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NCAA XC Regionals

NCAA XC Regionals

Championship season started two weekends ago with the various Conference meets. Now we head into the final qualifier for the big dance: NCAA Cross Country Regional Championships. From 9 regional meets 31 teams and 40 individual qualifiers will advance giving a total of 255 male and female athletes ready to battle it out in Terre Haute on November 21st

Whilst regionals should be a formality for the major players, it must be taken seriously. No one gets special treatment and failure to perform will signal the end of the cross country season.

To summarize the qualifying system (Men’s and Women’s are the same):

  • Men race over 10km, women race 6km
  • The top two teams at each of the nine regions automatically qualify
  • The 13 remaining ‘at large’  qualifiers are selected based on performances during the season against the 18 teams to have qualified automatically
  • The top 4 athletes at each region not part of a qualifying team will advance

It will not be possible to calculate the at large qualifiers until all the regional results are in.

In terms of where the British and Irish athletes are competing, we have summarized the main protagonists below. The latest national rankings are also given. We will follow regionals with a full summary of how the Brits and Irish get on and who has qualified. The build up to NCAA’s will then commence.

Region Team
Great Lakes

Great Lakes

Midwest

Midwest

Midwest

Mountain

Mountain

North East

North East

North East

North East

North East

South

South

South

South Central

South Central

South Central

West

Butler

De Paul

Iowa State

Oklahoma State

Tulsa

New Mexico

Utah

Boston University

Iona

Providence

Harvard

Dartmouth

Alabama

Florida State

Memphis

Lamar

McNeese State

Arkansas

Portland

National Rankings

Men                                                                                                      Women

Rank Institution (FPV) Region   Rank Institution (FPV) Region

1

Wisconsin Great Lakes  

1

Florida State South

2

Oklahoma State Midwest  

2

Villanova Mid-Atlantic

3

BYU Mountain  

3

Colorado Mountain

4

Colorado Mountain  

4

Vanderbilt South

5

Oklahoma Midwest  

5

Providence Northeast

6

Stanford West  

6

Washington West

7

Indiana Great Lakes  

7

Georgetown Mid-Atlantic

8

Portland West  

8

Stanford West

9

Iona Northeast  

9

Syracuse Northeast

9

Princeton Mid-Atlantic  

10

Iowa State Midwest

11

Texas South Central  

11

Oregon West

12

Northern Arizona Mountain  

12

Michigan State Great Lakes

13

Villanova Mid-Atlantic  

13

West Virginia Mid-Atlantic

14

NC State Southeast  

14

Texas South Central

15

Arkansas South Central  

15

Michigan Great Lakes

16

Florida State South  

16

Arizona West

17

Oregon West  

17

Arkansas South Central

18

Minnesota Midwest  

18

Boston College Northeast

19

Michigan Great Lakes  

19

New Mexico Mountain

20

Eastern Kentucky Southeast  

20

NC State Southeast

21

UCLA West  

21

Virginia Southeast

22

Columbia Northeast  

22

Penn State Mid-Atlantic

23

Georgetown Mid-Atlantic  

23

Oklahoma State Midwest

24

Texas A&M South Central  

24

Notre Dame Great Lakes

25

North Carolina Southeast  

25

North Carolina Southeast

26

Louisville Southeast  

26

California West

27

Tulsa Midwest  

27

San Francisco West

28

Ohio State Great Lakes  

28

Wisconsin Great Lakes

29

Syracuse Northeast  

29

Cornell Northeast

30

Providence Northeast  

30

Minnesota Midwest

  We will provide a link later in the weekend to Flotrack’s coverage of Kolas Calculator where they predict the qualifiers, before the official announcement by the NCAA on Sunday.

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