NCAA Update - Oct. 28th, Div. I National Rankings, Div. II & III Regional Rankings

Oct. 28, 2007

Men's Division I 

Rupp’s return helps top-ranked Oregon win Pac-10 title


NEW ORLEANS – Bolstered by the return of Galen Rupp, Oregon won its second straight Pacific-10 Conference title on Saturday and swept the first-place votes in this week’s Division I men’s cross country poll.


Rupp finished second to teammate Shadrack Kiptoo-Biwott as Oregon scored 55 points to win the Pac-10 title in Corvallis, Ore., defeating Stanford (55) and Cal (70). The Ducks received all 13 votes in the poll released today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.


Following Oregon in the top 10 are Northern Arizona, UTEP, Wisconsin and Iona (tied for fourth), Colorado, Arkansas, Stanford, Virginia and California.


The second 10 consists of North Carolina State, Oklahoma State, Louisville, Georgetown, Minnesota, Texas, Alabama, Providence and Tulsa (tied for 18th) and Portland.


Oregon was one of eight teams in the top 10 to win conference titles last weekend. Kiptoo-Biwott won the Pac-10 individual crown, covering 8,000 meters in 22 minutes, 54.9 seconds. Rupp, the U.S. collegiate record holder in the 10,000 who was running his first cross country race of the season, was second in 22:58.4.


Second-ranked Northern Arizona scored 22 points to win the Big Sky Conference men’s championship in Missoula, Mont. Northern Arizona’s Lopez Lomong won the individual title by 13 seconds.


Third-ranked UTEP won the Conference USA title with a perfect 15 points as Stephen Samoei claimed individual honors.


Iona and Wisconsin tied for fourth in this week’s poll. Iona collected its 17th straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship with 17 points as Mohamed Khadraoui led the way with a first-place finish.


Wisconsin won the Big 10 championship for a conference-record ninth time in a row. The Badgers placed five runners in the top 10, led by individual winner Matt Withrow.


Sixth-ranked Colorado scored 34 points to defeat No. 12 Oklahoma State (48) and No. 16 Texas (58) at the Big 12 Conference Championships in Lubbock, Texas. Brent Vaughn and Kenyon Neuman finished 1-2 for the Buffaloes.


Seventh-ranked Arkansas won its 19th consecutive Southeastern Conference men’s championship Saturday in Lexington, Ky., scoring 36 points. Emmanuel Bor of 17th-ranked Alabama won the SEC individual title.


No. 9 Virginia won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship in Charlottesville with 32 points as Chris Kollar paced the winning effort with a first-place finish.


Division I teams will compete in nine regional championship meets the weekend of Nov. 10 before the top teams and individuals race in the NCAA Cross Country Championships Nov. 20 in Terre Haute, Ind. Colorado is the defending NCAA men’s team champion.


The voting panel for the USTFCCCA Division I men’s poll consists of nine elected regional representatives and four at-large members of the USTFCCCA. The rankings are compiled by Don Kopriva.


Stanford is ranked first in this week’s Division I women’s poll.  


NCAA Division I men’s cross country rankings

Oct. 28, 2007

(first-place votes,  total points)


  1. Oregon (13)                             390
  2. Northern Arizona                      367
  3. UTEP                                       362
  4. (tie) Wisconsin              345     
  1. (tie) Iona                                  345
  1. Colorado                                  336
  2. Arkansas                                  301
  3. Stanford                                   295
  4. Virginia                         284
  5. California                                  259
  6. North Carolina State                 255
  7. Oklahoma State                        245
  8. Louisville                                  226
  9. Georgetown                             200
  10. Minnesota                                188
  11. Texas                                       176
  12. Alabama                                   164
  13. (tie) Providence                        147     
  1. (tie) Tulsa                                 147
  1. Portland                                   145
  2. UCLA                                      136
  3. Notre Dame                             132
  4. Michigan                                  110
  5. Florida                                     108
  6. William & Mary                        67
  7. BYU                                        61
  8. Arizona State                            56
  9. Cal Poly                                   47
  10. Princeton                                  29
  11. Ohio State                                27


Also receiving votes: Iowa State 25, Weber State 23, Florida State 10, Syracuse 10, Villanova 6, Indiana 2, Texas A&M 1.

Women's Division I


Lambie leads top-ranked Stanford to 12th straight Pac-10 title


NEW ORLEANS – Stanford maintained its top national ranking by winning a highly competitive Pacific-10 Conference women’s cross country championship race Saturday in Corvallis, Ore. The top-ranked Cardinal defeated three other teams ranked in the top seven to collect its 12th straight conference title.


Stanford received 12 of 13 first-place votes in the Division I women’s poll released today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Fourth-ranked Princeton claimed the remaining first-place vote.


Trailing Stanford in this week’s top 10 are Oregon, Florida State, Princeton, Arizona State, Minnesota, Washington, Michigan State, Michigan and Arkansas.


The second 10 consists of Colorado State, Illinois, Colorado, West Virginia, Providence, Rice, BYU, Texas Tech, Iowa and Georgetown.


Arianna Lambie and Teresa McWalters finished one-two as Stanford won the Pac-10 championship with 48 points. Lambie became just the third female runner to win three Pac-10 individual championships.


Stanford will be shooting for its third straight national title at the 2007 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships Nov. 20 in Terre Haute, Ind.


Second-ranked Oregon, led by freshman Alex Kosinski’s third-place finish, placed second with 64 points. Fifth-ranked Arizona State and seventh-ranked Washington each scored 68 points with ASU claiming third place on the tiebreaker.


Susan Kuijken’s individual victory led third-ranked Florida State to the Atlantic Coast Conference women’s championship in Charlottesville, Va. The Seminoles scored 64 points to finish 38 points in front of No. 21 North Carolina State.


Fourth-ranked Princeton won the Ivy League Heptagonals at Van Cortlandt Park with 25 points. Prinecton’s Liz Costello finished first individually.

Sixth-ranked Minnesota won the Big 10 championship in Columbus, Ohio, scoring 72 points to edge eighth-ranked Michigan State by one point. Minnesota’s top individual, Ladia Albertson-Junkans, finished 10th, but the Gophers placed five runners in the top 17 to edge Michigan State.


No. 10 Arkansas won the Southeastern Conference championship with 34 points, finishing comfortably in front of No. 25 Tennessee (84 points). Arkansas placed four runners in the top 10, led by Christine Kalmer’s second-place finish. Georgia’s Sarah Madebach won the individual title.


Division I teams will compete in nine regional meets across the country on the weekend of Nov. 10.


The voting panel for the Division I women's poll consists of nine elected regional representatives and four at-large USTFCCCA members. The rankings are compiled by Jesse Rosen.


Oregon is the top-ranked Division I men’s team.


NCAA Division I women’s cross country rankings

Oct. 28, 2007

(first-place votes and point total)


  1. Stanford (12)                            389
  2. Oregon                                     367
  3. Florida State                             364
  4. Princeton (1)                            358
  5. Arizona State                            330
  6. Minnesota                                325
  7. Washington                              310
  8. Michigan State              305
  9. Michigan                                  268
  10. Arkansas                                  267
  11. Colorado State                         251
  12. Illinois                                       245
  13. Colorado                                  240
  14. West Virginia                            233
  15. Providence                               185
  16. Rice                                         181
  17. BYU                                        172
  18. Texas Tech                               170
  19. Iowa                                        167
  20. Georgetown                             159
  21. North Carolina State                 124
  22. Northern Arizona                      121
  23. Wisconsin                                 118
  24. Boston College             88
  25. Tennessee                                58
  26. North Carolina             48
  27. UC Santa Barbara                    46
  28. Penn State                                34
  29. Georgia                                    33
  30. Nebraska                                 25


Also receiving votes: Columbia 15, Washington State 15, Virginia Tech 12, Florida 9, Baylor 4, UC-Riverside 3, Stony Brook 3, Wichita State 2, Villanova 1.

Men's Division II


Week 8 - Oct. 28th
1. Grand Valley St.
2. Southern Indiana
3. Northern Kentucky
4. Wayne State University
5. Ashland
6. Saginaw Valley
7. Missouri-Rolla
8. Hillsdale
9. Tiffin
10. Lewis / Ferris State


Women's Division II


Week 8 - Oct. 28th

1. Grand Valley St.

2. Wisconsin-Parkside

3. Wayne State University

4. Southern Indiana

5. Bellarmine

6. Ferris State

7. Saginaw Valley

8. Northern Kentucky

9. Northern Michigan

10. Indianapolis / Findlay

Men's Division III


Week 6 - Oct. 28th

1. Calvin

2. Ohio Northern

3. Heidelberg

4. Mount Union

5. Case Western Reserve

6. Otterbein

7. DePauw

8. Anderson

9. Tri-State

10. Denison

Women's Division III

Week 6 - Oct. 28th

1. Calvin

2. Case Western Reserve

3. DePauw

4. Baldwin-Wallace

5. Oberlin

6. Ohio Wesleyan

7. Kenyon

8. Anderson

9. Denison

10. Otterbein