2021 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – What an exciting weekend!

Here is the final edition of the NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings for the 2021 season, as released on Tuesday afternoon by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The winds of change swept through since Week 6 as Conference Championships Weekend truly shook things up.

Mark you calendars for Regional Championships Saturday on November 13! The top team in each region advances to the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships the following week, while the 22 other teams will be at-large selections.

East Region

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

MIT remained No. 1, but both Colby and Tufts leapfrogged Bates, while WPI held its ground at No. 5 (The Mules are now ranked No. 2; the Jumbos are now ranked No. 3; the Bobcats are now ranked No. 4). The Engineers were perfect in a title-winning performance at the NEWMAC Championships, while the other Engineers took runner-up honors. Colby, Tufts and Bates finished in that exact order at the NESCAC Championships.

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 Mount Union. The Blue Streaks won the team title at the OAC Championships this past weekend with the Cardinals and the Purple Raiders finishing second and third, respectively. The Knights rolled to yet another team title at the MIAA Championships, while the Spartans took a tough fifth at the UAA Championships.

Metro Region

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

Haverford remained No. 1, but is now followed by No. 2 TCNJ, which leapfrogged both Ramapo (now No. 3) and Rowan (now No. 4). Swarthmore held steady at No. 5 for the second week in a row. The Fords won the team title at the Centennial Conference Championships, putting four runners in the top-10 to get it done. The Lions emerged victorious at the NJAC Championships over the Roadrunners and the Profs, who finished second and third, respectively.

Mid-Atlantic Region

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

Carnegie Mellon and Johns Hopkins remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Dickinson and No. 4 Messiah, but Elizabethtown jumped one spot into the No. 5 position. The Tartans won the team title at the UAA Championships, while the Blue Jays and the Red Devils took second and third, respectively, at the Centennial Conference Championships. The Eagles were crowned champions at the MAC Championships with the other Blue Jays earning runner-up honors at the Landmark Conference Championships, losing on a tiebreaker.

Mideast Region

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

Williams and Middlebury remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 RPI, but Vassar and Amherst leapfrogged former No. 4 Connecticut College into the No. 4 and No. 5 spots (The Camels dropped to No. 6). The Ephs won the team title at the NESCAC Championships, beating the Panthers in a close battle. The Engineers held off a strong challenge by the Brewers to win the team title at the Liberty League Championships, while the Mammoths were sixth at the NESCAC Championships behind several teams in the East.

Midwest Region

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

Wartburg and North Central (Ill.) remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Washington (Mo.), No. 4 Loras and No. 5 UChicago. The Knights rolled to the team title at the American Rivers Conference Championships, while the Cardinals did the same at the CCIW Championships. The Bears finished runner-up at the UAA Championships with the Maroons not too far behind in third. The Duhawks were a clear second at the A-R-C Championships.

Niagara Region

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

SUNY Geneseo and Ithaca remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, but are now followed by No. 3 Hamilton, No. 4 Rochester (N.Y.) and No. 5 SUNY Cortland. The Knights won the team title in convincing fashion at the SUNYAC Championships with the Red Dragons a distant second. The Bombers were third at the Liberty League Championships, while the Continentals took eighth at the NESCAC Championships and the Yellow Jackets were sixth at the UAA Championships.

North Region

There were some big changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the North Region.

UW-La Crosse supplanted UW-Whitewater as the No. 1 team, while Carleton held steady at No. 3 and St. Olaf leapfrogged UW-Oshkosh into the No. 4 spot (The Warhawks are now No. 2; the Titans are now No. 5). The Eagles earned a close head-to-head victory over the Warhawks at the WIAC Championships, while UW-Oshkosh finished a distant third. The Knights emerged as the winner of the MAIC Championships, beating the Oles by nine points (50-59).

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, with Washington and Lee at No. 3, but Christopher Newport leapfrogged Berry into the No. 4 spot (The Vikings are now ranked No. 5). Two of those five teams captured a team title this past weekend: the Hornets at the ODAC Championships; the Vikings at the SAA Championships. The Eagles finished fourth at the UAA Championships, while the Generals took runner-up honors behind the Hornets and the Captains also finished runner-up, but at the C2C Championships.

West Region

There were a few 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, respectively, but Colorado College is now No. 3, UC Santa Cruz held steady at No. 4 and George Fox is now No. 5. The Sagehens earned a close victory over the Stags at the SCIAC Championships this past weekend, while the Tigers made it look easy at the SCAC Championships and the Banana Slugs took home top honors at the C2C Championships. The Bruins had their hands full with Pacific Lutheran at the Northwest Conference Championships, but emerged with the team title.

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

2021 Week #7 - November 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.

East Region -- Men

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

Great Lakes Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1john-carrollJOHN CARROLL
OAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2otterbeinOTTERBEIN
OAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE
UAA (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4calvinCALVIN
MIAA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5mount-unionMOUNT UNION
OAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6franciscanFRANCISCAN
PAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7depauwDEPAUW
NCAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8hopeHOPE
MIAA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9allegheny-paALLEGHENY (PA.)
NCAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10wilmington-ohioWILMINGTON (OHIO)
OAC (4)
 NR

Metro Region -- Men

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

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON
UAA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS
Centennial (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3dickinsonDICKINSON
Centennial (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4messiahMESSIAH
MAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6york-paYORK (PA.)
MAC (3)
 NR
7lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY
MAC (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8misericordiaMISERICORDIA
MAC (5)
 NR
9salisburySALISBURY
C2C (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10gettysburgGETTYSBURG
Centennial (6)
 ▼3
(LW: 7)

Mideast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1williamsWILLIAMS
NESCAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2middleburyMIDDLEBURY
NESCAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3rpiRPI
Liberty League (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4vassarVASSAR
Liberty League (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5amherstAMHERST
NESCAC (6)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6connecticut-collegeCONNECTICUT COLLEGE
NESCAC (7)
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE
Liberty League (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8trinity-connTRINITY (CONN.)
NESCAC (11)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9suny-new-paltzSUNY NEW PALTZ
SUNYAC (6)
 NR
10suny-plattsburghSUNY PLATTSBURGH
SUNYAC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Midwest Region -- Men

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

Niagara Region -- Men

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

North Region -- Men

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

South Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1emoryEMORY
UAA (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2lynchburgLYNCHBURG
ODAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE
ODAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
C2C (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5berryBERRY
SAA (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6oglethorpeOGLETHORPE
SAA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7southern-virginiaSOUTHERN VIRGINIA
USA South (1)
 NR
8catholic-d-cCATHOLIC (D.C.)
Landmark (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9mary-washingtonMARY WASHINGTON
C2C (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10rhodesRHODES
SAA (3)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)

West Region -- Men

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

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Nov. 13: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/16
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Tue 11/16
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Nov. 20: NCAA DIII Championships
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