2018 NCAA DIII Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – For the second time this season, it was a quiet week in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Regional Rankings.

The most recent Regional Rankings, released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), saw very few changes from the previous week – but there is a new No. 1 women’s team in the West Region.

Expect a few more changes next week following the conclusion of the Kollege Town Sports Cross Country Invitational this upcoming weekend, hosted by UW-Oshkosh, which is the de facto Pre-National Invitational for NCAA DIII. The women’s Pre-National Invitational begins at 9:40 am, with the men’s race starting 40 minutes later.

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 this week in the men’s rankings: RPI is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 SUNY Geneseo, No. 3 St. Lawrence, No. 4 RIT (led by Otto Kingstedt, the National Athlete of the Week) and No. 5 Rowan.

There were no changes to the top-5 this week in the women’s rankings: SUNY Geneseo is still No. 1 after winning the Houghton Highlander Invitational this past weekend and is followed by No. 2 St. Lawrence, No. 3 RPI, No. 4 Rochester (N.Y.) and No. 5 Vassar.

Central Region

There were no changes to the top-5 this week in the men’s rankings: Wartburg is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 St. Olaf, No. 3 Carleton, No. 4 St. Thomas (Minn.) and No. 5 Loras.

There were no changes to the top-5 this week in the women’s rankings: Carleton is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Nebraska Wesleyan, No. 3 Wartburg, No. 4 St. Olaf and No. 5 St. Thomas (Minn.).

Great Lakes Region

There were no changes to the top-5 this week in the men’s rankings: Calvin is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Otterbein, No. 3 Case Western Reserve, No. 4 Trine and No. 5 John Carroll.

There were no changes to the top-5 this week in the women’s rankings: Hope is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Calvin, No. 3 Otterbein, No. 4 Allegheny (Pa.) and No. 5 Case Western Reserve.

Mideast Region

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

There was a small change to the top-5 this week in the women’s rankings: The top-4 teams are still the same in No. 1 Johns Hopkins, No. 2 Dickinson, No. 3 Carnegie Mellon and No. 4 Swarthmore. Misericordia swapped spots with Haverford and comes in at No. 5.

Midwest Region

There were no changes to the top-5 this week in the men’s rankings: North Central (Ill.) is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 UW-La Crosse, No. 3 Washington (Mo.), No. 4 U of Chicago and No. 5 UW-Stout.

There was a small change to the top-5 this week in the women’s rankings: Washington (Mo.) is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 UW-Eau Claire and No. 3 Wheaton (Ill.). U of Chicago moved into a tie at No. 4 after beating North Central (Ill.) this past weekend at the Eagle Invitational hosted by Benedictine (Ill.).

New England Region

There was a minor change to the top-5 of the men’s rankings this week: No. 4 MIT and No. 3 Amherst swapped spots after the former’s strong effort at the All-New England Championships this past weekend. The Engineers narrowed their 1-5 spread to 37 seconds. Other than that, not much is different: Williams is No. 1, followed by No. 2 Middlebury, while Bowdoin is slotted in at No. 5.

There were no changes to the top-5 of the women’s rankings this week: MIT is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Williams, No. 3 Tufts (led by Natalie Bettez, the National Athlete of the Week), No. 4 Middlebury and No. 5 Brandeis.

South/Southeast Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the men’s rankings: Rhodes is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Berea (Ky.), No. 3 Emory, No. 4 Washington and Lee and No. 5 Christopher Newport.

There were no changes to the top-5 of the women’s rankings: Emory is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Lynchburg (Va.), No. 3 Centre, No.4 Washington and Lee and No. 5 Trinity (Texas).

West Region

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

Pomona-Pitzer took over the top spot in the women’s rankings this week after getting Lauren Hamilton back into the mix. Hamilton is a former All-American, who should bolster the Sagehen corps. Former No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps fell to No. 2 and is followed by UC Santa Cruz at No. 3, Occidental at No. 4 and Colorado College at No. 5.

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

2018 Week #5 - October 9th

Atlantic Region -- Men

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

Central Region -- Men

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

Great Lakes Region -- Men

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

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
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5stevensonSTEVENSON
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6messiahMESSIAH
Middle Atlantic
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7franciscanFRANCISCAN
AMCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8york-paYORK (PA.)
CAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10washington-jeffersonWASHINGTON & JEFFERSON
PAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

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)
4chicagoCHICAGO
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5uw-stoutUW-STOUT
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT
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
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2middleburyMIDDLEBURY
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3mitMIT
NEWMAC
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4amherstAMHERST
NESCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5bowdoinBOWDOIN
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6connecticut-collegeCONNECTICUT COLLEGE
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7tuftsTUFTS
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8batesBATES
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9wpiWPI
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10colbyCOLBY
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South/Southeast Region -- Men

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

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)
6willametteWILLAMETTE
Northwest Conference
 NR
7colorado-collegeCOLORADO COLLEGE
SCAC
 NR
8redlandsREDLANDS
SCIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9pacific-lutheranPACIFIC LUTHERAN
Northwest Conference
 ▼3
(LW: 6)
10whitworthWHITWORTH
NWC
 ▼2
(LW: 8)
NCAA Division III
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA Regional Coaches' Rankings

2018 Week #5 - October 9th

Atlantic Region -- Women

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

Central Region -- Women

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

Great Lakes Region -- Women

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

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

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)
4north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5chicagoCHICAGO
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7uw-river-fallsUW-RIVER FALLS
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8carroll-wisCARROLL (WIS.)
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9illinois-wesleyanILLINOIS WESLEYAN
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10st-norbertST. NORBERT
Midwest Conference
 NR

New England Region -- Women

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

South/Southeast Region -- Women

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

West Region -- Women

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

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
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 22: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/9
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/10
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
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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