2018 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – We’re slowly beginning to see some changes populate in the NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings.

One week before the busiest weekend of the 2018 season, 11 teams shifted spots in four combined regions with the Southeast Region seeing the most alterations between Week 2 and the Week 3 installment that was released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

What makes this weekend so special? Here is a list of meets that will take place, in no particular order: Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, Paul Short Run, Greater Louisville Classic, Roy Griak Invitational, Joe Piane Invitational, Stanford Invitational.

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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

There were no changes to the top-5 of the Great Lakes Region: Wisconsin remained No. 1, followed by Michigan State, Indiana, Michigan and Notre Dame.

Three of these teams – Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan State – will be in action at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, while Notre Dame hosts the Joe Piane Invitational.

Mid-Atlantic Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the Mid-Atlantic Region: Princeton remained No. 1, followed by Villanova, Georgetown, Penn State and Penn.

All five of these teams will be in action at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational.

Midwest Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the Midwest Region: Iowa State remained No. 1, followed by Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Bradley and Tulsa.

Four of these teams will compete at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, while Minnesota hosts the Roy Griak Invitational.

Mountain Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the Mountain Region: Northern Arizona remained No. 1, followed by BYU, Colorado, Colorado State and Southern Utah.

Northern Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State and Southern Utah will be in action at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, while BYU travels to the Joe Piane Invitational hosted by Notre Dame.

Northeast Region

There was one change to the top-5 of the Northeast Region: Dartmouth jumped two spots from No. 7 to No. 5 and takes up residence behind No. 1 Syracuse, No. 2 Iona, No. 3 Stony Brook and No. 4 Columbia. The Big Green ran well at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown and finished ahead of Providence and UMass Lowell, both of whom were ranked ahead of it in the previous installment.

South Region

The biggest change in the South Region came in the form of Ole Miss moving up from No. 3 to No. 2. This past weekend the Rebels finished third as a team at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown as they put three runners in the top-15. Ole Miss supplanted Middle Tennessee State as the biggest challenger to top-ranked Alabama. Florida State and Tennessee round out the top-5 in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Alabama and Tennessee will compete at the Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational, while Middle Tennessee State heads to the Greater Louisville Classic and Florida State travels to South Bend, Indiana.

South Central Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the South Central Region: Arkansas is still No. 1 after dominating the Chile Pepper Festival and is followed by No. 2 Texas, No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 4 Rice and No. 5 McNeese State.

The Longhorns have the best change of opening some eyes this weekend as they’ll be the lone team in the top-5 of the region at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational.

Southeast Region

If you like change, feast your eyes on the Southeast Region.

Virginia is ranked No. 1 for the first time since Week 6 of the 2016 season. The Cavaliers finished a strong fourth at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown this past weekend and were led by Brent Demarest, who finished in seventh place.

NC State moved up to No. 2, followed by Furman at No. 3. Liberty comes in at No. 4 and Charlotte rounds out the top-5 at No. 5.

Hurricane Florence ravaged a lot of these teams’ schedules, but we should see nearly all of them in action this upcoming weekend across the nation.

West Region

Portland and Stanford remained No. 1 and No. 2, but Washington jumped up four spots from No. 7 to No. 3 after its performance at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown. The Huskies finished runner-up behind meet champion Syracuse and put its entire scoring lineup in the top-25, led by Oregon transfer Tanner Anderson. This is the highest Washington has been ranked in the West Region since it was No. 3 in Week 3 of the 2016 season.

Oregon and Washington State round out the top-5 in fourth and fifth, respectively.

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

2018 Week #3 - September 24th

Great Lakes Region -- Men

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

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

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

Midwest Region -- Men

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

Mountain Region -- Men

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

Northeast Region -- Men

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

South Region -- Men

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

South Central Region -- Men

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

Southeast Region -- Men

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

West Region -- Men

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

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2018 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll 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
Oct. 25-28: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/29
Tue 10/30
Nov. 9: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/12
Nov. 17: NCAA DI Champs, Madison, Wis.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/17
Sat 11/17
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