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

NEW ORLEANS – The season is picking up steam.

Here is the latest edition of the NCAA Division I Women’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 — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
NC State
New Mexico
Colorado
Oklahoma State
Stanford
1
NC State
2
New Mexico
3
Colorado
3
Oklahoma State
5
Stanford
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Familiar faces continue to make up the top-5 in Week 2 of the National Coaches’ Poll: NC State reeled in all 11 first-place votes, followed by No. 2 New Mexico, co-No. 3s Colorado and Oklahoma State and No. 5 Stanford. The Cowgirls moved up one spot to earn its highest ranking in program history. 

No. 6 Washington (up two spots), No. 7 BYU, No. 8 Notre Dame (down two spots), No. 9 Arkansas and No. 10 Alabama fill out the remainder of the top-10.

North Carolina continues to creep closer to the top-10 after climbing two spots to No. 11. The Tarheels won the Coaching Tree Invitational and topped now-No. 18 Georgetown, 37-53. Brynn Brown captured the individual title in 20:18.6 to lead UNC and earned M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week honors for her efforts.

Three teams that were receiving votes a week ago earned the nod to join the top-30: No. 25 Ohio State and co-No. 29s California Baptist and Kentucky. The Lancers recently placed 11th at the UCR 41st Annual Cross Country Invitational, while the Wildcats placed a close second to Alabama at the North Alabama Showcase.

Change is right around the corner as many of our ranked teams are slated to compete at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Oklahoma and the Roy Griak Invitational in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

Mark your calendars for November 19, as that’s when the 2022 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships will be held at the OSU Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Don’t forget that the championship races will be broadcast commercial-free once again on ESPNU.

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

2022 Week 2 - September 20th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC
Laurie Henes (17th)
330
(11 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region
Mountain West
Joe Franklin (16th)
315 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (1)
Pac-12
Mark Wetmore (28th)
289 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
3 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12
Dave Smith (14th)
289 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
5 stanford STANFORD
West Region (1)
Pac-12
J.J. Clark (4th)
288 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (2)
Pac-12
Maurica Powell (5th)
266 ▲ 2
(LW: 8)
7 byu BYU
Mountain Region (2)
WCC
Diljeet Taylor (7th)
262 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (1)
ACC
Matt Sparks (5th)
260 ▼ 2
(LW: 6)
9 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC
Lance Harter (33rd)
232 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (1)
SEC
Dan Waters (12th)
231 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 north-carolina NORTH CAROLINA
Southeast Region (2)
ACC
Dylan Sorensen (2nd)
216 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (2)
Big Ten
Mike McGuire (31st)
205 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten
Mick Byrne (5th)
184 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 colorado-state COLORADO STATE
Mountain Region (3)
Mountain West
Andrew Epperson (1st)
173 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 providence PROVIDENCE
Northeast Region (1)
Big East
Ray Treacy (39th)
163 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 oregon OREGON
West Region (3)
Pac-12
Jerry Schumacher (1st)
158 ▲ 1
(LW: 17)
17 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (2)
SEC
Connie Price-Smith (1st)
139 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East
Mitchell Baker (3rd)
137 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 utah UTAH
Mountain Region (4)
Pac-12
Kyle Kepler (18th)
129 ▼ 1
(LW: 18)
20 harvard HARVARD
Northeast Region (2)
Ivy League
Alex Gibby (6th)
114 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 gonzaga GONZAGA
West Region (4)
WCC
Jake Stewart (5th)
96 ▲ 2
(LW: 23)
22 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (11)
Big Sky
Michael Smith (6th)
85 ▼ 1
(LW: 21)
23 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (5)
Big Ten
Lisa Breznau (3rd)
73 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
24 oregon-state OREGON STATE
West Region (5)
Pac-12
Louis Quintana (6th)
69 ▲ 2
(LW: 26)
25 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten
Sara Mason Vergote (1st)
61
(LW: RV)
26 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (3)
Big 12
Amy Rudolph (5th)
60 ▼ 2
(LW: 24)
27 utah-valley UTAH VALLEY
Mountain Region (5)
WAC
Scott Houle (19th)
45 ▲ 2
(LW: 29)
28 illinois ILLINOIS
Midwest Region (2)
Big Ten
Sarah Haveman (5th)
40 ▼ 1
(LW: 27)
29 california-baptist CALIFORNIA BAPTIST
West Region (6)
WAC
Adam Tribble (5th)
28
(LW: RV)
29 kentucky KENTUCKY
Southeast Region (3)
SEC
Lonnie Greene (5th)
28
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Florida State 26, West Virginia 25, Minnesota 24, Syracuse 19, Furman 18, Indiana 9, Penn State 8, Villanova 8, Toledo 4, San Francisco 3, Utah State 3, Butler 2, Texas 1

Dropped Out: No. 25 West Virginia, No. 28 Furman, No. 29 Minnesota



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
NC State1111
Oklahoma State4432
New Mexico2223
Northern Arizona2221224
BYU7775
Stanford5556
Colorado3337
Notre Dame6688
Washington8869
Alabama12101010
Utah18181911
North Carolina14131112
Arkansas99913
SyracuseRVRVRV14
Providence15151515
Utah Valley27292716
Michigan10111217
Georgetown17191818
Michigan State21222319
Colorado State13141420
California BaptistRVRV2921
Oregon19171622
KentuckyRVRV2923
Harvard20202024
Ohio StateRVRV2525
Wisconsin11121326
Oregon State25262427
Illinois28272828
Ole Miss16161729
Gonzaga23232130
Iowa State262426RV
West Virginia2425RVRV
FurmanRV28RVRV
Minnesota2929RVRV
Penn StateRVRVRVRV
ToledoRVRVRVRV
VillanovaRVRVRVRV
Florida State30RVRVRV
San FranciscoRVRV
TexasRVRVRV
IndianaRVRV
LibertyRV
VirginiaRV
WyomingRV
Air ForceRV
ButlerRVRVRV
Utah StateRVRVRV
NorthwesternRV
RiceRVRV
TennesseeRV

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