2019 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Early season results haven’t altered the NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings too much. In fact, all of the teams who were ranked in the top-2 in the preseason index remained in place in Week 1 with minimal shifts otherwise.

Don’t expect that to continue, though.

The season is about to pick up as we just passed the first countable date for at-large consideration for the 2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on November 23 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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Great Lakes Region

Not much changed in the Great Lakes Region in Week 1.

Wisconsin and Notre Dame are still the favorites to earn the two automatic bids, just like they were in the preseason.

Michigan and Indiana were tied in the preseason at No. 3, but the former pushed ahead slightly and took sole possession of that spot. The Wolverines looked strong in a season-opening meet as they won 27-82 over in-state rival Eastern Michigan.

Purdue rounds out the top-5 at No. 5.

Mid-Atlantic Region

Nothing changed in the Mid-Atlantic Region in Week 1.

Princeton and Villanova are still the favorites to earn the two automatic bids, just like they were in the preseason.

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out by Georgetown, Penn and Temple.

Midwest Region

Nothing changed in the Midwest Region in Week 1.

Iowa State and Oklahoma State are still the favorites to earn the two automatic bids, just like they were in the preseason.

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out by Tulsa, Minnesota and Bradley.

Mountain Region

Nothing changed in the Mountain Region in Week 1.

Northern Arizona and BYU continue to headline the chart. The Lumberjacks had a tough test against one of Japan’s top collegiate teams at the season-opening George Kyte Invitational, while the Cougars rolled to an easy win at the BYU Autumn Classic.

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out by Colorado, Colorado State and Wyoming.

Northeast Region

There was a small change in the Northeast Region in Week 1.

Syracuse and Iona still sit No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, but Harvard moved up one spot to No. 3, dropping Army West Point to No. 4. This is only the third time in the past 10 years that the Crimson, who opened things up at the Fordham Fiasco/Ed Joyce Memorial two weeks ago, has been ranked in the top-3 of the region.

Dartmouth rounds out the top-5 at No. 5.

South Region

There was a small change in the South Region in Week 1.

Ole Miss and Florida State still sit No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, but Middle Tennessee State moved up one spot to No. 3, which dropped Alabama down to No. 4. The Blue Raiders won the Commodore Classic this past weekend and beat GL #4 Indiana 52-59.

Georgia Tech held steady at No. 5.

South Central Region

Nothing changed in the South Central Region in Week 1.

Arkansas and Texas are still No. 1 and No. 2 in the region and favored to earn automatic bids, just like they were in the preseason.

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out by Texas A&M, Rice and North Texas.

Southeast Region

Nothing changed in the Southeast Region in Week 1.

NC State and Virginia are still the favorites to earn automatic bids come November. The Wolfpack has yet to open up, while the Cavaliers won their Cavalier Classic this past weekend by a score of 29-37 over SE #7 Duke. (To wit: Virginia recently named Vin Lananna, an 11-time NCAA-title winning coach, its new Director of Track & Field and Cross Country)

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out by Eastern Kentucky, Virginia Tech and Furman.

West Region

Nothing changed in the West Region in Week 1.

Washington and Portland are still the favorites to earn automatic bids come November. The Huskies open up the season this weekend at the Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown, while the Pilots have two meets under their belt at the Linfield Harrier Classic and the Viking Rust Buster.

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out by Oregon, Stanford and UCLA.

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

2019 Week #1 - September 16th

About this Product
The USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Coaches’ 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 a rank-order of squad potential. Only USTFCCCA member programs are eligible to receive a ranking. Teams with provisional status within the region may be ranked.

Great Lakes Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wisconsinWISCONSIN
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2notre-dameNOTRE DAME
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3michiganMICHIGAN
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4indianaINDIANA
Big Ten
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5purduePURDUE
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7butlerBUTLER
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)
Mid-American
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9ohio-stateOHIO STATE
Big Ten
 ▲3
(LW: 12)
10daytonDAYTON
Atlantic 10
 NR
11eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN
Mid-American
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12akronAKRON
Mid-American
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13cincinnatiCINCINNATI
American
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14oaklandOAKLAND
Horizon
 NR
15bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN
Mid-American
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1princetonPRINCETON
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2villanovaVILLANOVA
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3georgetownGEORGETOWN
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4pennPENN
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5templeTEMPLE
American
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6penn-statePENN STATE
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7la-salleLA SALLE
Atlantic 10
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8navyNAVY
Patriot
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10saint-josephsSAINT JOSEPH'S
Atlantic 10
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11duquesneDUQUESNE
Atlantic 10
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13monmouthMONMOUTH
Metro Atlantic
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14mount-st-marysMOUNT ST. MARY'S
Northeast
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15lehighLEHIGH
Patriot
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1iowa-stateIOWA STATE
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3tulsaTULSA
American
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4minnesotaMINNESOTA
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6iowaIOWA
Big Ten
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7kansasKANSAS
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9nebraskaNEBRASKA
Big Ten
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10missouriMISSOURI
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11drakeDRAKE
Missouri Valley
 ▲2
(LW: 13)
12eastern-illinoisEASTERN ILLINOIS
OVC
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Summit League
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14illinois-stateILLINOIS STATE
Missouri Valley
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15loyola-chicagoLOYOLA-CHICAGO
Missouri Valley
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Mountain Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2byuBYU
WCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3coloradoCOLORADO
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5wyomingWYOMING
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6air-forceAIR FORCE
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8utah-stateUTAH STATE
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9weber-stateWEBER STATE
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10new-mexicoNEW MEXICO
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11montana-stateMONTANA STATE
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12idaho-stateIDAHO STATE
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13northern-coloradoNORTHERN COLORADO
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14utah-valleyUTAH VALLEY
WAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15montanaMONTANA
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Northeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1syracuseSYRACUSE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2ionaIONA
Metro Atlantic
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3harvardHARVARD
Ivy League
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT
Patriot
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5dartmouthDARTMOUTH
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6stony-brookSTONY BROOK
America East
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7columbiaCOLUMBIA
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8brownBROWN
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9umass-lowellUMASS LOWELL
America East
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10buffaloBUFFALO
Mid-American
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11providencePROVIDENCE
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY
Patriot
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13northeasternNORTHEASTERN
Colonial
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14vermontVERMONT
America East
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15yaleYALE
Ivy League
 NR

South Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1ole-missOLE MISS
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE
Conference USA
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4alabamaALABAMA
SEC
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7belmontBELMONT
OVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8floridaFLORIDA
SEC
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA
Atlantic Sun
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10etsuETSU
SoCon
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11samfordSAMFORD
SoCon
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12lipscombLIPSCOMB
Atlantic Sun
 ▲3
(LW: 15)
13georgiaGEORGIA
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA
Sun Belt
 NR

South Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texasTEXAS
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4riceRICE
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5north-texasNORTH TEXAS
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON
Sun Belt
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7lamarLAMAR
Southland
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9houstonHOUSTON
American
 ▲2
(LW: 11)
10texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt
 ▲5
(LW: 15)
11baylorBAYLOR
Big 12
 NR
12utrgvUTRGV
WAC
 ▼6
(LW: 6)
13central-arkansasCENTRAL ARKANSAS
Southland
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southland
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15lsuLSU
SEC
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

Southeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1nc-stateNC STATE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2virginiaVIRGINIA
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY
OVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5furmanFURMAN
SoCon
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6dukeDUKE
ACC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7wake-forestWAKE FOREST
ACC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8charlotteCHARLOTTE
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9louisvilleLOUISVILLE
ACC
 ▲5
(LW: 14)
10north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA
ACC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11william-and-maryWILLIAM AND MARY
Colonial
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12charleston-southernCHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Big South
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13campbellCAMPBELL
Big South
 NR
14libertyLIBERTY
Atlantic Sun
 ▼2
(LW: 12)
15kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2portlandPORTLAND
WCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3oregonOREGON
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5uclaUCLA
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7gonzagaGONZAGA
WCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8cal-polyCAL POLY
Big West
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC
 ▲5
(LW: 15)
11idahoIDAHO
Big Sky
 NR
12arizona-stateARIZONA STATE
Pac-12
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13loyola-marymountLOYOLA MARYMOUNT
WCC
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA
Big West
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15uc-davisUC DAVIS
Big West
 NR

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' PollNational CCRI KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/26
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/27
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Aug. 30: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/17
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 13: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Mon 9/23
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/24
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/30
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/1
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/7
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/8
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 19: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/21
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/22
Wed 10/23
Oct. 31-Nov. 3: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 11/4
Tue 11/5
Wed 11/6
Nov. 15: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/18
Sun 11/17
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Terre Haute, Ind.)
FINAL ResultsFri 11/15
Sat 11/23
Mon 11/25
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