DII National Rankings: Adams State’s Men Takes Back No. 1

DII National Rankings: Adams State’s Men Takes Back No. 1

NEW ORLEANS – On Wednesday, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its week seven national team rankings for the 2011 NCAA Division II cross country season. After regional championships weekend, Adams State’s men jumps back into the No. 1 position after defeating conference- and regional-rival Western State at the Central Region’s championship, avenging a loss to the Mountaineers from the RMAC Championships. On the women’s side, Western State retains the lead after winning the Central region over Adams State.

These are the final top 25 rankings of the season before the NCAA Cross Country Championships slated for November 19 in Spokane, Wash.

PDF: National Rankings Summary | Week-by-Week

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2010 NCAA Championships (final results): MEN | WOMEN

AROUND THE POLLS

MEN

* Adams State is back in No. 1, having been out of the top spot for just a week.

* Debuting in the national top 25 for the first time this season after great regional weekend performances are No. 15 UC-Colorado Springs and No. 25 Alabama-Huntsville

* Reaching the best ranking of the season thus far is No. 5 Alaska Anchorage, No. 8 Eastern New Mexico, No. 10 East Central (Okla.), and No. 12 Queens (N.C.)

* The RMAC leads all conferences by far with six teams in the national top 25, followed by the GNAC (3) and PSAC (3).

WOMEN

* Western State retains the No. 1 spot for another week.

* New to the top 25 for the first time this season are No. 17 Saginaw Valley State, No. 18 Bloomsburg, No. 19 Alaska, and No. 23 Ashland.

* Reaching season-high rankings are No. 4 Alaska Anchorage, No. 6 U-Mary, No. 10 Midwestern State, No. 13 Pittsburg State, No. 14 Western Washington, and No. 20 Northwest Missouri, and No. 23 Ashland.

* The GLIAC and PSAC each have four teams in the national top 25, followed by the GNAC with three.

The NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday, November 19, in Spokane, Wash.

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Men’s Cross Country National Team Rankings

2011 Week #7, November 9 (pre-NCAA Championships)

next ranking: none, November 19 (NCAA Championships, final)
Rank Institution Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 Adams State Central RMAC Damon Martin (17th)
2
2 Western State Central RMAC Jennifer Michel (5th)
1
3 Grand Valley State Midwest GLIAC Jerry Baltes (13th)
3
4 Colorado Mines Central RMAC Art Siemers (10th)
4
5 Alaska Anchorage West GNAC Michael Friess (21st)
11
6 Chico State West CCAA Gary Towne (16th)
5
7 Augustana (S.D.) Central NSIC Tracy Hellman (11th)
7
8 Eastern New Mexico South Central Lone Star Mike Harney (1st)
9
9 Edinboro Atlantic PSAC Doug Watts (43rd)
8
10 East Central (Okla.) South Central Great American Steve Sawyer (3rd)
12
11 Southern Indiana Midwest GLVC Mike Hillyard (14th)
6
12 Queens (N.C.) Southeast Conf. Carolinas Scott Simmons (4th)
13
13 Central Missouri South Central MIAA Kirk Pedersen (25th)
10
14 Lock Haven Atlantic PSAC Aaron Russell (14th)
21
15 UC-Colorado Springs Central RMAC Mark Misch (5th)
NR
16 Metro State Central RMAC John Supsic (2nd)
16
17 UMass Lowell East Northeast-10 Gary Gardner (10th)
25
18 Ashland Midwest GLIAC Trent Mack (2nd)
24
19 Stonehill East Northeast-10 Karen Boen (14th)
19
20 Western Oregon West GNAC Mike Johnson (8th)
23
21 New Mexico Highlands Central RMAC Bob DeVries (20th)
15
22 Western Washington West GNAC Pee Wee Halsell (25th)
20
23 Minnesota State Central NSIC Mark Schuck (30th)
14
24 Shippensburg Atlantic PSAC Steve Spence (14th)
18
25 Alabama-Huntsville South Gulf South David Cain (14th)
NR
Dropped Out: No. 17 Bellarmine, No. 22 Southern Connecticut
teams ranked by T.J. Garlatz, Alaska Anchorage
(* year as head coach of that team in men’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)

 

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II

Women’s Cross Country National Team Rankings

2011 Week #7, November 9 (pre-NCAA Championships)

next ranking: none, November 19 (NCAA Championships, final)
Rank Institution Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
Last
Week
1 Western State Central RMAC Jennifer Michel (5th)
1
2 Grand Valley State Midwest GLIAC Jerry Baltes (13th)
2
3 Adams State Central RMAC Damon Martin (24th)
3
4 Alaska Anchorage West GNAC Michael Friess (21st)
7
5 Augustana (S.D.) Central NSIC Tracy Hellman (11th)
4
6 U-Mary Central NSIC Dennis Newell (6th)
8
7 Chico State West CCAA Gary Towne (16th)
5
8 Shippensburg Atlantic PSAC Steve Spence (14th)
9
9 Ferris State Midwest GLIAC Steve Picucci (4th)
6
10 Midwestern State South Central Lone Star Koby Styles (5th)
12
11 Queens (N.C.) Southeast Conf. Carolinas Scott Simmons (4th)
17
12 Tampa South Sunshine Jarrett Slaven (13th)
11
13 Pittsburg State South Central MIAA Russ Jewett (26th)
15
14 Western Washington West GNAC Pee Wee Halsell (25th)
16
15 Stonehill East Northeast-10 Karen Boen (14th)
14
16 Lock Haven Atlantic PSAC Aaron Russell (14th)
22
17 Saginaw Valley State Midwest GLIAC Rod Cowan (2nd)
NR
18 Bloomsburg (Pa.) Atlantic PSAC Bernie Empie (3rd)
NR
19 Alaska West GNAC Scott Jerome (7th)
NR
20 Northwest Missouri South Central MIAA Scott Lorek (8th)
NR
21 Cal Poly Pomona West CCAA Troy Johnson (5th)
NR
22 Edinboro Atlantic PSAC Doug Watts (43rd)
10
23 Ashland Midwest GLIAC Trent Mack (2nd)
NR
24 Southern Indiana Midwest GLVC Mike Hillyard (15th)
18
25 Bentley East Northeast-10 Kevin Curtin (1st)
25
Dropped Out: No. 13 Harding, No. 19 Missouri Southern, No. 20 Bellarmine, No. 21 Metro State, No. 23 Truman State, No. 24 UW-Parkside
teams ranked by Ray Hoffman, Kutztown
(* year as head coach of that team in women’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)
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Georgia242119666532
Alabama3610522223
Florida1134233344
LSU8937104465
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Washington93434111618191416
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Arkansas48233091317182120
Virginia192413342223242221
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Houston222025243026262623
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TCU414842434629312525
Iowa435718171519202326
California181522232624252727
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Wake Forest202721454862656857
Missouri212850616984896159
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2011 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/29
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Tue 8/30
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Week 1Mon 9/12
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Tue 9/13
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Week 2Mon 9/19
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Tue 9/20
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Week 3Mon 9/26
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Tue 9/27
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Week 4Mon 10/3
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Tue 10/4
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Week 5Mon 10/10
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Tue 10/11
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Week 6Tue 10/18
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Wed 10/19
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Week 7Mon 10/24
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Tue 10/25
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Week 8Mon 10/31
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Tue 11/1
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Week 9Mon 11/7
WOMEN
Tue 11/8
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Week 10Tue 11/15
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FINAL ResultsSat 11/12
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Mon 11/21
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