2019 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Early season results haven’t altered the NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings too much. In fact, all of the teams who were ranked in the top-2 in the preseason index remained in place in Week 1 with minimal shifts otherwise.

Don’t expect that to continue, though.

The season is about to pick up as we just passed the first countable date for at-large consideration for the 2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on November 23 in Terre Haute, Indiana.

CLICK HERE TO SEE WOMEN’S REGIONAL RANKINGS

Great Lakes Region

Not much changed in the Great Lakes Region in Week 1.

Wisconsin and Notre Dame are still the favorites to earn the two automatic bids, just like they were in the preseason.

Michigan and Indiana were tied in the preseason at No. 3, but the former pushed ahead slightly and took sole possession of that spot. The Wolverines looked strong in a season-opening meet as they won 27-82 over in-state rival Eastern Michigan.

Purdue rounds out the top-5 at No. 5.

Mid-Atlantic Region

Nothing changed in the Mid-Atlantic Region in Week 1.

Princeton and Villanova are still the favorites to earn the two automatic bids, just like they were in the preseason.

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out by Georgetown, Penn and Temple.

Midwest Region

Nothing changed in the Midwest Region in Week 1.

Iowa State and Oklahoma State are still the favorites to earn the two automatic bids, just like they were in the preseason.

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out by Tulsa, Minnesota and Bradley.

Mountain Region

Nothing changed in the Mountain Region in Week 1.

Northern Arizona and BYU continue to headline the chart. The Lumberjacks had a tough test against one of Japan’s top collegiate teams at the season-opening George Kyte Invitational, while the Cougars rolled to an easy win at the BYU Autumn Classic.

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out by Colorado, Colorado State and Wyoming.

Northeast Region

There was a small change in the Northeast Region in Week 1.

Syracuse and Iona still sit No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, but Harvard moved up one spot to No. 3, dropping Army West Point to No. 4. This is only the third time in the past 10 years that the Crimson, who opened things up at the Fordham Fiasco/Ed Joyce Memorial two weeks ago, has been ranked in the top-3 of the region.

Dartmouth rounds out the top-5 at No. 5.

South Region

There was a small change in the South Region in Week 1.

Ole Miss and Florida State still sit No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, but Middle Tennessee State moved up one spot to No. 3, which dropped Alabama down to No. 4. The Blue Raiders won the Commodore Classic this past weekend and beat GL #4 Indiana 52-59.

Georgia Tech held steady at No. 5.

South Central Region

Nothing changed in the South Central Region in Week 1.

Arkansas and Texas are still No. 1 and No. 2 in the region and favored to earn automatic bids, just like they were in the preseason.

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out by Texas A&M, Rice and North Texas.

Southeast Region

Nothing changed in the Southeast Region in Week 1.

NC State and Virginia are still the favorites to earn automatic bids come November. The Wolfpack has yet to open up, while the Cavaliers won their Cavalier Classic this past weekend by a score of 29-37 over SE #7 Duke. (To wit: Virginia recently named Vin Lananna, an 11-time NCAA-title winning coach, its new Director of Track & Field and Cross Country)

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out by Eastern Kentucky, Virginia Tech and Furman.

West Region

Nothing changed in the West Region in Week 1.

Washington and Portland are still the favorites to earn automatic bids come November. The Huskies open up the season this weekend at the Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown, while the Pilots have two meets under their belt at the Linfield Harrier Classic and the Viking Rust Buster.

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out by Oregon, Stanford and UCLA.

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

2019 Week #1 - September 16th

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.

Great Lakes Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wisconsinWISCONSIN
Big Ten (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2notre-dameNOTRE DAME
ACC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3michiganMICHIGAN
Big Ten (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4indianaINDIANA
Big Ten (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5purduePURDUE
Big Ten (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE
Big Ten (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7butlerBUTLER
Big East (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)
Mid-American (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9ohio-stateOHIO STATE
Big Ten (11)
 ▲3
(LW: 12)
10daytonDAYTON
Atlantic 10 (6)
 NR
11eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN
Mid-American (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12akronAKRON
Mid-American (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13cincinnatiCINCINNATI
American (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14oaklandOAKLAND
Horizon (2)
 NR
15bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN
Mid-American (8)
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1princetonPRINCETON
Ivy League (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2villanovaVILLANOVA
Big East (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3georgetownGEORGETOWN
Big East (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4pennPENN
Ivy League (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5templeTEMPLE
American (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6penn-statePENN STATE
Big Ten (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7la-salleLA SALLE
Atlantic 10 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8navyNAVY
Patriot (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC (11)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10saint-josephsSAINT JOSEPH'S
Atlantic 10 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11duquesneDUQUESNE
Atlantic 10 (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13monmouthMONMOUTH
Metro Atlantic (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14mount-st-marysMOUNT ST. MARY'S
Northeast (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15lehighLEHIGH
Patriot (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1iowa-stateIOWA STATE
Big 12 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE
Big 12 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3tulsaTULSA
American (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4minnesotaMINNESOTA
Big Ten (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6iowaIOWA
Big Ten (10)
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7kansasKANSAS
Big 12 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten (9)
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9nebraskaNEBRASKA
Big Ten (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10missouriMISSOURI
SEC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11drakeDRAKE
Missouri Valley (2)
 ▲2
(LW: 13)
12eastern-illinoisEASTERN ILLINOIS
OVC (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Summit League (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14illinois-stateILLINOIS STATE
Missouri Valley (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15loyola-chicagoLOYOLA-CHICAGO
Missouri Valley (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Mountain Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA
Big Sky (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2byuBYU
WCC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3coloradoCOLORADO
Pac-12 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE
Mountain West (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5wyomingWYOMING
Mountain West (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6air-forceAIR FORCE
Mountain West (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH
Big Sky (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8utah-stateUTAH STATE
Mountain West (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9weber-stateWEBER STATE
Big Sky (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10new-mexicoNEW MEXICO
Mountain West (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11montana-stateMONTANA STATE
Big Sky (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12idaho-stateIDAHO STATE
Big Sky (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13northern-coloradoNORTHERN COLORADO
Big Sky (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14utah-valleyUTAH VALLEY
WAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15montanaMONTANA
Big Sky (11)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Northeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1syracuseSYRACUSE
ACC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2ionaIONA
Metro Atlantic (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3harvardHARVARD
Ivy League (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT
Patriot (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5dartmouthDARTMOUTH
Ivy League (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6stony-brookSTONY BROOK
America East (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7columbiaCOLUMBIA
Ivy League (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8brownBROWN
Ivy League (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9umass-lowellUMASS LOWELL
America East (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10buffaloBUFFALO
Mid-American (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11providencePROVIDENCE
Big East (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY
Patriot (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13northeasternNORTHEASTERN
Colonial (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14vermontVERMONT
America East (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15yaleYALE
Ivy League (5)
 NR

South Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1ole-missOLE MISS
SEC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE
Conference USA (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4alabamaALABAMA
SEC (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7belmontBELMONT
OVC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8floridaFLORIDA
SEC (6)
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA
ASUN (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10etsuETSU
SoCon (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11samfordSAMFORD
SoCon (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12lipscombLIPSCOMB
ASUN (1)
 ▲3
(LW: 15)
13georgiaGEORGIA
SEC (11)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA
Sun Belt (6)
 NR

South Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texasTEXAS
Big 12 (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4riceRICE
Conference USA (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5north-texasNORTH TEXAS
Conference USA (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON
Sun Belt (4)
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7lamarLAMAR
Southland (1)
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland (4)
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9houstonHOUSTON
American (8)
 ▲2
(LW: 11)
10texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt (5)
 ▲5
(LW: 15)
11baylorBAYLOR
Big 12 (7)
 NR
12utrgvUTRGV
WAC (3)
 ▼6
(LW: 6)
13central-arkansasCENTRAL ARKANSAS
Southland (7)
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southland (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15lsuLSU
SEC (8)
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

Southeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1nc-stateNC STATE
ACC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2virginiaVIRGINIA
ACC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY
OVC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH
ACC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5furmanFURMAN
SoCon (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6dukeDUKE
ACC (7)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7wake-forestWAKE FOREST
ACC (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8charlotteCHARLOTTE
Conference USA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9louisvilleLOUISVILLE
ACC (12)
 ▲5
(LW: 14)
10north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA
ACC (10)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11william-maryWILLIAM & MARY
Colonial (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12charleston-southernCHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Big South (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13campbellCAMPBELL
Big South (1)
 NR
14libertyLIBERTY
ASUN (2)
 ▼2
(LW: 12)
15kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12 (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2portlandPORTLAND
WCC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3oregonOREGON
Pac-12 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12 (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5uclaUCLA
Pac-12 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7gonzagaGONZAGA
WCC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8cal-polyCAL POLY
Big West (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12 (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC (2)
 ▲5
(LW: 15)
11idahoIDAHO
Big Sky (6)
 NR
12arizona-stateARIZONA STATE
Pac-12 (9)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13loyola-marymountLOYOLA MARYMOUNT
WCC (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA
Big West (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15uc-davisUC DAVIS
Big West (5)
 NR


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
Great Lakes (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Purdue55551141
Notre Dame22222552
Michigan33334433
Indiana34443224
Wisconsin11115315
Michigan State66666666
Butler77777777
Akron1012131313108
Ohio State129988119
Eastern Michigan11111010109810
Central Michigan91511
Miami (Ohio)8889912912
Marquette81013
IUPUI1114
Ohio15
Cincinnati14131111111516
Toledo17
Milwaukee1418
Oakland141414141219
Dayton1012121220
Bowling Green131515151421
Valparaiso1522
Youngstown State15131323
Wright State24
Detroit Mercy25
Xavier26
Purdue Fort Wayne27
Green Bay28
Evansville29
Mid-Atlantic (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Villanova22224411
Georgetown33332222
Princeton11111153
Temple55445334
Penn44663545
Penn State66777766
Pittsburgh99998887
Navy88556678
La Salle77889999
Bucknell1212111112121210
Saint Joseph's1010101011101011
Lehigh1515151510111112
Saint Francis (Pa.)13
Marshall14
Rutgers15
Mount St. Mary's1414141414151516
Lafayette17
Monmouth1313131313131318
Rider19
Duquesne111115141420
American21
NJIT22
UMBC23
Loyola (Md.)24
Seton Hall25
George Washington1212
Midwest (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Tulsa33333221
Iowa State11111112
Kansas77767643
South Dakota State1213151111984
Oklahoma State22222335
Minnesota44485576
Iowa96654497
Nebraska89111313768
Illinois6889910109
Missouri1010978151310
Bradley555468511
Kansas State101212141112
Wichita State131010111213
Drake1311121414121414
Loyola-Chicago15151415151315
Eastern Illinois111216
Northern Iowa1517
Illinois State141418
North Dakota State19
South Dakota20
Southern Illinois21
Saint Louis22
DePaul23
Kansas City24
Illinois Chicago25
Creighton26
Southeast Missouri27
Mountain (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Northern Arizona11111111
Colorado33333332
BYU22222223
Utah State88884544
Weber State99996885
Wyoming55555766
Utah Valley141415151011127
Southern Utah777674118
Air Force66678679
Montana State1111111112121010
Colorado State4444119511
New Mexico10101010910912
UTEP121213151513
Idaho State1212131314131414
New Mexico State15
Texas Tech16
Northern Colorado1313141415141317
Nevada18
Montana151519
Northeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Harvard43555641
Syracuse11111222
Iona22222113
UMass Lowell99888884
Stony Brook66443335
Dartmouth556775156
Army West Point34334457
Connecticut1198
Cornell131314129
Brown88111112131310
Columbia777101010611
Yale1510667712
Providence111199991013
Fordham14
Northeastern1413141415
Buffalo101012121416
Marist17
Boston University121211121118
Wagner19
Vermont15141515151420
New Hampshire13131521
Binghamton22
UMass23
Central Connecticut State24
Siena25
Hofstra26
Canisius27
Albany28
Boston College29
Quinnipiac30
Holy Cross31
Colgate32
Bryant33
Fairfield34
Sacred Heart35
St. Bonaventure36
Niagara37
South (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Ole Miss11111111
Middle Tennessee43222222
Alabama34447433
Florida State22333344
Georgia Tech55664795
Lipscomb1512121251176
North Florida8999119107
Florida1088810668
Belmont77558559
ETSU9101010613810
Vanderbilt1414151515151211
Tennessee6677981112
Georgia1313141414141313
Samford121113131514
Auburn15
UT Martin16
Mississippi State17
South Alabama151111121218
Stetson19
Mercer20
Chattanooga21
Miami (Fla.)22
Florida Atlantic23
Florida International24
Memphis131014
Tennessee Tech11
South Central (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Texas22221111
Arkansas11112222
Texas A&M33333333
Lamar97774444
Rice44445555
Arkansas State6666
UTRGV6121212997
LSU141515151310108
UT Arlington86669879
Baylor1111111110
Houston1199877811
McNeese State108898141512
North Texas555510111113
Abilene Christian14121414
Stephen F. Austin131414141515
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi151216
Incarnate Word717
Southeastern Louisiana18
Tulane19
Texas Southern20
Little Rock21
Nicholls22
Texas State15101010121313
Central Arkansas12131313
Southeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Virginia22211111
Virginia Tech44444322
NC State11122293
Furman55566544
Charlotte88877875
Duke76655986
Wake Forest6778101157
North Carolina9101010127118
Eastern Kentucky33333439
Campbell13121296610
Liberty1214131313101211
William & Mary1011111414151512
Kentucky1315151111141013
High Point14
Appalachian State15131315
George Mason16
Coastal Carolina17
East Carolina18
Clemson19
Charleston Southern111220
Louisville149998121421
Richmond1522
Davidson141523
UNCG24
Elon25
College Of Charleston26
Morehead State27
UNC Asheville28
VCU29
Western Kentucky30
UNC-Wilmington31
USC Upstate32
Murray State33
Northern Kentucky34
Presbyterian35
West (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Portland22222441
Stanford44333112
Oregon33444523
Washington11111254
Boise State66666665
Gonzaga77777776
Washington State999991087
UCLA55555338
Idaho1111121212159
Cal Poly88888111010
UC Santa Barbara131414111191211
Cal State Fullerton151112
Pepperdine141413
San Francisco1014
Santa Clara15151315
UC Riverside16
San Jose State17
California14141418
UC Davis151519
Portland State20
Long Beach State21
San Diego22
Loyola Marymount12131323
Sacramento State24
Eastern Washington25
Seattle26
Arizona State11121213131327
St. Mary's (Calif.)28
California Baptist151010101089

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/26
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/27
MEN | WOMEN
Aug. 30: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/16
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/17
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 13: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Mon 9/23
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/24
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/30
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/1
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/7
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/8
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 19: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/21
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/22
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 31-Nov. 3: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 11/4
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 11/5
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 15: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/18
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 11/18
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Terre Haute, Ind.)
FINAL ResultsFri 11/15
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/23
MEN | WOMEN