2022 NCAA DII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – And just like that, the regular season is over.

Time for the postseason.

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

The top-5 teams held steady for a fourth consecutive week: Adams State is the unanimous No. 1, followed by No. 2 Grand Valley State, No. 3 Colorado School of Mines, No. 4 UC-Colorado Springs and No. 5 Augustana (S.D.). Colorado School of Mines bolstered its position as the third-ranked team after a strong showing at the NCAA DII Pre-Nationals this past weekend. The Orediggers rolled to the team title with 37 points, placing their scoring five among the top-15.

The next six spots saw changes in every position: No. 6 Cedarville (up one spot from No. 7), No. 7 Cal State Stanislaus (up one spot from No. 8), No. 8 Dallas Baptist (up one spot from No. 9), No. 9 Western Colorado (up two spots from No. 11), No. 10 Wingate (down four spots from No. 6). The Yellow Jackets recently topped the podium at the UAH DII Festival Year Showcase, scoring 46 points from a 5-8-9-11-13 finish to beat runner-up Wingate by 59 points. The Mountaineers captured runner-up honors at the NCAA DII Pre-Nationals behind Katie Doucette’s second-place finish in the individual race.

Biola (Calif.) and Minnesota State made multiple spot improvements from Week 5 to Week 6, both setting program-bests. The Eagles jumped seven spots to No. 13 after a win over new No. 15 Chico State (down three spots from No. 12) at the NCAA DII Pre-Nationals. The Mavericks climbed two spots to No. 16 following their team title at the Bob Waxlax Invitational by five points, 28-33, over new No. 17 Winona State (down two spots from No. 15).

Three teams that weren’t ranked a week ago can find themselves in the top-30: No. 18 Charleston (W.Va.), No. 29 Cal State East Bay and No. 30 Palm Beach Atlantic. This is the first time in program history the Sailfish have been ranked in the National Coaches’ Poll.

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 6 - October 26th

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)
232 ◀▶
(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)
213 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (1)
NSIC (1)
Tracy Hellman (22nd)
211 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 cedarville CEDARVILLE
Midwest Region (2)
G-MAC (1)
Jeff Bolender (13th)
200 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 stanislaus-state STANISLAUS STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Darren Holman (7th)
189 ▲ 1
(LW: 8)
8 dallas-baptist DALLAS BAPTIST
South Central Region (4)
Lone Star (1)
Jacob Phillips (18th)
182 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (5)
RMAC (4)
Jennifer Michel (16th)
175 ▲ 2
(LW: 11)
10 wingate WINGATE
Southeast Region (1)
SAC (1)
Pol Domenech (3rd)
172 ▼ 4
(LW: 6)
11 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC (1)
Caleb Morgan (9th)
162 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 colorado-christian COLORADO CHRISTIAN
South Central Region (6)
RMAC (11)
John Poag (9th)
150 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 biola-calif BIOLA (CALIF.)
West Region (2)
PacWest (1)
Sean Henning (8th)
140 ▲ 7
(LW: 20)
14 minnesota-duluth MINNESOTA DULUTH
Central Region (2)
NSIC (4)
Karly Brautigam (2nd)
135 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (3)
CCAA (2)
Gary Towne (27th)
130 ▼ 3
(LW: 12)
16 minnesota-state MINNESOTA STATE
Central Region (3)
NSIC (2)
Jen Blue (23rd)
113 ▲ 2
(LW: 18)
17 winona-state WINONA STATE
Central Region (4)
NSIC (3)
John Hibshman (3rd)
111 ▼ 2
(LW: 15)
18 charleston-w-va CHARLESTON (W.VA.)
Atlantic Region (1)
Mountain East (1)
Nick Bias (9th)
110 NR
19 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (3)
GLVC (1)
James Kearney (9th)
94 ▼ 3
(LW: 16)
20 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (5)
MIAA (1)
Ben Barrows (2nd)
87 ▼ 3
(LW: 17)
21 wayne-state-mich WAYNE STATE (MICH.)
Midwest Region (4)
GLIAC (2)
Grant Lofdahl (6th)
81 ▼ 2
(LW: 19)
22 csu-pueblo CSU PUEBLO
South Central Region (7)
RMAC (5)
Matt Morris (7th)
72 ▼ 1
(LW: 21)
23 neb-kearney NEB.-KEARNEY
Central Region (6)
MIAA (2)
Brady Bonsall (16th)
67 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 azusa-pacific AZUSA PACIFIC
West Region (4)
PacWest (2)
Sean Smith (3rd)
54 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 saginaw-valley-state SAGINAW VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (5)
GLIAC (3)
Rod Cowan (13th)
49 ▼ 1
(LW: 24)
26 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (8)
Lone Star (2)
Zach Daniel (1st)
39 ▼ 1
(LW: 25)
27 michigan-tech MICHIGAN TECH
Midwest Region (6)
GLIAC (4)
Kristina Owen (3rd)
32 ▼ 1
(LW: 26)
28 northwest-missouri NORTHWEST MISSOURI
Central Region (7)
MIAA (3)
Wick Cunningham (2nd)
24 ▼ 1
(LW: 27)
29 cal-state-east-bay CAL STATE EAST BAY
West Region (5)
CCAA (3)
Jordan Rodriguez (1st)
18 NR
30 palm-beach-atlantic PALM BEACH ATLANTIC
South Region (2)
Sunshine (1)
Wesley Penberthy (2nd)
10 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Westminster (Utah) 3, Tampa 1

Dropped Out: No. 28 Rogers State, No. 29 Western Washington, No. 30 Southwest Baptist



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
Seton HillRV
Southern New HampshireRV
FindlayRV
Mississippi CollegeRVRV
Saint LeoRVRV
Cal State San Marcos27RV
AlaskaRV
AlfredRV
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