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
Mineral Area (Mo.)
Joliet (Ill.) JC
St. Charles (Mo.) CC
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.).