2019 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – There is one new No. 1 team in the newest NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings that were released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Otherwise, it was another slow week as there was minimal shifting in the ranks due to minimal intraregional racing.

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 2 and Week 3.

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.

Mid-Atlantic Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the Mid-Atlantic Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

No. 1 Princeton and No. 2 Villanova are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Temple, Penn and Navy sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Midwest Region

There was a slight change among the top-5 teams of the Midwest Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

No. 1 Iowa State and No. 2 Oklahoma State are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs and Tulsa remained at No. 3, but Bradley jumped to No. 4 and Iowa comes in at No. 5.

Both the Braves and Hawkeyes didn’t compete this past weekend, but looked strong their last time out. Bradley won the Bradley Intercollegiate going away, while Iowa rolled to a team title at the Greeno/Dirksen Invitational.

Mountain Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the Mountain Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

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.

Northeast Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the Northeast Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

No. 1 Syracuse and No. 2 Iona are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Army West Point, Stony Brook and Harvard sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

South Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the South Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

No. 1 Ole Miss and No. 2 Middle Tennessee are both still favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs, while Florida State, Alabama and Belmont sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

South Central Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 team of the South Central Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

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 were a few changes among the top-5 teams of the Southeast Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

Virginia leapfrogged NC State into the No. 1 spot after its win at the Panorama Farms Invitational. The Cavaliers rolled to a 35-82 victory over Michigan State and put its entire scoring lineup in the top-10.

The Wolfpack dropped to No. 2 ahead of No. 3 Eastern Kentucky and No. 4 Virginia Tech, while Duke jumped Furman into the No. 5 spot. The Blue Devils cruised to the team title at the Roy Griak Invitational this past weekend, scoring the second fewest points in the past 15 years.

West Region

There weren’t any changes among the top-5 teams of the West Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

Washington and Portland remain at No. 1 and No. 2, while Stanford, Oregon and UCLA sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. The Ducks and the Bruins went head to head at the Bill Dellinger Invitational this past weekend with the former coming out on top and winning the team title.

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

2019 Week #3 - September 30th

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

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)
6southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH
Big Sky (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7air-forceAIR FORCE
Mountain West (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13idaho-stateIDAHO STATE
Big Sky (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14northern-coloradoNORTHERN COLORADO
Big Sky (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15utah-valleyUTAH VALLEY
WAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4stony-brookSTONY BROOK
America East (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5harvardHARVARD
Ivy League (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6yaleYALE
Ivy League (5)
 ▲4
(LW: 10)
7dartmouthDARTMOUTH
Ivy League (8)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8umass-lowellUMASS LOWELL
America East (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9providencePROVIDENCE
Big East (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10columbiaCOLUMBIA
Ivy League (4)
 ▼3
(LW: 7)
11brownBROWN
Ivy League (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12buffaloBUFFALO
Mid-American (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13new-hampshireNEW HAMPSHIRE
America East (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14northeasternNORTHEASTERN
Colonial (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15vermontVERMONT
America East (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

South Region -- Men

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

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

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12 (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2portlandPORTLAND
WCC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12 (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4oregonOREGON
Pac-12 (2)
 ◀▶
(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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA
Big West (3)
 ▲3
(LW: 14)
12idahoIDAHO
Big Sky (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13arizona-stateARIZONA STATE
Pac-12 (9)
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14californiaCALIFORNIA
Pac-12 (7)
 NR
15santa-claraSANTA CLARA
WCC (4)
 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