2022 NCAA DII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

NEW ORLEANS – It’s the calm before the storm.

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

Not much has changed from Week 4 to Week 5.

We’ll start with Chico State leapfrogging Colorado Christian for the No. 12 spot. The Wildcats placed sixth at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational behind strong pack running and their depth to finish 25 ahead of No. 8 Cal State Stanislaus, who was running without their No. 5 runner. Chico State’s runners placed 34-35-37-50-57 with freshmen Della Molina (34th) and Iresh Molina (35th) leading the charge.

Neb.-Kearney improved one spot to No. 21 following their victory at the Platte River Rumble. The Lopers ran to the team title with 50 points, getting their runners across in 5-6-8-14-17. Northwest Missouri, who was previously receiving votes, is now ranked No. 27 for its second top-30 appearance of the season. The Bearcats finished second by 10 points at the Platte River Rumble. Caroline Cunningham was the ultimate low stick as the Bearcats went 1-3-9-21-26. 

We’ll see some great racing among the nation’s top teams at the D2 Pre-Nationals in University Place, Washington and the UAH Invitational in Huntsville, Alabama. Five nationally ranked teams, headlined by No. 3 Colorado School of Mines, will face off at the former,  while No. 7 Cedarville and No. 10 Lee (Tenn.) headline the latter.

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 University Place, Washington!

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

2022 Week 5 - October 19th

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)
231 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 colo-school-of-mines COLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (2)
Chris Siemers (11th)
223 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (3)
RMAC (3)
Corey Kubatzky (8th)
213 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (1)
NSIC (1)
Tracy Hellman (22nd)
209 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 wingate WINGATE
Southeast Region (1)
SAC (1)
Pol Domenech (3rd)
196 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 cedarville CEDARVILLE
Midwest Region (2)
G-MAC (1)
Jeff Bolender (13th)
193 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 stanislaus-state STANISLAUS STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Darren Holman (7th)
185 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 dallas-baptist DALLAS BAPTIST
South Central Region (4)
Lone Star (1)
Jacob Phillips (18th)
178 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC (1)
Caleb Morgan (9th)
171 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (5)
RMAC (4)
Jennifer Michel (16th)
158 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (2)
CCAA (2)
Gary Towne (27th)
153 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 colorado-christian COLORADO CHRISTIAN
South Central Region (6)
RMAC (11)
John Poag (9th)
146 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 minnesota-duluth MINNESOTA DULUTH
Central Region (2)
NSIC (4)
Karly Brautigam (2nd)
136 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 winona-state WINONA STATE
Central Region (3)
NSIC (3)
John Hibshman (3rd)
128 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (3)
GLVC (1)
James Kearney (9th)
120 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (4)
MIAA (1)
Ben Barrows (2nd)
112 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 minnesota-state MINNESOTA STATE
Central Region (5)
NSIC (2)
Jen Blue (23rd)
102 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 wayne-state-mich WAYNE STATE (MICH.)
Midwest Region (4)
GLIAC (2)
Grant Lofdahl (6th)
91 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 biola-calif BIOLA (CALIF.)
West Region (3)
PacWest (1)
Sean Henning (8th)
89 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 csu-pueblo CSU PUEBLO
South Central Region (7)
RMAC (5)
Matt Morris (7th)
76 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
21 neb-kearney NEB.-KEARNEY
Central Region (6)
MIAA (2)
Brady Bonsall (16th)
76 ▲ 1
(LW: 22)
23 azusa-pacific AZUSA PACIFIC
West Region (4)
PacWest (2)
Sean Smith (3rd)
62 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 saginaw-valley-state SAGINAW VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (5)
GLIAC (3)
Rod Cowan (13th)
57 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (8)
Lone Star (2)
Zach Daniel (1st)
50 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
26 michigan-tech MICHIGAN TECH
Midwest Region (6)
GLIAC (4)
Kristina Owen (3rd)
39 ◀▶
(LW: 26)
27 northwest-missouri NORTHWEST MISSOURI
Central Region (7)
MIAA (3)
Wick Cunningham (2nd)
37
(LW: RV)
28 rogers-state ROGERS STATE
Central Region (8)
MIAA (4)
Matt Kennedy (3rd)
23 ▼ 1
(LW: 27)
29 western-washington WESTERN WASHINGTON
West Region (5)
GNAC (1)
Pee Wee Halsell (36th)
14 ▼ 1
(LW: 28)
30 southwest-baptist SOUTHWEST BAPTIST
Midwest Region (7)
GLVC (2)
Corey McElhaney (15th)
8 ▼ 1
(LW: 29)

Also Receiving Votes: Fort Lewis 2, Tampa 1, Walsh 1

Dropped Out: No. 30 Charleston (W.Va.)



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