2018 NCAA DIII Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Now things are getting interesting!

An exciting weekend begets multiple changes to the 2018 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings. The most recent rankings were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association.

We saw wholesale change in the New England Region and several others sprinkled throughout the nation as well.

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 in the Atlantic Region. RPI maintained its top billing after a dominant performance this past weekend at the Purple Valley Classic, led by National Athlete of the Week Sean O’Connor. SUNY Geneseo remained No. 2, followed by No. 3 RIT, No. 4 St. Lawrence and No. 5 Ithaca.

There were a few changes in the top-5 of the women’s rankings in the Atlantic Region. SUNY Geneseo and RPI are still No. 1 and No. 2, but St. Lawrence climbed from No. 4 to No. 3, while Vassar inched up from No. 6 to No. 5 to take up residence behind No. 4 TCNJ.

Central Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the men’s rankings in the Central Region. Carleton remained No. 1 for yet another week, followed by No. 2 Wartburg, No. 3 St. Olaf, No. 4 Cornell College and No. 5 Loras.

There were no changes to the top-5 of the women’s rankings in the Central Region: Carleton, like their male counterparts, are ranked No. 1, followed by No. 2 Wartburg, No. 3 Nebraska Wesleyan, No. 4 St. Olaf and No. 5 St. Thomas (Minn.).

Great Lakes Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the men’s rankings in the Great Lakes Region. Calvin remained No. 1, followed by No. 2 Albion, No. 3 Otterbein, No. 4 Trine and No. 5 Case Western Reserve.

There were no changes to the top-5 of the women’s rankings in the Great Lakes Region: Hope remained No. 1, followed by No. 2 Calvin, No. 3 Case Western Reserve, No. 4 Otterbein and No. 5 Allegheny (Pa.).

Mideast Region

There was a small change in the top-5 of the men’s rankings in the Mideast Region. Haverford is still the No. 1 team, but is followed by Johns Hopkins – not Carnegie Mellon. The Blue Jays finished 13th in an otherwise stacked field at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown that featured no other non-NCAA DI programs. Carnegie Mellon sits No. 3 in Week 3, followed by No. 4 Dickinson and No. 5 Stevenson.

There were no changes in the top-5 of the women’s rankings in the Mideast Region. Johns Hopkins is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Dickinson, No. 3 Carnegie Mellon, No. 4 Swarthmore and No. 5 Haverford.

Midwest Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the men’s rankings in the Midwest Region. North Central (Ill.) remains No. 1 for yet another week, followed by No. 2 Washington (Mo.), No. 3 UW-La Crosse, No. 4 U of Chicago and No. 5 UW-Stout.

There weren’t any changes to the top-5 of the women’s rankings in the Midwest Region. Washington (Mo.) still leads the region and is followed by No. 2 UW-La Crosse, No. 3 UW-Eau Claire, No. 4 Wheaton (Ill.) and No. 5 U of Chicago.

New England Region

There were some major changes to the men’s rankings of the New England Region after the Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams. The Ephs, who finished runner-up at the meet to RPI, soared from No. 4 to No. 1, which is the first time they’ve been ranked atop the New England Region since Week 2 of 2017. The rest of the rankings look as the final standings were this past weekend: Middlebury, Amherst, MIT and Connecticut College in that order.

There were some big changes to the women’s rankings of the New England Region and the Purple Valley Classic has a lot to say for it. MIT proved to be the cream of the crop with its 67-81 victory over new No. 2 Williams. Tufts finished third and comes in at No. 3 (jumping one spot from Week 2), followed by Middlebury and Brandeis.

South/Southeast Region

There was one small change to the top-5 of the men’s rankings in the South/Southeast Region. Rhodes is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Emory, No. 3 Christopher Newport and No. 4 Washington and Lee. Mary Washington jumped two spots from No. 7 to No. 5 after a strong effort at the Shenandoah Invitational.

There was a small change to the top-5 of the women’s rankings in the South/Southeast Region. Emory remained No. 1, followed by No. 2 Centre and No. 3 Lynchburg. Coming in at No. 4 this week is Washington and Lee, up one spot from last week. Trinity (Texas) fell one spot from No. 4 to No. 5 in Week 3.

West Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the men’s rankings in the West Region. Pomona-Pitzer remained No.1, followed by No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, No. 3 UC Santa Cruz, No. 4 Occidental and No. 5 George Fox.

There were no changes to the top-5 of the women’s rankings in the West Region. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps remained No. 1, followed by No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 3 Colorado College, No. 4 UC Santa Cruz and No. 5 Occidental.

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

2018 Week #3 - September 25th

About this Product
The USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Coaches’ 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 a rank-order of squad potential. Only USTFCCCA member programs are eligible to receive a ranking. Teams with provisional status within the region may be ranked.

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)
5ithacaITHACA
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6nyuNYU
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7rowanROWAN
NJAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8brockportBROCKPORT
SUNYAC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9tcnjTCNJ
NJAC
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10vassarVASSAR
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Central Region -- Men

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

Great Lakes Region -- Men

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

Mideast Region -- Men

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

Midwest Region -- Men

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

New England Region -- Men

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

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)
5mary-washingtonMARY WASHINGTON
CAC
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)
ODAC
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7lynchburgLYNCHBURG
ODAC
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8shenandoahSHENANDOAH
ODAC
 NR
9trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)
SCAC
 NR
10berea-kyBEREA (KY.)
USA South
 ▼4
(LW: 6)

West Region -- Men

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

2018 Week #3 - September 25th

About this Product
The USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Coaches’ 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 a rank-order of squad potential. Only USTFCCCA member programs are eligible to receive a ranking. Teams with provisional status within the region may be ranked.

Atlantic Region -- Women

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

Central Region -- Women

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

Great Lakes Region -- Women

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

Mideast Region -- Women

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

Midwest Region -- Women

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

New England Region -- Women

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

South/Southeast Region -- Women

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

West Region -- Women

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

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

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