2019 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – We’re beginning to see some real racing in NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country.

That means changes to the most recent Regional Rankings released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA).

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

There was some great intra-regional racing that altered the complexion of several regions, namely the Great Lakes Region.

Remember: The nine NCAA DI Regional Championships will be held across the nation on Friday, November 15, with the top-2 teams in each region earning automatic bids to the ensuing NCAA Championships.

Great Lakes Region

Massive changes swept through the top-5 of the Great Lakes Region between Week 3 and Week 4. That’s because all of the region’s top teams raced against each other at the Joe Piane Invitational this past weekend.

The victor of the competition inside the competition go the spoils, which in this case was Purdue and which is why the Boilermakers are No. 1 for the first time in program history. Purdue finished just one point from third in South Bend, Indiana, and put three runners in the top-20.

The rest of the teams fall in order with how they finished at the Burke Golf Course: Notre Dame is No. 2, Indiana is No. 3, Michigan is No. 4 and former No. 1 Wisconsin is No. 5.

Mid-Atlantic Region

There were some slight changes to the order of top-5 teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region between Week 3 and Week 4.

Princeton is still No. 1, but it’s Georgetown following the Tigers now, not Villanova. The Hoyas fared well at the stacked Joe Piane Invitational, finishing 11th behind Eastern Kentucky and Florida State.

Right behind Georgetown is Penn, which moved up from No. 6 to No. 3. The Quakers took runner-up honors in the Men’s Gold Race at the Paul Short Invitational.

Villanova dropped from No. 2 to No. 4, while Temple dropped from No. 4 to No. 5.

Midwest Region

There was a slight change to the order of the top-5 teams in the Midwest Region between Week 3 and Week 4.

Iowa State and Oklahoma State remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, with Tulsa at No. 3 right behind them, but Iowa jumped from No. 5 to No. 4 and Minnesota climbed from No. 8 to No. 5 after their strong performances this past weekend.

The Hawkeyes finished 12th at the loaded Joe Piane Invitational, while the Golden Gophers finished fifth in the Men’s Gold Race at the Paul Short Run.

Mountain Region

There was a slight change to the order of top-5 teams in the Mountain Region between Week 3 and Week 4, but rest assured nothing happened at the top.

Northern Arizona, BYU and Colorado remain No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, but Utah State shot from No. 8 last week to No. 4 this week thanks to its effort at the Paul Short Run. The Aggies romped to victory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, scoring nearly 100 points fewer than the runner-up.

Wyoming remained at No. 5 to round out the top-5.

Northeast Region

There was a slight change to the order of the top-5 teams in the Northeast Region between Week 3 and Week 4.

Syracuse and Iona are still favored to earn the region’s automatic bids to NCAAs, while Stony Brook leapfrogged Army West Point into the No. 3 spot (Army is now No. 4). Harvard remains No. 5 for the third week in a row.

South Region

There were some slight changes to the order of top-5 teams in the South Region between Week 3 and Week 4.

Ole Miss, Middle Tennessee and Florida State still remain No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, after their performances this past weekend. The Rebels finished runner-up to Colorado at the Joe Piane Invitational, while the Blue Raiders won the Men’s Gold 8K at the Live in the Lou Cross Country Classic and the Seminoles hung tough in South Bend, Indiana, on their way to beating several nationally-ranked programs.

Georgia Tech went from No. 6 to No. 4 and Lipscomb soared from No. 12 to a program record-tying No. 5 after finishing a strong fourth at the Live in the Lou Cross Country Classic.

South Central Region

There was a big change to the order of the top-5 teams in the South Central Region between Week 3 and Week 4.

For just the third time in the past seven years, Arkansas isn’t the No. 1 team. That position now belongs to Texas after it beat the Razorbacks – and every other team, for that matter – at the Chile Pepper Festival this past weekend. The Longhorns put three runners in the top-15 and scored 74 points to Arkansas’ 165. It should be mentioned that the Razorbacks’ top runner Gilbert Boit ran unattached and placed second.

Settling into position behind Texas and Arkansas is Texas A&M, Lamar and Rice at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Southeast Region

There were no changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Southeast Region between Week 3 and Week 4.

Virginia and NC State are still favored to earn the region’s automatic bids to NCAAs, while Eastern Kentucky, Virginia Tech and Duke sit No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

West Region

There were no changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the West Region between Week 3 and Week 4.

Washington and Portland are still favored to earn the region’s automatic bids to NCAAs, while Stanford, Oregon and UCLA aren’t too far behind at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

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

2019 Week #4 - October 7th

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
1purduePURDUE
Big Ten (4)
 ▲4
(LW: 5)
2notre-dameNOTRE DAME
ACC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3indianaINDIANA
Big Ten (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4michiganMICHIGAN
Big Ten (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5wisconsinWISCONSIN
Big Ten (1)
 ▼4
(LW: 1)
6michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE
Big Ten (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7butlerBUTLER
Big East (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8ohio-stateOHIO STATE
Big Ten (11)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)
Mid-American (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
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)
15central-michiganCENTRAL MICHIGAN
Mid-American (5)
 NR

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1princetonPRINCETON
Ivy League (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2georgetownGEORGETOWN
Big East (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3pennPENN
Ivy League (1)
 ▲3
(LW: 6)
4villanovaVILLANOVA
Big East (1)
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
5templeTEMPLE
American (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6navyNAVY
Patriot (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7penn-statePENN STATE
Big Ten (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC (11)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9la-salleLA SALLE
Atlantic 10 (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10lehighLEHIGH
Patriot (4)
 ▲5
(LW: 15)
11saint-josephsSAINT JOSEPH'S
Atlantic 10 (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13monmouthMONMOUTH
Metro Atlantic (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14mount-st-marysMOUNT ST. MARY'S
Northeast (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15duquesneDUQUESNE
Atlantic 10 (8)
 NR

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)
4iowaIOWA
Big Ten (10)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5minnesotaMINNESOTA
Big Ten (8)
 ▲3
(LW: 8)
6bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley (1)
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7kansasKANSAS
Big 12 (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8missouriMISSOURI
SEC (7)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10wichita-stateWICHITA STATE
American (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Summit League (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12kansas-stateKANSAS STATE
Big 12 (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13nebraskaNEBRASKA
Big Ten (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14drakeDRAKE
Missouri Valley (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15loyola-chicagoLOYOLA-CHICAGO
Missouri Valley (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

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)
4utah-stateUTAH STATE
Mountain West (1)
 ▲4
(LW: 8)
5wyomingWYOMING
Mountain West (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6weber-stateWEBER STATE
Big Sky (2)
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH
Big Sky (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8air-forceAIR FORCE
Mountain West (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9new-mexicoNEW MEXICO
Mountain West (6)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10utah-valleyUTAH VALLEY
WAC (1)
 ▲5
(LW: 15)
11colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE
Mountain West (2)
 ▼7
(LW: 4)
12montana-stateMONTANA STATE
Big Sky (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13utepUTEP
Conference USA (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14idaho-stateIDAHO STATE
Big Sky (8)
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15northern-coloradoNORTHERN COLORADO
Big Sky (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

Northeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1syracuseSYRACUSE
ACC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2ionaIONA
Metro Atlantic (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3stony-brookSTONY BROOK
America East (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT
Patriot (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5harvardHARVARD
Ivy League (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6yaleYALE
Ivy League (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7dartmouthDARTMOUTH
Ivy League (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8umass-lowellUMASS LOWELL
America East (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9providencePROVIDENCE
Big East (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10columbiaCOLUMBIA
Ivy League (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY
Patriot (3)
 NR
12brownBROWN
Ivy League (7)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13cornellCORNELL
Ivy League (6)
 NR
14buffaloBUFFALO
Mid-American (3)
 ▼2
(LW: 12)
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)
4georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC (9)
 ▲2
(LW: 6)
5lipscombLIPSCOMB
ASUN (1)
 ▲7
(LW: 12)
6etsuETSU
SoCon (2)
 ▲4
(LW: 10)
7alabamaALABAMA
SEC (2)
 ▼3
(LW: 4)
8belmontBELMONT
OVC (2)
 ▼3
(LW: 5)
9tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC (9)
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10floridaFLORIDA
SEC (6)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)
11north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA
ASUN (3)
 ▼2
(LW: 9)
12south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA
Sun Belt (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13memphisMEMPHIS
American (7)
 NR
14georgiaGEORGIA
SEC (11)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

South Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1texasTEXAS
Big 12 (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2arkansasARKANSAS
SEC (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4lamarLAMAR
Southland (1)
 ▲3
(LW: 7)
5riceRICE
Conference USA (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE
Sun Belt (2)
 NR
7houstonHOUSTON
American (8)
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON
Sun Belt (4)
 ▼3
(LW: 6)
10north-texasNORTH TEXAS
Conference USA (6)
 ▼5
(LW: 5)
11baylorBAYLOR
Big 12 (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13lsuLSU
SEC (8)
 ▲2
(LW: 15)
14abilene-christianABILENE CHRISTIAN
Southland (3)
 NR
15stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southland (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

Southeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1virginiaVIRGINIA
ACC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2nc-stateNC STATE
ACC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY
OVC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH
ACC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5dukeDUKE
ACC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6furmanFURMAN
SoCon (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7charlotteCHARLOTTE
Conference USA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8louisvilleLOUISVILLE
ACC (12)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9campbellCAMPBELL
Big South (1)
 ▲3
(LW: 12)
10wake-forestWAKE FOREST
ACC (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)
11kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA
ACC (10)
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13libertyLIBERTY
ASUN (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14william-and-maryWILLIAM AND MARY
Colonial (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15appalachian-stateAPPALACHIAN STATE
Sun Belt (1)
 NR

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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12idahoIDAHO
Big Sky (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13arizona-stateARIZONA STATE
Pac-12 (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14californiaCALIFORNIA
Pac-12 (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15santa-claraSANTA CLARA
WCC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

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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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
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/24
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Week 3Mon 9/30
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Tue 10/1
MEN | WOMEN
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
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
Nov. 23: NCAA Champs (Terre Haute, Ind.)
FINAL ResultsFri 11/15
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/23
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