2019 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – The first major weekend of the cross country season shifted the NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings just a bit between Week 1 and Week 2.

While no top-ranked teams were removed from their lofty perch, a number of other programs swapped spots and hit all-time high-water marks.

SEE MORE: NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings

Great Lakes Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the Great Lakes Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

No. 1 Wisconsin and No. 2 Notre Dame are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Michigan, Indiana and Purdue sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Four of the top-5 teams were in action this past weekend with the Badgers remaining idle ahead of the Joe Piane Invitational.

Mid-Atlantic Region

There was a bit of a shakeup among the top-5 teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

While Princeton, Villanova and Georgetown still sit No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, Temple leapfrogged Penn into the No. 4 spot and Navy soared from No. 8 to No. 5.

The Owls, who own their best regional rank since at least 2009, finished a close third at the Br. Paddy Doyle Meet of Champions this past weekend, while the Midshipmen finished sixth at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown.

Midwest Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the Midwest Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

No. 1 Iowa State and No. 2 Oklahoma State are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Tulsa, Minnesota and Bradley sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Three of the top-5 teams were in action this past weekend with both the Braves and Golden Hurricane picking up team titles.

Mountain Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the Mountain Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

No. 1 Northern Arizona and No. 2 BYU are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Colorado, Colorado State and Wyoming sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. This past weekend saw the Lumberjacks win the team title at the John McNichols Invitational.

Northeast Region

There was a bit of a shakeup among the top-5 teams in the Northeast Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

While Syracuse and Iona are still No. 1 and No. 2, Army West Point jumped one spot to No. 3 and Stony Brook climbed two spots to No. 4, pushing Harvard down to No. 5.

Both the Black Knights and the Seawolves stood out at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown this past weekend. Army and Stony Brook finished second and third, respectively, behind the Orange. This matches the best regional rank in program history for the Black Knights.

South Region

There was a slight change to the order of the top-5 teams in the South Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

Ole Miss is still the favorite to win the regional title, but Middle Tennessee jumped one spot from No. 3 to No. 2, settling right behind the Rebels. The Blue Raiders last competed two weeks ago at the Commodore Classic, where they won the team title over Indiana.

Florida State slid down one spot to No. 3, while Alabama and Belmont sit No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. The Bruins jumped two spots from No. 7 thanks to their effort at the Commodore Classic a few weeks ago.

South Central Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 team of the South Central Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

No. 1 Arkansas and No. 2 Texas are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Texas A&M, Rice and North Texas sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Southeast Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the Southeast Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

No. 1 NC State and No. 2 Virginia are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Eastern Kentucky, Virginia Tech and Furman sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

West Region

There was a bit of a shakeup among the top-5 teams of the West Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

No. 1 Washington and No. 2 Portland are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, but Stanford leapfrogged Oregon for the No. 3 spot after finishing runner-up at the John McNichols Invitational this past weekend. The Ducks dropped to No. 4, while UCLA is No. 5 for the third week in a row.

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

2019 Week #2 - September 23rd

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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN
Mid-American (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 11)
11cincinnatiCINCINNATI
American (4)
 ▲2
(LW: 13)
12daytonDAYTON
Atlantic 10 (6)
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13akronAKRON
Mid-American (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14oaklandOAKLAND
Horizon (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN
Mid-American (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

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)
4templeTEMPLE
American (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5navyNAVY
Patriot (2)
 ▲3
(LW: 8)
6pennPENN
Ivy League (1)
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7penn-statePENN STATE
Big Ten (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8la-salleLA SALLE
Atlantic 10 (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC (11)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10saint-josephsSAINT JOSEPH'S
Atlantic 10 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot (5)
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12george-washingtonGEORGE WASHINGTON
Atlantic 10 (12)
 NR
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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7kansasKANSAS
Big 12 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9missouriMISSOURI
SEC (7)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10kansas-stateKANSAS STATE
Big 12 (6)
 NR
11nebraskaNEBRASKA
Big Ten (6)
 ▼2
(LW: 9)
12drakeDRAKE
Missouri Valley (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13wichita-stateWICHITA STATE
American (5)
 NR
14loyola-chicagoLOYOLA-CHICAGO
Missouri Valley (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Summit League (1)
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

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)
12utepUTEP
Conference USA (4)
 NR
13idaho-stateIDAHO STATE
Big Sky (8)
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14northern-coloradoNORTHERN COLORADO
Big Sky (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15utah-valleyUTAH VALLEY
WAC (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

Northeast Region -- Men

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

South Region -- Men

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

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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7lamarLAMAR
Southland (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9houstonHOUSTON
American (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11baylorBAYLOR
Big 12 (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12utrgvUTRGV
WAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13central-arkansasCENTRAL ARKANSAS
Southland (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southland (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15lsuLSU
SEC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7wake-forestWAKE FOREST
ACC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8charlotteCHARLOTTE
Conference USA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9louisvilleLOUISVILLE
ACC (12)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA
ACC (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11william-and-maryWILLIAM AND MARY
Colonial (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12campbellCAMPBELL
Big South (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 13)
13libertyLIBERTY
ASUN (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14davidsonDAVIDSON
Atlantic 10 (9)
 NR
15kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12 (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2portlandPORTLAND
WCC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12 (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4oregonOREGON
Pac-12 (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11idahoIDAHO
Big Sky (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12arizona-stateARIZONA STATE
Pac-12 (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13loyola-marymountLOYOLA MARYMOUNT
WCC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA
Big West (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15uc-davisUC DAVIS
Big West (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

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
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