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

NEW ORLEANS – The season is officially underway!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division II Women’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 Edinboro, No. 2 Charleston (W.Va.), No. 3 Slippery Rock

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Seton Hill, No. 5 Davis & Elkins

Note: Slippery Rock leapfrogged Seton Hill and Davis & Elkins soared five spots to No. 5 in Week 1. The Senators had a strong showing at the Panthers Open in which they beat NCAA DIII No. 20 Carnegie Mellon.

Central Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Augustana (S.D.), No. 2 U-Mary, No. 3 Minnesota Duluth

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Minnesota State, No. 5 Pittsburg State

Note: U-Mary moved ahead of Minnesota Duluth and Pittsburg State climbed into the top-5 in Week 1.

East Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Southern New Hampshire, No. 2 Daemen, No. 3 Roberts Wesleyan

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Southern Connecticut, No. 5 Saint Anselm

Midwest Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Grand Valley State, No. 2 Cedarville, No. 3 Saginaw Valley State

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Hillsdale, No. 5 Lewis

South Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Lee (Tenn.), No. 2 Mississippi College, No. 3 Saint Leo

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

Note: Mississippi College moved ahead of Saint Leo in Week 1.

South Central Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Adams State, No. 2 UC-Colorado Springs, No. 3 Colorado School of Mines

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Western Colorado, No. 5 Colorado Christian

Note: UC-Colorado Springs leapfrogged Colorado School of Mines in Week 1. The Mountain Lions stormed to a win at the UCCS Rust Buster with 17 points.

Southeast Region

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

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 North Georgia, No. 5 Lenoir-Rhyne

Note: North Georgia moved ahead of Lenoir-Rhyne in Week 1.

West Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Simon Fraser, No. 2 Cal State Stanislaus, No. 3 Chico State

Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Western Washington, No. 5 Biola (Calif.)

NCAA Division II
Women'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 -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1edinboroEDINBORO
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2charleston-w-vaCHARLESTON (W.VA.)
Mountain East
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3slippery-rockSLIPPERY ROCK
PSAC
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4seton-hillSETON HILL
PSAC
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5davis-and-elkinsDAVIS AND ELKINS
Mountain East
 ▲5
(LW: 10)
6lock-havenLOCK HAVEN
PSAC
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7bloomsburgBLOOMSBURG
PSAC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8kutztownKUTZTOWN
PSAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9california-paCALIFORNIA (PA.)
PSAC
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10shippensburgSHIPPENSBURG
PSAC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1augustana-s-dAUGUSTANA (S.D.)
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2u-maryU-MARY
NSIC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3minnesota-duluthMINNESOTA DULUTH
NSIC
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4minnesota-stateMINNESOTA STATE
NSIC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5pittsburg-statePITTSBURG STATE
MIAA
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6central-missouriCENTRAL MISSOURI
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7winona-stateWINONA STATE
NSIC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8rogers-stateROGERS STATE
MIAA
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9neb-kearneyNEB.-KEARNEY
MIAA
 ▼4
(LW: 5)
10northwest-missouriNORTHWEST MISSOURI
MIAA
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

East Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1southern-new-hampshireSOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2daemenDAEMEN
ECC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3roberts-wesleyanROBERTS WESLEYAN
ECC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4southern-connecticutSOUTHERN CONNECTICUT
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5saint-anselmSAINT ANSELM
Northeast-10
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6felicianFELICIAN
CACC
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7st-thomas-aquinasST. THOMAS AQUINAS
ECC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8adelphiADELPHI
Northeast-10
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9le-moyneLE MOYNE
Northeast-10
 NR
10jefferson-paJEFFERSON (PA.)
CACC
 ▼2
(LW: 8)

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1grand-valley-stateGRAND VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2cedarvilleCEDARVILLE
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3saginaw-valley-stateSAGINAW VALLEY STATE
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4hillsdaleHILLSDALE
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5lewisLEWIS
GLVC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6wayne-state-michWAYNE STATE (MICH.)
GLIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7walshWALSH
G-MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8southwest-baptistSOUTHWEST BAPTIST
GLVC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9druryDRURY
GLVC
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10michigan-techMICHIGAN TECH
GLIAC
 NR

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1lee-tennLEE (TENN.)
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2mississippi-collegeMISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
GSC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3saint-leoSAINT LEO
Sunshine
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4embry-riddle-flaEMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)
Sunshine
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5tampaTAMPA
Sunshine
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6palm-beach-atlanticPALM BEACH ATLANTIC
Sunshine
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7alabama-huntsvilleALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
GSC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8florida-southernFLORIDA SOUTHERN
Sunshine
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9nova-southeasternNOVA SOUTHEASTERN
Sunshine
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10montevalloMONTEVALLO
GSC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South Central Region -- Women

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

Southeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wingateWINGATE
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2anderson-s-cANDERSON (S.C.)
SAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3flaglerFLAGLER
PBC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4north-georgiaNORTH GEORGIA
PBC
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5lenoir-rhyneLENOIR-RHYNE
SAC
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6unc-pembrokeUNC PEMBROKE
Conference Carolinas
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7catawbaCATAWBA
SAC
 ▲3
(LW: 10)
8converseCONVERSE
Conference Carolinas
 NR
9kingKING
Conference Carolinas
 NR
10lincoln-memorialLINCOLN MEMORIAL
SAC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1simon-fraserSIMON FRASER
GNAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2cal-state-stanislausCAL STATE STANISLAUS
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3chico-stateCHICO STATE
CCAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4western-washingtonWESTERN WASHINGTON
GNAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5biola-califBIOLA (CALIF.)
PacWest
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6azusa-pacificAZUSA PACIFIC
PacWest
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7cal-state-san-marcosCAL STATE SAN MARCOS
CCAA
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8cal-state-east-bayCAL STATE EAST BAY
CCAA
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9academy-of-artACADEMY OF ART
PacWest
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10alaskaALASKA
GNAC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)


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.)221
Seton Hill342
Slippery Rock433
Edinboro114
Davis and Elkins1055
Lock Haven566
Kutztown887
Shippensburg9108
Bloomsburg679
California (Pa.)7910
Central (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Augustana (S.D.)111
Minnesota Duluth232
Pittsburg State753
Winona State874
Rogers State1085
Northwest Missouri9106
Fort Hays State7
Neb.-Kearney598
Sioux Falls9
U-Mary3210
Minnesota State44
Central Missouri66
East (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Southern New Hampshire111
Daemen222
Roberts Wesleyan333
Saint Anselm554
Adelphi685
Felician966
St. Thomas Aquinas777
Southern Connecticut448
Le Moyne99
Assumption10
Jefferson (Pa.)810
American International10
Midwest (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Grand Valley State111
Cedarville222
Lewis553
Hillsdale444
Wayne State (Mich.)665
Southwest Baptist986
Saginaw Valley State337
Michigan Tech108
Walsh779
Findlay810
Drury109
South (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Lee (Tenn.)111
Tampa552
Alabama-Huntsville673
Mississippi College324
Saint Leo235
Palm Beach Atlantic966
Nova Southeastern897
Embry-Riddle (Fla.)448
Florida Southern789
Montevallo101010
South Central (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Adams State111
Colo. School of Mines232
UC-Colorado Springs323
Western Colorado444
Colorado Christian555
CSU Pueblo766
West Texas A&M877
Dallas Baptist688
Colorado Mesa9
Fort Lewis10
MSU Denver109
Westminster (Utah)910
Southeast (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Wingate111
Flagler332
North Georgia543
Lenoir-Rhyne454
Anderson (S.C.)225
Catawba1076
UNC Pembroke767
Converse88
King99
Carson-Newman610
Lincoln Memorial910
Augusta8
West (NCAA DII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2
Cal State Stanislaus221
Chico State332
Western Washington443
Biola (Calif.)554
Azusa Pacific765
Simon Fraser116
Concordia Irvine7
Cal State East Bay1088
Cal State San Marcos679
Saint Martin's10
Academy of Art89
Alaska910

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