2022 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Business is picking up!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll for the 2022 season, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Remember that this poll is conducted by counting votes from 11 member coaches – one from each of the division’s nine regions (who also do the regional rankings) – as well as two members from the NCAA Cross Country Executive Committee.

NCAA Division I — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Northern Arizona
Oklahoma State
Stanford
BYU
Colorado
1
Northern Arizona
2
Oklahoma State
3
Stanford
4
BYU
5
Colorado
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Nothing changed at the top of the National Coaches’ Poll between the preseason and Week 1: Northern Arizona remained No. 1, followed by No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Stanford, No. 4 BYU and No. 5 Colorado. The Lumberjacks, who received eight of 11 possible first-place votes, made quick work of the George Kyte Classic this past weekend with their top athletes finishing within close proximity of each other, while the Cowboys and the Cardinal handled business at their respective meets and showcased their depth (OSU held the Cowboy Preview; Stanford traveled to the University of San Francisco Invitational).

You won’t see much movement in the rest of the top-10, as four of the next five spots saw no alterations: Wisconsin and Tulsa are still tied at No. 6 with Washington at No. 8. Iowa State is now ranked ninth, though, followed by tenth-ranked Wake Forest. The Cyclones ripped through the competition at the Mizzou XC Opener two weeks ago with a near-perfect score (19 points).

Just three points separated several teams in Week 1: No. 12 Harvard (189), No. 13 Notre Dame (186) and No. 14 Arkansas (183); No. 17 North Carolina (145) and No. 18 Gonzaga (142); and No. 22 Ole Miss (88), No. 23 Georgetown (85) and No. 24 Montana State (82).

Mark your calendars for November 19, because that’s when the 2022 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships will be held at the Greiner Family OSU Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma. You can watch all of the action commercial-free LIVE on ESPNU.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I
Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2022 Week 1 - September 13th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (1)
Big Sky
Michael Smith (6th)
326
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12
Dave Smith (17th)
315
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 stanford STANFORD
West Region (1)
Pac-12
J.J. Clark (4th)
310
(2 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 byu BYU
Mountain Region (2)
WCC
Ed Eyestone (23rd)
296 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (3)
Pac-12
Mark Wetmore (28th)
275 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 tulsa TULSA
Midwest Region (2)
American
Steve Gulley (21st)
263 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
6 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten
Mick Byrne (15th)
263 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
8 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (2)
Pac-12
Andy Powell (5th)
251 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (3)
Big 12
Jeremy Sudbury (2nd)
240 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 wake-forest WAKE FOREST
Southeast Region (1)
ACC
John Hayes (7th)
239 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 air-force AIR FORCE
Mountain Region (4)
Mountain West
Ryan Cole (9th)
194 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 harvard HARVARD
Northeast Region (1)
Ivy League
Alex Gibby (6th)
189 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (2)
ACC
Matt Sparks (1st)
186 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC
Chris Bucknam (15th)
183 ▼ 2
(LW: 12)
15 portland PORTLAND
West Region (4)
WCC
Rob Conner (33rd)
171 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East
Marcus O'Sullivan (23rd)
153 ▲ 2
(LW: 18)
17 north-carolina NORTH CAROLINA
Southeast Region (3)
ACC
Chris Miltenberg (4th)
145 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 gonzaga GONZAGA
West Region (3)
WCC
Patrick Tyson (15th)
142 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (2)
ACC
Brien Bell (5th)
137 ▲ 2
(LW: 21)
20 princeton PRINCETON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Ivy League
Jason Vigilante (11th)
133 ▲ 5
(LW: 25)
21 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (2)
SoCon
Robert Gary (11th)
101 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (3)
SEC
Connie Price-Smith (1st)
88 ▼ 3
(LW: 19)
23 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
Big East
Brandon Bonsey (7th)
85 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 montana-state MONTANA STATE
Mountain Region (5)
Big Sky
Lyle Weese (5th)
82 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (1)
SEC
Dan Waters (12th)
76 ▲ 1
(LW: 26)
26 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten
Kevin Sullivan (9th)
61 ▲ 3
(LW: 29)
27 butler BUTLER
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big East
Matt Roe (16th)
59 ▼ 5
(LW: 22)
28 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (2)
Big 12
Greg Metcalf (1st)
34 ▼ 1
(LW: 27)
29 tennessee TENNESSEE
South Region (2)
SEC
Sean Carlson (1st)
26 ▲ 1
(LW: 30)
30 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (5)
Big Ten
Aaron Simoneau (2nd)
24 ▼ 2
(LW: 28)

Also Receiving Votes: Providence 22, Iona 15, Utah State 13, Florida State 9, Oregon 4, Boise State 2, NC State 2, Virginia 1

Dropped Out: (none)



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
BYU4441
Stanford3332
Northern Arizona1113
Oklahoma State2224
Tulsa6665
Wisconsin6676
Wake Forest91097
Colorado5558
Iowa State10999
Syracuse21192010
Air Force13111111
Gonzaga16181612
North Carolina16171313
Notre Dame14131214
Princeton25202115
Arkansas12141416
Georgetown23231717
Texas27282918
Harvard11121519
VirginiaRVRV20
Villanova18161821
Montana State24242222
Washington88823
Butler22272624
Alabama26252525
OregonRVRVRV26
Michigan29262727
Portland15151928
California Baptist29
Michigan State28302830
Ole Miss192224RV
IonaRVRV30RV
Tennessee3029RVRV
NC StateRVRVRVRV
Utah StateRVRVRVRV
Florida StateRVRVRVRV
Furman202123
ProvidenceRVRVRV
Boise StateRVRVRV
KentuckyRV
CharlotteRV
Colorado StateRV
MinnesotaRV

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/31
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 9: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Mon 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/3
Tue 10/4
Oct. 15: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/17
Tue 10/18
Oct. 27-30: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/31
Tue 11/1
Nov. 11: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/14
Nov. 19: NCAA Championships - Stillwater, Okla.
FINAL ResultsFri 11/11
Sat 11/19