2022 NCAA DII Women’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 Women’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 Tuesday. 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 — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Adams State
Grand Valley State
Augustana (S.D.)
UC-Colorado Springs
Colo. School of Mines
1
Adams State
2
Grand Valley State
3
Augustana (S.D.)
4
UC-Colorado Springs
5
Colo. School of Mines
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

The top-3 teams in the National Coaches’ Poll from the preseason held steady in Week 1: Adams State, who received all eight first-place votes, remained No. 1, followed by No. 2 Grand Valley State and No. 3 Augustana (S.D.).

UC-Colorado Springs leapfrogged Colorado School of Mines for the No. 4 spot, while the Orediggers fell back to No 5. The Mountain Lions hosted the 15th Annual UCCS Rust Buster and romped to a convincing win with 17 points. Layla Almasri posted a convincing victory as she led a Mountain Lion sweep of the top-3 spots.

The only change in the next five positions on the National Coaches’ Poll comes from Cedarville, who jumped four spots from No. 12 to No. 8. The Yellow Jackets had a solid opening meet at the Mike Baumer XC Classic, finishing fifth behind NCAA DI competition.

No. 6 Wingate, No. 7 Western Colorado, No. 9 Simon Fraser and No. 10 Lee (Tenn.) all held steady.

Other teams that improved their billing in Week 1 are No. 13 Colorado Christian, No. 15 Hillsdale, No. 18 CSU Pueblo, No. 21 West Texas A&M and No. 22 Wayne State (Mich.).

Azusa Pacific moved from the Land of Receiving Votes to No. 28, while Pittsburg State 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
Women'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 (35th)
240
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC
Jerry Baltes (24th)
232 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (1)
NSIC
Tracy Hellman (22nd)
221 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (2)
RMAC
Corey Kubatzky (8th)
217 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 colo-school-of-mines COLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
South Central Region (3)
RMAC
Chris Siemers (11th)
208 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 wingate WINGATE
Southeast Region (1)
SAC
Pol Domenech (3rd)
200 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (4)
RMAC
Jennifer Michel (16th)
191 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 cedarville CEDARVILLE
Midwest Region (2)
G-MAC
Jeff Bolender (13th)
182 ▲ 4
(LW: 12)
9 simon-fraser SIMON FRASER
West Region (1)
GNAC
Brit Townsend (23rd)
173 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC
Caleb Morgan (9th)
168 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 saginaw-valley-state SAGINAW VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (3)
GLIAC
Rod Cowan (13th)
163 ▼ 3
(LW: 8)
12 cal-state-stanislaus CAL STATE STANISLAUS
West Region (2)
CCAA
Darren Holman (7th)
152 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 colorado-christian COLORADO CHRISTIAN
South Central Region (5)
RMAC
John Poag (9th)
145 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 u-mary U-MARY
Central Region (2)
NSIC
Chris Lessard (1st)
137 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 hillsdale HILLSDALE
Midwest Region (4)
G-MAC
R.P. White (1st)
120 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 minnesota-duluth MINNESOTA DULUTH
Central Region (3)
NSIC
Karly Brautigam (2nd)
113 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (3)
CCAA
Gary Towne (27th)
110 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 csu-pueblo CSU PUEBLO
South Central Region (6)
RMAC
Matt Morris (7th)
104 ▲ 5
(LW: 23)
19 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (5)
GLVC
James Kearney (9th)
96 ▼ 1
(LW: 18)
20 western-washington WESTERN WASHINGTON
West Region (4)
GNAC
Pee Wee Halsell (36th)
89 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (7)
Lone Star
Zach Daniel (1st)
70 ▲ 8
(LW: 29)
22 wayne-state-mich WAYNE STATE (MICH.)
Midwest Region (6)
GLIAC
Grant Lofdahl (6th)
59 ▲ 2
(LW: 24)
23 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (7)
G-MAC
Rob Mizicko (11th)
55 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
24 biola-calif BIOLA (CALIF.)
West Region (5)
PacWest
Sean Henning (8th)
53 ▼ 3
(LW: 21)
25 dallas-baptist DALLAS BAPTIST
South Central Region (8)
Lone Star
Jacob Phillips (18th)
49 ▼ 6
(LW: 19)
26 minnesota-state MINNESOTA STATE
Central Region (4)
NSIC
Jen Blue (23rd)
48 ▼ 1
(LW: 25)
27 winona-state WINONA STATE
Central Region (7)
NSIC
John Hibshman (3rd)
31 ▼ 1
(LW: 26)
28 azusa-pacific AZUSA PACIFIC
West Region (6)
PacWest
Sean Smith (3rd)
29
(LW: RV)
29 edinboro EDINBORO
Atlantic Region (1)
PSAC
Nathan Meeuwenberg (2nd)
18 ▼ 1
(LW: 28)
30 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (5)
MIAA
Ben Barrows (2nd)
16 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Cal State San Marcos 14, Mississippi College 12, Anderson (S.C.) 4, Saint Leo 1

Dropped Out: No. 27 Cal State San Marcos, No. 30 Academy of Art



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Adams State111
Grand Valley State222
Colo. School of Mines453
Augustana (S.D.)334
UC-Colorado Springs545
Cedarville1286
Wingate667
Cal State Stanislaus11128
Western Colorado779
Lee (Tenn.)101010
Chico State171711
Minnesota Duluth151612
Colorado Christian141313
Pittsburg State3014
Lewis181915
CSU Pueblo231816
Winona State262717
Hillsdale161518
Western Washington202019
Wayne State (Mich.)242220
Southwest Baptist21
Biola (Calif.)212422
West Texas A&M292123
Azusa PacificRV2824
Rogers State25
Saginaw Valley State81126
Dallas Baptist192527
Simon Fraser9928
Michigan Tech29
Northwest Missouri30
U-Mary1314RV
Walsh2223RV
FindlayRV
TampaRV
Charleston (W.Va.)RV
Seton HillRV
Southern New HampshireRV
Minnesota State2526
Edinboro2829
Anderson (S.C.)RVRV
Mississippi CollegeRVRV
Saint LeoRVRV
Cal State San Marcos27RV
AlaskaRV
Westminster (Utah)RV
AlfredRV
Neb.-KearneyRV
Academy of Art30

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