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

NEW ORLEANS – A big weekend means big changes.

Here is the newest 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
Chicago
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
1
SUNY Geneseo
2
Wartburg
3
Johns Hopkins
4
Chicago
5
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

No. 1? Check. No. 2? Check. No. 3? Check.

What about after that? That’s why we have the coaches vote.

Top-ranked SUNY Geneseo, second-ranked Wartburg and third-ranked Johns Hopkins held their respective spots once again. The New York-based Knights and the Blue Jays went head-to-head at the MSU Spartan Invitational this past weekend with the former putting a comfortable 15-point cushion between themselves. SUNY Geneseo finished third in the team standings behind NCAA DI No. 22 Michigan State and NCAA DII No. 2 Grand Valley State, while Johns Hopkins took fourth. The Blue Jays had the top finisher in Alex Ross (sixth), but the Knights sent six across in the top-40 scored athletes compared to just three from JHU.

The rest of the top-15 looks quite different than Week 1: UChicago jumped two spots from No. 6 to No. 4 following a runner-up effort at the Gil Dodds Invitational; MIT is now ranked No. 6; Washington (Mo.) improved two spots from No. 9 to No. 7 thanks to a victory at the Gil Dodds Invitational; Amherst climbed three spots from No. 11 to No. 8 after a big win at the Little Three Championships; UW-La Crosse is now ranked No. 9; both new-No. 10 Pomona-Pitzer and new-No. 11 Carleton saw their stock go up two spots (Carleton won the St. Olaf Invitational); and Middlebury surged six spots from No. 19 to No. 13.

UC Santa Cruz, NYU and Misericordia joined the poll at No. 21, No. 26 and No. 35, respectively. Both the Violets and the Cougars made history: NYU is ranked for just the second time since 2014; Misericordia is ranked for just the third time in program history.

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 East Lansing, Michigan.

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

2022 Week 2 - September 21st

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Niagara Region (1)
SUNYAC
Dan Moore (8th)
350
(10 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 wartburg WARTBURG
Midwest Region (1)
American Rivers
Ryan Chapman (7th)
340 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Centennial
Bobby Van Allen (23rd)
325 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (2)
UAA
Chris Hall (22nd)
322 ▲ 2
(LW: 6)
5 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC
Marina Muncan (3rd)
313 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 mit MIT
East Region (1)
NEWMAC
Riley Macon (1st)
293 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA
Jeff Stiles (22nd)
287 ▲ 2
(LW: 9)
8 amherst AMHERST
Mideast Region (1)
NESCAC
Cassie Funke-Harris (11th)
282 ▲ 3
(LW: 11)
9 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
North Region (1)
WIAC
Derek Stanley (11th)
270 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC
Kirk Reynolds (34th)
261 ▲ 2
(LW: 12)
11 carleton CARLETON
North Region (2)
MIAC
Donna Ricks (30th)
242 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (1)
MIAA
Mark Northuis (35th)
238 ▼ 4
(LW: 8)
13 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
Mideast Region (2)
NESCAC
Nicole Wilkerson (12th)
226 ▲ 6
(LW: 19)
14 tufts TUFTS
East Region (2)
NESCAC
Kristen Morwick (23rd)
224 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 st-olaf ST. OLAF
North Region (3)
MIAC
Erica Maker (5th)
212 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
15 williams WILLIAMS
Mideast Region (3)
NESCAC
Pete Farwell (23rd)
212 ▼ 10
(LW: 5)
17 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC
Kyle Basista (9th)
180 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 loras LORAS
Midwest Region (4)
American Rivers
Bob Schultz (18th)
179 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 bates BATES
East Region (3)
NESCAC
Danny Feldman (1st)
178 ▼ 2
(LW: 17)
20 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
UAA
Tim Connelly (8th)
161 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
C2C
David Klech (6th)
136 NR
22 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
North Region (4)
WIAC
Dan Schwamberger (16th)
133 ▲ 2
(LW: 24)
23 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
MIAA
Nicole Kramer (1st)
131 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 dickinson DICKINSON
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
Centennial
Don Nichter (33rd)
115 ▲ 4
(LW: 28)
25 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South Region (1)
ODAC
Jake Reed (6th)
103 ▲ 2
(LW: 27)
26 nyu NYU
Niagara Region (2)
UAA
Tyler Deck Shipley (2nd)
97 NR
27 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region (4)
NWC
Mike Wilson (3rd)
78 ▼ 5
(LW: 22)
28 emory EMORY
South Region (2)
UAA
Linh Nguyen (4th)
74 ▼ 5
(LW: 23)
29 smith SMITH
Mideast Region (4)
NEWMAC
Ellen O'Neil (19th)
68 ▼ 4
(LW: 25)
30 colorado-college COLORADO COLLEGE
West Region (5)
SCAC
Alex Nichols (3rd)
67 ▼ 4
(LW: 26)
31 washington-and-lee WASHINGTON AND LEE
South Region (3)
ODAC
Mike Dager (9th)
41 ◀▶
(LW: 31)
31 rpi RPI
Mideast Region (5)
Liberty League
John Lynch (12th)
41 ▼ 2
(LW: 29)
33 ohio-northern OHIO NORTHERN
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC
Jason Maus (17th)
40 ▼ 1
(LW: 32)
34 wpi WPI
East Region (4)
NEWMAC
Brian Chabot (15th)
26 ▼ 4
(LW: 30)
35 misericordia MISERICORDIA
Mid-Atlantic Region (4)
MAC
Chris Wadas (17th)
20 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Swarthmore 17, Central (Iowa) 7, Elizabethtown 5, Trine 3, Saint Benedict 2, Widener 1

Dropped Out: No. 32 Swarthmore, No. 34 Bowdoin, No. 34 St. Lawrence



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
Saint BenedictRV
ElizabethtownRV
Trine24RV
Rochester (N.Y.)RV
UW-Stevens PointRV
BrandeisRV
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