2022 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The battle for No. 1 got a little closer in the Week 2 edition of the NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, which was released on Thursday by the NAIA National Office.

NAIA — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Milligan (Tenn.)
Taylor (Ind.)
Saint Mary (Kan.)
St. Francis (Ill.)
The Master
1
Milligan (Tenn.)
2
Taylor (Ind.)
3
Saint Mary (Kan.)
4
St. Francis (Ill.)
5
The Master's (Calif.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Defending champion Milligan (Tenn.) remains No. 1, but their margin over No. 2 Taylor (Ind.) closed a bit as the Buffs had a 14-7 margin in first-place votes, compared to 16-2 in Week 1. Milligan won its own Eli Cramer Invitational with 20 points this past weekend after claiming the Queen City Invite with 25 points a week earlier. The Trojans were the top NAIA program at the Live in Lou Classic’s Silver Division, taking seventh place.

Moving up to No. 3 is Saint Mary (Kan.) as the Spires were champions of the Gans Creek Classic Open Division.

St. Francis (Ill.) dropped a spot to No. 4, while The Master’s (Calif.) remained No. 5.

Rounding out the top-10 are No. 6 College of Idaho, No. 7 Cornerstone (Mich.), No. 8 Grace (Ind.), No. 9 Dordt (Iowa) and No. 10 Southern Oregon.

The 2022 NAIA Cross Country Championships are scheduled to be held Friday, November 18, at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Florida.

USTFCCCA NAIA
Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2022 Week 2 - October 6th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (1)
Chris Layne (24th)
585
(14 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (13th)
578
(7 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Alstin Benton (10th)
543 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (11th)
541 ▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Zach Schroeder (15th)
517 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Dominic Bolin (1st)
496 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Josh Neideck (3rd)
474 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 grace-ind GRACE (IND.)
Crossroads (4)
Jake Poyner (4th)
446 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (8th)
441 ▲ 2
(LW: 11)
10 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (19th)
424 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (2)
John Foss (35th)
389 ▼ 2
(LW: 9)
12 westmont-calif WESTMONT (CALIF.)
GSAC (2)
Russell Smelley (44th)
374 ▲ 3
(LW: 15)
13 benedictine-kan BENEDICTINE (KAN.)
The Heart (1)
Je'Kel Smith (3rd)
365 ▲ 6
(LW: 19)
14 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC (3)
Mike Wojciakowski (25th)
343 ▼ 2
(LW: 12)
15 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (10th)
324 ▼ 2
(LW: 13)
16 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (3)
287
(LW: RV)
17 william-carey-miss WILLIAM CAREY (MISS.)
SSAC (1)
Blake Hegstrom (10th)
282 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
AAC (2)
Jason Lewkowicz (8th)
277 ▼ 4
(LW: 14)
19 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier (1)
Shannon Flynn (4th)
259 ▼ 3
(LW: 16)
20 cumberlands-ky CUMBERLANDS (KY.)
Mid-South (1)
Bradley Sowder (8th)
232 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Cascade (3)
Mike Collins (26th)
195 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 concordia-neb CONCORDIA (NEB.)
GPAC (3)
Matt Beisel (7th)
160 ▼ 5
(LW: 17)
23 goshen-ind GOSHEN (IND.)
Crossroads (5)
Rustin Nyce (7th)
159 NR
24 indiana-tech INDIANA TECH
WHAC (2)
Alex Kluchki (2nd)
142
(LW: RV)
25 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Frezer Legesse (2nd)
125 ▼ 3
(LW: 22)

Also Receiving Votes: Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 83, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 81, William Woods (Mo.) 77, Arizona Christian 61, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 49, Marian (Ind.) 49, Campbellsville (Ky.) 41, Southeastern (Fla.) 13, Tabor (Kan.) 8, Hastings (Neb.) 7, Truett-McConnell (Ga.) 5, Mount Mercy (Iowa) 4, Thomas More (Ky.) 4

Dropped Out: No. 23 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), No. 24 Saint Francis (Ind.), No. 25 Tabor (Kan.)



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5FINAL
Taylor (Ind.)4222111
Milligan (Tenn.)1111222
College of Idaho7666763
St. Francis (Ill.)2344674
Cornerstone (Mich.)3777555
The Master's (Calif.)6555446
Saint Mary (Kan.)5433337
Dordt (Iowa)81198888
Southern Oregon1610101011129
Grace (Ind.)9889151710
Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)13131515131411
Indiana Wesleyan1091111121012
Huntington (Ind.)21RV161791113
Westmont (Calif.)1215121210914
Benedictine (Kan.)25191313171614
Aquinas (Mich.)11121414202016
William Carey (Miss.)181716141317
Indiana Tech18RV2424181718
William Woods (Mo.)RVRVRVRVRVRV19
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)23212122212220
Montreat (N.C.)17141818161521
Carroll (Mont.)14161919191922
Cumberlands (Ky.)RV202020232323
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)2223RVRVRVRV24
SCAD Savannah (Ga.)RVRVRV252125
Rocky Mountain (Mont.)RVRV25222425
Concordia (Neb.)RV17222124RV27
Southeastern (Fla.)RVRVRVRV2528
Hastings (Neb.)18RVRVRV28
Oklahoma City152225RVRVRV30
Truett-McConnell (Ga.)RVRV31
Point Park (Pa.)32
Viterbo (Wis.)33
Haskell (Kan.)34
Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)35
Dillard (La.)36
Goshen (Ind.)RV2323RVRV
Arizona ChristianRVRVRVRVRV
Tabor (Kan.)25RVRV
Thomas More (Ky.)RVRVRV
Marian (Ind.)RVRVRVRVRV
Campbellsville (Ky.)RVRVRVRVRV
Northwestern (Iowa)RVRVRV
Montana Tech24RVRV
Missouri BaptistRV
Mount Mercy (Iowa)RVRV
Saint Francis (Ind.)2024
Texas WesleyanRV
Vanguard (Calif.)RV
Dalton State (Ga.)RV

USTFCCCA NAIA Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Conference PollsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/22
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 8/25
MEN | WOMEN
Week 1Mon 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 9/22
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Mon 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 10/6
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 10/10
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 10/13
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/24
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 10/27
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 29-31, Nov. 4-5: Conference Champs
Week 5Mon 11/7
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 11/7
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NAIA Champs - Vancouver, Wash.
FINAL ResultsFri 11/18
MEN | WOMEN