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

NEW ORLEANS – The season is heating up and the #RunToStillwater continues!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division I Women’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 — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
NC State
New Mexico
Oklahoma State
Northern Arizona
BYU
1
NC State
2
New Mexico
3
Oklahoma State
4
Northern Arizona
5
BYU
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

All of the same faces make up the National Coaches’ Poll, but five teams have found new homes. NC State continued to reel in all 11 first-place votes to maintain its position as the top-ranked team, followed by new No. 2 New Mexico (up one spot), new No. 3 Oklahoma State (down one spot), No. 4 Northern Arizona, No. 5 BYU, new No. 6 Alabama (up four spots), No. 7 Colorado, new No. 8 Stanford (down two spots), No. 9 Washington and new No. 10 Notre Dame (down two spots).

The Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational set the stage for a showdown among four of the nation’s top teams. NC State showed why they are the top ranked team in the National Coaches’ Poll and romped to the team title with 55 points. The Wolfpack was paced by Katelyn Tuohy’s individual crown and placed four runners in the top-12. New Mexico, who opened up the season with their top runners, captured runner-up honors and held off a tough Alabama team, 68-70. The Crimson Tide, previously ranked No. 10, came in third and topped former No. 8 Notre Dame by 74 points.

North Carolina and Georgetown both climbed the leaderboard following strong performances at the Paul Short Run. The Tarheels improved one spot from No. 11 to No. 10 after capturing the team title in the Women’s College Gold 6k, with the Hoyas jumping five spots from No. 18 to No. 13 following their second-place finish to UNC.

Two other teams jumped multiple spots in Week 4: Michigan State went from No. 19 to No. 17; California Baptist went from No. 21 to No. 19. Both teams were idle this past weekend and improved based on their efforts at the Roy Griak Invitational.

There are three new faces to the National Coaches’ Poll this week. Utah State, who was previously not ranked, moved to No. 23 after beating former No. 16 Utah Valley and Villanova at the Paul Short Run. Florida State and Furman both moved from the Land of Receiving Votes. The Seminoles ran to a fifth-place finish at the Joe Piane Invitational, while the Paladins were victorious at the Live in Lou Classic.

Mark your calendars for November 19, as that’s when the 2022 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships will be held at the OSU Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Don’t forget that the championship races will be broadcast commercial-free once again on ESPNU.

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

2022 Week 4 - October 4th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
Laurie Henes (17th)
330
(11 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (1)
Mountain West (1)
Joe Franklin (16th)
314 ▲ 1
(LW: 3)
3 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12 (1)
Dave Smith (14th)
312 ▼ 1
(LW: 2)
4 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (2)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (6th)
272 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 byu BYU
Mountain Region (3)
WCC (1)
Diljeet Taylor (7th)
267 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (1)
SEC (1)
Dan Waters (12th)
262 ▲ 4
(LW: 10)
7 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (5)
Pac-12 (1)
Mark Wetmore (28th)
253 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 stanford STANFORD
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (4)
J.J. Clark (4th)
250 ▼ 2
(LW: 6)
9 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (2)
Pac-12 (5)
Maurica Powell (5th)
220 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (1)
ACC (2)
Matt Sparks (5th)
218 ▼ 2
(LW: 8)
11 north-carolina NORTH CAROLINA
Southeast Region (2)
ACC (4)
Dylan Sorensen (2nd)
214 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 utah UTAH
Mountain Region (4)
Pac-12 (2)
Kyle Kepler (18th)
213 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East (1)
Mitchell Baker (3rd)
185 ▲ 5
(LW: 18)
14 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (2)
Lance Harter (33rd)
174 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (1)
ACC (6)
Brien Bell (5th)
168 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 providence PROVIDENCE
Northeast Region (2)
Big East (2)
Ray Treacy (39th)
146 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (2)
Big Ten (1)
Lisa Breznau (3rd)
125 ▲ 2
(LW: 19)
18 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (2)
Mike McGuire (31st)
124 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 california-baptist CALIFORNIA BAPTIST
West Region (4)
WAC (1)
Adam Tribble (5th)
121 ▲ 2
(LW: 21)
19 utah-valley UTAH VALLEY
Mountain Region (7)
WAC (2)
Scott Houle (19th)
121 ▼ 3
(LW: 16)
21 oregon OREGON
West Region (3)
Pac-12 (3)
Jerry Schumacher (1st)
118 ▲ 1
(LW: 22)
22 colorado-state COLORADO STATE
Mountain Region (8)
Mountain West (2)
Andrew Epperson (1st)
114 ▼ 2
(LW: 20)
23 utah-state UTAH STATE
Mountain Region (6)
Mountain West (3)
Artie Gulden (6th)
113 NR
24 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region (2)
ACC (5)
Bob Braman (9th)
55
(LW: RV)
24 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (3)
SoCon (1)
Robert Gary (11th)
55
(LW: RV)
24 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten (4)
Sara Mason Vergote (1st)
55 ▲ 1
(LW: 25)
27 kentucky KENTUCKY
Southeast Region (4)
SEC (4)
Lonnie Greene (5th)
53 ▼ 4
(LW: 23)
28 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (5)
Big Ten (3)
Mick Byrne (5th)
48 ▼ 2
(LW: 26)
29 illinois ILLINOIS
Midwest Region (2)
Big Ten (9)
Sarah Haveman (5th)
45 ▼ 1
(LW: 28)
30 harvard HARVARD
Northeast Region (3)
Ivy League (1)
Alex Gibby (6th)
42 ▼ 6
(LW: 24)

Also Receiving Votes: Liberty 32, Oregon State 30, Gonzaga 16, West Virginia 15, Villanova 12, Toledo 10, Ole Miss 6, Boise State 3, Minnesota 3, Texas 1

Dropped Out: No. 27 Oregon State, No. 29 Ole Miss, No. 30 Gonzaga



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
NC State111111111
New Mexico222322222
Alabama1210101067753
Oklahoma State443233334
North Carolina1413111211815135
Northern Arizona222122444466
Notre Dame6688106547
BYU7775556108
VirginiaRV2512169
Georgetown171918181312131410
Colorado333771181111
Utah1818191112109712
Stanford55568911813
Oregon19171622211210914
Ohio StateRVRV25252422251715
Providence151515151618181816
Washington8869919161517
Florida State30RVRVRV24RV242618
Wisconsin111213262817222319
Michigan State212223191723192020
Arkansas999131421232121
Michigan101112171826211922
SyracuseRVRVRV141515262823
Oregon State25262427RV30RV2324
Colorado State131414202220201225
Utah Valley272927161924272726
West Virginia2425RVRVRV28292927
ToledoRVRVRVRVRV16172528
California BaptistRVRV29211914142229
NorthwesternRV29303030
TexasRVRVRVRVRV31
FurmanRV28RVRV242728RV
Utah StateRVRVRV23RVRVRV
Ole Miss16161729RVRVRVRV
LipscombRVRV
BradleyRV
Boise StateRVRVRV
WyomingRVRVRV
Air ForceRVRVRV
Harvard2020202430RV
DukeRV
KentuckyRVRV292327RV
Illinois2827282829RV
IndianaRVRVRV
San FranciscoRVRVRV
Gonzaga23232130RV
Minnesota2929RVRVRV
VillanovaRVRVRVRVRV
LibertyRVRV
Iowa State262426RV
Penn StateRVRVRVRV
ButlerRVRVRV
RiceRVRV
TennesseeRV

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