2017 NCAA DIII Cross Country Region Rankings – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – Region foes in NCAA Division III Cross Country squared off across the nation this past weekend as the postseason nears.

That meant a lot of changes to the most recent Regional 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

Men: SUNY Geneseo and RPI remain No. 1 and No. 2 after strong efforts by both squads. The Knights finished runner-up at the Pre-National Invitational, while the Engineers won the Connecticut College Invitational. St. Lawrence is still No. 3 after an idle week and is followed by No. 4 NYU and No. 5 Rowan.

Women: SUNY Geneseo is still No. 1 following a third-place finish at the Pre-National Invitational. The Knights are followed by new No. 2 TCNJ and new No. 3 RPI. St. Lawrence remains at No. 4, while Ithaca comes in at No. 5.

Central Region

Men: Loras and Wartburg are still in prime position to earn automatic bids to NCAAs according to the pollster. St. Olaf jumped to No. 3 as Nebraska Wesleyan fell to No. 4. Carleton made a big jump in the index as it vaulted four spots from No. 9 to No. 5.

Women: Carleton and St. Olaf remain No. 1 and No. 2 after cementing those spots this past weekend. Nebraska Wesleyan moves up to No. 3 and St. Thomas (Minn.) is now at No. 4 after No. 5 Warburg tumbled two spots from No. 3 to No. 5.

Great Lakes Region

Men: Calvin and Ohio Northern are still No. 1 and No. 2, while Depauw jumped seven spots from No. 10 to No. 3. The Tigers ran at full strength for the first time this season and dazzled at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble. Otterbein and John Carroll come in at No. 4 and No. 5 as the latter climbed four spots from No. 9.

Women: Nothing remained the same from Week 4. Otterbein is the new No. 1 after winning the Inter-Regional Border Battle. Former No. 1 Hope fell to No. 2 and former No. 2 Calvin tumbled to No. 5. Former No. 5 Oberlin won the Inter-Regional Rumble and is No. 3 and Case Western Reserve fared well at the Yellowjacket Invitational and is now No. 4.

Mideast Region

Men: Haverford and Carnegie Mellon are No. 1 and No. 2 once again after finishing 1-2 at the Inter-Regional Border Battle. Johns Hopkins held steady at No. 3, while York (Pa.) jumped from No. 6 to No. 4 and Dickinson fell from No. 4 to No. 5.

Women: Johns Hopkins won’t be going anywhere atop the rankings, nor does it seem like Dickinson will be leaving its side at No. 2. The rest of the top-5 is identical once again as Elizabethtown, Haverford and Carnegie Mellon round out that group.

Midwest Region

Men: Nothing changed in the top-5 as No. 1 North Central (Ill.), No. 2 UW-La Crosse, No. 3 Washington (Mo.), No. 4 UW-Eau Claire and No. 5 UW-Stout all handled business as expected at meets this past weekend.

Women: Wheaton (Ill.) is the new No. 1 after beating the top-4 teams from last week’s index at the Pre-National Invitational. Former No. 1 Washington (Mo.) dropped to No. 2 after a fifth-place finish in Elsah, Illinois, while UW-La Crosse comes in at No. 4. Chicago and UW-Eau Claire finished right next to each other at Pre-Nationals in eighth and ninth and are ranked No. 4 and No. 5 this week.

New England Region

Men: Amherst is still No. 1 after beating No. 3 Williams at the Little 3 Championships. MIT holds steady at No. 2 following a sixth-place finish at the Pre-National Invitational. Middlebury remains No. 4, while Connecticut College moved up to No. 5 from No. 8.

Women: Nothing changed in the top-5 here as MIT, Williams, Middlebury, Bates and Tufts are all in order once again. There could be some movement in the national poll when it comes to the Engineers as they proved to be a game runner-up to Johns Hopkins at the Pre-National Invitational.

South/Southeast Region

Men: Nothing changed in the top-5 here as No. 1 Christopher Newport, No. 2 Rhodes, No. 3 Emory, No. 4 Washington and Lee and No. 5 Trinity (Texas) all remain in place.

Women: Trinity (Texas) moved up to No. 1 following a strong effort at the Pre-National Invitational. Emory is No. 2, while Lynchburg jumped from No. 4 to No. 3. Centre fell from No. 3 to No. 4 and Rhodes comes in at No. 5.

West Region

Men: There weren’t any changes to the top-3 teams as No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 2 Occidental and No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps hold it down once again. UC-Santa Cruz jumped from No. 7 to No. 4 after winning the Santa Clara Invitational and Lewis & Clark is No. 5 after a third-place effort at its own invitational.

Women: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Whitworth, Linfield and Occidental are No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Colorado College vaulted from unranked to No. 5 this week thanks to a strong effort at the Lewis & Clark Invitational and a 27-second spread.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #6 — October 17

national poll release: October 18
next regional release: October 31
         
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 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
4
4 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
5
5 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
3
6 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
6
7 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
8
8 Ramapo Mahwah, N.J. NJAC
9
9 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
7
10 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
10
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 St. Olaf MIAC
4
4 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
3
5 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
9
6 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
5
7 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
8
8 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
6
9 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
NR
10 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
7
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 DePauw Greencastle, Ind. NCAC
10
4 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
5
5 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
9
6 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
4
7 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
7
8 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
6
9 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
3
10 Wabash Crawfordsville, 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
1
2 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
2
3 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
3
4 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
6
5 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
4
6 Messiah Grantham, Pa. Middle Atlantic
5
7 Salisbury Salisbury, Md. CAC
7
8 Stevenson Stevenson, Md. Middle Atlantic
9
9 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
8
10 Penn State Behrend Erie, Pa. AMCC
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
3
4 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
4
5 UW-Stout Menomonie, Wis. WIAC
5
6 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
7
7 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
6
8 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
10
9 UW-Oshkosh Oshkosh, Wis. WIAC
NR
10 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
NR
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 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
8
6 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
5
7 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
6
8 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
7
9 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
10
10 WPI Worcester, Mass. NEWMAC
9
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 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
7
7 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
9
8 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
6
9 Berea (Ky.) Berea, Ky. USA South
10
10 Berry Rome, Ga. SAA
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 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
6
5 Pacific Lutheran Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
4
6 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
7
7 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
5
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 #6 — October 17

national poll release: October 18
next regional release: October 31
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
2 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
3
3 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
2
4 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
4
5 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Liberty League
5
6 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, N.Y. SUNYAC
9
7 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, N.Y. SUNYAC
6
8 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
7
9 Vassar Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Liberty League
8
10 Hamilton Clinton, N.Y. (Oneida Co.) NESCAC
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 MIAC
2
3 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
4
4 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
5
5 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
3
6 Gustavus Adolphus St. Peter, Minn. MIAC
6
7 Bethel (Minn.) Arden Hills, Minn. MIAC
7
8 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
8
9 Macalester Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
NR
10 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
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 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
3
2 Hope Holland, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
1
3 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
5
4 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
6
5 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
2
6 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
NR
7 Kenyon Gambier, Ohio NCAC
4
8 Ohio Northern Ada, Ohio OAC
9
9 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
7
10 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
8
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 Misericordia Dallas, Pa. Middle Atlantic
8
7 Waynesburg Waynesburg, Pa. PAC
7
8 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
9
9 Gettysburg Gettysburg, Pa. Centennial
10
10 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
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 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
5
2 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
1
3 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
4
4 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
2
5 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
3
6 UW-River Falls River Falls, Wis. WIAC
7
7 St. Norbert De Pere, Wis. Midwest Conference
8
8 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
9
9 UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, Wis. WIAC
6
10 North Central (Ill.) Naperville, Ill. CCIW
10
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 WPI Worcester, Mass. NEWMAC
7
7 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
8
8 Trinity (Conn.) Hartford, Conn. NESCAC
10
9 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
9
10 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
6
Regional Championship History2016: MIT, 2015: Williams, 2014: MIT, 2013: Williams, 2012: MIT
         
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
2
2 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
1
3 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
4
4 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
3
5 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
6
6 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
NR
7 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
5
8 Berry Rome, Ga. SAA
9
9 Christopher Newport Newport News, Va. CAC
7
10 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
8
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 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. SCAC
NR
6 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
5
7 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
6
8 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
7
9 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
8
10 George Fox Newberg, Ore. 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 Region 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