2022 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – And they’re off!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings for the 2022 season, as released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Regional Rankings are determined subjectively by a single member coach in each respective region. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning teams’ strength with current season results (if applicable) in determining a rank-order of squad potential. Only USTFCCCA member programs are eligible to receive a ranking. Teams with provisional status within the region may be ranked.

Remember that Regional Championships Friday is set for November 11!

Great Lakes Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Wisconsin, No. 2 Notre Dame

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Butler, No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Michigan State

Mid-Atlantic Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Villanova, No. 2 Princeton

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Georgetown, No. 4 Pittsburgh, No. 5 Penn

Midwest Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 2 Tulsa

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Iowa State, No. 4 Wichita State, No. 5 Iowa

Note: Iowa jumped nine spots from No. 14 to No. 5 after finishing third at the Michigan Big 10 Preview with two top-10 individuals leading the way.

Mountain Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Northern Arizona, No. 2 BYU

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Colorado, No. 4 Air Force, No. 5 Montana State

Northeast Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Harvard, No. 2 Syracuse

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Iona, No. 4 Stony Brook, No. 5 Providence

South Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Tennessee

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Ole Miss, No. 4 Florida State, No. 5 North Florida

Note: Alabama and Tennessee both leapfrogged Ole Miss in Week 1.

South Central Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Arkansas, No. 2 Texas

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 4 Tulane, No. 5 Arkansas State

Southeast Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Wake Forest, No. 2 Furman

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 North Carolina, No. 4 NC State, No. 5 Charlotte

West Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Washington

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Gonzaga, No. 4 Portland, No. 5 Boise State

NCAA Division I
Men's Cross Country
USTFCCCA Regional Coaches' Rankings

2022 Week #1 - September 12th

About this Product
The USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Coaches’ Rankings are determined subjectively by a single member coach in each respective region. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning teams’ strength with current season results (if applicable) in determining a rank-order of squad potential. Only USTFCCCA member programs are eligible to receive a ranking. Teams with provisional status within the region may be ranked.

Great Lakes Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wisconsinWISCONSIN
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2notre-dameNOTRE DAME
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3butlerBUTLER
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4michiganMICHIGAN
Big Ten
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE
Big Ten
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6indianaINDIANA
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN
Mid-American
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8cincinnatiCINCINNATI
American
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9purduePURDUE
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)
Mid-American
 ▲3
(LW: 13)
11iupuiIUPUI
Horizon
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12ohio-stateOHIO STATE
Big Ten
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13youngstown-stateYOUNGSTOWN STATE
Horizon
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14toledoTOLEDO
Mid-American
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15kent-stateKENT STATE
Mid-American
 NR

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1villanovaVILLANOVA
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2princetonPRINCETON
Ivy League
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3georgetownGEORGETOWN
Big East
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5pennPENN
Ivy League
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6penn-statePENN STATE
Big Ten
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7navyNAVY
Patriot
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8templeTEMPLE
American
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10saint-josephsSAINT JOSEPH'S
Atlantic 10
 NR
11la-salleLA SALLE
Atlantic 10
 ▼4
(LW: 7)
12monmouthMONMOUTH
Colonial
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13lehighLEHIGH
Patriot
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14george-washingtonGEORGE WASHINGTON
Atlantic 10
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15loyola-mdLOYOLA (MD.)
Patriot
 NR

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2tulsaTULSA
American
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3iowa-stateIOWA STATE
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4wichita-stateWICHITA STATE
American
 ▲2
(LW: 6)
5iowaIOWA
Big Ten
 ▲9
(LW: 14)
6illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten
 ▲9
(LW: 15)
7minnesotaMINNESOTA
Big Ten
 ▼3
(LW: 4)
8missouriMISSOURI
SEC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9drakeDRAKE
Missouri Valley
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Summit League
 ▼5
(LW: 5)
11eastern-illinoisEASTERN ILLINOIS
OVC
 ▼4
(LW: 7)
12bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley
 ▼4
(LW: 8)
13kansasKANSAS
Big 12
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14kansas-stateKANSAS STATE
Big 12
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15oklahomaOKLAHOMA
Big 12
 NR

Mountain Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2byuBYU
WCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3coloradoCOLORADO
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4air-forceAIR FORCE
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5montana-stateMONTANA STATE
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6utah-stateUTAH STATE
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7utah-valleyUTAH VALLEY
WAC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8wyomingWYOMING
Mountain West
 ▲3
(LW: 11)
9colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE
Mountain West
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10weber-stateWEBER STATE
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11nevadaNEVADA
Mountain West
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12new-mexicoNEW MEXICO
Mountain West
 ▲1
(LW: 13)
13idaho-stateIDAHO STATE
Big Sky
 ▲2
(LW: 15)
14southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH
WAC
 ▼5
(LW: 9)
15texas-techTEXAS TECH
Big 12
 NR

Northeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1harvardHARVARD
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2syracuseSYRACUSE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3ionaIONA
Metro Atlantic
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4stony-brookSTONY BROOK
Colonial
 ▲3
(LW: 7)
5providencePROVIDENCE
Big East
 ▼2
(LW: 3)
6columbiaCOLUMBIA
Ivy League
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7dartmouthDARTMOUTH
Ivy League
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8umass-lowellUMASS LOWELL
America East
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9cornellCORNELL
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY
Patriot
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11yaleYALE
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12northeasternNORTHEASTERN
Colonial
 ▲1
(LW: 13)
13army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT
Patriot
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14binghamtonBINGHAMTON
America East
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15central-connecticut-stateCENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE
Northeast
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

South Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1alabamaALABAMA
SEC
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3ole-missOLE MISS
SEC
 ▼2
(LW: 1)
4florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA
ASUN
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE
Conference USA
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7floridaFLORIDA
SEC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8etsuETSU
SoCon
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9memphisMEMPHIS
American
 NR
10belmontBELMONT
Missouri Valley
 ▲5
(LW: 15)
11vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12lipscombLIPSCOMB
ASUN
 ▼6
(LW: 6)
13georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA
Sun Belt
 ▼5
(LW: 9)
15auburnAUBURN
SEC
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

South Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texasTEXAS
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4tulaneTULANE
American
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE
Sun Belt
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD
Southland
 ▲5
(LW: 11)
7central-arkansasCENTRAL ARKANSAS
ASUN
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8riceRICE
Conference USA
 ▲4
(LW: 12)
9lsuLSU
SEC
 ▲5
(LW: 14)
10lamarLAMAR
Southland
 ▼3
(LW: 7)
11new-orleansNEW ORLEANS
Southland
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12louisianaLOUISIANA
Sun Belt
 NR
13mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14little-rockLITTLE ROCK
OVC
 NR
15houstonHOUSTON
American
 NR

Southeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wake-forestWAKE FOREST
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2furmanFURMAN
SoCon
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4nc-stateNC STATE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5charlotteCHARLOTTE
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6dukeDUKE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7virginiaVIRGINIA
ACC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY
ASUN
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11appalachian-stateAPPALACHIAN STATE
Sun Belt
 ▲4
(LW: 15)
12william-maryWILLIAM & MARY
Colonial
 ▲2
(LW: 14)
13richmondRICHMOND
Atlantic 10
 NR
14libertyLIBERTY
ASUN
 ▼3
(LW: 11)
15charleston-southernCHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Big South
 ▼3
(LW: 12)

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3gonzagaGONZAGA
WCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4portlandPORTLAND
WCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6oregonOREGON
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8santa-claraSANTA CLARA
WCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9portland-statePORTLAND STATE
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11uc-santa-barbaraUC SANTA BARBARA
Big West
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12arizonaARIZONA
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13cal-state-fullertonCAL STATE FULLERTON
Big West
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14uclaUCLA
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15idahoIDAHO
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
Great Lakes (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Wisconsin111
Notre Dame222
Butler333
Michigan544
Michigan State455
Miami (Ohio)13106
Indiana667
Eastern Michigan778
Toledo14149
Purdue9910
Cincinnati8811
Ohio State111212
Kent State1513
Dayton14
Milwaukee15
IUPUI1011
Youngstown State1213
Ohio15
Mid-Atlantic (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Georgetown231
Villanova112
Princeton323
Penn654
Pittsburgh545
Penn State466
Navy877
Temple988
Saint Joseph's109
Lehigh121310
Monmouth111211
Bucknell10912
Rider1513
UMBC14
George Washington131415
La Salle711
Loyola (Md.)15
Lafayette14
Midwest (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Oklahoma State111
Tulsa222
Iowa State333
Illinois1564
Bradley8125
Wichita State646
Drake1097
Iowa1458
Minnesota479
South Dakota State51010
Missouri9811
Kansas State131412
Kansas121313
Eastern Illinois71114
Oklahoma1515
Loyola-Chicago11
Mountain (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Northern Arizona111
BYU222
Colorado333
Air Force444
Montana State555
Utah State666
Utah Valley877
Wyoming1188
Colorado State799
New Mexico131210
Nevada121111
Southern Utah91412
Weber State101013
Idaho State151314
Texas Tech1515
UTEP14
Northeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Harvard111
Syracuse222
Iona433
Stony Brook744
Providence355
Dartmouth676
UMass Lowell887
Columbia568
Army West Point12139
Northeastern131210
Cornell9911
Boston University101012
Yale111113
Buffalo14
Binghamton141415
Central Connecticut State1515
South (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Alabama211
Ole Miss132
Florida State443
Tennessee324
North Florida555
Middle Tennessee766
Georgia Tech13137
ETSU1088
Florida879
Memphis910
Auburn141511
Belmont151012
Vanderbilt121113
Lipscomb61214
South Alabama91415
Georgia11
South Central (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Arkansas111
Texas222
Texas A&M333
Tulane444
Arkansas State555
Incarnate Word1166
Central Arkansas877
Rice1288
LSU1499
Lamar71010
New Orleans101111
Louisiana1212
UT Arlington13
McNeese State131314
Stephen F. Austin1515
Little Rock14
Houston15
North Texas6
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi9
Southeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Wake Forest111
North Carolina332
Furman223
NC State444
Charlotte555
Virginia876
Duke667
Kentucky998
Liberty11149
Eastern Kentucky7810
Appalachian State151111
Virginia Tech101012
Charleston Southern121513
George Mason14
William & Mary141215
Richmond13
Louisville13
West (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Stanford111
Washington222
Gonzaga333
Portland444
Boise State555
Oregon666
California Baptist777
Santa Clara888
Portland State999
Washington State101010
UC Santa Barbara111111
Arizona121212
Cal State Fullerton131313
UCLA141414
Idaho151515

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
Tue 9/27
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