2022 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – October means great competition!

Here is the newest edition of the 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). Just a few changes dotted the index between Week 2 and Week 3, but you can expect a lot more coming up with the head-to-head matchups that we’ll see across the nation this upcoming weekend.

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

The top-10 remained mainly unchanged, except for two spots: Pomona-Pitzer is still the unanimous favorite to three-peat as national champion, followed by No. 2 MIT, new No. 3 UW-La Crosse (up one spot), new No. 4 Wartburg (down one spot), No. 5 North Central (Ill.), No. 6 Johns Hopkins, No. 7 John Carroll, No. 8 UW-Whitewater, No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and No. 10 RPI.

UW-La Crosse most recently starred at the Roy Griak Invitational, where they finished runner-up in the Maroon 8k. The Eagles had two athletes in the top-4 of the individual standings, led by individual champion and M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week honoree Ethan Gregg and fourth-place Isaac Wegner.

There will be two strong head-to-head battles between top-10 teams this weekend: No. 2 MIT goes up against No. 3 UW-La Crosse, No. 5 North Central (Ill.) and No. 8 UW-Whitewater at the NCAA DIII Cross Country Pre-National Meet in East Lansing, Michigan; No. 6 Johns Hopkins squares off with No. 7 John Carroll and No. 10 RPI in Bethlehem for the Paul Short Run (No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps is in another race at the meet).

Five different programs jumped two or more spots since Week 2: Loras went from No. 24 to No. 22; UW-Stout went from No. 28 to No. 26; Middlebury went from No. 34 to No. 29; UW-Eau Claire went from No. 32 to No. 30; and Case Western Reserve went from the Land of Receiving Votes to t-No. 33.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Saturday, November 19, either! That’s when the 2022 NCAA DIII Cross Country Championships will be held at the Forest Akers East Golf Course in East Lansing, Michigan, home of the first NCAA Championships back in 1938.

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

2022 Week 3 - September 28th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
Kyle Flores (2nd)
350
(10 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 mit MIT
East Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Riley Macon (1st)
340 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
North Region (1)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (11th)
327 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 wartburg WARTBURG
Midwest Region (1)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (7th)
323 ▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (2)
CCIW (1)
Matt Sinnott (1st)
310 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (23rd)
299 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (1)
OAC (1)
Kyle Basista (9th)
288 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 uw-whitewater UW-WHITEWATER
North Region (2)
WIAC (2)
Jeff Miller (41st)
279 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Marina Muncan (3rd)
271 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 rpi RPI
Mideast Region (1)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (12th)
262 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 williams WILLIAMS
Mideast Region (2)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (44th)
244 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
11 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA (5)
Jeff Stiles (22nd)
244 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
13 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
UAA (2)
Tim Connelly (8th)
228 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South Region (1)
ODAC (1)
Jake Reed (6th)
213 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (2)
Dara Ford (9th)
203 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
C2C (1)
David Klech (6th)
198 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 st-olaf ST. OLAF
North Region (3)
MIAC (1)
Brian Power (3rd)
193 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Niagara Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (8th)
179 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 haverford HAVERFORD
Metro Region (1)
Centennial (2)
Tom Donnelly (48th)
177 ▼ 2
(LW: 17)
20 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (4)
UAA (4)
Chris Hall (22nd)
172 ▼ 1
(LW: 19)
21 emory EMORY
South Region (2)
UAA (1)
Linh Nguyen (4th)
146 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 loras LORAS
Midwest Region (5)
American Rivers (2)
Bob Schultz (18th)
133 ▲ 2
(LW: 24)
23 bates BATES
East Region (2)
NESCAC (5)
Danny Feldman (1st)
126 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
24 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
MIAA (1)
Nicole Kramer (1st)
115 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 connecticut-college CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
Mideast Region (3)
NESCAC (4)
Sam Alexander (1st)
107 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
26 uw-stout UW-STOUT
North Region (4)
WIAC (3)
Matt Schauf (16th)
94 ▲ 2
(LW: 28)
27 tufts TUFTS
East Region (3)
NESCAC (6)
Michael Schmidt (3rd)
88 ▼ 1
(LW: 26)
28 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region (4)
NWC (1)
Mike Wilson (3rd)
78 ▼ 1
(LW: 27)
29 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
Mideast Region (4)
NESCAC (3)
Nicole Wilkerson (12th)
77 ▲ 5
(LW: 34)
30 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
North Region (5)
WIAC (4)
Dan Schwamberger (16th)
58 ▲ 2
(LW: 32)
31 mount-union MOUNT UNION
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC (4)
Kevin Lucas (12th)
52 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
32 nyu NYU
Niagara Region (2)
UAA (6)
Tyler Deck Shipley (2nd)
40 ▼ 2
(LW: 30)
33 amherst AMHERST
Mideast Region (5)
NESCAC (7)
Cassie Funke-Harris (5th)
22 ▼ 4
(LW: 29)
34 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (5)
UAA (3)
Kathy Lanese (22nd)
19
(LW: RV)
35 rowan ROWAN
Metro Region (2)
NJAC (1)
Dustin Dimit (9th)
17 ◀▶
(LW: 35)

Also Receiving Votes: Dickinson 11, SUNY Brockport 6, Colby 5, UW-Oshkosh 3, Messiah 1, SUNY Cortland 1, TCNJ 1

Dropped Out: No. 33 Colby



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8FINAL
MIT2222222221
Wartburg5434335552
SUNY Geneseo76191829292121203
John Carroll337715151714134
Pomona-Pitzer1111111115
Williams4101211997746
North Central (Ill.)131355443337
UW-La Crosse6543554488
RPI2481010666669
UW-Whitewater998810101110710
Carnegie Mellon1211131388911911
Johns Hopkins23166677891112
Haverford18181719131315131213
St. Olaf15171817171614121414
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps101399141416161515
Calvin22232324353532323116
George Fox25282728161718232317
Washington (Mo.)871111121212262518
UC Santa Cruz17191516202025191819
Loras28332422181826222120
Emory2020212111111081021
Bates29322223232327302422
UW-Stout26262826242422282723
Connecticut College31292525333330293024
Chicago19211920272729242225
Colby272733RV313124172626
Middlebury15243429303013181727
Case Western Reserve34RVRV34222220151628
Otterbein13151615191919202929
Lynchburg11121414212123251930
Mount Union3231313135352831
Tufts21252627252531313232
Wilmington (Ohio)26262827
UW-Eau Claire3030323032323433
Washington and LeeRV34343334
SwarthmoreRVRVRVRV
AmherstRV222933RVRV
SUNY BrockportRVRVRV
MessiahRVRV
Pacific LutheranRV
St. LawrenceRV
NYU30322828
Rochester (N.Y.)3334RVRV
La VerneRVRV
Rowan343535
TCNJRVRVRVRV
SUNY CortlandRVRVRV
UW-OshkoshRV
DickinsonRV
VassarRV
WPIRVRV
Lewis & ClarkRVRV
Christopher Newport35RV

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
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/12
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/18
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/19
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 29-30: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/1
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/2
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 12: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/15
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 19: NCAA Champs - Lansing, Mich.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/12
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/19
MEN | WOMEN