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

NEW ORLEANS – There were a few big changes to the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings between the Preseason and Week 1.

Those can be seen here in the most recent installment of rankings, which were released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA).

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MEN’S REGIONAL RANKINGS

GREAT LAKES REGION

There was some slight shifting among the top-5 teams in the Great Lakes Region.

Michigan and Wisconsin traded places from the preseason rankings. The Wolverines, who are now No. 1, took over the top spot thanks to their effort at the Michigan Open a few weeks ago when they were led by freshman Ericka VanderLende.

The next two teams also flip-flopped positions. Michigan State moved up one spot to No. 3 after winning the Spartan Invitational, while Notre Dame dropped one spt to No. 4.

Ohio State held steady at No. 5 to round out the top teams after the Buckeyes placed second to Ole Miss at the Commodore Classic.

MID-ATLANTIC REGION

The top-two teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region stayed the same with No. 1 Penn State and No. 2 Princeton filling those spots.

Villanova remained at the No. 3 spot and will open up their season this weekend at the Main Line Invitational.

No. 4 Georgetown jumped into the top-5 after a winning the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational over regional leader Penn State.

No. 5 Penn dropped two spots down from the preseason poll to round out the top teams.

MIDWEST REGION

There was no change in the top teams in the Midwest as No. 1 Iowa State and No. 2 Oklahoma State kept their positions.

The top-5 is rounded out by No. 3 Minnesota, No. 4 Illinois, and No. 5 Northwestern.

Of the five teams, Northwestern was the only team to compete and placed fifth at the Illinois State Invite.

MOUNTAIN REGION

The top spot in the Mountain region now belongs to BYU after jumping up two spots from their No. 3 preseason ranking. The Cougars romped to victory at the Big Wave Invitational to begin the season and recently won the BYU Autumn Classic by four points over Weber State.

Colorado stayed steady at No. 2, while No. 3 Air Force moved up two spots from their preseason ranking.

No. 4 Northern Arizona and No. 5 Southern Utah broke into the top-5 for the first time this season.

NORTHEAST REGION

There was no change in the Northeast region.

Columbia remained No. 1, followed by No. 2 Dartmouth.

No. 3 Boston College, No. 4 Iona, and No. 5 Syracuse all remained in their positions as the top teams in the region.

SOUTH REGION

The South had no movement in their top-5 teams.

Ole Miss comes in ranked No. 1 after winning the Commodore Classic.

No. 2 Florida State held steady after a strong effort a few weeks ago at the Covered Bridge Open.

No. 3 belongs to Georgia Tech, while No. 4 is Florida and No. 5 is Vanderbilt.

SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

There was slight movement in the bottom half of the South Central Region.

No. 1 Arkansas and No. 2 Texas kept their positions as the top team in the region. The Longhorns picked up consecutive wins to open the season at the Bear Twilight and Texas Invitational.

Texas A&M remained at No. 3 after winning their home invitational.

The top-5 saw changes in the fourth and fifth positions as both teams are making their top-five season debut. No. 4 Houston won the Rice Invitational and No. 5 Baylor placed second at the Texas A&M Invite.

SOUTHEAST REGION

Like other regions, there was no change in the top teams.

No. 1 NC State remained in the driver’s seat and will open up their season at the Adidas XC Challenge on Friday, September 20.

No. 2 Furman won its fourth-straight Eye Opener Invitational and posted a perfect score.

The next three positions belong to No. 3 Duke, No. 4 Wake Forest, and No. 5 Virginia Tech to round out the region’s top-5.

WEST REGION

The No. 1 ranking in the West remains with Washington.

Oregon jumped two spots and is slotted at No. 2. The Ducks dominated the proceedings at the season-opening Ash Creek Festival, where they scored just 16 points.

Boise State and Stanford both dropped one spot to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Oregon State improves one spot and sits at No. 5 to round out the region.

NCAA Division I
Women'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 -- Women

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

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1penn-statePENN STATE
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2princetonPRINCETON
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3villanovaVILLANOVA
Big East
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4georgetownGEORGETOWN
Big East
 ▲3
(LW: 7)
5pennPENN
Ivy League
 ▼2
(LW: 3)
6west-virginiaWEST VIRGINIA
Big 12
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7templeTEMPLE
American
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9lehighLEHIGH
Patriot
 ▲4
(LW: 13)
10marylandMARYLAND
Big Ten
 ▲5
(LW: 15)
11la-salleLA SALLE
Atlantic 10
 ▼3
(LW: 8)
12delawareDELAWARE
Colonial
 NR
13george-washingtonGEORGE WASHINGTON
Atlantic 10
 ▼4
(LW: 9)
14bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15rutgersRUTGERS
Big Ten
 ▼4
(LW: 11)

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1iowa-stateIOWA STATE
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3minnesotaMINNESOTA
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5northwesternNORTHWESTERN
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6missouriMISSOURI
SEC
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7wichita-stateWICHITA STATE
American
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8tulsaTULSA
American
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9iowaIOWA
Big Ten
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA
Summit League
 ▲2
(LW: 12)
11bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley
 ▼2
(LW: 9)
12northern-illinoisNORTHERN ILLINOIS
Mid-American
 ▲2
(LW: 14)
13loyola-chicagoLOYOLA-CHICAGO
Missouri Valley
 ▲2
(LW: 15)
14nebraskaNEBRASKA
Big Ten
 ▼3
(LW: 11)
15kansasKANSAS
Big 12
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

Mountain Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1byuBYU
WCC
 ▲2
(LW: 3)
2coloradoCOLORADO
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3air-forceAIR FORCE
Mountain West
 ▲2
(LW: 5)
4northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA
Big Sky
 ▲2
(LW: 6)
5southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH
Big Sky
 ▲5
(LW: 10)
6colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE
Mountain West
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7weber-stateWEBER STATE
Big Sky
 ▲5
(LW: 12)
8new-mexicoNEW MEXICO
Mountain West
 ▼7
(LW: 1)
9utah-valleyUTAH VALLEY
WAC
 ▲5
(LW: 14)
10utepUTEP
Conference USA
 ▼3
(LW: 7)
11utah-stateUTAH STATE
Mountain West
 ▼3
(LW: 8)
12utahUTAH
Pac-12
 ▼8
(LW: 4)
13wyomingWYOMING
Mountain West
 NR
14nevadaNEVADA
Mountain West
 ▼3
(LW: 11)
15new-mexico-stateNEW MEXICO STATE
WAC
 NR

Northeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1columbiaCOLUMBIA
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dartmouthDARTMOUTH
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3boston-collegeBOSTON COLLEGE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4ionaIONA
Metro Atlantic
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5syracuseSYRACUSE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6brownBROWN
Ivy League
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7yaleYALE
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8harvardHARVARD
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9providencePROVIDENCE
Big East
 ▼3
(LW: 6)
10maristMARIST
Metro Atlantic
 ▲1
(LW: 11)
11cornellCORNELL
Ivy League
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12holy-crossHOLY CROSS
Patriot
 NR
13new-hampshireNEW HAMPSHIRE
America East
 ▲2
(LW: 15)
14boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY
Patriot
 NR
15vermontVERMONT
America East
 NR

South Region -- Women

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

South Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texasTEXAS
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4houstonHOUSTON
American
 ▲5
(LW: 9)
5baylorBAYLOR
Big 12
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southland
 ▲6
(LW: 12)
7riceRICE
Conference USA
 ▼3
(LW: 4)
8incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD
Southland
 ▲7
(LW: 15)
9texas-am-corpus-christiTEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
Southland
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10smuSMU
American
 ▼3
(LW: 7)
11texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt
 ▼6
(LW: 5)
12utrgvUTRGV
WAC
 ▼4
(LW: 8)
13ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON
Sun Belt
 NR
14lamarLAMAR
Southland
 NR
15mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

Southeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1nc-stateNC STATE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2furmanFURMAN
SoCon
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3dukeDUKE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4wake-forestWAKE FOREST
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA
ACC
 ▲4
(LW: 10)
7virginiaVIRGINIA
ACC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8richmondRICHMOND
Atlantic 10
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY
OVC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11clemsonCLEMSON
ACC
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12libertyLIBERTY
Atlantic Sun
 ▲1
(LW: 13)
13east-carolinaEAST CAROLINA
American
 NR
14louisvilleLOUISVILLE
ACC
 ▼3
(LW: 11)
15high-pointHIGH POINT
Big South
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2oregonOREGON
Pac-12
 ▲2
(LW: 4)
3boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5oregon-stateOREGON STATE
Pac-12
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6uclaUCLA
Pac-12
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8cal-polyCAL POLY
Big West
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9uc-davisUC DAVIS
Big West
 NR
10californiaCALIFORNIA
Pac-12
 ▲4
(LW: 14)
11san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO
WCC
 ▼2
(LW: 9)
12portlandPORTLAND
WCC
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13san-jose-stateSAN JOSE STATE
Mountain West
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15gonzagaGONZAGA
WCC
 NR

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Tue 10/22
Wed 10/23
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Week 6Mon 11/4
Tue 11/5
Wed 11/6
Nov. 15: NCAA Regionals
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Sat 11/23
Mon 11/25
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