2018 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – There might be a lot of racing going in NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country across the nation, but there haven’t been a lot of changes to the Regional Rankings released weekly by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Teams that were in the top-2 of each of their nine respective regions following the Week 1 batch of rankings stayed in place following another busy week on the grass circuit.

Week-by-Week Ranking Charts

REGIONAL RANKINGS
MEN: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | All Years

The USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Rankings are determined subjectively by a single member coach in each respective region. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning teams’ strength with current season results (if applicable) in determining predicted team finishes at the NCAA Regional Championships, which will happen across the nation on November 9, eight days ahead of the NCAA Championships in Madison, Wisconsin.

Great Lakes Region

No changes to the top-5 here as Wisconsin, Michigan State, Indiana, Michigan and Notre Dame all sit in order No. 1 through No. 5.

The Badgers finally opened their season this past weekend at the Badger Classic – one of four meets they’ll host at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course – and looked strong in a winning effort. Olin Haker won the individual title with a time of 25:17.1, 17 seconds ahead of teammate Tyson Miehe.

The Spartans and Wolverines went 1-2 at the Spartan Invitational this past weekend with abbreviated teams, while the Hoosier won the Iona Paddy Doyle Meet of Champions and the Irish took the team title at the National Catholic Championships.

Mid-Atlantic Region

No changes to the top-5 here as Princeton, Villanova, Georgetown, Penn State and Penn remain No. 1 through No. 5 in order.

The Tigers, Hoyas and Nittany Lions didn’t race, but the Wildcats squared off against the Quakers at the Main Line Invitational. Villanova squeezed in front of Penn 33-37 and took full advantage of Casey Comber’s individual win.

Midwest Region

Iowa State and Oklahoma State are still No. 1 and No. 2, respectively – but there were a few changes behind them in the top-5: Minnesota went from No. 4 to No. 3, Bradley went from No. 5 to No. 4 and Tulsa went from No. 6 to No. 5.

Each of those teams that moved up in the top-5 posted a win this past weekend. The Golden Gophers romped at the Woody Greeno Invitational. The Braves captured the team title at their own invitational. The Golden Hurricane cruised to a title at the Missouri Southern Stampede.

Mountain Region

No changes to the top-5 here as Northern Arizona, BYU, Colorado, Colorado State and Southern Utah remain No. 1 through No. 5, respectively.

The biggest difference between Week 1 and Week 2 is that we finally got to see what BYU could look like in 2018. The Cougars opened their season at the BYU Autumn Classic and steamrolled the field. BYU sent its top-5 runners across the finish line between 20:56.2 and 20:56.8.

The Thunderbirds fared well this past weekend, too, using a 25-second spread to nab the team title at the UC-Riverside Invitational.

Northeast Region

No changes to the top-3 here as Syracuse, Iona and Stony Brook sit No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. The Gales were the only unit out of the three to race this past weekend as they sent a horde of freshmen into battle at the Iona Paddy Doyle Meet of Champions and finished fourth.

Columbia moved up two spots from No. 6 to No. 4 after finishing runner-up to Indiana at the Iona Paddy Doyle Meet of Champions. The Lions were led by Brian Zabilski, who finished fifth overall.

Providence dropped one spot from No. 4 to No. 5.

South Region

No changes to the top-5 here as Alabama, Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss, Florida State and Tennessee all sit in their respective spots from Week 1.

We should get a clearer picture of how this region stacks up in the near future as the Crimson Tide and Blue Raiders will race their ‘A’ teams next week at the Nuttycombe Invitational and the Greater Louisville Classic, respectively.

South Central Region

No changes to the top-3 here as Arkansas, Texas and Texas A&M remain in order. The Razorbacks only raced five men this past weekend at the Badger Classic and finished runner-up to the host Badgers.

Rice popped from No. 5 to No. 4 and McNeese State climbed from No. 6 to No. 5.

Southeast Region

Hurricane Florence caused the cancelation of a lot of meets in this region this past weekend and because of that, the top-4 didn’t change. Campbell, Virginia, NC State and Furman all couldn’t race this past weekend but maintained their spots from Week 1.

Liberty jumped two spots from No. 7 to No. 5 following its effort at the Iona Paddy Doyle Meet of Champions this past weekend. The Flames finished third as a team as Azaria Kirwa earned the individual title in a time of 25:01.0 at Van Cortlandt Park.

West Region

There were no changes to the top-5 this week as Portland, Stanford, Oregon, Washington State and UCLA remain in their same spots. The Pilots and Ducks are scheduled to tangle at the Bill Dellinger Invitational this weekend, while the Cardinal has the week off in preparation for the Stanford Invitational next week.

NCAA Division I
Men's Cross Country
USTFCCCA Regional Coaches' Rankings

2018 Week #2 - September 17th

Great Lakes Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wisconsinWISCONSIN
Big Ten (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE
Big Ten (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3indianaINDIANA
Big Ten (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4michiganMICHIGAN
Big Ten (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5notre-dameNOTRE DAME
ACC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6purduePURDUE
Big Ten (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7butlerBUTLER
Big East (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)
Mid-American (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9daytonDAYTON
Atlantic 10 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN
Mid-American (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11indiana-stateINDIANA STATE
Missouri Valley (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12youngstown-stateYOUNGSTOWN STATE
Horizon (1)
 ▲2
(LW: 14)
13central-michiganCENTRAL MICHIGAN
Mid-American (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN
Mid-American (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15iupuiIUPUI
Horizon (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1princetonPRINCETON
Ivy League (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2villanovaVILLANOVA
Big East (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3georgetownGEORGETOWN
Big East (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4penn-statePENN STATE
Big Ten (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5pennPENN
Ivy League (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6navyNAVY
Patriot (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7templeTEMPLE
American (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9lehighLEHIGH
Patriot (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10saint-josephsSAINT JOSEPH'S
Atlantic 10 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC (13)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12americanAMERICAN
Patriot (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13la-salleLA SALLE
Atlantic 10 (2)
 NR
14monmouthMONMOUTH
Metro Atlantic (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15george-washingtonGEORGE WASHINGTON
Atlantic 10 (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1iowa-stateIOWA STATE
Big 12 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE
Big 12 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3minnesotaMINNESOTA
Big Ten (7)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5tulsaTULSA
American (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten (10)
 ▼3
(LW: 3)
7kansasKANSAS
Big 12 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8illinois-stateILLINOIS STATE
Missouri Valley (2)
 ▲4
(LW: 12)
9iowaIOWA
Big Ten (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10nebraskaNEBRASKA
Big Ten (8)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11missouriMISSOURI
SEC (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Summit League (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13oklahomaOKLAHOMA
Big 12 (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14wichita-stateWICHITA STATE
American (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15umkcUMKC
WAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Mountain Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA
Big Sky (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2byuBYU
WCC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3coloradoCOLORADO
Pac-12 (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE
Mountain West (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH
Big Sky (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6air-forceAIR FORCE
Mountain West (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7utah-stateUTAH STATE
Mountain West (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8new-mexicoNEW MEXICO
Mountain West (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9wyomingWYOMING
Mountain West (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10weber-stateWEBER STATE
Big Sky (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11utah-valleyUTAH VALLEY
WAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12montana-stateMONTANA STATE
Big Sky (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13idaho-stateIDAHO STATE
Big Sky (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14texas-techTEXAS TECH
Big 12 (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15utepUTEP
Conference USA (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Northeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1syracuseSYRACUSE
ACC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2ionaIONA
Metro Atlantic (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3stony-brookSTONY BROOK
America East (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4columbiaCOLUMBIA
Ivy League (5)
 ▲2
(LW: 6)
5providencePROVIDENCE
Big East (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6umass-lowellUMASS LOWELL
America East (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7dartmouthDARTMOUTH
Ivy League (3)
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT
Patriot (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY
Patriot (2)
 ▼4
(LW: 5)
10harvardHARVARD
Ivy League (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11brownBROWN
Ivy League (6)
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12yaleYALE
Ivy League (7)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13umassUMASS
Atlantic 10 (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14cornellCORNELL
Ivy League (8)
 NR
15buffaloBUFFALO
Mid-American (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

South Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1alabamaALABAMA
SEC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE
Conference USA (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3ole-missOLE MISS
SEC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6floridaFLORIDA
SEC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7belmontBELMONT
OVC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8tennessee-techTENNESSEE TECH
OVC (3)
 NR
9florida-amFLORIDA A&M
MEAC
 NR
10etsuETSU
SoCon (2)
 ▲5
(LW: 15)
11georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC (11)
 ▼2
(LW: 9)
12lipscombLIPSCOMB
Atlantic Sun (3)
 ▼4
(LW: 8)
13georgiaGEORGIA
SEC (9)
 ▼3
(LW: 10)
14memphisMEMPHIS
American (7)
 ▼3
(LW: 11)
15north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA
Atlantic Sun (1)
 ▼3
(LW: 12)

South Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texasTEXAS
Big 12 (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4riceRICE
Conference USA (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland (6)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6lamarLAMAR
Southland (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt (5)
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD
Southland (3)
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9north-texasNORTH TEXAS
Conference USA (1)
 ▲2
(LW: 11)
10ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON
Sun Belt (1)
 ▼6
(LW: 4)
11baylorBAYLOR
Big 12 (8)
 ▼3
(LW: 8)
12houstonHOUSTON
American (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13tulaneTULANE
American (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14louisianaLOUISIANA
Sun Belt (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15texas-am-corpus-christiTEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
Southland (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Southeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1campbellCAMPBELL
Big South (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2virginiaVIRGINIA
ACC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3nc-stateNC STATE
ACC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4furmanFURMAN
SoCon (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5libertyLIBERTY
Atlantic Sun (2)
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6charlotteCHARLOTTE
Conference USA (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY
OVC (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH
ACC (6)
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10wake-forestWAKE FOREST
ACC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11william-and-maryWILLIAM AND MARY
Colonial (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12dukeDUKE
ACC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13louisvilleLOUISVILLE
ACC (10)
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA
ACC (9)
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15clemsonCLEMSON
ACC (14)
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1portlandPORTLAND
WCC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3oregonOREGON
Pac-12 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12 (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5uclaUCLA
Pac-12 (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8gonzagaGONZAGA
WCC (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9californiaCALIFORNIA
Pac-12 (7)
 ▲3
(LW: 12)
10san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO
WCC (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)
11santa-claraSANTA CLARA
WCC (5)
 NR
12cal-polyCAL POLY
Big West (1)
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13san-jose-stateSAN JOSE STATE
Mountain West (7)
 ▼2
(LW: 11)
14uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA
Big West (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15idahoIDAHO
Big Sky (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2018 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' PollNational CCRI KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/27
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Aug. 31: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/10
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/11
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 7: First countable, at-large
Week 2Mon 9/17
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/24
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/1
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 13: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/15
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 10/25Oct. 25-28: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/29
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/30
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 11/1Nov. 9: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Sun 11/11
Mon 11/12
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/14Nov. 17: NCAA DI Champs, Madison, Wis.
FINAL ResultsFri 11/9
Sat 11/17
Wed 11/21
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