2017 NCAA DII Cross Country Regional Rankings — Week 4

A slew of NCAA Division II cross country teams were in action this past weekend, but for the most part, the status quo went unscathed.  

The fourth week of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division II Cross Country Regional Rankings were announced on Tuesday, and it shows that the teams at the top of their regions went out and took care of business on the course. The men’s eight regions went relatively unchanged at the top, while the women’s eight regions saw one new team rise to first place.

REGIONAL RANKINGS SUMMARY PDF
REGIONAL RANKINGS – 2017 WEEK BY WEEK
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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

For the first time this season, Shippensburg’s women’s team do not reign supreme in the Atlantic Region. Edinboro supplanted the Raiders in the rankings this week after winning the non-NCAA Division I scored division of the Paul Short Run Brown race, while Shippensburg finished fifth.

The rankings were flip flopped on the men’s side, with Shippensburg coming in first after a runner-up performance at the Paul Short Run.

Indiana (Pa.) (men) and California (Pa.) (women) round out the respective top-threes.

Central Region

The men’s programs from Augustana (S.D.), Missouri Southern and Central Missouri were all idle on the week, but remained 1-2-3 in the Central Region. However, Lindenwood gained some ground in the region, moving up six spots to fourth after placing third in the college division of the Chili Pepper Invite.

The top-six women’s teams in the region held strong from last week, with Pittsburg State (first), U-Mary (second) and Augustana (S.D.) (fourth) all inactive. Oklahoma Baptist also stayed in third, but competed at the Chili Pepper Invite, where it came in third.

East Region

Leakey Kipkosgei and American International are still in first place on the men’s side in the East Region after a strong showing at the Paul Short Run, where Kipkosgei finished fifth overall. Stonehill (second) was idle, while Adelphi (third) also took place at the aforementioned meet at Lehigh.

On the women’s side, Stonehill (first) and Robert Wesleyan (third) were idle on the week, but managed to maintain their position in the rankings, despite solid showings from Assumption (second) and American International (fourth). Assumption finished second to Edinboro at the Paul Brown Run, while American International finished third in the Paul Short Run White race.

Midwest Region

The top-three teams in both the men’s and women’s rankings in the Midwest Region mimicked last week’s poll, but Walsh’s women continued its climb. After starting the season in ninth, the team moved to fifth two weeks ago before jumping to fourth on Tuesday after finishing third at the All Ohio Championship on the legs of Amanda Vincent (23:56.1 – first) and Macy Lynch (23:56.8 – second).

Grand Valley State still owns a monopoly on top spots in the region after impressive races at the Cross Country Classic. Hillsdale and Southern Indiana rounded out the top-three on the women’s side, while Southern Indiana and Lewis placed second and third, respectively, once again in the men’s rankings.

South Region

There were no surprises here, as Lee (Tenn.) managed to lock down the top billing in the South Region on the men’s and women’s side again. The women’s squad took home the team title at the Royals XC Challenge thanks to a third-place finish by Hannah Wolkenhauer (17:11), while the men’s team were runners-up.

Alabama-Huntsville (second) moved up one spot while Saint Leo (third) jumped three spots in the men’s rankings after both teams were solid at the Royals XC Challenge. Saint Leo’s women’s team placed third at the same meet to maintain its second-place ranking, while Alabama-Huntsville rounded out the top-three.

South Central Region

The women’s program at Colorado Mines made a nice little push into third place in the South Central Region this week after beating Dallas Baptist by 31 points at the Chile Pepper Festival, returning to where they were ranked to open the season.

Adams State’s men and women are still in the lead in the region. Colorado Mines’ men’s team came in second once again after winning the Chile Pepper Festival with Matthew Kade (30:20.5 – second) and Ricardo Ocampo (30:27.6 – third) finishing in the top-three.

Western State’s women were idle, yet remained in second, while CSU-Pueblo’s men ranked third again after winning the Rocky Mountain Shootout.

Southeast Region

North Georgia’s women’s team and Lenoir-Rhyne’s men’s squad were the only teams to make any noise in the top-10 of the Southeast Region. North Georgia moved up one spot to third, despite being idle, while Lenoir-Rhyne jumped into the top-10 after a sixth-place finish at the Royals XC Challenge.

Mount Olive, Queens (N.C.) and Augusta went 1-2-3 on the men’s side once again, while Queens (N.C.) and Mount Olive were first and second, respectively, in the women’s rankings.  

West Region

Winning the Capital Cross Challenge against a slew of NCAA Division I talent helped Chico State’s men’s program remain in first in the West Region. Cal Poly Pomona finished second in the same race to keep them in their rightful spot of second in the region.

Simon Fraser and Cal Baptist were first and second, respectively, in the women’s rankings after an idle weekend, while Cal State San Marcos stayed in third after an impressive showing at the Mustang Challenge. Cal Baptist’s men’s team rounded out the top-three after an inactive weekend.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #4 — October 3

national poll release: October 4
next regional release: October 10
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
4
5 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
5
6 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
10
7 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
6
8 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
7
9 West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon, W.Va. Mountain East
NR
10 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
8
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
1
2 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
2
3 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
3
4 Lindenwood St. Charles, Mo. MIAA
10
5 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
5
6 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
6
7 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
7
8 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
8
9 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
9
10 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
4
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
4
5 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
5
6 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
6
7 Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. Northeast-10
10
8 Assumption Worcester, Mass. Northeast-10
NR
9 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
7
10 Roberts Wesleyan Chili, N.Y. East Coast
8
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 Malone Canton, Ohio G-MAC
6
6 Walsh North Canton, Ohio G-MAC
5
7 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
10
8 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
9
9 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. G-MAC
8
10 Missouri S&T Rolla, Mo. GLVC
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 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
3
3 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
5
4 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunshine
2
5 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
4
6 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
7
7 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
6
8 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
10
9 Montevallo (Ala.) Montevallo, Ala. Gulf South
8
10 North Alabama Florence, Ala. Gulf South
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 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
6
5 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
5
6 Rogers State Claremore, Okla. Heartland Conference
4
7 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
8
8 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
7
9 Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas Lone Star
9
10 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
10
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
6
7 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. SAC
NR
8 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
7
9 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
8
10 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
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
5
6 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
6
7 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
7
8 Cal State San Marcos San Marcos, Calif. CCAA
9
9 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
8
10 Academy of Art San Francisco, Calif. PacWest
10
Regional Championship History2016: Chico State, 2015: Alaska Anchorage, 2014: Chico State, 2013: Chico State, 2012: Chico State

 

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USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #4 — October 3

national poll release: October 4
next regional release: October 10
ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
2
2 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
1
3 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
3
4 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
6
5 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
7
6 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
4
7 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. PSAC
9
8 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
5
9 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. Mountain East
8
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
1
2 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
2
3 Oklahoma Baptist Shawnee, Okla. Great American
3
4 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
4
5 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
5
6 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
6
7 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
8
8 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
7
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 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
10
5 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
4
6 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
5
7 Jefferson (Pa.) Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
NR
8 St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) Sparkill, N.Y. East Coast
6
9 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
7
10 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
8
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 Walsh North Canton, Ohio G-MAC
5
5 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
4
6 Malone Canton, Ohio G-MAC
7
7 Northern Michigan Marquette, Mich. GLIAC
6
8 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
8
9 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
10
10 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
9
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 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
5
4 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
3
5 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
7
6 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunshine
4
7 Montevallo (Ala.) Montevallo, Ala. Gulf South
6
8 North Alabama Florence, Ala. Gulf South
NR
9 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
NR
10 Union (Tenn.) Jackson, Tenn. Gulf South
NR
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 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
5
4 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
4
5 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
3
6 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
6
7 CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. RMAC
7
8 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
9
9 Chadron State Chadron, Neb. RMAC
10
10 Colorado Christian Lakewood, Colo. 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 North Georgia Dahlonega, Ga. Peach Belt
4
4 Anderson (S.C.) Anderson, S.C. SAC
3
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 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
7
7 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
NR
8 Point Loma Nazarene San Diego, Calif. PacWest
6
9 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
8
10 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
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 Regional 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

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