2022 NCAA DII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – Change is in the air.

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
Chico State
Augustana (S.D.)
1
Adams State
1
Colo. School of Mines
3
Grand Valley State
4
Chico State
5
Augustana (S.D.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Adams State and Colorado School of Mines each earned four out of eight possible first-place votes to have a share of the top spot, followed by No. 3 Grand Valley State, No. 4 Chico State (up one spot) and No. 5 Augustana (S.D.) (down one spot). Most recently, the Wildcats topped the field at the Cougar Challenge by placing their five scoring runners in the top-10, led by individual runner-up Jack Emanuel.

No. 6 Missouri Southern (up two spots) and No. 8 Lee (Tenn.) (up three spots) each jumped multiple spots in Week 2. The Lions romped to a team title at the Missouri Southern Stampede behind a 1-2 finish by Gidieon Kimutai and Ryan Riddle. The Flames are making their first top-10 appearance of the season after placing fourth in the North Alabama Showcase behind NCAA DI Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia Tech.

No. 7 Wingate, No. 9 Colorado Christian and No. 10 Western Colorado each slid down the index due to the movement from Missouri Southern and Lee (Tenn.).

Expect some great racing among our top-10 teams this weekend: Adams State and Colorado School of Mines will battle it out at the Ted Castaneda Classic; Grand Valley State will see Lee (Tenn.) at the Live in Lou Classic.

Six teams through the remainder of the National Coaches’ Poll improved by multiple spots: Walsh went from No. 13 to No. 11; Wayne State (Mich.) moved from No. 19 to No. 16; Azusa Pacific went from No. 22 to No. 17; Lewis went from No. 25 to No. 23; Western Washington went from No. 29 to No. 24; CSU Pueblo improved from No. 30 to No. 28. The Warriors are enjoying their best ranking since 2009, while the Cougars set a program best for the third consecutive week this year.

No. 25 Illinois-Springfield, No. 27 Franklin Pierce and No. 29 Simon Fraser are joining the top-30 for the first time this season. The Ravens are back in the National Coaches’ Poll for the first time since 2014.

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 2 - September 28th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (2)
Damon Martin (28th)
236
(4 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
1 colo-school-of-mines COLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (1)
Chris Siemers (11th)
236
(4 fpv)
▲ 1
(LW: 2)
3 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (24th)
224 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Gary Towne (27th)
206 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (2)
NSIC (1)
Tracy Hellman (22nd)
205 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 missouri-southern MISSOURI SOUTHERN
Central Region (1)
MIAA (1)
Jamie Burnham (7th)
198 ▲ 2
(LW: 8)
7 wingate WINGATE
Southeast Region (1)
SAC (1)
Pol Domenech (3rd)
192 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC (1)
Caleb Morgan (9th)
187 ▲ 3
(LW: 11)
9 colorado-christian COLORADO CHRISTIAN
South Central Region (3)
RMAC (9)
Jon Poag (9th)
184 ▼ 2
(LW: 7)
10 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (4)
RMAC (3)
Jennifer Michel (16th)
168 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (2)
G-MAC (1)
Rob Mizicko (11th)
152 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (3)
MIAA (3)
Ben Barrows (2nd)
151 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 charleston-w-va CHARLESTON (W.VA.)
Atlantic Region (1)
Mountain East (1)
Nick Bias (9th)
148 ▼ 3
(LW: 10)
14 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (5)
RMAC (4)
Mark Misch (16th)
131 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 michigan-tech MICHIGAN TECH
Midwest Region (3)
GLIAC (3)
Kristina Owen (3rd)
130 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 wayne-state-mich WAYNE STATE (MICH.)
Midwest Region (4)
GLIAC (4)
Grant Lofdahl (6th)
119 ▲ 3
(LW: 19)
17 azusa-pacific AZUSA PACIFIC
West Region (2)
PacWest (2)
Sean Smith (3rd)
117 ▲ 5
(LW: 22)
18 alabama-huntsville ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
South Region (2)
GSC (3)
David Cain (25th)
110 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 mississippi-college MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
South Region (3)
GSC (2)
Matthew Reneker (3rd)
94 ▼ 1
(LW: 18)
20 cal-poly-pomona CAL POLY POMONA
West Region (3)
CCAA (2)
Chris Bradford (6th)
82 ▼ 3
(LW: 17)
21 neb-kearney NEB.-KEARNEY
Central Region (4)
MIAA (2)
Brady Bonsall (16th)
80 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 fresno-pacific FRESNO PACIFIC
West Region (4)
PacWest (3)
Ray Winter (9th)
71 ▼ 1
(LW: 21)
23 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (5)
GLVC (2)
James Kearney (9th)
66 ▲ 2
(LW: 25)
24 western-washington WESTERN WASHINGTON
West Region (5)
GNAC (1)
Pee Wee Halsell (36th)
48 ▲ 5
(LW: 29)
25 illinois-springfield ILLINOIS-SPRINGFIELD
Midwest Region (6)
GLVC (1)
Emmons King (1st)
45 NR
26 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (6)
Lone Star (1)
Zach Daniel (1st)
42 ▼ 2
(LW: 24)
27 franklin-pierce FRANKLIN PIERCE
East Region (1)
Northeast-10 (2)
Zach Emerson (11th)
33 NR
28 csu-pueblo CSU PUEBLO
South Central Region (7)
RMAC (6)
Matt Morris (10th)
19 ▲ 2
(LW: 30)
29 simon-fraser SIMON FRASER
West Region (6)
GNAC (2)
Brit Townsend (23rd)
17 NR
30 embry-riddle-fla EMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)
South Region (4)
Sunshine (1)
Michael Rosolino (20th)
14 ▼ 2
(LW: 28)

Also Receiving Votes: Edinboro 5, Findlay 4, Southern Connecticut 3, Cedarville 2, Biola (Calif.) 1

Dropped Out: No. 23 American International, No. 26 Southern Connecticut, No. 27 Cedarville



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8
Colo. School of Mines221111111
Grand Valley State333333332
Wingate667444443
Chico State554665654
Lee (Tenn.)12118556565
Colorado Christian77997710126
Missouri Southern986898887
Western Colorado8910111010978
Neb.-Kearney20202121241214159
Augustana (S.D.)445781415910
UC-Colorado Springs101414151415161411
Saginaw Valley State27RV2123231612
Charleston (W.Va.)11101310111671113
Mississippi College19181916169111014
Walsh141311121211121315
Western Washington302924261720191716
Pittsburg State131212131319212017
Michigan Tech161515141921201818
Illinois-Springfield25251517172119
Adams State1112222220
Azusa Pacific252217191818182821
Washburn303022
AugustaRV23
West Texas A&M232426242526272524
Lewis23252322RV2425
Embry-Riddle (Fla.)292830RVRV30262726
Northwood (Mich.)2829RV282927
Simon Fraser2930202225RV28
Alabama-Huntsville181618182224242329
Edinboro28RVRV30
Cal Poly Pomona2217202023252222RV
Biola (Calif.)RV3026RV
Southern Connecticut2626RVRVRVRV
Franklin Pierce2727282829RV
CSU Pueblo302829RVRVRVRV
Anderson (S.C.)RV
East Central (Okla.)131319
Fresno Pacific15212223RVRVRVRV
CedarvilleRV27RVRVRVRVRV
Colorado MesaRVRV
UNC PembrokeRV
UW-Parkside2627
Wayne State (Mich.)171916172729
FindlayRVRV
Sioux FallsRV
American International2123
Cal State San MarcosRVRV

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
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/12
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/18
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/25
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/26
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 4-6: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/8
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/9
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Wed 11/23
MEN | WOMEN
Dec. 2: NCAA Champs - Seattle, Wash.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/19
MEN | WOMEN
Fri 12/2