2017 NCAA DIII Cross Country Regional Rankings — Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – This weekend starts the NCAA Division III Cross Country “late season” in which teams can start to accumulate points needed to gain at-large consideration for the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in November.

That means there are about to be some changes to the NCAA Division III Regional Rankings – more so than what transpired in Week 2. Those rankings were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and upheaval was seen in eight of the 16 combined regions (if you combine the men’s and women’s lists).

REGIONAL RANKINGS – SUMMARY PDF
REGIONAL RANKINGS – 2017 Week By Week
REGIONAL RANKINGS – All-Time Week By Week

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 eight regions. The regional representative is tasked with weighing teams’ returning strength with current season results (if applicable) in determining team finishing order at the upcoming NCAA Division III Regional Cross Country Championship, which will be held around the nation on November 11.

Atlantic Region

Nothing changed in the top-5 of either the men’s or women’s rankings.

The men’s rankings sees SUNY Geneseo on top once again, followed by RPI, TCNJ, Rowan and SUNY Oneonta.

Like their counterparts, the SUNY Geneseo women sit No. 1. The Knights are tailed by Ithaca, RPI, St. Lawrence and Rochester (N.Y.).

Central Region

Loras, St. Olaf and Wartburg are No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, for the second week in a row. Behind the Knights sits Carleton, up one spot from No. 5 last week. Carleton’s jumped forced Nebraska Wesleyan down to No. 5.

Carleton’s women soared from No. 3 to No. 1 thanks to a strong effort at the St. Olaf Invitational. The Knights had an 87-second spread between its top runner and fifth runner and should shrink that as their young team gets more 6Ks under its belt.

St. Olaf dropped from No. 1 to No. 2, St. Thomas (Minn.) went from No. 2 to No. 3 and Wartburg and Nebraska Wesleyan remain No. 4 and No. 5.

Great Lakes Region

The men’s rankings were almost flipped on their head as only top-ranked Calvin remained in place from Week 1. Otterbein is now No. 2 after winning its home invitational, one week after capturing the win at Ohio Wesleyan. John Carroll moved up to No. 3 from No. 6 as it won the Tiffleberg Open with a score of 57 points despite two of its top runners not racing. Trine took the weekend off, yet went from No. 5 to No. 4 and Mount Union finished runner-up to John Carroll at the Tiffleberg Open and vaulted from No. 8 to No. 5.

Calvin, Hope and Kenyon are No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4, respectively. Last week’s No. 5 (Oberlin) and No. 3 (Otterbein) swapped spots. The Yeowomen topped both Kenyon and Otterbein at the Otterbein Invitational.

Mideast Region

The top-5 in the men’s rankings is still the same as it was one week ago: Johns Hopkins is No. 1, followed by Haverford, Carnegie Mellon, Dickinson and Elizabethtown.

The Johns Hopkins women are also No. 1 and had an incredible showing at the Paddy Doyle Meet of Champions where they won the team title. Dickinson is No. 2, Elizabethtown sits No. 3, Haverford is No. 4 and Carnegie Mellon climbed from No. 8 to No. 5.

Midwest Region

North Central (Ill.)’s men won’t budge from its No. 1 ranking until someone makes them. The same could be said for No. 2 UW-La Crosse, No. 3 UW-Eau Claire, No. 4 Washington (Mo.) and No. 5 UW-Stevens Point.

The women’s top-5 dug in deep as Washington (Mo.) is still No. 1, Chicago is still No. 2, followed by UW-La Crosse, UW-Eau Claire and St. Norbert.

New England Region

Zero changes befell the men’s rankings as Williams, MIT, Amherst, Middlebury and Bates are still placed in order No. 1 through No. 5.

Over in the women’s rankings, MIT, Williams and Middlebury hold down the top-3 spots while Bates and Tufts swapped spots from last week.

South/Southeast Region

For the second week in a row Christopher Newport’s men headline this region with Emory, Rhodes, Washington and Lee and Trinity (Texas) close behind.

Change occurred in the women’s rankings but not up top, where Emory and Rhodes are. Instead, Trinity (Texas) climbed from No. 5 to No. 3, Centre went from No. 6 to No. 4 and Lynchburg comes in at No. 5.

West Region

The top teams in the men’s rankings squared off this past weekend at the UC-Riverside Invitational and the way they finished show how they’re billed. Pomona-Pitzer comes in at No. 1 once again after a convincing win over both new No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and new No. 3 Occidental. Willamette and Lewis and Clark come in at No. 4 and No. 5.

The women’s rankings are topped by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Whitworth. The Athenas witness Bryn McKillop run the 10th fastest NCAA DIII time on the course at the UC-Riverside Invitational. Next up behind those two teams is Pomona-Pitzer, Occidental and Linfield.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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 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
5
6 Hamilton Clinton, N.Y. (Oneida Co.) NESCAC
6
7 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
NR
8 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
7
9 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
8
10 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
9
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
3
4 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
5
5 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
4
6 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
7
7 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
8
8 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
6
9 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
9
10 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
10
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 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
4
3 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
6
4 Trine Angola, Ind. Michigan Intercollegiate
5
5 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
8
6 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
3
7 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
2
8 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
10
9 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
7
10 Rose-Hulman Terre Haute, Ind. HCAC
NR
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
5
6 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
6
7 Salisbury Salisbury, Md. CAC
8
8 Messiah Grantham, Pa. Middle Atlantic
7
9 Stevenson Stevenson, Md. Middle Atlantic
9
10 Widener Chester, Pa. Middle Atlantic
10
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 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
7
7 UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wis. WIAC
10
8 UW-Stout Menomonie, Wis. WIAC
8
9 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
6
10 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
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
8
9 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
9
10 WPI Worcester, Mass. NEWMAC
NR
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
3
4 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
4
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
8
9 Oglethorpe Atlanta, Ga. SAA
9
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 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
3
3 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
2
4 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
4
5 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
8
6 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
5
7 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
7
8 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
9
9 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
NR
10 Pacific Lutheran Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
6
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 #2 — September 19

national poll release: September 20
next regional release: September 26
         
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
5
6 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
6
7 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
7
8 Utica Utica, N.Y. Empire 8
8
9 Hamilton Clinton, N.Y. (Oneida Co.) NESCAC
9
10 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, N.Y. SUNYAC
10
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 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
3
2 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
1
3 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
2
4 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
4
5 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
6
6 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
5
7 Bethel (Minn.) Arden Hills, Minn. MIAC
7
8 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
8
9 Hamline Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
10
10 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
NR
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
2
3 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
5
4 Kenyon Gambier, Ohio NCAC
4
5 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
3
6 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
10
7 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
NR
8 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
7
9 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
8
10 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
6
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
2
3 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
3
4 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
4
5 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
8
6 Waynesburg Waynesburg, Pa. PAC
5
7 Salisbury Salisbury, Md. CAC
9
8 Moravian Bethlehem, Pa. Landmark
7
9 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
NR
10 DeSales Center Valley, Pa. Middle Atlantic
6
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
2
3 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
3
4 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
4
5 St. Norbert De Pere, Wis. Midwest Conference
5
6 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
7
7 UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wis. WIAC
NR
8 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
6
9 UW-River Falls River Falls, Wis. WIAC
8
10 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
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 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
5
5 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
4
6 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
6
7 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
7
8 Trinity (Conn.) Hartford, Conn. NESCAC
NR
9 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
8
10 WPI Worcester, Mass. NEWMAC
NR
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
2
3 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
5
4 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
6
5 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
7
6 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
3
7 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
4
8 Berea (Ky.) Berea, Ky. USA South
8
9 Berry Rome, Ga. SAA
9
10 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
10
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
1
2 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
2
3 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
5
4 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
3
5 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
4
6 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
7
7 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
NR
8 George Fox Newberg, Ore. Northwest Conference
8
9 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
NR
10 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
9
Regional Championship History2016: Whitworth, 2015: Willamette, 2014: Willamette, 2013: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 2012: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

USTFCCCA 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
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/10
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/18
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 28-29: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/1
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 11: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/14
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/11
Sat 11/18

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