2018 NCAA DII Cross Country Regional Rankings — Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Unlike last week there was so little movement in Week Two of the NCAA Division II Cross Country Regional Rankings released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday that if the association just released the previous week’s poll few would even notice a difference.

With large, competitive Division II fields expected at the Roy Griak Invitational, the Paul Short Invitational and the Greater Louisville Classic among others, expect a lot to change after a big weekend in cross country.

Until then there was little change to the regional rankings leading up to the big weekend.

In total just five programs out of the 45 top-five teams in each of the eight regions on the men’s rankings had any movement while just two top-five teams on the women’s side had any changes.

The South and Southeast Regions were the only ones on the men’s side to experience movement while just the West Region had any change to it on the women’s side.

Jump to Regional Coaches’ Rankings:
MEN: Atlantic | Central | East | Midwest | South | South Central | Southeast | West
WOMEN: Atlantic | Central | East | Midwest | South | South Central | Southeast | West

See below for more information on the rankings, including overviews of each region as well as the full top-15 lists at the bottom of the post.

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.

Atlantic Region

The Atlantic Region started the trend of no movement this week as the top-five of both the men’s and women’s rankings remained the same.

For the men, Edinboro was named the No. 1 team and was followed by No. 2 Shippensburg, No. 3 Charleston, No. 4 East Stroudsburg and No. 5 Lock Haven.

Edinboro was also in the top spot on the women’s side of things as well. Slotting behind them was No. 2 Shippensburg, No. 3 West Chester, No. 4 Kutztown and No. 5 East Stroudsburg.

Central Region

Like the Atlantic, the Central Region also saw zero change in its top-five from the previous week.

The Augustana men remained at No. 1 with Oklahoma Baptist taking No. 2 and Sioux Falls slotting in at the No. 3 spot. No. 4 Minnesota State and No. 5 Neb.-Kearney rounded out the top-five.

The women’s side remained the same with U-Mary staying at No. 1. They were followed by No. 2 Augustana, No. 3 Oklahoma Baptist, No. 4 Pittsburg State and No. 5 Southwest Baptist.

East Region

The East Region will stick with the boring trend of no movement as the top-five teams on the men’s and women’s side also remained the same.

The men were led by No. 1 American International, No. 2 Stonehill, No. 3 Southern New Hampshire, No. 4 Roberts Wesleyan and No. 5 Southern Connecticut.

Stonehill remained atop the women’s rankings at No. 1 with the top-five getting rounded out by No. 2 Roberts Wesleyan, No. 3 Merrimack, No. 4 Assumption and No. 5 Southern New Hampshire.

Midwest Region

You guessed it right. There was no change to the top teams in the Midwest Region.

Grand Valley State took the top spot in each ranking with their men getting followed by No. 2 Southern Indiana, No. 3 Saginaw Valley, No. 4 Walsh and No. 5 Malone.

On the women’s side the Lakers were trailed by No. 2 Hillsdale, No. 3 Walsh, No. 4 Southern Indiana and No. 5 Michigan Tech.

South Region

We finally have some movement as there was a shake up on the men’s side of things in the South Region.

While No. 1 remained with Lee (Tenn.) a new No. 2 was selected in Embry-Riddle (Fla.) who improved three spots from the previous poll. The rest of the top-five was made up with No. 3 Alabama-Huntsville, No. 4 Florida Southern and No. 5 Tampa.

The ranking changes would stop there as the top-five of the women’s side remained the same as the previous week with No. 1 Lee (Tenn.), No. 2 Tampa, No. 3 Embry-Riddle (Fla.), No. 4 Union and No. 5 Alabama-Huntsville.

South Central Region

Back to no movement as the top programs in the South Central Region remained the same.

The top-five on the men’s side was No. 1 Adams State, No. 2 Colorado Mines, No. 3 Western State, No. 4 CSU-Pueblo and No. 5 Dallas Baptist.

Remaining at No. 1 for the women was Adams State who was then followed by No. 2 Western State, No. 3 Colorado Mines, No. 4 Dallas Baptist and No. 5 UC-Colorado Springs.

Southeast Region

A new program joined the top-five on the men’s side but other than that the Southeast Region also remained the same.

The men were led by No.1 Queens (N.C.), No. 2 Mount Olive, No. 3 Augusta and No. 4 Anderson (S.C.). Joining the top-five for the first time this year in No. 5 was Tusculum.

The women’s side saw no change as the top-five was No. 1 Queens (N.C.), No. 2 Mount Olive, No. 3 Anderson, No. 4 North Georgia and No. 5 Wingate.

West Region

The top-five on the men’s side of the West Region remained the same while two new teams broke into the top of the rankings for the women.

The men’s side consisted of No. 1 Chico State, No. 2 Western Oregon, No. 3 Simon Fraser, No. 4 Alaska Anchorage and No. 5 Cal Poly Pomona.

While No. 1 Chico State, No. 2 Alaska Anchorage and No. 3 Simon Fraser remained in the top-three they were joined by No. 4 Point Loma and No. 5 Azusa Pacific who each improved one spot from the previous poll.

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

2018 Week #2 - September 25th

Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1edinboroEDINBORO
PSAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2shippensburgSHIPPENSBURG
PSAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3charleston-w-vaCHARLESTON (W.VA.)
Mountain East (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4east-stroudsburgEAST STROUDSBURG
PSAC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5lock-havenLOCK HAVEN
PSAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6concordCONCORD
Mountain East (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7kutztownKUTZTOWN
PSAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8west-chesterWEST CHESTER
PSAC (7)
 NR
9bloomsburgBLOOMSBURG
PSAC (9)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10indiana-paINDIANA (PA.)
PSAC (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)

Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)
NSIC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN
MIAA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3sioux-fallsSIOUX FALLS
NSIC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE
NSIC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY
MIAA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6msu-moorheadMSU MOORHEAD
NSIC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE
MIAA (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE
MIAA (3)
 NR
9washburnWASHBURN
MIAA (7)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10southwest-baptistSOUTHWEST BAPTIST
MIAA (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

East Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1american-internationalAMERICAN INTERNATIONAL
Northeast-10 (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2stonehillSTONEHILL
Northeast-10 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3southern-new-hampshireSOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Northeast-10 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4roberts-wesleyanROBERTS WESLEYAN
ECC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT
Northeast-10 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6franklin-pierceFRANKLIN PIERCE
Northeast-10 (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7merrimackMERRIMACK
Northeast-10 (5)
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8assumptionASSUMPTION
Northeast-10 (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9wilmington-delWILMINGTON (DEL.)
CACC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10daemenDAEMEN
ECC (5)
 NR

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE
GLIAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southern-indianaSOUTHERN INDIANA
GLVC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE
GLIAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4walshWALSH
G-MAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5maloneMALONE
G-MAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6cedarvilleCEDARVILLE
G-MAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7lewisLEWIS
GLVC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8hillsdaleHILLSDALE
G-MAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9uw-parksideUW-PARKSIDE
GLIAC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10bellarmineBELLARMINE
GLVC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1lee-tennLEE (TENN.)
GSC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2embry-riddle-flaEMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)
Sunshine (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
GSC (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4florida-southernFLORIDA SOUTHERN
Sunshine (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5tampaTAMPA
Sunshine (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6mississippi-collegeMISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
GSC (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7montevalloMONTEVALLO
GSC (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8lynnLYNN
Sunshine (5)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9saint-leoSAINT LEO
Sunshine (3)
 ▼5
(LW: 4)
10union-tennUNION (TENN.)
GSC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1adams-stateADAMS STATE
RMAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
RMAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO
RMAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4csu-puebloCSU-PUEBLO
RMAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5dallas-baptistDALLAS BAPTIST
Heartland Conference (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M
Lone Star (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS
RMAC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8msu-denverMSU DENVER
RMAC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9fort-lewisFORT LEWIS
RMAC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10tarleton-stateTARLETON STATE
Lone Star (2)
 NR

Southeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)
SAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2mount-oliveMOUNT OLIVE
Conference Carolinas (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3augustaAUGUSTA
PBC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4anderson-s-cANDERSON (S.C.)
SAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5tusculumTUSCULUM
SAC (7)
 NR
6flaglerFLAGLER
PBC (3)
 NR
7wingateWINGATE
SAC (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8columbus-stateCOLUMBUS STATE
PBC (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9georgia-collegeGEORGIA COLLEGE
PBC (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10unc-pembrokeUNC PEMBROKE
PBC (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1chico-stateCHICO STATE
CCAA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2western-oregonWESTERN OREGON
GNAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3simon-fraserSIMON FRASER
GNAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4alaska-anchorageALASKA ANCHORAGE
GNAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5cal-poly-pomonaCAL POLY POMONA
CCAA (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6western-washingtonWESTERN WASHINGTON
GNAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7cal-state-san-marcosCAL STATE SAN MARCOS
CCAA (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8uc-san-diegoUC SAN DIEGO
CCAA (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9cal-state-stanislausCAL STATE STANISLAUS
CCAA (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART
PacWest (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
NCAA Division II
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA Regional Coaches' Rankings

2018 Week #2 - September 25th

Atlantic Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1edinboroEDINBORO
PSAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2shippensburgSHIPPENSBURG
PSAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3west-chesterWEST CHESTER
PSAC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4kutztownKUTZTOWN
PSAC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5east-stroudsburgEAST STROUDSBURG
PSAC (12)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6california-paCALIFORNIA (PA.)
PSAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7seton-hillSETON HILL
PSAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8mercyhurstMERCYHURST
PSAC (9)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9slippery-rockSLIPPERY ROCK
PSAC (7)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10lock-havenLOCK HAVEN
PSAC (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)

Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1u-maryU-MARY
NSIC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)
NSIC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3oklahoma-baptistOKLAHOMA BAPTIST
GAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE
MIAA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5southwest-baptistSOUTHWEST BAPTIST
MIAA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6minnesota-duluthMINNESOTA DULUTH
NSIC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE
NSIC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8winona-stateWINONA STATE
NSIC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9east-central-oklaEAST CENTRAL (OKLA.)
GAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN
MIAA (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

East Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1stonehillSTONEHILL
Northeast-10 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2roberts-wesleyanROBERTS WESLEYAN
ECC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3merrimackMERRIMACK
Northeast-10 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4assumptionASSUMPTION
Northeast-10 (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5southern-new-hampshireSOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Northeast-10 (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6saint-anselmSAINT ANSELM
Northeast-10 (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7le-moyneLE MOYNE
Northeast-10 (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8saint-roseSAINT ROSE
Northeast-10 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9franklin-pierceFRANKLIN PIERCE
Northeast-10 (11)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10bentleyBENTLEY
Northeast-10 (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE
GLIAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2hillsdaleHILLSDALE
G-MAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3walshWALSH
G-MAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4southern-indianaSOUTHERN INDIANA
GLVC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5michigan-techMICHIGAN TECH
GLIAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6druryDRURY
GLVC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE
GLIAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8cedarvilleCEDARVILLE
G-MAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9indianapolisINDIANAPOLIS
GLVC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10ferris-stateFERRIS STATE
GLIAC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1lee-tennLEE (TENN.)
GSC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2tampaTAMPA
Sunshine (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3embry-riddle-flaEMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)
Sunshine (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4union-tennUNION (TENN.)
GSC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
GSC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6florida-southernFLORIDA SOUTHERN
Sunshine (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7saint-leoSAINT LEO
Sunshine (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8montevalloMONTEVALLO
GSC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9lynnLYNN
Sunshine (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10mississippi-collegeMISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
GSC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1adams-stateADAMS STATE
RMAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO
RMAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
RMAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4dallas-baptistDALLAS BAPTIST
Heartland Conference (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS
RMAC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6msu-denverMSU DENVER
RMAC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7colorado-christianCOLORADO CHRISTIAN
RMAC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8fort-lewisFORT LEWIS
RMAC (9)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9tarleton-stateTARLETON STATE
Lone Star (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10black-hills-stateBLACK HILLS STATE
RMAC (4)
 NR

Southeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)
SAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2mount-oliveMOUNT OLIVE
Conference Carolinas (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3anderson-s-cANDERSON (S.C.)
SAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4north-georgiaNORTH GEORGIA
PBC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5wingateWINGATE
SAC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6flaglerFLAGLER
PBC (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7georgia-collegeGEORGIA COLLEGE
PBC (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8augustaAUGUSTA
PBC (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9unc-pembrokeUNC PEMBROKE
PBC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10lenoir-rhyneLENOIR-RHYNE
SAC (3)
 NR

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1chico-stateCHICO STATE
CCAA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2alaska-anchorageALASKA ANCHORAGE
GNAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3simon-fraserSIMON FRASER
GNAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4point-loma-nazarenePOINT LOMA NAZARENE
PacWest (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC
PacWest (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6seattle-pacificSEATTLE PACIFIC
GNAC (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7cal-state-san-marcosCAL STATE SAN MARCOS
CCAA (3)
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8western-washingtonWESTERN WASHINGTON
GNAC (4)
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9humboldt-stateHUMBOLDT STATE
CCAA (8)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10uc-san-diegoUC SAN DIEGO
CCAA (6)
 NR

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