2022 NCAA DIII Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – The season won’t slow down.

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 Trine

Metro Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Swarthmore

Next in Line: No. 2 Widener

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Stockton, No. 4 Ursinus, 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 Elizabethtown

Mideast Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Amherst

Next in Line: No. 2 Middlebury

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

Note: Amherst jumped to No. 1 after a comfortable head-to-head victory at the Little Three Championships over former No. 1 Williams, 17-56.

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 NYU

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Rochester (N.Y.), No. 4 Ithaca, No. 5 Hamilton

Note: NYU leapfrogged Rochester (N.Y.) into the No. 2 spot after a head-to-head victory at the Yellowjacket Invitational. Grace Robinson earned the individual title for the Violets.

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 Saint Benedict

South Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Lynchburg

Next in Line: No. 2 Emory

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Washington & Lee, No. 4 Christopher Newport, No. 5 Meredith

Note: Lynchburg jumped to No. 1 after a strong showing at the CNU XC Regional Preview. The Hornets finished second behind NCAA DI William & Mary and were the top NCAA DIII program.

West Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Next in Line: No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 UC Santa Cruz, No. 4 George Fox, No. 5 Colorado College

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

2022 Week #2 - September 20th

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)
5brandeisBRANDEIS
UAA
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6bowdoinBOWDOIN
NESCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7colbyCOLBY
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8wellesleyWELLESLEY
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9univ-of-new-englandUNIV. OF NEW ENGLAND
CCC
 NR
10keene-stateKEENE STATE
Little East
 NR

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
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5trineTRINE
MIAA
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6allegheny-paALLEGHENY (PA.)
PAC
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7centreCENTRE
SAA
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8mount-unionMOUNT UNION
OAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE
UAA
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10wittenbergWITTENBERG
NCAC
 NR

Metro Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1swarthmoreSWARTHMORE
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2widenerWIDENER
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3stocktonSTOCKTON
NJAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4ursinusURSINUS
Centennial
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5tcnjTCNJ
NJAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6rowanROWAN
NJAC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8desalesDESALES
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9arcadiaARCADIA
MAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
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
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6susquehannaSUSQUEHANNA
Landmark
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7saint-vincentSAINT VINCENT
PAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8scrantonSCRANTON
Landmark
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9salisburySALISBURY
C2C
 NR
10messiahMESSIAH
MAC
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

Mideast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1amherstAMHERST
NESCAC
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2middleburyMIDDLEBURY
NESCAC
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3williamsWILLIAMS
NESCAC
 ▼2
(LW: 1)
4smithSMITH
NEWMAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5rpiRPI
Liberty League
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6coast-guardCOAST GUARD
NEWMAC
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE
Liberty League
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8connecticut-collegeCONNECTICUT COLLEGE
NESCAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
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)
6wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)
CCIW
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7north-central-illNORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
CCIW
 ▲1
(LW: 8)
8simpson-iowaSIMPSON (IOWA)
American Rivers
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9illinois-wesleyanILLINOIS WESLEYAN
CCIW
 NR
10millikinMILLIKIN
CCIW
 ▼4
(LW: 6)

Niagara Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2nyuNYU
UAA
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)
UAA
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4ithacaITHACA
Liberty League
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5hamiltonHAMILTON
NESCAC
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6suny-brockportSUNY BROCKPORT
SUNYAC
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7st-john-fisherST. JOHN FISHER
Empire 8
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8ritRIT
Liberty League
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9nazarethNAZARETH
Empire 8
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10suny-oneontaSUNY ONEONTA
SUNYAC
 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)
5saint-benedictSAINT BENEDICT
MIAC
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT
WIAC
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH
WIAC
 NR
8uw-whitewaterUW-WHITEWATER
WIAC
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)
MIAC
 NR
10gustavus-adolphusGUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
MIAC
 ▼2
(LW: 8)

South Region -- Women

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

West Region -- Women

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


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