2017 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Region Rankings – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – A long-standing streak ended and several new teams vaulted to the top spots of their respective regions in the most recent NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings that were released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) following Conference Championship Weekend.

There are four new No. 1 teams in the rankings with less than two weeks to go until the NCAA Division I Regional Championships on November 10. Remember: The top-2 teams in each region earn automatic bids to the 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on November 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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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 nine 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 I Regional Cross Country Championships.

Great Lakes Region

Michigan and Michigan State remain No. 1 and No. 2 following an epic battle at the Big Ten Championships. The Wolverines used a strong team effort to pack up and toppled the Spartans by a score of 71-82. Michigan State had more top-end power with runners finishing third and fifth, but Michigan sent six across before its rival saw the fourth complete the 8K tract.

Wisconsin took third at the Big Ten Championships and moved up to third in the region. Oliver Hoare and Joe Hardy finished first and second overall, respectively.

Mid-Atlantic Region

Georgetown is a firm No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic Region following a clear victory at the BIG EAST Championships. The Hoyas scored 40 points (1-4-7-12-16) to hold off runner-up Butler.

Princeton made it look easy at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships and move up to second in the region. The Tigers scored just 28 points (2-3-4-9-10) to beat Columbia and Penn, as Noah Kauppila was the top finisher for them in second. The Quakers, who had been ranked second in the region for the past two weeks, fell to third.

Midwest Region

Oklahoma State had been ranked No. 1 for the past 61 weeks in a row, but that streak ends today as Iowa State is the new No. 1. The Cyclones beat the Cowboys at the Big 12 Championships this past weekend (Texas did too, for that matter) and to the victors belong the spoils.

Iowa State crammed five men into the top-15, led by a 4-5-6 finish by Andrew Jordan, Thomas Pollard and Dan Curts. The key to the Cyclones’ win was Stanley Langat and Milo Greder who finished 11th and 14th, respectively, to round out the scoring lineup.

Oklahoma State, which is now No. 2, got a 1-2 finish in Round Rock, Texas from Hassan Abdi (24:11.2) and Luis Martinez (24:12.5).

Illinois moved up to No. 3 behind the Cowboys after a fourth place finish at the Big Ten Championships.

Mountain Region

BYU and Northern Arizona both won their conference titles this past weekend, but only the Cougars swept the proceedings and that impressed the regional ranker.

Running against Portland, the third-ranked team in the nation, BYU cruised to a victory at the West Coast Conference Championships. The Cougars got the individual win from Connor McMillan, while Daniel Carney, Casey Clinger, Rory Linkletter and Clayton Young followed close behind. BYU moved up to No. 1 in the Mountain Region for the first time since Week 4 of 2012.

The Lumberjacks received a tougher test than expected from Southern Utah at the Big Sky Championships. NAU won 24 to 36 and is now No. 2 in the Mountain Region.

Everything else remained the same as Colorado is No. 3, Mountain West champ Colorado State is No. 4 and the Thunderbirds come in at No. 5.

Northeast Region

Syracuse and Iona remain No. 1 and No. 2 in the Northeast Region after capturing the team titles at their respective conference championships. The Orange rolled to a victory at the ACC, while the Gaels won yet another MAAC crown.

Columbia finished runner-up at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships and is No. 3.

South Region

Middle Tennessee State and Alabama leapfrogged Ole Miss in the final regional rankings before the South Region Championships on November 10.

The Blue Raiders are No. 1 after running exceptionally well at the Conference USA Championships. Middle Tennessee State went 1-2 with Jacob Choge and Kigen Chemadi and totaled 31 points to Charlotte’s 38.

The Crimson Tide one-upped the Blue Raiders and saw its runners go 1-2-3, like usual, with Vincent Kiprop, Gilbert Kigen and Alfred Chelanga up front. Alabama packed up well behind them and edged the Rebels by a score of 81 to 82 for second place. The Crimson Tide is No. 2 in the South Region and is the highest ranking since 2010.

South Central Region

Texas, Arkansas and Texas A&M are still No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in the South Central Region.

The Longhorns finished second at the Big 12 Championships behind Iowa State and were led by Sam Worley, who took third overall. Worley was just one second from winning.

The Razorbacks won yet another SEC crown and did so convincingly. Arkansas scored 41 points to beat the rest of the field by 40 points. Alex George was the top finisher for the Razorbacks as he took fourth behind the talented Alabama trio.

Southeast Region

Nothing changed in the top-3 from Week 5 to Week 6 as Furman, Virginia Tech and NC State still hold down those spots.

The Paladins swept the Southern Conference Championships, while the Hokies and Wolfpack finished second and third at the ACC Championships behind Syracuse.

Virginia jumped six spots from No. 10 to No. 4 after finishing fourth at ACCs.

West Region

Stanford is once again No. 1 in the West Region thanks to its championship effort at the Pac-12 Championships this past weekend. Led by Grant Fisher’s individual title, the Cardinal toppled Colorado and in turn ended Portland’s brief reign atop the region.

The Pilots fell to No. 2 after being swept by BYU at the West Coast Conference Championships.

UCLA moved up to No. 3 thanks to a third-place effort at the Pac-12 Championships and Oregon and Washington follow at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week 6 — October 30

national poll release: October 31
next regional release: none, NCAA DI Regionals, Friday,
November 10
Win-loss record reflective of results in varsity competition of races 7500 meters or longer versus DI opponents starting September 8; RAOR = Record against own region
GREAT LAKES Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference (Finish)
Last Week
1 Michigan 55-10 (14-0) Big Ten (1)
1
2 Michigan State 52-11 (14-2) Big Ten (2)
2
3 Wisconsin 47-35 (10-7) Big Ten (3)
5
4 Purdue 46-29 (12-5) Big Ten (5)
3
5 Eastern Michigan 31-35 (13-7) Mid-American (1)
4
6 Butler 35-29 (9-7) Big East (2)
7
7 Indiana 32-36 (2-9) Big Ten (7)
6
8 Notre Dame 47-37 (7-4) ACC (7)
8
9 Miami (Ohio) 40-28 (11-5) Mid-American (2)
10
10 Oakland 46-17 (17-3) Horizon (1)
12
11 Marquette 55-36 (15-9) Big East (5)
11
12 Dayton 50-20 (12-2) Atlantic 10 (1)
9
13 Indiana State 34-38 (8-4) Missouri Valley (2)
14
14 Bowling Green 36-12 (13-6) Mid-American (3)
NR
15 IUPUI 41-35 (14-9) Horizon (2)
13
Regional Championship History2016: Wisconsin, 2015: Michigan, 2014: Wisconsin, 2013: Michigan, 2012: Wisconsin
         
MID-ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference (Finish)
Last Week
1 Georgetown 64-16 (14-1) Big East (1)
1
2 Princeton 42-17 (11-0) Ivy (1)
3
3 Penn 43-27 (9-2) Ivy (3)
2
4 Villanova 33-16 (12-5) Big East (3)
6
5 Penn State 22-11 (8-0) Big Ten (8)
5
6 Navy 45-10 (15-2) Patriot (2)
4
7 Temple 45-4 (12-1) American (3)
8
8 American 36-30 (18-11) Patriot (4)
9
9 Bucknell 14-21 (7-8) Patriot (5)
7
10 Saint Joseph’s 50-14 (19-6) Atlantic 10 (2)
12
11 George Washington 42-16 (14-6) Atlantic 10 (3)
11
12 Lehigh 35-50 (11-19) Patriot (6)
10
13 Pittsburgh 33-44 (0-1) ACC (10)
15
14 Duquesne 28-16 (5-7) Atlantic 10 (4)
13
15 Rutgers 21-33 (8-9) Big Ten (12)
14
Regional Championship History2016: Georgetown, 2015: Georgetown, 2014: Villanova, 2013: Villanova, 2012: Georgetown
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference (Finish)
Last Week
1 Iowa State 27-15 (6-1) Big 12 (1)
3
2 Oklahoma State 25-2 (7-1) Big 12 (3)
1
3 Illinois 60-35 (7-2) Big Ten (4)
4
4 Minnesota 40-19 (9-1) Big Ten (6)
2
5 Bradley 49-7 (31-3) Missouri Valley (1)
7
6 Tulsa 16-35 (4-5) American (1)
6
7 Nebraska 34-13 (20-5) Big Ten (9)
8
8 Iowa 39-22 (21-3) Big Ten (10)
5
9 UMKC 26-23 (7-0) WAC (1)
9
10 South Dakota State 26-37 (11-5) Summit League (1)
11
11 Missouri 41-61 (12-17) SEC (7)
10
12 Kansas State 29-16 (17-11) Big 12 (4)
12
13 North Dakota State 9-14 (6-6) Summit League (2)
NR
14 Wichita State 26-33 (13-9) American (5)
15
15 Illinois State 37-34 (18-12) Missouri Valley (3)
NR
Regional Championship History2016: Oklahoma State, 2015: Oklahoma State, 2014: Oklahoma State, 2013: Oklahoma State, 2012: Oklahoma State,
         
MOUNTAIN Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference (Finish)
Last Week
1 BYU 55-0 (5-0) West Coast (1)
2
2 Northern Arizona 74-0 (10-0) Big Sky (1)
1
3 Colorado 65-3 (7-2) Pac-12 (2)
3
4 Colorado State 51-5 (9-1) Mountain West (1)
4
5 Southern Utah 73-7 (13-3) Big Sky (2)
5
6 Air Force 50-15 (6-6) Mountain West (2)
6
7 Utah State 68-8 (5-4) Mountain West (4)
7
8 Weber State 45-26 (6-9) Big Sky (3)
8
9 New Mexico 23-38 (2-10) Mountain West (5)
9
10 Wyoming 20-41 (1-9) Mountain West (6)
10
11 Utah Valley 31-6 (5-2) WAC (2)
11
12 Texas Tech 16-42 (0-5) Big 12 (5)
12
13 New Mexico State 20-11 (2-3) WAC (3)
14
14 Montana State 21-12 (9-5) Big Sky (5)
13
15 Idaho State 24-10 (6-4) Big Sky (6)
15
Regional Championship History2016: Northern Arizona, 2015: Colorado, 2014: Colorado, 2013: Northern Arizona, 2012: Northern Arizona
         
NORTHEAST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference (Finish)
Last Week
1 Syracuse 66-2 (19-0) ACC (1)
1
2 Iona 32-18 (12-2) Metro Atlantic (1)
2
3 Columbia 37-61 (20-13) Ivy (2)
3
4 Army West Point 34-5 (12-0) Patriot (1)
4
5 Stony Brook 46-10 (20-2) America East (1)
9
6 Boston University 54-41 (21-8) Patriot (3)
5
7 UMass Lowell 48-32 (29-10) America East (2)
7
8 Cornell 33-17 (12-4) Ivy (4)
8
9 Connecticut 34-42 (11-6) American (2)
10
10 Providence 21-43 (15-8) Big East (4)
11
11 Dartmouth 27-51 (24-12) Ivy (5)
13
12 Albany 31-28 (22-12) America East (3)
12
13 Yale 15-15 (11-9) Ivy (6)
14
14 Brown 40-30 (21-7) Ivy (7)
6
15 Manhattan 27-22 (14-7) Metro Atlantic (2)
15
Regional Championship History2016: Syracuse, 2015: Syracuse, 2014: Syracuse, 2013: Syracuse, 2012: Iona
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference (Finish)
Last Week
1 Middle Tennessee 72-5 (31-0) Conference USA (1)
2
2 Alabama 51-17 (23-1) SEC (2)
3
3 Ole Miss 51-7 (8-1) SEC (3)
1
4 Florida State 37-42 (8-1) ACC (5)
6
5 Georgia Tech 58-21 (25-5) ACC (8)
4
6 Tennessee 55-31 (10-6) SEC (5)
5
7 Georgia 52-34 (8-8) SEC (6)
10
8 Belmont 58-20 (26-8) Ohio Valley (3)
8
9 Lipscomb 54-45 (20-21) Atlantic Sun (1)
12
10 North Florida 25-7 (16-6) Atlantic Sun (2)
9
11 Auburn 47-24 (23-11) SEC (9)
7
12 ETSU 34-4 (4-1) Southern (2)
13
13 Samford 33-33 (16-14) Southern (3)
11
14 UT Martin 42-26 (17-12) Ohio Valley (5)
14
15 Florida 5-11 (4-7) SEC (10)
NR
Regional Championship History2016: Ole Miss, 2015: Florida State, 2014: Ole Miss, 2013: Georgia, 2012: Florida State
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference (Finish)
Last Week
1 Texas 56-12 (7-0) Big 12 (2)
1
2 Arkansas 58-9 (11-1) SEC (1)
2
3 Texas A&M 44-12 (22-1) SEC (8)
3
4 Lamar 31-11 (19-7) Southland (1)
11
5 McNeese State 37-6 (24-2) Southland (2)
4
6 Baylor 20-48 (3-4) Big 12 (6)
5
7 Rice 30-39 (20-6) Conference USA (3)
7
8 UT Arlington 40-18 (23-8) Sun Belt (2)
9
9 Houston 25-43 (16-8) American (6)
6
10 Texas State 26-7 (20-5) Sun Belt (3)
8
11 Louisiana-Lafayette 20-10 (16-8) Sun Belt (5)
10
12 North Texas 23-18 (9-10) Conference USA (4)
13
13 Tulane 18-27 (2-2) American (7)
14
14 Incarnate Word 18-7 (16-5) Southland (3)
15
15 LSU 18-38 (10-13) SEC (11)
12
Regional Championship History2016: Arkansas, 2015: Arkansas, 2014: Arkansas, 2013: Arkansas, 2012: Texas
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference (Finish)
Last Week
1 Furman 81-5 (27-0) Southern (1)
1
2 Virginia Tech 83-6 (18-1) ACC (2)
2
3 NC State 44-24 (9-3) ACC (3)
3
4 Virginia 25-32 (10-6) ACC (4)
10
5 Campbell 50-8 (16-2) Big South (1)
4
6 Charlotte 46-13 (5-5) Conference USA (2)
8
7 Eastern Kentucky 62-24 (11-2) Ohio Valley (1)
5
8 William and Mary 19-7 (6-3) Colonial (1)
6
9 Liberty 68-14 (16-3) Big South (2)
7
10 Kentucky 40-38 (5-6) SEC (4)
9
11 Wake Forest 31-12 (5-4) ACC (6)
13
12 Morehead State 35-28 (2-6) Ohio Valley (2)
12
13 Duke 28-14 (17-4) ACC (9)
11
14 North Carolina 21-34 (5-9) ACC (11)
15
15 Appalachian State 29-3 (19-1) Sun Belt (1)
NR
Regional Championship History2016: NC State, 2015: Louisville, 2014: Virginia, 2013: Eastern Kentucky, 2012: Virginia
         
WEST Region
Rank School Overall (RAOR) Conference (Finish)
Last Week
1 Stanford 46-4 (20-1) Pac-12 (1)
2
2 Portland 56-2 (23-0) West Coast (2)
1
3 UCLA 62-13 (24-4) Pac-12 (3)
4
4 Oregon 48-7 (14-3) Pac-12 (4)
3
5 Washington 32-20 (14-9) Pac-12 (5)
6
6 Boise State 46-26 (5-7) Mountain West (3)
8
7 Washington State 35-27 (7-8) Pac-12 (6)
5
8 San Francisco 33-23 (9-7) West Coast (3)
7
9 California 22-49 (5-18) Pac-12 (7)
9
10 Cal Poly 9-5 (9-4) Big West (1)
11
11 Gonzaga 34-22 (12-6) West Coast (4)
10
12 UC Santa Barbara 14-15 (13-12) Big West (2)
NR
13 Santa Clara 26-17 (11-13) West Coast (5)
12
14 Loyola Marymount 35-14 (27-8) West Coast (6)
13
15 Arizona 28-49 (3-8) Pac-12 (8)
14
Regional Championship History2016: Stanford, 2015: Washington, 2014: Oregon, 2013: Stanford, 2012: Stanford

 

USTFCCCA 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Region RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/11
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 8: First countable, at-large
Week 2Mon 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 14: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 26-29: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/30
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/13
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Champs
FINAL ResultsFri 11/10
Sat 11/18

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