2022 NCAA DII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – It’s time to flip the calendar to October.

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll for the 2022 season, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday. Remember that this poll is conducted by counting votes from eight member coaches – one from each of the division’s eight regions – who also do the Regional Rankings.

NCAA Division II — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Adams State
Grand Valley State
Colo. School of Mines
UC-Colorado Springs
Augustana (S.D.)
1
Adams State
2
Grand Valley State
3
Colo. School of Mines
4
UC-Colorado Springs
5
Augustana (S.D.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Adams State is the top-ranked team for the fourth-straight week, followed by No. 2 Grand Valley State, No. 3 Colorado School of Mines, No. 4 UC-Colorado Springs (up one spot), No. 5 Augustana (S.D.) (down one spot), No. 6 Wingate (up one spot), No. 7 Cedarville (down one spot), No. 8 Cal State Stanislaus, No. 9 Dallas Baptist (up 18 spots) and No. 10 Lee (Tenn.).

Adams State and Colorado School of Mines ran their B-squads at the Ted Castaneda Classic. The Grizzlies topped the field with 44 points and picked up an individual win from Franziska Althaus.

The Live in Lou Classic Women’s 5k CC Gold Race featured Grand Valley State, UC-Colorado Springs, Cedarville and Lee (Tenn.) and finished in that order. The Lakers and Mountain Lions placed third and fourth, respectively, behind NCAA DI No. 24 Furman and West Virginia. The Yellow Jackets finished in 10th with the Flames right behind in 11th.

Wingate saw their stock rise following their performance in the Women’s 6k College Gold Race at the Paul Short Run. The Bulldogs had an impressive 28 second gap among their top-5 runners on Lehigh University’s hilly course.

Dallas Baptist made the biggest improvement in Week 4 with their 18 spot jump. The Patriots, who are back in the top-10 for the first time since 2018, finished third at the Chile Pepper Festival behind NCAA DI No. 14 Arkansas and Southern Miss. Madison Brown placed 10th overall in a new PR of 16:47.5 on the 5k grass circuit.

Further down the leaderboard, four teams improved their billing from a week ago: Winona State went from No. 17 to No. 16; Western Washington went from No. 19 to No. 18; Wayne State (Mich.) jumped from No. 20 to No. 19; Biola (Calif.) went from No. 22 to No. 21.

Two new teams joined the National Coaches’ Poll in Week 3: No. 22 Neb.-Kearney and No. 30 Charleston (W.Va.). This is the first time in program history the Golden Eagles have been ranked in the top-30 nationally. Charleston (W.Va.) placed sixth overall at the Chile Pepper Festival and finished second among DII schools behind Dallas Baptist.

Mark your calendars for Friday, December 2, as the 2022 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships will take place at Chambers Bay Golf Club in Tacoma, Washington!

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

2022 Week 3 - October 5th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (1)
Damon Martin (35th)
240
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (24th)
230 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 colo-school-of-mines COLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (2)
Chris Siemers (11th)
224 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (3)
RMAC (3)
Corey Kubatzky (8th)
212 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (1)
NSIC (1)
Tracy Hellman (22nd)
210 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 wingate WINGATE
Southeast Region (1)
SAC (1)
Pol Domenech (3rd)
198 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 cedarville CEDARVILLE
Midwest Region (2)
G-MAC (1)
Jeff Bolender (13th)
190 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 stanislaus-state STANISLAUS STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Darren Holman (7th)
189 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 dallas-baptist DALLAS BAPTIST
South Central Region (4)
Lone Star (1)
Jacob Phillips (18th)
174 ▲ 18
(LW: 27)
10 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC (1)
Caleb Morgan (9th)
169 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (5)
RMAC (4)
Jennifer Michel (16th)
157 ▼ 2
(LW: 9)
12 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (2)
CCAA (2)
Gary Towne (27th)
156 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 minnesota-duluth MINNESOTA DULUTH
Central Region (2)
NSIC (4)
Karly Brautigam (2nd)
144 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 colorado-christian COLORADO CHRISTIAN
South Central Region (6)
RMAC (11)
John Poag (9th)
136 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (3)
GLVC (1)
James Kearney (9th)
122 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 winona-state WINONA STATE
Central Region (3)
NSIC (3)
John Hibshman (3rd)
120 ▲ 1
(LW: 17)
17 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (4)
MIAA (1)
Ben Barrows (2nd)
111 ▼ 3
(LW: 14)
18 western-washington WESTERN WASHINGTON
West Region (3)
GNAC (1)
Pee Wee Halsell (36th)
108 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 wayne-state-mich WAYNE STATE (MICH.)
Midwest Region (4)
GLIAC (2)
Grant Lofdahl (6th)
85 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 csu-pueblo CSU PUEBLO
South Central Region (7)
RMAC (5)
Matt Morris (7th)
84 ▼ 4
(LW: 16)
21 biola-calif BIOLA (CALIF.)
West Region (4)
PacWest (1)
Sean Henning (8th)
81 ▲ 1
(LW: 22)
22 neb-kearney NEB.-KEARNEY
Central Region (5)
MIAA (2)
Brady Bonsall (16th)
75 NR
23 southwest-baptist SOUTHWEST BAPTIST
Midwest Region (5)
GLVC (2)
Corey McElhaney (15th)
71 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 azusa-pacific AZUSA PACIFIC
West Region (5)
PacWest (2)
Sean Smith (3rd)
57 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (8)
Lone Star (2)
Zach Daniel (1st)
46 ▼ 2
(LW: 23)
26 saginaw-valley-state SAGINAW VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (6)
GLIAC (3)
Rod Cowan (13th)
39 ◀▶
(LW: 26)
27 rogers-state ROGERS STATE
Central Region (6)
MIAA (4)
Matt Kennedy (3rd)
32 ▼ 2
(LW: 25)
28 simon-fraser SIMON FRASER
West Region (6)
GNAC (3)
Brit Townsend (23rd)
24 ◀▶
(LW: 28)
29 michigan-tech MICHIGAN TECH
Midwest Region (7)
GLIAC (4)
Kristina Owen (3rd)
16 ◀▶
(LW: 29)
30 charleston-w-va CHARLESTON (W.VA.)
Atlantic Region (1)
Mountain East (1)
Nick Bias (9th)
11
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Northwest Missouri 4, Walsh 3, Hillsdale 1, Tampa 1

Dropped Out: No. 18 Hillsdale, No. 30 Northwest Missouri



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8
Adams State111111111
Grand Valley State222222222
Colo. School of Mines453333333
UC-Colorado Springs545444444
Augustana (S.D.)334555555
Cedarville1286777666
Stanislaus State11128888787
Wingate6676661098
CSU Pueblo23181620212122169
Lee (Tenn.)101010101010111110
Chico State171711121312151311
Western Colorado77911111191012
Pittsburg State3014171717201513
Biola (Calif.)212422212020131214
Minnesota State25261818161415
West Texas A&M292123252525262416
Charleston (W.Va.)RV3030181717
Wayne State (Mich.)242220191919212118
Neb.-KearneyRV222221232319
Colorado Christian141313141213121820
Winona State262717161515171921
Minnesota Duluth151612131414142022
Dallas Baptist1925279998723
Northwest Missouri30RVRV27282724
Saginaw Valley State81126262424252525
Palm Beach Atlantic303026
Southwest Baptist21232930RV27
Rogers State252727282928
TampaRVRVRVRVRV29
Azusa PacificRV2824242323242630
Lewis1819151516161922RV
Hillsdale161518RV28RV
Michigan Tech2929262627RV
Edinboro2829RV
Anderson (S.C.)RVRVRV
Cal Poly PomonaRV
CatawbaRV
Cal State East Bay29RV
Westminster (Utah)RVRVRV
Western Washington202019182829
Walsh2223RVRVRVRV
Fort LewisRV
Simon Fraser992828
U-Mary1314RV
FindlayRV
Seton HillRV
Southern New HampshireRV
Saint LeoRVRV
Mississippi CollegeRVRV
Cal State San Marcos27RV
AlfredRV
AlaskaRV
Academy of Art30

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/14
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 15: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Tue 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/28
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/12
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/18
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/25
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/26
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 4-6: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/8
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/9
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Wed 11/23
MEN | WOMEN
Dec. 2: NCAA Champs - Seattle, Wash.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/19
MEN | WOMEN
Fri 12/2