2019 NCAA DIII Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – We saw some intraregional battles in NCAA Division III Cross Country this past weekend, which shifted most recent Regional Rankings that were released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

This is just an appetizer of what will go down on Saturday, November 16, when each of the eight regions host their championships to decide which teams earn automatic bids to NCAAs.

Men’s Story

Atlantic Region

There was a slight change to the order of top-5 teams in the Atlantic Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

While SUNY Geneseo and RPI are still No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, Ithaca jumped four spots from No. 7 to No. 3 after a big performance this past weekend. The Bombers finished runner-up to the Knights at the Mike Woods Invitational and put their entire scoring lineup in the top-20.

Brockport dropped to fourth and St. Lawrence is now ranked fifth.

Central Region

There weren’t any changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Central Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

Wartburg and Carleton are still No. 1 and No. 2, while St. Olaf, St. Thomas (Minn.) and Luther come in at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Great Lakes Region

There was a slight change to the order of top-5 teams in the Great Lakes Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

While Calvin and Otterbein are still No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, Case Western Reserve and John Carroll swapped spots. The Spartans went from No. 4 to No. 3 after finishing fifth at the All-Ohio Cross Country Championships, while the Blue Streaks flipped from No. 3 to No. 4 after a 14th-place showing at the same meet.

DePauw remained at No. 5 for the second week in a row.

Mideast Region

There weren’t any changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Mideast Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

Carnegie Mellon and Johns Hopkins are still No. 1 and No. 2, while Haverford, Dickinson and Moravian sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Midwest Region

There weren’t any changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Midwest Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

North Central (Ill.) and Washington (Mo.) are still No. 1 and No. 2, while UW-La Crosse, UChicago and UW-Stevens Point come in at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

New England Region

What you see in the results from the Purple Valley Classic is what you get in the New England Region in Week 3 – at least when it comes to a number of the top-5 teams.

Williams remains the top-ranked squad after dominating the proceedings. The Ephs put six runners in the top-15 (1-3-7-9-11 scored) and were led by individual champion Aidan Ryan.

MIT finished runner-up to Williams and held onto its No. 2 ranking. The Engineers had a strong front-running ground as their top-3 runners finishing fourth, fifth and sixth within eight seconds of each other.

Bates is still No. 3 following an idle week, while Middlebury and Amherst flipped spots based on results at the Purple Valley Classic. The Panthers finished fourth overall with 145 points, beating the fifth-place Mammoths by 17 points.

South/Southeast Region

There was no change to the order of the top-5 teams in the South/Southeast Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

Emory and Berea (Ky.) still sit No. 1 and No. 2, while Washington and Lee, Lynchburg and Olgethorpe round out the top-5 at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

West Region

There was no change to the order of top-5 teams in the West Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer still sit No. 1 and No. 2, while UC Santa Cruz, Occidental and Redlands round out the top-5 at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Women’s Story

Atlantic Region

There were some slight changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Atlantic Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

SUNY Geneseo and RPI still sit No. 1 and No. 2, but RIT jumped one spot from No. 4 to No. 3 after a strong effort at the Mike Woods Invitational, which was won by the Knights.  Rochester (N.Y.) finished a close third behind SUNY Geneseo and RIT, which is why that program sits at No. 4 this week and Vassar, which was idle after winning the team title at the Fred Pavlich Invitational last week, moved up from No. 6 to No. 5.

Central Region

There was a slight change to the order of the top-5 teams in the Central Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

Carleton is still No. 1, but St. Thomas (Minn.) jumped Wartburg into the No. 2 spot. The Tommies were the top-finishing NCAA DIII team in the Maroon Race at the Roy Griak Invitational this past weekend.

The aforementioned Knights come in at No. 3, while St. Olaf and Gustavus Adolphus sit No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Great Lakes Region

There was a slight change to the order of the top-5 teams in the Great Lakes Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

Oberlin and Hope sit No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, but Case Western Reserve leapfrogged Baldwin Wallace into the No. 3 spot. The Spartans finished ninth at the All-Ohio Cross Country Championships, while the Yellowjackets ended up one spot behind them in 10th.

John Carroll comes in at No. 5 for the fourth week in a row.

Mideast Region

There weren’t any changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Mideast Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

Johns Hopkins and Dickinson still sit No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, while Carnegie Mellon, Messiah and Swarthmore come in at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Midwest Region

There weren’t any changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Midwest Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

UChicago and Washington (Mo.) still sit No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, while UW-La Crosse, UW-Eau Claire and Elmhurst come in at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

New England Region

What you see in the results from the Purple Valley Classic is what you get in the New England Region in Week 3 – at least when it comes to the top-3 teams.

Tufts came through with a big win this past weekend, putting three runners in the top-7 of the 6K race. The Jumbos were led by National Athlete of the Week Sabrina Gornisiewicz and Danielle Page, who finished first and second individually, respectively.

Williams finished a close runner-up behind Tufts and is ranked second. The Ephs were led this past weekend by freshman Eva Borton, who finished third overall.

MIT took third behind Tufts and Williams and sits No. 3, while Middlebury and Wesleyan (Conn.) are No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

South/Southeast Region

There weren’t any changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the South/Southeast Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

Washington and Lee and Centre still sit No. 1 and No. 2, while Emory, Rhodes and Trinity (Texas) come in at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

West Region

There were some slight changes the order of the top-5 teams in the West Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

Pomona-Pitzer and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps swapped spots at the top of the index for the third time this season. There was a head-to-head matchup between the two teams this past weekend at the Masters University Invitational and the Sagehens earned the 73-76 victory. The Athenas had the better 1-5 spread between the two teams – 30 seconds to 58 seconds.

UC Santa Cruz continues to hold down the No. 3 spot, while Occidental and new No. 5 Whitman round out the top-5.

NCAA Division III
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
1suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2rpiRPI
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3ithacaITHACA
Liberty League
 ▲4
(LW: 7)
4brockportBROCKPORT
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6tcnjTCNJ
NJAC
 NR
7suny-oneontaSUNY ONEONTA
SUNYAC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8ritRIT
Liberty League
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)
UAA
 ▼6
(LW: 3)
10rowanROWAN
NJAC
 ▼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)
5lutherLUTHER
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6lorasLORAS
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8simpson-iowaSIMPSON (IOWA)
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9saint-johns-minnSAINT JOHN'S (MINN.)
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Great Lakes Region -- Men

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

Mideast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4dickinsonDICKINSON
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5moravianMORAVIAN
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7messiahMESSIAH
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8stevensonSTEVENSON
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9gettysburgGETTYSBURG
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10swarthmoreSWARTHMORE
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
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8uw-whitewaterUW-WHITEWATER
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10msoeMSOE
NACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

New England Region -- Men

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

South/Southeast Region -- Men

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

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2pomona-pitzerPOMONA-PITZER
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
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)
8lewis-clarkLEWIS & CLARK
NWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9george-foxGEORGE FOX
NWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10caltechCALTECH
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
NCAA Division III
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
1suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2rpiRPI
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3ritRIT
Liberty League
 ▲2
(LW: 5)
4rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)
UAA
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5vassarVASSAR
Liberty League
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6ithacaITHACA
Liberty League
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE
Liberty League
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8nyuNYU
UAA
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9suny-new-paltzSUNY NEW PALTZ
SUNYAC
 NR
10clarksonCLARKSON
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1carletonCARLETON
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2st-thomas-minnST. THOMAS (MINN.)
MIAC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3wartburgWARTBURG
American Rivers
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4st-olafST. OLAF
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6lorasLORAS
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7lutherLUTHER
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8concordia-moorheadCONCORDIA MOORHEAD
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9nebraska-wesleyanNEBRASKA WESLEYAN
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Great Lakes Region -- Women

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

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
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5swarthmoreSWARTHMORE
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY
MAC
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9eastern-paEASTERN (PA.)
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10moravianMORAVIAN
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Midwest Region -- Women

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

New England Region -- Women

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

South/Southeast Region -- Women

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

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1pomona-pitzerPOMONA-PITZER
SCIAC
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
SCIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3uc-santa-cruzUC SANTA CRUZ
ACAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4occidentalOCCIDENTAL
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5whitmanWHITMAN
NWC
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6caltechCALTECH
SCIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7whitworthWHITWORTH
NWC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8redlandsREDLANDS
SCIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9george-foxGEORGE FOX
NWC
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10lewis-clarkLEWIS & CLARK
NWC
 NR

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
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Aug. 30: Earliest Contest
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MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 28: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 10/1Wed 10/2
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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.)
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Sat 11/23
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