2022 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Change is in the air.

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). Three of the nine regions saw shifts in their respective top-5s, while two of those regions (Mountain and Northeast) recognized new No. 1 programs.

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 Princeton

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

Note: Princeton leapfrogged Villanova into the No. 2 spot following a strong effort at the Cowboy Jamboree. Look for the Wildcats to answer back this weekend at the Paul Short Run.

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

Mountain Region

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

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

Note: BYU leapfrogged Northern Arizona into the No. 1 spot following a head-to-head victory at the Cowboy Jamboree.

Northeast Region

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

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

Note: Syracuse leapfrogged Harvard into the No. 1 spot after a head-to-head victory at the Cowboy Jamboree.

South Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Florida State

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

Note: Both Florida State and Tennessee jumped Ole Miss into the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively, dropping the Rebels to No. 4. Ole Miss was penalized for finishing 15th at the Cowboy Jamboree.

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 Virginia, No. 4 NC State, No. 5 Furman

Note: Virginia surged three spots after an impressive victory at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown. The Cavaliers averaged 23:55 for the 8k course and had a five-second spread.

West Region

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

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 California Baptist, No. 5 Washington

Note: Stanford held steady at No. 1, but Gonzaga, Oregon and California Baptist all saw their ranking improve between Week 2 and Week 3. The Bulldogs fared well at the Cowboy Jamboree, while the Ducks ran strong at the Bill Dellinger Invitational, and the Lancers impressed in a runner-up showing at the Roy Griak Invitational.

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

2022 Week #3 - September 26th

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

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

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

Midwest Region -- Men

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

Mountain Region -- Men

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

Northeast Region -- Men

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

South Region -- Men

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

South Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texasTEXAS
Big 12 (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4tulaneTULANE
American (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE
Sun Belt (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD
Southland (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7central-arkansasCENTRAL ARKANSAS
ASUN (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8riceRICE
Conference USA (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9lsuLSU
SEC (11)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10lamarLAMAR
Southland (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11new-orleansNEW ORLEANS
Southland (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12louisianaLOUISIANA
Sun Belt (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13mcneese-stateMCNEESE STATE
Southland (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14ut-arlingtonUT ARLINGTON
WAC (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
WAC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Southeast Region -- Men

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

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2gonzagaGONZAGA
WCC (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3oregonOREGON
Pac-12 (4)
 ▲3
(LW: 6)
4california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC (1)
 ▲3
(LW: 7)
5washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12 (3)
 ▼3
(LW: 2)
6portlandPORTLAND
WCC (3)
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7uclaUCLA
Pac-12 (5)
 ▲7
(LW: 14)
8boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West (5)
 ▼3
(LW: 5)
9cal-polyCAL POLY
Big West (1)
 NR
10santa-claraSANTA CLARA
WCC (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)
11portland-statePORTLAND STATE
Big Sky (3)
 ▼2
(LW: 9)
12washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12 (6)
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13cal-state-fullertonCAL STATE FULLERTON
Big West (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14uc-riversideUC RIVERSIDE
Big West (3)
 NR
15idahoIDAHO
Big Sky (5)
 ◀▶
(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 #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Wisconsin11111211
Notre Dame22222122
Michigan54445333
Butler33334444
Michigan State45553555
Indiana66777766
Miami (Ohio)1310666677
Purdue991010111098
Toledo1414999989
Cincinnati881111881010
Youngstown State121313131311
Eastern Michigan778810111112
Ohio State1112121314141213
Kent State15131212121414
IUPUI101115151515
Indiana State16
Ohio1517
Valparaiso18
Purdue Fort Wayne19
Dayton141420
Oakland21
Milwaukee151522
Bowling Green23
Central Michigan24
Marquette25
Xavier26
Green Bay27
Wright State28
Detroit Mercy29
Mid-Atlantic (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Villanova11231111
Georgetown23113332
Princeton32322223
La Salle711137564
Pittsburgh54556755
Penn State46661010126
Navy87774447
Penn65445678
George Washington1314158989
Temple988811111010
Saint Joseph's109998911
Bucknell109121215131112
Rider151314141313
Monmouth11121111141214
Marshall15
Lehigh12131010131516
Rutgers17
Duquesne18
American12151419
Loyola (Md.)1520
UMBC141521
Lafayette1422
Mount St. Mary's23
Seton Hall24
Saint Francis (Pa.)25
Robert Morris26
Midwest (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Tulsa22222221
Oklahoma State11111112
Iowa State33333333
Loyola-Chicago11554
Wichita State646810685
South Dakota State51010911446
Illinois1564447107
Bradley812558968
Minnesota4791112159
Drake1097658710
Kansas State131412121310911
Kansas121313137131212
Illinois State13
Missouri9811109111514
DePaul15
Eastern Illinois7111414141316
Iowa145876121117
North Dakota State141418
Saint Louis19
Southern Illinois20
North Dakota21
Illinois Chicago22
Creighton23
Nebraska24
South Dakota25
Southeast Missouri26
SIUE27
Oklahoma15151515
Mountain (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Northern Arizona11122221
BYU22211112
Colorado33333443
Air Force44444334
Montana State55556555
Colorado State79987766
Utah State66665677
Wyoming1188988108
New Mexico131210101112129
Utah Valley8777913910
Southern Utah9141212109811
Nevada1211111112111412
UTEP1415151313
Weber State1010131313101114
Texas Tech15151514141515
Montana16
Idaho State1513141417
Northeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Syracuse22211111
Harvard11122222
Cornell9911117463
Providence35554334
Iona43333645
Stony Brook74445556
UMass Lowell88771010107
Northeastern13121089878
Yale111113126799
Dartmouth676689810
Columbia568914141411
Army West Point121391012121112
Buffalo141413
Boston University1010121311111214
Siena13131315
Binghamton1414151516
UMass1517
Maine18
Fordham19
Rhode Island20
Marist1521
Canisius22
Vermont23
New Hampshire24
Bryant25
Wagner1526
Hofstra27
Brown28
LIU29
Central Connecticut State151530
Holy Cross31
Quinnipiac32
Fairfield33
South (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Tennessee32431121
Ole Miss13243332
Alabama21112213
Florida State44324444
Auburn141511111111115
Lipscomb61214138866
Georgia Tech1313777757
North Florida55555578
Georgia119
ETSU108881213910
Belmont1510121215141511
Memphis9101010101012
North Alabama141413
UT Martin151314
Kennesaw State15
Florida Gulf Coast1516
Tennessee Tech17
Mercer18
Florida8799991219
Chattanooga20
USF21
Troy22
Middle Tennessee7666668
South Alabama91415141213
Vanderbilt121113
South Central (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Arkansas11112211
Texas22221122
Texas A&M33333333
Arkansas State55555544
Tulane44444455
New Orleans10111111101096
Baylor11117
Rice128887148
Lamar710101091479
Incarnate Word1166667610
McNeese State131314131191011
Abilene Christian12
UTSA13
UT Arlington13148814
UTRGV15
Central Arkansas87771361216
TCU17
Houston1518
Stephen F. Austin15151514131319
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi920
Little Rock1421
Louisiana12121222
LSU149998151523
North Texas624
Sam Houston State151525
Houston Christian26
Nicholls27
Tarleton State1212
Southeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
North Carolina33222421
Virginia87633242
Wake Forest11111113
NC State44447334
Duke66786675
Eastern Kentucky78101010766
Charlotte55564557
Furman22355888
Liberty1114991112119
Kentucky99878111010
Charleston Southern12151313141411
Virginia Tech10101212129912
Louisville1313
Appalachian State151111119101214
High Point15
George Mason141413151316
William & Mary1412151515141517
UNC Asheville18
UNCG19
Elon20
Clemson1321
Richmond1322
Morehead State23
USC Upstate24
East Carolina25
Murray State26
Northern Kentucky27
Radford28
Citadel29
Winthrop30
Longwood31
College Of Charleston32
West (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Stanford11111111
Gonzaga33322752
Washington22255523
Oregon66633334
California Baptist77744445
Boise State555810696
Portland44466267
Cal Poly97878
Santa Clara8881091089
UCLA1414147891010
Portland State9991111111111
Washington State1010101212121212
Loyola Marymount13
Arizona121212131514
UC Santa Barbara111111141315
Idaho151515151516
UC Riverside14151417
Arizona State18
Cal State Fullerton13131313141319
UC Irvine20
California21
UC Davis22
Eastern Washington23
San Francisco24
St. Mary's (Calif.)25
Long Beach State26
CSUN27
Sacramento State28
San Diego29
Pepperdine30
Seattle31

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
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 15: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/18
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 27-30: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 11/1
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 11: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/14
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 19: NCAA Championships - Stillwater, Okla.
FINAL ResultsFri 11/11
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/19
MEN | WOMEN