2022 NCAA DII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – The season is officially underway!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll for the 2022 season, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday afternoon. Remember that this poll is conducted by counting votes from eight member coaches – one from each of the division’s eight regions – who also do the Regional Rankings.

NCAA Division II — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Adams State
Colo. School of Mines
Grand Valley State
Augustana (S.D.)
Chico State
1
Adams State
2
Colo. School of Mines
3
Grand Valley State
4
Augustana (S.D.)
5
Chico State
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

There was no movement among the top-5 teams in this week’s National Coaches’ Poll: Adams State remained No. 1, followed by No. 2 Colorado School of Mines, No. 3 Grand Valley State, No. 4 Augustana (S.D.) and No. 5 Chico State. The Grizzlies, who received five of eight possible first-place votes, romped to a win with 16 points at the Joe I. Vigil Open to begin the year. The Lakers and Vikings also opened up their seasons between the first two weeks of competition: Grand Valley State competed at the Knight Invite; Augustana (S.D.) hosted the Augustana Twilight.

Further down the leaderboard, three teams shifted spots between the preseason and Week 1. Sixth-ranked Wingate and seventh-ranked Colorado Christian held steady, while Missouri Southern moved up to No. 8, Western Colorado fell one spot to No. 9 and Charleston (W.Va.) improved one spot to No. 10. The Lions made quick work at the Rogers State Invite after placing their scoring runners in the top-7. The Golden Eagles competed back-to-back weekends at the Virginia Tech Invitational and Concord University Alumni Invitational.

Other teams that improved their billings in Week 1 are No. 11 Lee (Tenn.), No. 12 Pittsburg State, No. 13 Walsh, No. 15 Michigan Tech, No. 16 Alabama-Huntsvile, No. 17 Cal Poly Pomona, No. 18 Mississippi College, No. 22 Azusa Pacific, No. 28 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) and No. 29 Western Washington.

Moving from the Land of Receiving Votes to No. 27 is Cedarville, while CSU Pueblo comes in at No. 30 after not being ranked in the preseason. 

Mark your calendars for Friday, December 2, as the 2022 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships will take place at Chambers Bay Golf Club in Tacoma, Washington!

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II
Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2022 Week 1 - September 14th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC
Damon Martin (28th)
237
(5 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 colo-school-of-mines COLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
South Central Region (2)
RMAC
Chris Siemers (11th)
235
(3 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC
Jerry Baltes (24th)
224 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (1)
NSIC
Tracy Hellman (22nd)
216 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA
Gary Towne (27th)
206 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 wingate WINGATE
Southeast Region (1)
SAC
Pol Domenech (3rd)
200 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 colorado-christian COLORADO CHRISTIAN
South Central Region (3)
RMAC
Jon Poag (9th)
191 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 missouri-southern MISSOURI SOUTHERN
Central Region (2)
MIAA
Jamie Burnham (7th)
185 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (4)
RMAC
Jennifer Michel (16th)
178 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
10 charleston-w-va CHARLESTON (W.VA.)
Atlantic Region (1)
Mountain East
Nick Bias (9th)
167 ▲ 1
(LW: 11)
11 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC
Caleb Morgan (9th)
157 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (3)
MIAA
Ben Barrows (2nd)
154 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (2)
G-MAC
Rob Mizicko (11th)
144 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (5)
RMAC
Mark Misch (16th)
137 ▼ 4
(LW: 10)
15 michigan-tech MICHIGAN TECH
Midwest Region (3)
GLIAC
Kristina Owen (3rd)
124 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 alabama-huntsville ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
South Region (2)
GSC
David Cain (25th)
115 ▲ 2
(LW: 18)
17 cal-poly-pomona CAL POLY POMONA
West Region (2)
CCAA
Chris Bradford (6th)
110 ▲ 5
(LW: 22)
18 mississippi-college MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
South Region (3)
GSC
Matthew Reneker (3rd)
105 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 wayne-state-mich WAYNE STATE (MICH.)
Midwest Region (4)
GLIAC
Grant Lofdahl (6th)
96 ▼ 2
(LW: 17)
20 neb-kearney NEB.-KEARNEY
Central Region (4)
MIAA
Brady Bonsall (16th)
89 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 fresno-pacific FRESNO PACIFIC
West Region (4)
PacWest
Ray Winter (9th)
72 ▼ 6
(LW: 15)
22 azusa-pacific AZUSA PACIFIC
West Region (3)
PacWest
Sean Smith (3rd)
69 ▲ 3
(LW: 25)
23 american-international AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL
East Region (1)
Northeast-10
Logan Sharpe (2nd)
62 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (6)
Lone Star
Zach Daniel (1st)
61 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (5)
GLVC
James Kearney (9th)
55 ▼ 2
(LW: 23)
26 southern-connecticut SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT
East Region (2)
Northeast-10
John Wallin (13th)
33 ◀▶
(LW: 26)
27 cedarville CEDARVILLE
Midwest Region (6)
G-MAC
Paul Orchard (20th)
27
(LW: RV)
28 embry-riddle-fla EMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)
South Region (4)
Sunshine
Michael Rosolino (20th)
24 ▲ 1
(LW: 29)
29 western-washington WESTERN WASHINGTON
West Region (5)
GNAC
Pee Wee Halsell (36th)
18 ▲ 1
(LW: 30)
30 csu-pueblo CSU PUEBLO
South Central Region (7)
RMAC
Matt Morris (10th)
13 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Saginaw Valley State 11, Cal State San Marcos 2, Edinboro 2

Dropped Out: No. 27 Saginaw Valley State, No. 28 Edinboro



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Adams State111
Colo. School of Mines221
Grand Valley State333
Chico State554
Augustana (S.D.)445
Missouri Southern986
Wingate667
Lee (Tenn.)12118
Colorado Christian779
Western Colorado8910
Walsh141311
Pittsburg State131212
Charleston (W.Va.)111013
UC-Colorado Springs101414
Michigan Tech161515
Wayne State (Mich.)171916
Azusa Pacific252217
Alabama-Huntsville181618
Mississippi College191819
Cal Poly Pomona221720
Neb.-Kearney202021
Fresno Pacific152122
Lewis232523
Western Washington302924
Illinois-Springfield25
West Texas A&M232426
Franklin Pierce27
CSU Pueblo3028
Simon Fraser29
Embry-Riddle (Fla.)292830
Southern Connecticut2626RV
Edinboro28RVRV
FindlayRV
American International2123
CedarvilleRV27
Cal State San MarcosRVRV
Saginaw Valley State27RV
Colorado MesaRV

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/14
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 15: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Tue 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/28
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 10/4
Wed 10/5
Week 4Tue 10/11
Wed 10/12
Week 5Tue 10/18
Wed 10/19
Week 6Tue 10/25
Wed 10/26
Nov. 4-6: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/8
Wed 11/9
Nov. 18: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Wed 11/23
Dec. 2: NCAA Champs - Seattle, Wash.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/19
Fri 12/2