2019 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – This weekend of meets really shook up this week’s edition of the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday. 

There are four new No. 1 teams and numerous changes in the top-5 as the season begins to pick up.

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

GREAT LAKES REGION

There were no changes in the Great Lakes Region between Week 3 and Week 4.

No. 1 Michigan and No. 2 Wisconsin are favored to receive automatic bids into NCAAs, while Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State sit at No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5, respectively.

MID-ATLANTIC REGION

There were some changes in the Mid-Atlantic between Week 3 and Week 4.

Following a strong showing at the Paul Short Run, Penn is the new No. 1 team after moving up five spots for their highest ranking in program history. The Quakers placed third in the gold section of the Paul Short Run at Lehigh University.

Georgetown moved up two spots to sit at No. 2 this week following their fifth place team finish at Paul Short.

Because of the Hoyas’ rise in the rankings, Princeton moved down one spot to No. 3, while West Virginia placed third at the Chile Pepper Festival behind Arkansas and Texas (No. 2 and receiving votes in the national polls, respectively) to earn the No. 4 spot. No. 5 Penn State rounds out the top teams.

MIDWEST REGION

The top-5 in the Midwest are familiar faces, but with new positions from Week 3 to Week 4.

The new No. 1 team is Minnesota following their ninth place finish at the Joe Piane Invitational and topping Ole Miss (No. 14 nationally), and No. 2 Illinois moved up one spot from a week ago.

Iowa State comes in at No. 3, while Oklahoma State and Missouri round out the top-5 at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

MOUNTAIN REGION

The Joe Piane Invitational created some major changes in the Mountain region from Week 3 to Week 4.

While No. 1 BYU remained at the top, Utah moved up 12 spots to No. 2. The Utes had an incredible showing at Joe Piane to take home the team title, pulling off the upset to defeat Colorado and New Mexico, the top two teams in the national standings. This is the Utes highest ranking in program history.

No. 3 Colorado placed second at Joe Piane, while No. 4 New Mexico placed seventh and moved up five spots. The Lobos are back in the top-5 since the preseason after being off from racing in September.

No. 5 Air Force fell two spots to round out the top teams.

NORTHEAST REGION

There was a little change in the Northeast from Week 3 to Week 4.

Syracuse remained as the No. 1 team in the region, followed by Columbia, who is the new No. 2 this week after jumping over No. 3 Boston College.

Harvard and Yale remained at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, to round out the top-5 teams in the Northeast.

SOUTH REGION

The South saw some adjustments from Week 3 to Week 4.

Florida State and Ole Miss traded places from a week ago and sit at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, and continue to remain as the favorites to receive automatic NCAA bids.

Tennessee moved into the top-5 for the first time this season to come in at No. 3 this week. The Lady Vols moved up six spots following a fourth place finish at the Paul Short Run.

Tennessee’s rise bumped No. 4 Georgia Tech and No. 5 Vanderbilt back one spot each from a week ago.

SOUTH CENTRAL

There was little change in the South Central from Week 3 to Week 4.

No. 1 Arkansas and No. 2 Texas are favored to receive automatic bids to NCAAs, while No. 3 Texas A&M and No. 4 Houston stayed put.

Going from not ranked to No. 5 is Arkansas State for the program’s first-ever top-5 regional appearance. The Red Wolves placed ninth in a strong field at the Chile Pepper Festival and beat numerous regional teams.

SOUTHEAST REGION

The Southeast remained the same between Week 3 and Week 4.

No. 1 NC State and No. 2 Furman remain to be the favorites to receive automatic bids to the NCAA Championships, while Virginia Tech, Duke, and Wake Forest remained at No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5, respectively.

WEST REGION

There was no change in the West between Week 3 and Week 4.

No. 1 Stanford and No. 2 Washington remain as the favorites to receive automatic bids into NCAAs, while No. 3 Boise State, No. 4 Oregon, and No. 5 Oregon State round out the top teams in the region.

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

2019 Week #4 - October 7th

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

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

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

Midwest Region -- Women

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

Mountain Region -- Women

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

Northeast Region -- Women

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

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2ole-missOLE MISS
SEC
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC
 ▲6
(LW: 9)
4georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6floridaFLORIDA
SEC
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8georgiaGEORGIA
SEC
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9alabamaALABAMA
SEC
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10lipscombLIPSCOMB
Atlantic Sun
 ▲1
(LW: 11)
11auburnAUBURN
SEC
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12southern-missSOUTHERN MISS
Conference USA
 ▼4
(LW: 8)
13north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA
Atlantic Sun
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA
Sun Belt
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE
SEC
 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
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE
Sun Belt
 NR
6baylorBAYLOR
Big 12
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7riceRICE
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8lsuLSU
SEC
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southland
 ▼3
(LW: 6)
10mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11abilene-christianABILENE CHRISTIAN
Southland
 NR
12utrgvUTRGV
WAC
 ▲2
(LW: 14)
13ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON
Sun Belt
 ▲2
(LW: 15)
14texas-am-corpus-christiTEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
Southland
 ▼3
(LW: 11)
15smuSMU
American
 ▼3
(LW: 12)

Southeast Region -- Women

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

West Region -- Women

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

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2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
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Tue 8/27
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Week 1Mon 9/16
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Tue 9/17
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Sep. 13: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Mon 9/23
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Tue 9/24
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Tue 10/1
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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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