2017 NCAA DIII Cross Country Region Rankings – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – We’re quickly approaching the postseason in NCAA Division III Cross Country and the Regional Rankings are reflecting that.

With very little happening across the nation last weekend in advance of the Pre-National Invitational this weekend, very little changed in the most recent rankings released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

REGIONAL RANKINGS – SUMMARY PDF
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

You’re still looking at the same top-5 in the men’s rankings with No. 1 SUNY Geneseo, No. 2 RPI, No. 3 Rowan, No. 4 St. Lawrence and No. 5 NYU. The Violets strengthened their spot at No. 5 this past weekend with a win at the Highlander Atlantic Region Preview.

SUNY Geneseo is still No. 1 in the women’s rankings, followed by No. 2 RPI and No. 3 TCNJ. St. Lawrence leapfrogged Ithaca into the No. 4 spot and the Bombers fell to No. 5. The Saints ran well at their own invitational and look to be back at full strength.

Central Region

Nothing changed in the men’s rankings as it is Loras at No. 1, Wartburg at No. 2, Nebraska Wesleyan at No. 3, St. Olaf at No. 4 and Cornell College at No. 5.

The women’s rankings went untouched as well with Carleton, St. Olaf, Wartburg, Nebraska Wesleyan and St. Thomas (Minn.) in order from No. 1 to No. 5.

Great Lakes Region

The men’s rankings are identical from Week 4 as Calvin, Ohio Northern, Albion, Case Western Reserve and Otterbein are No. 1 through No. 5.

The women’s rankings still have Hope at No. 1, Calvin at No. 2, Otterbein at No. 3, Kenyon at No. 4 and Oberlin at No. 5.

Mideast Region

There is a new No. 2 team in the men’s rankings as Carnegie Mellon leapfrogged Johns Hopkins thanks to its effort at the Paul Short Run two weeks ago. The Tartans sit behind No. 1 Haverford, in front of the third-ranked Blue Jays, who are in front of No. 4 Dickinson and Messiah.

None of the top-4 teams in the women’s rankings competed this past weekend: No. 1 Johns Hopkins, No. 2. Dickinson, No. 3 Elizabethtown or No. 4 Haverford. Fifth-ranked Carnegie Mellon did, though, and finished fifth at its own invitational.

Midwest Region

All is quiet in the men’s rankings as North Central (Ill.) remains No. 1, UW-La Crosse is No. 2, Washington (Mo.) is No. 3, UW-Eau Claire is No. 4 and UW-Stout is No. 5.

The top-5 of the women’s rankings didn’t change either as Washington (Mo.) is No. 1, followed by Chicago at No. 2, UW-Eau Claire at No. 3, UW-La Crosse at No. 4 and Wheaton (Ill.) at No. 5.

New England Region

Amherst is No. 1 once again in the men’s rankings followed by No. 2 MIT, No. 3 Williams, No. 4 Middlebury and No. 5 Bates.

MIT is still No. 1 in the women’s rankings, trailed by No. 2 Williams, No. 3 Middlebury, No. 4 Bates and No. 5 Tufts.

South/Southeast Region

Christopher Newport is No. 1 in the men’s rankings once again and has No. 2 Rhodes hot on its heels. Emory is No. 3, Washington and Lee is No. 4 and Trinity (Texas) is No. 5.

Emory is No. 1 in the women’s rankings, followed by No. 2 Trinity (Texas), No. 3 Centre, No. 4 Lynchburg and No. 5 Washington and Lee.

West Region

The top-3 in the men’s rankings remains the same with Pomona-Pitzer, Occidental and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in order. Pacific Lutheran moved up to No. 4 and Willamette is now No. 5 as Lewis & Clark dropped two spots.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is No. 1 in the women’s rankings, followed by No. 2 Whitworth, No. 3 Linfield, No. 4 Occidental and No. 5 Puget Sound.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #5 — October 10

national poll release: October 11
next regional release: October 17
         
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
3
4 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
4
5 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
5
6 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
6
7 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
7
8 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
8
9 Ramapo Mahwah, N.J. NJAC
NR
10 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
9
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
2
3 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
3
4 St. Olaf MIAC
4
5 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
5
6 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
6
7 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
7
8 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
8
9 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
9
10 Central (Iowa) Pella, Iowa IIAC
10
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
2
3 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
3
4 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
4
5 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
5
6 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
6
7 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
7
8 Rose-Hulman Terre Haute, Ind. HCAC
8
9 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
9
10 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
10
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
1
2 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
3
3 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
2
4 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
4
5 Messiah Grantham, Pa. Middle Atlantic
5
6 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
6
7 Salisbury Salisbury, Md. CAC
7
8 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
8
9 Stevenson Stevenson, Md. Middle Atlantic
9
10 Penn State Behrend Erie, Pa. AMCC
NR
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
3
4 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
4
5 UW-Stout Menomonie, Wis. WIAC
5
6 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
6
7 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
7
8 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
8
9 UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wis. WIAC
9
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
2
3 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
3
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
7
8 Roanoke Salem, Va. ODAC
8
9 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
9
10 Berea (Ky.) Berea, Ky. USA South
NR
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
2
3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
3
4 Pacific Lutheran Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
5
5 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
6
6 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
4
7 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
7
8 Whittier Whittier, Calif. SCIAC
8
9 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
9
10 Whitworth Spokane, Wash. Northwest Conference
10
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 #5 — October 10

national poll release: October 11
next regional release: October 17
         
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
3
4 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
5
5 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Liberty League
4
6 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, N.Y. SUNYAC
7
7 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
6
8 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
8
9 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, N.Y. SUNYAC
9
10 Hamilton Clinton, N.Y. (Oneida Co.) NESCAC
NR
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 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
6
7 Bethel (Minn.) Arden Hills, Minn. MIAC
7
8 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
8
9 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
9
10 St. Benedict St. Joseph, Minn. MIAC
10
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
3
4 Kenyon Gambier, Ohio NCAC
4
5 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
5
6 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
6
7 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
7
8 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
8
9 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
9
10 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
10
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
6
7 Waynesburg Waynesburg, Pa. PAC
7
8 Misericordia Dallas, Pa. Middle Atlantic
9
9 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
8
10 Gettysburg Gettysburg, Pa. Centennial
10
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
3
4 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
4
5 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
5
6 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
6
7 UW-River Falls River Falls, Wis. WIAC
9
8 St. Norbert De Pere, Wis. Midwest Conference
7
9 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
8
10 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
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 WPI Worcester, Mass. NEWMAC
9
8 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
7
9 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
8
10 Trinity (Conn.) Hartford, Conn. NESCAC
10
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
2
3 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
3
4 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
4
5 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
5
6 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
6
7 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
7
8 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
8
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
3
4 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
4
5 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
5
6 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
6
7 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
7
8 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
8
9 George Fox Newberg, Ore. Northwest Conference
9
10 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
10
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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