2017 NCAA DIII Cross Country Region Rankings – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – Pick a region, any region.

Chances are you’ll find a bunch of differences between Week 3 and Week 4 in the NCAA Division III Regional Rankings. Those Week 4 Regional Rankings were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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REGIONAL RANKINGS – 2017 Week By Week
REGIONAL RANKINGS – All-Time Week By Week

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 Regional Championships will be held on Saturday, November 11.

Atlantic Region

There were some changes in the Atlantic Region from Week 3 to Week 4.

SUNY Geneseo’s men are still No. 1 following a win at the Mike Woods Invitational and are followed by No. 2 RPI, victors at the Saratoga Invitational. Rowan finished a game runner-up to the Knights in New York and moved up from No. 5 to No. 3. St. Lawrence and NYU fared well at the Paul Short Run and come in at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

SUNY Geneseo’s women match the men with the No. 1 ranking and RPI does as well with the No. 2 spot. TCNJ comes in at No. 3 after a third-place finish in the Paul Short Run Brown Race (Non-NCAA DI). Ithaca falls from No. 3t o No. 4 and St. Lawrence slides from No. 3 to No. 5.

Central Region

There weren’t any changes to the Central Region from Week 3 to Week 4. Teams were only able to strengthen their hold on their respective spots.

Loras won a tightly-contested Dan Huston Invitational over Wartburg (41-45) and those teams are No. 1 and No. 2 this week. The Duhawks and Knights had a nearly identical delta between their runners (63 and 64 seconds, respectively).

Nebraska Wesleyan is still No. 3, followed by St. Olaf and Cornell College.

Carleton’s women are No. 1 after rolling at the Running of the Cows. The Knights went 1-2-6-9-10 on the challenging course to beat No. 5 St. Thomas (Minn.).

St. Olaf is No. 2, while Wartburg and Nebraska Wesleyan are No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.

Great Lakes Region

What happened at the All-Ohio Championships shook up the Great Lakes Region.

Calvin competed well as the only NCAA DIII team in the Gold Division Race at the Joe Piane Invitational, where it would have placed third among NCAA DI teams.

Ohio Northern added a big piece this past weekend in Matt Molinaro and was the top NCAA DIII team in those aforementioned All-Ohio Championships. The Polar Bears soared from No. 7 to No. 2 in the Great Lakes Region ahead of idle Albion and new No. 4 Case Western and No. 5 Otterbein – both teams that finished behind them this past weekend.

Hope and Calvin are still No. 1 and No. 2 in the women’s rankings after the former fared well at the Cross Country Classic in Louisville, Kentucky, while the latter competed at Notre Dame.

Otterbein won the All-Ohio title and jumped from No. 5 to No. 3. Kenyon placed second behind the Cardinals and is No. 4. Oberlin took part in the Paul Short Run and is No. 5.

Mideast Region

The biggest story out of the Mideast Region is the move Haverford men made.

The Fords jumped in front of Johns Hopkins thanks to a sensational effort at the Paul Short Run. Haverford beat six NCAA DI teams that were ranked in the most recent Regional Rankings, toppled two nationally-ranked NCAA DII teams and a host of those ranked in DIII.

The Blue Jays couldn’t find a rhythm at the Paul Short Run and are now No. 2, followed by Carnegie Mellon and Dickinson. Messiah ascended from No. 8 to No. 5 in Week 4.

The top-5 in the women’s index remains the same with Johns Hopkins, Dickinson, Elizabethtown, Haverford and Carnegie Mellon in order. Look out for the Blue Jays, Red Devils and the other Blue Jays in the postseason as their teams are clicking right now.

Midwest Region

The men’s and women’s index in the Midwest Region wasn’t touched in Week 4.

The top-3 men’s teams – North Central (Ill.), UW-La Crosse and Washington (Mo.) – all won their respective invitationals, while UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout finished runner-up and third, respectively.

Like their male counterparts, the top-3 teams of Washington (Mo.), Chicago and UW-Eau Claire all won their meets this past weekend, while UW-La Crosse finished second and Wheaton (Ill.) didn’t compete.

New England Region

Amherst cemented its spot atop the men’s index of the New England Region this past weekend when it placed second among NCAA DIII teams at the Paul Short Run, ahead of No. 3 Williams and No. 4 Middlebury. MIT remains No. 2 after an idle week and Bates stays at No. 5.

MIT’s women took a breather after a dominant effort at the Purple Valley Classic two weeks ago, while Williams and Middlebury fared well at the Paul Short Run. No. 4 Bates topped RPI at the Saratoga Invitational and Tufts remains at No. 5 after two strong efforts the past few weeks.

South/Southeast Region

There will be some clarity in the men’s index of the South/Southeast Region in a few weeks at the NCAA DIII Pre-National Invitational. No. 1 Christopher Newport, No. 3 Emory, No. 4 Washington and Lee and No. 5 Emory will all go head to head. All five teams in the top-5, including No. 2 Rhodes, competed this past weekend in meets across the nation.

Emory’s women are still No. 1, but Trinity (Texas), Centre, Lynchburg and Washington and Lee all moved up one spot after Rhodes fell from No. 2 to No. 6.

West Region

The SCIAC Multi-Dual Invitational and the Charles Bowles Invitational hosted by Willamette shook things up out west.

Pomona-Pitzer’s men are still No. 1 after winning the SCIAC Multi-Dual over No. 2 Occidental and No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Lewis and Clark fared well at the Cross Country Classic in Louisville, Kentucky, while Pacific Lutheran moved from No. 10 to No. 5 after finishing as the top NCAA DIII team at the Charles Bowles Invitational.

The top-ranked women from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps cruised to a win at the SCIAC Multi-Dual, while No. 2 Whitworth fared well at the Charles Bowles Invitational. Linfield moves up from No. 5 to No. 3 after finishing behind Whitworth, and Occidental (7-1 at the SCIAC Multi-Dual) and Puget Sound come in at No. 4 and No. 5.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

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 Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
2 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
2
3 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
5
4 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
4
5 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
9
6 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
6
7 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
3
8 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
7
9 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
8
10 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Liberty League
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 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
3
3 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
5
4 St. Olaf Northfield, Minn. MIAC
2
5 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
7
6 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
NR
7 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
6
8 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
10
9 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
4
10 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
8
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 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
7
3 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
2
4 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
9
5 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
3
6 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
8
7 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
5
8 Rose-Hulman Terre Haute, Ind. HCAC
10
9 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
4
10 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
NR
Regional Championship History2016: Calvin, 2015: Wabash, 2014: Wabash, 2013: Wabash, 2012: Calvin
         
MIDEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
2
2 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
1
3 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
3
4 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
4
5 Messiah Grantham, Pa. Middle Atlantic
8
6 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
6
7 Salisbury Salisbury, Md. CAC
7
8 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
5
9 Stevenson Stevenson, Md. Middle Atlantic
9
10 Misericordia Dallas, Pa. Middle Atlantic
10
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 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
4
4 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
3
5 UW-Stout Menomonie, Wis. WIAC
8
6 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
9
7 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
6
8 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
5
9 UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wis. WIAC
7
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
1
2 MIT Cambridge, Mass. NEWMAC
2
3 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
3
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
9
10 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
10
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 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
3
3 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
2
4 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
4
5 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
5
6 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
6
7 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
8
8 Roanoke Salem, Va. ODAC
10
9 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
7
10 Oglethorpe Atlanta, Ga. SAA
9
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 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
3
3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
2
4 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
5
5 Pacific Lutheran Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
10
6 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
4
7 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
6
8 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
7
9 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
8
10 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
9
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 #4 — October 3

national poll release: October 4
next regional release: October 10
         
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
5
4 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Liberty League
4
5 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
3
6 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
7
7 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, N.Y. SUNYAC
9
8 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
6
9 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, N.Y. SUNYAC
NR
10 Rochester (N.Y.) Rochester, N.Y. UAA
10
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
3
4 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
4
5 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
5
6 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
8
7 Bethel (Minn.) Arden Hills, Minn. MIAC
7
8 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
6
9 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
NR
10 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
9
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
1
2 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
2
3 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
5
4 Kenyon Gambier, Ohio NCAC
4
5 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
3
6 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
8
7 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
9
8 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
7
9 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
6
10 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
NR
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 Salisbury Salisbury, Md. CAC
7
7 Waynesburg Waynesburg, Pa. PAC
6
8 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
10
9 Misericordia Dallas, Pa. Middle Atlantic
9
10 Gettysburg Gettysburg, Pa. Centennial
NR
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-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
4
4 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
3
5 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
5
6 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
6
7 St. Norbert De Pere, Wis. Midwest Conference
7
8 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
NR
9 UW-River Falls River Falls, Wis. WIAC
9
10 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
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 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
10
8 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
7
9 WPI Worcester, Mass. NEWMAC
8
10 Trinity (Conn.) Hartford, Conn. 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 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
3
3 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
4
4 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
5
5 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
6
6 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
2
7 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
7
8 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
NR
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 Linfield McMinnville, Ore. Northwest Conference
5
4 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
4
5 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
7
6 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
3
7 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
6
8 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
NR
9 George Fox Newberg, Ore. Northwest Conference
8
10 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
9
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 Regional 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

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