2017 NCAA DII Cross Country Regional Rankings — Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – A few cross country meets from this past weekend caused shifts amongst the top-three teams in the NCAA Division II Cross Country Regional Rankings, announced the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

A total of four regions – two men and two women – saw their top-three change after a weekend of action. Two of those regions even saw a new team overtake the top spot.

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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

The head honchos in the Atlantic Region held onto their spots in both the men’s and women’s rankings after a busy weekend.

Shippensburg, Edinboro and Indiana (Pa.) went 1-2-3 on the men’s side with all three having competed this past weekend. Shippensburg won the Carnegie Mellon Invitational with Dominic Stroh, Calvin Conrad-Kline and Harrison Schettler finishing as the top three runners, respectively, at the meet that featured 20 teams. Edinboro had a solid showing at the Lewis Crossover and Indiana (Pa.) finished fourth at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational while running without its top two runners.

On the women’s side, Edinboro remained in first, while Shippensburg (second) and California (Pa.) (third) rounded out the top-three. Edinboro’s women placed 13th at the Lewis Crossover and Shippensburg was the top NCAA Division II finisher at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational. California (Pa.) was idle.

Central Region

The big change in the Central Region came from Lindenwood’s men’s program, who jumped up two spots to second place. The Lions defeated five nationally-ranked NCAA Division II teams at the Lewis Crossover, finishing fourth overall. Augustana (S.D.) and Central Missouri remained in first and third, respectively.

The top-four women (Pittsburg State, U-Mary, Oklahoma Baptist and Augustana (S.D.)) held down their respective spots from a week ago. Minnesota Duluth (fifth) and Fort Hays State (sixth) each rose in the rankings, with the latter of the two jumping four spots after a fourth-place finish at the Fort Hays Open.

East Region

The men’s portion of the East Region went through a ton of change, while the women’s side went unscathed.

Stonehill overtook American International for the top spot in the men’s rankings after becoming just the second NCAA Division II team in 60 years to win the All New England Championships. James Murphy (fifth) and Riley Dowd (ninth) finished in the top-10 for the Skyhawks. American International finished 11th at that same meet, despite a first-place finish from Leakey Kipkosgei. Southern New Hampshire moved up to third in the rankings after Tyler McLaren was the runner-up to Kipkosgei in Boston this past weekend.

Stonehill, Assumption and Roberts Wesleyan remained in the top-three spots in the women’s rankings.

Midwest Region

Walsh shook things up a little bit in the women’s rankings of the Midwest Region with a two-spot jump to second behind Grand Valley State. The Cavaliers posted a fourth-place finish at the Lewis Crossover behind three NCAA Division II powerhouses. Hillsdale slipped to third, while Northern Michigan leapt three spots to fourth to return to where they were to open the season in the Midwest.

GVSU, Southern Indiana and Lewis went 1-2-3 in the men’s rankings for the third-consecutive week.

South Region

The South Region was relatively unaffected after a week of action, as the top-six men’s and top-seven women’s spots were identical to last week’s rankings.

Lee (Tenn.) and Alabama Huntsville were idle on the week, which allowed them to hold down the first and second spots in the men’s rankings, respectively. Saint Leo competed at the Disney Classic and remained in third.

The women of Lee (Tenn.) also stayed in first after an idle weekend, while Saint Leo’s third-place finish at the Disney Classic kept the Lions in second. Alabama Huntsville rounded out the top-three in the women’s rankings.

South Central Region

The state of Colorado owned the South Central Region once again.

Adams State claimed the top spot in the both the men’s and women’s rankings as they’ve done all season. The men’s Grizzlies were followed by Colorado Mines and CSU Pueblo, who were both idle. Western State is fourth in the men’s rankings after winning the Fort Hays Open.

On the women’s side, Western State and Colorado Mines are second and third for the second-consecutive week. Colorado Mines jumped into third last week after coming in at fifth the week before.

Southeast Region

Not a single thing changed in the top-10 of the Southeast Region on the men’s or women’s side. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

The men from Mount Olive and Queens (N.C.) were idle, remaining in the first two spots of the rankings, while Augusta competed at the Bobcat Invitational to stay in third for the fourth-straight week. Joining the three aforementioned teams in the top-five for the fourth week in a row were UNC Pembroke (fourth) and Anderson (S.C.) (fifth).

West Region

The Lancers of Cal Baptist broke into first place in the women’s rankings of the West Region for the first time on the season after winning the Lewis Crossover. Emeline Delanis (third), Fruzsina Ladanyi (fourth) and Leanda du Bruyn (fifth) all finished in the top-five of a meet that featured 353 competitors, keeping Cal Baptist undefeated on the season. Simon Fraser fell one spot to second while Chico State (third) jumped one spot and Alaska Anchorage (fourth) moved up two to round out the top-four.

On the men’s side, Chico State, Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Baptist retained their spots in the top-three, while Western Oregon moved into the top-four after an idle week.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #5 — October 10

national poll release: October 11
next regional release: October 24
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
6
7 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
7
8 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
8
9 Gannon Erie, Pa. PSAC
NR
10 West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon, W.Va. Mountain East
9
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 Lindenwood St. Charles, Mo. MIAA
4
3 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
3
4 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
2
5 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
5
6 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
6
7 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
NR
8 Neb.-Kearney Kearney, Neb. MIAA
NR
9 Emporia State Emporia, Kan. MIAA
NR
10 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
9
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 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
2
2 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
1
3 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
4
4 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
3
5 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
5
6 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
9
7 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
NR
8 Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. Northeast-10
7
9 Roberts Wesleyan Chili, N.Y. East Coast
10
10 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
6
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 Walsh North Canton, Ohio G-MAC
6
5 Malone Canton, Ohio G-MAC
5
6 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
4
7 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
7
8 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
8
9 Michigan Tech Houghton, Mich. GLIAC
NR
10 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. G-MAC
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 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
2
3 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
3
4 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunshine
4
5 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
5
6 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
6
7 Mississippi College Clinton, Miss. Gulf South
NR
8 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
7
9 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
8
10 Montevallo (Ala.) Montevallo, Ala. Gulf South
9
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 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
5
5 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
4
6 Rogers State Claremore, Okla. Heartland Conference
6
7 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
8
8 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
7
9 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
10
10 Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas Lone Star
9
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
7
8 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
8
9 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
9
10 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
10
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 Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. GNAC
5
5 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
4
6 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
6
7 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
7
8 Academy of Art San Francisco, Calif. PacWest
10
9 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
9
10 Cal State East Bay Hayward, Calif. CCAA
NR
Regional Championship History2016: Chico State, 2015: Alaska Anchorage, 2014: Chico State, 2013: Chico State, 2012: Chico State

 

10Wheeling JesuitWheeling, W.Va.Mountain East

9

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #5 — October 10

national poll release: October 11
next regional release: October 24
ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
2
3 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
3
4 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
4
5 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
5
6 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
6
7 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
10
8 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. PSAC
7
9 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
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 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
6
6 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
10
7 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
7
8 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
9
9 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
5
10 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
8
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
4
5 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
5
6 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
6
7 St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) Sparkill, N.Y. East Coast
8
8 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
9
9 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
10
10 Daemen Amherst, N.Y. East Coast
NR
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 Walsh North Canton, Ohio G-MAC
4
3 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. G-MAC
2
4 Northern Michigan Marquette, Mich. GLIAC
7
5 Malone Canton, Ohio G-MAC
6
6 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
5
7 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
3
8 Michigan Tech Houghton, Mich. GLIAC
NR
9 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
8
10 Ferris State Big Rapids, 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
3
4 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
4
5 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
5
6 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunshine
6
7 Montevallo (Ala.) Montevallo, Ala. Gulf South
7
8 Union (Tenn.) Jackson, Tenn. Gulf South
10
9 North Alabama Florence, Ala. Gulf South
8
10 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
9
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
3
4 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
5
5 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
4
6 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
6
7 CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. RMAC
7
8 Chadron State Chadron, Neb. RMAC
9
9 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
8
10 Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas Lone Star
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
3
4 Anderson (S.C.) Anderson, S.C. SAC
4
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 Cal Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
2
2 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
1
3 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
4
4 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
6
5 Cal State San Marcos San Marcos, Calif. CCAA
3
6 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
5
7 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
10
8 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
NR
9 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
7
10 Point Loma Nazarene San Diego, Calif. PacWest
8
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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