2018 NCAA DIII Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – The postseason officially got underway this past weekend in NCAA Division III Cross Country as teams battled for league bragging rights on Conference Championship Weekend.

Next up is Regional Championship Weekend on Saturday, November 10 – but before we get there, it would be prudent to check out the newest Men’s and Women’s Regional Rankings that were released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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 Winneconne, Wisconsin, at the Lake Breeze Golf Club.

Atlantic Region

Nothing changed at the top of the men’s rankings as SUNY Geneseo and RPI are still No. 1 and No. 2 after handling business this past weekend. The Knights won the team title at the SUNYAC Championships, while the Engineers manufactured enough points to win the crown at the Liberty League Championships. SUNY Oneonta, RIT and St. Lawrence round out the top-5 and will be looking to shake things up in a few weeks.

Very little changed to the top of the women’s rankings as SUNY Geneseo and Rochester (N.Y.) both stood out this past weekend. The Knights chased down the SUNYAC title, while the Yellow Jackets finished runner-up in the UAA. St. Lawrence is still No. 3, followed by No. 4 RPI and now TCNJ is No. 5.

Central Region

The Knights lead the charge in the men’s rankings: Wartburg, that is – but Carleton isn’t too far behind, either. Wartburg and Carleton both rolled to conference titles this past weekend, but the top honors went to the former after winning the American Rivers Conference title, compared to the latter’s conquest at the MAIC Championships. Former No. 1 St. Olaf dropped to No. 3, while Cornell College and St. Thomas (Minn.) rounded out the top-5.

The top-3 teams in the women’s rankings remained the same from Week 6 as Carleton, Nebraska Wesleyan and Wartburg are No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. The Knights and Prairie Wolves both earned league titles this past weekend, while the other Knights finished runner-up to the first Knights (Get it? Good). St. Thomas (Minn.) moved up to No. 4, while St. Olaf fell to No. 5.

Great Lakes Region

Nothing changed to the top-5 of the men’s rankings after things went according to plan this past weekend. Top-ranked Calvin swept the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships with 15 points, while second-ranked Otterbein snagged the team title at the OAC Championships with 38 points. Following close behind the Knights and Cardinals were No. 3 DePauw, No. 4 Case Western Reserve and No.5 John Carroll.

What you saw last time in the top-5 of the women’s rankings is the same this time: Hope and Calvin are No. 1 and No. 2 after duking it out at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships (Hope won), while Otterbein sits No. 3 following an OAC title, Oberlin comes in at No. 4 and Case Western Reserve sits fifth.

Mideast Region

Nothing changed to the top-4 of the men’s rankings after we saw incredible efforts from each of those teams. No. 1 Haverford and No. 2 Johns Hopkins turned in an epic showdown at the Centennial Conference Championships as the former won by one point. Third-ranked Carnegie Mellon fared well at the UAA Championships, while Dickinson took third behind the Fords and the Blue Jays. Messiah ascended one spot from No. 6 to No. 5.

Nothing changed to the top-5 of the women’s rankings. Johns Hopkins remains No. 1, followed by No.2 Dickinson, No. 3 Carnegie Mellon, No. 4 Misericordia and No. 5 York (Pa.). Out of those five teams, Johns Hopkins, Misericordia and York (Pa.) all won league crowns.

Midwest Region

Nothing changed to the top-3 of the men’s rankings between Week 6 and Week 7. North Central (Ill.) and Washington (Mo.) both made it look easy at their respective conference championships and remain No. 1 and No. 2, while WIAC champ UW-La Crosse sits third. UW-Eau Claire improved three spots from Week 6, while UW-Stout dropped to No. 5.

Nothing changed to the top-5 of the women’s rankings between Week 6 and Week 7. Washington (Mo.) handled business at the UAA Championships, while Wheaton (Ill.) took top honors in the CCIW and UW-Eau Claire nabbed the WIAC title. Fourth-ranked U of Chicago and fifth-ranked UW-La Crosse fared well in the UAA and WIAC, respectively.

New England Region

What happened at the NESCAC Championships settled the men’s rankings as Amherst won the team title and sits No. 1, followed by runner-up Williams and third-place Middlebury. Fourth-ranked MIT cruised to the team title at the NEWMAC Championships with 17 points (1-2-3-5-6), while Bates surged from the Land of the Not Ranked to No. 5 following its effort at the NESCAC Championships.

The women’s rankings are headlined by a pair of conference champions in MIT (NEWMAC) and Middlebury (NESCAC). Falling in order behind the Engineers and Panthers are third-ranked Williams (NESCAC runner-up) and fourth-ranked Wesleyan (Conn.), who both jumped two spots from Week 6. Brandeis fell one spot from No. 4 to No. 5.

South/Southeast Region

Nothing changed to the top-4 of the men’s rankings as Rhodes, Emory, Washington and Lee and Berea (Ky.) remain in order. The Lynx won the team title at the SAA Championships, while the Eagles fared well at the UAA meet to set up a big clash in two weeks. Christopher Newport swapped spots with Lynchburg.

Emory is still the No. 1 team in the women’s rankings following Conference Championship Weekend, but there were some big changes behind it. The Eagles are now trailed by ODAC champ Washington and Lee, which leapfrogged now-No. 3 Lynchburg and now-No. 4 Trinity (Texas). Centre rounds out the top-5 in fifth.

West Region

There were some big changes to the men’s rankings – but Pomona-Pitzer is still No.1. The Sagehens won the SCIAC crown this past weekend over Occidental, which jumped one spot from No. 4 to No. 3 and overtook Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, which fell two spots from No. 2 to No. 4. UC Santa Cruz is now ranked No. 2, while Pacific Lutheran comes in at No. 5.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is the No. 1 team in the women’s rankings after capturing the team title at the SCIAC Championships over Pomona-Pitzer. The other top-5 teams remained the same as UC Santa Cruz is No. 3, followed by No. 4 Occidental and No. 5 Redlands.

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

2018 Week #7 - October 30th

Atlantic Region -- Men

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

Central Region -- Men

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

Great Lakes Region -- Men

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

Mideast Region -- Men

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

Midwest Region -- Men

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

New England Region -- Men

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

South/Southeast Region -- Men

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

West Region -- Men

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

2018 Week #7 - October 30th

Atlantic Region -- Women

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

Central Region -- Women

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

Great Lakes Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1hopeHOPE
MIAA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2calvinCALVIN
MIAA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3otterbeinOTTERBEIN
OAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4oberlinOBERLIN
NCAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE
UAA (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6allegheny-paALLEGHENY (PA.)
NCAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7baldwin-wallaceBALDWIN WALLACE
OAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8mount-unionMOUNT UNION
OAC (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9john-carrollJOHN CARROLL
OAC (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10manchesterMANCHESTER
HCAC (1)
 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)
4misericordiaMISERICORDIA
MAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5york-paYORK (PA.)
CAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY
MAC (2)
 NR
8swarthmoreSWARTHMORE
Centennial (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9messiahMESSIAH
MAC (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)
CCIW (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE
WIAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4chicagoCHICAGO
UAA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE
WIAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH
WIAC (3)
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8uw-stoutUW-STOUT
WIAC (4)
 NR
9uw-river-fallsUW-RIVER FALLS
WIAC (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10st-norbertST. NORBERT
MWC (1)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)

New England Region -- Women

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

South/Southeast Region -- Women

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

West Region -- Women

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

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