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

NEW ORLEANS – It was a fairly quiet week even with some great racing across the nation this past weekend. 

While the majority of the regions held steady, three regions had some sort of change take place in their top-5, including a new No. 1 in the Week 4 edition of the NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings!

Atlantic Region

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

Charleston (W.VA.) and Seton Hill remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Edinboro, No. 4 Slippery Rock and No. 5 Davis & Elkins. Everyone was idle this past weekend and are slated to compete this upcoming weekend, including the Golden Eagles, Griffins, Fighting Scots and Senators at the Royals Challenge in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Central Region

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

Augustana (S.D.) and U-Mary remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Minnesota Duluth, No. 4 Minnesota State and No. 5 Northwest Missouri. Everyone was idle except for the Vikings, who finished third at the Chile Pepper Festival behind NCAA Division I Arkansas and Tulsa.

East Region

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

Southern New Hampshire and American International remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Saint Anselm, No. 4 Stonehill and No. 5 Roberts Wesleyan. Three teams competed this past weekend: SNHU competed in the Gold section at the Paul Short Run; the Hawks captured the victory at the Bruce Kirsch Cross Country Cup; the Eagles raced in the Gold division at the Live in Lou Classic. Changes could come next weekend after the New England Championships that will feature Southern New Hampshire, American International, Saint Anselm and Stonehill.

Midwest Region

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

Grand Valley State and Southwest Baptist remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Southern Indiana, No. 4 Cedarville and No. 5 Walsh. GVSU was the top NCAA DII team in the Gold division at the Live in Lou Classic with a sixth place finish. Cedarville was also in the Gold race and finished 14th overall. The Bearcats placed 11th at the Chile Pepper Festival.

South Region

There were a plethora of changes among the top-5 teams in the South Region.

Lee (Tenn.) held steady at No. 1 and the only team in the top-5 that didn’t move. No. 2 Tampa and No. 3 Saint Leo each gained one spot from their previous billings, which sent Mississippi College back to No. 4. Making its third appearance in the top-5 is No. 5 Alabama-Huntsville, who gained one spot from No. 6. Four of the five teams competed this past weekend: the Spartans and Lions finished second and fourth, respectively, at the DII National Preview; the Choctaws raced in the Gold division at Live in Lou; the Chargers were at the Chile Pepper Festival.

South Central Region

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

Adams State leapfrogged Colorado School of Mines for the No. 1 spot (Colorado School of Mines is No. 2). UC-Colorado Springs and CSU Pueblo remain No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, and now followed by new No. 5 Western Colorado, who moved up from No. 7 in Week 3. All five teams competed this past weekend: the Grizzlies impressed at the Paul Short Run with a fight-place finish among several NCAA DI programs; the Orediggers, ThunderWolves and Mountaineers finished sixth, seventh and ninth, respectively, at the Chile Pepper Festival; the Mountain Lions placed ninth in the Gold division at the Live in Lou Classic.

Southeast Region

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

Queens (N.C.) and Wingate remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Anderson (S.C.), No. 4 Flagler and No. 5 Lenoir-Rhyne. Four of the five teams raced this past weekend: the Royals finished 13th in the Gold division at Live in Lou; the Bulldogs stormed to a win at the DII National Preview; the Trojans won Run the Berry; the Saints finished one point behind NCAA DI Georgia Tech for fourth at the Alexander/Asics Invitational.

West Region

There was once change among the top-5 teams in the West Region.

Simon Fraser and Chico State remain No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, followed by No. 3 Cal State Stanislaus and No. 4 Cal State San Marcos. Moving into the No. 5 spot is Biola (Calif.). The top-5 may have been idle this past weekend, but we’ll get some head-to-head competition this weekend. SFU and the Wildcats will race at the Bill Roe Classic, while the Cougars and Eagles head to Illinois for the Lewis Crossover.

NCAA Division II
Women'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 -- Women

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

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
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7rogers-stateROGERS STATE
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY
MIAA
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10winona-stateWINONA STATE
NSIC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

East Region -- Women

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

Midwest Region -- Women

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

South Region -- Women

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

South Central Region -- Women

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

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)
5lenoir-rhyneLENOIR-RHYNE
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6north-georgiaNORTH GEORGIA
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7augustaAUGUSTA
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8unc-pembrokeUNC PEMBROKE
Conference Carolinas
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9catawbaCATAWBA
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10lincoln-memorialLINCOLN MEMORIAL
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

West Region -- Women

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

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