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

NEW ORLEANS – Cross country is cooking along!

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

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 November 12.

East Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 MIT.

Next in Line: No. 2 Tufts

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Colby, No. 4 Bates, No. 5 WPI.

Great Lakes Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 John Carroll

Next in Line: No. 2 Otterbein

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Calvin, No. 4 Mount Union, No. 5 Case Western Reserve

Metro Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Haverford

Next in Line: No. 2 Rowan

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 TCNJ, No. 4 Moravian, No. 5 Stockton

Mid-Atlantic Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Carnegie Mellon

Next in Line: No. 2 Johns Hopkins

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Dickinson, No. 4 Messiah, No. 5 Elizabethtown

Mideast Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 RPI

Next in Line: No. 2 Williams

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Amherst, No. 4 Middlebury, No. 5 Connecticut College

Note: RPI jumped two spots between the preseason and Week 1. The now-ranked No. 1 Engineers ran well at the Siena Invitational and beat former No. 1 Williams soundly head-to-head.

Midwest Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Wartburg

Next in Line: No. 2 Washington (Mo.)

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 North Central (Ill.), No. 4 UChicago, No. 5 Loras

Niagara Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 SUNY Geneseo

Next in Line: No. 2 Rochester (N.Y.)

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 SUNY Cortland, No. 4 SUNY Brockport, No. 5 NYU

North Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 UW-La Crosse

Next in Line: No. 2 UW-Whitewater

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 St. Olaf, No. 4 UW-Stout, No. 5 UW-Eau Claire

South Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Lynchburg

Next in Line: No. 2 Emory

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Christopher Newport, No. 4 Washington & Lee, No. 5 Berry

West Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer

Next in Line: No. 2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 UC Santa Cruz, No. 4 George Fox, No. 5 Lewis and Clark

NCAA Division III
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.

East Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1mitMIT
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2tuftsTUFTS
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3colbyCOLBY
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4batesBATES
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5wpiWPI
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6bowdoinBOWDOIN
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7babsonBABSON
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8brandeisBRANDEIS
UAA
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9suffolkSUFFOLK
CCC
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10plymouth-statePLYMOUTH STATE
Little East
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Great Lakes Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1john-carrollJOHN CARROLL
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2otterbeinOTTERBEIN
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3calvinCALVIN
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4mount-unionMOUNT UNION
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6wilmington-ohioWILMINGTON (OHIO)
OAC
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7depauwDEPAUW
NCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN
OAC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9franciscanFRANCISCAN
PAC
 NR
10centreCENTRE
SAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Metro Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2rowanROWAN
NJAC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3tcnjTCNJ
NJAC
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4moravianMORAVIAN
Landmark
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5stocktonSTOCKTON
NJAC
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6swarthmoreSWARTHMORE
Centennial
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7ursinusURSINUS
Centennial
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8desalesDESALES
MAC
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9widenerWIDENER
MAC
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10ramapoRAMAPO
NJAC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3dickinsonDICKINSON
Centennial
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4messiahMESSIAH
MAC
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6saint-vincentSAINT VINCENT
PAC
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7genevaGENEVA
PAC
 NR
8salisburySALISBURY
C2C
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY
MAC
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10washington-jeffersonWASHINGTON & JEFFERSON
PAC
 ▼4
(LW: 6)

Mideast Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1rpiRPI
Liberty League
 ▲2
(LW: 3)
2williamsWILLIAMS
NESCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3amherstAMHERST
NESCAC
 ▲2
(LW: 5)
4middleburyMIDDLEBURY
NESCAC
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
5connecticut-collegeCONNECTICUT COLLEGE
NESCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6vassarVASSAR
Liberty League
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE
Liberty League
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8wesleyan-connWESLEYAN (CONN.)
NESCAC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9trinity-connTRINITY (CONN.)
NESCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10suny-plattsburghSUNY PLATTSBURGH
SUNYAC
 NR

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wartburgWARTBURG
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4chicagoCHICAGO
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5lorasLORAS
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)
American Rivers
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7simpson-iowaSIMPSON (IOWA)
American Rivers
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8lutherLUTHER
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9millikinMILLIKIN
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10cornell-collegeCORNELL COLLEGE
MWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Niagara Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3suny-cortlandSUNY CORTLAND
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4suny-brockportSUNY BROCKPORT
SUNYAC
 ▲4
(LW: 8)
5nyuNYU
UAA
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6hamiltonHAMILTON
NESCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7nazarethNAZARETH
Empire 8
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8ithacaITHACA
Liberty League
 ▼4
(LW: 4)
9ritRIT
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10suny-oneontaSUNY ONEONTA
SUNYAC
 NR

North Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2uw-whitewaterUW-WHITEWATER
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3st-olafST. OLAF
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4uw-stoutUW-STOUT
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6saint-johns-minnSAINT JOHN'S (MINN.)
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7carletonCARLETON
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9carthageCARTHAGE
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10uw-plattevilleUW-PLATTEVILLE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

South Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1lynchburgLYNCHBURG
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2emoryEMORY
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
C2C
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5berryBERRY
SAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6catholic-d-cCATHOLIC (D.C.)
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7rhodesRHODES
SAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8oglethorpeOGLETHORPE
SAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)
ODAC
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10roanokeROANOKE
ODAC
 NR

West Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1pomona-pitzerPOMONA-PITZER
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3uc-santa-cruzUC SANTA CRUZ
C2C
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4george-foxGEORGE FOX
NWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5lewis-clarkLEWIS & CLARK
NWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6la-verneLA VERNE
SCIAC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7pacific-lutheranPACIFIC LUTHERAN
NWC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8occidentalOCCIDENTAL
SCIAC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9colorado-collegeCOLORADO COLLEGE
SCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)
SCAC
 NR


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
East (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
MIT1111
Bates4422
Tufts2233
Colby3344
WPI5555
Bowdoin6666
Suffolk8987
Babson7778
Brandeis9899
Plymouth State10101010
Great Lakes (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
John Carroll1111
Otterbein2222
Calvin3333
Mount Union4444
Case Western Reserve5555
DePauw6766
Hope777
Ohio Northern9888
Wilmington (Ohio)8699
Centre10101010
Franciscan9
Metro (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Haverford1111
Rowan3222
TCNJ2333
Swarthmore4644
Moravian5455
Stockton7566
DeSales10877
Ursinus6788
Stevens109
Widener89910
Ramapo910
Mid-Atlantic (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Johns Hopkins2211
Carnegie Mellon1122
Dickinson4333
Messiah3444
Elizabethtown5555
Marywood6
Misericordia7
Salisbury10868
Saint Vincent9679
Geneva7810
Lebanon Valley899
Washington & Jefferson61010
Scranton7
Mideast (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
RPI3111
Williams1222
Connecticut College4533
Middlebury2454
Amherst5345
St. Lawrence6776
Vassar7667
Springfield (Mass.)1088
Trinity (Conn.)8999
Wesleyan (Conn.)981010
SUNY Plattsburgh10
Midwest (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Wartburg1111
North Central (Ill.)3322
Washington (Mo.)2233
Chicago4444
Loras5555
Central (Iowa)7666
Simpson (Iowa)6777
Luther8888
Millikin9999
Cornell College10101010
Niagara (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
SUNY Geneseo1111
NYU7522
SUNY Brockport8433
SUNY Cortland3354
Rochester (N.Y.)2245
Hamilton5666
RIT9977
Nazareth6788
Fredonia109
Ithaca48910
SUNY Oneonta10
SUNY Delhi10
North (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
UW-La Crosse1111
UW-Whitewater2222
St. Olaf3333
UW-Stout4444
UW-Eau Claire5555
UW-Oshkosh8866
Saint John's (Minn.)6677
Carthage9988
Carleton7799
MSOE1010
UW-Platteville1010
South (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Lynchburg1111
Emory2222
Christopher Newport3333
Washington and Lee4444
Berry5555
Catholic (D.C.)6666
Oglethorpe8877
Southern Virginia88
Rhodes7799
Bridgewater (Va.)1091010
Roanoke10
Covenant9
West (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Pomona-Pitzer1111
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps2222
UC Santa Cruz3333
George Fox4444
La Verne7665
Pacific Lutheran6776
Occidental9887
Lewis & Clark5558
Colorado College8999
Trinity (Texas)101010
Caltech10

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