2022 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – What a weekend!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings for the 2022 season, as released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Regional Rankings are determined subjectively by a single member coach in each respective region. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning teams’ strength with current season results (if applicable) in determining a rank-order of squad potential. Only USTFCCCA member programs are eligible to receive a ranking. Teams with provisional status within the region may be ranked.

Remember that Regional Championships Friday is set for November 11. That’s the last stop on the #RunToStillwater, as we’ll know which teams get to compete at the 2022 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 19.

Great Lakes Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 2 Ohio State

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Toledo, No. 4 Wisconsin, No. 5 MIchigan State

Note: Ohio State improved from No. 4 to No. 2 after winning the Arturo Barrios Invitational. Toledo soared to No. 3 and Wisconsin improved to No. 4 following their 12th and 14th finishes, respectively, at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational, finishing ahead of new No. 5 Michigan State (18th) and new No. 6 Michigan (21st).

Mid-Atlantic Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Georgetown, No. 2 West Virginia

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Penn State, No. 4 Villanova, No. 5 Princeton

Note: West Virginia and Penn State each gained one spot in Week 5. The Mountaineers and Nittany Lions placed first and second, respectively, at the Penn State National Open.

Midwest Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Oklahoma State, No, 2 Northwestern

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Illinois, No. 4 Iowa State, No. 5 Bradley

Note: Northwestern continued to climb the regional leaderboard, this time coming in at No. 2. The Wildcats beat new No. 3 Illinois, 68-84, at the Bradley Pink Classic.

Mountain Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 New Mexico, No. 2 Northern Arizona

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 BYU, No. 4 Utah, No. 5 Colorado

Northeast Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Syracuse, No. 2 Providence

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Harvard, No. 4 Northeastern, No. 5 Connecticut.

South Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Florida State

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Lipscomb, No. 4 Ole Miss, No. 5 Florida

South Central Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Arkansas, No. 2 Texas A&M

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Texas, No. 4 LSU, No. 5 Rice

Southeast Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 NC State, No. 2 North Carolina

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Virginia, No. 4 Furman, No. 5 Liberty

West Region

Projected AQs: No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Oregon

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 California Baptist, No. 4 Washington, No. 5 Oregon State

Note: Oregon jumped to No. 2 in Week 5. The Ducks placed 11th at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational and finished ahead of new No. 4 Washington, who finished 16th in Wisconsin.

NCAA Division I
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA Regional Coaches' Rankings

2022 Week #5 - October 17th

About this Product
The USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Coaches’ Rankings are determined subjectively by a single member coach in each respective region. The regional representative is tasked with weighing returning teams’ strength with current season results (if applicable) in determining a rank-order of squad potential. Only USTFCCCA member programs are eligible to receive a ranking. Teams with provisional status within the region may be ranked.

Great Lakes Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1notre-dameNOTRE DAME
ACC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2ohio-stateOHIO STATE
Big Ten (4)
 ▲2
(LW: 4)
3toledoTOLEDO
Mid-American (1)
 ▲3
(LW: 6)
4wisconsinWISCONSIN
Big Ten (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5michigan-stateMICHIGAN STATE
Big Ten (1)
 ▼3
(LW: 2)
6michiganMICHIGAN
Big Ten (2)
 ▼3
(LW: 3)
7indianaINDIANA
Big Ten (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8purduePURDUE
Big Ten (11)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9butlerBUTLER
Big East (5)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10miami-ohioMIAMI (OHIO)
Mid-American (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11ohioOHIO
Mid-American (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12cincinnatiCINCINNATI
American (3)
 ▲3
(LW: 15)
13daytonDAYTON
Atlantic 10 (5)
 NR
14bowling-greenBOWLING GREEN
Mid-American (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15central-michiganCENTRAL MICHIGAN
Mid-American (7)
 ▼3
(LW: 12)

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1georgetownGEORGETOWN
Big East (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2west-virginiaWEST VIRGINIA
Big 12 (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3penn-statePENN STATE
Big Ten (6)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4villanovaVILLANOVA
Big East (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
5princetonPRINCETON
Ivy League (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6pennPENN
Ivy League (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7navyNAVY
Patriot (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8la-salleLA SALLE
Atlantic 10 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9rutgersRUTGERS
Big Ten (12)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10marylandMARYLAND
Big Ten (13)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11bucknellBUCKNELL
Patriot (5)
 ▲4
(LW: 15)
12george-washingtonGEORGE WASHINGTON
Atlantic 10 (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13pittsburghPITTSBURGH
ACC (13)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14delawareDELAWARE
Colonial (5)
 NR
15lehighLEHIGH
Patriot (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1oklahoma-stateOKLAHOMA STATE
Big 12 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2northwesternNORTHWESTERN
Big Ten (5)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3illinoisILLINOIS
Big Ten (9)
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4iowa-stateIOWA STATE
Big 12 (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5bradleyBRADLEY
Missouri Valley (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6minnesotaMINNESOTA
Big Ten (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7nebraskaNEBRASKA
Big Ten (10)
 ▲3
(LW: 10)
8tulsaTULSA
American (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9missouriMISSOURI
SEC (11)
 ▲3
(LW: 12)
10north-dakota-stateNORTH DAKOTA STATE
Summit League (1)
 ▲5
(LW: 15)
11loyola-chicagoLOYOLA-CHICAGO
Atlantic 10 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12iowaIOWA
Big Ten (14)
 ▲1
(LW: 13)
13kansas-stateKANSAS STATE
Big 12 (7)
 ▼4
(LW: 9)
14oklahomaOKLAHOMA
Big 12 (5)
 ▼6
(LW: 8)
15south-dakota-stateSOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Summit League (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 14)

Mountain Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1new-mexicoNEW MEXICO
Mountain West (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2northern-arizonaNORTHERN ARIZONA
Big Sky (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3byuBYU
WCC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4utahUTAH
Pac-12 (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5coloradoCOLORADO
Pac-12 (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6colorado-stateCOLORADO STATE
Mountain West (2)
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7utah-valleyUTAH VALLEY
WAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8air-forceAIR FORCE
Mountain West (6)
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9wyomingWYOMING
Mountain West (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10utah-stateUTAH STATE
Mountain West (3)
 ▼4
(LW: 6)
11southern-utahSOUTHERN UTAH
WAC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12montana-stateMONTANA STATE
Big Sky (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13weber-stateWEBER STATE
Big Sky (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14new-mexico-stateNEW MEXICO STATE
WAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15nevadaNEVADA
Mountain West (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

Northeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1syracuseSYRACUSE
ACC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2providencePROVIDENCE
Big East (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3harvardHARVARD
Ivy League (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4northeasternNORTHEASTERN
Colonial (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5connecticutCONNECTICUT
Big East (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6dartmouthDARTMOUTH
Ivy League (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7stony-brookSTONY BROOK
Colonial (3)
 ▲6
(LW: 13)
8army-west-pointARMY WEST POINT
Patriot (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9columbiaCOLUMBIA
Ivy League (4)
 ▲5
(LW: 14)
10boston-universityBOSTON UNIVERSITY
Patriot (3)
 ▼3
(LW: 7)
11binghamtonBINGHAMTON
America East (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12quinnipiacQUINNIPIAC
Metro Atlantic (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13new-hampshireNEW HAMPSHIRE
America East (3)
 NR
14boston-collegeBOSTON COLLEGE
ACC (11)
 ▼5
(LW: 9)
15cornellCORNELL
Ivy League (7)
 NR

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1alabamaALABAMA
SEC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2florida-stateFLORIDA STATE
ACC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3lipscombLIPSCOMB
ASUN (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4ole-missOLE MISS
SEC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5floridaFLORIDA
SEC (5)
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6georgia-techGEORGIA TECH
ACC (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7vanderbiltVANDERBILT
SEC (9)
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8auburnAUBURN
SEC (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9tennesseeTENNESSEE
SEC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10kennesaw-stateKENNESAW STATE
ASUN (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11middle-tennesseeMIDDLE TENNESSEE
Conference USA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12samfordSAMFORD
SoCon (2)
 ▲2
(LW: 14)
13southern-missSOUTHERN MISS
Sun Belt (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14ucfUCF
American (8)
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15miami-flaMIAMI (FLA.)
ACC (12)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

South Central Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1arkansasARKANSAS
SEC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2texas-amTEXAS A&M
SEC (8)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3texasTEXAS
Big 12 (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4lsuLSU
SEC (7)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5smuSMU
American (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6baylorBAYLOR
Big 12 (6)
 ▲4
(LW: 10)
7riceRICE
Conference USA (3)
 ▼2
(LW: 5)
8new-orleansNEW ORLEANS
Southland (1)
 ▲3
(LW: 11)
9arkansas-stateARKANSAS STATE
Sun Belt (2)
 ▲3
(LW: 12)
10abilene-christianABILENE CHRISTIAN
WAC (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)
11tulaneTULANE
American (4)
 ▼3
(LW: 8)
12houstonHOUSTON
American (7)
 NR
13stephen-f-austinSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN
WAC (7)
 ▲1
(LW: 14)
14lamarLAMAR
Southland (2)
 NR
15incarnate-wordINCARNATE WORD
Southland (3)
 ▼2
(LW: 13)

Southeast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1nc-stateNC STATE
ACC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2north-carolinaNORTH CAROLINA
ACC (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3virginiaVIRGINIA
ACC (3)
 ▲3
(LW: 6)
4furmanFURMAN
SoCon (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5libertyLIBERTY
ASUN (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6kentuckyKENTUCKY
SEC (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7virginia-techVIRGINIA TECH
ACC (8)
 ▲5
(LW: 12)
8elonELON
Colonial (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 7)
9wake-forestWAKE FOREST
ACC (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10dukeDUKE
ACC (7)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)
11charlotteCHARLOTTE
Conference USA (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 10)
12high-pointHIGH POINT
Big South (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 11)
13richmondRICHMOND
Atlantic 10 (6)
 NR
14william-maryWILLIAM & MARY
Colonial (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15eastern-kentuckyEASTERN KENTUCKY
ASUN (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1stanfordSTANFORD
Pac-12 (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2oregonOREGON
Pac-12 (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3california-baptistCALIFORNIA BAPTIST
WAC (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4washingtonWASHINGTON
Pac-12 (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 2)
5oregon-stateOREGON STATE
Pac-12 (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6boise-stateBOISE STATE
Mountain West (5)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7san-franciscoSAN FRANCISCO
WCC (2)
 ▲2
(LW: 9)
8uc-davisUC DAVIS
Big West (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9washington-stateWASHINGTON STATE
Pac-12 (7)
 ▲2
(LW: 11)
10cal-state-fullertonCAL STATE FULLERTON
Big West (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11portlandPORTLAND
WCC (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 12)
12portland-statePORTLAND STATE
Big Sky (4)
 NR
13arizonaARIZONA
Pac-12 (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14santa-claraSANTA CLARA
WCC (5)
 NR
15cal-polyCAL POLY
Big West (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 14)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
Great Lakes (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Notre Dame11111111
Ohio State55444262
Michigan22233643
Michigan State44522534
Wisconsin33355455
Toledo66666326
Indiana77777777
Butler888989108
Purdue99989899
Ohio131110101111810
Miami (Ohio)1010111110101311
Cincinnati1115121112
Western Michigan14151413
Dayton141515131514
Eastern Michigan1313141215
Milwaukee1516
Central Michigan121212121517
Bowling Green12131418
Xavier19
Oakland13141420
Youngstown State21
Ball State22
Kent State23
Akron24
Marquette25
IUPUI26
Indiana State27
Green Bay28
Wright State29
Detroit Mercy30
Valparaiso31
Mid-Atlantic (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Georgetown11111111
West Virginia24443222
Penn67776663
Princeton53335554
Penn State32224335
Villanova45552446
Navy86667777
Rutgers101010109998
La Salle98888889
Pittsburgh14151513131510
George Washington799911121111
Bucknell151515111312
Marshall13
Maryland1111111110101014
Lehigh141414151215
Delaware13121212141416
Monmouth1217
Duquesne18
Rider19
Saint Joseph's20
Lafayette21
American22
Seton Hall23
Saint Francis (Pa.)24
Howard25
Robert Morris26
Temple1413131312
Midwest (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Oklahoma State11111111
Northwestern44443222
Bradley66665543
Iowa State32334434
Minnesota55556655
Illinois23222366
Tulsa88777877
Loyola-Chicago9999111188
Missouri10121415129129
South Dakota State1310111114151510
Nebraska11131010107911
North Dakota State1215101012
Oklahoma8141113
Iowa14141513121314
Drake121315
DePaul16
Illinois State17
Kansas State77889131418
Kansas1211131419
Wichita State20
Southern Illinois21
South Dakota151522
North Dakota23
Eastern Illinois24
Northern Iowa25
Kansas City26
Illinois Chicago27
Omaha28
Missouri State29
Creighton30
Southeast Missouri31
Saint Louis32
SIUE33
Mountain (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
New Mexico111111
Utah55424452
Northern Arizona661112223
Colorado State44358664
Colorado22145545
BYU33233336
Utah Valley77567777
Utah State8861261088
Air Force998108109
Wyoming12107799910
Weber State1011101113131211
Montana State151491012121112
Southern Utah14158911111413
Nevada1113121315151514
New Mexico State131214141315
Northern Colorado141516
Idaho State131417
Texas Tech18
Montana1519
Northeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Providence11112211
Syracuse33321122
Columbia109101014963
Harvard22233334
Northeastern13111255455
Dartmouth555666126
Connecticut44444547
UMass Lowell88
Yale1113151511149
Stony Brook66671371110
Binghamton9910111311
Quinnipiac1210111212121012
Army West Point1514141488713
Cornell9121313151514
Boston University7778710915
Boston College8881191416
Iona17
Siena1518
Albany19
Brown20
UMass21
New Hampshire1415131522
Central Connecticut State23
LIU24
Marist25
Bryant26
Canisius27
Hofstra28
Rhode Island29
Holy Cross30
Vermont31
Maine32
Fordham33
Colgate34
Fairfield35
Niagara36
Sacred Heart37
South (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Alabama21111111
Florida State33332222
Ole Miss12224433
Lipscomb77773344
Tennessee44449975
Georgia Tech99886666
Florida55557557
Southern Miss111112121213148
Middle Tennessee8810101111129
Vanderbilt666657910
Auburn101099881011
Samford151514121312
Kennesaw State141511111010813
Belmont14
ETSU1515
Miami (Fla.)1314141415151116
UCF15131313131417
North Florida18
Georgia121219
Stetson20
Mississippi State21
UAB22
Florida International23
Memphis24
Florida Atlantic25
Chattanooga26
North Alabama27
Tennessee Tech28
Mercer29
UT Martin30
USF31
Georgia Southern32
South Central (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Arkansas11111111
Texas33222322
LSU86544433
Texas A&M44333244
SMU75456555
New Orleans1089911866
Arkansas State610101012977
Baylor12141414106108
Rice22885789
Tulane5766811910
TCU977711
Houston1515151212
Abilene Christian91212129101113
Incarnate Word1111111113151314
Lamar141215
ULM16
Stephen F. Austin131314131417
UTSA1318
Louisiana19
Nicholls20
UTRGV21
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi22
Houston Christian1323
McNeese State141524
Little Rock1525
Central Arkansas26
North Texas27
UT Arlington15
Southeast (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
NC State11111111
North Carolina22222232
Virginia77856323
Furman33443444
Duke1011101081095
Kentucky44334656
Elon1110677877
Wake Forest669999118
Liberty55565569
Virginia Tech9911111271010
High Point14121211121211
Eastern Kentucky121315151512
Charlotte88781011813
William & Mary141413141414
George Mason141315
South Carolina16
Richmond151213131317
Clemson151518
James Madison1419
Charleston Southern20
College Of Charleston21
Louisville22
East Carolina23
Radford131524
Coastal Carolina25
Appalachian State26
Western Carolina27
Northern Kentucky28
UNCG29
Murray State30
Morehead State31
Longwood32
West (NCAA DI)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6FINAL
Stanford11111121
Oregon33333212
Washington22222443
Oregon State55555554
California Baptist66644335
Boise State99997666
Gonzaga44466117
San Francisco87779778
Portland78812121199
Idaho11141010
Cal Poly1215151414151311
Washington State15121211119812
UCLA1213
UC Irvine15151514
UC Davis10101088815
Portland State1311111216
UC Santa Barbara17
Santa Clara141418
St. Mary's (Calif.)19
Arizona1413131320
Grand Canyon21
Cal State Fullerton14131310101022
California23
Eastern Washington24
Long Beach State25
San Diego State26
Arizona State27
UC Riverside28
Sacramento State29
Hawai'i30
San Diego31
Loyola Marymount32
Pepperdine33
CSUN34
UNLV35

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