2020 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – We are less than two weeks out from the 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on March 15 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Remember: the NCAA DI Cross Country Championships will be back on LIVE TELEVISION for the first time since 2009 thanks to a joint effort of the USTFCCCA and ESPN. The meet will be on ESPNU and the ESPN App.

Here is the third edition of the Women’s Regional Rankings.

Great Lakes Region

There weren’t any changes to the order of the top-5 programs in the Great Lakes Region.

Michigan State and Michigan are in a tie for No. 1, followed by No. 3 Indiana, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Wisconsin.

Mid-Atlantic Region

There were no changes to the order of the top-5 in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

No. 1 Georgetown cemented its spot after winning the Spider Patriot Classic in a tiebreaker with UConn. The Hoyas placed three in the top-7, led by Sami Corman‘s first place finish.

No. 2 West Virginia continued to be chased by No. 3 Villanova, No. 4 Penn State and No. 5 Temple.

Midwest Region

There were no changes made to the top-5 of the Midwest Region.

No. 1 Minnesota remained the top team, followed by No. 2 Illinois, No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 4 Iowa State and No. 5 Tulsa. The Cowboys recently earned a 18-37 win over the Hurricane at the OSU Winter Open.

Mountain Region

The Mountain Region’s top-5 evolved since the last set of regional rankings.

The new No. 1 is New Mexico. The Lobos opened up their season at the Battle Born Collegiate Challenge with 60-85 victory over Stanford. Adva Cohen paced New Mexico with her sixth place finish, with the remaining four scorers finishing 10-12-15-17.

BYU fell to No. 2 with the jump by New Mexico. The Cougars won the team title at the West Coast Conference with 28 points. BYU placed it’s five scoring runners in the top-11, led by a 2-3 finish by Aubrey Frentheway and Anna Camp, respectively.

Northern Arizona improved to No. 3 following two strong outings on the grass circuit. The Lumberjacks recently won the team title at the Big Sky Conference Championships with 27 points. NAU also notched a third place finish at the Battle Born Collegiate Challenge, beating No. 4 Colorado by two points, 100-102.

No. 5 Colorado State improved by three spots after finishing seventh at Battle Born. Lily Tomasula-Martin was the top finisher for the Rams with a ninth place finish.

Northeast Region

There were a few changes to the order of the top-5 programs in the Northeast Region.

UConn is the new No. 1 team in the region following a four spot improvement from No. 5. The Huskies tied Georgetown at the Spider Patriot Cross Classic with 42 points, eventually finishing second after a tiebreaker. UConn was paced by Randi Burr’s fourth place finished as the Huskies had four of their scoring runners in the top-10.

With UConn’s rise, Boston College dropped to No. 2, followed by No. 3 Syracuse, No. 4 Providence and No. 5 Iona. The Gaels placed third at the Spider Patriot Classic.

South Region

No changes occurred to the order of the top-5 teams in the South Region.

Alabama and Georgia Tech remain at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Florida State, No. 4 Ole Miss and No. 5 Tennessee.

South Central Region

There weren’t any changes to the order of the South Central Region’s top-5.

Arkansas remains at No. 1, followed by No. 2 Texas, No. 3 LSU, No. 4 Baylor and No. 5 Arkansas State.

Southeast Region

There were no changes to the top-5’s order in the Southeast Region.

NC State remained at No. 1, followed by No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Furman, No. 4 UNC and No. 5 Liberty.

West Region

There were some changes to the top-5 in the West Region.

Stanford remained at No. 1 after bolstering its spot with a second place finish at Battle Born. The Cardinal were highlighted by Ella Donaghu taking home top honors in Las Vegas.

Boise State is the new No. 2 after a fourth place showing at Battle Born, finishing behind New Mexico, Stanford and Northern Arizona. Tyler Beling and Olivia Johnson were the Broncos top finishers, completing the 6k circuit in fourth and seventh, respectively.

Portland improved to No. 3 in the region after finishing runner-up to BYU at the West Coast Conference Championships. Anna Pataki won the individual title to lead the Pilots, with Victoria Weir (No. 6) and Stella Gillman (No. 8) rounding out the representation for Portland in the top-10.

No. 4 Washington and No. 5 San Francisco remained steady to round out the top-5: The Huskies finished sixth in the team standings at Battle Born; The Dons placed third at the West Coast Conference Championships behind BYU and Portland.

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

2020 Week #6 - March 2nd

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

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

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

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1minnesotaMINNESOTA
Big Ten (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE
Big 12 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4iowa-stateIOWA STATE
Big 12 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5tulsaTULSA
American (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6northern-illinoisNORTHERN ILLINOIS
Mid-American (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7missouriMISSOURI
SEC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8wichita-stateWICHITA STATE
American (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9loyola-chicagoLOYOLA-CHICAGO
Missouri Valley (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11kansas-stateKANSAS STATE
Big 12 (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12northwesternNORTHWESTERN
Big Ten (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13nebraskaNEBRASKA
Big Ten (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14kansasKANSAS
Big 12 (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15eastern-illinoisEASTERN ILLINOIS
OVC (3)
 NR

Mountain Region -- Women

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

Northeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1connecticutCONNECTICUT
Big East (2)
 ▲4
(LW: 5)
2boston-collegeBOSTON COLLEGE
ACC (9)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3syracuseSYRACUSE
ACC (8)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4providencePROVIDENCE
Big East (3)
 ▼3
(LW: 1)
5ionaIONA
Metro Atlantic (1)
 ▼3
(LW: 2)
6umass-lowellUMASS LOWELL
America East (1)
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7maristMARIST
Metro Atlantic (5)
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8binghamtonBINGHAMTON
America East (5)
 NR
9boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY
Patriot (1)
 ▼3
(LW: 6)
10new-hampshireNEW HAMPSHIRE
America East (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT
Patriot (2)
 ▼4
(LW: 7)
12quinnipiacQUINNIPIAC
Metro Atlantic (3)
 NR
13stony-brookSTONY BROOK
America East (4)
 NR
14central-connecticut-stateCENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE
Northeast (1)
 NR
15albanyALBANY
America East (6)
 NR

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1alabamaALABAMA
SEC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4ole-missOLE MISS
SEC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE
Conference USA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8georgiaGEORGIA
SEC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9floridaFLORIDA
SEC (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE
SEC (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11lipscombLIPSCOMB
ASUN (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12auburnAUBURN
SEC (12)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13southern-missSOUTHERN MISS
Conference USA (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA
Sun Belt (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15uabUAB
Conference USA (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

South Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texasTEXAS
Big 12 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3lsuLSU
SEC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4baylorBAYLOR
Big 12 (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE
Sun Belt (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON
Sun Belt (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC (13)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8riceRICE
Conference USA (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9central-arkansasCENTRAL ARKANSAS
Southland (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10abilene-christianABILENE CHRISTIAN
Southland (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southland (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13new-orleansNEW ORLEANS
Southland (4)
 NR
14little-rockLITTLE ROCK
Sun Belt (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15north-texasNORTH TEXAS
Conference USA (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Southeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1nc-stateNC STATE
ACC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dukeDUKE
ACC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3furmanFURMAN
SoCon (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA
ACC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5libertyLIBERTY
ASUN (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7elonELON
Colonial (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8virginiaVIRGINIA
ACC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9wake-forestWAKE FOREST
ACC (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH
ACC (11)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11george-masonGEORGE MASON
Atlantic 10 (4)
 NR
12campbellCAMPBELL
Big South
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13high-pointHIGH POINT
Big South (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14richmondRICHMOND
Atlantic 10 (7)
 NR
15charlotteCHARLOTTE
Conference USA (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3portlandPORTLAND
WCC (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12 (3)
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
5san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO
WCC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6oregon-stateOREGON STATE
Pac-12 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7oregonOREGON
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9uclaUCLA
Pac-12 (10)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10gonzagaGONZAGA
WCC (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 11)
11washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12 (5)
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12idahoIDAHO
Big Sky (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13arizonaARIZONA
Pac-12 (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14portland-statePORTLAND STATE
Big Sky (6)
 NR
15san-diegoSAN DIEGO
WCC (5)
 NR

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2020 Rankings & Polls Calendar
COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts
The NCAA Division I National Championsips have been rescheduled to be held on March 15, 2021.
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
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Fri 3/5
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FINAL ResultsMon 3/15
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