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

NEW ORLEANS – What a weekend!

Here is the newest NCAA DIII Women’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 — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Chicago
Wartburg
SUNY Geneseo
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Johns Hopkins
1
Chicago
2
Wartburg
3
SUNY Geneseo
4
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
5
Johns Hopkins
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

There is once again a unanimous No. 1 in the National Coaches’ Poll, but it’s not who you think it is. UChicago earned all ten first-place votes in Week 6, swapping spots with SUNY Geneseo, which was No. 1 for each of the first five weeks. The Maroons topped the strongest field this year at the Augustana Interregional Invitational this past weekend. UChicago’s mid-range depth was able to trump the low stick that Aubrie Fisher gave still-No. 2 Wartburg. The Maroons finished 5-7-10-14-18 for 54 points, while the Knights came through at 2-9-13-16-17 for 57 points.

Former No. 1 SUNY Geneseo dropped two spots to No. 3 after barely holding off now-No. 10 Carleton at the Rowan Interregional Border Battle. The Knights jousted throughout the 6k competition, but the New York-based squad earned a slim 37-38 victory. The Minnesota-based team got an ultimate low stick from Clara Mayfield – and it wasn’t even close (Mayfield ended up winning by 33.6 seconds at Dream Park in Glassboro, New Jersey.

MIT and Washington (Mo.) didn’t budge from No. 6 and No. 7, respectively. The Engineers stormed to the team title at the Connecticut College Invitational behind four athletes in the top-10, while the Bears finished a clear third at the Augustana Interregional Invitational.

St. Olaf jumped five spots from No. 14 to No. 9, one ranking place ahead of fellow MIAC and North Region rival Carleton. The Oles were second at the Connecticut College Invitational in a strong effort. St. Olaf had its entire top-7 across the finish line before any other team by a long shot (Grace Moeller ended up in 30th place; MIT’s Archana Mohandas was 44th).

Seven other teams improved their rank three or more spots between Week 5 and Week 6

  • Williams went from No. 16 to No. 12 after a third-place finish at the Connecticut College Invitational
  • UW-Eau Claire went from No. 26 to No. 14 following its fifth-place showing at the Augustana Interregional Invitational
  • Bates went from No. 19 to No. 16 after taking fifth at the Connecticut College Invitational
  • Loras went from No. 23 to No. 18 following its sixth-place effort at the Augustana Interregional Invitational behind Kassie Parker’s otherworldly low stick at 20:00.2
  • Colorado College went from No. 22 to No. 19 after its seventh-place finish at the Augustana Interregional Invitational
  • Emory went from No. 25 to No. 21 with a sterling run at the UAB Blazer Classic
  • UC Santa Cruz went from No. 28 to No. 22 after taking ninth at the Augustana Interregional Invitational.

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 11 am ET.

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

2022 Week 6 - October 19th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (1)
UAA (1)
Chris Hall (22nd)
350
(10 fpv)
▲ 2
(LW: 3)
2 wartburg WARTBURG
Midwest Region (2)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (7th)
334 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Niagara Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (8th)
333 ▼ 2
(LW: 1)
4 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
Marina Muncan (3rd)
318 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (23rd)
315 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 mit MIT
East Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Riley Macon (1st)
296 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA (2)
Jeff Stiles (22nd)
294 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
North Region (1)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (11th)
280 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 st-olaf ST. OLAF
North Region (2)
MIAC (2)
Erica Maker (5th)
268 ▲ 5
(LW: 14)
10 carleton CARLETON
North Region (3)
MIAC (1)
Donna Ricks (30th)
253 ▲ 7
(LW: 17)
11 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Kirk Reynolds (34th)
248 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 williams WILLIAMS
Mideast Region (1)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (23rd)
247 ▲ 4
(LW: 16)
13 amherst AMHERST
Mideast Region (2)
NESCAC (2)
Cassie Funke-Harris (11th)
233 ▼ 5
(LW: 8)
14 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
North Region (4)
WIAC (2)
Dan Schwamberger (16th)
217 ▲ 12
(LW: 26)
15 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region (3)
NWC (1)
Mike Wilson (3rd)
211 ▼ 3
(LW: 12)
16 bates BATES
East Region (2)
NESCAC (3)
Danny Feldman (1st)
200 ▲ 3
(LW: 19)
17 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South Region (1)
ODAC (1)
Jake Reed (6th)
185 ▼ 2
(LW: 15)
18 loras LORAS
Midwest Region (4)
American Rivers (2)
Bob Schultz (18th)
184 ▲ 5
(LW: 23)
19 colorado-college COLORADO COLLEGE
West Region (4)
SCAC (1)
Alex Nichols (3rd)
165 ▲ 3
(LW: 22)
20 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
MIAA (2)
Nicole Kramer (1st)
155 ▼ 2
(LW: 18)
21 emory EMORY
South Region (2)
UAA (4)
Linh Nguyen (4th)
147 ▲ 4
(LW: 25)
22 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (5)
C2C (1)
David Klech (6th)
141 ▲ 6
(LW: 28)
23 nyu NYU
Niagara Region (2)
UAA (3)
Tyler Deck Shipley (2nd)
139 ▼ 3
(LW: 20)
24 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (2)
MIAA (1)
Mark Northuis (35th)
123 ▼ 13
(LW: 11)
25 dickinson DICKINSON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Centennial (2)
Don Nichter (33rd)
104 ▼ 1
(LW: 24)
26 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (3)
OAC (1)
Kyle Basista (9th)
103 ▼ 5
(LW: 21)
27 smith SMITH
Mideast Region (3)
NEWMAC (2)
Ellen O'Neil (19th)
94
(LW: RV)
28 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Mideast Region (4)
Liberty League (2)
Kate Howard (7th)
74 ▲ 2
(LW: 30)
29 tufts TUFTS
East Region (3)
NESCAC (4)
Kristen Morwick (23rd)
64 ▼ 16
(LW: 13)
30 saint-benedict SAINT BENEDICT
North Region (5)
MIAC (3)
Robin Balder-Lanoue (27th)
55 NR
31 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
Mideast Region (5)
NESCAC (8)
Nicole Wilkerson (12th)
36 ▼ 2
(LW: 29)
32 centre CENTRE
Great Lakes Region (4)
SAA (1)
Lisa Owens (26th)
29 NR
33 uw-oshkosh UW-OSHKOSH
North Region (6)
WIAC (3)
Eamon McKenna (8th)
28 NR
34 rpi RPI
Mideast Region (6)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (12th)
21
(LW: RV)
35 trine TRINE
Great Lakes Region (5)
MIAA (3)
Zach Raber (10th)
19 NR

Also Receiving Votes: UW-Stevens Point 18, Washington and Lee 9, Elizabethtown 6, Central (Iowa) 4

Dropped Out: No. 27 Case Western Reserve, No. 31 Carnegie Mellon, No. 32 Washington and Lee, No. 33 Central (Iowa), No. 34 WPI, No. 35 Widener



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
Johns Hopkins3334445431
Chicago6643331142
Wartburg2222222213
Carleton14131111171710864
SUNY Geneseo1111113225
Washington (Mo.)9976777676
MIT7767666787
St. Olaf161515151414912128
Williams55151616161211109
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps44555445510
Pomona-Pitzer1112101010101110911
Amherst1311888813141312
Hope881212111124192413
Bates15171919191916161414
UW-La Crosse10109999891115
George Fox27222725121215131716
UW-Eau Claire22242222262614151517
Loras19161818232318222118
John Carroll18181717212126251919
Colorado College23263029222219212220
Lynchburg26272527151517161821
UC Santa CruzRV2121282822181622
RPIRV2931RVRVRV34302623
Calvin21212323181820232324
Emory30232828252521302525
NYU2626202023202026
Smith252930RVRV27293027
Mount Union3228
St. Lawrence343435313028332829
Carnegie Mellon2020202030312930
UW-Stevens PointRVRV2731
WidenerRVRVRVRV35353132
Trine24RV3524
Dickinson2528242424242526
Washington and Lee323131323232RV26
Tufts1214141313132928
Centre3232
Saint BenedictRV3034
Case Western Reserve2727RV
Bowdoin3534RVRV
Middlebury17191314292931
UW-Oshkosh33
Central (Iowa)RVRVRV3333RV
ElizabethtownRVRVRVRV
WPI313034343434
Ohio Northern3332333135RV
Allegheny (Pa.)RVRV
CaltechRVRV
Swarthmore2932RV33
ScrantonRV
Misericordia35
Rochester (N.Y.)RV
BrandeisRV
Connecticut College28

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