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

NEW ORLEANS – We are less than a month out from the 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on March 15 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

It was also announced that the NCAA DI Cross Country Championships will be back on LIVE TELEVISION for the first time since 2009 thanks to a joint effort by the USTFCCCA and ESPN. The meet will be on ESPNU and the ESPN App.

Here is the second edition of the Women’s Regional Rankings.

Great Lakes Region

There weren’t any changes to the order of the top-5 programs in the Great Lakes Region.

Michigan State and Michigan are in a tie for No. 1, followed by No. 3 Indiana, No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Wisconsin.

Mid-Atlantic Region

Georgetown maintained it’s No. 1 spot, while West Virginia climbed two spots to No. 2. The Mountaineers placed sixth in the Women’s Garnet 6k at the FSU Winter Classic, led by Ceili McCabe’s eighth place finish.

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out with No. 3 Villanova, No. 4 Penn State and No. 5 Temple.

Midwest Region

No. 1 Minnesota and No. 2 Illinois continue to sit atop the Midwest Region.

The rest of the top-5 is rounded out with No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 4 Iowa State and No. 5 Tulsa. The Cowboys gained one spot from a week ago after a fourth place showing at the FSU Winter Classic, ahead of Iowa state and West Virginia. Tulsa gained one spot to make an appearance in the top-5 after winning the American Conference Championships. Caitlin Klopfer earned runner-up honors to lead the Hurricane.

Mountain Region

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

BYU remained at No. 1, followed by No. 2 New Mexico, No. 3 Colorado, No. 4 Northern Arizona and No. 5 Weber State.

The Cougars solidified its No. 1 ranking thanks to a team title at the Silver State Collegiate XC Challenge. The fourth-ranked Lumberjacks finished third, with fifth-ranked Weber State finishing in fifth in the field.

The Buffalos won the FSU Winter Classic in their first outing of the season, defeating Stanford 72-77.

Northeast Region

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

Boston College remains at No. 1, followed by No. 2 Providence, No. 3 Iona, No. 4 Syracuse and No. 5 Connecticut.

South Region

No changes occurred to the order of the top-5 teams in the South Region.

Alabama and Georgia Tech remain at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Florida State, No. 4 Ole Miss and No. 5 Tennessee.

South Central Region

There weren’t any changes to the order of the South Central Region’s top-5.

Arkansas remains at No. 1, followed by No. 2 Texas, No. 3 LSU, No. 4 Baylor and No. 5 Arkansas State.

Southeast Region

The Southeast Region saw some changes to the top-5 teams.

While NC State remained at No. 1, Duke climbed one spot and will be the new No. 2. The Blue Devils put together a strong outing at the FSU Winter Classic, finishing third in the Women’s Garnet 6k behind Colorado and Stanford.

The top-5 is rounded out by No. 3 Furman, No. 4 UNC and No. 5 Liberty. The Flames improved one spot from the last set of rankings after placing seventh at the FSU Winter Classic, seven points behind West Virginia.

West Region

There were some changes to the top-5 in the West Region.

Stanford and Washington solidified their spots at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. The Cardinal finished second to Colorado at the FSU Winter Classic by five points. Ella Donaghu won the individual title and Zofia Dudek finished in third. The Huskies recently competed at the Silver State Collegiate XC Challenge and placed fourth.

While No. 3 Boise State stayed put, No. 4 Portland and No. 5 San Francisco each climbed two spots to move into the top-5. The Pilots and Dons finished second and third, respectively, at the Oregon XC Open. Both teams finished ahead of Oregon State and Oregon.

NCAA Division I
Women'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 -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE
Big Ten (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
1michiganMICHIGAN
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
3indianaINDIANA
Big Ten (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4ohio-stateOHIO STATE
Big Ten (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5wisconsinWISCONSIN
Big Ten (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6butlerBUTLER
Big East (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7notre-dameNOTRE DAME
ACC (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8toledoTOLEDO
Mid-American (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9purduePURDUE
Big Ten (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN
Mid-American (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)
Mid-American (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12cincinnatiCINCINNATI
American (3)
 NR
13ball-stateBALL STATE
Mid-American (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14daytonDAYTON
Atlantic 10 (2)
 NR
15ohioOHIO
Mid-American (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

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

Midwest Region -- Women

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

Mountain Region -- Women

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

Northeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1providencePROVIDENCE
Big East (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2ionaIONA
Metro Atlantic (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3boston-collegeBOSTON COLLEGE
ACC (9)
 ▼2
(LW: 1)
4syracuseSYRACUSE
ACC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5connecticutCONNECTICUT
Big East (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY
Patriot (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT
Patriot (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8maristMARIST
Metro Atlantic (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9umass-lowellUMASS LOWELL
America East (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10new-hampshireNEW HAMPSHIRE
America East (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11none-selected(NONE SELECTED)
 ▼2
(LW: 9)

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1alabamaALABAMA
SEC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4ole-missOLE MISS
SEC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE
Conference USA (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8georgiaGEORGIA
SEC (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9floridaFLORIDA
SEC (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10mississippi-stateMISSISSIPPI STATE
SEC (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11lipscombLIPSCOMB
ASUN (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12auburnAUBURN
SEC (12)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13southern-missSOUTHERN MISS
Conference USA (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA
Sun Belt (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15uabUAB
Conference USA (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

South Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texasTEXAS
Big 12 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3lsuLSU
SEC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4baylorBAYLOR
Big 12 (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE
Sun Belt (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON
Sun Belt (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC (13)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8riceRICE
Conference USA (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9abilene-christianABILENE CHRISTIAN
Southland (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10central-arkansasCENTRAL ARKANSAS
Southland (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11texas-stateTEXAS STATE
Sun Belt (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
Southland (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD
Southland (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14little-rockLITTLE ROCK
Sun Belt (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15north-texasNORTH TEXAS
Conference USA (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Southeast Region -- Women

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

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12 (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4portlandPORTLAND
WCC (2)
 ▲2
(LW: 6)
5san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO
WCC (3)
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6oregon-stateOREGON STATE
Pac-12 (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7oregonOREGON
Pac-12
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8uclaUCLA
Pac-12 (10)
 ▲3
(LW: 11)
9california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10idahoIDAHO
Big Sky (5)
 ▲2
(LW: 12)
11gonzagaGONZAGA
WCC (4)
 ▲2
(LW: 13)
12washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12 (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13arizonaARIZONA
Pac-12 (8)
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14californiaCALIFORNIA
Pac-12 (7)
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15st-marys-califST. MARY'S (CALIF.)
WCC (6)
 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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Week 3Tue 11/24
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Week 4Tue 2/2
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Wed 2/3
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Week 5Tue 2/16
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Wed 2/17
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Week 6Tue 3/2
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Wed 3/3
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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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