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.
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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.