2019 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – There is one new No. 1 team in the newest NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings that were released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Otherwise, it was another slow week as there was minimal shifting in the ranks due to minimal intraregional racing.

SEE MORE: NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings

Great Lakes Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the Great Lakes Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

No. 1 Wisconsin and No. 2 Notre Dame are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Michigan, Indiana and Purdue sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Mid-Atlantic Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the Mid-Atlantic Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

No. 1 Princeton and No. 2 Villanova are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Temple, Penn and Navy sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Midwest Region

There was a slight change among the top-5 teams of the Midwest Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

No. 1 Iowa State and No. 2 Oklahoma State are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs and Tulsa remained at No. 3, but Bradley jumped to No. 4 and Iowa comes in at No. 5.

Both the Braves and Hawkeyes didn’t compete this past weekend, but looked strong their last time out. Bradley won the Bradley Intercollegiate going away, while Iowa rolled to a team title at the Greeno/Dirksen Invitational.

Mountain Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the Mountain Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

No. 1 Northern Arizona and No. 2 BYU are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Colorado, Colorado State and Wyoming sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Northeast Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the Northeast Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

No. 1 Syracuse and No. 2 Iona are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Army West Point, Stony Brook and Harvard sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

South Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the South Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

No. 1 Ole Miss and No. 2 Middle Tennessee are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Florida State, Alabama and Belmont sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

South Central Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 team of the South Central Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

No. 1 Arkansas and No. 2 Texas are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Texas A&M, Rice and North Texas sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Southeast Region

There were a few changes among the top-5 teams of the Southeast Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

Virginia leapfrogged NC State into the No. 1 spot after its win at the Panorama Farms Invitational. The Cavaliers rolled to a 35-82 victory over Michigan State and put its entire scoring lineup in the top-10.

The Wolfpack dropped to No. 2 ahead of No. 3 Eastern Kentucky and No. 4 Virginia Tech, while Duke jumped Furman into the No. 5 spot. The Blue Devils cruised to the team title at the Roy Griak Invitational this past weekend, scoring the second fewest points in the past 15 years.

West Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the West Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

Washington and Portland remain at No. 1 and No. 2, while Stanford, Oregon and UCLA sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. The Ducks and the Bruins went head to head at the Bill Dellinger Invitational this past weekend with the former coming out on top and winning the team title.

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

2019 Week #3 - September 30th

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
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5purduePURDUE
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7butlerBUTLER
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8ohio-stateOHIO STATE
Big Ten
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)
Mid-American
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN
Mid-American
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11cincinnatiCINCINNATI
American
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12daytonDAYTON
Atlantic 10
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13akronAKRON
Mid-American
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14oaklandOAKLAND
Horizon
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN
Mid-American
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1princetonPRINCETON
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2villanovaVILLANOVA
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3georgetownGEORGETOWN
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4templeTEMPLE
American
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5navyNAVY
Patriot
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6pennPENN
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7penn-statePENN STATE
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8la-salleLA SALLE
Atlantic 10
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10saint-josephsSAINT JOSEPH'S
Atlantic 10
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12george-washingtonGEORGE WASHINGTON
Atlantic 10
 ◀▶
(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)
4bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5iowaIOWA
Big Ten
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6kansasKANSAS
Big 12
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7missouriMISSOURI
SEC
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8minnesotaMINNESOTA
Big Ten
 ▼4
(LW: 4)
9illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10wichita-stateWICHITA STATE
American
 ▲3
(LW: 13)
11south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Summit League
 ▲4
(LW: 15)
12kansas-stateKANSAS STATE
Big 12
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13nebraskaNEBRASKA
Big Ten
 ▼2
(LW: 11)
14drakeDRAKE
Missouri Valley
 ▼2
(LW: 12)
15loyola-chicagoLOYOLA-CHICAGO
Missouri Valley
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

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)
6southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH
Big Sky
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7air-forceAIR FORCE
Mountain West
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
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)
12utepUTEP
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13idaho-stateIDAHO STATE
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14northern-coloradoNORTHERN COLORADO
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15utah-valleyUTAH VALLEY
WAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Northeast Region -- Men

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

South Region -- Men

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

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
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7lamarLAMAR
Southland
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8houstonHOUSTON
American
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11baylorBAYLOR
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12utrgvUTRGV
WAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13central-arkansasCENTRAL ARKANSAS
Southland
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southland
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15lsuLSU
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Southeast Region -- Men

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

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2portlandPORTLAND
WCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4oregonOREGON
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
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA
Big West
 ▲3
(LW: 14)
12idahoIDAHO
Big Sky
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13arizona-stateARIZONA STATE
Pac-12
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14californiaCALIFORNIA
Pac-12
 NR
15santa-claraSANTA CLARA
WCC
 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
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Tue 10/1
MEN | WOMEN
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MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/8
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Oct. 19: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/21
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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