List of Automatic Qualifiers to 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships

Here are the teams that AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFIED for the 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.

To do so, a team either had to win its respective regional championship or finish second.

QUICK LINKS: REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS CENTRAL

The 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday in Elsah, Illinois.

MEN’S AUTOMATIC QUALIFYING TEAMS

Region
Champion
Runner-Up
Atlantic
SUNY Geneseo
RPI
Central
Loras
Carleton
Great Lakes
Calvin
DePauw
Mideast
Haverford
Carnegie Mellon
Midwest
North Central (Ill.)
UW-La Crosse
New England
MIT
Amherst
South/Southeast
Christopher Newport
Rhodes
West
Pomona-Pitzer
UC Santa Cruz

NOTABLES: Carleton, Carnegie Mellon and DePauw were all ranked third in their respective regions and notched an upset to punch their tickets … UC Santa Cruz was ranked fourth in the West Region as of the final Regional Rankings and jumped both Occidental and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for the automatic bid.

WOMEN’S AUTOMATIC QUALIFYING TEAMS

Region
Champion
Runner-Up
Atlantic
SUNY Geneseo
Ithaca
Central
Carleton
Nebraska Wesleyan
Great Lakes
Hope
Calvin
Mideast
Johns Hopkins
Elizabethtown
Midwest
UW-Eau Claire
Washington (Mo.)
New England
MIT
Tufts
South/Southeast
Trinity (Texas)
Emory
West
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Whitworth

NOTABLES: Four of the regions had upsets. Ithaca was ranked third in the Atlantic Region and earned an automatic bid. Calvin entered the meet ranked fifth in the Great Lakes Region. UW-Eau Claire was ranked third in the Midwest Region and won the team title. Tufts jumped both Williams and Middlebury for the second auto qualifying spot in the New England Region.