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

NEW ORLEANSMineral Area (Mo.) CC is at the top in the Week 1 edition of the NJCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NJCAA Division III — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Mineral Area (Mo.)
Oxford (Ga.)
Joliet (Ill.) JC
Harper (Ill.)
Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC
1
Mineral Area (Mo.)
2
Oxford (Ga.)
3
Joliet (Ill.) JC
4
Harper (Ill.)
5
Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

The Cardinals, fourth in last year’s national championships, claimed the pole position over reigning champion Oxford (Ga.), which checks in at No. 2. The 2022 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships are set for Saturday, November 5 at Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts.

No. 3 is Joliet (Ill.) JC, runner-up last year after winning the title in 2020. Harper (Ill.) is No 4 – the Hawks were fifth last year and won three straight national crowns from 2016-18.

No. 5 is Rowan Gloucester (N.J.); the Roadrunners won the national title in 2012.

Next in line are No. 6 Georgia Military, No. 7 SUNY Broome CC, No. 8 Central Carolina (N.C.) CC and No. 9 Hudson Valley (N.Y.) CC. Only nine programs are ranked as several teams have yet to kick off their season. Leah Lloyd of Finger Lakes (N.Y.) CC is the leading individual returner, having finished 3rd last year.

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

2022 Week #1 - September 21st

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
2021
FINAL
1mineral-area-moMINERAL AREA (MO.)
Region XVI
 4
2oxford-gaOXFORD (GA.)
GCAA
 1
3joliet-ill-jcJOLIET (ILL.) JC
Region IV
 2
4harper-illHARPER (ILL.)
Region IV
 5
5rowan-gloucester-n-j-ccROWAN-GLOUCESTER (N.J.) CC
Region XIX
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6georgia-militaryGEORGIA MILITARY
GCAA
 6
7suny-broome-ccSUNY BROOME CC
Region III
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8central-carolina-n-c-ccCENTRAL CAROLINA (N.C.) CC
Region X
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9hudson-valley-n-y-ccHUDSON VALLEY (N.Y.) CC
Region III
 9


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1
Mineral Area (Mo.)1
Oxford (Ga.)2
Joliet (Ill.) JC3
Harper (Ill.)4
Rowan-Gloucester (N.J.) CC5
Georgia Military6
SUNY Broome CC8
Central Carolina (N.C.) CC9
Hudson Valley (N.Y.) 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