2022 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – One through eight? Not much.

Nine through 30? Now we’re talking.

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll for the 2022 season, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Remember that this poll is conducted by counting votes from 11 member coaches – one from each of the division’s nine regions (who also do the regional rankings) – as well as two members from the NCAA Cross Country Executive Committee.

NCAA Division I — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
BYU
Stanford
Northern Arizona
Oklahoma State
Tulsa
1
BYU
2
Stanford
3
Northern Arizona
4
Oklahoma State
5
Tulsa
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

As mentioned above, the top-8 teams remained the same for the second week in a row: No. 1 BYU is followed by No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 Northern Arizona, No. 4 Oklahoma State, No. 5 Tulsa, No. 6 Wisconsin, No. 7 Wake Forest and No. 8 Colorado. The Cougars hauled in nine first-place votes from the coaches, while the Cardinal nabbed the other two.

North Carolina jumped three spots from No. 13 to No. 10, one spot behind new No. 9 Syracuse. The Tar Heels romped to victory in the Men’s College Gold 8k at the Paul Short Run this past weekend. Parker Wolfe and Patrick Anderson went 1-2 to lead UNC, which scored 64 points at the Goodman Campus Cross Country Course, 36 fewer than runner-up Villanova.

Further down, two teams that starred at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational saw their stocks rise: Notre Dame and Tennessee. The meet champion Irish improved one spot from No. 14 to No. 13, while the Volunteers went from the Land of Receiving Votes to No. 15 after its runner-up finish on the Burke Golf Course. This is Tennessee’s best ranking since at least 1999 when it (Rocky) topped out at No. 21. The Volunteers were ranked No. 5 in Week 7 of the 1990 season.

Four other teams took multiple steps in Week 4: the aforementioned Wildcats went from No. 21 to No. 17 following its runner-up effort at the Paul Short Run; Alabama went from No. 25 to No. 22 after finishing third at the Joe Piane Invitational; Utah State went from the Land of Receiving Votes to No. 23 following a third-place finish at the Paul Short Run; Oregon went from No. 26 to No. 24 in an idle week; and Michigan State went from No. 30 to No. 27.

Mark you calendars for Saturday, November 19, because that’s when the 2022 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships will be held at the Greiner Family OSU Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma. You’ll be able to watch both championship races uninterrupted on ESPNU beginning at 10 am ET. The #RunToStillwater is in full gear!

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I
Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2022 Week 4 - October 4th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 byu BYU
Mountain Region (1)
WCC (1)
Ed Eyestone (23rd)
326
(9 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 stanford STANFORD
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (1)
Ricardo Santos (2nd)
321
(2 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (2)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (6th)
306 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12 (1)
Dave Smith (17th)
301 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 tulsa TULSA
Midwest Region (2)
American (1)
Steve Gulley (21st)
283 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Mick Byrne (15th)
267 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 wake-forest WAKE FOREST
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
John Hayes (7th)
262 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (3)
Pac-12 (2)
Mark Wetmore (28th)
256 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (1)
ACC (2)
Brien Bell (5th)
220 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 north-carolina NORTH CAROLINA
Southeast Region (2)
ACC (3)
Chris Miltenberg (4th)
219 ▲ 3
(LW: 13)
11 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (3)
Big 12 (2)
Jeremy Sudbury (2nd)
213 ▼ 2
(LW: 9)
12 air-force AIR FORCE
Mountain Region (4)
Mountain West (1)
Ryan Cole (9th)
211 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (2)
ACC (4)
Matt Sparks (1st)
200 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 gonzaga GONZAGA
West Region (2)
WCC (2)
Patrick Tyson (15th)
189 ▼ 2
(LW: 12)
15 tennessee TENNESSEE
South Region (1)
SEC (2)
Sean Carlson (1st)
161
(LW: RV)
16 princeton PRINCETON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Ivy League (1)
Jason Vigilante (11th)
155 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East (1)
Marcus O'Sullivan (23rd)
147 ▲ 4
(LW: 21)
18 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (1)
Big 12 (3)
Greg Metcalf (1st)
140 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 virginia VIRGINIA
Southeast Region (3)
ACC (6)
Vin Lananna (4th)
130 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 harvard HARVARD
Northeast Region (2)
Ivy League (2)
Alex Gibby (6th)
125 ▼ 1
(LW: 19)
21 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (2)
SEC (3)
Chris Bucknam (15th)
111 ▼ 5
(LW: 16)
22 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (2)
SEC (1)
Dan Waters (12th)
104 ▲ 3
(LW: 25)
23 utah-state UTAH STATE
Mountain Region (5)
Mountain West (3)
Artie Gulden (6th)
81
(LW: RV)
24 oregon OREGON
West Region (3)
Pac-12 (4)
Jerry Schumacher (1st)
77 ▲ 2
(LW: 26)
25 montana-state MONTANA STATE
Mountain Region (6)
Big Sky (2)
Lyle Weese (5th)
55 ▼ 3
(LW: 22)
26 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (5)
Pac-12 (3)
Andy Powell (5th)
49 ▼ 3
(LW: 23)
27 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (4)
Aaron Simoneau (2nd)
47 ▲ 3
(LW: 30)
28 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
Big East (3)
Brandon Bonsey (7th)
43 ▼ 11
(LW: 17)
29 california-baptist CALIFORNIA BAPTIST
West Region (4)
WAC (1)
Adam Tribble (5th)
35 ◀▶
(LW: 29)
30 charlotte CHARLOTTE
Southeast Region (4)
Conference USA (1)
Joe Lynn (6th)
24 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Portland 22, Iona 19, Butler 15, Ole Miss 7, Michigan 4, Furman 4, Cal Poly 4, Duke 3

Dropped Out: No. 24 Butler, No. 27 Michigan, No. 28 Portland



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Northern Arizona111333321
Oklahoma State222444442
BYU444112233
Stanford333221114
Wake Forest91097787125
Wisconsin667669866
Air Force13111111125587
Colorado5558810978
Tulsa666557659
North Carolina161713131018121010
NC StateRVRVRVRV12151811
Syracuse2119201091610912
Gonzaga1618161214RV261513
Washington888232620141714
Notre Dame14131214136131315
OregonRVRVRV262415182116
Harvard1112151920RV222317
Texas272829181823302818
Villanova181618211711111119
Tennessee3029RVRV1517201420
Butler22272624RVRV3021
VirginiaRVRV201913191622
Arkansas1214141621RV222023
Ole Miss192224RVRVRV2924
Montana State242422222521211825
Utah StateRVRVRVRV2324RVRV26
Alabama262525252222162527
Colorado StateRV28282728
Michigan29262727RV29282529
Princeton252021151619172430
Georgetown232317172826RV2231
California Baptist29292525RV
Portland15151928RV1424
Iowa State1099911RV27
CharlotteRV302730
Cal PolyRVRVRV
ProvidenceRVRVRVRV
Eastern KentuckyRV
DukeRV29
Michigan State2830283027
IonaRVRV30RVRV
Furman202123RV
Florida StateRVRVRVRV
Boise StateRVRVRV
KentuckyRV
MinnesotaRV

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/31
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 9: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Mon 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 15: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/18
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 27-30: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 11/1
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 11: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/14
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 19: NCAA Championships - Stillwater, Okla.
FINAL ResultsFri 11/11
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/19
MEN | WOMEN