DII Preseason Regional Rankings Released for Cross Country
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DII Preseason Regional Rankings Released for Cross Country

Written by Tom Lewis, USTFCCCA
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NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released preseason regional rankings for the NCAA Division II 2012 season.

The No. 1 men’s teams by region to start the season are Edinboro (Atlantic), Augustana (S.D.) (Central), UMass Lowell (East), Grand Valley State (Midwest), Alabama-Huntsville (South), Adams State (South Central), Mount Olive (Southeast), Chico State (West). Top women’s teams include Shippensburg (Atlantic), Augustana (S.D.) (Central), Stonehill (East), Grand Valley State (Midwest), Tampa (South), Adams State (South Central), Mount Olive (Southeast), and Alaska Anchorage (West).

Regions in DII are determined by conference affiliation. Many from the Central and South Central regions switched regions for the 2012 season. Most notably, the MIAA went from the South Central to Central regions and the RMAC was switched to the South Central region from the Central.

NCAA Division II Regional Championships will be held on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4. NCAA DII Regional Championships Central.

USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Rankings are determined subjectively by a single member coach in each respective region. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning team strength with current-season results in determining predicted team finishes at the NCAA Regional Championships.

PDF: Regional Rankings Summary | Week-by-Week

Cross Country Regional Rankings / National Polls Central

2012 Preseason — August 28

national rankings release: August 29
next Regional release: September 18
         
ATLANTIC Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Edinboro Edinboro, Pa. PSAC
1
2 Lock Haven Lock Haven, Pa. PSAC
2
3 East Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa. PSAC
4
4 Shippensburg Shippensburg, Pa. PSAC
3
5 Slippery Rock Slippery Rock, Pa. PSAC
5
6 Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, W.Va. WVIAC
7
7 Seton Hill Greensburg, Pa. WVIAC
11
8 Kutztown Kutztown, Pa. PSAC
8
9 Indiana (Pa.) Indiana, Pa. PSAC
10
10 California (Pa.) California, Pa. PSAC
9
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Edinboro, 2010: Lock Haven, 2009: Shippensburg, 2008: Lock Haven
       
         
CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Augustana (S.D.) Sioux Falls, S.D. NSIC
4
2 East Central (Okla.) Ada, Okla. Great American
2 (SC)
3 Central Missouri Warrensburg, Mo. MIAA
3 (SC)
4 Minnesota State Mankato, Minn. NSIC
8
5 Missouri Southern Joplin, Mo. MIAA
4 (SC)
6 Northwest Missouri Maryville, Mo. MIAA
5 (SC)
7 Pittsburg State Pittsburg, Kan. MIAA
5 (SC)
8 Harding Searcy, Ark. Great American
7 (SC)
9 Southwest Baptist Bolivar, Mo. MIAA
8 (SC)
10 Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minn. NSIC
10
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Adams State, 2010: Adams State, 2009: Adams State, 2008: Adams State
       
         
EAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 UMass Lowell Lowell, Mass. Northeast-10
1
2 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
2
3 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
3
4 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
5
5 Southern Connecticut New Haven, Conn. Northeast-10
6
6 Adelphi Garden City, N.Y. Northeast-10
4
7 Felician Lodi, N.J. CACC
7
8 C.W. Post Brookville, N.Y. East Coast
8
9 Molloy Rockville Centre, N.Y. East Coast
10
10 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
11
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: UMass Lowell, 2010: UMass Lowell, 2009: UMass Lowell
       
         
MIDWEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Grand Valley State Allendale, Mich. GLIAC
1
2 Southern Indiana Evansville, Ind. GLVC
2
3 Ashland Ashland, Ohio GLIAC
3
4 Wayne State (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. GLIAC
4
5 Ferris State Big Rapids, Mich. GLIAC
5
6 Hillsdale Hillsdale, Mich. GLIAC
6
7 Bellarmine Louisville, Ky. GLVC
7
8 UW-Parkside Kenosha, Wis. GLVC
8
9 Tiffin Tiffin, Ohio GLIAC
10
10 Findlay Findlay, Ohio GLIAC
11
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Grand Valley State, 2010: Grand Valley State, 2009: Grand Valley State
       
         
SOUTH Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. Gulf South
1
2 Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. Sunshine
3
3 Florida Tech Melbourne, Fla. Sunshine
5
4 Nova Southeastern Davie, Fla. Sunshine
6
5 Tampa Tampa, Florida Sunshine
2
6 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. Gulf South
4
7 West Alabama Livingston, Ala. Gulf South
7
8 West Georgia Carrollton, Ga. Gulf South
10
9 Christian Brothers Memphis, Tenn. Gulf South
NR
10 Valdosta State Valdosta, Ga. Gulf South
8
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Alabama-Huntsville, 2010: Harding, 2009: Harding
       
         
SOUTH CENTRAL Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Adams State Alamosa, Colo. RMAC
1 (CEN)
2 Colorado Mines Golden, Colo. RMAC
3 (CEN)
3 Western State Gunnison, Colo. RMAC
2 (CEN)
4 UC-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colo. RMAC
5 (CEN)
5 Eastern New Mexico Portales, N.M. Lone Star
1
6 New Mexico Highlands Las Vegas, N.M. RMAC
7 (CEN)
7 Metro State Denver, Colo. RMAC
6 (CEN)
8 Black Hills State Spearfish, S.D. RMAC
NR
9 Fort Lewis Durango, Colo. RMAC
13 (CEN)
10 Tarleton State Stephenville, Texas Lone Star
11
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Eastern New Mexico, 2010: Central Missouri, 2009: Missouri Southern
       
         
SOUTHEAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Mount Olive Mount Olive, N.C. Conf. Carolinas
2
2 King College Bristol, Tenn. Conf. Carolinas
3
3 Mars Hill Mars Hill, N.C. SAC
4
4 Augusta State Augusta, Ga. Peach Belt
7
5 Anderson (S.C.) Anderson, S.C. SAC
6
6 Columbus State Columbus, Ga. Peach Belt
8
7 UNC Pembroke Pembroke, N.C. Peach Belt
5
8 Wingate Wingate, N.C. SAC
12
9 Lenoir-Rhyne Hickory, N.C. SAC
10
10 Flagler St. Augustine, Fla. Peach Belt
13
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Queens (N.C.), 2010: Queens (N.C.), 2009: Queens (N.C.)
       
         
WEST Region
Rank School Location Conference
2011 Finish
1 Chico State Chico, Calif. CCAA
2
2 Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska GNAC
1
3 Western Washington Bellingham, Wash. GNAC
4
4 Western Oregon Monmouth, Ore. GNAC
3
5 Humboldt State Arcata, Calif. CCAA
8
6 San Francisco State San Francisco, Calif. CCAA
6
7 Cal Poly Pomona Pomona, Calif. CCAA
11
8 Seattle Pacific Seattle, Wash. GNAC
7
9 UC San Diego La Jolla, Calif. CCAA
9
10 Northwest Nazarene Nampa, Idaho GNAC
5
Regional Championship History — Last Five Champions:
2011: Alaska Anchorage, 2010: Alaska Anchorage, 2009: Chico State

 

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