2022 NCAA DIII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – They’re taking care of business!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA DIII Women’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 — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
SUNY Geneseo
Wartburg
Johns Hopkins
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Williams
1
SUNY Geneseo
2
Wartburg
3
Johns Hopkins
4
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
5
Williams
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Don’t look at the top-10, if you’re searching for changes: No. 1 SUNY Geneseo, No. 2 Wartburg, No. 3 Johns Hopkins, No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, No. 5 Williams, No. 6 UChicago, No. 7 MIT, No. 8 Hope, No. 9 Washington (Mo.) and No. 10 UW-La Crosse all held their spots from the preseason. The New York-based Knights hauled in nine first-place votes, while the two-time defending champion Blue Jays nabbed the other.

If you peruse the top-10 with a magnifying glass, you’d see that there are three teams from the Midwest Region, compared to just one each from the East, Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Mideast, Niagara, North and West. Wartburg, UChicago and WashU are those Midwest squads.

Eight of the next nine slots saw new teams: Amherst jumped two spots to No. 11; Pomona-Pitzer fell one spot to No. 12; Carleton climbed one spot to No. 13; Tufts fell two spots to No. 13; St. Olaf improved one spot to No. 15; Loras soared three spots to No. 16; both Bates and Middlebury fell two spots to No. 17 and No. 19, respectively. Both the Mammoths and the Duhawks rolled to team titles this past weekend and scored fewer than 20 points in the process.

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. This will be just the second time in meet history that the Mitten State will play host (Hope College welcomed the nation to Holland back in 1987).

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

2022 Week 1 - September 14th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Niagara Region (1)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (8th)
349
(9 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 wartburg WARTBURG
Midwest Region (1)
American Rivers
Ryan Chapman (7th)
335 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Centennial
Bobby Van Allen (23rd)
331
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC
Marina Muncan (3rd)
318 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 williams WILLIAMS
Mideast Region (1)
NESCAC
Pete Farwell (23rd)
310 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (2)
UAA
Chris Hall (22nd)
303 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 mit MIT
East Region (1)
NEWMAC
Riley Macon (1st)
288 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (1)
MIAA
Mark Northuis (35th)
277 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (22nd)
273 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
North Region (1)
WIAC
Derek Stanley (11th)
259 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 amherst AMHERST
Mideast Region (2)
NESCAC
Cassie Funke-Harris (11th)
252 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC
Kirk Reynolds (34th)
245 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 carleton CARLETON
North Region (2)
MIAC
Donna Ricks (30th)
227 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 tufts TUFTS
East Region (2)
NESCAC
Kristen Morwick (23rd)
223 ▼ 2
(LW: 12)
15 st-olaf ST. OLAF
North Region (3)
MIAC
Erica Maker (5th)
208 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 loras LORAS
Midwest Region (4)
American Rivers
Bob Schultz (18th)
194 ▲ 3
(LW: 19)
17 bates BATES
East Region (3)
NESCAC
Danny Feldman (1st)
184 ▼ 2
(LW: 15)
18 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC
Kyle Basista (9th)
182 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
Mideast Region (3)
NESCAC
Nicole Wilkerson (12th)
176 ▼ 2
(LW: 17)
20 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
UAA
Tim Connelly (8th)
157 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
MIAA
Nicole Kramer (1st)
152 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region (3)
NWC
Mike Wilson (3rd)
138 ▲ 5
(LW: 27)
23 emory EMORY
South Region (1)
UAA
Linh Nguyen (4th)
124 ▲ 7
(LW: 30)
24 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
North Region (4)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (16th)
113 ▼ 2
(LW: 22)
25 smith SMITH
Mideast Region (4)
NEWMAC
Ellen O'Neil (19th)
105 NR
26 colorado-college COLORADO COLLEGE
West Region (4)
SCAC
Alex Nichols (3rd)
92 ▼ 3
(LW: 23)
27 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South Region (2)
ODAC
Jake Reed (6th)
85 ▼ 1
(LW: 26)
28 dickinson DICKINSON
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
Centennial
Don Nichter (33rd)
79 ▼ 3
(LW: 25)
29 rpi RPI
Mideast Region (5)
Liberty League
John Lynch (12th)
67
(LW: RV)
30 wpi WPI
East Region (4)
NEWMAC
Brian Chabot (15th)
66 ▲ 1
(LW: 31)
31 washington-and-lee WASHINGTON AND LEE
South Region (3)
ODAC
Mike Dager (9th)
44 ▲ 1
(LW: 32)
32 ohio-northern OHIO NORTHERN
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC
Jason Maus (17th)
41 ▲ 1
(LW: 33)
32 swarthmore SWARTHMORE
Metro Region (1)
Centennial
Peter Carroll (23rd)
41 ▼ 3
(LW: 29)
34 bowdoin BOWDOIN
East Region (5)
NESCAC
Ben Raphelson (2nd)
20 ▲ 1
(LW: 35)
34 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Mideast Region (6)
Liberty League
Kate Howard (7th)
20 ◀▶
(LW: 34)

Also Receiving Votes: Central (Iowa) 18, Widener 3, Rochester (N.Y.) 1

Dropped Out: No. 24 Trine, No. 28 Connecticut College



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
SUNY Geneseo1111
Wartburg2222
Chicago6643
Johns Hopkins3334
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps4455
Washington (Mo.)9976
MIT7767
Amherst131188
UW-La Crosse101099
Pomona-Pitzer11121010
Carleton14131111
Hope881212
Tufts12141413
Middlebury17191314
St. Olaf16151515
Williams551516
John Carroll18181717
Loras19161818
Bates15171919
Carnegie Mellon20202020
UC Santa CruzRV2121
UW-Eau Claire22242222
Calvin21212323
Dickinson25282424
George Fox27222725
NYU2626
Lynchburg26272527
Emory30232828
Colorado College23263029
Smith252930
Ohio Northern33323331
Washington and Lee32313132
Swarthmore2932RV33
WPI31303434
St. Lawrence343435
RPIRV2931RV
WidenerRVRVRV
Central (Iowa)RVRVRV
Bowdoin3534RV
ScrantonRV
CaltechRV
Misericordia35
ElizabethtownRV
Saint BenedictRV
Trine24RV
Rochester (N.Y.)RV
BrandeisRV
UW-Stevens PointRV
Connecticut College28

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