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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.