2019 NCAA DII Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Shifts have begun to take place in the regional rankings, per this week’s edition of the NCAA Division II Cross Country Regional Rankings that were released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday.

There is one new No. 1 team, while other programs are starting to shake up the next four spots in the region following their climb.

MEN

ATLANTIC REGION

There was not much shifting in the Atlantic Region from Week 2 to Week 3.

No. 1 Charleston (W.V.), No. 2 Edinboro, and No. 3 Lock Haven all stayed put, while Davis & Elkins and Concord swap places from a week ago to sit at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. This is the Senator’s highest ranking in program history.

CENTRAL REGION

The Central Region saw some changes from Week 2 to Week 3.

No. 1 Missouri Southern and No. 2 Augustana (S.D.) remained as the top two teams.

Northwest Missouri continues to climb, as they jump up to No. 3 for their highest regional ranking since 2017 when they were ranked third in the preseason.

Sioux Falls dropped to No. 4, while No. 5 MSU Moorhead makes it back in the top-5 since the preseason edition following a perfect score at the Wayne State Invitational.

EAST REGION

The East had several changes from Week 2 to Week 3.

While Southern CT State University continued to hold onto the No. 1 spot, No 2-4 all traded spots for the second consecutive week.

American International College moved up two spots into No. 2 as the Yellow Jackets won the team title at the Ted Owen Invitational. Roberts Wesleyen and Stonehill fell one spot each to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.

No. 5 Franklin Pierce climb back into the top-5 during the regular season for the first time since 2016.

MIDWEST REGION

The Midwest saw no changes in their top-5 from Week 2 to Week 3.

No. 1 Grand Valley State, No. 2 Southern Indiana, and No. 3 Michigan Tech remain the favorites to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while No. 4 Walsh and No. 5 Saginaw Valley round out the region.

SOUTH REGION

There was only one change in the South from Week 2 to Week 3.

Lee (Tenn.), Alabama-Huntsville, Embry-Riddle (Fla.) and Saint Leo all stayed at No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 respectively.

Florida Southern made it back into the top-5 since the preseason following their fifth place effort in the Maroon section at the Roy Griak Invitational.

SOUTH CENTRAL REGION

There were no changes in the South Central Region for the third consecutive week.

Colorado School of Mines (No. 1), Western Colorado (No. 2), and Adams State (No. 3) are favored to receive automatic bids into NCAAs, while UC-Colorado Springs (No. 4) and West Texas A&M (No. 5) round out the top teams.

SOUTHEAST REGION

There was also no movement in the Southeast from last week’s standings.

Queens (N.C.), Mount Olive, and Augusta are still favored to make NCAAs with automatic bids. UNC Pembroke and Wingate round out the top teams at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

WEST REGION

There were significant jumps in the West from Week 2 to Week 3.

Chico State remains as the No. 1 team in the region.

UC San Diego jumped up three spots from last week to come in as No. 2 for their highest placement in program history. The Triton men placed third behind Chico State at the Capital Cross Challenge.

Cal State San Marcos remained at No. 3, while Cal Poly Pomona climbed five spots to come in at No. 4 to match their preseason ranking. No. 5 belongs to Stanislaus State, who is making their first top-5 appearance in program history.

WOMEN

ATLANTIC

There were no changes in the Atlantic Region from Week 2 to Week 3.

No. 1 Davis & Elkins, No. 2 Edinboro, and No. 3 Seton Hill are still favored to receive the three automatic bids to NCAAs, while West Chester and Lock Haven remain at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

CENTRAL

There is a new top dog in the Central region.

Augustana (S.D.) took control of the No. 1 spot after a commanding win over No. 2 U-Mary in the Maroon section of the Roy Griak Invitational. The Vikings are back on top for the first time since 2014.

Missouri Southern, Oklahoma Baptist, and Pittsburg State remained at No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5, respectively for the second consecutive week.

EAST

There were a few changes in the East from Week 2 to Week 3.

Roberts Wesleyan and Stonehill sit at No. 1 and No. 2 for the fourth consecutive week.

Adelphi jumps up three spots to come in at. With the move by the Panthers, Southern New Hampshire and St. Anselm round out the top-5 at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

MIDWEST

There were a few changes in the Midwest Region from a week ago.

No. 1 Grand Valley State continues to have a tight grasp on the top spot, with Hillsdale coming in at No. 2.

Walsh and Southern Indiana traded places from a week ago to sit at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. No. 5 Wayne State (Mich.) rounds out the region.

SOUTH

Two teams traded spots in the South from Week 2 to Week 3.

No. 1 Lee (Tenn.), No. 2 Tampa, and No. 3 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) are the favored teams to earn automatic bids to NCAAs.

The two teams to swap places are No. 4 Florida Southern and No. 5 Union to round out the top teams in the region.

SOUTH CENTRAL

There was little movement in the South Central region from a week ago.

No. 1 Adams State remained steady at the top of the rankings, while No. 2 Colorado School of Mines moved ahead of No. 3 Western Colorado following the Orediggers’ win at Capital Cross.

No. 4 UC-Colorado Springs and No. 5 Dallas Baptist stayed steady to round out the top teams.

SOUTHEAST

The Southeast Region saw some movement from Week 2 to Week 3.

Queens (N.C.) continues to hold onto the No. 1 spot in the region.

No. 2 Wingate, No. 3 Flagler, and No. 4 North Georgia each moved up one spot from their previous ranking a week ago, while Lenior-Rhyne comes in at No. 5 for their first top-5 appearance since 2014 when they were ranked fourth in the preseason.

WEST

The West had some changes from Week 2 to Week 3.

Chico State remained the No. 1 team in the region. Seattle moved up a spot into No. 2 following a third place finish in the team standings at Capital Cross.

Cal State East Bay is ranked the top-5 for the first time in program history. The Pioneers climbed up five spots into the No. 3 position after finishing ahead of No. 4 Alaska Anchorage at Capital Cross. Western Washington come in at No. 5 to round out the top teams in the region.

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

2019 Week #3 - October 1st

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
1charleston-w-vaCHARLESTON (W.VA.)
Mountain East
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2edinboroEDINBORO
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3lock-havenLOCK HAVEN
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4davis-and-elkinsDAVIS AND ELKINS
Mountain East
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5concordCONCORD
Mountain East
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6indiana-paINDIANA (PA.)
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7shippensburgSHIPPENSBURG
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8kutztownKUTZTOWN
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9east-stroudsburgEAST STROUDSBURG
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10west-liberty-stateWEST LIBERTY STATE
Mountain East
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI
MIAA
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4sioux-fallsSIOUX FALLS
NSIC
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5msu-moorheadMSU MOORHEAD
NSIC
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE
MIAA
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10u-maryU-MARY
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

East Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2american-internationalAMERICAN INTERNATIONAL
Northeast-10
 ▲2
(LW: 4)
3roberts-wesleyanROBERTS WESLEYAN
ECC
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4stonehillSTONEHILL
Northeast-10
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5franklin-pierceFRANKLIN PIERCE
Northeast-10
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6southern-new-hampshireSOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Northeast-10
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7assumptionASSUMPTION
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8wilmington-delWILMINGTON (DEL.)
CACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9st-thomas-aquinasST. THOMAS AQUINAS
ECC
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10molloyMOLLOY
ECC
 NR

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southern-indianaSOUTHERN INDIANA
GLVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3michigan-techMICHIGAN TECH
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4walshWALSH
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6wayne-state-michWAYNE STATE (MICH.)
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7maloneMALONE
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8illinois-springfieldILLINOIS-SPRINGFIELD
GLVC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9cedarvilleCEDARVILLE
G-MAC
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10indianapolisINDIANAPOLIS
GLVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1lee-tennLEE (TENN.)
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3embry-riddle-flaEMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)
Sunshine
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4saint-leoSAINT LEO
Sunshine
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5florida-southernFLORIDA SOUTHERN
Sunshine
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6montevalloMONTEVALLO
GSC
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7union-tennUNION (TENN.)
GSC
 ▲3
(LW: 10)
8mississippi-collegeMISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
GSC
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9tampaTAMPA
Sunshine
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10auburn-montgomery-alaAUBURN MONTGOMERY (ALA.)
GSC
 NR

South Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3adams-stateADAMS STATE
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M
Lone Star
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6colorado-christianCOLORADO CHRISTIAN
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7fort-lewisFORT LEWIS
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8msu-denverMSU DENVER
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9lubbock-christianLUBBOCK CHRISTIAN
Lone Star
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10tarleton-stateTARLETON STATE
Lone Star
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Southeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2mount-oliveMOUNT OLIVE
Conference Carolinas
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3augustaAUGUSTA
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4unc-pembrokeUNC PEMBROKE
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5wingateWINGATE
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6flaglerFLAGLER
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7anderson-s-cANDERSON (S.C.)
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8catawbaCATAWBA
SAC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9lenoir-rhyneLENOIR-RHYNE
SAC
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10columbus-stateCOLUMBUS STATE
PBC
 NR

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1chico-stateCHICO STATE
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2uc-san-diegoUC SAN DIEGO
CCAA
 ▲3
(LW: 5)
3cal-state-san-marcosCAL STATE SAN MARCOS
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4cal-poly-pomonaCAL POLY POMONA
CCAA
 ▲5
(LW: 9)
5cal-state-stanislausCAL STATE STANISLAUS
CCAA
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6biola-califBIOLA (CALIF.)
PacWest
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7simon-fraserSIMON FRASER
GNAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8alaska-anchorageALASKA ANCHORAGE
GNAC
 ▼6
(LW: 2)
9western-washingtonWESTERN WASHINGTON
GNAC
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10humboldt-stateHUMBOLDT STATE
CCAA
 ▼2
(LW: 8)
NCAA Division II
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA Regional Coaches' Rankings

2019 Week #3 - October 1st

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
1davis-and-elkinsDAVIS AND ELKINS
Mountain East
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2edinboroEDINBORO
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3seton-hillSETON HILL
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4west-chesterWEST CHESTER
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5lock-havenLOCK HAVEN
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6shippensburgSHIPPENSBURG
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7slippery-rockSLIPPERY ROCK
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8bloomsburgBLOOMSBURG
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9mercyhurstMERCYHURST
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10kutztownKUTZTOWN
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)
NSIC
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2u-maryU-MARY
NSIC
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4oklahoma-baptistOKLAHOMA BAPTIST
GAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6east-central-oklaEAST CENTRAL (OKLA.)
GAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8minnesota-duluthMINNESOTA DULUTH
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10minot-stateMINOT STATE
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

East Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1roberts-wesleyanROBERTS WESLEYAN
ECC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2stonehillSTONEHILL
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3adelphiADELPHI
Northeast-10
 ▲3
(LW: 6)
4southern-new-hampshireSOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Northeast-10
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5saint-anselmSAINT ANSELM
Northeast-10
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6assumptionASSUMPTION
Northeast-10
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7bentleyBENTLEY
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT
Northeast-10
 NR
9new-havenNEW HAVEN
Northeast-10
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10franklin-pierceFRANKLIN PIERCE
Northeast-10
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2hillsdaleHILLSDALE
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3walshWALSH
G-MAC
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4southern-indianaSOUTHERN INDIANA
GLVC
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5wayne-state-michWAYNE STATE (MICH.)
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6michigan-techMICHIGAN TECH
GLIAC
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7cedarvilleCEDARVILLE
G-MAC
 NR
8maloneMALONE
G-MAC
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10indianapolisINDIANAPOLIS
GLVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1lee-tennLEE (TENN.)
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2tampaTAMPA
Sunshine
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3embry-riddle-flaEMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)
Sunshine
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4florida-southernFLORIDA SOUTHERN
Sunshine
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5union-tennUNION (TENN.)
GSC
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6mississippi-collegeMISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
GSC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7saint-leoSAINT LEO
Sunshine
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9montevalloMONTEVALLO
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10nova-southeasternNOVA SOUTHEASTERN
Sunshine
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1adams-stateADAMS STATE
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
RMAC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO
RMAC
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5dallas-baptistDALLAS BAPTIST
Lone Star
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6colorado-christianCOLORADO CHRISTIAN
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7msu-denverMSU DENVER
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8black-hills-stateBLACK HILLS STATE
RMAC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9csu-puebloCSU-PUEBLO
RMAC
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10lubbock-christianLUBBOCK CHRISTIAN
Lone Star
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Southeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2wingateWINGATE
SAC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3flaglerFLAGLER
PBC
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4north-georgiaNORTH GEORGIA
PBC
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5lenoir-rhyneLENOIR-RHYNE
SAC
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6augustaAUGUSTA
PBC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7anderson-s-cANDERSON (S.C.)
SAC
 ▼5
(LW: 2)
8unc-pembrokeUNC PEMBROKE
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9mount-oliveMOUNT OLIVE
Conference Carolinas
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10columbus-stateCOLUMBUS STATE
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1chico-stateCHICO STATE
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2seattle-pacificSEATTLE PACIFIC
GNAC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3cal-state-east-bayCAL STATE EAST BAY
CCAA
 ▲5
(LW: 8)
4alaska-anchorageALASKA ANCHORAGE
GNAC
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
5western-washingtonWESTERN WASHINGTON
GNAC
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6uc-san-diegoUC SAN DIEGO
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7cal-poly-pomonaCAL POLY POMONA
CCAA
 NR
8cal-state-stanislausCAL STATE STANISLAUS
CCAA
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9cal-state-san-marcosCAL STATE SAN MARCOS
CCAA
 ▼4
(LW: 5)
10simon-fraserSIMON FRASER
GNAC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Cross Country

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