2021 NCAA DII Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – Strong racing across the nation this past weekend stirred up several regions.

With that being said, here is the Week 4 installment of the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings that was released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Atlantic Region

There were minor changes among the top-5 teams in the Atlantic Region.

Charleston (W.VA) and Edinboro remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. No. 3 Concord and No. 4 Shippensburg swapped places from Week 3. The Mountain Lions placed fourth in the Brown race at Paul Short, while the Raiders competed in the Gold section. Slippery Rock held steady at No. 5.

Central Region

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

Augustana (S.D.) and Pittsburg State remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Missouri Southern, No. 4 Northwest Missouri and No. 5 Neb.-Kearney. Two teams competed this past weekend: the Vikings captured runner-up honors in a strong field at the Chili Pepper Festival; the Lopers ran several runners outside of their top-7 at the Briar Cliff Charger Invite.

East Region

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

American International, Southern Connecticut and Roberts Wesleyan held steady at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 5, respectively, while No. 3 Franklin Pierce and No. 4 Stonehill traded places from Week 3. Two teams won their respective competition this past weekend: the Owls won the Brown section at the Paul Short Run; the Ravens took top honors at the Bruce Kirsh Cross Country Cup with 17 points.

Midwest Region

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

Grand Valley State and Southern Indiana remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Lewis, No. 4 Walsh and No. 5 Wayne State (Mich.). Grand Valley State and Lewis both competed at the Live in Lou Classic, with the Lakers placing second at the Gold race behind NCAA Division I Wisconsin, while the Flyers finished third in the Blue section. The Warriors stayed in Michigan and won the Red October meet.

South Region

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

Alabama-Huntsville and Lee (Tenn.) remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. The Chargers finished fifth at the Chile Pepper Festival due to the tiebreaker rule after matching NCAA DI Arkansas with 192 points. No. 3 Mississippi College moved up one spot and bumped Florida Southern down to No. 4, while No. 5 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) climbed two spots back into the top-5 for the first time since the preseason. The Choctaws had a strong outing in the Gold race at the Live in Lou Classic with an eighth place finish and beating several DII teams.

South Central Region

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

Colorado School of Mines and Adams State remained at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Colorado Christian, No. 4 UC-Colorado Springs and No. 5 Western Colorado. The Orediggers debuted their full squad and easily ran away from the field to win the Chile Pepper Festival, while the Mountaineers finished third in the team standings. The Grizzlies traveled to Pennsylvania and were the top DII team in the Gold section of the Paul Short Run with a seventh place finish.

Southeast Region

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

Queens (N.C.) stayed at No. 1, while Wingate leapfrogged Augusta for the No. 2 spot (Augusta fell to No. 3). Anderson (S.C.) held steady at No. 4 and is now followed by No. 5 Catawba, who climbed back into the top-5. All five teams competed this past weekend: the Royals placed 14th in the Gold race at Live in Lou; the Bulldogs and Indians raced at the DII National Preview and finished first and fifth, respectively; the Jags won the Alexander/Asics Invitational; the Trojans posted a perfect score at Run the Berry.

West Region

There were minor changes among the top-5 teams in the West Region.

Chico State, Biola (Calif.) and Cal State Stanislaus remain No. 1, No. 4 and No. 5, respectively. No. 2 Simon Fraser and No. 3 Fresno Pacific traded places from Week 3, with SFU leapfrogging the Sunbirds. Everyone was idle this weekend except for Fresno Pacific, who traveled to Florida for the DII National Preview and placed second.

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

2021 Week #4 - October 5th

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 -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1charleston-w-vaCHARLESTON (W.VA.)
Mountain East
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2edinboroEDINBORO
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3concordCONCORD
Mountain East
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4shippensburgSHIPPENSBURG
PSAC
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5slippery-rockSLIPPERY ROCK
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6west-liberty-stateWEST LIBERTY STATE
Mountain East
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7indiana-paINDIANA (PA.)
PSAC
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8davis-and-elkinsDAVIS AND ELKINS
Mountain East
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9lock-havenLOCK HAVEN
PSAC
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10bloomsburgBLOOMSBURG
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6u-maryU-MARY
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7emporia-stateEMPORIA STATE
MIAA
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI
MIAA
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9sioux-fallsSIOUX FALLS
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10fort-hays-stateFORT HAYS STATE
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

East Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1american-internationalAMERICAN INTERNATIONAL
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3franklin-pierceFRANKLIN PIERCE
Northeast-10
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4stonehillSTONEHILL
Northeast-10
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5roberts-wesleyanROBERTS WESLEYAN
ECC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6adelphiADELPHI
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7saint-anselmSAINT ANSELM
Northeast-10
 ▲3
(LW: 10)
8assumptionASSUMPTION
Northeast-10
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9jefferson-paJEFFERSON (PA.)
CACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10le-moyneLE MOYNE
Northeast-10
 ▼2
(LW: 8)

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southern-indianaSOUTHERN INDIANA
GLVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3lewisLEWIS
GLVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4walshWALSH
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5wayne-state-michWAYNE STATE (MICH.)
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6michigan-techMICHIGAN TECH
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8illinois-springfieldILLINOIS-SPRINGFIELD
GLVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9cedarvilleCEDARVILLE
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10uw-parksideUW-PARKSIDE
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2lee-tennLEE (TENN.)
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3mississippi-collegeMISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
GSC
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4florida-southernFLORIDA SOUTHERN
Sunshine
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5embry-riddle-flaEMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)
Sunshine
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6tampaTAMPA
Sunshine
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7saint-leoSAINT LEO
Sunshine
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8montevalloMONTEVALLO
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9christian-brothersCHRISTIAN BROTHERS
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10union-tennUNION (TENN.)
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South Central Region -- Men

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

Southeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1queens-n-cQUEENS (N.C.)
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2wingateWINGATE
SAC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3augustaAUGUSTA
PBC
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4anderson-s-cANDERSON (S.C.)
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5catawbaCATAWBA
SAC
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6emmanuel-gaEMMANUEL (GA.)
Conference Carolinas
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7flaglerFLAGLER
PBC
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8mount-oliveMOUNT OLIVE
Conference Carolinas
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9unc-pembrokeUNC PEMBROKE
Conference Carolinas
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10columbus-stateCOLUMBUS STATE
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1chico-stateCHICO STATE
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2simon-fraserSIMON FRASER
GNAC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3fresno-pacificFRESNO PACIFIC
PacWest
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4biola-califBIOLA (CALIF.)
PacWest
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5cal-state-san-marcosCAL STATE SAN MARCOS
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6cal-state-stanislausCAL STATE STANISLAUS
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC
PacWest
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8western-washingtonWESTERN WASHINGTON
GNAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9cal-poly-pomonaCAL POLY POMONA
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10humboldt-stateHUMBOLDT STATE
CCAA
 NR

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