2019 NCAA DIII Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Even though it’s early in the season, we’re beginning to see some movement in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Regional Rankings.

The most recent installment, which was released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), saw a number of alterations in both the men’s and women’s in a number of the eight regions.

Men’s Story

Atlantic Region

There was one notable change in the top-5 of the Atlantic Region in Week 1.

Rochester (N.Y.) jumped seven spots from No. 10 to No. 3 and took up residence behind No. 1 SUNY Geneseo and No. 2 RPI. The Yellowjackets, who own their best regional rank since they were third in 2013, placed third at their own Yellowjacket Invitational this weekend behind NCAA DI Cornell and the regional-leading Knights.

The top-5 is rounded out by No. 4 Brockport and No. 5 SUNY Oneonta.

Central Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the Central Region in Week 1.

Wartburg and Carleton are still projected to earn the region’s automatic bids in November, while St. Olaf, St. Thomas (Minn.) and Loras sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Great Lakes Region

There were a few changes to the top-5 of the Great Lakes Region in Week 1.

Calvin and Otterbein remained No. 1 and No. 2, but John Carroll jumped two spots from No. 5 to No. 3. This is the first time that the Blue Streaks have been ranked in the top-3 of the region since 2017 and they can thank a close third-place finish at the Calvin Knight Invitational two weeks ago for getting them back to that spot.

The top-5 is rounded out by Case Western Reserve and Trine.

Mideast Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the Mideast Region in Week 1.

Carnegie Mellon and Johns Hopkins are still projected to earn automatic bids, while Haverford, Elizabethtown and Dickinson sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5.

Midwest Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the Midwest Region in Week 1.

North Central (Ill.) and Washington (Mo.) are still projected to earn automatic bids, while UW-La Crosse, U of Chicago and UW-Stevens Point sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

New England Region

There was a small change to the top-5 of the New England Region in Week 1.

Williams and Bates are still projected to earn automatic bids, but Bates swapped spots with Amherst. The Bobcats are now No. 3 and recently romped to a victory at their own Super XC Shootout at Pineland Farms when they put five runners in the top-6.

Amherst and Middlebury rounded out the top-5 at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

South/Southeast Region

There were a few changes to the top-5 of the South/Southeast Region in Week 1.

Emory is the new No. 1 after recently winning the team title over NCAA Division I Auburn at the JSU Struts Cross Country Season Opener and then finishing second at the UTC Twilight Cross Country Meet. This is the first time that the Eagles have been No. 1 regionally since 2016.

Berea (Ky.) dropped to No. 2 and is followed by third-ranked Washington and Lee, now fourth-ranked Rhodes and now fifth-ranked Lynchburg.

West Region

There was a minor shakeup at the top of the West Region in Week 1.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps took over the No. 1 spot from Pomona-Pitzer based on recent results. The Stags finished a close third at the season-opening Biola Invitational and then placed fifth at the UCR Invitational this past weekend, topping the former No. 1 Sagehens.

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out by UC-Santa Cruz, Occidental and Redlands.

Women’s Story

Atlantic Region

There was one notable change to the top-5 of the Atlantic Region.

SUNY Geneseo, RPI, Rochester (N.Y.) and TCNJ all sit No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, but RIT soared from being unranked to No. 5 after its performance this past weekend. The Tigers finished fourth at the Yellowjacket Invitational and put four runners in the top-25.

Central Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the Central Region in Week 1.

No. 1 Carleton, No. 2 Wartburg, No. 3 St. Thomas (Minn.), No. 4 St. Olaf and No. 5 Gustavus Adolphus all sit in the same order that they did in the preseason.

Great Lakes Region

There were a few minor changes to the top-5 of the Great Lakes Region in Week 1.

Oberlin took over the top spot, usurping Baldwin Wallace after a strong effort two weeks ago at the Calvin Knight Invitational. The Yeowomen finished second behind NCAA Division II Hillsdale at the meet as they put three runners in the top-25 and were led by Oona Jung-Beeman who finished 10th overall.

Case Western Reserve jumped five spots from No. 9 to No. 4. The Spartans ran well at the season-opening Calvin Knight Invitational as well as the Allegheny Classic this past weekend.

Mideast Region

There was a minor change to the top-5 of the Mideast Region.

Johns Hopkins and Dickinson are still No. 1 and No. 2, while Carnegie Mellon sits No. 3.

Messiah and Haverford swapped spots as the former is now ranked No. 4 and the latter is now ranked No. 5.

Midwest Region

There was a minor change to the top-5 of the Midwest Region in Week 1.

U of Chicago moved into the No. 2 spot behind the region-leading Bears from Washington (Mo.). The Maroons recently finished runner-up to NCAA Division I Butler at the Vic Godfrey Open and their top-3 athletes all finished within three seconds of each other.

The top-5 is rounded out by No. 3 UW-Eau Claire, No. 4 UW-La Crosse and No. 5 St. Norbert.

New England Region

There were no changes to the top-5 of the New England Region in Week 1.

Williams and MIT are still projected to earn automatic bids come November, while Tufts, Middelbury and Wesleyan (Conn.) round out the top-5.

South/Southeast Region

There was one notable change to the top-5 of the South/Southeast Region in Week 1.

Washington & Lee moved into the No. 2 spot behind top-ranked Emory after a few weeks of competition. The Generals most recently won the Roanoke Invitational/ODAC Preview thanks to putting all five scorers in the top-15. This is just the third time in the past seven years that W&L has been ranked in the top-2 of the region.

Centre dropped to No. 3, while Trinity (Texas) and Berry came in at No. 4 and No. 5.

West Region

There were some notable changes to the top-5 of the West Region in Week 1.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps took over the top spot from Pomona-Pitzer after a strong effort at the UCR Invitational this past weekend. The Athenas ran well as a pack to finish sixth behind five NCAA Division I programs. CMS’ top-5 athletes went 32-43-45-47-53 in the team scoring.

Elsewhere, Whitworth jumped six spots from No. 10 to No. 4 following its performance at the Cougar Classic hosted by Washington State. The Pirates saw their entire top-7 finish within two minutes of each other and within nine spots in the team scoring.

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

2019 Week #1 - September 17th

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.

Atlantic Region -- Men

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

Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wartburgWARTBURG
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2carletonCARLETON
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3st-olafST. OLAF
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4st-thomas-minnST. THOMAS (MINN.)
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5lorasLORAS
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6lutherLUTHER
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8simpson-iowaSIMPSON (IOWA)
American Rivers
 NR
9st-scholasticaST. SCHOLASTICA
UMAC
 NR
10saint-johns-minnSAINT JOHN'S (MINN.)
MIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

Great Lakes Region -- Men

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

Mideast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5dickinsonDICKINSON
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6messiahMESSIAH
MAC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7stevensonSTEVENSON
MAC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8juniataJUNIATA
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9widenerWIDENER
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10gettysburgGETTYSBURG
Centennial
 NR

Midwest Region -- Men

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

New England Region -- Men

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

South/Southeast Region -- Men

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

West Region -- Men

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

2019 Week #1 - September 17th

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.

Atlantic Region -- Women

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

Central Region -- Women

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

Great Lakes Region -- Women

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

Mideast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dickinsonDICKINSON
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4messiahMESSIAH
MAC
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY
MAC
 ▲3
(LW: 10)
8swarthmoreSWARTHMORE
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9eastern-paEASTERN (PA.)
MAC
 NR
10misericordiaMISERICORDIA
MAC
 ▼4
(LW: 6)

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2chicagoCHICAGO
UAA
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE
WIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5st-norbertST. NORBERT
MWC
 NR
6elmhurstELMHURST
CCIW
 ▲4
(LW: 10)
7uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT
WIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH
WIAC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9carroll-wisCARROLL (WIS.)
CCIW
 NR
10north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW
 ▼2
(LW: 8)

New England Region -- Women

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

South/Southeast Region -- Women

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

West Region -- Women

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

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/27Wed 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Aug. 30: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/17Wed 9/18
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 9/24Wed 9/25
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 28: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 10/1Wed 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/8Wed 10/9
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/15Wed 10/16
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/22
Wed 10/23
Nov. 2-3: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/5
Wed 11/6
Nov. 16: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/19
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Louisville, Ky.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/16
Sat 11/23
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