2008 NCAA Cross Country Polls

Polls are conducted by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Regional rankings are available at http://ustfccca.cstv.com.

Division I

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Men's Cross Country Rankings

Final Poll released Nov. 18.

NE = Northeast, MA = Mid-Atlantic, SE = Southeast, GL = Great Lakes, MW = Midwest, SC = South Central, MT = Mountain, W = West, S = South. Top two teams in Regional Championships on Nov. 15 automatically qualify for Nationals on Nov. 24. Thirteen other teams qualify based on criteria listed in the NCAA CC Championships Manual.< p> Automatic qualifiers indicated by "Q" after Place in Region, "at large" qualifiers by "q".>

Regional rankings and more information are posted here.


                                                  Rank  Rank  Region
Rank  Team                      Region    Points  11/4  10/21  Place

1     Oregon (9)                   W       357     1     1     1Q
2     Oklahoma State (3)           MW      345     2     3     1Q
3     Stanford                     W       330     3     2     2Q
4     Wisconsin                    GL      317     6     6     1Q
5     Alabama                      S       299     5     5     1Q
6     Portland                     W       289     4     4     3q
7     Iona College                 NE      287     8     7     1Q
8     Georgetown                   MA      277    9=    10     1Q
9     Michigan                     GL      262    9=     9     2Q
10    Colorado                     MT      256    16    17     1Q
11    Northern Arizona             MT      234     7     8     2Q
12    Minnesota                    MW      227    14    20     2Q
13    Auburn                       S       225    12   11=     2Q
14    William & Mary               SE      203    17    21     1Q
15    Virginia                     SE      188    13    14     2Q
16    BYU                          MT      174    11   11=     3q
17    Tulsa                        MW      161    15    16     3q
18    California                   W       144    20   24=     4q
19    Texas A&M                    SC      131    22    18     1Q
20    Florida State                S       114    25    15     3q
21    Washington                   W       104    23   24=     5q
22    Iowa State                   MW       88    21    22     4q
23    North Carolina State         SE       83    18    29     3q
24    Arkansas                     SC       80    24    26     2Q
25    Butler                       GL       76    --    --     3q
26    Penn State                   MA       74    29    --     2Q
27    UCLA                         W        61    26    13     6q
28    Providence                   NE       54    --    27     2Q
29    Notre Dame                   GL       48    27    --     4q
30    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo     W        46    19    23     7q
--    Indiana                      GL             28    19      5
--    UTEP                         MT             30    --     --
--    Florida                      S              --    28      4
--    Texas                        SC             --    30      4

Also receiving votes: Villanova (28), Indiana (6), Princeton (5),
New Mexico (4), Michigan State (2), and Florida (1).

Polls also available at the USCCCA Web site

DI Men | DI Women | DII Men | DII Women | DIII Men | DIII Women

Women's Cross Country Rankings

Final Poll released Nov. 18.

NE = Northeast, MA = Mid-Atlantic, SE = Southeast, GL = Great Lakes, MW = Midwest, SC = South Central, MT = Mountain, W = West, S = South. Top two teams in Regional Championships on Nov. 15 automatically qualify for Nationals on Nov. 24. Thirteen other teams qualify based on criteria listed in the NCAA CC Championships Manual.

Automatic qualifiers indicated by "Q" after Place in Region, "at large" qualifiers by "q".>

Click here for Mike Scott's analysis of the Women's DI teams, which he updates weekly.

Regional rankings and more information are posted here.


                                                  Rank  Rank  Region
Rank  Team                      Region    Points  11/4  10/21  Place

1     Washington (12)              W       360     1     1     1Q
2     Oregon                       W       343     2     2     2Q
3     Florida State                S       337     3     3     1Q
4     Princeton                    MA      324     4     4     1Q
5     West Virginia                MA      308     6     5     1Q
6     Minnesota                    MW      296     7     7     1Q
7     Villanova                    MA      280     5     6     3q
8     Michigan                     GL      265    17     8     1Q
9     Texas Tech                   MT      260     9    12     1Q
10    Wisconsin                    GL      243     8    16     2Q
11    Arkansas                     SC      237    12    13     1Q
12    Stanford                     W       232    11    18     3q
13    Michigan State               GL      222    10     9     3q
14    Illinois                     MW      212    14    10     2Q
15    Arizona State                W       178    16    15     4q
16    Florida                      S       176    15    14     2Q
17    Georgetown                   MA      170    13    11     4q
18    Baylor                       SC      156    18    17     3q
19    Rice                         SC      153    22    20     2Q
20    Providence                   NE      144    24    24     1Q
21    New Mexico                   MT      115    21    23     2Q
22    Nebraska                     MW      101    29    27     3q
23    Iowa                         MW       84    20    21     4q
24    Southern Methodist           SC       79    19    26     4q
25    Syracuse                     NE       72    --    --     2Q
26    Northern Arizona             MT       54    28    29     3q
27    Boston College               NE       48    27    --     3q
28    Virginia                     SE       44    --    --     1Q
29    Stony Brook                  NE       33    23    22     4q
30    Notre Dame                   GL       23    --    --     4q
--    Penn State                   MA             25    19      5
--    Brigham Young                MT             26    28      5
--    Wake Forest                  SE             30    25     11
--    Duke                         SE             --    30      4

Also receiving votes: Penn State (20), and Kentucky (11).

Division II

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Men's Cross Country Rankings

Final Polls released Nov. 12.

A = Atlantic (2), E = East (2), MW = Midwest (4), C = Central (6), S = South (2), SC = South Central (3), SE = Southeast (2), W = West (3). Numbers in parentheses indicate numbers of teams that will qualify from each region (based on performances of teams from those Regions in 2007 Championships). "Q" in Place in Region column indicates qualifier for Nationals on Nov. 22.

Regional rankings and more information are posted here.


                                           Rank  Rank  Region
Rank  Team                      Region     11/5  10/29 Place

1     Adams State                  C         1     1    1Q
2     Abilene Christian            SC        2     2    1Q
3     Harding                      S         3     3    1Q
4     Chico State                  W         4     4    1Q
5     Western State                C         5     5    2Q
6     Alaska Anchorage             W         6     6    2Q
7     Queens (NC)                  SE        7     7    1Q
8     UMass Lowell                 E         8     8    1Q
9     Grand Valley State           MW        9     9    1Q
10    Minnesota State              C        13    13    3Q
11    Colorado School of Mines     C        14    14    4Q
12    Western Washington           W        11    11    3Q
13=   Southern Indiana             MW       10    10   2=Q
13=   Wayne State (MI)             MW       17    17   2=Q
15    Stonehill                    E        15    15    2Q
16    Lock Haven                   A        25    21    1Q
17    Edinboro                     A        12    12    2Q
18    Missouri Southern State      SC       21    20    2Q
19    Metro State                  C        --    --    5Q
20    Pittsburg State              SC       19    18    3Q
21    Ashland                      MW       --    --    4Q
22    Western Oregon               W        --    --     4
23    Southwest Baptist            SC       16    16     4
24    Slippery Rock                A        18    --     3
25    Southern Connecticut         E        24    24     3
--    UC San Diego                 W        20    19     7
--    Northern Kentucky            MW       22    22     7
--    Drury                        MW       23    23     5
--    Florida Southern             S        --    25     3
Men's DII polls compiled by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

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Women's Cross Country Rankings

Final Polls released Nov. 12.

A = Atlantic (2), E = East (2), MW = Midwest (3), C = Central (5), S = South (2), SC = South Central (3), SE = Southeast (2), W = West (5). Numbers in parentheses indicate numbers of teams that will qualify from each region (based on performances of teams from those Regions in 2007 Championships). "Q" in Place in Region column indicates qualifier for Nationals on Nov. 22.

Regional rankings and more information are posted here.


                                           Rank  Rank  Region
Rank  Team                      Region     11/5  10/29 Place

1     Adams State                  C         1     1    1Q
2     Grand Valley State           MW        2     2    1Q
3     Augustana (SD)               C         6     7    2Q
4     Western State                C         4     4    3Q
5     Chico State                  W         3     3    1Q
6     Shippensburg                 A         7     5    1Q
7     Missouri Southern State      SC        8     8    1Q
8     Tampa                        S         9     9    1Q
9     Wayne State                  MW       17    17    2Q
10    Seattle Pacific              W        12    11    2Q
11    Minnesota-Duluth             C        18    18    4Q
12    Slippery Rock                A        11    15    2Q
13    Alaska Anchorage             W        13    14    3Q
14    Cal State LA                 W        10    10    4Q
15    Harding                      S        16    16    2Q
16    Midwestern State             SC       --    --    2Q
17    Kutztown                     A        14    12     3
18    Edinboro                     A        15    13     4
19    Ferris State                 MW       --    --    3Q
20    Southern Indiana             MW        5     6     4
21    Pittsburg State              SC       24    24    3Q
22    Dallas Baptist               SC       21    21     4
23    Alabama Huntsville           S        23    23     3
24    Western Washington           W        25    25    5Q
25    Massachusetts Lowell         E        --    --    1Q
--    Wisconsin-Parkside           MW       19    19     7
--    UC San Diego                 W        20    20     6
--    Mesa State                   C        22    22     6

Women's DII polls compiled by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Division III

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Men's Cross Country Rankings

Final Poll released Nov. 19.

A = Atlantic, C = Central, GL = Great Lakes, ME = Mid East, MW = Mid West, NE = New England, S = South/Southeast, W = West. Top two teams in Regional Championships on Nov. 15 automatically qualify for Nationals on Nov. 22. Sixteen other teams qualify based on criteria listed in the NCAA CC Championships Manual.
Automatic qualifiers indicated by "Q" after Place in Region, "at large" qualifiers by "q".

More information is posted here.


                                                 Rank  Rank   Region
Rank  Team                      Region    Points 11/5  10/22  Plac

1     SUNY Cortland (NY) - (8)     A       280     1     1     1Q
2     North Central (IL)           MW      272     2     2     1Q
3     Wisconsin-La Crosse          MW      260     6     3     2Q
4     Calvin (MI)                  GL      258     4     5     1Q
5     Wisconsin-Stevens Point      MW      244     3     4     3q
6     Williams (MA)                NE      239     8     7     1Q
7     New York University          A       238     7    10     2Q
8     Carnegie Mellon (PA)         ME      223     9     6     1Q
9     Wisconsin-Oshkosh            MW      214     5     9     4q
10    SUNY Geneseo (NY)            A       212    10    11     3q
11    Allegheny (PA)               ME      194    21    20     2Q
12    Amherst (MA)                 NE      189    18     8     2Q
13    Ohio Northern University     GL      186    14    17     2Q
14    Dickinson (PA)               ME      164    11    16     3q
15    Augustana (IL)               MW      162    17    15     5q
16=   Nebraska Wesleyan            C       157   23=    30     1Q
16=   Centre                       S       157    34    34     1Q
18    Trinity (CT)                 NE      152    15    19     3q
19    St. Lawrence (NY)            A       126   19=    18     4q
20    Haverford (PA)               ME      124    16    14     4q
21    St. John's (MN)              C       118    --    --     2Q
22    Emory (GA)                   S       111    12    13     2Q
23    Mount Union (OH)             GL      110    22   24=     3q
24    Whitworth (WA)               W       109    29    --     1Q
25    St. Olaf (MN)                C        88   19=    27     3q
26    Brandeis (MA)                NE       78    31    --     4q
27    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CA)  W        69    --    --     2Q
28    Heidelberg (OH)              GL       61    --    --     4q
29    Willamette (OR)              W        60    33    23     3q
30    Grinnell (IA)                C        51    28    33     4q
--    Keene State (NH)             NE       39    13    28      7
--    MIT                          NE       37   23=    22      8
--    College of New Jersey        A        23    25   24=      6
--    Wheaton (IL)                 MW        9    26    --      7
--    Case Western Reserve (OH)    GL        7    27    12     5q
--    Johns Hopkins (MD)           ME             30    29      8
--    Hamline (MN)                 C              32    --      9
--    Denison                      GL             35    31      8
--    Wisconsin-Platteville        MW             --    21      8
--    St. Thomas (MN)              C              --    26      6
--    Occidental                   W              --    32      4
--    Pomona-Pitzer (CA)           W              --    35      5

Also receiving votes: Occidental-CA 5, Loras-IA 4, College of New
Jersey 3, Keene State-NH 3, Wheaton-IL 2, M.I.T. 2.

Men's DIII polls compiled by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

DI Men | DI Women | DII Men | DII Women | DIII Men | DIII Women

Women's Cross Country Rankings

Final Poll released Nov. 19.

A = Atlantic, C = Central, GL = Great Lakes, ME = Mid East, MW = Mid West, NE = New England, S = South/Southeast, W = West. Top two teams in Regional Championships on Nov. 15 automatically qualify for Nationals on Nov. 22. Sixteen other teams qualify based on criteria listed in the NCAA CC Championships Manual.
Automatic qualifiers indicated by "Q" after Place in Region, "at large" qualifiers by "q".

More information is posted here.


                                                 Rank  Rank   Region
Rank  Team                      Region    Points 11/5  10/22  Plac

1     Middlebury (VT) (6)          NE      278     4     5     1Q
2     Calvin (MI) (2)              GL      273     1     1     1Q
3     Williams (MA)                NE      261     2     3     2Q
4     Wisconsin Eau Claire         MW      252     5     4     1Q
5     Wartburg (IA)                C       249     3     2     1Q
6     Wisconsin-La Crosse          MW      239     7     8     2Q
7     Washington (MO)              MW      222     9    18     3q
8     Luther (IA)                  C       221    17    30     2Q
9     SUNY Geneseo (NY)            A       219    10     9     1Q
10    Case Western Reserve (OH)    GL      218     8     6     2Q
11    Johns Hopkins (MD)           ME      200    11    12     1Q
12    SUNY Cortland (NY)           A       196   13=    13     2Q
13    St. Thomas (MN)              C       179    12    14     3q
14    Wheaton (IL)                 MW      176    32    --     4q
15    Wisconsin-Oshkosh            MW      165     6     7     5q
16    MIT                          NE      155    16    19     3q
17    St. Lawrence                 A       148    15    16     3q
18    DePauw (IN)                  GL      142    25    15     3q
19    Colby (ME)                   NE      135    18    17     4q
20    ClaremontMuddScripps (CA)    W       119    27    24     1Q
21    Amherst (MA)                 NE      118    29    10     5q
22    Bethel (MN)                  C       110   13=    28     4q
23    Dickinson (PA)               ME      103    26    26     2Q
24    Trinity University (TX)      SE      102    --    --     1Q
25    Ithaca (NY)                  A        84    22    25     4q
26    Pomona Pitzer (CA)           W        77    --    --     2Q
27    Carleton                     C        67    24    11     5q
28    College of New Jersey        A        63    19    20     5q
29    Emory (GA)                   SE       61    33    --     2Q
30=   Willamette (OR)              W        45    20    --     3q
30=   Messiah (PA)                 ME       45    --    22     3q
--    Nebraska Wesleyan            C              21    21      7
--    Tufts (MA)                   NE             23    34      6
--    Washington & Lee             SE             28    23      3
--    Whitworth                    W              30    29      5
--    Haverford                    ME             31    31      6
--    Swarthmore                   ME             34    --      7
--    Kenyon (OH)                  GL             35    32     4q
--    St. Olaf (MN)                C              --    27      8
--    Whitman                      W              --    33      4
--    Brandeis                     NE             --    35     13

Also receiving votes: U.Chicago 38, Kenyon (OH) 25, Loras (IA) 21,
Tufts (MA) 17, Elizabethtown (PA) 11, Plattsburg (NY) 4, Washington &
Lee 1, Baldwin-Wallace (OH) 1.

Women's DIII polls compiled by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

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