2017 NCAA DIII Cross Country Region Rankings – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championship Weekend changed very little in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Regional Rankings from Week 6 to Week 7.

The most recent rankings were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and only four out of the 16 combined regions saw changes in the top-2 of their indexes. We should also mention that these are the final Regional Rankings of the 2017 season as we’ll see who wins the respective regional championships come November 11.

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REGIONAL RANKINGS – 2017 Week By Week
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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.

Atlantic Region

Men: Two conference champions are 1-2 once again as SUNY Geneseo and RPI headline the men’s index. The Knights rolled to the team title at the SUNYAC Championships (29 points) and got an individual win from Isaac Garcia-Cassani, while the Engineers went 1-3-8-12-14 en route to 38 points with Grant O’Connor winning the individual crown.

Women: SUNY Geneseo and TCNJ both dominated their conference championship meets and remained 1-2 in the women’s billing. The Knights misses out on a clean sweep by two points as they amassed 17 behind an individual win by Elise Ramirez. The Lions also saw their chances at a 15-point total go by the wayside by one spot as they went 1-3-4-5.

Central Region

Men: Loras and Wartburg continually proved themselves to be the best in the Central Region and did so once again this past weekend in a battle at the Iowa Conference Championships. The Duhawks won the team title as Mason Tope and Timothy Sevcik went 1-2, while the Knights had three in the top-10 and finished a game runner-up.

Women: Carleton cruised to the team title at the MIAC Championships and has a firm hold on the top spot of the women’s billing. The Knights put their entire lineup in the top-15 and had five in the top-10. Nebraska Wesleyan moved up to No. 2 in the region thanks to a title-winning effort at the Iowa Conference Championships.

Great Lakes Region

Men: Calvin won the MIAA Championship with ease this past weekend, scoring 22 points to the runner-up score of 51 by Albion. The Knights got an individual title from Mark DeJong. Ohio Northern remains No. 2 again as it nabbed the OAC title as Ian McVey and Matt Molinaro went 1-2 in Tiffin, Ohio.

Women: Hope moved up to No. 1 in the Great Lakes Region after winning the MIAA title in a commanding effort. The Flying Dutch missed a clean sweep but scored 20 points thanks to Alexis Guttila and Emily Hamilton leading the way with a 1-2 finish. Former No. 1 Otterbein had a tough go at the OAC Championships in a winning effort. The Cardinals only won by 17 points over John Carroll.

Mideast Region

Men: Haverford and Johns Hopkins finished 1-2 at the Centennial Conference Championships and that’s where they’ll be in the index this week. The Fords won going away with 21 points as their top-3 runners went 1-2-3, while the Blue Jays were a clear second with 54 points. Carnegie Mellon fell from No. 2 to No. 3 this week.

Women: Johns Hopkins continues its reign atop the women’s index following another team title at the Centennial Conference Championships. Elizabethtown moved into the No. 2 spot behind the Blue Jays, though, as it fared better at the Landmark Conference Championships than Dickinson did at the Centennial Conference Championships.

Midwest Region

Men: North Central (Ill.) and UW-La Crosse remain No. 1 and No. 2 after dominant wins at their respective conference championship meets. The Cardinals swept the proceedings at the CCIW Championships, while the Eagles easily dispatched those at the WIAC Championships.

Women: Wheaton (Ill.) is still No. 1 in the region and cruised at the CCIW Championships, posting a total score of 17 points. Washington (Mo.) rolled at the UAA Championships and is No. 2 once again, but UW-Eau Claire is gaining steam having won the WIAC Championships and jumping from No. 5 to No. 3.

New England Region

Men: Amherst and MIT earned conference titles this past weekend against loaded fields and come in at No. 1 and No. 2 in the men’s index. The Mammoths won the NESCAC title, while the Engineers did the same but at the NEWMAC Championships.

Women: MIT and Williams continued their dominance at the conference level this past weekend and stay No. 1 and No. 2 for the eighth week in a row. The Engineers totaled 20 points and put seven runners in the top-10, while the Ephs edged Middlebury 62-77.

South/Southeast Region

Men: Christopher Newport and Rhodes continue to headline the South/Southeast Region as they are 1-2 for the third week in a row. The Captains haven’t moved from their top spot all season, while the Lynx moved up to No. 2 in Week 4. Both CNU and Rhodes won conference titles this past weekend by a large margin.

Women: Trinity (Texas) overtook Emory for the top spot in the women’s billing last time out and it remained that way in Week 7. The Tigers won the team title at the SCAC Championships with a 21-point total, while the Eagles finished third at the UAA Championships.

West Region

Men: Pomona-Pitzer, Occidental and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps finished 1-2-3 at the SCIAC Championships this past weekend and that’s how they are ranked in the men’s index. The Sagehens looked strong, halving the Tigers’ score (32 to 68).

Women: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps made it look easy at the SCIAC Championships and stay at No. 1. Whitworth and Linfield went 1-2 at the NWC Championships and come in once again at No. 2 and No. 3.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III

Men’s Cross Country Regional Team Rankings

2017 Week #7 — October 31

national poll release: November 1
next regional release: none, NCAA Regionals, Saturday, November 11
         
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
3
4 Rowan Glassboro, N.J. NJAC
5
5 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
4
6 SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, N.Y. SUNYAC
6
7 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
7
8 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
9
9 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Liberty League
NR
10 Ramapo Mahwah, N.J. NJAC
8
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 Carleton Northfield, Minn. MIAC
5
4 St. Olaf MIAC
3
5 Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa Midwest Conference
6
6 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
4
7 Saint John’s (Minn.) Collegeville, Minn. MIAC
9
8 Grinnell Grinnell, Iowa Midwest Conference
10
9 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
8
10 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
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
3
4 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
7
5 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
5
6 Albion Albion, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
9
7 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
8
8 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
6
9 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
4
10 Trine Angola, Ind. Michigan Intercollegiate
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 Johns Hopkins Baltimore, Md. Centennial
3
3 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
2
4 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
4
5 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
5
6 Messiah Grantham, Pa. Middle Atlantic
6
7 Stevenson Stevenson, Md. Middle Atlantic
8
8 Salisbury Salisbury, Md. CAC
7
9 Penn State Behrend Erie, Pa. AMCC
10
10 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
9
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-Stout Menomonie, Wis. WIAC
5
5 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
4
6 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
6
7 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
7
8 Augustana (Ill.) Rock Island, Ill. CCIW
8
9 Wheaton (Ill.) Wheaton, Ill. CCIW
10
10 UW-Whitewater Whitewater, Wis. WIAC
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 Middlebury Middlebury, Vt. NESCAC
4
4 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
6
5 Williams Williamstown, Mass. NESCAC
3
6 Connecticut College New London, Conn. NESCAC
5
7 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
7
8 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
8
9 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
9
10 WPI Worcester, Mass. NEWMAC
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 Bridgewater (Va.) Bridgewater, Va. ODAC
8
6 Trinity (Texas) San Antonio, Texas SCAC
5
7 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
7
8 Berea (Ky.) Berea, Ky. USA South
9
9 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
6
10 Roanoke Salem, Va. ODAC
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 UC Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, Calif. Independent (D-III)
6
5 Willamette Salem, Ore. Northwest Conference
7
6 Pacific Lutheran Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
5
7 Lewis & Clark Portland, Ore. Northwest Conference
4
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 #7 — October 31

national poll release: November 1
next regional release: none, NCAA Regionals, Saturday, November 11
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank Institution Location Conference
Last Week
1 SUNY Geneseo Geneseo, N.Y. SUNYAC
1
2 TCNJ Ewing, N.J. NJAC
2
3 Ithaca Ithaca, N.Y. Liberty League
5
4 St. Lawrence Canton, N.Y. Liberty League
4
5 RPI Troy, N.Y. Liberty League
3
6 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, N.Y. SUNYAC
7
7 SUNY New Paltz New Paltz, N.Y. SUNYAC
6
8 RIT Henrietta, N.Y. Liberty League
8
9 Stockton Pomona, N.J. NJAC
NR
10 NYU New York, N.Y. UAA
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 Nebraska Wesleyan Lincoln, Neb. IIAC
3
3 St. Olaf MIAC
2
4 St. Thomas (Minn.) Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
4
5 Wartburg Waverly, Iowa IIAC
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 Macalester Saint Paul, Minn. MIAC
9
10 Luther Decorah, Iowa IIAC
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
2
2 Otterbein Westerville, Ohio OAC
1
3 Allegheny (Pa.) Meadville, Pa. NCAC
9
4 Oberlin Oberlin, Ohio NCAC
3
5 Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan Intercollegiate
5
6 John Carroll University Heights, Ohio OAC
6
7 Kenyon Gambier, Ohio NCAC
7
8 Mount Union Alliance, Ohio OAC
10
9 Case Western Reserve Cleveland, Ohio UAA
4
10 Ohio Northern Ada, 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 Elizabethtown Elizabethtown, Pa. Landmark
3
3 Dickinson Carlisle, Pa. Centennial
2
4 Haverford Haverford, Pa. Centennial
4
5 Carnegie Mellon Pittsburgh, Pa. UAA
5
6 Misericordia Dallas, Pa. Middle Atlantic
6
7 Waynesburg Waynesburg, Pa. PAC
7
8 Swarthmore Swarthmore, Pa. Centennial
8
9 York (Pa.) York, Pa. CAC
10
10 Salisbury Salisbury, Md. 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
1
2 Washington (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo. UAA
2
3 UW-Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. WIAC
5
4 UW-La Crosse La Crosse, Wis. WIAC
3
5 Chicago Chicago, Ill. UAA
4
6 St. Norbert De Pere, Wis. Midwest Conference
7
7 UW-River Falls River Falls, Wis. WIAC
6
8 UW-Platteville Platteville, Wis. WIAC
8
9 Illinois Wesleyan Bloomington, Ill. CCIW
NR
10 Concordia Wisconsin Mequon, Wis. NACC
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 Tufts Medford, Mass. NESCAC
5
5 Bates Lewiston, Maine NESCAC
4
6 WPI Worcester, Mass. NEWMAC
6
7 Amherst Amherst, Mass. NESCAC
7
8 Bowdoin Brunswick, Maine NESCAC
9
9 Brandeis Waltham, Mass. UAA
10
10 Wesleyan (Conn.) Middletown, Conn. NESCAC
NR
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
1
2 Emory Atlanta, Ga. UAA
2
3 Centre Danville, Ky. SAA
4
4 Washington and Lee Lexington, Va. ODAC
7
5 Rhodes Memphis, Tenn. SAA
5
6 Lynchburg Lynchburg, Va. ODAC
3
7 Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va. CAC
6
8 Berry Rome, Ga. SAA
8
9 Eastern Mennonite Harrisonburg, Va. ODAC
NR
10 Berea (Ky.) Berea, Ky. USA South
NR
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 Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colo. SCAC
5
5 Occidental Los Angeles, Calif. SCIAC
4
6 Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. Northwest Conference
6
7 Redlands Redlands, Calif. SCIAC
8
8 Pomona-Pitzer Claremont, Calif. SCIAC
7
9 Whitman Walla Walla, Wash. Northwest Conference
NR
10 Willamette Salem, 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