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

NEW ORLEANS – Change is coming.

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). While there were some alterations between Week 2 and Week 3, you can expect a lot more as the upcoming weekend promises to be impactful.

NCAA Division III — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
SUNY Geneseo
Wartburg
Chicago
Johns Hopkins
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
1
SUNY Geneseo
2
Wartburg
3
Chicago
4
Johns Hopkins
5
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Nine of the top-10 teams remained in place in Week 3: SUNY Geneseo is unanimously No. 1, followed by No. 2 Wartburg, new No. 3 UChicago (up one spot), new No. 4 Johns Hopkins (down one spot), No. 5 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, new No. 6 Washington (Mo.) (up one spot), new No. 7 MIT (down one spot), No. 8 Amherst and No. 9 UW-La Crosse.

Carleton and Pomona-Pitzer swapped spots at No. 10 and No. 11, respectively.

UChicago is still riding a wave of momentum following its victory at the Gil Dodds Invitational two weeks ago. The Maroons put their entirely scoring lineup in the top-10 – led by the 1-2 finish of Lucy Groothuis and Anna Kenig-Ziesler – as they defeated WashU, new No. 12 Hope and top NAIA program St. Francis (Ill.), just to name a few.

The most any team jumped between Week 2 and Week 3 was two spots: George Fox from No. 27 to No. 25 and Ohio Northern from No. 33 to No. 31. That being said, Swarthmore and St. Lawrence joined the top-35 for the first time this season at No. 33 and No. 35, respectively.

Look for some great racing this weekend at the NCAA DIII Cross Country National Preview Meet, as well as the Paul Short Run, the Blugold Invitational, in addition to several others.

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
Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2022 Week 3 - September 28th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Niagara Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (8th)
350
(10 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 wartburg WARTBURG
Midwest Region (1)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (7th)
340 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (1)
Chris Hall (22nd)
326 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (23rd)
324 ▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
Marina Muncan (3rd)
308 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA (2)
Jeff Stiles (22nd)
299 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 mit MIT
East Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Riley Macon (1st)
291 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 amherst AMHERST
Mideast Region (1)
NESCAC (2)
Cassie Funke-Harris (11th)
274 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
North Region (1)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (11th)
271 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Kirk Reynolds (34th)
265 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 carleton CARLETON
North Region (2)
MIAC (1)
Donna Ricks (30th)
250 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (1)
MIAA (1)
Mark Northuis (35th)
234 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 tufts TUFTS
East Region (2)
NESCAC (4)
Kristen Morwick (23rd)
230 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
Mideast Region (2)
NESCAC (8)
Nicole Wilkerson (12th)
223 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 st-olaf ST. OLAF
North Region (3)
MIAC (2)
Erica Maker (5th)
208 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 williams WILLIAMS
Mideast Region (3)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (23rd)
206 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (1)
Kyle Basista (9th)
185 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 loras LORAS
Midwest Region (4)
American Rivers (2)
Bob Schultz (18th)
184 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 bates BATES
East Region (3)
NESCAC (3)
Danny Feldman (1st)
168 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
UAA (6)
Tim Connelly (8th)
158 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
C2C (1)
David Klech (6th)
146 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
North Region (4)
WIAC (2)
Dan Schwamberger (16th)
140 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (3)
MIAA (2)
Nicole Kramer (1st)
129 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 dickinson DICKINSON
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
Centennial (2)
Don Nichter (33rd)
126 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region (4)
NWC (1)
Mike Wilson (3rd)
102 ▲ 2
(LW: 27)
26 nyu NYU
Niagara Region (2)
UAA (3)
Tyler Deck Shipley (2nd)
101 ◀▶
(LW: 26)
27 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South Region (1)
ODAC (1)
Jake Reed (6th)
94 ▼ 2
(LW: 25)
28 emory EMORY
South Region (2)
UAA (4)
Linh Nguyen (4th)
73 ◀▶
(LW: 28)
29 colorado-college COLORADO COLLEGE
West Region (5)
SCAC (1)
Alex Nichols (3rd)
69 ▲ 1
(LW: 30)
30 smith SMITH
Mideast Region (4)
NEWMAC (2)
Ellen O'Neil (19th)
57 ▼ 1
(LW: 29)
31 ohio-northern OHIO NORTHERN
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC (2)
Jason Maus (17th)
38 ▲ 2
(LW: 33)
32 washington-and-lee WASHINGTON AND LEE
South Region (3)
ODAC (2)
Mike Dager (9th)
31 ▼ 1
(LW: 31)
33 swarthmore SWARTHMORE
Metro Region (1)
Centennial (3)
Peter Carroll (23rd)
30
(LW: RV)
34 wpi WPI
East Region (4)
NEWMAC (4)
Brian Chabot (15th)
27 ◀▶
(LW: 34)
35 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Mideast Region (5)
Liberty League (2)
Kate Howard (7th)
20 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Scranton 14, RPI 4, Central (Iowa) 2, Bowdoin 1, Caltech 1, Widener 1

Dropped Out: No. 31 RPI, No. 35 Misericordia



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
Johns Hopkins3334445431
Chicago6643331142
Wartburg2222222213
Carleton14131111171710864
SUNY Geneseo1111113225
Washington (Mo.)9976777676
MIT7767666787
St. Olaf161515151414912128
Williams55151616161211109
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps44555445510
Pomona-Pitzer1112101010101110911
Amherst1311888813141312
Hope881212111124192413
Bates15171919191916161414
UW-La Crosse10109999891115
George Fox27222725121215131716
UW-Eau Claire22242222262614151517
Loras19161818232318222118
John Carroll18181717212126251919
Colorado College23263029222219212220
Lynchburg26272527151517161821
UC Santa CruzRV2121282822181622
RPIRV2931RVRVRV34302623
Calvin21212323181820232324
Emory30232828252521302525
NYU2626202023202026
Smith252930RVRV27293027
Mount Union3228
St. Lawrence343435313028332829
Carnegie Mellon2020202030312930
UW-Stevens PointRVRV2731
WidenerRVRVRVRV35353132
Trine24RV3524
Dickinson2528242424242526
Washington and Lee323131323232RV26
Tufts1214141313132928
Centre3232
Saint BenedictRV3034
Case Western Reserve2727RV
Bowdoin3534RVRV
Middlebury17191314292931
UW-Oshkosh33
Central (Iowa)RVRVRV3333RV
ElizabethtownRVRVRVRV
WPI313034343434
Ohio Northern3332333135RV
Allegheny (Pa.)RVRV
CaltechRVRV
Swarthmore2932RV33
ScrantonRV
Misericordia35
Rochester (N.Y.)RV
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
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