
9 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
9
10 Chadron State Chadron, Neb. RMAC
NR
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
1
2 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
2
3 Cal State San Marcos San Marcos, Calif. CCAA
3
4 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
4
5 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
5
6 Point Loma Nazarene San Diego, Calif. PacWest
6
7 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
7
8 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
8
9 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
10
10 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
9
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