2021 NCAA DIII Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Business is about to pick up!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings for Week 3 of the 2021 season. Only three of the nine regions saw changes in their respective top-5, but that just means it’s the calm before a storm of activity this upcoming weekend.

Regional Championships Saturday is set for Saturday, November 13!

East Region

There were no changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the East Region.

MIT and Bates remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Tufts, No. 4 WPI and No. 5 Brandeis. There was some great intraregional racing this past weekend, as MIT, Tufts and WPI all competed at the Purple Valley Classic, with the Cambridge-based Engineers posting the best overall finish (second). The Bobcats didn’t race, but head to the Maine State Championship this upcoming weekend to face Colby and Bowdoin, among others.

Great Lakes Region

There were no changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Great Lakes Region.

Calvin and Hope remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 John Carroll, No. 4 Case Western Reserve and No. 5 Allegheny (Pa.). None of those top-5 teams raced this past weekend, but will be out in full force this upcoming weekend: the Knights and the Flying Dutch will both compete at the Live in the Lou Classic; the Blue Streaks and the Gators will both compete at the Paul Short Run; the Spartans will compete at the Mike Woods Invitational.

Metro Region

There was a small change to the order of the top-5 teams in the Metro Region.

Haverford and Swarthmore remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 TCNJ, but Stockton leapfrogged both Moravian and Ursinus into the No. 4 spot, which dropped them down to No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. The Ospreys ran well at the NJAIAW Championships this past weekend, winning the team title with 48 points and putting three runners in the top-10.

Mid-Atlantic Region

There were a few changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Johns Hopkins and Dickinson remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Carnegie Mellon, but Misericordia and Franklin & Marshall both leapfrogged Elizabethtown, which moved them up to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. The Cougars and the Blue Jays went head-to-head at the Dickinson Long/Short Invitational with the former finishing sixth and the latter placing eighth in the combined scoring.

Mideast Region

There was a small change to the order of the top-5 teams in the Mideast Region.

Williams and Amherst remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Middlebury and No. 4 RPI, but St. Lawrence leapfrogged Wesleyan (Conn.) into the No. 5 spot. Both the Ephs and the Panthers competed at the Purple Valley Classic this past weekend with the former taking home the team title with 54 points. The Engineers captured top honors at the Saratoga Invitational, while the Saints won the Richard C. Hoffman Invitational with just 20 points.

Midwest Region

There were no changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Midwest Region.

Wartburg and UChicago remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Washington (Mo.), No. 4 Loras and No. 5 Elmhurst. None of those top-5 teams competed this past weekend, but are rested up for an exciting weekend coming up: the Knights and the Bears will face each other at the Dan Huston Invitational; the Blue Jays, Duhawks and Maroons will all face each other at the Brissman Lundeen Invitational.

Niagara Region

There were no changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Niagara Region.

SUNY Geneseo and RIT remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Rochester (N.Y.), No. 4 Ithaca and No. 5 St. John Fisher. The Knights picked up a convincing victory at the Harry F. Anderson Invitational and topped the Yellowjackets in the process. Four of those top-5 teams will compete at the Mike Woods Invitational: SUNY Geneseo (host), RIT, Rochester (N.Y.) and Ithaca.

North Region

There were no changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the North Region.

UW-La Crosse and Carleton remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 UW-Eau Claire, No. 4 St. Olaf and No. 5 Gustavus Adolphus. Both the Knights and the Golden Gusties competed at the Running of the Cows with the former romping to the team title, thanks to putting all seven runners in the top-10. Look for both the Blugold and the Oles to compete at the Blugold Invitational this upcoming weekend, while the Eagles travel to the Live in the Lou Classic.

South Region

There was a small change to the order of the top-5 teams in the South Region.

Emory and Lynchburg remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Washington and Lee and No. 4 Rhodes, but Mary Washington jumped to No. 5. The Hornets fared well at the Queen City Invitational this past weekend, while the Generals and the Eagles fought hard at the Dickinson Long/Short Invitational and Hornet Harrier Invitational, respectively.

West Region

There were no changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the West Region.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 George Fox, No. 4 UC Santa Cruz, No. 5 Colorado College. Three of those top-5 teams competed this past weekend, with only the Sagehens using their top-7 runners. Pomona-Pitzer, who finished fourth out of 14 teams at the NCAA DII-centric Cougar Challenge, saw Katie Cline and Genevieve DiBari place second and third overall, respectively.

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USTFCCCA Regional Coaches' Rankings

2021 Week #3 - September 28th

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.

East Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1mitMIT
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2batesBATES
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3tuftsTUFTS
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4wpiWPI
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5brandeisBRANDEIS
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6colbyCOLBY
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7wellesleyWELLESLEY
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8bowdoinBOWDOIN
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9wheaton-massWHEATON (MASS.)
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10colby-sawyerCOLBY-SAWYER
GNAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Great Lakes Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1calvinCALVIN
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2hopeHOPE
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3john-carrollJOHN CARROLL
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5allegheny-paALLEGHENY (PA.)
NCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6trineTRINE
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7otterbeinOTTERBEIN
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9mount-unionMOUNT UNION
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10kenyonKENYON
NCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Metro Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2swarthmoreSWARTHMORE
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3tcnjTCNJ
NJAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4moravianMORAVIAN
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5stocktonSTOCKTON
NJAC
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6ursinusURSINUS
Centennial
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7muhlenbergMUHLENBERG
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8widenerWIDENER
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9rowanROWAN
NJAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10ramapoRAMAPO
NJAC
 NR

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dickinsonDICKINSON
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4misericordiaMISERICORDIA
MAC
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5franklin-marshallFRANKLIN & MARSHALL
Centennial
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7messiahMESSIAH
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY
MAC
 NR
9scrantonSCRANTON
Landmark
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10susquehannaSUSQUEHANNA
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Mideast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1williamsWILLIAMS
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2amherstAMHERST
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3middleburyMIDDLEBURY
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4rpiRPI
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE
Liberty League
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6wesleyan-connWESLEYAN (CONN.)
NESCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7connecticut-collegeCONNECTICUT COLLEGE
NESCAC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8smithSMITH
NEWMAC
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9mount-holyokeMOUNT HOLYOKE
NEWMAC
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10coast-guardCOAST GUARD
NEWMAC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wartburgWARTBURG
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2chicagoCHICAGO
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4lorasLORAS
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5elmhurstELMHURST
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6illinois-wesleyanILLINOIS WESLEYAN
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)
American Rivers
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9lutherLUTHER
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Niagara Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2ritRIT
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4ithacaITHACA
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5st-john-fisherST. JOHN FISHER
Empire 8
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6nyuNYU
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7hamiltonHAMILTON
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8nazarethNAZARETH
Empire 8
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9suny-cortlandSUNY CORTLAND
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10brockportBROCKPORT
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

North Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2carletonCARLETON
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4st-olafST. OLAF
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7saint-benedictSAINT BENEDICT
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8uw-stoutUW-STOUT
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9lawrenceLAWRENCE
MWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1emoryEMORY
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2lynchburgLYNCHBURG
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4rhodesRHODES
SAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5mary-washingtonMARY WASHINGTON
CAC
 ▲3
(LW: 8)
6southern-virginiaSOUTHERN VIRGINIA
USA South
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
CAC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8catholic-d-cCATHOLIC (D.C.)
Landmark
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9berryBERRY
SAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2pomona-pitzerPOMONA-PITZER
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3george-foxGEORGE FOX
NWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4uc-santa-cruzUC SANTA CRUZ
C2C
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5colorado-collegeCOLORADO COLLEGE
SCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)
SCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7pacific-orePACIFIC (ORE.)
NWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8redlands-califREDLANDS (CALIF.)
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9lewis-clarkLEWIS & CLARK
NWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10caltechCALTECH
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

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Wed 11/17
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