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

NEW ORLEANS – We are officially underway with the cross country season!

Here is the Week 1 edition of the NCAA Division I Women’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.

Regional Championships Friday is set for Friday, November 11.

Great Lakes Region

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

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

Mid-Atlantic Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Georgetown, No. 2 Penn State

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Illinois, No. 4 Northwestern, No. 5 Villanova

Note: Penn State and Princeton moved ahead of West Virginia in Week 1, while the Tigers also leapfrogged Villanova.

Midwest Region

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

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Illinois, No. 4 Northwestern, No. 5 Minnesota

Note: Iowa State jumped ahead of Illinois in Week 1 after winning the Mizzou Opener with 17 points.

Mountain Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 New Mexico, No. 2 Colorado

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 BYU, No. 4 Colorado State, No. 5 Utah

Northeast Region

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

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Syracuse, No. 4 Connecticut, No. 5 Dartmouth

South Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Ole Miss

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

Note: Alabama climbed ahead of Ole Miss in Week 1.

South Central Region

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

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Texas, No. 4 Texas A&M, No. 5 SMU

Note: SMU soared from No. 8 to No. 5 in Week 1.

Southeast Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 NC State, No. 2 North Carolina

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Furman, No. 4 Kentucky, No. 4 Liberty

West Region

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

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

NCAA Division I
Women'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 -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1notre-dameNOTRE DAME
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2michiganMICHIGAN
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3wisconsinWISCONSIN
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5ohio-stateOHIO STATE
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6toledoTOLEDO
Mid-American
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7indianaINDIANA
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8butlerBUTLER
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9purduePURDUE
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)
Mid-American
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11ohioOHIO
Mid-American
 ▲2
(LW: 13)
12central-michiganCENTRAL MICHIGAN
Mid-American
 NR
13oaklandOAKLAND
Horizon
 NR
14daytonDAYTON
Atlantic 10
 NR
15western-michiganWESTERN MICHIGAN
Mid-American
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1georgetownGEORGETOWN
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2penn-statePENN STATE
Big Ten
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3princetonPRINCETON
Ivy League
 ▲2
(LW: 5)
4west-virginiaWEST VIRGINIA
Big 12
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
5villanovaVILLANOVA
Big East
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6navyNAVY
Patriot
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7pennPENN
Ivy League
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8la-salleLA SALLE
Atlantic 10
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9george-washingtonGEORGE WASHINGTON
Atlantic 10
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10rutgersRUTGERS
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11marylandMARYLAND
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12delawareDELAWARE
Colonial
 ▲1
(LW: 13)
13templeTEMPLE
American
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC
 NR
15bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2iowa-stateIOWA STATE
Big 12
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4northwesternNORTHWESTERN
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5minnesotaMINNESOTA
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7kansas-stateKANSAS STATE
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8tulsaTULSA
American
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9loyola-chicagoLOYOLA-CHICAGO
Atlantic 10
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Summit League
 ▲3
(LW: 13)
11kansasKANSAS
Big 12
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12missouriMISSOURI
SEC
 ▼2
(LW: 10)
13nebraskaNEBRASKA
Big Ten
 ▼2
(LW: 11)
14iowaIOWA
Big Ten
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15south-dakotaSOUTH DAKOTA
Summit League
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Mountain Region -- Women

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

Northeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1providencePROVIDENCE
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2harvardHARVARD
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3syracuseSYRACUSE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4connecticutCONNECTICUT
Big East
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5dartmouthDARTMOUTH
Ivy League
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6stony-brookSTONY BROOK
Colonial
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY
Patriot
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8boston-collegeBOSTON COLLEGE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9columbiaCOLUMBIA
Ivy League
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10quinnipiacQUINNIPIAC
Metro Atlantic
 ▲2
(LW: 12)
11northeasternNORTHEASTERN
Colonial
 ▲2
(LW: 13)
12cornellCORNELL
Ivy League
 ▼3
(LW: 9)
13yaleYALE
Ivy League
 ▼2
(LW: 11)
14army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT
Patriot
 ▲1
(LW: 15)
15new-hampshireNEW HAMPSHIRE
America East
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1alabamaALABAMA
SEC
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2ole-missOLE MISS
SEC
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5floridaFLORIDA
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7lipscombLIPSCOMB
ASUN
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10auburnAUBURN
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11southern-missSOUTHERN MISS
Sun Belt
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12georgiaGEORGIA
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13ucfUCF
American
 ▲2
(LW: 15)
14miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)
ACC
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15kennesaw-stateKENNESAW STATE
ASUN
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

South Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2riceRICE
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3texasTEXAS
Big 12
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5smuSMU
American
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6lsuLSU
SEC
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7tulaneTULANE
American
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8new-orleansNEW ORLEANS
Southland
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9tcuTCU
Big 12
 NR
10arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE
Sun Belt
 ▼4
(LW: 6)
11incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD
Southland
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12abilene-christianABILENE CHRISTIAN
WAC
 ▼3
(LW: 9)
13utsaUTSA
Conference USA
 NR
14baylorBAYLOR
Big 12
 ▼2
(LW: 12)
15houstonHOUSTON
American
 NR

Southeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1nc-stateNC STATE
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3furmanFURMAN
SoCon
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5libertyLIBERTY
ASUN
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6wake-forestWAKE FOREST
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7virginiaVIRGINIA
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8charlotteCHARLOTTE
Conference USA
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH
ACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10elonELON
Colonial
 ▲1
(LW: 11)
11dukeDUKE
ACC
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12richmondRICHMOND
Atlantic 10
 ▲3
(LW: 15)
13eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY
ASUN
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14high-pointHIGH POINT
Big South
 NR
15radfordRADFORD
Big South
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3oregonOREGON
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4gonzagaGONZAGA
WCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5oregon-stateOREGON STATE
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO
WCC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8portlandPORTLAND
WCC
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10uc-davisUC DAVIS
Big West
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11portland-statePORTLAND STATE
Big Sky
 ▲2
(LW: 13)
12washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12
 ▲3
(LW: 15)
13cal-state-fullertonCAL STATE FULLERTON
Big West
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14idahoIDAHO
Big Sky
 ▼3
(LW: 11)
15cal-polyCAL POLY
Big West
 ▼3
(LW: 12)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
Great Lakes (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Notre Dame111
Michigan222
Wisconsin333
Ohio State554
Michigan State445
Toledo666
Indiana777
Butler888
Purdue999
Ohio131110
Miami (Ohio)101011
Central Michigan1212
Eastern Michigan13
Oakland1314
Dayton1415
Western Michigan1415
Cincinnati11
Bowling Green12
Milwaukee15
Mid-Atlantic (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Georgetown111
Penn State322
Princeton533
West Virginia244
Villanova455
Navy866
Penn677
La Salle988
George Washington799
Rutgers101010
Maryland111111
Delaware131212
Temple141313
Lehigh14
Pittsburgh1415
Bucknell1515
Monmouth12
Midwest (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Oklahoma State111
Illinois232
Iowa State323
Northwestern444
Minnesota555
Bradley666
Tulsa887
Kansas State778
Loyola-Chicago999
Nebraska111310
South Dakota State131011
Drake12
Kansas121113
Missouri101214
Iowa141415
South Dakota1515
Mountain (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Colorado221
BYU332
Colorado State443
Utah554
Utah Valley775
Utah State886
Wyoming12107
Southern Utah14158
Montana State15149
Weber State101110
Northern Arizona6611
Nevada111312
Idaho State13
Northern Colorado14
Montana15
New Mexico11
Air Force99
New Mexico State1312
Northeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Providence111
Harvard222
Syracuse333
Connecticut444
Dartmouth555
Stony Brook666
Boston University777
Boston College888
Binghamton9
Columbia10910
Quinnipiac121011
Northeastern131112
Cornell91213
Army West Point151414
Yale111315
New Hampshire1415
South (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Alabama211
Ole Miss122
Florida State333
Tennessee444
Florida555
Vanderbilt666
Lipscomb777
Georgia Tech998
Auburn10109
Middle Tennessee8810
Kennesaw State141511
Southern Miss111112
UCF151313
Miami (Fla.)131414
Samford15
Georgia1212
South Central (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Arkansas111
Texas332
Texas A&M443
SMU754
LSU865
Tulane576
TCU97
Rice228
New Orleans1089
Arkansas State61010
Incarnate Word111111
Abilene Christian91212
Stephen F. Austin13
Baylor121414
Houston1515
UTSA13
Houston Christian13
McNeese State14
UT Arlington15
Southeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
NC State111
North Carolina222
Kentucky443
Furman334
Liberty555
Elon11106
Charlotte887
Virginia778
Wake Forest669
Duke101110
Virginia Tech9911
High Point1412
Richmond151213
William & Mary14
Clemson15
Eastern Kentucky1213
Radford1315
George Mason14
West (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Stanford111
Washington222
Oregon333
Gonzaga444
Oregon State555
California Baptist666
San Francisco877
Portland788
Boise State999
UC Davis101010
Portland State131111
Washington State151212
Cal State Fullerton141313
Arizona14
Cal Poly121515
Idaho1114

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