2021 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – We’re less than one month away from Regional Championships Saturday!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings for Week 5 of the 2021 season! With the promise of an action-packed weekend coming up, many of the top teams took a breather this past weekend, meaning few changes across the board.

Remember that Regional Championships Saturday is set for 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 Colby, No. 4 WPI and No. 5 Tufts. Four of those top-5 programs: MIT, Bates, WPI and Tufts will compete this weekend at the Connecticut College Invitational.

Great Lakes Region

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

John Carroll and Otterbein remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Case Western Reserve, No. 4 Calvin and No. 5 DePauw. All five of these top-5 programs will be in action this weekend between the Augustana Invitational (Calvin, DePauw and Otterbein) and the Oberlin Inter Regional Rumble (JCU and Case Western Reserve).

Metro Region

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

Haverford and Rowan remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 TCNJ, No. 4 Ramapo and No. 5 DeSales. Four of those top-5 programs will compete at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle this weekend: Haverford, Ramapo, Rowan and TCNJ.

Mid-Atlantic Region

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

Johns Hopkins and Carnegie Mellon remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Dickinson, No. 4 Messiah and No. 5 Lebanon Valley. Two of these top-5 teams will compete at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle this weekend: Dickinson and Johns Hopkins.

Mideast Region

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

Williams and RPI remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Middlebury, No. 4 Amherst and No. 5 Connecticut College. All five of these top-5 programs will compete at the Connecticut College Invitational this weekend.

Midwest Region

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

Wartburg and Washington (Mo.) remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 North Central (Ill.), No. 4 UChicago and No. 5 Loras. Three of these top-5 programs will compete at the Augustana Invitational this weekend: North Central (Ill.), UChicago and Wartburg.

Niagara Region

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

SUNY Geneseo and NYU remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Hamilton, No. 4 Rochester (N.Y.) and No. 5 Ithaca. Both NYU and Hamilton raced this past weekend with the former running as a strong pack at the Mets Cross Country Championships and the latter capturing victory at the Hamilton Invitational by 35 points.

North Region

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

UW-Whitewater and UW-La Crosse remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Carleton, No. 4 UW-Oshkosh and No. 5 St. Olaf. Look for some great intra-regional competition this weekend at the Oberlin Inter Regional Rumble and the Drew/Neubauer Invitational.

South Region

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

Emory and Lynchburg remained No. 1 and No. 2, followed by No. 3 Christopher Newport, No. 4 Berry and No. 5 Washington and Lee. You’ll see some great intra-regional racing this weekend at two different meets: Emory and Berry will compete against each other at the Berry Invitational; Lynchburg, CNU and Washington and Lee duel at the Rowan Border Battle.

West Region

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

Pomona-Pitzer and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps remained No.1 and No. 2, followed by No. 3 UC Santa Cruz, No. 4 George Fox and No. 5 Occidental. The Stags ran roughshod to victory at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational this past weekend as they put their top-4 scorers in the top-10 and used a 25-second spread to win by 16 points over NCAA DII Azusa Pacific. Both Pomona-Pitzer and Occidental will compete at the Augustana Invitational this weekend, while George Fox makes a cross-country trip to compete at the Connecticut College Invitational.

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

2021 Week #5 - October 12th

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 -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1mitMIT
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2batesBATES
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3colbyCOLBY
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4wpiWPI
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5tuftsTUFTS
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6babsonBABSON
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7bowdoinBOWDOIN
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8brandeisBRANDEIS
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9suffolkSUFFOLK
CCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10southern-maineSOUTHERN MAINE
Little East
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Great Lakes Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1john-carrollJOHN CARROLL
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2otterbeinOTTERBEIN
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4calvinCALVIN
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5depauwDEPAUW
NCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6mount-unionMOUNT UNION
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7hopeHOPE
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8berea-kyBEREA (KY.)
USA South
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9franciscanFRANCISCAN
PAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Metro Region -- Men

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

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3dickinsonDICKINSON
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4messiahMESSIAH
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7gettysburgGETTYSBURG
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8marywoodMARYWOOD
AEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9salisburySALISBURY
CAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10scrantonSCRANTON
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Mideast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1williamsWILLIAMS
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2rpiRPI
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3middleburyMIDDLEBURY
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4amherstAMHERST
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5connecticut-collegeCONNECTICUT COLLEGE
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6vassarVASSAR
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7trinity-connTRINITY (CONN.)
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9wesleyan-connWESLEYAN (CONN.)
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10suny-plattsburghSUNY PLATTSBURGH
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wartburgWARTBURG
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4chicagoCHICAGO
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5lorasLORAS
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7lutherLUTHER
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8simpson-iowaSIMPSON (IOWA)
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9augustana-illAUGUSTANA (ILL.)
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10cornell-collegeCORNELL COLLEGE
MWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Niagara Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2nyuNYU
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3hamiltonHAMILTON
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5ithacaITHACA
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6ritRIT
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7nazarethNAZARETH
Empire 8
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8suny-cobleskillSUNY COBLESKILL
NEAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9suny-cortlandSUNY CORTLAND
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10suny-oneontaSUNY ONEONTA
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

North Region -- Men

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

South Region -- Men

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

West Region -- Men

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

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