2022 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – The season is flying by!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings for the 2022 season, which was 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 Bates

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

Note: Bates jumped two spots from No. 4 to No. 2 after posting a head-to-head victory over former No. 2 Tufts at the Bates XC Shootout. The Bobcats won 24-31.

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 Swarthmore, No. 5 Moravian

Mid-Atlantic Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Johns Hopkins

Next in Line: No. 2 Carnegie Mellon

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

Note: Johns Hopkins leapfrogged Carnegie Mellon into the top spot after a strong showing at the MSU Spartan Invitational this past weekend.

Mideast Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 RPI

Next in Line: No. 2 Williams

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

Midwest Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Wartburg

Next in Line: No. 2 North Central (Ill.)

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Washington (Mo.), No. 4 UChicago, No. 5 Loras

Note: North Central (Ill.) jumped to No. 2 following a strong performance at the MSU Spartan Invitational. The Cardinals finished as the top NCAA DIII program in fourth overall and beat several two top-10 NCAA DIII programs in the process: John Carroll and SUNY Geneseo.

Niagara Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 SUNY Geneseo

Next in Line: No. 2 NYU

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 SUNY Brockport, No. 4 Rochester (N.Y.), No. 5 SUNY Cortland

Note: Both SUNY Geneseo and NYU stood out this past weekend. The Knights ran well at the MSU Spartan Invitational, while the Violets rolled to victory at the Yellowjacket Invitational.

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 #2 - September 20th

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)
2batesBATES
NESCAC
 ▲2
(LW: 4)
3tuftsTUFTS
NESCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4colbyCOLBY
NESCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5wpiWPI
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6bowdoinBOWDOIN
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7babsonBABSON
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8suffolkSUFFOLK
CCC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9brandeisBRANDEIS
UAA
 ▼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)
6depauwDEPAUW
NCAC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7hopeHOPE
MIAA
 NR
8ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9wilmington-ohioWILMINGTON (OHIO)
OAC
 ▼3
(LW: 6)
10centreCENTRE
SAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Metro Region -- Men

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

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Men

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

Mideast Region -- Men

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

Midwest Region -- Men

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wartburgWARTBURG
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4chicagoCHICAGO
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5lorasLORAS
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7simpson-iowaSIMPSON (IOWA)
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
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)
2nyuNYU
UAA
 ▲3
(LW: 5)
3suny-brockportSUNY BROCKPORT
SUNYAC
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)
UAA
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
5suny-cortlandSUNY CORTLAND
SUNYAC
 ▼2
(LW: 3)
6hamiltonHAMILTON
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7ritRIT
Liberty League
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8nazarethNAZARETH
Empire 8
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9ithacaITHACA
Liberty League
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10fredoniaFREDONIA
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)
6uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH
WIAC
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7saint-johns-minnSAINT JOHN'S (MINN.)
MIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8carthageCARTHAGE
CCIW
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9carletonCARLETON
MIAC
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10msoeMSOE
NACC
 NR

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)
7oglethorpeOGLETHORPE
SAA
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8southern-virginiaSOUTHERN VIRGINIA
USA South
 NR
9rhodesRHODES
SAA
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)
ODAC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

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
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7pacific-lutheranPACIFIC LUTHERAN
NWC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8occidentalOCCIDENTAL
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9colorado-collegeCOLORADO COLLEGE
SCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)
SCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)


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