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

NEW ORLEANS – That’s more like it!

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

NCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Pomona-Pitzer
MIT
Wartburg
UW-La Crosse
North Central (Ill.)
1
Pomona-Pitzer
2
MIT
3
Wartburg
4
UW-La Crosse
5
North Central (Ill.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Top-ranked Pomona-Pitzer and second-ranked MIT were two of only five teams that held their places from Week 1 after the first big weekend of the regular season. The unanimous favorite Sagehens and the Engineers were joined by No. 23 Calvin, No. 31 Mount Union and No. 35 Rowan.

Pomona-Pitzer, the two-time defending national champions, opened its season this past weekend at the UCR Invitational and showcased its depth, in addition to running a controlled race. The Sagehens, who finished fourth behind NCAA DI programs Cal Poly, Southern Utah and UC Riverside, had a tight 19-second spread between their top-5 runners. Owen Kobett led the way for Pomona-Pitzer in 24th place.

MIT sat idle, but will test itself this weekend at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, where it is scheduled to compete against top NCAA DI programs. The Engineers last toed the start line two weeks ago at the Maribel Sanchez Souther Invitational with Andrew Mah picking up the individual win.

North Central (Ill.), Johns Hopkins and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps made the biggest moves into the national top-10 between Week 1 and Week 2. The Cardinals, who finished fourth at the MSU Spartan Invitational, jumped eight spots from No. 13 to No. 5. The Blue Jays, who ended up just behind North Central (Ill.) in sixth place, soared 10 spots from No. 16 to No. 6. Finally, you have the Stags, who climbed five spots from No. 13 to No. 9 after placing 11th at the UCR Invitational as the second NCAA DIII squad behind the top-ranked Sagehens.

Other teams making big improvements were No. 22 Bates (up 10 spots), No. 24 Loras (up nine spots) and No. 30 NYU (joined the National Coaches’ Poll for the first time this season)

Mark your calendars for November 19, because that’s when the 2022 NCAA DIII Cross Country Championships will be held at the Forest Akers East Golf Course in Lansing, Michigan.

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

2022 Week 2 - September 21st

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC
Kyle Flores (2nd)
350
(10 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 mit MIT
East Region (1)
NEWMAC
Riley Macon (1st)
340 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 wartburg WARTBURG
Midwest Region (1)
American Rivers
Ryan Chapman (7th)
327 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
North Region (1)
WIAC
Derek Stanley (11th)
323 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (2)
CCIW
Matt Sinnott (1st)
310 ▲ 8
(LW: 13)
6 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Centennial
Bobby Van Allen (23rd)
297 ▲ 10
(LW: 16)
7 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (1)
OAC
Kyle Basista (9th)
282 ▼ 4
(LW: 3)
8 uw-whitewater UW-WHITEWATER
North Region (2)
WIAC
Jeff Miller (41st)
271 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (2)
SCIAC
Marina Muncan (3rd)
270 ▲ 4
(LW: 13)
10 rpi RPI
Mideast Region (1)
Liberty League
John Lynch (12th)
265 ▼ 2
(LW: 8)
11 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (22nd)
255 ▼ 4
(LW: 7)
12 williams WILLIAMS
Mideast Region (2)
NESCAC
Pete Farwell (44th)
242 ▼ 2
(LW: 10)
13 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
UAA
Tim Connelly (8th)
221 ▼ 2
(LW: 11)
14 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South Region (1)
ODAC
Jake Reed (6th)
219 ▼ 2
(LW: 12)
15 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
C2C
David Klech (6th)
205 ▲ 4
(LW: 19)
16 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC
Dara Ford (9th)
194 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 haverford HAVERFORD
Metro Region (1)
Centennial
Tom Donnelly (48th)
186 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 st-olaf ST. OLAF
North Region (3)
MIAC
Brian Power (3rd)
183 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Niagara Region (1)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (8th)
178 ▼ 13
(LW: 6)
19 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (4)
UAA
Chris Hall (22nd)
178 ▲ 2
(LW: 21)
21 emory EMORY
South Region (2)
UAA
Linh Nguyen (4th)
150 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 bates BATES
East Region (2)
NESCAC
Danny Feldman (1st)
128 ▲ 10
(LW: 32)
23 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
MIAA
Nicole Kramer (1st)
122 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 loras LORAS
Midwest Region (5)
American Rivers
Bob Schultz (18th)
121 ▲ 9
(LW: 33)
25 connecticut-college CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
Mideast Region (3)
NESCAC
Sam Alexander (1st)
105 ▲ 4
(LW: 29)
26 tufts TUFTS
East Region (3)
NESCAC
Michael Schmidt (3rd)
94 ▼ 1
(LW: 25)
27 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region (4)
NWC
Mike Wilson (3rd)
91 ▲ 1
(LW: 28)
28 uw-stout UW-STOUT
North Region (4)
WIAC
Matt Schauf (16th)
84 ▼ 2
(LW: 26)
29 amherst AMHERST
Mideast Region (4)
NESCAC
Cassie Funke-Harris (5th)
59 ▼ 7
(LW: 22)
30 nyu NYU
Niagara Region (2)
UAA
Tyler Deck Shipley (2nd)
58 NR
31 mount-union MOUNT UNION
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC
Kevin Lucas (12th)
42 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
32 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
North Region (5)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (16th)
41 ▼ 2
(LW: 30)
33 colby COLBY
East Region (4)
NESCAC
Jared Beers (17th)
30 ▼ 6
(LW: 27)
34 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
Mideast Region (5)
NESCAC
Nicole Wilkerson (12th)
27 ▼ 10
(LW: 24)
35 rowan ROWAN
Metro Region (2)
NJAC
Dustin Dimit (9th)
22 ▼ 1
(LW: 34)

Also Receiving Votes: Case Western Reserve 15, SUNY Brockport 14, TCNJ 1

Dropped Out: No. 34 Rochester (N.Y.)



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Pomona-Pitzer1111
MIT2222
UW-La Crosse6543
Wartburg5434
North Central (Ill.)131355
Johns Hopkins231666
John Carroll3377
UW-Whitewater9988
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps101399
RPI2481010
Washington (Mo.)871111
Williams4101211
Carnegie Mellon12111313
Lynchburg11121414
Otterbein13151615
UC Santa Cruz17191516
St. Olaf15171817
SUNY Geneseo761918
Haverford18181719
Chicago19211920
Emory20202121
Loras28332422
Bates29322223
Calvin22232324
Connecticut College31292525
UW-Stout26262826
Tufts21252627
George Fox25282728
Middlebury15243429
UW-Eau Claire30303230
Mount Union32313131
NYU3032
AmherstRV222933
Case Western Reserve34RVRV34
Rowan343535
Colby272733RV
TCNJRVRVRVRV
SUNY BrockportRVRV
SUNY CortlandRVRVRV
MessiahRV
DickinsonRV
UW-OshkoshRV
Rochester (N.Y.)3334
VassarRV
Lewis & ClarkRVRV
WPIRVRV
Christopher Newport35RV
Washington and LeeRV

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/23
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/24
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/14
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/21
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 24: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/28
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 1: Pre-National
Week 4Tue 10/4
Wed 10/5
Week 5Tue 10/11
Wed 10/12
Week 6Tue 10/18
Wed 10/19
Oct. 29-30: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/1
Wed 11/2
Nov. 12: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/15
Nov. 19: NCAA Champs - Lansing, Mich.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/12
Sat 11/19