UMW Men's Cross Country Ranked 6th in South/Southeast Region in Preseason Poll

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday preseason regional cross country rankings for NCAA Division III. Placed in order by a representative in each region, regional rankings are a reflection of a team’s strengths entering the year based on returning and new runners on each squad.


NCAA Regional Championships will take place on November 13 at eight sites. A complete listing can be found here … http://www.ustfccca.org/ustfccca-calendar/future-collegiate-championships.

The top-35 teams in the national preseason cross country coaches’ poll in Division III will be released on September 1. The NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships will be held on November 20 in Waverly, Iowa.

The next regional rankings will be released on September 7.

MEN’S RANKINGS
ATLANTIC Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
NYU
New York, N.Y.
UAA
3

2
SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, N.Y.
SUNYAC
2

3
St. Lawrence
Canton, N.Y.
Liberty League
5

4
Plattsburgh State
Plattsburgh, N.Y.
SUNYAC
6

5
Rochester
Rochester, N.Y.
UAA
8

6
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, N.Y.
SUNYAC
7

7
TCNJ
Ewing, N.J.
NJAC
10

8
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, N.Y.
SUNYAC
9

9
RIT
Henrietta, N.Y.
Empire 8
4

10
SUNY Cortland
Cortland, N.Y.
SUNYAC
1




CENTRAL Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
St. Olaf
Northfield, Minn.
MIAC
3

2
Grinnell
Grinnell, Iowa
MWC
5

3
Hamline
Saint Paul, Minn.
MIAC
4

4
Nebraska Wesleyan
Lincoln, Neb.
Independent
1

5
Luther
Decorah, Iowa
IIAC
6

6
St. Thomas (Minn.)
Saint Paul, Minn.
MIAC
1

7
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, Iowa
IIAC
9

8
Saint John’s (Minn.)
Collegeville, Minn.
MIAC
8

9
Wartburg
Waverly, Iowa
IIAC
11

10
Coe
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
IIAC
12




GREAT LAKES Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
Calvin
Grand Rapids, Mich.
MIAA
1

2
Mount Union
Alliance, Ohio
OAC
4

3
Heidelberg
Tiffin, Ohio
OAC
2

4
Manchester
North Manchester, Ind.
HCAC
3

5
Oberlin
Oberlin, Ohio
NCAC
14

6
Case Western Reserve
Cleveland, Ohio
UAA
5

7
Ohio Wesleyan
Delaware, Ohio
NCAC
6

8
Denison
Granville, Ohio
NCAC
9

9
Wabash
Crawfordsville, Ind.
NCAC
12

10
Anderson (Ind.)
Anderson, Ind.
HCAC
13




MIDEAST Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
Allegheny
Meadville, Pa.
NCAC
1

2
Haverford
Haverford, Pa.
Centennial
3

3
Carnegie Mellon
Pittsburgh, Pa.
UAA
2

4
Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown, Pa.
MAC
5

5
Dickinson
Carlisle, Pa.
Centennial
4

6
Susquehanna
Selinsgrove, Pa.
Landmark
6

7
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Md.
Centennial
7

8
DeSales
Center Valley, Pa.
MAC
9

9
Salisbury
Salisbury, Md.
CAC
11

9
Gettysburg
Gettysburg, Pa.
Centennial
8




MIDWEST Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
Washington (Mo.)
St. Louis, Mo.
UAA
3

2
North Central (Ill.)
Naperville, Ill.
CCIW
1

3
UW Platteville
Platteville, Wis.
WIAC
4

4
UW La Crosse
La Crosse, Wis.
WIAC
2

5
UW Whitewater
Whitewater, Wis.
WIAC
8

6
UW Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Wis.
WIAC
6

7
UW Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wis.
WIAC
11

8
Wheaton (Ill.)
Wheaton, Ill.
CCIW
13

9
Augustana (Ill.)
Rock Island, Ill.
CCIW
7

10
Illinois Wesleyan
Bloomington, Ill.
CCIW
12

10
UW Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wis.
WIAC
5

10
Chicago
Chicago, Ill.
UAA
10




NEW ENGLAND Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
Brandeis
Waltham, Mass.
UAA
4

2
Williams
Williamstown, Mass.
NESCAC
1

3
Amherst
Amherst, Mass.
NESCAC
2

4
Keene State
Keene, N.H.
Little East
3

5
Tufts
Medford, Mass.
NESCAC
8

6
MIT
Cambridge, Mass.
NEWMAC
6

7
Middlebury
Middlebury, Vt.
NESCAC
7

8
Bates
Lewiston, Maine
NESCAC
10

9
Bowdoin
Brunswick, Maine
NESCAC
5

10
Connecticut College
New London, Conn.
NESCAC
15




SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
Centre
Danville, Ky.
SCAC
6

2
Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Va.
ODAC
2

3
Trinity (Texas)
San Antonio, Texas
SCAC
3

4
Virginia Wesleyan
Virginia Beach, Va.
ODAC
5

5
Emory
Atlanta, Ga.
UAA
1

6
Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Va.
CAC
4

7
Rhodes
Memphis, Tenn.
SCAC
7

8
Hendrix
Conway, Ark.
SCAC
11

9
Washington and Lee
Lexington, Va.
ODAC
8

10
Southwestern (Texas)
Georgetown, Texas
SCAC
10




WEST Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Claremont, Calif.
SCIAC
1

2
Willamette
Salem, Ore.
Northwest
2

3
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, Colo.
SCAC
3

4
Whitworth
Spokane, Wash.
Northwest
4

5
Pomona-Pitzer
Claremont, Calif.
SCIAC
5

6
Occidental
Los Angeles, Calif.
SCIAC
8

7
Redlands
Redlands, Calif.
SCIAC
9

8
Whitman
Walla Walla, Wash.
Northwest
10

9
Linfield
McMinnville, Ore.
Northwest
7

10
Lewis & Clark
Portland, Ore.
Northwest
6




WOMEN’S RANKINGS
ATLANTIC Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
St. Lawrence
Canton, N.Y.
Liberty League
1

2
SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, N.Y.
SUNYAC
2

3
NYU
New York, N.Y.
UAA
3

4
Plattsburgh State
Plattsburgh, N.Y.
SUNYAC
6

5
Ithaca
Ithaca, N.Y.
Empire 8
4

6
SUNY Cortland
Cortland, N.Y.
SUNYAC
8

7
RPI
Troy, N.Y.
Liberty
5

8
Rowan
Glassboro, N.J.
NJAC
10

9
SUNY Brockport
Brockport, N.Y.
SUNYAC
7

10
Rochester
Rochester, N.Y.
UAA
9




CENTRAL Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
Nebraska Wesleyan
Lincoln, Neb.
Independent
2

2
Carleton
Northfield, Minn.
MIAC
1

3
St. Thomas (Minn.)
Saint Paul, Minn.
MIAC
4

4
Luther
Decorah, Iowa
IIAC
7

5
St. Olaf
Northfield, Minn.
MIAC
4

6
Gustavus Adolphus
St. Peter, Minn.
MIAC
9

7
Wartburg
Waverly, Iowa
IIAC
3

8
St. Benedict
St. Joseph, Minn.
MIAC
12

9
Concordia Moorhead
Moorhead, Minn.
MIAC
16

10
Bethel (Minn.)
Arden Hills, Minn.
MIAC
8




GREAT LAKES Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
Calvin
Grand Rapids, Mich.
MIAA
1

2
Hope
Holland, Mich.
MIAA
6

3
Oberlin
Oberlin, Ohio
NCAC
2

4
Case Western Reserve
Cleveland, Ohio
UAA
3

5
Baldwin-Wallace
Berea, Ohio
OAC
5

6
DePauw
Greencastle, Ind.
SCAC
4

7
Wittenberg
Springfield, Ohio
NCAC
7

8
Ohio Northern
Ada, Ohio
OAC
10

9
Wooster
Wooster, Ohio
NCAC
12

10
Adrian
Adrian, Mich.
MIAA
12




MIDEAST Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Md.
Centennial
1

2
Haverford
Haverford, Pa.
Centennial
3

3
Dickinson
Carlisle, Pa.
Centennial
2

4
Grove City
Grove City, Pa.
PAC
4

5
Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown, Pa.
MAC
6

6
Carnegie Mellon
Pittsburgh, Pa.
UAA
7

7
Susquehanna
Selinsgrove, Pa.
Landmark
11

8
Swarthmore
Swarthmore, Pa.
Centennial
9

9
Gettysburg
Gettysburg, Pa.
Centennial
5

10
Lebanon Valley
Annville, Pa.
MAC
27




MIDWEST Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
UW Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wis.
WIAC
1

2
Washington (Mo.)
St. Louis, Mo.
UAA
2

3
Chicago
Chicago, Ill.
UAA
6

4
UW Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wis.
WIAC
4

5
UW Stevens Point
Stevens Point, Wis.
WIAC
10

6
UW La Crosse
La Crosse, Wis.
WIAC
3

7
North Central (Ill.)
Naperville, Ill.
CCIW
5

8
Wheaton (Ill.)
Wheaton, Ill.
CCIW
7

9
Illinois Wesleyan
Bloomington, Ill.
CCIW
8

10
UW Platteville
Platteville, Wis.
WIAC
9




NEW ENGLAND Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
Middlebury
Middlebury, Vt.
NESCAC
1

2
MIT
Cambridge, Mass.
NEWMAC
1

3
Williams
Williamstown, Mass.
NESCAC
3

4
Amherst
Amherst, Mass.
NESCAC
4

5
Brandeis
Waltham, Mass.
UAA
6

6
Wesleyan (Conn.)
Middletown, Conn.
NESCAC
5

7
Colby
Waterville, Maine
NESCAC
7

8
Keene State
Keene, N.H.
Little East
8

9
Bowdoin
Brunswick, Maine
NESCAC
9

10
Wellesley
Wellesley, Mass.
NEWMAC
10




SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
Rhodes
Memphis, Tenn.
SCAC
1

2
Emory
Atlanta, Ga.
UAA
2

3
Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Va.
ODAC
4

4
Trinity (Texas)
San Antonio, Texas
SCAC
12

5
Roanoke
Salem, Va.
ODAC
7

6
Christopher Newport
Newport News, Va.
USA South
3

7
Shenandoah
Winchester, Va.
USA South
10

8
Washington and Lee
Lexington, Va.
ODAC
5

9
CUA
Washington, D.C.
Landmark
9

10
Centre
Danville, Ky.
SCAC
8




WEST Region

Rank
School
Location
Conference
2009 FINISH

1
Whitworth
Spokane, Wash.
Northwest
1

2
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Claremont, Calif.
SCIAC
3

3
Occidental
Los Angeles, Calif.
SCIAC
5

4
Willamette
Salem, Ore.
Northwest
7

5
Lewis & Clark
Portland, Ore.
Northwest
8

6
Pomona-Pitzer
Claremont, Calif.
SCIAC
4

7
Whittier
Whittier, Calif.
SCIAC
9

8
Redlands
Redlands, Calif.
SCIAC
10

9
Whitman
Walla Walla, Wash.
Northwest
2

10
Linfield
McMinnville, Ore.
Northwest
6