2020 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – We’re less than one month away from the rescheduled 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, set for March 15 at the Oklahoma State Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Time flies when you have multiple seasons going at once, right?

It was also just announced the NCAA DI Cross Country Championships will be back on LIVE TELEVISION for the first time since 2009, starting this year, thanks to the combined efforts of the USTFCCCA and ESPN. Watch all of the action on March 15 on ESPNU and the ESPN App.

With all of that said, there isn’t a better time to check out the Men’s Regional Rankings.

Great Lakes Region

There were a few changes to the other of the top-5 programs in the Great Lakes Region.

While Wisconsin and Notre Dame remain No. 1 and No. 2, Michigan jumped three spots from No. 6 to No. 3. Even though the Wolverines haven’t competed on the cross country course yet this spring and missed the Big Ten Championships, they’ve turned in strong efforts in distance events on the track, most recently at the B1G Indoor Track & Field Invitational.

Indiana dropped one spot to No. 4, while Butler surged three spots from No. 8 to No. 5. The Bulldogs recently won the team title at the Lipscomb Winter XC Classic in a rout (21 points).

Mid-Atlantic Region

There were no changes to the order of the top-5 programs in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Villanova is still No. 1, followed by No. 2 Georgetown, No. 3 Navy, No. 4 Temple and No. 5 Penn State.

Midwest Region

Tulsa cemented its spot atop the Midwest Region after a dominant performance at The American Cross Country Championships. The Golden Hurricane made it look easy in Wichita, Kansas, taking seven of the top-12 spots, including the top-2 finishers to win by 34 points.

Oklahoma State, which hasn’t raced since winning the Big 12 crown in a tiebreaker over Iowa State might have some company soon in the guise of those Cyclones. Iowa State recently finished a clear runner-up at the FSU Winter XC Classic a few weeks ago thanks to yet another individual title by Wesley Kiptoo, who remained undefeated on the grass circuit.

Kansas State held steady at No. 4 and is now followed by No. 5 Missouri.

Mountain Region

Don’t look for too many changes to the order of top-5 teams in the Mountain Region.

BYU continues to the lead the way, keeping the spot it captured after beating second-ranked Northern Arizona at the Silver State Collegiate Challenge to begin the month. The Cougars also starred at the Washington Invitational this past weekend with three men under 13:30 for 5000 meters on the oversized oval at the Dempsey Indoor.

Colorado and Utah State both competed at the FSU Winter XC Classic a few weeks ago and finished third and fourth, respectively. That’s where they sit in these regional rankings.

Air Force soared two spots since Week 4 to No. 5 in Week 5.

Northeast Region

There were minimal changes to the order of top-5 programs in the Northeast Region.

Iona didn’t budge from No. 1, but UMass Lowell and Syracuse swapped spots. The now second-ranked River Hawks have their best ranking in program history and will look to build off a dominant effort a few weeks ago at a tri-meet against New Hampshire and Rhode Island, where they swept the top-7 spots (Benjamin Drezek earned the individual crown).

Stony Brook and Providence held steady at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

South Region

Ole Miss and Georgia still own the top-2 spots in the South Region.

Florida State jumped two spots from No. 5 to No. 3 after a strong effort at the FSU Winter XC Classic a few weeks ago. The Seminoles finished seventh on their home course with head-to-head wins against Syracuse, Southern Utah, California Baptist and now fourth-ranked Tennessee.

Lipscomb also fell one spot to coincide with Florida State’s rise.

South Central Region

Arkansas and Texas still own the top-2 spots in the South Central Region.

Southeastern Louisiana is up to No. 3 after a split-squad effort at the FSU Winter XC Classic. Shea Foster competed solo in the Garnet Men’s 8K and finished seventh individually. The rest of the Lions were in the Gold Men’s 8K, where they finished runner-up to New Orleans. Combine their efforts and Southeastern Louisiana would have been 15th in the Garnet Men’s 8K.

Lamar and Rice are ranked No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

Southeast Region

NC State, Wake Forest and Virginia remain No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in the Southeast Region.

Duke jumped three spots from Week 4 to No. 4 in Week 5 thanks to its strong showing at the FSU Winter XC Classic. The Blue Devils finished sixth with a 50-second spread.

Furman dropped one spot to No. 5.

West Region

Stanford is now the top team in the West. The Cardinal made their debut in a big way at the FSU Winter XC Classic, running away with the Garnet Men’s 8K team title. Stanford put three runners in the top-15 and led by as many as 88 points at the 4K mark en route to a 31-point win over Iowa State. Cole Sprout and Charles Hicks finished fifth and sixth individually.

Portland fell from No. 1 to No. 2 and is followed by No. 3 Washington, No. 4 Oregon and No. 5 Gonzaga.

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

2020 Week #5 - February 16th

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
1wisconsinWISCONSIN
Big Ten (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2notre-dameNOTRE DAME
ACC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3michiganMICHIGAN
Big Ten
 ▲3
(LW: 6)
4indianaINDIANA
Big Ten (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5butlerBUTLER
Big East (1)
 ▲3
(LW: 8)
6purduePURDUE
Big Ten (3)
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE
Big Ten (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN
Mid-American (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9cincinnatiCINCINNATI
American (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)
Mid-American (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11ohioOHIO
Mid-American (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12toledoTOLEDO
Mid-American (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13milwaukeeMILWAUKEE
Horizon (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN
Mid-American (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15indiana-stateINDIANA STATE
Missouri Valley
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

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

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1tulsaTULSA
American (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE
Big 12 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3iowa-stateIOWA STATE
Big 12 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4kansas-stateKANSAS STATE
Big 12 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5missouriMISSOURI
SEC (6)
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6nebraskaNEBRASKA
Big Ten (5)
 ▲4
(LW: 10)
7kansasKANSAS
Big 12 (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Summit League (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten (6)
 ▲2
(LW: 11)
10minnesotaMINNESOTA
Big Ten (7)
 ▲4
(LW: 14)
11wichita-stateWICHITA STATE
American (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 9)
12bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13eastern-illinoisEASTERN ILLINOIS
OVC (1)
 ▲2
(LW: 15)
14drakeDRAKE
Missouri Valley (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15illinois-stateILLINOIS STATE
Missouri Valley (1)
 NR

Mountain Region -- Men

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

Northeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1ionaIONA
Metro Atlantic (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2umass-lowellUMASS LOWELL
America East (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3syracuseSYRACUSE
ACC (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4stony-brookSTONY BROOK
America East (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5providencePROVIDENCE
Big East (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6northeasternNORTHEASTERN
Colonial (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7binghamtonBINGHAMTON
America East (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8connecticutCONNECTICUT
Big East (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY
Patriot (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10buffaloBUFFALO
Mid-American (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT
Patriot (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12vermontVERMONT
America East (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13rhode-islandRHODE ISLAND
Atlantic 10 (7)
 NR
14fordhamFORDHAM
Atlantic 10
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15hofstraHOFSTRA
Colonial (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

South Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1ole-missOLE MISS
SEC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2georgiaGEORGIA
SEC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC (9)
 ▲2
(LW: 5)
4tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5lipscombLIPSCOMB
ASUN (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC (12)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA
ASUN (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8floridaFLORIDA
SEC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9ut-martinUT MARTIN
OVC (4)
 ▲2
(LW: 11)
10belmontBELMONT
OVC (3)
 ▲3
(LW: 13)
11alabamaALABAMA
SEC (10)
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA
Sun Belt (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13tennessee-techTENNESSEE TECH
OVC (6)
 ▼4
(LW: 9)
14auburnAUBURN
SEC (12)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15memphisMEMPHIS
American (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

South Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texasTEXAS
Big 12 (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3southeastern-louisianaSOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA
Southland (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4lamarLAMAR
Southland (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5riceRICE
Conference USA (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6lsuLSU
SEC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8north-texasNORTH TEXAS
Conference USA (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE
Sun Belt (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON
Sun Belt (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11baylorBAYLOR
Big 12 (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland (6)
 ▲1
(LW: 13)
13texas-am-corpus-christiTEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
Southland (7)
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14new-orleansNEW ORLEANS
Southland (4)
 NR
15stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southland (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Southeast Region -- Men

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

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12 (1)
 ▲3
(LW: 4)
2portlandPORTLAND
WCC (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12 (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4oregonOREGON
Pac-12 (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
5gonzagaGONZAGA
WCC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12 (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC (1)
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9uclaUCLA
Pac-12 (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10santa-claraSANTA CLARA
WCC (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 11)
11grand-canyonGRAND CANYON
WAC (3)
 ▲2
(LW: 13)
12californiaCALIFORNIA
Pac-12 (7)
 NR
13idahoIDAHO
Big Sky (7)
 ▲2
(LW: 15)
14san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO
WCC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15loyola-marymountLOYOLA MARYMOUNT
WCC (7)
 NR

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2020 Rankings & Polls Calendar
COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts
The NCAA Division I National Championsips have been rescheduled to be held on March 15, 2021.
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
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Wed 2/3
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Week 6Tue 3/2
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Week 7Tue 3/9
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Fri 3/5
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FINAL ResultsMon 3/15
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