2018 NCAA DIII Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – The winds of change are starting to blow through the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings.

Out of the 80 combined teams that are listed in the top-5 of the men’s and women’s rankings, 28 shifted spots between Week 2 and Week 3. Expect a lot more in the coming weeks.

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 was one change to the top-5 of the men’s rankings: Ithaca climbed four spots from No. 9 to No. 5 this week. The Bombers, who now sit behind top-ranked RPI, No. 2 SUNY Geneseo, No. 3 RIT and No. 4 St. Lawrence, finished a game runner-up to the Knights at the Yellowjacket Invitational this past weekend.

There were no changes to the top-5 of the women’s rankings: SUNY Geneseo remains No. 1, followed by No. 2 RPI, No. 3 TCNJ, No. 4 St. Lawrence and No. 5 Hamilton.

Central Region

Carleton and Wartburg are still No. 1 and No. 2 in the men’s rankings, but St. Olaf made a push to No. 3 this past weekend. The Oles pulled together and finished a strong runner-up to UW-La Crosse at the Augsburg Invitational 43-49. With St. Olaf moving up, it pushed Cornell College and Loras each down one spot to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

The women’s rankings are similar to the men’s with Carleton on top, but a few things changed behind it. Wartburg and Nebraska Wesleyan both moved up one spot to No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, while St. Olaf climbed from No. 6 to No. 4. St. Thomas (Minn.) dropped three spots from No. 2 to No. 5.

Great Lakes Region

The only change to the top-5 of the men’s rankings was Case Western Reserve jumping four spots from No. 9 to No. 5. The Spartans used a 37-second spread between its top-5 runners to finish runner-up at the Allegheny Classic this past weekend. Calvin is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Albion, No. 3 Otterbein and No. 4 Trine.

There were some big changes in the top-5 of the women’s rankings as Hope soared from No. 3 to No. 1 and Case Western Reserve jumped from No. 7 to No. 3. The Flying Dutch have been a fixture atop the Great Lakes Region in the past three years (15 weeks at No. 1) and proved why this past weekend with a sterling effort at the Gil Dodds Invitational, where they beat several teams ranked ahead of them in the national poll and had a five-second spread between their No. 2 and No. 5 runners. The Spartans were buoyed by a runner-up effort at the Allegheny Classic.

Mideast Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the men’s rankings this week: Haverford is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Carnegie Mellon, No. 3 Johns Hopkins, No. 4 Dickinson and No. 5 Stevenson.

The top-3 teams in the women’s rankings are the same with Johns Hopkins at the front of the line, trailed by Dickinson and Carnegie Mellon. Swarthmore climbed three spots from No. 7 to No. 4, while Haverford fell from No. 4 to No. 5. The Garnet had a strong showing at the Mainline Invitational this past weekend.

Midwest Region

North Central (Ill.) is still the top-ranked team in the men’s ballot, but there were some changes behind it. Washington (Mo.) took over the No. 2 spot from UW-La Crosse (now No. 3) after the former impressed at the Gil Dodds Invitational. The Bears scored just 19 points in a 17-team meet and the spread between its No. 1 and No. 5 runners was four seconds. U of Chicago took third place at the Gil Dodds Invitational and moved up to No. 4 in the region, while UW-Stout rounds out the top-5 this week.

Washington (Mo.) headlines the women’s rankings once again, yet saw some changes in the rest of the pack. UW-La Crosse climbed from No. 4 to No. 2 after a runner-up effort at the Augsburg Invitational that saw it beat a number of NCAA Division III teams. UW-Eau Claire is No. 3 and is followed by Wheaton (Ill.) and U of Chicago.

New England Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the men’s rankings: Amherst is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 MIT, No. 3 Middlebury, No. 4 Williams and No. 5 Connecticut College. We should see some changes between Week 2 and Week 3 since the always-competitive Purple Valley Classic is held this weekend.

There was one change to the top-5 of the women’s rankings: Brandeis is the new No. 5 after switching spots with Bates. MIT is No. 1, followed by No. 2 Middlebury, No. 3 Williams and No. 4 Tufts.

South/Southeast Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the men’s rankings: Rhodes is still No. 1, followed by Emory, Christopher Newport, Washington and Lee and Bridgewater (Va.).

The biggest change in the women’s rankings was Centre moving up two spots from No. 4 to No. 2 after finishing as the top NCAA DIII team at the Rhodes Invitational this past weekend. Emory sits above the Colonels, while Lynchburg, Trinity (Texas) and Washington and Lee round out the new top-5.

West Region

A few changes rocked the men’s rankings in Week 2 following the results of the UC Riverside Invitational. Pomona-Pitzer looked strong and remains No. 1, but Claremont-Mudd-Scripps put three runners in front of UC-Santa Cruz’s top runner and swapped spots with them in the rankings. Occidental is No. 4, followed by George Fox, which jumped from the unranked level to No. 5.

There weren’t many changes to the women’s rankings: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is still No. 1, followed by Pomona-Pitzer and Colorado College. UC-Santa Cruz is now No. 4 after being unranked the first three weeks of the season. Occidental rounds out the top-5.

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

2018 Week #2 - September 18th

Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1rpiRPI
Liberty League (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO
SUNYAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3ritRIT
Liberty League (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE
Liberty League (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5ithacaITHACA
Liberty League (4)
 ▲4
(LW: 9)
6nyuNYU
UAA (6)
 NR
7rowanROWAN
NJAC (2)
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8tcnjTCNJ
NJAC (1)
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9brockportBROCKPORT
SUNYAC (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10vassarVASSAR
Liberty League (5)
 NR

Central Region -- Men

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

Great Lakes Region -- Men

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

Mideast Region -- Men

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

Midwest Region -- Men

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

New England Region -- Men

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

South/Southeast Region -- Men

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

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1pomona-pitzerPOMONA-PITZER
SCIAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
SCIAC (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3uc-santa-cruzUC SANTA CRUZ
Independent
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4occidentalOCCIDENTAL
SCIAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5george-foxGEORGE FOX
NWC (2)
 NR
6pacific-lutheranPACIFIC LUTHERAN
NWC (1)
 NR
7redlandsREDLANDS
SCIAC (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8caltechCALTECH
SCIAC (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9whitworthWHITWORTH
NWC (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10puget-soundPUGET SOUND
NWC (4)
 NR
NCAA Division III
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA Regional Coaches' Rankings

2018 Week #2 - September 18th

Atlantic Region -- Women

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

Central Region -- Women

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

Great Lakes Region -- Women

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

Mideast Region -- Women

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

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE
WIAC (2)
 ▲2
(LW: 4)
3uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE
WIAC (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)
CCIW (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5chicagoCHICAGO
UAA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7st-norbertST. NORBERT
MWC (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8uw-plattevilleUW-PLATTEVILLE
WIAC (7)
 NR
9elmhurstELMHURST
CCIW (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10illinois-wesleyanILLINOIS WESLEYAN
CCIW (4)
 NR

New England Region -- Women

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

South/Southeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1emoryEMORY
UAA (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2centreCENTRE
SAA (1)
 ▲2
(LW: 4)
3lynchburgLYNCHBURG
ODAC (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)
SCAC (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE
ODAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6berryBERRY
SAA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
CAC (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8mary-washingtonMARY WASHINGTON
CAC (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9catholic-d-cCATHOLIC (D.C.)
Landmark (3)
 NR
10bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)
ODAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

West Region -- Women

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

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