2022 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 3
NEW ORLEANS – The first big weekend of cross country competition didn’t disappoint.
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 State
Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Michigan, No. 4 Ohio State, No. 5 Wisconsin
Note: Michigan State jumped three spots from No. 5 to No. 2 after finishing ahead of Ohio State and former No. 3 Wisconsin at the Roy Griak Invitational. The Spartans finished third head of the fifth-place Buckeyes and sixth-place Badgers.
Projected AQs: No. 1 Georgetown, No. 2 Penn State
Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Princeton, No. 4 West Virginia, No. 5 Villanova
Projected AQs: No. 1 Oklahoma State, No, 2 Illinois
Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Iowa State, No. 4 Northwestern, No. 5 Minnesota
Projected AQs: No. 1 Northern Arizona, No. 2 Utah
Also in the Hunt: No. 3 BYU, No. 4 Colorado, No. 5 Colorado State
Note: Northern Arizona soared 10 spots from No. 11 to No. 1 after posting a runner-up finish at the nationally-loaded Cowboy Jamboree. The Lumberjacks beat former No. 1 Colorado, former No. 2 BYU and former No. 5 Utah Valley. Utah, who was previously ranked No. 4, moved to No. 2 following their victory at the Roy Griak Invitational.
Projected AQs: No. 1 Providence, No. 2 Syracuse
Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Harvard, No. 4 Connecticut, No. 5 Northwestern.
Note: Syracuse improved one spot to No. 2 following their sixth-place finish at the Cowboy Jamboree. The Orange beat former No. 2 Harvard, who finished 12th in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
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 LSU, No. 5 SMU
Note: LSU leapfrogged SMU in Week 3. The Tigers captured the team title at the LSU Invitational.
Projected AQs: No. 1 NC State, No. 2 North Carolina
Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Kentucky, No. 4 Furman, No. 5 Virginia
Note: Virginia improved three spots from No. 8 to No. 5 after posting a victory at the Battle of Beantown with 27 points.
Projected AQs: No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Washington
Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Oregon, No. 4 California Baptist, No. 5 Oregon State
Note: Stanford and Washington held their positions after finishing fifth and eighth, respectively, at the Cowboy Jamboree. California Baptist, previously ranked No. 6, jumped two spots to No. 4 following their runner-up finish at the Roy Griak Invitational.