2019 NCAA DIII Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – We’re beginning to see some movement in the NCAA Division III Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings.

A busy weekend across the nation shook things up in several regions, as we have several new No. 1 teams and a host of other changes in the most recent iteration released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Remember: We’ll find out which teams earn automatic bids to the 2019 NCAA DIII Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 23, one week earlier when they tangle at the regional championship meets.

Men’s Story

Atlantic Region

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

While SUNY Geneseo, RPI, Rochester (N.Y.), and Brockport all sit in line from No. 1 to No. 4, St. Lawrence leapfrogged SUNY Oneonta into the No. 5 position. The Saints won the Aldrich Invitational this past weekend and beat nationally-ranked Middlebury.

Central Region

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

While Wartburg, Carleton, St. Olaf and St. Thomas (Minn.) all sit in line from No. 1 to No. 4, Luther leapfrogged Loras into the No. 5 position. The Norse recently won the team title at their own All-American Invitational.

Great Lakes Region

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

While Calvin, Otterbein, John Carroll and Case Western Reserve all sit in line from No. 1 to No. 4, DePauw leapfrogged Trine into the No. 5 position. The Tigers hung tough at the John McNichols Invitational this past weekend against a field loaded with NCAA DI programs.

Mideast Region

There were a few notable changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Mideast Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

While Carnegie Mellon, Johns Hopkins and Haverford all sit in order from No. 1 to No. 3, Dickinson jumped one spot to No. 4 and Moravian soared from outside of the top-10 to No. 5. Both the Red Devils and the Greyhounds competed at the Short Course Invitational this past weekend with the former winning the team title and the latter finishing second.

Midwest Region

There was no change to the order of the top-5 teams in the Midwest Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

No. 1 North Central (Ill.) and No. 2 Washington (Mo.) still headline the index, while No. 3 UW-La Crosse, No. 4 UChicago and No. 5 UW-Stevens Point round out the top-5.

New England Region

There was no change to the order of the top-5 teams in the New England Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

No. 1 Williams and No. 2 MIT still headline the index, while No. 3 Bates, No. 4 Amherst and No. 5 Middlebury round out the top-5. We should see some movement next week as most of these teams will battle at the Purple Valley Classic.

South/Southeast Region

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

While Emory, Berea (Ky.), Washington and Lee and Lynchburg all sit in line from No. 1 to No. 4, Oglethorpe jumped two spots from No. 7 to No. 5. The Stormy Petrels continue to move up the ranks thanks to their strong effort at the Rhodes College Invitational this past weekend, where their 3-4-5 runners all finished within two seconds of each other.

West Region

There was no change to the order of the top-5 teams in the West Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer still headline the index, while No. 3 UC Santa Cruz, No. 4 Occidental and No. 5 Redlands round out the top-5.

Women’s Story

Atlantic Region

There was no change to the order of the top-5 teams in the Atlantic Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

No. 1 SUNY Geneseo and No. 2 RPI still headline the index, while No. 3 Rochester (N.Y.), No. 4 TCNJ and No. 5 RIT sit in order behind them.

Central Region

There was no change to the order of the top-5 teams in the Central Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

No. 1 Carleton and No. 2 Wartburg still headline the index, while No. 3 St. Thomas (Minn.), No. 4 St. Olaf and No. 5 Gustavus Adolphus round out the top-5.

Great Lakes Region

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

While Oberlin is still No. 1, Hope leapfrogged Baldwin Wallace into the No. 2 spot after finishing third at the Wheaton Gil Dodds Invitational this past weekend.

The aforementioned Yellowjackets are No. 3, while Case Western Reserve and John Carroll round out the top-5 at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Mideast Region

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

While Johns Hopkins, Dickinson, Carnegie Mellon and Messiah all sit in order from No. 1 to No. 4, Swarthmore jumped three spots to No. 5. The Garnet recently finished fourth at the Main Line Invitational this past weekend, beating former ME #5 Haverford.

Midwest Region

There were some major changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Midwest Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

UChicago is the No. 1 team after taking down previous No. 1 Washington (Mo.) this past weekend at the Wheaton Gil Dodds Invitational. The Maroons, who are ranked No. 1 in the region for the first time since 2014, looked strong in victory and put six runners in the top-12.

The aforementioned Bears dropped one spot to No. 2 and are followed by No. 3 UW-La Crosse, No. 4 UW-Eau Claire and No. 5 Elmhurst.

New England Region

There was no change to the order of the top-5 teams in the New England Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

No. 1 Williams and No. 2 MIT still headline the index, while No. 3 Tufts, No. 4 Middlebury and No. 5 Wesleyan (Conn.) all sit in order behind them. Many of those teams will race this weekend at the Purple Valley Classic.

South/Southeast Region

There were some major changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the South/Southeast Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

Washington and Lee took over the top spot of the region for the first time since 2014. The Generals starred at the Main Line Invitational this past weekend, finishing runner-up to NCAA Division I Villanova and beating NCAA Division I Penn.

Centre jumped one spot from No. 3 to No. 2, the same place it occupied in the preseason. The Colonels recently finished fifth at the Rhodes College Invitational and topped previous S/SE #2 Emory in the process.

The aforementioned Eagles are now No. 3, followed by No. 4 Rhodes and No. 5 Trinity (Texas).

West Region

There was no change to the order of the top-5 teams in the West Region between Week 1 and Week 2.

No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer still headline the index, while No. 3 UC Santa Cruz, No. 4 Occidental and No. 5 Caltech sit in order behind them.

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

2019 Week #2 - September 24th

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.

Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO
SUNYAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2rpiRPI
Liberty League (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)
UAA (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4brockportBROCKPORT
SUNYAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE
Liberty League (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6suny-oneontaSUNY ONEONTA
SUNYAC (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7ithacaITHACA
Liberty League (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8rowanROWAN
NJAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9ritRIT
Liberty League (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10nyuNYU
UAA (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wartburgWARTBURG
American Rivers (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2carletonCARLETON
MIAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3st-olafST. OLAF
MIAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4st-thomas-minnST. THOMAS (MINN.)
MIAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5lutherLUTHER
American Rivers (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6lorasLORAS
American Rivers (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
MIAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8simpson-iowaSIMPSON (IOWA)
American Rivers (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9saint-johns-minnSAINT JOHN'S (MINN.)
MIAC (6)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)
MIAC (7)
 NR

Great Lakes Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1calvinCALVIN
MIAA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2otterbeinOTTERBEIN
OAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3john-carrollJOHN CARROLL
OAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE
UAA (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5depauwDEPAUW
NCAC (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6trineTRINE
MIAA (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7mount-unionMOUNT UNION
OAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN
OAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9heidelbergHEIDELBERG
OAC (5)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10albionALBION
MIAA (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

Mideast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON
UAA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS
Centennial (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4dickinsonDICKINSON
Centennial (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5moravianMORAVIAN
Landmark (2)
 NR
6elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark (1)
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7messiahMESSIAH
MAC (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8stevensonSTEVENSON
MAC (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9gettysburgGETTYSBURG
Centennial (5)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10juniataJUNIATA
Landmark (3)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE
WIAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4chicagoCHICAGO
UAA (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT
WIAC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6uw-stoutUW-STOUT
WIAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE
WIAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8uw-whitewaterUW-WHITEWATER
WIAC (5)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH
WIAC (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10msoeMSOE
NACC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

New England Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1williamsWILLIAMS
NESCAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2mitMIT
NEWMAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3batesBATES
NESCAC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4amherstAMHERST
NESCAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5middleburyMIDDLEBURY
NESCAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6wpiWPI
NEWMAC (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7connecticut-collegeCONNECTICUT COLLEGE
NESCAC (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8tuftsTUFTS
NESCAC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9colbyCOLBY
NESCAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10trinity-connTRINITY (CONN.)
NESCAC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South/Southeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1emoryEMORY
UAA (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2berea-kyBEREA (KY.)
USA South (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE
ODAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4lynchburgLYNCHBURG
ODAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5oglethorpeOGLETHORPE
SAA (3)
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6rhodesRHODES
SAA (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7centreCENTRE
SAA (1)
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)
SCAC (2)
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9roanokeROANOKE
ODAC (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
CAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
SCIAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2pomona-pitzerPOMONA-PITZER
SCIAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3uc-santa-cruzUC SANTA CRUZ
ACAA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4occidentalOCCIDENTAL
SCIAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5redlandsREDLANDS
SCIAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6colorado-collegeCOLORADO COLLEGE
SCAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7pacific-lutheranPACIFIC LUTHERAN
NWC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8lewis-clarkLEWIS & CLARK
NWC (3)
 NR
9george-foxGEORGE FOX
NWC (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10caltechCALTECH
SCIAC (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)
NCAA Division III
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA Regional Coaches' Rankings

2019 Week #2 - September 24th

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.

Atlantic Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO
SUNYAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2rpiRPI
Liberty League (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)
UAA (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4tcnjTCNJ
NJAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5ritRIT
Liberty League (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6vassarVASSAR
Liberty League (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7ithacaITHACA
Liberty League (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE
Liberty League (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9nyuNYU
UAA (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10clarksonCLARKSON
Liberty League (6)
 NR

Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1carletonCARLETON
MIAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2wartburgWARTBURG
American Rivers (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3st-thomas-minnST. THOMAS (MINN.)
MIAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4st-olafST. OLAF
MIAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
MIAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6lorasLORAS
American Rivers (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7lutherLUTHER
American Rivers (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8concordia-moorheadCONCORDIA MOORHEAD
MIAC (5)
 NR
9nebraska-wesleyanNEBRASKA WESLEYAN
American Rivers (4)
 ▼3
(LW: 6)
10bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)
MIAC (9)
 NR

Great Lakes Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1oberlinOBERLIN
NCAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2hopeHOPE
MIAA (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3baldwin-wallaceBALDWIN WALLACE
OAC (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE
UAA (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5john-carrollJOHN CARROLL
OAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6otterbeinOTTERBEIN
OAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7kenyonKENYON
NCAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8calvinCALVIN
MIAA (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9trineTRINE
MIAA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10mount-unionMOUNT UNION
OAC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Mideast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS
Centennial (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dickinsonDICKINSON
Centennial (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON
UAA (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4messiahMESSIAH
MAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5swarthmoreSWARTHMORE
Centennial (3)
 ▲3
(LW: 8)
6elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY
MAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial
 ▼3
(LW: 5)
9eastern-paEASTERN (PA.)
MAC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10moravianMORAVIAN
Landmark (2)
 NR

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1chicagoCHICAGO
UAA (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE
WIAC (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE
WIAC (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5elmhurstELMHURST
CCIW (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT
WIAC (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7st-norbertST. NORBERT
MWC (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH
WIAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)
CCIW (1)
 NR

New England Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1williamsWILLIAMS
NESCAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2mitMIT
NEWMAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3tuftsTUFTS
NESCAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4middleburyMIDDLEBURY
NESCAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5wesleyan-connWESLEYAN (CONN.)
NESCAC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6coast-guardCOAST GUARD
NEWMAC (5)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7batesBATES
NESCAC (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8mount-holyokeMOUNT HOLYOKE
NEWMAC (2)
 NR
9wellesleyWELLESLEY
NEWMAC (3)
 NR
10brandeisBRANDEIS
UAA (7)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)

South/Southeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE
ODAC (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2centreCENTRE
SAA (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3emoryEMORY
UAA (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 1)
4rhodesRHODES
SAA (3)
 ▲3
(LW: 7)
5trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)
SCAC (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6berryBERRY
SAA (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7mary-washingtonMARY WASHINGTON
CAC (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8lynchburgLYNCHBURG
ODAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9catholic-d-cCATHOLIC (D.C.)
Landmark (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
CAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
SCIAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2pomona-pitzerPOMONA-PITZER
SCIAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3uc-santa-cruzUC SANTA CRUZ
ACAA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4occidentalOCCIDENTAL
SCIAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5caltechCALTECH
SCIAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6whitmanWHITMAN
NWC (1)
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7redlandsREDLANDS
SCIAC (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8whitworthWHITWORTH
NWC (4)
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9pacific-orePACIFIC (ORE.)
NWC (2)
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10george-foxGEORGE FOX
NWC (9)
 NR

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

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