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

NEW ORLEANS – While the cross country season is still kicking into gear, there wasn’t much movement in Week Two of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Women’s Regional Rankings that were released on Monday.

Only eight of the 45 teams in the top-five of the regions of the poll had any movement although a new No. 1 was crowned in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

See below for more information on who took the top spot in the Mid-Atlantic along with the complete rankings including overviews of each region as well as the full top-15 lists of each region at the bottom of the post. The top-two teams in each region automatically advance to the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships.

Week-by-Week Ranking Charts

REGIONAL RANKINGS
WOMEN: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | All Year

The NCAA Division I Regional Championships will be held around the country on November 9 while the NCAA National Championships will take place Saturday, November 17 in Madison, Wisconsin.

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.

Great Lakes Region

The top-five teams in the Great Lakes region remained the same for the third consecutive poll to open the year.

No. 1 Wisconsin stayed in the top spot and was followed by No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Michigan State, No. 4 Indiana and No. 5 Notre Dame.

Alicia Monson led the Badgers to an opening-season win at the Badger Classic, Hannah Meier did the same for the Wolverines at the Greeno/Dirksen Invitational, Erin McDonald led the Spartans to a victory at the Spartan Invitational, Katherine Receveur helped the Hoosiers collect a win at the Meet of Champions and Annie Heff was the drive behind the Irishs’ National Catholic Invitational win.

Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Notre Dame will battle it out at Pre-Nationals on October 13 while Wisconsin and Indiana will be at the Nuttycombe Invitational on September 28.

Mid-Atlantic Region

There is a new No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic Region as Villanova has taken the top spot after a victory to open the year at the Main Line Invitational this past weekend. Graduate transfer Caroline Alcorta won the individual title at the meet.

Falling one to No. 2 is Penn State who was off from competition.

Georgetown remained at No. 3 while No. 4 Princeton and No. 5 Penn flipped-flopped from their positions in the previous poll. The two Ivy League schools went head-to-head at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet with the Tigers collecting the team victory.

Villanova, Penn State, Georgetown and Penn will all take to the course for the Nuttycombe Invitational on September 28.

Midwest Region

The Midwest Region didn’t have any changes in the top-five as No. 1 Iowa State, No. 2 Minnesota, No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 4 South Dakota and No. 5 Northwestern all remained in their previous spots from the last regional poll.

South Dakota took second to No. 12 Michigan at the Woody Greeno Invitational while Northwestern finished second overall at the Badger Classic.

Iowa State, Minnesota and Oklahoma State did not race this past weekend.

The Cyclones, Gophers and Wildcats will all meet at Pre-Nationals on October 13.

Mountain Region

The defending NCAA Champions in New Mexico remained in the No.1 spot in the Mountain Region for the third-straight week to open the season.

No. 2 was held by Colorado while there was a switch in the third and fourth spots. BYU improved one to No. 3 while Utah State fell one to No. 4. Coming in at No. 5 was Colorado State.

For the most part the top teams in this region still have yet to run their top squads in competition, which is expected to happen in the next few weeks.

The current top-five will all be competing at Pre-Nationals on October 13. New Mexico, Colorado and Colorado State will also meet at the Nuttycombe Invitational on September 28.

Northeast Region

No. 1 Providence, No. 2 Syracuse and No. 3 Dartmouth all remained atop the Northeast Region but there was change in the bottom half of the top-five.

After finishing second at the Iona Meet of Champions (with the same 30-point total as Indiana), Columbia improved top spots to enter the top-five for the first time this season at No. 4 in the region.

Yale held firm at No. 5 after a second-place showing at the Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet while Cornell was bumped two spots to No. 6 despite winning the Buffalo Stampede.

The top-five teams won’t see each other much during the regular season with just Syracuse and Yale meeting at Pre-Nationals.

South Region

There was no movement in the top-five of the South Region as No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Florida State, No. 3 Georgia Tech, No. 4 Mississippi State and No. 5 Tennessee all held in their spots from the previous poll.

The Seminoles and the Bulldogs of Mississippi State each picked up a victory this past weekend with Florida State winning the ACC Dry Run and Mississippi State taking home the Falcon Classic title. Georgia, Georgia Tech and Tennessee were all off.

Georgia, Florida State and Tennessee will link up at Pre-Nationals on October 13.

South Central Region

The South Central Region remained the same at the top like the majority of regions in this week’s poll.

Four of the five teams were off this week with only No. 3 SMU taking to the course for action. The Mustangs won the Ken Garland Invite with a 19-point performance, led by individual champion Hannah Miller.  

No. 1 Arkansas, No. 2 Texas, No 4 Baylor and No. 5 TCU made up the rest of the top-five for the second-straight week

The Razorbacks, Longhorns and Horned Frogs will duke it out at Wisconsin’s Nuttycombe Invitational on September 28.

Southeast Region

There wasn’t much movement in the Southeast as the region was forced to cancel numerous meets due to Hurricane Florence impacting the area.

The top-five teams, No. 1 NC State, No. 2 Furman, No. 3 Virginia Tech, No. 4 Duke and No. 5 Wake Forest all remained in their positions for the third-straight regional poll.

The Wolfpack, Paladins, Blue Devils and Deacons will all do battle at Pre-Nationals on October 13. The Hokies will meet the other three ACC schools in the top-five at the conference championships.

West Region

There wasn’t much movement in the West Region as the top-eight teams did not race this past weekend.

In fact there hasn’t been much movement at all in the region as the top-five teams have remained in their original rankings from the preseason poll.

Stanford stayed in the No. 1 spot in the region while No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Boise State round out the top-three.  

No. 4 Washington and No. 5 California are also in their same opening spots in the top-five.

All five teams will run at Pre-Nationals on October 13.

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

2018 Week #2 - September 17th

Great Lakes Region -- Women

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

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1villanovaVILLANOVA
Big East
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2penn-statePENN STATE
Big Ten
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3georgetownGEORGETOWN
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4princetonPRINCETON
Ivy
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5pennPENN
Ivy League
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6west-virginiaWEST VIRGINIA
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9templeTEMPLE
American
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10navyNAVY
Patriot
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11marylandMARYLAND
Big Ten
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12lehighLEHIGH
Patriot
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13americanAMERICAN
Patriot
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14saint-josephsSAINT JOSEPH'S
Atlantic 10
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15rutgersRUTGERS
Big Ten
 NR

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1iowa-stateIOWA STATE
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2minnesotaMINNESOTA
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA
Summit League
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5northwesternNORTHWESTERN
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6missouriMISSOURI
SEC
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7oklahomaOKLAHOMA
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8kansasKANSAS
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9northern-iowaNORTHERN IOWA
Missouri Valley
 ▲5
(LW: 14)
10bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley
 ▼4
(LW: 6)
11tulsaTULSA
American
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten
 NR
13iowaIOWA
Big Ten
 ▼3
(LW: 10)
14northern-illinoisNORTHERN ILLINOIS
Mid-American
 ▼3
(LW: 11)
15wichita-stateWICHITA STATE
American
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

Mountain Region -- Women

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

Northeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1providencePROVIDENCE
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2syracuseSYRACUSE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3dartmouthDARTMOUTH
Ivy
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4columbiaCOLUMBIA
Ivy
 ▲2
(LW: 6)
5yaleYALE
Ivy
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6cornellCORNELL
Ivy
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7brownBROWN
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8boston-collegeBOSTON COLLEGE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9ionaIONA
Metro Atlantic
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10harvardHARVARD
Ivy
 ▲3
(LW: 13)
11new-hampshireNEW HAMPSHIRE
America East
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12vermontVERMONT
America East
 ▲2
(LW: 14)
13maristMARIST
Metro Atlantic
 ▼2
(LW: 11)
14connecticutCONNECTICUT
American
 ▼2
(LW: 12)
15albanyALBANY
America East
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1georgiaGEORGIA
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6ole-missOLE MISS
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8lipscombLIPSCOMB
Atlantic Sun
 ▲4
(LW: 12)
9southern-missSOUTHERN MISS
Conference USA
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10alabamaALABAMA
SEC
 ▼2
(LW: 8)
11auburnAUBURN
SEC
 ▼2
(LW: 9)
12floridaFLORIDA
SEC
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14belmontBELMONT
OVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA
Sun Belt
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

South Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texasTEXAS
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3smuSMU
American
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4baylorBAYLOR
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5tcuTCU
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE
Sun Belt
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9lamarLAMAR
Southland
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10lsuLSU
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11riceRICE
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13utrgvUTRGV
WAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14utsaUTSA
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15houstonHOUSTON
American
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Southeast Region -- Women

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

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2oregonOREGON
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5californiaCALIFORNIA
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6portlandPORTLAND
West Coast
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO
West Coast
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8san-jose-stateSAN JOSE STATE
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10oregon-stateOREGON STATE
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11arizonaARIZONA
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12idahoIDAHO
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13cal-polyCAL POLY
Big West
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14cal-baptistCAL BAPTIST
WAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15portland-statePORTLAND STATE
Big Sky
 NR

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2018 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/27
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Tue 8/28
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Aug. 31: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/10
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/11
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Sep. 7: First countable, at-large
Week 2Mon 9/17
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/18
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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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