DII National Cross Country Rankings: 2012 Week #4

 

October 10, 2012   

 

NEW ORLEANS – Adams State’s men and Augustana (S.D.)’s women are still the top-ranked teams in the country in NCAA Division II cross country according to the latest national rankings conducted by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). For most, conference championships are just ten days away.

 

On the men’s side, the top four teams – Adams State, No. 2 Colorado Mines, No. 3 Chico State, and No. 4 Western State are in the same positions as last week. Augustana (S.D.) moved up a spot to rejoin the top five at No. 5. At No. 32, American International reenters the top 35 after a three-week absence.
 
No changes were made in the women’s top six. The most notable change was the elevation of UC-Colorado Springs from No. 28 to No. 15. The Mountain Lions are undefeated this season in team-scored races. On September 24, they won the Division II race at Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational.

 

USTFCCCA

NCAA Division II

Men's Cross Country National Rankings

2012 Week #4 -- October 10

next poll: October 17

             

Rank

Institution

 

Region

Conference

Head Coach (Yr*)

Last Week

1

Adams State

 

South Central

RMAC

Damon Martin (18th)

1

2

Colorado Mines

 

South Central

RMAC

Chris Siemers (1st)

2

3

Chico State

 

West

CCAA

Gary Towne (17th)

3

4

Western State

 

South Central

RMAC

Jennifer Michel (6th)

4

5

Augustana (S.D.)

 

Central

NSIC

Tracy Hellman (12th)

6

6

Grand Valley State

 

Midwest

GLIAC

Jerry Baltes (14th)

5

7

Alaska Anchorage

 

West

GNAC

Michael Friess (23rd)

7

8

Southern Indiana

 

Midwest

GLVC

Mike Hillyard (15th)

8

9

UC-Colorado Springs

 

South Central

RMAC

Mark Misch (6th)

9

10

Western Washington

 

West

GNAC

Pee Wee Halsell (26th)

11

11

Missouri Southern

 

Central

MIAA

Tom Rutledge (24th)

10

12

Stonehill

 

East

Northeast-10

Karen Boen (15th)

12

13

Lock Haven

 

Atlantic

PSAC

Aaron Russell (15th)

13

14

Cedarville

 

Midwest

G-MAC

Paul Orchard (10th)

14

15

Lewis

 

Midwest

GLVC

Dana Schwarting (7th)

15

16

Minnesota State

 

Central

NSIC

Mark Schuck (31st)

16

17

Edinboro

 

Atlantic

PSAC

Doug Watts (44th)

17

18

UMass Lowell

 

East

Northeast-10

Gary Gardner (11th)

19

19

Ferris State

 

Midwest

GLIAC

Steve Picucci (5th)

18

20

Western Oregon

 

West

GNAC

Mike Johnson (9th)

21

21

Eastern New Mexico

 

South Central

Lone Star

Casey Blevins (1st)

23

22

Southwest Baptist

 

Central

MIAA

Corey McElhaney (5th)

24

23

Humboldt State

 

West

CCAA

Scott Pesch (3rd)

22

24

UW-Parkside

 

Midwest

GLVC

Micah VanDenend (3rd)

27

25

Fort Hays State

 

Central

MIAA

Dennis Weber (20th)

20

26

East Stroudsburg

 

Atlantic

PSAC

Joe Koch (24th)

25

27

Wayne State (Mich.)

 

Midwest

GLIAC

Rick Cummins (16th)

30

28

San Francisco State

 

West

CCAA

Tom Lyons (8th)

26

29

Northwest Missouri

 

Central

MIAA

Scott Lorek (5th)

32

30

New Mexico Highlands

 

South Central

RMAC

Bob DeVries (21st)

28

31

Neb.-Kearney

 

Central

MIAA

Brady Bonsall (6th)

29

32

American International

 

East

Northeast-10

Leo Mayo (7th)

NR

33

Tiffin

 

Midwest

GLIAC

Jeremy Croy (13th)

31

34

Ashland

 

Midwest

GLIAC

Trent Mack (3rd)

33

35

Shippensburg

 

Atlantic

PSAC

Steve Spence (15th)

34

Dropped Out: No. 35 Alabama-Huntsville

(* year as head coach of that team in men's cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)

 
             

USTFCCCA

NCAA Division II

Women's Cross Country National Rankings

2012 Week #4 -- October 10

next poll: October 17

             

Rank

Institution

 

Region

Conference

Head Coach (Yr*)

Last Week

1

Augustana (S.D.)

 

Central

NSIC

Tracy Hellman (12th)

1

2

Adams State

 

South Central

RMAC

Damon Martin (25th)

2

3

Grand Valley State

 

Midwest

GLIAC

Jerry Baltes (14th)

3

4

Western State

 

South Central

RMAC

Jennifer Michel (6th)

4

5

Alaska Anchorage

 

West

GNAC

Michael Friess (23rd)

5

6

Chico State

 

West

CCAA

Gary Towne (17th)

6

7

Ferris State

 

Midwest

GLIAC

Steve Picucci (5th)

8

8

Shippensburg

 

Atlantic

PSAC

Steve Spence (15th)

9

9

Simon Fraser

 

West

GNAC

Brit Townsend (13th)

11

10

Midwestern State

 

South Central

Lone Star

Koby Styles (6th)

10

11

Edinboro

 

Atlantic

PSAC

Doug Watts (44th)

12

12

Stonehill

 

East

Northeast-10

Karen Boen (15th)

14

13

Tampa

 

South

Sunshine

Jarrett Slaven (14th)

13

14

Colorado Mines

 

South Central

RMAC

Chris Siemers (1st)

15

15

UC-Colorado Springs

 

South Central

RMAC

David Harmer (1st)

28

16

U-Mary

 

Central

NSIC

Dennis Newell (7th)

7

17

Winona State

 

Central

NSIC

Adam Boothe (1st)

18

18

Indiana (Pa.)

 

Atlantic

PSAC

Joey Zins (4th)

24

19

Bloomsburg

 

Atlantic

PSAC

Bernie Empie (4th)

16

20

Minnesota State

 

Central

NSIC

Jen Blue (13th)

21

21

Wayne State (Mich.)

 

Midwest

GLIAC

Rick Cummins (16th)

19

22

Southwest Baptist

 

Central

MIAA

Corey McElhaney (5th)

25

23

Southern Indiana

 

Midwest

GLVC

Mike Hillyard (16th)

34

24

Seattle Pacific

 

West

GNAC

Erika Daligcon (5th)

20

25

Humboldt State

 

West

CCAA

Scott Pesch (3rd)

22

26

Missouri Southern

 

Central

MIAA

Patty Vavra (19th)

17

27

Saginaw Valley State

 

Midwest

GLIAC

Rod Cowan (3rd)

35

28

Minnesota Duluth

 

Central

NSIC

Joanna Warmington (2nd)

26

29

Pittsburg State

 

Central

MIAA

Russ Jewett (27th)

27

30

UC San Diego

 

West

CCAA

Nate Garcia (6th)

30

31

Western Washington

 

West

GNAC

Pee Wee Halsell (26th)

23

32

Hillsdale

 

Midwest

GLIAC

Andrew Towne (2nd)

29

33

Adelphi

 

East

Northeast-10

Katie Rees (3rd)

32

34

Nova Southeastern

 

South

Sunshine

Bryan Hagopian (4th)

31

35

Bentley

 

East

Northeast-10

Kevin Curtin (2nd)

33

Dropped Out: No. 23 Northwest Missouri, No. 24 Kutztown, No. 28 Cal Poly Pomona, No. 29 Northern Michigan, No. 30 UW-Parkside

(* year as head coach of that team in women's cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)