2022 NJCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Ranking – Week 1

NEW ORLEANS – A tight finish among Midwest programs.

This is not a replay, but the leading three from last year are prominent in the Week 1 edition of the NJCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NJCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
DuPage (Ill.)
Mineral Area (Mo.)
Joliet (Ill.) JC
St. Charles (Mo.) CC
Westmoreland County (Pa.) CC
1
DuPage (Ill.)
2
Mineral Area (Mo.)
3
Joliet (Ill.) JC
4
St. Charles (Mo.) CC
5
Westmoreland County (Pa.) CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

The 2022 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships are set for Saturday, November 5 at Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts and looks to feature many of the top contenders from last year.

The No. 1 position in the rankins is occupied by College of DuPage (Ill.), followed by No. 2 Mineral Area (Mo.) and No. 3 Joliet (Ill.) JC. Last year they finished in the reverse order at the national championships as Joliet nipped two-time reigning champ Mineral Area by six points.

No. 4 is yet another program from the Illinois/Missouri area in St. Charles (Mo.) CC. The Cougars feature the leading individual returning from last year in 3rd-placer Jonah McHaffie. Westmoreland (Pa.) CC follows at No. 5.

There was plenty of shakeup in the Week 2 NJCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Completing the top-10 are No. 6 SUNY Broome CC, No. 7 Lorain County (Ohio) CC, No. 8 Harper (Ill.), No. 9 Brookdale (N.J.) CC and No. 10 Rowan Gloucester (N.J.).

NJCAA Division III
Men's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Ranking

2022 Week #1 - September 21st

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
2021
FINAL
1dupage-illDUPAGE (ILL.)
Region IV
 3
2mineral-area-moMINERAL AREA (MO.)
Region XVI
 2
3joliet-ill-jcJOLIET (ILL.) JC
Region IV
 1
4st-charles-mo-ccST. CHARLES (MO.) CC
Region XVI
 6
5westmoreland-county-pa-ccWESTMORELAND COUNTY (PA.) CC
Region XX
 13
6suny-broome-ccSUNY BROOME CC
Region III
 4
7lorain-county-ohio-ccLORAIN COUNTY (OHIO) CC
Region XII
 12
8harper-illHARPER (ILL.)
Region IV
 9
9brookdale-n-j-ccBROOKDALE (N.J.) CC
Region XIX
 10
10rowan-gloucester-n-j-ccROWAN-GLOUCESTER (N.J.) CC
Region XIX
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Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1
DuPage (Ill.)1
Mineral Area (Mo.)2
Joliet (Ill.) JC3
St. Charles (Mo.) CC4
Westmoreland County (Pa.) CC5
SUNY Broome CC6
Lorain County (Ohio) CC7
Harper (Ill.)8
Brookdale (N.J.) CC9
Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC10

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division III Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks National Coaches' Ranking KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 9/21
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Wed 10/5
Week 3Wed 10/12
Week 4Wed 10/26
Nov. 5: NJCAA Champs - Westfield, Mass.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/5