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

NEW ORLEANS – The first big weekend of cross country racing saw some changes in the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings.

Two new teams sit atop their respective region, while other programs began to trade positions.

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

GREAT LAKES REGION

There were no changes in the Great Lakes Region.

No. 1 Michigan and No. 2 Wisconsin maintained their positions. The Wolverines placed fourth at the John McNichols Invitational behind nationally ranked Arkansas, Stanford, and Washington.

Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State round out the top five. Notre Dame won the National Catholic Invitational, placing five in the top-10.

MID-ATLANTIC REGION

There was only one change in the Mid-Atlantic.

Penn State, Princeton, Villanova, and Georgetown all remained in the top-4 positions.

The change in the rankings came from No. 5 West Virginia. The Mountaineers moved up one spot back into the top-5 after storming to a win at the Lock Haven Invitational with a perfect team score.

MIDWEST REGION

There was hardly any change in the Midwest region.

No. 1 Iowa State, No. 2 Oklahoma State, and No. 3 Minnesota kept their ranks after having a weekend off from racing.

Illinois held on to the fourth spot for its third consecutive week with a strong performance in a top heavy field at the John McNichols Invitational.

No. 5 Missouri jumped up one spot to round out the top five.

MOUNTAIN REGION

There was a little shuffling among teams in the Midwest.

The top two teams in the region, No. 1 BYU and No. 2 Colorado, held their spots.

No. 3 Northern Arizona and No. 4 Air Force swapped positions in this week’s rankings.The Lumberjacks placed fifth against a strong field at the aforementioned Jack McNichols Invitational.

Southern Utah remained at No. 5.

NORTHEAST REGION

The biggest changes in this week’s version of the rankings come from the Northeast, as no team held their previous spot.

The new No. 1 in the Northeast belongs to Syracuse. The Orange jumped up four spots from No. 5 after rolling to a victory at the Coast-To-Coast Battle in Beantown, defeating No. 25 Dartmouth. Junior Amanda Vestri led four women to a top-10 finish.

Syracuse owns the region’s No. 1 ranking for the first time since 2014.

No. 2 Boston College jumped up one spot from third with their second-place team effort behind Syracuse.

The changes in the top two bumped Columbia to third. No. 4 Harvard made the biggest jump, moving up four spots from eighth a week ago following their fourth-place team effort in Beantown.

No. 5 Dartmouth dropped two spots to round out the five teams.

SOUTH REGION

The South remained fairly steady.

No. 1 Ole Miss and No. 2 Florida State stayed at their respective spots. Both teams did not race this past weekend, but are slated to see each other at the Joe Piane Invitational on October 4.

No. 3 Florida moved up one spot from fourth and moved No. 4 Georgia Tech down one spot. No. 5 Vanderbilt remained the same.

SOUTH CENTRAL

There was no change in the South Central, as all teams remained the same.

No. 1 Arkansas stayed on top and was the only team that competed. The Razorbacks came out on top at the John McNichols Invitational that featured four top-10 nationally ranked teams, led by senior Taylor Werner. Werner won the individual crown in Terre Haute by nearly 10 seconds.

No. 2 Texas, No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 4 Houston, and No. 5 Baylor maintained their positions from last week.

SOUTHEAST REGION

There was a little change in the Southeast Region.

No. 1 NC State and No. 2 Furman have held onto their respective placement for three consecutive polls. The Wolfpack won their season opener at the adidas XC Challenge.

Virginia Tech made the biggest change in the rankings, moving up two spots to third with a with at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational.

Virginia Tech’s jump accounted for No. 4 Duke and No. 5 Wake Forest to drop one spot each.

WEST REGION

There was a shakeup in the West Region.

Stanford is the new top team in the West as they jumped up three spots from fourth. The Cardinal women finished second to Arkansas by five points at the John McNichols Invitational in a battle of top-ranked teams.

Stanford’s jump cause No. 2 Washington, No. 3 Oregon, and No. 4 Boise State to drop one place each from their position last week. The Huskies earned a third-place finish at the John McNichols Invitational.

Oregon State stayed at No. 5 to round out the region.

NCAA Division I
Women'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 -- Women

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

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1penn-statePENN STATE
Big Ten (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2princetonPRINCETON
Ivy League (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3villanovaVILLANOVA
Big East (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4georgetownGEORGETOWN
Big East (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5west-virginiaWEST VIRGINIA
Big 12 (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6pennPENN
Ivy League (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7templeTEMPLE
American (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC (14)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9la-salleLA SALLE
Atlantic 10 (1)
 ▲2
(LW: 11)
10lehighLEHIGH
Patriot (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11marylandMARYLAND
Big Ten (12)
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12delawareDELAWARE
Colonial (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13navyNAVY
Patriot (4)
 NR
14bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15george-washingtonGEORGE WASHINGTON
Atlantic 10 (2)
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1iowa-stateIOWA STATE
Big 12 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE
Big 12 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3minnesotaMINNESOTA
Big Ten (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5missouriMISSOURI
SEC (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6northwesternNORTHWESTERN
Big Ten (13)
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7iowaIOWA
Big Ten (9)
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8tulsaTULSA
American (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9wichita-stateWICHITA STATE
American (2)
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 11)
11northern-illinoisNORTHERN ILLINOIS
Mid-American (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12loyola-chicagoLOYOLA-CHICAGO
Missouri Valley (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 13)
13south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA
Summit League (2)
 ▼3
(LW: 10)
14nebraskaNEBRASKA
Big Ten (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15kansasKANSAS
Big 12 (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Mountain Region -- Women

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

Northeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1syracuseSYRACUSE
ACC (5)
 ▲4
(LW: 5)
2boston-collegeBOSTON COLLEGE
ACC (7)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3columbiaCOLUMBIA
Ivy League (1)
 ▼2
(LW: 1)
4harvardHARVARD
Ivy League (2)
 ▲4
(LW: 8)
5dartmouthDARTMOUTH
Ivy League (8)
 ▼3
(LW: 2)
6providencePROVIDENCE
Big East (4)
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7yaleYALE
Ivy League (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8cornellCORNELL
Ivy League (6)
 ▲3
(LW: 11)
9ionaIONA
Metro Atlantic (1)
 ▼5
(LW: 4)
10maristMARIST
Metro Atlantic (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11new-hampshireNEW HAMPSHIRE
America East (1)
 ▲2
(LW: 13)
12brownBROWN
Ivy League (7)
 ▼6
(LW: 6)
13vermontVERMONT
America East (2)
 ▲2
(LW: 15)
14holy-crossHOLY CROSS
Patriot (6)
 ▼2
(LW: 12)
15army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT
Patriot (3)
 NR

South Region -- Women

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

South Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texasTEXAS
Big 12 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4houstonHOUSTON
American (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5baylorBAYLOR
Big 12 (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southland (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7riceRICE
Conference USA (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD
Southland (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9texas-am-corpus-christiTEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
Southland (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10smuSMU
American (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12utrgvUTRGV
WAC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON
Sun Belt (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14lamarLAMAR
Southland (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE
Sun Belt (1)
 NR

Southeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1nc-stateNC STATE
ACC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2furmanFURMAN
SoCon (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH
ACC (4)
 ▲2
(LW: 5)
4dukeDUKE
ACC (9)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5wake-forestWAKE FOREST
ACC (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA
ACC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7virginiaVIRGINIA
ACC (11)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8richmondRICHMOND
Atlantic 10 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10clemsonCLEMSON
ACC (13)
 ▲1
(LW: 11)
11eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY
OVC (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12libertyLIBERTY
ASUN (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13east-carolinaEAST CAROLINA
American (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14louisvilleLOUISVILLE
ACC (12)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15high-pointHIGH POINT
Big South (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12 (1)
 ▲3
(LW: 4)
2washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12 (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3oregonOREGON
Pac-12 (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5oregon-stateOREGON STATE
Pac-12 (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6uclaUCLA
Pac-12 (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8cal-polyCAL POLY
Big West (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9portlandPORTLAND
WCC (2)
 ▲3
(LW: 12)
10uc-davisUC DAVIS
Big West (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11californiaCALIFORNIA
Pac-12 (9)
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO
WCC (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13san-jose-stateSAN JOSE STATE
Mountain West (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12 (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15gonzagaGONZAGA
WCC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

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