2017 NCAA DIII Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Big changes befell two regions in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Regional Rankings.

In the most recent Regional Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the Great Lakes Region and New England Region saw numerous revisions.

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REGIONAL RANKINGS – 2017 Week By Week
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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 respective regions. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning teams’ strength with current season results (if applicable) in determining team finishing order at the upcoming NCAA Division III Regional Cross Country Championships.

This year the NCAA Division III Regional Championships will be held on Saturday, November 11.

Atlantic Region

SUNY Geneseo’s men proved their mettle with a win over No. 2 RPI at the Purple Valley Classic. The Knights had to work for it, though, as the Engineers didn’t go down without a fight (Final score was 87-95). Isaac Garcia-Cassani got the individual win for SUNY Geneseo.

TCNJ remains in third and is followed by St. Lawrence, a team that climbed from No. 8 to No. 4. Rowan rounds out the top-5 after falling from No. 4.

SUNY Geneseo’s women finished third at the Purple Valley Classic behind MIT and Canadian program McGill and is still on top of the Atlantic Region. RPI settles in behind the Knights once again, but behind the Engineers are the Saints from St. Lawrence. Rounding out the top-5 on the women’s side is Ithaca and TCNJ.

Central Region

Everything remained the same in the men’s top-5 as Loras, St. Olaf, Wartburg, Carleton and Nebraska Wesleyan make up that group.

Over in the women’s rankings, Carleton and St. Olaf are No. 1 and No. 2, but Wartburg and Nebraska Wesleyan jumped St. Thomas (Minn.) for the third and fourth spot in the region.

Great Lakes Region

The men’s rankings in the Great Lakes Region look completely different from one week ago. Calvin is still No. 1, but Albion jumped from No. 6 to No. 2 following a standout effort at the MIAA Jamboree this past weekend. The Britons finished runner-up to Calvin and were paced by Andrew Bill, who took home the individual title. Albion matched its best ranking in program history as it was also No. 2 back in 2010.

Otterbein, John Carroll and Mount Union are No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Hope’s women took over the No. 1 spot from Calvin after an easy win at the MIAA Jamboree. The Flying Dutch finished with a 1:06 spread between its No. 1 through No. 5.

Otherwise, nothing changed in the top-5 as Oberlin, Kenyon and Otterbein round it out.

Mideast Region

Little changed to either set of rankings in the Mideast Region.

The men’s index looks something like this: No. 1 Johns Hopkins, No. 2 Haverford, No. 3 Carnegie Mellon, No. 4 Dickinson and No. 5 Elizabethtown.

Here is the women’s top-5: No. 1 Johns Hopkins, No. 2 Dickinson, No. 3 Elizabethtown, No. 4 Haverford and No. 5 Carnegie Mellon.

Midwest Region

The only change in the Midwest Region occurred in the women’s top-5.

The men’s ranking still sees North Central (Ill.) up top, followed by No. 2 UW-La Crosse, No. 3 UW-Eau Claire, No. 4 Washington (Mo.) and No. 5 UW-Stevens Point.

Washington (Mo.) is the leader in the women’s index and is trailed by No. 2 Chicago, No. 3 UW-La Crosse, No. 4 UW-Eau Claire and new-No. 5 Wheaton (Ill.).

New England Region

Williams is no longer the No. 1 men’s team in the New England Region after what transpired at the Purple Valley Classic. That distinction belongs to Amherst, which finished third behind SUNY Geneseo and RPI and two spots in front of the now third-ranked Ephs.

MIT remained No. 2, while Middlebury and Bates are fourth and fifth, respectively.

The women of MIT rolled to the team title at the Purple Valley Classic and stay No. 1. Williams finished fourth and remains No. 2 in the rankings, while Middlebury, Bates and Tufts round out the top-5 in the same spots they were in Week 2.

South/Southeast Region

Nothing changed in the men’s or women’s rankings in the South/Southeast Region.

The men’s top-5 still features No. 1 Christopher Newport, No. 2 Emory, No. 3 Rhodes, No. 4 Washington and Lee and No. 5 Trinity (Texas).

The women’s top-5 sees Emory leading the way with Rhodes, Trinity (Texas), Centre and Lynchburg taking up residence from No. 2 to No. 5.

West Region

Both top-5s are identical to what you saw in Week 2.

Atop the men’s index is Pomona-Pitzer with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Occidental, Willamette and Lewis & Clark in order behind it.

The women’s billing is headlined by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps with Whitworth, Pomona-Pitzer, Occidental and Linfield in spots No. 2 through No. 5.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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 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 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
8
5 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
4
6 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
5
7 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
7
8 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
10
9 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
9
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
3
4 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
4
5 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
5
6 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
6
7 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
7
8 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
8
9 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
9
10 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
NR
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 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
6
3 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
2
4 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
3
5 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
5
6 Trine Angola, Ind. Michigan Intercollegiate
4
7 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
7
8 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
8
9 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
9
10 Rose-Hulman Terre Haute, Ind. HCAC
10
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
7
8 Messiah Grantham, Pa. Middle Atlantic
8
9 Stevenson Stevenson, Md. Middle Atlantic
9
10 Misericordia Dallas, Pa. Middle Atlantic
NR
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
6
7 UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wis. WIAC
7
8 UW-Stout Menomonie, Wis. WIAC
8
9 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
9
10 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
10
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 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
3
2 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
2
3 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
1
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 WPI Worcester, Mass. NEWMAC
10
10 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
9
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
2
3 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
3
4 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
4
5 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
5
6 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
6
7 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
7
8 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
8
9 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
9
10 Pacific Lutheran Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
10
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 #3 — September 26

national poll release: September 27
next regional release: October 3
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
2 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
3
3 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
4
4 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Liberty League
2
5 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
6
6 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
NR
7 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
7
8 Hamilton Clinton, N.Y. (Oneida Co.) NESCAC
9
9 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, N.Y. SUNYAC
10
10 Rochester (N.Y.) Rochester, N.Y. UAA
5
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
1
2 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
2
3 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
4
4 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
5
5 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
3
6 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
6
7 Bethel (Minn.) Arden Hills, Minn. MIAC
7
8 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
8
9 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
10
10 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
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 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
2
2 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
1
3 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
3
4 Kenyon Gambier, Ohio NCAC
4
5 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
5
6 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
6
7 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
7
8 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
8
9 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
9
10 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
10
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
5
6 Waynesburg Waynesburg, Pa. PAC
6
7 Salisbury Salisbury, Md. CAC
7
8 Moravian Bethlehem, Pa. Landmark
8
9 Misericordia Dallas, Pa. Middle Atlantic
NR
10 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
9
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 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
6
6 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
NR
7 St. Norbert De Pere, Wis. Midwest Conference
5
8 UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wis. WIAC
7
9 UW-River Falls River Falls, Wis. WIAC
9
10 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
NR
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
4
5 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
5
6 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
6
7 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
7
8 WPI Worcester, Mass. NEWMAC
10
9 Trinity (Conn.) Hartford, Conn. NESCAC
8
10 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
9
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
3
4 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
4
5 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
5
6 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
6
7 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
7
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
3
4 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
4
5 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
5
6 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
6
7 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
7
8 George Fox Newberg, Ore. Northwest Conference
8
9 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
9
10 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
10
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