2020 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – Here are the final NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings of the 2020 season, released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Don’t forget: The 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships are Monday, March 15 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The action will be live on ESPNU and through the ESPN app starting at 12:30 pm ET.

NCAA Division I — Women's Cross Country
This Week's Regional-Leading Teams
Michigan State
Michigan
Georgetown
Minnesota
BYU
Connecticut
Alabama
Arkansas
NC State
Stanford
GREAT LAKES
Michigan State
GREAT LAKES
Michigan
MID-ATLANTIC
Georgetown
MIDWEST
Minnesota
MOUNTAIN
BYU
NORTHEAST
Connecticut
SOUTH
Alabama
SOUTH CENTRAL
Arkansas
SOUTHEAST
NC State
WEST
Stanford
Cross Country Polls & 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 was one change to the order of the top-5 in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Georgetown stayed at No. 1 after squeaking out the team title at the BIG EAST Championships. West Virginia, Villanova and Penn State stayed at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Atlantic 10 champion Duqunese climbed eight spots to No. 5.

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.

Mountain Region

The Mountain Region’s top-5 had a few changes since the last set of regional rankings.

BYU is back to No. 1 and bumped Mountain West champion New Mexico back to No. 2. No. 3 Northern Arizona, No. 4 Colorado and No. 5 Colorado State remained unchanged. 

Northeast Region

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

BIG EAST runner-up UConn stayed at No. 1, while BIG EAST third-place team Providence jumped two spots to No. 2.

Syracuse and MAAC champions Iona remained at No. 3 and No. 5, respectively. The Friars shift knocked No. 4 Boston College down two spots.

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 were no 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 two changes to the top-5 in the West Region.

Pac-12 champion Stanford and Mountain West runner-up Boise State stayed at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Washington climbed one spot to No. 3 after a third-place finish in the Pac-12. Portland fell to No. 4, while San Francisco stayed at No. 5.

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

2020 Week #7 - March 9th

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)
6notre-dameNOTRE DAME
ACC (6)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7butlerBUTLER
Big East (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8purduePURDUE
Big Ten (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9toledoTOLEDO
Mid-American (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
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)
5duquesneDUQUESNE
Atlantic 10 (1)
 ▲8
(LW: 13)
6george-washingtonGEORGE WASHINGTON
Atlantic 10 (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot (3)
 ▲4
(LW: 11)
8templeTEMPLE
American (4)
 ▼3
(LW: 5)
9la-salleLA SALLE
Atlantic 10 (6)
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10lafayetteLAFAYETTE
Patriot (4)
 ▲5
(LW: 15)
11delawareDELAWARE
Colonial (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 9)
12americanAMERICAN
Patriot (5)
 NR
13lehighLEHIGH
Patriot (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC (14)
 ▼4
(LW: 10)
15monmouthMONMOUTH
Metro Atlantic (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)
6loyola-chicagoLOYOLA-CHICAGO
Missouri Valley (1)
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7northern-illinoisNORTHERN ILLINOIS
Mid-American (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8missouriMISSOURI
SEC (7)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9wichita-stateWICHITA STATE
American (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10kansas-stateKANSAS STATE
Big 12 (5)
 ▲1
(LW: 11)
11northwesternNORTHWESTERN
Big Ten (7)
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley (2)
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13nebraskaNEBRASKA
Big Ten (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Summit League (1)
 NR
15kansasKANSAS
Big 12 (7)
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

Mountain Region -- Women

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

Northeast Region -- Women

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

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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10abilene-christianABILENE CHRISTIAN
Southland (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southland (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13new-orleansNEW ORLEANS
Southland (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
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)
10virginia-stateVIRGINIA STATE
CIAA (Central Intercollegiate)
 NR
11george-masonGEORGE MASON
Atlantic 10 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12high-pointHIGH POINT
Big South (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 13)
13campbellCAMPBELL
Big South
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14charlotteCHARLOTTE
Conference USA (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15james-madisonJAMES MADISON
Colonial (3)
 NR

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12 (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4portlandPORTLAND
WCC (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO
WCC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6oregon-stateOREGON STATE
Pac-12 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12 (5)
 ▲4
(LW: 11)
8california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9gonzagaGONZAGA
WCC (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10idahoIDAHO
Big Sky (5)
 ▲2
(LW: 12)
11californiaCALIFORNIA
Pac-12 (7)
 NR
12arizonaARIZONA
Pac-12 (8)
 ▲1
(LW: 13)
13portland-statePORTLAND STATE
Big Sky (6)
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14san-diegoSAN DIEGO
WCC (5)
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15st-marys-califST. MARY'S (CALIF.)
WCC (6)
 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
Week 1Tue 10/27
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 11/3
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 11/24
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 2/2
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 2/3
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 2/16
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 2/17
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 3/2
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 3/3
MEN | WOMEN
Week 7Tue 3/9
MEN | WOMEN
Fri 3/5
MEN | WOMEN
March 5, 2021: Final day of regular season
FINAL ResultsMon 3/15
MEN | WOMEN
March 15, 2021: NCAA DI Championship (Stillwater, Okla.)
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