2021 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – The cross country season is picking up steam.

Here is the Week 2 edition of the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Monday. 

The newest installment is headlined by two new No. 1s and several shakeups on the regional landscape after a strong weekend of competition.

Great Lakes Region

There were some major changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Great Lakes Region.

Michigan leapfrogged Michigan State for the No. 1 spot, with the Spartans coming in at No. 2 this week. Notre Dame jumped two spots to No. 3, followed followed by No. 4 Wisconsin and now No. 5 Indiana (fell two from No. 3). Four teams were in action this past weekend: the Spartans claimed the team title at the Spartan Invitational; the Fighting Irish and Badgers both won their respective meets with perfect scores; the Hoosiers finished second at John McNichols.

Mid-Atlantic Region

There were two changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Georgetown and Princeton remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by new No. 3 Villanova after a near perfect score to capture the Main Line Invitational. No. 4 West Virginia and No. 5 Penn State round out the top-5.

Midwest Region

There were multiple changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Midwest Region.

While Minnesota remained at No. 1, the next four spots have changed. Oklahoma State and Iowa State each improved one spot to sit at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, with the Cowgirls finishing second at the Cowboy Jamboree. Illinois fell to No. 4 and is followed by new No. 5 Northwestern. The Wildcats finished second to the Fighting Illini at the Redbird Invite and beat former No. 5 Loyola-Chicago in head-to-head competition.

Mountain Region

There was no change to the order of the top-5 teams in the Mountain Region.

BYU and New Mexico remain at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Northern Arizona, No. 4 Colorado and No. 5 Colorado State. Two of those teams competed this past weekend: BYU won the team title at the Florida State Open; Colorado won the Cowboy Jamboree.

Northeast Region

There was no change to the order of the top-5 teams in the Northeast Region.

Connecticut and Providence remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Boston College, No. 4 Syracuse and No. 5 Harvard. This region could be heavily shaken up following the results of the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown that will feature all five teams.

South Region

There were no changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the South Region.

Alabama and Ole Miss stayed at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Florida State, No. 4 Georgia Tech and No. 5 Tennessee. The Rebels won the team title at the North Alabama Showcase and the Seminoles finished second at the Florida State Open.

South Central Region

There were no changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the South Central Region.

Arkansas and Texas remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 4 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and No. 5 LSU. Three teams in the region competed over the weekend: the Razorbacks won the Missouri Southern Stampede; the Longhorns finished fifth at the Cowboy Jamboree ahead of No. 8 SMU and now No. 11 Incarnate Word; the Tigers captured the LSU Invite.

Southeast Region

There were no changes to the order of the top-5 teams in the Southeast Region.

NC State and North Carolina remained at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Furman, No. 4 Kentucky and No. 5 Duke. Three of the five teams competed this past weekend: the Wolfpack opened up their season with a perfect score at the adidas XC Classic; the Paladins placed third at the Florida State Open; the Wildcats captured the Commodore Classic.

West Region

There was a minor change to the order of the top-5 teams in the West Region.

Washington surpassed Stanford for the No. 1 spot in the region. Boise State, Oregon State and Oregon stayed put at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. Now No. 2 Stanford was the lone team to compete this past weekend. The Cardinal did not race a full squad and finished fifth at the Florida State Open.

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

2021 Week #2 - September 20th

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

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

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

Midwest Region -- Women

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

Mountain Region -- Women

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

Northeast Region -- Women

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

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1alabamaALABAMA
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2ole-missOLE MISS
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE
Conference USA
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8floridaFLORIDA
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9lipscombLIPSCOMB
ASUN
 ▲2
(LW: 11)
10kennesaw-stateKENNESAW STATE
ASUN
 NR
11belmontBELMONT
OVC
 NR
12samfordSAMFORD
SoCon
 NR
13ucfUCF
American
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14georgiaGEORGIA
SEC
 ▼5
(LW: 9)
15miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)
ACC
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

South Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texasTEXAS
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4texas-am-corpus-christiTEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI
Southland
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5lsuLSU
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE
Sun Belt
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7riceRICE
Conference USA
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8smuSMU
American
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9abilene-christianABILENE CHRISTIAN
WAC
 ▲3
(LW: 12)
10central-arkansasCENTRAL ARKANSAS
ASUN
 ▲4
(LW: 14)
11incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD
Southland
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12houstonHOUSTON
American
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13baylorBAYLOR
Big 12
 ▼4
(LW: 9)
14ulmULM
Sun Belt
 NR
15mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland
 NR

Southeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1nc-stateNC STATE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3furmanFURMAN
SoCon
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5dukeDUKE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6libertyLIBERTY
ASUN
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7elonELON
Colonial
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8virginiaVIRGINIA
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9wake-forestWAKE FOREST
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10charlotteCHARLOTTE
Conference USA
 ▲1
(LW: 11)
11virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH
ACC
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12radfordRADFORD
Big South
 ▲3
(LW: 15)
13appalachian-stateAPPALACHIAN STATE
Sun Belt
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14richmondRICHMOND
Atlantic 10
 ▼4
(LW: 10)
15george-masonGEORGE MASON
Atlantic 10
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4oregon-stateOREGON STATE
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5oregonOREGON
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO
WCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7uc-davisUC DAVIS
Big West
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8portlandPORTLAND
WCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC
 ▲2
(LW: 11)
10gonzagaGONZAGA
WCC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12uclaUCLA
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13idahoIDAHO
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14cal-state-fullertonCAL STATE FULLERTON
Big West
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15arizonaARIZONA
Pac-12
 NR

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