2018 NCAA DIII Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – We are 12 days into the NCAA Division III Cross Country season and we’re already beginning to see some changes in the Regional Rankings, as released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

No top-ranked teams met their demise, but there are four new second-ranked teams in the Regional Rankings in Week 1 compared to the preseason.

Week-by-Week Ranking Charts

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

Jump to Regional Coaches’ Rankings
MEN: Atlantic | Central | Great Lakes | Mideast | Midwest | New England | South/Southeast | West
WOMEN: Atlantic | Central | Great Lakes | Mideast | Midwest | New England | South/Southeast | West

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 take place November 10, one week ahead of the NCAA Championships in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Atlantic Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the men’s rankings as No. 1 RPI leads the way, followed by No. 2 SUNY Geneseo, No. 3 RIT, No. 4 St. Lawrence and No. 5 Rowan.

A bunch of changes befell the women’s rankings as SUNY Geneseo is the only team that remained in place in the top-5 at No. 1. Ithaca tumbled four spots from No. 2 to No. 6, which opened up spots for RPI, TCNJ and St. Lawrence to move up one spot from the preseason. Hamilton was the big gainer, moving up five spots from No. 10 to No. 5.

Central Region

There were no changes to either top-5 in the Central Region.

Carleton, Wartburg, Cornell College, Loras and St. Olaf sit in order in the men’s rankings.

Carleton, St. Thomas (Minn.), Wartburg, Nebraska Wesleyan and Gustavus Adolphus are in order in the women’s rankings.

Great Lakes Region

Calvin is still No. 1 in the men’s rankings, but there were some changes behind it. Albion and Otterbein both moved up one spot from No. 3 to No. 2 and No. 4 to No. 3, respectively. Trine soared from No. 8 to No. 4 after dominating the Wittenberg Invitational. Mount Union is now No. 5 following a good effort at the course that will host the regional meet.

Allegheny (Pa.) maintained its top spot in the women’s rankings, but Calvin made up some serious ground. The Knights charged from No. 5 to No. 2 behind a strong effort at their own invitational this past weekend (fourth place). Hope, former No. 2 Otterbein and former No. 4 Oberlin are the remaining teams in the top-5.

Mideast Region

The top-3 teams in the men’s rankings remained the same: No. 1 Haverford, No. 2 Carnegie Mellon and No. 3 Johns Hopkins. All three raced so far but have rested key performers. Moving up from the preseason were Dickinson (No. 5 to No. 4) and Stevenson (No. 6 to No. 5).

The top-3 teams are entrenched atop the women’s rankings: No. 1 Johns Hopkins, No. 2 Dickinson and No. 3 Carnegie Mellon. Haverford and Elizabethtown swapped spots from No. 5 to No. 4 and No. 4 to No. 5, respectively.

Midwest Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the men’s rankings as North Central (Ill.), UW-La Crosse, Washington (Mo.), UW-Stout and U of Chicago are all in their familiar spots.

The women’s rankings changed a bit as the Maroons joined the top-5 behind Washington (Mo.), UW-Eau Claire, Wheaton (Ill.) and UW-La Crosse.

New England Region

The top-5 in the men’s rankings went unchanged: No. 1 Amherst leads the way, followed by No. 2 MIT, No. 3 Middlebury, No. 4 Williams and No. 5 Connecticut College.

The women’s rankings didn’t see anything change in the top-5, either: No. 1 MIT is at the top, followed by No. 2 Middlebury, No. 3 Williams, No. 4 Tufts and No. 5 Bates.

South/Southeast Region

The men’s rankings remained the same: No. 1 Rhodes is on top, followed by No. 2 Emory, No. 3 Christopher Newport, No. 4 Washington and Lee and No. 5 Bridgewater (Va.).

The women’s rankings weren’t changed at all, either: No. 1 Emory tops the chart, followed by No. 2 Lynchburg, No. 3 Trinity (Texas), No. 4 Centre and No. 5 Washington and Lee.

West Region

Don’t look for any changes in the men’s top-5: No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer is No. 1, followed by No. 2 UC Santa Cruz, No. 3 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, No. 4 Occidental and No. 5 Willamette.

The women’s rankings saw a huge change as Claremont-Mudd-Scripps has two teams hot on its heels: No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer and No. 4 Occidental. The Sagehens and Tigers jumped multiple spots from the preseason with the former being led by a strong freshmen class. Colorado College fell from No. 2 to No. 3 and Whitman stays at No. 5.

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

2018 Week #1 - September 11th

Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1rpiRPI
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3ritRIT
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5rowanROWAN
NJAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6tcnjTCNJ
NJAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7ramapoRAMAPO
NJAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8suny-oneontaSUNY ONEONTA
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9ithacaITHACA
Empire 8
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10brockportBROCKPORT
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1carletonCARLETON
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2wartburgWARTBURG
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3cornell-collegeCORNELL COLLEGE
Midwest Conference
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4lorasLORAS
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5st-olafST. OLAF
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6st-thomas-minnST. THOMAS (MINN.)
MIAC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7saint-johns-minnSAINT JOHN'S (MINN.)
MIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)
American Rivers
 NR
9grinnellGRINNELL
MWC
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)
MIAC
 NR

Great Lakes Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1calvinCALVIN
Michigan Intercollegiate
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2albionALBION
Michigan Intercollegiate
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3otterbeinOTTERBEIN
OAC
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4trineTRINE
MIAA
 ▲4
(LW: 8)
5mount-unionMOUNT UNION
OAC
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6depauwDEPAUW
NCAC
 ▼4
(LW: 2)
7denisonDENISON
NCAC
 NR
8ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN
OAC
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE
UAA
 NR
10john-carrollJOHN CARROLL
OAC
 ▼5
(LW: 5)

Mideast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4dickinsonDICKINSON
Centennial
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5stevensonSTEVENSON
MAC
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6messiahMESSIAH
Middle Atlantic
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7franciscanFRANCISCAN
AMCC
 NR
8washington-jeffersonWASHINGTON & JEFFERSON
PAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10eastern-paEASTERN (PA.)
MAC
 ▼3
(LW: 7)

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4uw-stoutUW-STOUT
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5chicagoCHICAGO
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9augustana-illAUGUSTANA (ILL.)
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10uw-plattevilleUW-PLATTEVILLE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

New England Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1amherstAMHERST
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2mitMIT
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3middleburyMIDDLEBURY
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4williamsWILLIAMS
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5connecticut-collegeCONNECTICUT COLLEGE
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6tuftsTUFTS
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7batesBATES
NESCAC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8bowdoinBOWDOIN
NESCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9southern-maineSOUTHERN MAINE
Little East
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10brandeisBRANDEIS
UAA
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

South/Southeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1rhodesRHODES
SAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2emoryEMORY
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
CAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6berea-kyBEREA (KY.)
USA South
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7mary-washingtonMARY WASHINGTON
CAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8lynchburgLYNCHBURG
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9oglethorpeOGLETHORPE
SAA
 NR
10southern-virginiaSOUTHERN VIRGINIA
CAC
 NR

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1pomona-pitzerPOMONA-PITZER
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2uc-santa-cruzUC SANTA CRUZ
Independent
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4occidentalOCCIDENTAL
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5willametteWILLAMETTE
Northwest Conference
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6redlandsREDLANDS
SCIAC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7caltechCALTECH
SCIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8colorado-collegeCOLORADO COLLEGE
SCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9whitmanWHITMAN
NWC
 NR
10whitworthWHITWORTH
NWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
NCAA Division III
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA Regional Coaches' Rankings

2018 Week #1 - September 11th

Atlantic Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2rpiRPI
Liberty League
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3tcnjTCNJ
NJAC
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE
Liberty League
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5hamiltonHAMILTON
NESCAC
 ▲5
(LW: 10)
6ithacaITHACA
Liberty League
 ▼4
(LW: 2)
7vassarVASSAR
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8ritRIT
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)
UAA
 ▼3
(LW: 6)
10suny-new-paltzSUNY NEW PALTZ
SUNYAC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1carletonCARLETON
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2st-thomas-minnST. THOMAS (MINN.)
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3wartburgWARTBURG
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4nebraska-wesleyanNEBRASKA WESLEYAN
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6st-olafST. OLAF
MIAC
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7st-benedictST. BENEDICT
MIAC
 NR
8grinnellGRINNELL
Midwest Conference
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9lorasLORAS
American Rivers
 ▼3
(LW: 6)
10bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)
MIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

Great Lakes Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1allegheny-paALLEGHENY (PA.)
NCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2calvinCALVIN
Michigan Intercollegiate
 ▲3
(LW: 5)
3hopeHOPE
Michigan Intercollegiate
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4otterbeinOTTERBEIN
OAC
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
5oberlinOBERLIN
NCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6mount-unionMOUNT UNION
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE
UAA
 ▲3
(LW: 10)
8albionALBION
MIAA
 NR
9john-carrollJOHN CARROLL
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN
OAC
 ▼3
(LW: 7)

Mideast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dickinsonDICKINSON
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6misericordiaMISERICORDIA
MAC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7swarthmoreSWARTHMORE
Centennial
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8waynesburgWAYNESBURG
PAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY
MAC
 NR
10gettysburgGETTYSBURG
Centennial
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5chicagoCHICAGO
UAA
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6st-norbertST. NORBERT
Midwest Conference
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW
 NR
8uw-river-fallsUW-RIVER FALLS
WIAC
 ▼3
(LW: 5)
9elmhurstELMHURST
CCIW
 NR
10uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT
WIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

New England Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1mitMIT
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2middleburyMIDDLEBURY
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3williamsWILLIAMS
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4tuftsTUFTS
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5batesBATES
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6brandeisBRANDEIS
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7wesleyan-connWESLEYAN (CONN.)
NESCAC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8amherstAMHERST
NESCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9colbyCOLBY
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10wpiWPI
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South/Southeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1emoryEMORY
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2lynchburgLYNCHBURG
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)
SCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4centreCENTRE
SAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6berryBERRY
SAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7berea-kyBEREA (KY.)
USA South
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
CAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9mary-washingtonMARY WASHINGTON
CAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2pomona-pitzerPOMONA-PITZER
SCIAC
 ▲6
(LW: 8)
3colorado-collegeCOLORADO COLLEGE
SCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4occidentalOCCIDENTAL
SCIAC
 ▲3
(LW: 7)
5whitmanWHITMAN
NWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6whitworthWHITWORTH
Northwest Conference
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7pacific-orePACIFIC (ORE.)
NWC
 NR
8puget-soundPUGET SOUND
Northwest Conference
 ▼5
(LW: 3)
9george-foxGEORGE FOX
NWC
 ▼3
(LW: 6)
10redlandsREDLANDS
SCIAC
 NR

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

2018 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Aug. 31: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/11
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/19
Sep. 22: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 9/25
Wed 9/26
Week 4Tue 10/2
Wed 10/3
Week 5Tue 10/9
Wed 10/10
Week 6Tue 10/16
Wed 10/17
Oct. 27-28: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 10/30
Wed 10/31
Nov. 10: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/13
Nov. 17: NCAA DIII Champs, Oshkosh, Wis.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/10
Sun 11/18
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