2022 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Do you feel that?

The winds of change are starting to blow.

Here is the newest NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, 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 each week), 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

The top-10 teams from Week 1 remained in the top-10 in Week 2, albeit in a slightly different order: Northern Arizona headlines the index once again with seven first-place votes, followed by No. 2 Oklahoma State and No. 3 Stanford, which both hauled in two first-place votes. No. 4 BYU and No. 5 Colorado round out the top-5, while No. 6 Tulsa, No. 7 Wisconsin (down one spot), No. 8 Washington, and co-No. 9s Iowa State and Wake Forest complete the top-10.

North Carolina made the biggest jump into the top-15 in Week 2, as it climbed four spots from No. 17 to No. 13 following a winning effort at the Coaching Tree Invitational. The Tar Heels held off a strong charge from NAU and now-No. 17 Georgetown (up six spots) in Bloomington, Indiana. North Carolina amassed 53 points, five fewer than the Hoyas and seven fewer than the Lumberjacks. The Tar Heels put three runners in the top-10, led by Will Coogan in fifth place.

Montana State moved closer to the top-20 with its two-spot improvement from No. 24 to No. 22. The Bobcats made quick work of the MSU Cross Country Classic this past weekend, as they swept the top-7 spots with Duncan Hamilton and Ben Perrin leading the way, just 0.2 seconds from each other (Hamilton was first in 24:30.8; Perrin was second in 24:31.0).

We should see a lot of movement next week, as the first major weekend of the season is upon us. Hordes of ranked teams will converge on both the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and the Roy Griak Invitational in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

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

2022 Week 2 - September 20th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (1)
Big Sky
Michael Smith (6th)
324
(7 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12
Dave Smith (17th)
315
(2 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)
276 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 tulsa TULSA
Midwest Region (2)
American
Steve Gulley (21st)
268 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten
Mick Byrne (15th)
266 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (2)
Pac-12
Andy Powell (5th)
252 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (3)
Big 12
Jeremy Sudbury (2nd)
237 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
9 wake-forest WAKE FOREST
Southeast Region (1)
ACC
John Hayes (7th)
237 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
11 air-force AIR FORCE
Mountain Region (4)
Mountain West
Ryan Cole (9th)
202 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (2)
ACC
Matt Sparks (1st)
182 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 north-carolina NORTH CAROLINA
Southeast Region (2)
ACC
Chris Miltenberg (4th)
172 ▲ 4
(LW: 17)
14 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC
Chris Bucknam (15th)
169 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 harvard HARVARD
Northeast Region (1)
Ivy League
Alex Gibby (6th)
168 ▼ 3
(LW: 12)
16 gonzaga GONZAGA
West Region (3)
WCC
Patrick Tyson (15th)
166 ▲ 2
(LW: 18)
17 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East
Brandon Bonsey (7th)
148 ▲ 6
(LW: 23)
18 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big East
Marcus O'Sullivan (23rd)
144 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 portland PORTLAND
West Region (4)
WCC
Rob Conner (33rd)
134 ▼ 4
(LW: 15)
20 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (2)
ACC
Brien Bell (5th)
132 ▼ 1
(LW: 19)
21 princeton PRINCETON
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
Ivy League
Jason Vigilante (11th)
119 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 montana-state MONTANA STATE
Mountain Region (5)
Big Sky
Lyle Weese (5th)
96 ▲ 2
(LW: 24)
23 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (3)
SoCon
Robert Gary (11th)
90 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (2)
SEC
Connie Price-Smith (1st)
75 ▼ 2
(LW: 22)
25 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (1)
SEC
Dan Waters (12th)
72 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
26 butler BUTLER
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big East
Matt Roe (16th)
65 ▲ 1
(LW: 27)
27 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten
Kevin Sullivan (9th)
63 ▼ 1
(LW: 26)
28 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (5)
Big Ten
Aaron Simoneau (2nd)
26 ▲ 2
(LW: 30)
29 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (2)
Big 12
Greg Metcalf (1st)
22 ▼ 1
(LW: 28)
30 iona IONA
Northeast Region (3)
Metro Atlantic
Joe Pienta (5th)
18
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Utah State 17, Tennessee 16, Florida State 9, NC State 8, Providence 6, Oregon 4, Boise State 3, Charlotte 3, Kentucky 2, Virginia 1

Dropped Out: No. 29 Tennessee



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