2021 NCAA DII Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – The season may be young, but it’s off to a great start!

Here is the Week 1 edition of the NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday afternoon.

Atlantic Region

There was one change among the top-5 teams in the Atlantic Region.

Edinboro and Davis and Elkins remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Seton Hill and No. 4 Charleston (W.VA.). The Golden Eagles are now followed by Slippery Rock, who moved into the No. 5 spot after a strong showing at the Doug Watts Open. The Rock finished second to the Fighting Scots.

Central Region

There were several changes among the top-5 teams in the Central Region.

Augustana (S.D.) and U-Mary remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Minnesota Duluth climbed four spots from No. 7 to No. 3 following two wins to start the season. Winona State fell to No. 4 and Neb.-Kearney, previously not ranked, moved to No. 5 after a strong showing at their home invitational. The Vikings, Marauders, Bulldogs and Warriors will battle it out at the Roy Griak Invitational on September 24.

East Region

There were some notable changes among the top-5 teams in the East Region.

Southern New Hampshire is still No. 1, but is now followed by No. 2 American International, who was previously not ranked. Roberts Wesleyan fell one spot to No. 3 and Saint Anselm gained one position to No. 4, while Stonehill dropped two spots to No. 5. Four of the five teams competed at the Shacklette Invitational, which saw SNHU hold off AIC 46-47. The Hawks finished six points ahead of the Skyhawks for third place.

Midwest Region

There were no changes among the top-5 teams in the Midwest Region.

Grand Valley State and Southern Indiana remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Walsh, No. 4 Southwest Baptist and No. 5 Hillsdale. The Lakers, Screaming Eagles, Cavaliers and Bearcats all earned favorable outcomes the first two weekends even while resting their top runners.

South Region

There was a minor change among the top-5 teams in the South Region.

While Lee (Tenn.) stayed No. 1, the Flames are now followed by No. 2 Mississippi College and No. 3 Tampa, who traded places from the Preseason rankings. The Choctaws showed their depth with two strong wins to start the season. No. 4 Saint Leo and No. 5 Alabama-Huntsville remained steady to round out the top-5 

South Central Region

There were some notable changes among the top-5 teams in the South Central Region.

Colorado School of Mines moved into the No. 1 spot and pushed Adams State to No. 2. UC-Colorado Springs and CSU Pueblo each improved to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, while No. 5 Dallas Baptist held steady. All five teams had strong showings to start the season, including a head-to-head competition between UC-Colorado Springs and CSU Pueblo that saw the Mountain Lions beat the ThunderWolves at the UCCS Rust Buster.

Southeast Region

There were no changes among the top-5 teams in the Southeast Region.

Queens (N.C.) and Wingate remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Anderson (S.C.), No. 4 Flagler and No. 5 Augusta. The Bulldogs won the Bulldog Stampede and placed five runners in the top-9, while the Saints were victorious at the VSU Border Clash and having runners finish 2-5-6-7-8.

West Region

There were no changes among the top-5 teams in the West Region.

Cal State Stanislaus and Simon Fraser remained No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Chico State, No. 4 Academy of Art and No. 5 Seattle Pacific. Three teams competed at the San Francisco State Invitational that was ultimately won by SFU, while the Wildcats finished second and the Urban Knights came in third.

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

2021 Week #1 - September 14th

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.

Atlantic Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1edinboroEDINBORO
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2davis-and-elkinsDAVIS AND ELKINS
Mountain East
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3seton-hillSETON HILL
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4charleston-w-vaCHARLESTON (W.VA.)
Mountain East
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5slippery-rockSLIPPERY ROCK
PSAC
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6lock-havenLOCK HAVEN
PSAC
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7gannonGANNON
PSAC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8concordCONCORD
Mountain East
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9bloomsburgBLOOMSBURG
PSAC
 NR
10shippensburgSHIPPENSBURG
PSAC
 ▼3
(LW: 7)

Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2u-maryU-MARY
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3minnesota-duluthMINNESOTA DULUTH
NSIC
 ▲4
(LW: 7)
4winona-stateWINONA STATE
NSIC
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY
MIAA
 NR
6minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE
MIAA
 ▼3
(LW: 4)
8central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI
MIAA
 ▼3
(LW: 5)
9washburnWASHBURN
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10oklahoma-baptistOKLAHOMA BAPTIST
GAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

East Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1southern-new-hampshireSOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2american-internationalAMERICAN INTERNATIONAL
Northeast-10
 NR
3roberts-wesleyanROBERTS WESLEYAN
ECC
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4saint-anselmSAINT ANSELM
Northeast-10
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5stonehillSTONEHILL
Northeast-10
 ▼2
(LW: 3)
6southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7adelphiADELPHI
Northeast-10
 ▼3
(LW: 4)
8felicianFELICIAN
CACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9jefferson-paJEFFERSON (PA.)
CACC
 NR
10assumptionASSUMPTION
Northeast-10
 ▼3
(LW: 7)

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southern-indianaSOUTHERN INDIANA
GLVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3walshWALSH
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4southwest-baptistSOUTHWEST BAPTIST
GLVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5hillsdaleHILLSDALE
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6cedarvilleCEDARVILLE
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7wayne-state-michWAYNE STATE (MICH.)
GLIAC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8michigan-techMICHIGAN TECH
GLIAC
 NR
9druryDRURY
GLVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ▼3
(LW: 7)

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1lee-tennLEE (TENN.)
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2mississippi-collegeMISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
GSC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3tampaTAMPA
Sunshine
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4saint-leoSAINT LEO
Sunshine
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6nova-southeasternNOVA SOUTHEASTERN
Sunshine
 NR
7palm-beach-atlanticPALM BEACH ATLANTIC
Sunshine
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8lynnLYNN
Sunshine
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9florida-southernFLORIDA SOUTHERN
Sunshine
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10montevalloMONTEVALLO
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
RMAC
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2adams-stateADAMS STATE
RMAC
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS
RMAC
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO
RMAC
 ▲2
(LW: 6)
5dallas-baptistDALLAS BAPTIST
Lone Star
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6colorado-christianCOLORADO CHRISTIAN
RMAC
 NR
7western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO
RMAC
 ▼4
(LW: 3)
8west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M
Lone Star
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9msu-denverMSU DENVER
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA
RMAC
 NR

Southeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2wingateWINGATE
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3anderson-s-cANDERSON (S.C.)
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4flaglerFLAGLER
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5augustaAUGUSTA
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6north-georgiaNORTH GEORGIA
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7lenoir-rhyneLENOIR-RHYNE
SAC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8catawbaCATAWBA
SAC
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9unc-pembrokeUNC PEMBROKE
Conference Carolinas
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10georgia-collegeGEORGIA COLLEGE
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1cal-state-stanislausCAL STATE STANISLAUS
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2simon-fraserSIMON FRASER
GNAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3chico-stateCHICO STATE
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART
PacWest
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5seattle-pacificSEATTLE PACIFIC
GNAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6cal-state-san-marcosCAL STATE SAN MARCOS
CCAA
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7biola-califBIOLA (CALIF.)
PacWest
 NR
8northwest-nazareneNORTHWEST NAZARENE
GNAC
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9western-washingtonWESTERN WASHINGTON
GNAC
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10concordia-califCONCORDIA (CALIF.)
PacWest
 NR

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Cross Country

2021 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/31
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/1
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 2: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/14
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/15
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 16: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Tue 9/21
Wed 9/22
Week 3Tue 9/28
Wed 9/29
Oct. 2: Pre-National
Week 4Tue 10/5
Wed 10/6
Week 5Tue 10/12
Wed 10/13
Oct. 22-24: Conference Champs
Week 6Tue 10/26
Wed 10/27
Nov. 6: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Thu 11/11
Nov. 20: NCAA DII Championships
(Saint Leo, Fla.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/6
Sat 11/20
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