2019 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – A big weekend of racing means big changes in 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. 

Four new teams sit atop their region and a multitude of other shakeups occurred as we get deeper into the season.

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

GREAT LAKES REGION

There was a change at the top in the Great Lakes Region between Week 4 and Week 5.

Wisconsin regains the No. 1 spot for the first time since the preseason rankings. The Badgers, led by individual winner Alicia Monson, placed fourth at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational. No. 2 Michigan placed fourth at Pre-Nationals.

Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State sit at No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5, respectively for the fifth straight week.

MID-ATLANTIC REGION

The Mid-Atlantic saw some changes between Week 4 and Week 5.

Penn State jumped four spots to take back the No. 1 spot following a win at the Penn State National. No. 2 Georgetown stayed put for a second week.

Penn and Princeton slid down to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. No. 5 Villanova moved up a spot from No. 6 from their showing at Nuttycombe to round out the region.

MIDWEST REGION

Some shakeups occurred in the Midwest from Week 4 to Week 5.

The new No. 1 team is Illinois following sixth-place finish at Pre-Nationals. The Fighting Illini earned their highest regional ranking in program history following a steady climb up the ranks. Oklahoma State climbed up two spots to No. 2, also turning in a solid team effort at Pre-Nationals.

Minnesota, Tulsa, and Missouri sit at No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5, respectively. Tulsa moved up two spots for their first top-5 appearance since 2016.

MOUNTAIN REGION

The Mountain Region continued to evolve from Week 4 to Week 5.

No. 1 BYU stayed put after a runner-up finish in the team standings at Pre-Nationals, led by individual winner Erica Birk. No. 2 Colorado moved up one spot, finishing third at Pre-Nationals.

Northern Arizona continues to be impressive and moved up three spots to No. 3. The Lumberjacks placed sixth at Nuttycombe and taking down a handful of nationally ranked teams in the process.

No. 4 Air Force moved up one spot from an eighth-place finish at Nuttycombe, placing ahead of now No. 5 New Mexico.

NORTHEAST REGION

There were a few adjustments in the Northeast from Week 4 to Week 5.

Columbia is the new No. 1 team in the region after turning in a strong effort at the Nuttycombe Invitational. Boston College moved up one spot to No. 2 due to the Eagles placing ninth at Pre-Nationals.

Syracuse slid down to No. 3 with the rise of Columbia and Boston College, while Providence moved up two spots to No. 4 for their first top-5 appearance of the season. Yale remained at No. 5 to round out the top teams.

SOUTH REGION

The South saw some adjustments from Week 4 to Week 5.

Florida State remained the No. 1 team after finishing fifth at Pre-Nationals, while No. 2 Georgia Tech jumped up two spots from a second-place finish at the Penn State National.

Ole Miss and Tennessee moved down to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Middle Tennessee achieved its highest placement in program history at No. 5. The Blue Raiders placed second at the Arturo Barrios Invitational.

SOUTH CENTRAL

There was little change in the South Central from Week 4 to Week 5.

No. 1 Arkansas and No. 2 Texas are favored to receive automatic bids to NCAAs. The Razorbacks rolled to a win at Nuttycombe.

Texas A&M stayed steady in the No. 3 spot like it has all season. Rice moved up three spots to No. 4 after placing third at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational. Houston dropped to No. 5 to round out the top teams.

SOUTHEAST REGION

The Southeast remained the same between Week 4 and Week 5.

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 one change in the West between Week 4 and Week 5.No. 1 Stanford and No. 2 Washington remain as the favorites to receive automatic bids into NCAAs, while No. 3 Boise State and No. 4 Oregon remained the same.

California Baptist won the Arturo Barrios Invitational this past weekend and moved up to No. 5, achieving its highest placement in program history.

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

2019 Week #5 - October 21st

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
1wisconsinWISCONSIN
Big Ten (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2michiganMICHIGAN
Big Ten (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
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)
7butlerBUTLER
Big East (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8purduePURDUE
Big Ten (11)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9toledoTOLEDO
Mid-American (4)
 ▲3
(LW: 12)
10xavierXAVIER
Big East (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11akronAKRON
Mid-American (5)
 ▲2
(LW: 13)
12eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN
Mid-American (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13ball-stateBALL STATE
Mid-American (6)
 ▲2
(LW: 15)
14central-michiganCENTRAL MICHIGAN
Mid-American (12)
 NR
15daytonDAYTON
Atlantic 10 (3)
 NR

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

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

Midwest Region -- Women

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

Mountain Region -- Women

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

Northeast Region -- Women

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

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC (10)
 ▲2
(LW: 4)
3ole-missOLE MISS
SEC (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE
Conference USA (1)
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6floridaFLORIDA
SEC (11)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC (6)
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8southern-missSOUTHERN MISS
Conference USA (2)
 ▲4
(LW: 12)
9alabamaALABAMA
SEC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10georgiaGEORGIA
SEC (8)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)
11lipscombLIPSCOMB
ASUN (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA
Sun Belt (2)
 ▲2
(LW: 14)
13mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE
SEC (12)
 ▲2
(LW: 15)
14north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA
ASUN (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15samfordSAMFORD
SoCon (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)
4riceRICE
Conference USA (4)
 ▲3
(LW: 7)
5houstonHOUSTON
American (8)
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southland (2)
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7baylorBAYLOR
Big 12 (7)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8utrgvUTRGV
WAC (6)
 ▲4
(LW: 12)
9abilene-christianABILENE CHRISTIAN
Southland (4)
 ▲2
(LW: 11)
10lsuLSU
SEC (13)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)
11texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt (4)
 NR
12texas-am-corpus-christiTEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
Southland (3)
 ▲2
(LW: 14)
13arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE
Sun Belt (1)
 ▼8
(LW: 5)
14smuSMU
American (9)
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland (7)
 ▼5
(LW: 10)

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)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7elonELON
Colonial (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC (7)
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9libertyLIBERTY
ASUN (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10virginiaVIRGINIA
ACC (11)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11high-pointHIGH POINT
Big South (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12clemsonCLEMSON
ACC (13)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY
OVC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14louisvilleLOUISVILLE
ACC (12)
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15william-and-maryWILLIAM AND MARY
Colonial (3)
 NR

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)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4oregonOREGON
Pac-12 (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6portlandPORTLAND
WCC (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7oregon-stateOREGON STATE
Pac-12 (7)
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8californiaCALIFORNIA
Pac-12 (9)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9uc-davisUC DAVIS
Big West (2)
 ▲4
(LW: 13)
10arizonaARIZONA
Pac-12 (6)
 ▲5
(LW: 15)
11arizona-stateARIZONA STATE
Pac-12 (11)
 NR
12uclaUCLA
Pac-12 (8)
 ▼4
(LW: 8)
13cal-state-fullertonCAL STATE FULLERTON
Big West (1)
 NR
14san-jose-stateSAN JOSE STATE
Mountain West (7)
 ▼2
(LW: 12)
15grand-canyonGRAND CANYON
WAC (3)
 NR

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

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