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

NEW ORLEANS – Calm before the storm? Looks like it.

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings for Week 5 of the 2021 season. A slow weekend meant few changes, but a busy weekend will see a lot more changes as teams gear up for the fast-approaching postseason.

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 Tufts, No. 4 WPI and No. 5 Brandeis. Tufts sent a full roster to the NEICAAA Championships and finished 10th in a loaded field with NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II programs (Danielle Page led the way with a fourth place finish individually). Look out for some great intra-regional action this weekend as each of those top-5 teams head to the Connecticut College Invitational.

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 Allegheny (Pa.) and No. 5 Case Western Reserve. Look for two of these top-5 programs to compete at both the Augustana Invitational (Calvin and Hope) as well as the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble (Case Western Reserve and JCU).

Metro Region

There were no changes 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, No. 4 Ursinus and No. 5 Stockton. Look for a great intra-regional showdown between Haverford, Swarthmore, TCNJ and Ursinus at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle.

Mid-Atlantic Region

There were no 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 and No. 4 Misericordia and No. 5 Susquehanna. Three of these top-5 programs will compete at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle this weekend: Dickinson, Johns Hopkins and Misericordia.

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 jumped one spot to No. 5. While the Saints didn’t compete this past weekend, they impressed at the Mike Woods Invitational with a fifth-place finish. Look for a number of these top-5 programs to 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 UChicago, No. 4 Loras and No. 5 Elmhurst. Look for a scintillating top-5 matchup at the Augustana Invitational this weekend between No. 1 Wartburg, No. 2 WashU and No. 3 UChicago.

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.) and No. 4 Ithaca and No. 5 NYU. Look for a top-5 regional matchup this weekend as SUNY Geneseo, Rochester (N.Y.) and Ithaca all head to the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle.

North Region

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

UW-La Crosse and UW-Eau Claire remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Carleton, No. 4 St. Olaf and No. 5 Gustavus Adolphus. Look for a top-5 regional matchup this weekend as UW-La Crosse, UW-Eau Claire and Gustavus Adolphus all compete at the Tori 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, respectively, followed by No. 3 Washington and Lee, No. 4 Christopher Newport and No. 5 Mary Washington. Look for an intra-regional matchup this weekend between No. 2 Lynchburg, No. 3 Washington and Lee and and No. 4 CNU at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle.

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 Colorado College and No. 5 UC Santa Cruz swapped spots. The Athenas ran to victory at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational this past weekend, posting 18 points thanks to sweeping four out of the top-5 scoring spots (CMS also took Nos. 7, 8, 11, 12). Look for a top-5 matchup at the Augustana Invitational between No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer and No. 4 Colorado College.

NCAA Division III
Women'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 -- 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)
10univ-of-new-englandUNIV. OF NEW ENGLAND
CCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Great Lakes Region -- Women

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

Metro Region -- Women

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

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
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5susquehannaSUSQUEHANNA
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7franklin-marshallFRANKLIN & MARSHALL
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8messiahMESSIAH
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9scrantonSCRANTON
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Mideast Region -- Women

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

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wartburgWARTBURG
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3chicagoCHICAGO
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4lorasLORAS
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5elmhurstELMHURST
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7illinois-wesleyanILLINOIS WESLEYAN
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10cornell-collegeCORNELL COLLEGE
MWC
 ◀▶
(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)
5nyuNYU
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6hamiltonHAMILTON
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7st-john-fisherST. JOHN FISHER
Empire 8
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8nazarethNAZARETH
Empire 8
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9brockportBROCKPORT
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10suny-cortlandSUNY CORTLAND
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

North Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3carletonCARLETON
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4st-olafST. OLAF
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7saint-benedictSAINT BENEDICT
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9uw-stoutUW-STOUT
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10lawrenceLAWRENCE
MWC
 ◀▶
(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)
4christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
CAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5mary-washingtonMARY WASHINGTON
CAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6rhodesRHODES
SAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7southern-virginiaSOUTHERN VIRGINIA
USA South
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8shenandoahSHENANDOAH
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9eastern-mennoniteEASTERN MENNONITE
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10catholic-d-cCATHOLIC (D.C.)
Landmark
 ◀▶
(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)
4colorado-collegeCOLORADO COLLEGE
SCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5uc-santa-cruzUC SANTA CRUZ
C2C
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)
SCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7pacific-orePACIFIC (ORE.)
NWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8lewis-clarkLEWIS & CLARK
NWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9redlands-califREDLANDS (CALIF.)
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10caltechCALTECH
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

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