2022 NCAA DII Women’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 Women’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 Slippery Rock, No. 3 Lock Haven
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Seton Hill, No. 5 Edinboro
Note: Lock Haven leapfrogged Seton Hill in Week 6. The Bald Eagles narrowly edged the Griffins by four points for third place at the Go Fast River Run.
Projected AQs: No. 1 Augustana (S.D.), No. 2 Minnesota Duluth, No. 3 Minnesota State
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Winona State, No. 5 Pittsburg State
Note: Minnesota State improved two spots to No. 3 in Week 6. The Mavericks won the Bob Waxlax Invitational by four points over runner-up Winona State, who fell from No. 3 to No. 4.
Projected AQs: No. 1 Southern New Hampshire, No. 2 Daemen, No. 3 Roberts Wesleyan
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Saint Anselm, No. 5 Southern Connecticut
Projected AQs: No. 1 Grand Valley State, No. 2 Cedarville, No. 3 Lewis
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Wayne State (Mich.), No. 5 Saginaw Valley State
Projected AQs: No. 1 Lee (Tenn.), No. 2 Palm Beach Atlantic, No. 3 Tampa
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Mississippi College, No. 5 Alabama-Huntsville
Note: Head-to-head competition at the UAH DII Festival Year Showcase stirred up this region. Palm Beach Atlantic moved ahead of Tampa into the No. 2 spot after the Sailfish beat the Spartans for sixth-place. Alabama-Huntsville jumped two spots to No. 5 following their win over Saint Leo and Embry-Riddle (Fla.).
South Central Region
Projected AQs: No. 1 Adams State, No. 2 Colorado School of Mines, No. 3 UC-Colorado Springs
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Dallas Baptist, No. 5 Western Colorado
Projected AQs: No. 1 Wingate, No. 2 Flagler, No. 3 North Georgia
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Anderson (S.C.), No. 5 Catawba
Projected AQs: No. 1 Cal State Stanislaus, No. 2 Biola (Calif.), No. 3 Chico State
Also in the Hunt: No. 4 Azusa Pacific, No. 5 Cal State East Bay
Note: Biola (Calif.) and Chico State traded spots in Week 6, while Cal State East Bay climbed into the top-5. The Eagles, Wildcats and Pioneers finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, at the NCAA DII Pre-Nationals. It was also a win for Cal State East Bay over Western Washington, who fell two spots to No. 7.