2022 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – Welcome to October!

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

NCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Pomona-Pitzer
MIT
Wartburg
North Central (Ill.)
UW-La Crosse
1
Pomona-Pitzer
2
MIT
3
Wartburg
4
North Central (Ill.)
5
UW-La Crosse
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Only four teams remained in place between Week 3 and Week 4 in the National Coaches’ Poll: No. 1 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 2 MIT, No. 17 St. Olaf and No. 23 Bates. Otherwise, big changes dotted the national rankings after a massive weekend.

For starters, there would be no reason to move the Engineers from No. 2 behind the unanimous two-time defending champion Sagehens after what they did at the NCAA DIII National Preview Meet in East Lansing, Michigan. MIT crushed a stacked field that featured three other teams in the national top-10 from Week 3: North Central (Ill.), which finished runner-up to the Engineers, moved up one spot to No. 4; third-place UW-La Crosse, which dropped two spots to No. 5; and UW-Whitewater, which also dropped two spots down to No. 10.

Teams who stood out at the Paul Short Run saw their stock soar in Week 4: RPI went from No. 10 to No. 6 after finishing a game 25th in the ultra-competitive Men’s College Gold 8k ahead of Johns Hopkins and John Carroll; Carnegie Mellon went from No. 13 to No. 8 after winning the Men’s College Brown 8k with a 35-second spread between its top-5 athletes; Emory flew from No. 21 to No. 11 after a runner-up effort to the Tartans; and Haverford went from No. 19 to No. 13 with a third-place finish behind both RPI and Emory.

Over at the NCAA DIII National Preview Meet, George Fox, Loras and Wilmington (Ohio) ran above expectations and were rewarded justly: the Bruins took fifth in Michigan and ascended from No. 28 to No. 16; the Duhawks finished right behind GFU and improved four spots from No. 22 to No. 18; the Quakers ended up eighth ahead of several top-35 programs and joined the National Coaches’ Poll for the first time in program history.

Don’t forget about Case Western Reserve, either. The Spartans jumped 12 spots from No. 34 to No. 22 after beating former No. 18 SUNY Geneseo at the Mike Woods Invitational. It was a close race for the team title, but CWR put three in the top-10 and held off the Knights, 62-68.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 19, because that’s when the 2022 NCAA DIII Cross Country Championships will be held at the Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Michigan. Top athletes and teams from the 2022 season will take the course at noon ET.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III
Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2022 Week 4 - October 5th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
Kyle Flores (2nd)
350
(10 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 mit MIT
East Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Riley Macon (1st)
340 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 wartburg WARTBURG
Midwest Region (1)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (7th)
330 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (2)
CCIW (1)
Matt Sinnott (1st)
320 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
North Region (1)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (11th)
310 ▼ 2
(LW: 3)
6 rpi RPI
Mideast Region (1)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (12th)
300 ▲ 4
(LW: 10)
7 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (23rd)
289 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
UAA (2)
Tim Connelly (8th)
275 ▲ 5
(LW: 13)
9 williams WILLIAMS
Mideast Region (2)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (44th)
267 ▲ 2
(LW: 11)
10 uw-whitewater UW-WHITEWATER
North Region (2)
WIAC (2)
Jeff Miller (41st)
261 ▼ 2
(LW: 8)
11 emory EMORY
South Region (1)
UAA (1)
Linh Nguyen (4th)
255 ▲ 10
(LW: 21)
12 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA (5)
Jeff Stiles (22nd)
230 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 haverford HAVERFORD
Metro Region (1)
Centennial (2)
Tom Donnelly (48th)
227 ▲ 6
(LW: 19)
14 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Marina Muncan (3rd)
222 ▼ 5
(LW: 9)
15 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (1)
OAC (1)
Kyle Basista (9th)
212 ▼ 8
(LW: 7)
16 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region (3)
NWC (1)
Mike Wilson (3rd)
202 ▲ 12
(LW: 28)
17 st-olaf ST. OLAF
North Region (3)
MIAC (1)
Brian Power (3rd)
200 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 loras LORAS
Midwest Region (4)
American Rivers (2)
Bob Schultz (18th)
179 ▲ 4
(LW: 22)
19 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
OAC (2)
Dara Ford (9th)
168 ▼ 4
(LW: 15)
20 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (4)
C2C (1)
David Klech (6th)
155 ▼ 4
(LW: 16)
21 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South Region (2)
ODAC (1)
Jake Reed (6th)
144 ▼ 7
(LW: 14)
22 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (3)
UAA (3)
Kathy Lanese (22nd)
136 ▲ 12
(LW: 34)
23 bates BATES
East Region (2)
NESCAC (5)
Danny Feldman (1st)
127 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 uw-stout UW-STOUT
North Region (4)
WIAC (3)
Matt Schauf (16th)
117 ▲ 2
(LW: 26)
25 tufts TUFTS
East Region (3)
NESCAC (6)
Michael Schmidt (3rd)
105 ▲ 2
(LW: 27)
26 wilmington-ohio WILMINGTON (OHIO)
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC (3)
Ron Combs (26th)
89 NR
27 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (5)
UAA (4)
Chris Hall (22nd)
87 ▼ 7
(LW: 20)
28 nyu NYU
Niagara Region (1)
UAA (6)
Tyler Deck Shipley (2nd)
83 ▲ 4
(LW: 32)
29 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Niagara Region (2)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (8th)
80 ▼ 11
(LW: 18)
30 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
Mideast Region (3)
NESCAC (3)
Nicole Wilkerson (12th)
70 ▼ 1
(LW: 29)
31 colby COLBY
East Region (4)
NESCAC (2)
Jared Beers (17th)
53
(LW: RV)
32 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
North Region (5)
WIAC (4)
Dan Schwamberger (16th)
43 ▼ 2
(LW: 30)
33 connecticut-college CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
Mideast Region (4)
NESCAC (4)
Sam Alexander (1st)
35 ▼ 8
(LW: 25)
34 washington-and-lee WASHINGTON AND LEE
South Region (3)
ODAC (2)
Brandon Spalding (10th)
16 NR
35 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (5)
MIAA (1)
Nicole Kramer (1st)
13 ▼ 11
(LW: 24)

Also Receiving Votes: Rochester (N.Y.) 7, La Verne 2, Swarthmore 1

Dropped Out: No. 31 Mount Union, No. 33 Amherst, No. 35 Rowan



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8FINAL
MIT2222222221
Wartburg5434335552
SUNY Geneseo76191829292121203
John Carroll337715151714134
Pomona-Pitzer1111111115
Williams4101211997746
North Central (Ill.)131355443337
UW-La Crosse6543554488
RPI2481010666669
UW-Whitewater998810101110710
Carnegie Mellon1211131388911911
Johns Hopkins23166677891112
Haverford18181719131315131213
St. Olaf15171817171614121414
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps101399141416161515
Calvin22232324353532323116
George Fox25282728161718232317
Washington (Mo.)871111121212262518
UC Santa Cruz17191516202025191819
Loras28332422181826222120
Emory2020212111111081021
Bates29322223232327302422
UW-Stout26262826242422282723
Connecticut College31292525333330293024
Chicago19211920272729242225
Colby272733RV313124172626
Middlebury15243429303013181727
Case Western Reserve34RVRV34222220151628
Otterbein13151615191919202929
Lynchburg11121414212123251930
Mount Union3231313135352831
Tufts21252627252531313232
Wilmington (Ohio)26262827
UW-Eau Claire3030323032323433
Washington and LeeRV34343334
SwarthmoreRVRVRVRV
AmherstRV222933RVRV
SUNY BrockportRVRVRV
MessiahRVRV
Pacific LutheranRV
St. LawrenceRV
NYU30322828
Rochester (N.Y.)3334RVRV
La VerneRVRV
Rowan343535
TCNJRVRVRVRV
SUNY CortlandRVRVRV
DickinsonRV
UW-OshkoshRV
Lewis & ClarkRVRV
VassarRV
WPIRVRV
Christopher Newport35RV

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/23
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/24
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/14
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/21
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 24: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/28
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 1: Pre-National
Week 4Tue 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/12
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/18
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/19
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 29-30: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/1
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/2
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 12: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/15
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 19: NCAA Champs - Lansing, Mich.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/12
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/19
MEN | WOMEN