2022 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Business is picking up!

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). Four of the nine regions saw changes in their respective top-5s with one of those recognizing a new No. 1.

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 Georgetown, No. 2 Villanova

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

Note: Georgetown jumped to the No. 1 spot after a strong runner-up showing at the Coaching Tree Invitational this past weekend.

Midwest Region

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

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

Note: Both Bradley and Illinois leapfrogged Wichita State between Week 1 and Week 2 thanks to sterling efforts this past weekend. The Illini romped to victory at the John McNichols Invitational and improved two spots, while the Braves did so at the Bradley Intercollegiate and jumped seven.

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 Ole Miss

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

Note: Both Ole Miss and Florida State leapfrogged Tennessee between Week 1 and Week 2 thanks to their efforts this past weekend. The Rebels cruised to an easy head-to-head win over Florida at the SEC Preview, while the Seminoles beat the Volunteers in a dual meet hosted in North Carolina.

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 North Carolina

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Furman, 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 #2 - September 19th

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
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)
Mid-American
 ▲4
(LW: 10)
7indianaINDIANA
Big Ten
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8eastern-michiganEASTERN MICHIGAN
Mid-American
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9toledoTOLEDO
Mid-American
 ▲5
(LW: 14)
10purduePURDUE
Big Ten
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11cincinnatiCINCINNATI
American
 ▼3
(LW: 8)
12ohio-stateOHIO STATE
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13kent-stateKENT STATE
Mid-American
 ▲2
(LW: 15)
14daytonDAYTON
Atlantic 10
 NR
15milwaukeeMILWAUKEE
Horizon
 NR

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

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

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

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
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8wyomingWYOMING
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10new-mexicoNEW MEXICO
Mountain West
 ▲2
(LW: 12)
11nevadaNEVADA
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH
WAC
 ▲2
(LW: 14)
13weber-stateWEBER STATE
Big Sky
 ▼3
(LW: 10)
14idaho-stateIDAHO STATE
Big Sky
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15texas-techTEXAS TECH
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Northeast Region -- Men

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

South Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1alabamaALABAMA
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2ole-missOLE MISS
SEC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
5north-floridaNORTH FLORIDA
ASUN
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC
 ▲6
(LW: 13)
8etsuETSU
SoCon
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9floridaFLORIDA
SEC
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10memphisMEMPHIS
American
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11auburnAUBURN
SEC
 ▲4
(LW: 15)
12belmontBELMONT
Missouri Valley
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC
 ▼2
(LW: 11)
14lipscombLIPSCOMB
ASUN
 ▼2
(LW: 12)
15south-alabamaSOUTH ALABAMA
Sun Belt
 ▼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
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7central-arkansasCENTRAL ARKANSAS
ASUN
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8riceRICE
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9lsuLSU
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10lamarLAMAR
Southland
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11new-orleansNEW ORLEANS
Southland
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12louisianaLOUISIANA
Sun Belt
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON
Sun Belt
 NR
14mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
WAC
 NR

Southeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wake-forestWAKE FOREST
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA
ACC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3furmanFURMAN
SoCon
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4nc-stateNC STATE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5charlotteCHARLOTTE
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6virginiaVIRGINIA
ACC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7dukeDUKE
ACC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9libertyLIBERTY
ASUN
 ▲5
(LW: 14)
10eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY
ASUN
 ▼2
(LW: 8)
11appalachian-stateAPPALACHIAN STATE
Sun Belt
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH
ACC
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13charleston-southernCHARLESTON SOUTHERN
Big South
 ▲2
(LW: 15)
14george-masonGEORGE MASON
Atlantic 10
 NR
15william-maryWILLIAM & MARY
Colonial
 ▼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 #2Week #3
Wisconsin1111
Notre Dame2222
Butler3333
Michigan5444
Michigan State4555
Miami (Ohio)131066
Indiana6677
Eastern Michigan7788
Toledo141499
Purdue991010
Cincinnati881111
Kent State151312
Ohio State11121213
Dayton1414
Milwaukee1515
IUPUI1011
Youngstown State1213
Ohio15
Mid-Atlantic (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Georgetown2311
Princeton3232
Villanova1123
Penn6544
Pittsburgh5455
Penn State4666
Navy8777
Temple9888
Saint Joseph's1099
Lehigh12131010
Monmouth11121111
Bucknell1091212
La Salle71113
Rider151314
UMBC1415
George Washington131415
Loyola (Md.)15
Lafayette14
Midwest (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Oklahoma State1111
Tulsa2222
Iowa State3333
Illinois15644
Bradley81255
Drake10976
Iowa14587
Wichita State6468
South Dakota State510109
Missouri981110
Minnesota47911
Kansas State13141212
Kansas12131313
Eastern Illinois7111414
Oklahoma151515
Loyola-Chicago11
Mountain (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
BYU2221
Northern Arizona1112
Colorado3333
Air Force4444
Montana State5555
Utah State6666
Utah Valley8777
Colorado State7998
Wyoming11889
New Mexico13121010
Nevada12111111
Southern Utah9141212
Weber State10101313
Idaho State15131414
Texas Tech151515
UTEP14
Northeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Syracuse2221
Harvard1112
Iona4333
Stony Brook7444
Providence3555
Dartmouth6766
UMass Lowell8877
Northeastern1312108
Columbia5689
Army West Point1213910
Cornell991111
Yale11111312
Boston University10101213
Buffalo1414
Binghamton14141515
Central Connecticut State1515
South (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Alabama2111
Florida State4432
Tennessee3243
Ole Miss1324
North Florida5555
Middle Tennessee7666
Georgia Tech131377
ETSU10888
Florida8799
Memphis91010
Auburn14151111
Belmont15101212
Lipscomb6121413
South Alabama9141514
UT Martin15
Vanderbilt121113
Georgia11
South Central (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Arkansas1111
Texas2222
Texas A&M3333
Tulane4444
Arkansas State5555
Incarnate Word11666
Central Arkansas8777
Rice12888
LSU14999
Lamar7101010
New Orleans10111111
Louisiana121212
McNeese State13131413
UT Arlington1314
Stephen F. Austin151515
Little Rock14
Houston15
North Texas6
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi9
Southeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Wake Forest1111
North Carolina3322
Virginia8763
NC State4444
Furman2235
Charlotte5556
Kentucky9987
Duke6678
Liberty111499
Eastern Kentucky781010
Appalachian State15111111
Virginia Tech10101212
Charleston Southern12151313
George Mason1414
William & Mary14121515
Richmond13
Louisville13
West (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Stanford1111
Gonzaga3332
Oregon6663
California Baptist7774
Washington2225
Portland4446
UCLA1414147
Boise State5558
Cal Poly9
Santa Clara88810
Portland State99911
Washington State10101012
Cal State Fullerton13131313
UC Riverside14
Idaho15151515
UC Santa Barbara111111
Arizona121212

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