NCAA DI Cross Country Rating Index – 2018 Post-Regionals Update
The following is the post-conference championships ranking for the National Cross Country Rating Index in NCAA Division I.
A new product we are excited to share: team-by-team resumes. This PDF is massive (PSA: Don’t press print).
Over 1,000 pages that show each team’s matchups for the year listing traditional scoring as well as the calculated “dual-meet” score. The number on the far right, in bold, is the AVC score for the matchup with that opponent, which is a combination of the opponent’s Team Potential Index (TPI) plus or minus the “win-share” margin.
(NOTE: We’re already looking to the future. Next year’s rating will also include additional components that will account for margin-of-victory or defeat. Using the average CCRI individual “gap scores” for the top-five scoring athletes, by team, by meet, a dominant win over a lower-ranked team will be worth more than what is currently scored. For example, if a team has an average “gap score” per athlete of 1200 and the defeat a team with average gap score of 900, an additional 300 points will be added to that matchup in addition to the current-maximum 400 points earned for a 15-50 dual-meet victory.)
All of the season’s meets for a team are listed, but, if the meeting doesn’t count for the “AVC Index”, it will be denoted as a “non-varsity” team. The number of “varsity” runners in each race, by opponent, is listed to the right of an opponent’s CCRI national ranking, which is in parentheses.
The final ranking is slated to be released after the NCAA Championships on Wednesday, November 21.