2022 NCAA DII Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – The season is officially underway!

Here is the Week 1 edition of the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings for the 2022 season, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday afternoon.

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 Saturday is set for Saturday, November 19.

Atlantic Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Charleston (W.Va.), No. 2 Edinboro, No. 3 Concord

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Davis and Elkins, No. 5 Shippensburg

Central Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Augustana (S.D.), No. 2 Missouri Southern, No. 3 Pittsburg State

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Neb.-Kearney, No. 5 Sioux Falls

Note: Sioux Falls moved up four spots into the top-5 in Week 1.

East Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 American International, No. 2 Southern Connecticut, No. 3 Franklin Pierce

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Roberts Wesleyan, No. 5 Adelphi

Midwest Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Grand Valley State, No. 2 Walsh, No. 3 Michigan Tech

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Wayne State (Mich.), No. 5 Lewis

South Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Lee (Tenn.), No. 2 Alabama-Huntsville, No. 3 Mississippi College

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Embry-Riddle (Fla.), No. 5 Florida Southern

South Central Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Adams State, No. 2 Colorado School of Mines, No. 3 Colorado Christian

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Western Colorado, No. 5 UC-Colorado Springs

Southeast Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Wingate, No. 2 Augusta, No. 3 Anderson (S.C.)

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Emmanuel (Ga.), No. 5 Catawba

West Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Chico State, No. 2 Cal Poly Pomona, No. 3 Azusa Pacific

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Fresno Pacific, No. 5 Western Washington

Note: Cal Poly Pomona and Azusa Pacific both leapfrogged Fresno Pacific in Week 1.

NCAA Division II
Men's Cross Country
USTFCCCA Regional Coaches' Rankings

2022 Week #1 - September 13th

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.

Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1charleston-w-vaCHARLESTON (W.VA.)
Mountain East
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2edinboroEDINBORO
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3concordCONCORD
Mountain East
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4davis-and-elkinsDAVIS AND ELKINS
Mountain East
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5shippensburgSHIPPENSBURG
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6lock-havenLOCK HAVEN
PSAC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7indiana-paINDIANA (PA.)
PSAC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8west-liberty-stateWEST LIBERTY STATE
Mountain East
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9slippery-rockSLIPPERY ROCK
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10kutztownKUTZTOWN
PSAC
 NR

Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2missouri-southernMISSOURI SOUTHERN
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5sioux-fallsSIOUX FALLS
NSIC
 ▲4
(LW: 9)
6central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI
MIAA
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI
MIAA
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8minot-stateMINOT STATE
NSIC
 NR
9rogers-stateROGERS STATE
MIAA
 NR
10minnesota-duluthMINNESOTA DULUTH
NSIC
 NR

East Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1american-internationalAMERICAN INTERNATIONAL
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3franklin-pierceFRANKLIN PIERCE
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4roberts-wesleyanROBERTS WESLEYAN
ECC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5adelphiADELPHI
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6jefferson-paJEFFERSON (PA.)
CACC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7assumptionASSUMPTION
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8georgian-courtGEORGIAN COURT
CACC
 NR
9le-moyneLE MOYNE
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10bentleyBENTLEY
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2walshWALSH
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3michigan-techMICHIGAN TECH
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4wayne-state-michWAYNE STATE (MICH.)
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5lewisLEWIS
GLVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6cedarvilleCEDARVILLE
G-MAC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8illinois-springfieldILLINOIS-SPRINGFIELD
GLVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9northwood-michNORTHWOOD (MICH.)
G-MAC
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10findlayFINDLAY
G-MAC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

South Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1lee-tennLEE (TENN.)
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3mississippi-collegeMISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4embry-riddle-flaEMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)
Sunshine
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5florida-southernFLORIDA SOUTHERN
Sunshine
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6montevalloMONTEVALLO
GSC
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7saint-leoSAINT LEO
Sunshine
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8tampaTAMPA
Sunshine
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9auburn-montgomery-alaAUBURN MONTGOMERY (ALA.)
GSC
 NR
10west-floridaWEST FLORIDA
GSC
 NR

South Central Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1adams-stateADAMS STATE
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2colo-school-of-minesCOLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3colorado-christianCOLORADO CHRISTIAN
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4western-coloradoWESTERN COLORADO
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5uc-colorado-springsUC-COLORADO SPRINGS
RMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6west-texas-amWEST TEXAS A&M
Lone Star
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7csu-puebloCSU PUEBLO
RMAC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8black-hills-stateBLACK HILLS STATE
RMAC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9colorado-mesaCOLORADO MESA
RMAC
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10dallas-baptistDALLAS BAPTIST
Lone Star
 NR

Southeast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wingateWINGATE
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2augustaAUGUSTA
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3anderson-s-cANDERSON (S.C.)
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4emmanuel-gaEMMANUEL (GA.)
Conference Carolinas
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5catawbaCATAWBA
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6unc-pembrokeUNC PEMBROKE
Conference Carolinas
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7flaglerFLAGLER
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8lees-mcraeLEES-MCRAE
Conference Carolinas
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9georgia-collegeGEORGIA COLLEGE
PBC
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10lincoln-memorialLINCOLN MEMORIAL
SAC
 NR

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1chico-stateCHICO STATE
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2cal-poly-pomonaCAL POLY POMONA
CCAA
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC
PacWest
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4fresno-pacificFRESNO PACIFIC
PacWest
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
5western-washingtonWESTERN WASHINGTON
GNAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6cal-state-san-marcosCAL STATE SAN MARCOS
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7biola-califBIOLA (CALIF.)
PacWest
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8simon-fraserSIMON FRASER
GNAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9cal-state-stanislausCAL STATE STANISLAUS
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10western-oregonWESTERN OREGON
GNAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
Atlantic (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Charleston (W.Va.)111
Edinboro222
Concord333
Davis and Elkins444
Shippensburg555
Slippery Rock996
West Liberty State687
Indiana (Pa.)878
Kutztown109
Lock Haven7610
Bloomsburg10
Central (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Missouri Southern221
Augustana (S.D.)112
Pittsburg State333
Neb.-Kearney444
Sioux Falls955
Washburn6
Northwest Missouri877
East Central (Okla.)8
Central Missouri569
Minnesota Duluth1010
Minot State8
Rogers State9
U-Mary6
Fort Hays State7
Emporia State10
East (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Franklin Pierce331
Southern Connecticut222
Roberts Wesleyan443
American International114
Southern New Hampshire5
Assumption776
Adelphi557
Jefferson (Pa.)668
Georgian Court89
Daemen10
Le Moyne99
Bentley1010
Wilmington (Del.)8
Midwest (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Grand Valley State111
Walsh222
Michigan Tech333
Wayne State (Mich.)444
Lewis555
Illinois-Springfield886
Findlay9107
Cedarville768
Saginaw Valley State679
Northwood (Mich.)10910
South (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Lee (Tenn.)111
Alabama-Huntsville222
Mississippi College333
Embry-Riddle (Fla.)444
Tampa785
Florida Southern556
Montevallo867
Saint Leo678
Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)99
West Florida1010
Valdosta State9
Christian Brothers10
South Central (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Adams State111
Colo. School of Mines222
Colorado Christian333
Western Colorado444
UC-Colorado Springs555
West Texas A&M666
CSU Pueblo877
Colorado Mesa798
Dallas Baptist109
Black Hills State9810
South Dakota Mines10
Southeast (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Wingate111
Augusta222
Anderson (S.C.)333
Emmanuel (Ga.)444
Catawba555
UNC Pembroke666
Flagler777
Lees-McRae888
Lincoln Memorial109
Lenoir-Rhyne10
Georgia College109
Tusculum9
West (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Chico State111
Azusa Pacific432
Cal Poly Pomona323
Fresno Pacific244
Western Washington555
Simon Fraser886
Biola (Calif.)777
Concordia Irvine8
Cal State San Marcos669
Western Oregon101010
Cal State Stanislaus99

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