2022 NCAA DII Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 6
NEW ORLEANS – And just like that, the regular season has concluded.
Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country Regional Rankings for the 2022 season, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday afternoon.
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.
Regional Championships Saturday is set for Saturday, November 19.
Projected AQs: No. 1 Charleston (W.Va.), No. 2 Edinboro, No. 3 Concord
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Davis & Elkins, No. 5 Shippensburg
Projected AQs: No. 1 Missouri Southern, No. 2 East Central (Okla.), No. 3 Neb.-Kearney
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Augustana (S.D.), No. 5 Pittsburg State
Projected AQs: No. 1 Franklin Pierce, No. 2 Southern Connecticut, No. 3 American International
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Roberts Wesleyan, No. 5 Southern New Hampshire
Note: American International soared four spots from No. 8 to No. 3 in Week 6. The Yellow Jackets ran a full squad for the first time this season and beat Southern New Hampshire at the Adelphi Short Course.
Projected AQs: No. 1 Grand Valley State, No. 2 Walsh, No. 3 Illinois-Springfield
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Michigan Tech, No. 5 Saginaw Valley State
Projected AQs: No. 1 Lee (Tenn.), No. 2 Mississippi College, No. 3 Alabama-Huntsville
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Embry-Riddle (Fla.), No. 5 Tampa
Note: Tampa leapfrogged Florida Southern into the No. 5 spot. The Spartans gained two positions from Week 5 after finishing ahead of the Mocs at the UAH DII Festival Year Showcase.
South Central Region
Projected AQs: No. 1 Colorado School of Mines, No. 2 Adams State, No. 3 Western Colorado
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Colorado Christian, No. 5 UC-Colorado Springs
Projected AQs: No. 1 Wingate, No. 2 Augusta, No. 3 Anderson (S.C.)
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 UNC Pembroke, No. 5 Flagler
Projected AQs: No. 1 Chico State, No. 2 Azusa Pacific, No. 3 Western Washington
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Cal Poly Pomona, No. 5 Simon Fraser
Note: Cal Poly Pomona leapfrogged Simon Fraser into the No. 4 position. The Broncos finished 16 points ahead of SFU for fifth-place at the NCAA DII Pre-Nationals.