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

NEW ORLEANS – It was a slow week in this week’s edition of the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday. 

The No. 1 and No. 2 teams remained as the favorites in each region, while there was little movement in the rest of the top teams.

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

GREAT LAKES REGION

There were no changes in the Great Lakes Region between Week 2 and Week 3.

No. 1 Michigan and No. 2 Wisconsin held the top two spots, while Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State round out the top five.

MID-ATLANTIC REGION

There wasn’t any movement in the Mid-Atlantic from Week 2 to Week 3.

No. 1 Penn State and No. 2 Princeton are favored to earn automatic bids to NCAAs. Villanova, Georgetown, and West Virginia sit at No. 3, No. 4, and No. 4, respectively.

MIDWEST REGION

There was a slight change in ordering in the Midwest from Week 2 to Week 3.

No. 1 Iowa State and No. 2 Oklahoma State remained on top. No. 3 Illinois placed second to nationally ranked Michigan at the Buckeye Preview and moved up one spot ahead of No. 4 Minnesota. Missouri rounds out the top-5.

MOUNTAIN REGION

There was a little shuffling among teams in the Mountain Region from Week 2 to Week 3.

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

No. 3 Air Force and No. 4 Northern Arizona continue to flip flop rankings. Air Force jumped up one spot from their third place performance behind BYU and Boise State, while beating out Oregon, at the Bill Dellinger Invitational. 

Southern Utah remained at No. 5.

NORTHEAST REGION

There was one change in the Northeast from Week 2 to Week 3.

Syracuse, Boston College, Columbia, and Harvard remained at No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 respectively in the region.

No. 5 Yale climbed into the top-5 for the first time this year following a second place performance at the Panorama Farms Invitational.

SOUTH REGION

The South had the most movement in this edition of the rankings.

While No. 1 Ole Miss and No. 2 Florida State remained at the top, No. 3-5 all changed.

Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt moved up to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. No. 5 Florida dropped two spots to round out the top teams.

SOUTH CENTRAL

There was no change in the South Central from Week 2 to Week 3.

No. 1 Arkansas and No. 2 Texas are favored to receive automatic bids to NCAAs, while No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 4 Houston, and No. 5 Baylor round out the top teams in the region.

SOUTHEAST REGION

There was no change between Week 2 and Week 3 in the Southeast.

No. 1 NC State and No. 2 Furman remain to be the favorites to receive automatic bids to the NCAA Championships, while Virginia Tech, Duke, and Wake Forest remained at No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5, respectively.

WEST REGION

There was a little movement in the West between Week 2 and Week 3.

No. 1 Stanford and No. 2 Washington remain as the top teams in the region.

No. 3 Boise State and No. 4 Oregon swapped places this week after the Broncos placed second at the Bill Dellinger 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 #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 -- 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)
7eastern-paEASTERN (PA.)
MAC (5)
 NR
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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6pennPENN
Ivy League (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7templeTEMPLE
American (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC (14)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9la-salleLA SALLE
Atlantic 10 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10lehighLEHIGH
Patriot (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11marylandMARYLAND
Big Ten (12)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12delawareDELAWARE
Colonial (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14navyNAVY
Patriot (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15george-washingtonGEORGE WASHINGTON
Atlantic 10 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Midwest Region -- Women

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

Mountain Region -- Women

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

Northeast Region -- Women

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

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1ole-missOLE MISS
SEC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC (10)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC (6)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5floridaFLORIDA
SEC (11)
 ▼2
(LW: 3)
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)
13north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA
ASUN (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA
Sun Belt (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15chattanoogaCHATTANOOGA
SoCon (6)
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

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)
9mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland (7)
 NR
10lsuLSU
SEC (13)
 NR
11texas-am-corpus-christiTEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
Southland (3)
 ▼2
(LW: 9)
12smuSMU
American (9)
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 11)
14utrgvUTRGV
WAC (6)
 ▼2
(LW: 12)
15ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON
Sun Belt (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

Southeast Region -- Women

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

West Region -- Women

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

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

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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Week 6Mon 11/4
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Nov. 15: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/18
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 11/18
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Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Terre Haute, Ind.)
FINAL ResultsFri 11/15
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/23
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