2018 NCAA DIII Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – Changes reverberated through the newest NCAA Division III Cross Country Regional Rankings that were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

There is one new No. 1 team in the men’s rankings and a handful of teams that moved up to No. 2 in their respective regions in both the men’s and women’s rankings.

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

RPI and SUNY Geneseo remain in control in the men’s rankings after winning their respective meets this past weekend. The Engineers cruised to the team title at the Saratoga Invitational, while the Knights earned the win at the Mike Woods Invitational. Behind those teams, St. Lawrence moved up to No. 3, RIT dropped to No. 4 and Rowan moved up two spots from No. 7 to No. 5 between Week 3 and Week 4.

SUNY Geneseo tops the women’s rankings following a victory at the Mike Woods Invitational. St. Lawrence and RPI swapped spots, while Rochester (N.Y.) vaulted two spots from No. 6 to No. 4 between Week 3 and Week 4 after a strong effort at the Paul Short Run. Vassar remained in place at No. 5.

Central Region

Just about everything changed in the top-5 of the men’s rankings in the Central Region. Head-to-head competition has a way of doing that. Wartburg went from No. 2 to No. 1 after scoring just 35 points in a dominant win at the Dan Huston Invitational. St. Olaf and former No. 1 Carleton squared off at the Blugold Invitational with the former coming out on top, which slotted them in at No. 2 and dropped the latter to No. 3. St. Thomas (Minn.) jumped from No. 6 to No. 4 after a runner-up performance at the Dan Huston Invitational and Loras remained at No. 5 for another week.

The women’s rankings in the Central Region didn’t change as much. Carleton remained No. 1 following a runner-up effort at the Blugold Invitational. Nebraska Wesleyan jumped from No. 3 to No. 2 after winning the NCAA Division III portion of the Maroon Race at the Roy Griak Invitational. Wartburg fell to No. 3, while St. Olaf and St. Thomas (Minn.) remained at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively

Great Lakes Region

There were a few changes to the top-5 of the men’s rankings in the Great Lakes Region. Calvin remained No. 1, but Otterbein and Case Western Reserve closed the gap behind it. The Cardinals won the NCAA DIII portion at the All-Ohio Championships, while the Spartans finished runner-up at the same meet. Trine remained No. 4 and John Carroll vaulted three spots from No. 8 to No. 5 after finishing third at the All-Ohio Championships.

Hope and Calvin remained No. 1 and No. 2 in the women’s rankings and are trailed by Otterbein, a team that moved from No. 4 to No. 3. The Cardinals easily won the NCAA DIII portion of the All-Ohio Championships. Allegheny (Pa.) is now No. 4, while Case Western Reserve dropped two spots to No. 5.

Mideast Region

The top teams in the Mideast Region squared off at the Paul Short Run this past weekend. The rankings reflect their finishes as a team. Haverford finished 10th, just 14 points ahead of Carnegie Mellon, which is now No. 2. Johns Hopkins finished a distant 19th, nearly 200 points behind the Fords and Tartans. Dickinson and Stevenson didn’t move from the past week as they are No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Nothing changed in the women’s rankings in the Mideast Region as the top-5 remained intact. Johns Hopkins is still No. 1 after a truly strong effort at the Paul Short Run (seventh place in the Gold Race), followed by No. 2 Dickinson, No. 3 Carnegie Mellon, No. 4 Swarthmore and No. 5 Haverford.

Midwest Region

North Central (Ill.) continues to reign in the Midwest Region. The Cardinals remained No. 1 after winning the top race at the Louisville Cross Country Classic. UW-La Crosse and Washington (Mo.) swapped spots after going head to head at the Lakefront Invitational in Chicago, in which the Eagles finished ahead of the Bears. U of Chicago and UW-Stout remain No. 4 and No. 5 for yet another week.

There were a few changes in the women’s rankings, but not up top as Washington (Mo.) still headlines the group. UW-Eau Claire jumped one spot from No. 3 to No. 2 after winning the Blugold Invitational. Wheaton (Ill.) moved up one spot from No. 4 to No. 3 after a third-place finish in the Blugold Invitational. North Central (Ill.) jumped two spots from No. 6 to No. 4, while U of Chicago remains at No. 5.

New England Region

Very little changed to the men’s rankings in the New England Region. Williams is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Middlebury, No. 3 Amherst and No. 4 MIT. Bowdoin jumped four spots from No. 9 to No. 5 this week after winning the Maine State Invitational.

There were no changes to the top-5 of the women’s rankings. MIT is No. 1, followed by No. 2 Williams, No. 3 Tufts, No. 4 Middlebury and No. 5 Brandeis.

South/Southeast Region

Rhodes still might be No. 1 in the men’s rankings in the South/Southeast Region, but Berea (Ky.) is gaining on its heels. The Mountaineers finished 12th in the Blue Race at the Louisville Cross Country Classic this past weekend. Emory dropped one spot from No. 2 to No. 3, while Washington and Lee remained No. 4. Christopher Newport dropped two spots from No. 3 to No. 5.

Emory is still No. 1 in the women’s rankings, but is followed by a new No. 2 team – Lynchburg. The Hornets took over the No. 2 spot from Centre, which fell to No. 3. Washington and Lee is still No. 4, followed by Trinity (Texas) at No. 5.

West Region

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

There were a few changes to the top-5 of the women’s rankings as UC Santa Cruz and Occidental each moved up one spot to come in behind Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer. Colorado College fell two spots from No. 3 to No. 5.

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

2018 Week #4 - October 2nd

Atlantic Region -- Men

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

Central Region -- Men

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

Great Lakes Region -- Men

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

Mideast Region -- Men

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

Midwest Region -- Men

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

New England Region -- Men

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

South/Southeast Region -- Men

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

West Region -- Men

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

2018 Week #4 - October 2nd

Atlantic Region -- Women

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

Central Region -- Women

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

Great Lakes Region -- Women

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

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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6misericordiaMISERICORDIA
MAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY
MAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9salisburySALISBURY
CAC (4)
 NR
10waynesburgWAYNESBURG
PAC (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

Midwest Region -- Women

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

New England Region -- Women

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

South/Southeast Region -- Women

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

West Region -- Women

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

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