2022 NCAA DIII Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – Cross country is cooking along!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings for the 2022 season, as 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 Tufts

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Bates, No. 4 WPI, No. 5 Bowdoin

Great Lakes Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Hope

Next in Line: No. 2 John Carroll

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Calvin, No. 4 Ohio Northern, No. 5 Allegheny

Metro Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Swarthmore

Next in Line: No. 2 Widener

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Stockton, No. 4 Ursinins, No. 5 TCNJ

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 Misericordia, No. 5 Susquehana

Mideast Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Williams

Next in Line: No. 2 Amherst

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Middlebury, No. 4 Smith, No. 5 RPI

Note: Smith jumped four spots between the preseason and Week 1.

Midwest Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Wartburg

Next in Line: No. 2 UChicago

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

Niagara Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 SUNY Geneseo

Next in Line: No. 2 Rochester (N.Y.)

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 NYU, No. 4 Hamilton, No. 5 Ithaca

North Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 UW-La Crosse

Next in Line: No. 2 Carleton

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 St. Olaf, No. 4 UW-Eau Claire, No. 5 UW-Stevens Point

South Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Emory

Next in Line: No. 2 Lynchburg

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Washington & Lee, No. 4 Christopher Newport, No. 5 Bridgewater (Va.)

Note: Emory and Lynchburg swapped spots between the preseason and Week 1. The Eagles starred at the Jacksonville State Foothills Invitational two weeks ago, placing second in a primarily NCAA DI field.

West Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Next in Line: No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 George Fox, No. 4 Colorado College, No. 5 Occidental

NCAA Division III
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA Regional Coaches' Rankings

2022 Week #1 - September 13th

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 -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1mitMIT
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2tuftsTUFTS
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3batesBATES
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4wpiWPI
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5bowdoinBOWDOIN
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6brandeisBRANDEIS
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7colbyCOLBY
NESCAC
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8wellesleyWELLESLEY
NEWMAC
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9suffolkSUFFOLK
CCC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10colby-sawyerCOLBY-SAWYER
GNAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Great Lakes Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1hopeHOPE
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2john-carrollJOHN CARROLL
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3calvinCALVIN
MIAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN
OAC
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5allegheny-paALLEGHENY (PA.)
PAC
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6trineTRINE
MIAA
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7centreCENTRE
SAA
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8mount-unionMOUNT UNION
OAC
 ▼2
(LW: 6)
9depauwDEPAUW
NCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Metro Region -- Women

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

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3dickinsonDICKINSON
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4misericordiaMISERICORDIA
MAC
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5susquehannaSUSQUEHANNA
Landmark
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark
 ▲3
(LW: 9)
7saint-vincentSAINT VINCENT
PAC
 NR
8scrantonSCRANTON
Landmark
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9messiahMESSIAH
MAC
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10lebanon-valleyLEBANON VALLEY
MAC
 ▼4
(LW: 6)

Mideast Region -- Women

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

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1wartburgWARTBURG
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2chicagoCHICAGO
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4lorasLORAS
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)
American Rivers
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6millikinMILLIKIN
CCIW
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)
CCIW
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9grinnellGRINNELL
MWC
 NR
10simpson-iowaSIMPSON (IOWA)
American Rivers
 ▼3
(LW: 7)

Niagara Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)
UAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3nyuNYU
UAA
 ▲2
(LW: 5)
4hamiltonHAMILTON
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5ithacaITHACA
Liberty League
 ▼2
(LW: 3)
6suny-brockportSUNY BROCKPORT
SUNYAC
 ▲4
(LW: 10)
7ritRIT
Liberty League
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8nazarethNAZARETH
Empire 8
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9st-john-fisherST. JOHN FISHER
Empire 8
 ▼3
(LW: 6)
10houghtonHOUGHTON
Empire 8
 NR

North Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2carletonCARLETON
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3st-olafST. OLAF
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6saint-benedictSAINT BENEDICT
MIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7uw-stoutUW-STOUT
WIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
MIAC
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9macalesterMACALESTER
MIAC
 NR
10uw-whitewaterUW-WHITEWATER
WIAC
 NR

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1emoryEMORY
UAA
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2lynchburgLYNCHBURG
ODAC
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE
ODAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
C2C
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)
ODAC
 ▲3
(LW: 8)
6catholic-d-cCATHOLIC (D.C.)
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7shenandoahSHENANDOAH
ODAC
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8meredithMEREDITH
USA South
 NR
9rhodesRHODES
SAA
 ▼4
(LW: 5)
10southern-virginiaSOUTHERN VIRGINIA
USA South
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2pomona-pitzerPOMONA-PITZER
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3george-foxGEORGE FOX
NWC
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4colorado-collegeCOLORADO COLLEGE
SCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5occidentalOCCIDENTAL
SCIAC
 ▲5
(LW: 10)
6caltechCALTECH
SCIAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7redlands-califREDLANDS (CALIF.)
SCIAC
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8lewis-clarkLEWIS & CLARK
NWC
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9uc-santa-cruzUC SANTA CRUZ
C2C
 ▼4
(LW: 5)
10trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)
SCAC
 ▼2
(LW: 8)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
East (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
MIT1111
Tufts2222
Bates3333
WPI4444
Bowdoin5565
Brandeis6656
Colby8777
Wellesley7888
Suffolk999
Univ. of New England910
Keene State10
Colby-Sawyer1010
Great Lakes (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Hope1111
John Carroll2222
Calvin3333
Ohio Northern5444
Trine4655
Allegheny (Pa.)7566
Centre9777
Mount Union6888
Case Western Reserve101099
Wittenberg1010
DePauw89
Metro (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Swarthmore1111
Widener2222
Stockton4333
Ursinus6444
TCNJ3555
Rowan7766
Arcadia997
Haverford5678
DeSales8889
Moravian10101010
Ramapo9
Mid-Atlantic (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Johns Hopkins1111
Carnegie Mellon2222
Dickinson3333
Scranton7884
Gettysburg5
Misericordia5446
Elizabethtown9657
Saint Vincent778
Geneva9
Salisbury910
Susquehanna456
Messiah10910
Lebanon Valley610
Franklin & Marshall8
Mideast (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Amherst2211
Middlebury3322
Williams1133
Smith8444
St. Lawrence5675
RPI6556
Coast Guard7767
Connecticut College4888
Wesleyan (Conn.)9999
Vassar10101010
Midwest (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Wartburg1111
Chicago2222
Washington (Mo.)3333
Loras4444
Central (Iowa)5555
Wheaton (Ill.)8766
North Central (Ill.)9877
Simpson (Iowa)71088
Illinois Wesleyan99
Millikin661010
Grinnell9
Elmhurst10
Niagara (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
SUNY Geneseo1111
NYU5322
Rochester (N.Y.)2233
Ithaca3544
Hamilton4455
SUNY Brockport10666
St. John Fisher6977
RIT8788
Nazareth7899
Houghton1010
SUNY Oneonta10
SUNY Cortland9
North (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
UW-La Crosse1111
Carleton2222
St. Olaf3333
UW-Eau Claire4444
Saint Benedict6655
UW-Stevens Point5566
UW-Oshkosh1077
UW-Whitewater1088
Bethel (Minn.)99
Gustavus Adolphus981010
UW-Stout77
Macalester9
Lawrence8
South (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Lynchburg1211
Emory2122
Washington and Lee3333
Christopher Newport4444
Meredith855
Southern Virginia101066
Catholic (D.C.)6677
Rhodes5988
Shenandoah97109
Bridgewater (Va.)85910
Berry7
West (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps1111
Pomona-Pitzer2222
UC Santa Cruz5933
George Fox4344
Colorado College3455
Caltech6666
Occidental10577
Redlands (Calif.)9788
Lewis & Clark7899
Trinity (Texas)8101010

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