2017 NCAA DII Cross Country Region Rankings — Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – Conference championship weekend came and went at the NCAA Division II level and those meets set forth a domino effect of change in the sixth week of the NCAA Division II Cross Country Regional Rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

A bevy of upsets peppered most of the conference championships, altering the landscape of the rankings, as the top-three teams in three women’s regions and five men’s regions are different from a week ago.  

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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

Two women’s teams made some ground in the Atlantic Region in Kutztown (third) and West Chester (fourth). Kutztown finished third at the PSAC Championships and was immediately followed in the results by West Chester. Edinboro – the region leader – won the PSAC title, while runner-up Shippensburg sits second in the rankings.

On the men’s side, Shippensburg remained the team to beat as it took home the PSAC championship. Edinboro and Indiana (Pa.) finished 2-3 at the PSAC Championship, in addition to being second and third, respectively, in the Atlantic Region.

Central Region

The top-three teams in both the men’s and women’s rankings of the Central Region stayed put after a week of action. Augustana (S.D.), Lindenwood and Central Missouri went 1-2-3 in the men’s rankings, with the first two teams claiming conference titles over the weekend.

On the women’s side, Pittsburg State (MIAA), U-Mary (NSIC) and Oklahoma Baptist (GAC) all won their conference championships to remain in first, second and third, respectively, in the region.

Each side saw a new fourth team in the rankings, as the Minnesota Duluth men and women had a solid weekend by both finishing as runner-up at the NSIC Championships.

East Region

Much like the Central Region, the East Region did not see movement in the rankings until the fourth spot. Roberts Wesleyan made a five-spot jump in the men’s rankings to fourth after capturing the ECC Championship. On the women’s side, Merrimack moved up one spot after a third-place showing at the Northeast 10 XC Championship.

The men’s top-three remained Stonehill, American International and Southern New Hampshire. Stonehill, Assumption and Roberts Wesleyan went 1-2-3 in the women’s ranking.

Midwest Region

Hillsdale gained some ground in the women’s portion of the Midwest Region after taking home the GMAC title this past weekend. They leapfrogged Walsh for second place in the rankings after defeating them at the aforementioned meet. Grand Valley State remained the team to beat in the region, as the Lakers easily captured the GLIAC Championship.

Spots one through eight in the men’s rankings mimicked last week’s poll, with GVSU, Southern Indiana and Lewis holding down the top-three spots.

South Region

While Lee (Tenn.) managed to hold onto the top spot in both the men’s and women’s rankings in the South Region, the teams below them a week ago could not say the same.

Alabama-Huntsville and Embry-Riddle (Fla.) moved up one and three spots, respectively, in the women’s rankings to round out the top-three. Alabama-Huntsville finished right behind champion Lee (Tenn.) at the Gulf South XC Championships while Embry-Riddle (Fla.) placed three runners in the top-10 to take home the team title at the Sunshine State Conference Championships.

Alabama-Huntsville’s men’s squad remained in second place, but Florida Southern made a valiant push to move into third after winning the Sunshine State Conference Championship with four runners in the top-10.

South Central Region

The South Central Region saw the most disruption to the polls, as there is a new leader in the men’s rankings.  Colorado Mines pulled off a major upset to take home the RMAC Championship, beating Adams State and forcing them into second place in the region. Western State also made a small push into third place after placing third in the aforementioned meet.

The Grizzly women dominated the RMAC Championships, solidifying their first-place ranking in the region, while Colorado Mines jumped up one spot after a runner-up performance in the same meet. Dallas Baptist took home the Heartland Conference title, giving them the third-place spot in the region.

Southeast Region

The Southeast Region was relatively unscathed after a weekend of action, as the women’s side saw its top-nine teams remain put in place from a week ago. Queens (N.C.), Mount Olive and North Georgia remain the top-three teams on that side of the rankings.

As for the men, the top-four teams in Mount Olive, Queens (N.C.), Augusta and UNC Pembroke all held down their respective spots from a week ago. The first movement in either sides of the Southeast Region came in the fifth-spot of the men’s rankings, where Wingate moved up a spot after a second-place finish at the South Atlantic Championships.

West Region

The runners-up in the men’s and women’s rankings of the West Region changed this week, but otherwise, the rankings were quite similar to a week ago.

Cal Baptist moved up one spot to second in the men’s rankings after claiming the PacWest Championship, knocking Cal Poly Pomona down to third. The Broncos finished second at the CCAA Championships, 45 points behind conference champion and regional leader Chico State.

On the women’s side, Alaska Anchorage destroyed the competition at the GNAC Championships, upsetting Simon Fraser, who moved to third after the Seawolves jump to second. Cal Baptist’s women won the PacWest Championship, as well, remaining in first in the region.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #6 — October 24

national poll release: October 25
next regional release: none, NCAA Regional Championships, November 4
         
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 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg, Pa. PSAC
8
8 Gannon Erie, Pa. PSAC
9
9 Charleston (W.Va.) Charleston, W.Va. Mountain East
NR
10 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
7
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
2
3 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
3
4 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
6
5 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
4
6 Neb.-Kearney Kearney, Neb. MIAA
8
7 Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
5
8 Emporia State Emporia, Kan. MIAA
9
9 U-Mary Bismarck, N.D. NSIC
7
10 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
NR
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
1
2 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
2
3 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
3
4 Roberts Wesleyan Chili, N.Y. East Coast
9
5 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
4
6 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
10
7 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
6
8 Franklin Pierce Rindge, N.H. Northeast-10
8
9 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
7
10 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
5
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
4
5 Malone Canton, Ohio G-MAC
5
6 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
6
7 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
7
8 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
8
9 Missouri S&T Rolla, Mo. GLVC
NR
10 Michigan Tech Houghton, 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 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
2
3 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
5
4 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
3
5 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunshine
4
6 Montevallo (Ala.) Montevallo, Ala. Gulf South
10
7 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
6
8 Mississippi College Clinton, Miss. Gulf South
7
9 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
9
10 West Alabama Livingston, 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 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
2
2 Adams State Alamosa, Colo. RMAC
1
3 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
4
4 CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. RMAC
3
5 Rogers State Claremore, Okla. Heartland Conference
6
6 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
5
7 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
7
8 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
8
9 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
9
10 Colorado Mesa Grand Junction, Colo. RMAC
NR
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 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
6
6 Anderson (S.C.) Anderson, S.C. SAC
5
7 Georgia College Milledgeville, Ga. Peach Belt
10
8 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
9
9 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
NR
10 Lees-McRae Banner Elk, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
NR
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 Baptist Riverside, Calif. PacWest
3
3 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
2
4 Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. GNAC
4
5 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
5
6 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
9
7 Academy of Art San Francisco, Calif. PacWest
8
8 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
7
9 Cal State San Marcos San Marcos, Calif. CCAA
NR
10 Cal State East Bay Hayward, Calif. CCAA
10
Regional Championship History2016: Chico State, 2015: Alaska Anchorage, 2014: Chico State, 2013: Chico State, 2012: Chico State

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #6 — October 24

national poll release: October 25
next regional release: none, NCAA Regional Championships, November 4
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
2
3 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
4
4 West Chester West Chester, Pa. PSAC
6
5 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
3
6 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
5
7 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
7
8 West Virginia Wesleyan Buckhannon, W.Va. Mountain East
NR
9 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
9
10 Mercyhurst Erie, Pa. PSAC
NR
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 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
5
5 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
4
6 Fort Hays State Hays, Kan. MIAA
6
7 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
9
8 Winona State Winona, Minn. NSIC
7
9 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
8
10 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
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 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
5
5 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
6
6 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
4
7 St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) Sparkill, N.Y. East Coast
7
8 Daemen Amherst, N.Y. East Coast
10
9 Jefferson (Pa.) Philadelphia, Pa. CACC
NR
10 Bentley Waltham, Mass. 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
3
3 Walsh North Canton, Ohio G-MAC
2
4 Northern Michigan Marquette, Mich. GLIAC
4
5 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
7
6 Malone Canton, Ohio G-MAC
5
7 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
9
8 Cedarville Cedarville, Ohio G-MAC
6
9 Michigan Tech Houghton, Mich. GLIAC
8
10 Saginaw Valley State Bay City, Mich. GLIAC
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 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunshine
6
4 Saint Leo Saint Leo, Fla. Sunshine
2
5 Montevallo (Ala.) Montevallo, Ala. Gulf South
7
6 Union (Tenn.) Jackson, Tenn. Gulf South
8
7 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
10
8 Tampa Tampa, Fla. Sunshine
4
9 Mississippi College Clinton, Miss. Gulf South
NR
10 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
5
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 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
3
3 Dallas Baptist Dallas, Texas Heartland Conference
4
4 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
5
5 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
2
6 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
6
7 Colorado Christian Lakewood, Colo. RMAC
NR
8 Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas Lone Star
10
9 West Texas A&M Canyon, Texas Lone Star
9
10 CSU-Pueblo Pueblo, Colo. RMAC
7
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 Catawba Salisbury, N.C. SAC
NR
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
1
2 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
4
3 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
3
4 Simon Fraser Burnaby, B.C. GNAC
2
5 Cal State San Marcos San Marcos, Calif. CCAA
5
6 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
6
7 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
8
8 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
NR
9 Academy of Art San Francisco, Calif. PacWest
NR
10 Humboldt State Arcata, 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 Region 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