2018 NCAA DII Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Breaking from a recent trend the NCAA Division II Cross Country Regional Rankings that were released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) saw much more movement compared to rankings in the recent past.

The dust is starting to settle after one of the biggest weekends in the sport this season as quality meets were found throughout the country this past weekend.

On the men’s side five of the eight regions saw change to the top-five teams while six regions experienced the same movement on the women’s side. A new No 1 team was also selected this week with a shake up occurring atop the Men’s Southeast Region.

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

Keep reading 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 top-two teams on both the men’s and women’s side of the Atlantic Region remained the same while there was movement throughout the No. 3-5 spots.

The top-three on the men’s side all remained the same as it was made up by No. 1 Edinboro, No. 2 Shippensburg and No. 3 Charleston. No. 4 Lock Haven improved two spots to move into the top-five while No. 5 Kutztown joined them after a one-spot improvement.

For the women, Edinboro remained No. 1 while Shippensburg was right behind them at No. 2. No. 3 Kutztown (up one) and No. 4 Seton Hill (up three) each improved from its previous ranking while No. 5 West Chester rounded out the top-five.

Central Region

The Central Region stuck to its stubborn ways with no changes to the top-five on the men’s or women’s side.

The men were led by No. 1 Augustana (S.D.) which was followed by No. 2 Missouri Southern, No. 3 Sioux Falls, No. 4 Minnesota State and No. 5 Neb.-Kearney. All top ten teams in the region remained in their ranking from the week before.

For the women, U-Mary led the way at No. 1 and was trailed by No. 2 Augustana (S.D.), No 3 Oklahoma Baptist, No. 4 Pittsburg State and No. 5 Southwest Baptist.

East Region

There was slight change across the East Region on the men’s side while the women’s top-five remained the same.

American International College and Stonehill remained at No. 1 and No. 2 for the men. Southern Connecticut moved up two spots to No. 3 while No. 4 Southern New Hampshire and No. 5 Roberts Wesleyan made up the rest of the top-five.  

The women’s top-five remained the same as No. 1 Stonehill, No. 2 Roberts Wesleyan, No. 3 Merrimack, No. 4 Assumption and No. 5 Southern New Hampshire all remained put.

Midwest Region

The Midwest Region was flip-flopped with the East as the men’s top five stayed the same while the women saw movement at the top of the chart.

The men held pat with No. 1 Grand Valley State, No. 2 Southern Indiana, No. 3 Saginaw Valley, No. 4 Walsh and No. 5 Malone.

Grand Valley State remained the No. 1 team for the women but No. 2 Walsh and No. 3 Hillsdale traded place with one another while No. 4 Michigan Tech and No. 5 Drury each saw one spot improvements from the previous installment of rankings.

South Region

There was change in the South Region on both the men’s and women’s side of things.

The top two teams in No. 1 Lee (Tenn.) and Embry-Riddle (Fla.) remained the same for the men while No. 3 Mississippi College improved three spots  to move into the top-five while No. 4 Alabama-Huntsville and No. 5 Florida Southern each dropped one.

For the women, Lee (Tenn.) stayed at No. 1 while No. 2 Tampa and No. 3 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) also remained the same. Florida Southern jumped up two spots into No. 4 while No. 5 Union (Tenn.) completed the top-five.

South Central Region

The top-five of the men remained the same while two women’s teams traded places.

The men were lead again by No. 1 Adams State who was followed by No. 2 Colorado Mines, No. 3 Western State, No. 4 CSU-Pueblo and No. 5 Dallas Baptist.

The top of the women’s rankings also stayed the same as No. 1 Adams State took the top spot with No. 2 Western State and No. 3 Colorado Mines following. No. 4 UC-Colorado Springs and No. 5 Dallas Baptist traded spots to round out the top-five.

Southeast Region

There’s a new No. 1 men’s team in the Southeast Region as Mount Olive claimed the top spot. No. 2 Queens (N.C.) and No. 3 Augusta made up the rest of the top-three. UNC-Pembroke shot up six spots on the chart to come in at No. 4 while Georgia College saw a four-spot improvement to take No. 5.

The women’s side was less exciting as No. 1 Queens (N.C.) remained the top team in the region while Mount Olive followed them in No. 2. No. 3 North Georgia and No. 4 Anderson (S.C.) traded spots from the previous rankings while Wingate held tight at No. 5.

West Region

The West Region saw a little bit of movement on both sides to close out this week’s rankings.

For the men, Chico State stayed at No. 1, Western Oregon remained at No. 2 and Simon Fraser held at No. 3 while No. 4 Cal Poly Pomona and No. 5 Alaska Anchorage traded spots at the back end of the top-five.

On the women’s side Chico State was also the No. 1 unit and was trailed by No. 2 Alaska Anchorage and No. 3 Simon Fraser. No. 4 Azusa Pacific and No. 5 Seattle Pacific each improved one spot from its previous rank.

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

2018 Week #3 - October 2nd

Atlantic Region -- Men

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

Central Region -- Men

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

East Region -- Men

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

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southern-indianaSOUTHERN INDIANA
GLVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4walshWALSH
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5maloneMALONE
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6cedarvilleCEDARVILLE
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7wayne-state-michWAYNE STATE (MICH.)
GLIAC
 NR
8hillsdaleHILLSDALE
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9lewisLEWIS
GLVC
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10missouri-stMISSOURI S&T
GLVC
 NR

South Region -- Men

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

South Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1adams-stateADAMS STATE
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2colorado-minesCOLORADO MINES
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3western-stateWESTERN STATE
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4csu-puebloCSU-PUEBLO
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5dallas-baptistDALLAS BAPTIST
Heartland Conference
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M
Lone Star
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7fort-lewisFORT LEWIS
RMAC
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS
RMAC
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9metro-stateMETRO STATE
RMAC
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10tarleton-stateTARLETON STATE
Lone Star
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Southeast Region -- Men

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

West Region -- Men

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

2018 Week #3 - October 2nd

Atlantic Region -- Women

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

Central Region -- Women

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

East Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1stonehillSTONEHILL
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2roberts-wesleyanROBERTS WESLEYAN
ECC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3merrimackMERRIMACK
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4assumptionASSUMPTION
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5southern-new-hampshireSOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6saint-anselmSAINT ANSELM
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7saint-roseSAINT ROSE
Northeast-10
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8bentleyBENTLEY
Northeast-10
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9jefferson-paJEFFERSON (PA.)
CACC
 NR
10le-moyneLE MOYNE
Northeast-10
 ▼3
(LW: 7)

Midwest Region -- Women

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

South Region -- Women

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

South Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1adams-stateADAMS STATE
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2western-stateWESTERN STATE
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3colorado-minesCOLORADO MINES
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS
RMAC
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5dallas-baptistDALLAS BAPTIST
Heartland Conference
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6metro-stateMETRO STATE
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7colorado-christianCOLORADO CHRISTIAN
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8fort-lewisFORT LEWIS
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9tarleton-stateTARLETON STATE
Lone Star
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10black-hills-stateBLACK HILLS STATE
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Southeast Region -- Women

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

West Region -- Women

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

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