2017 NCAA DIII Cross Country Region Rankings — Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – There are now less than two months until the 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Regional Championships.

Yesterday hit the two-month mark as they’ll take place on Saturday, November 11.

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

Let’s take a look at what changed from the preseason to Week 1.

QUICK LINKS: Men’s Rankings | Women’s Rankings

For those who don’t know or need a refresher, 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 finishing order at the NCAA Regional Championships.

Atlantic Region

There was only one change to either top-5.

The men’s side still sees SUNY Geneseo lead the way with RPI, TCNJ, Rowan and SUNY Oneonta trailing.

The women’s billing has SUNY Geneseo on top, followed by Ithaca, RPI and St. Lawrence, with Rochester (N.Y.) taking up residence at No. 5.

Central Region

Loras and St. Olaf are still No. 1 and No. 2 in the men’s ranking, while Wartburg jumped four spots to No. 3. Nebraska Wesleyan is at No. 4 and Carleton dropped from No. 4 to No. 5.

Over in the women’s ranking, the only change to the top-5 was Grinnell moving up one spot from No. 6 to No. 5. St. Olaf, St. Thomas (Minn.), Carleton and Wartburg are the top-4.

Great Lakes Region

Big jumps highlighted the men’s ranking as Albion soared from No. 7 to No. 3 and Otterbein climbed from No. 9 to No. 4. Trine went from unranked to No. 5. Calvin and Ohio Northern still sit No. 1 and No. 2.

Calvin remains No. 1 in the women’s ranking, but Hope (previously No. 3), Otterbein (previously No. 4) and Kenyon (previously No. 8) come in at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Previous No. 2 Oberlin fell to No. 5.

Mideast Region

The men of Johns Hopkins are No. 1, followed by Haverford, Carnegie Mellon and Dickinson once again. Elizabethtown jumped into the top-5 at No. 5.

The women of Johns Hopkins probably won’t be moving from the top spot in the region for a while, but the new No. 2 team is Dickinson. Elizabethtown, Haverford and Waynesburg round out the top-5.

Midwest Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the men’s billing, while Chicago (previously No. 3, now No. 2) and UW-La Crosse (previously No. 2, now No. 3) swapped spots in the women’s rankings and St. Norbert joined the top-5.

New England Region

The only change to the top-5 of the rankings was the Tufts women falling out of a third-place tie with Middlebury. The Jumbos are now at No. 4.

South/Southeast Region

The men’s rankings see Christopher Newport remain at No. 1 and Emory at No. 2. Rhodes is the new No. 3 and Washington and Lee dropped to No. 4, while Trinity (Texas) remained at No. 5.

The women of Emory remained No. 1, while Rhodes came in at No. 2 and Washington and Lee fell to No. 3. Christopher Newport and Trinity (Texas) rounded out the top-5.

West Region

No changes occurred in the men’s ranking.

There’s a new No. 1 in the women’s ranking as Claremont-Mudd-Scripps takes over the top spot from Whitworth. Occidental remained No. 3, while Linfield climbed from No. 7 to No. 4. The last team in the top-5 is Pomona-Pitzer.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #1 — September 12

national poll release: September 13
next regional release: September 19
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
2 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
2
3 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
3
4 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
4
5 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
7
6 Hamilton Clinton, N.Y. (Oneida Co.) NESCAC
5
7 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
8
8 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
6
9 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
10
10 Ramapo Mahwah, N.J. NJAC
NR
Regional Championship History2016: SUNY Geneseo, 2015: SUNY Geneseo, 2014: St. Lawrence, 2013: SUNY Cortland, 2012: NYU
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Loras Dubuque, Iowa IIAC
1
2 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
2
3 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
7
4 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
3
5 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
4
6 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
9
7 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
8
8 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
6
9 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
NR
10 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
5
Regional Championship History2016: Loras, 2015: St. Olaf, 2014: St. Olaf, 2013: St. Olaf, 2012: St. Olaf
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
1
2 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
2
3 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
7
4 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
9
5 Trine Angola, Ind. Michigan Intercollegiate
NR
6 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
10
7 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
5
8 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
3
9 Wabash Crawfordsville, Ind. NCAC
4
10 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
6
Regional Championship History2016: Calvin, 2015: Wabash, 2014: Wabash, 2013: Wabash, 2012: Calvin
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
1
2 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
2
3 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
3
4 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
4
5 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
6
6 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
5
7 Messiah Grantham, Pa. Middle Atlantic
NR
8 Salisbury Salisbury, Md. CAC
8
9 Stevenson Stevenson, Md. Middle Atlantic
10
10 Widener Chester, Pa. Middle Atlantic
7
Regional Championship History2016: Johns Hopkins, 2015: Haverford, 2014: Carnegie Mellon, 2013: Johns Hopkins, 2012: Haverford
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
1
2 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
2
3 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
3
4 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
4
5 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
5
6 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
7
7 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
8
8 UW-Stout Menomonie, Wis. WIAC
10
9 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
6
10 UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wis. WIAC
9
Regional Championship History2016: North Central (Ill.), 2015: UW-Eau Claire, 2014: North Central (Ill.), 2013: North Central (Ill.), 2012: North Central (Ill.)
         
NEW ENGLAND Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
1
2 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
2
3 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
3
4 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
4
5 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
5
6 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
6
7 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
7
8 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
9
9 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
10
10 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
8
Regional Championship History2016: MIT, 2015: Williams, 2014: Colby, 2013: Williams, 2012: Middlebury
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
1
2 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
2
3 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
4
4 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
3
5 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
5
6 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
6
7 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
7
8 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
9
9 Oglethorpe Atlanta, Ga. SAA
NR
10 Roanoke Salem, Va. ODAC
10
Regional Championship History2016: Christopher Newport, 2015: Emory, 2014: Emory, 2013: Bridgewater (Va.), 2012: Lynchburg
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
1
2 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
2
3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
3
4 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
4
5 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
5
6 Pacific Lutheran Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
6
7 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
7
8 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
8
9 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
NR
10 George Fox Newberg, Ore. Northwest Conference
9
Regional Championship History2016: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2015: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2014: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2013: Pomona-Pitzer, 2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #1 — September 12

national poll release: September 13
next regional release: September 19
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
2 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Liberty League
2
3 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
3
4 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
4
5 Rochester (N.Y.) Rochester, N.Y. UAA
7
6 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
8
7 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
9
8 Utica Utica, N.Y. Empire 8
NR
9 Hamilton Clinton, N.Y. (Oneida Co.) NESCAC
NR
10 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, N.Y. SUNYAC
NR
Regional Championship History2016: SUNY Geneseo, 2015: SUNY Geneseo, 2014: St. Lawrence, 2013: NYU, 2012: St. Lawrence
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
1
2 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
2
3 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
3
4 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
4
5 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
6
6 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
5
7 Bethel (Minn.) Arden Hills, Minn. MIAC
8
8 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
NR
9 St. Scholastica Duluth, Minn. UMAC
10
10 Hamline Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
9
Regional Championship History2016: St. Olaf, 2015: St. Thomas (Minn.), 2014: Carleton, 2013: Wartburg, 2012: Wartburg
         
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
1
2 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
3
3 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
4
4 Kenyon Gambier, Ohio NCAC
8
5 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
2
6 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
6
7 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
10
8 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
5
9 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
9
10 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
NR
Regional Championship History2016: Calvin, 2015: Hope, 2014: Calvin, 2013: Calvin, 2012: Hope
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
1
2 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
3
3 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
2
4 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
4
5 Waynesburg Waynesburg, Pa. PAC
5
6 DeSales Center Valley, Pa. Middle Atlantic
6
7 Moravian Bethlehem, Pa. Landmark
7
8 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
9
9 Salisbury Salisbury, Md. CAC
NR
10 Misericordia Dallas, Pa. Middle Atlantic
NR
Regional Championship History2016: Johns Hopkins, 2015: Johns Hopkins, 2014: Johns Hopkins, 2013: Johns Hopkins, 2012: Johns Hopkins
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
1
2 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
3
3 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
2
4 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
4
5 St. Norbert De Pere, Wis. Midwest Conference
6
6 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
5
7 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
NR
8 UW-River Falls River Falls, Wis. WIAC
NR
9 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
8
10 Concordia Wisconsin Mequon, Wis. NACC
9
Regional Championship History2016: Washington (Mo.), 2015: Washington (Mo.), 2014: Washington (Mo.), 2013: Chicago, 2012: UW-Eau Claire
         
NEW ENGLAND Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
1
2 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
2
3 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
3
4 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
3
5 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
5
6 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
6
7 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
7
8 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
8
9 Colby Waterville, Maine NESCAC
9
10 Wesleyan (Conn.) Middletown, Conn. NESCAC
10
Regional Championship History2016: MIT, 2015: Williams, 2014: MIT, 2013: Williams, 2012: MIT
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
1
2 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
3
3 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
2
4 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
4
5 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
5
6 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
7
7 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
10
8 Berea (Ky.) Berea, Ky. USA South
8
9 Berry Rome, Ga. SAA
6
10 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
9
Regional Championship History2016: Emory, 2015: Emory, 2014: Emory, 2013: Trinity (Texas), 2012: Trinity (Texas)
         
WEST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
2
2 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
1
3 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
3
4 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
7
5 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
4
6 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
5
7 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
9
8 George Fox Newberg, Ore. Northwest Conference
NR
9 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
8
10 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. SCAC
10
Regional Championship History2016: Whitworth, 2015: Willamette, 2014: Willamette, 2013: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 23: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 9/26
Wed 9/27
Week 4Tue 10/3
Wed 10/4
Week 5Tue 10/10
Wed 10/11
Week 6Tue 10/17
Wed 10/18
Oct. 28-29: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 10/31
Wed 11/1
Nov. 11: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/14
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/11
Sat 11/18

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