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

NEW ORLEANS – The season is picking up steam.

Here is the newest 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 Ohio State, No. 5 Michigan State

Note: Ohio State leapfrogged Michigan State in Week 2.

Mid-Atlantic Region

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

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Princeton, No. 4 West Virginia, No. 5 Villanova

Midwest Region

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

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

Note: Illinois moved back up to No. 2 in Week 2, pushing Iowa State down to No. 3.

Mountain Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Colorado, No. 2 BYU

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

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

South Central Region

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

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

Note: Texas, Texas A&M, SMU and LSU all moved up one spot in Week 2.

Southeast Region

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

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Kentucky, No. 4 Furman, No. 5 Liberty

Note: Kentucky and Furman traded spots in Week 2. The Wildcats improved their billing after finishing a close second to Alabama at the North Alabama Invite.

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 #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 -- Women

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

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

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

Midwest Region -- Women

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

Mountain Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1coloradoCOLORADO
Pac-12
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2byuBYU
WCC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE
Mountain West
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4utahUTAH
Pac-12
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5utah-valleyUTAH VALLEY
WAC
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6utah-stateUTAH STATE
Mountain West
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7wyomingWYOMING
Mountain West
 ▲3
(LW: 10)
8southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH
WAC
 ▲7
(LW: 15)
9montana-stateMONTANA STATE
Big Sky
 ▲5
(LW: 14)
10weber-stateWEBER STATE
Big Sky
 ▲1
(LW: 11)
11northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA
Big Sky
 ▼5
(LW: 6)
12nevadaNEVADA
Mountain West
 ▲1
(LW: 13)
13idaho-stateIDAHO STATE
Big Sky
 NR
14northern-coloradoNORTHERN COLORADO
Big Sky
 NR
15montanaMONTANA
Big Sky
 NR

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)
9binghamtonBINGHAMTON
America East
 NR
10columbiaCOLUMBIA
Ivy League
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11quinnipiacQUINNIPIAC
Metro Atlantic
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12northeasternNORTHEASTERN
Colonial
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13cornellCORNELL
Ivy League
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT
Patriot
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15yaleYALE
Ivy League
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

South Region -- Women

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

South Central Region -- Women

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

Southeast Region -- Women

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

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
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8portlandPORTLAND
WCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10uc-davisUC DAVIS
Big West
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11portland-statePORTLAND STATE
Big Sky
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13cal-state-fullertonCAL STATE FULLERTON
Big West
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14arizonaARIZONA
Pac-12
 NR
15cal-polyCAL POLY
Big West
 ◀▶
(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
Notre Dame1111
Michigan State4452
Michigan2223
Ohio State5544
Wisconsin3335
Toledo6666
Indiana7777
Purdue9998
Butler8889
Ohio13111010
Miami (Ohio)10101111
Central Michigan121212
Eastern Michigan1313
Oakland131414
Dayton141515
Western Michigan1415
Cincinnati11
Bowling Green12
Milwaukee15
Mid-Atlantic (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Georgetown1111
Penn State3222
Princeton5333
West Virginia2444
Villanova4555
Navy8666
Penn6777
La Salle9888
George Washington7999
Rutgers10101010
Maryland11111111
Delaware13121212
Temple14131313
Lehigh1414
Pittsburgh141515
Bucknell1515
Monmouth12
Midwest (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Oklahoma State1111
Illinois2322
Iowa State3233
Northwestern4444
Minnesota5555
Bradley6666
Tulsa8877
Kansas State7788
Loyola-Chicago9999
Nebraska11131010
South Dakota State13101111
North Dakota State12
Drake1213
Kansas12111314
Missouri10121415
Iowa141415
South Dakota1515
Mountain (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Northern Arizona66111
Utah5542
BYU3323
Colorado2214
Colorado State4435
Utah Valley7756
Wyoming121077
Air Force998
Southern Utah141589
Montana State1514910
Weber State10111011
Utah State88612
Nevada11131213
Idaho State1314
Northern Colorado1415
Montana15
New Mexico11
New Mexico State1312
Northeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Providence1111
Syracuse3332
Harvard2223
Connecticut4444
Northeastern1311125
Dartmouth5556
Stony Brook6667
Boston University7778
Binghamton99
Columbia1091010
Boston College88811
Quinnipiac12101112
Cornell9121313
Army West Point15141414
Yale11131515
New Hampshire1415
South (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Alabama2111
Ole Miss1222
Florida State3333
Tennessee4444
Florida5555
Vanderbilt6666
Lipscomb7777
Georgia Tech9988
Auburn101099
Middle Tennessee881010
Kennesaw State14151111
Southern Miss11111212
UCF15131313
Miami (Fla.)13141414
Samford1515
Georgia1212
South Central (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Arkansas1111
Texas3322
Texas A&M4433
LSU8654
SMU7545
Tulane5766
TCU977
Rice2288
New Orleans10899
Arkansas State6101010
Incarnate Word11111111
Abilene Christian9121212
Stephen F. Austin1313
Baylor12141414
Houston151515
UTSA13
Houston Christian13
McNeese State14
UT Arlington15
Southeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
NC State1111
North Carolina2222
Kentucky4433
Furman3344
Virginia7785
Liberty5556
Elon111067
Charlotte8878
Wake Forest6699
Duke10111010
Virginia Tech991111
High Point141212
Richmond15121313
William & Mary1414
Clemson1515
Eastern Kentucky1213
Radford1315
George Mason14
West (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Stanford1111
Washington2222
Oregon3333
California Baptist6664
Oregon State5555
Gonzaga4446
San Francisco8777
UC Davis1010108
Boise State9999
Cal State Fullerton14131310
Washington State15121211
Portland78812
Arizona1413
Cal Poly12151514
UC Irvine15
Portland State131111
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
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