2022 NCAA DIII Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – It’s almost the postseason!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Regional Rankings for the 2022 season, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

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 November 12.

East Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 MIT

Next in Line: No. 2 Bates

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Tufts, No. 4 Bowdoin, No. 5 Brandeis

Great Lakes Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Calvin

Next in Line: No. 2 Hope

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 John Carroll, No. 4 Centre, No. 5 Trine

Note: Calvin leapfrogged Hope into the No. 1 spot by virtue of a head-to-head victory at the Augustana Interregional Invitational.

Metro Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Widener

Next in Line: No. 2 Swarthmore

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 TCNJ, No. 4 Stockton, No. 5 DeSales

Mid-Atlantic Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Johns Hopkins

Next in Line: No. 2 Dickinson

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Elizabethtown, No. 4 Carnegie Mellon, No. 5 Scranton

Mideast Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Williams

Next in Line: No. 2 Amherst

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Smith, No. 4 St. Lawrence, No. 5 Middlebury

Note: These rankings reflected what happened at the Connecticut College Invitational. Williams finished third with Amherst fourth, Smith seventh, St. Lawrence eighth and Middlebury 19th.

Midwest Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 UChicago

Next in Line: No. 2 Wartburg

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Washington (Mo.), No. 4 Loras, No. 5 Central (Iowa)

Note: UChicago leapfrogged Wartburg into the No. 1 spot following a head-to-head victory at the Augustana Interregional Invitational.

Niagara Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 SUNY Geneseo

Next in Line: No. 2 NYU

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Rochester (N.Y.), No. 4 Ithaca, No. 5 Hamilton

North Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 UW-La Crosse

Next in Line: No. 2 St. Olaf

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Carleton, No. 4 UW-Eau Claire, No. 5 Saint Benedict

South Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Lynchburg

Next in Line: No. 2 Emory

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 Washington & Lee, No. 4 Christopher Newport, No. 5 Catholic

West Region

Projected AQ: No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Next in Line: No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer

Also in the Hunt: No. 3 George Fox, No. 4 Colorado College, No. 5 UC Santa Cruz

NCAA Division III
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA Regional Coaches' Rankings

2022 Week #6 - October 18th

About this Product
The USTFCCCA Regional Cross Country Coaches’ 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.

East Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1mitMIT
NEWMAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2batesBATES
NESCAC (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 3)
3tuftsTUFTS
NESCAC (4)
 ▼1
(LW: 2)
4bowdoinBOWDOIN
NESCAC (7)
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5brandeisBRANDEIS
UAA (7)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6wpiWPI
NEWMAC (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 4)
7wellesleyWELLESLEY
NEWMAC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8colbyCOLBY
NESCAC (10)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9univ-of-new-englandUNIV. OF NEW ENGLAND
CCC (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10suffolkSUFFOLK
CCC (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

Great Lakes Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1calvinCALVIN
MIAA (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2hopeHOPE
MIAA (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3john-carrollJOHN CARROLL
OAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4centreCENTRE
SAA (1)
 ▲6
(LW: 10)
5trineTRINE
MIAA (3)
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
6mount-unionMOUNT UNION
OAC (3)
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7case-western-reserveCASE WESTERN RESERVE
UAA (5)
 ▼3
(LW: 4)
8depauwDEPAUW
NCAC (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9allegheny-paALLEGHENY (PA.)
PAC (1)
 ▼3
(LW: 6)
10ohio-northernOHIO NORTHERN
OAC (2)
 ▼5
(LW: 5)

Metro Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1widenerWIDENER
MAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2swarthmoreSWARTHMORE
Centennial (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3tcnjTCNJ
NJAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4stocktonSTOCKTON
NJAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5desalesDESALES
MAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6ursinusURSINUS
Centennial (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7rowanROWAN
NJAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8moravianMORAVIAN
Landmark (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9arcadiaARCADIA
MAC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10haverfordHAVERFORD
Centennial (9)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1johns-hopkinsJOHNS HOPKINS
Centennial (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dickinsonDICKINSON
Centennial (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3elizabethtownELIZABETHTOWN
Landmark (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4carnegie-mellonCARNEGIE MELLON
UAA (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5scrantonSCRANTON
Landmark (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6gettysburgGETTYSBURG
Centennial (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7misericordiaMISERICORDIA
MAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8saint-vincentSAINT VINCENT
PAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9susquehannaSUSQUEHANNA
Landmark (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10genevaGENEVA
PAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)

Mideast Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1williamsWILLIAMS
NESCAC (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2amherstAMHERST
NESCAC (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3smithSMITH
NEWMAC (2)
 ▲2
(LW: 5)
4st-lawrenceST. LAWRENCE
Liberty League (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5middleburyMIDDLEBURY
NESCAC (8)
 ▼2
(LW: 3)
6rpiRPI
Liberty League (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7coast-guardCOAST GUARD
NEWMAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8vassarVASSAR
Liberty League (3)
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9wesleyan-connWESLEYAN (CONN.)
NESCAC (6)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10connecticut-collegeCONNECTICUT COLLEGE
NESCAC (9)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

Midwest Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1chicagoCHICAGO
UAA (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2wartburgWARTBURG
American Rivers (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3washington-moWASHINGTON (MO.)
UAA (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4lorasLORAS
American Rivers (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5central-iowaCENTRAL (IOWA)
American Rivers (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6wheaton-illWHEATON (ILL.)
CCIW (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7simpson-iowaSIMPSON (IOWA)
American Rivers (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8auroraAURORA
NACC (1)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9illinois-wesleyanILLINOIS WESLEYAN
CCIW (4)
 NR
10millikinMILLIKIN
CCIW (6)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)

Niagara Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1suny-geneseoSUNY GENESEO
SUNYAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2nyuNYU
UAA (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3rochester-n-yROCHESTER (N.Y.)
UAA (8)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4ithacaITHACA
Liberty League (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5hamiltonHAMILTON
NESCAC (5)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6suny-brockportSUNY BROCKPORT
SUNYAC (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7nazarethNAZARETH
Empire 8 (2)
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8suny-cortlandSUNY CORTLAND
SUNYAC (3)
 ▲2
(LW: 10)
9st-john-fisherST. JOHN FISHER
Empire 8 (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 8)
10houghtonHOUGHTON
Empire 8 (3)
 ▼1
(LW: 9)

North Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1uw-la-crosseUW-LA CROSSE
WIAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2st-olafST. OLAF
MIAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3carletonCARLETON
MIAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4uw-eau-claireUW-EAU CLAIRE
WIAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5saint-benedictSAINT BENEDICT
MIAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6uw-oshkoshUW-OSHKOSH
WIAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7uw-stevens-pointUW-STEVENS POINT
WIAC (6)
 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8bethel-minnBETHEL (MINN.)
MIAC (6)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9uw-stoutUW-STOUT
WIAC (4)
 NR
10uw-whitewaterUW-WHITEWATER
WIAC (5)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)

South Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1lynchburgLYNCHBURG
ODAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2emoryEMORY
UAA (4)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3washington-and-leeWASHINGTON AND LEE
ODAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4christopher-newportCHRISTOPHER NEWPORT
C2C (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5catholic-d-cCATHOLIC (D.C.)
Landmark (4)
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
6meredithMEREDITH
USA South (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 5)
7berryBERRY
SAA (2)
 NR
8southern-virginiaSOUTHERN VIRGINIA
USA South (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9shenandoahSHENANDOAH
ODAC (3)
 ▼2
(LW: 7)
10bridgewater-vaBRIDGEWATER (VA.)
ODAC (4)
 ▼2
(LW: 8)

West Region -- Women

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1claremont-mudd-scrippsCLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
SCIAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2pomona-pitzerPOMONA-PITZER
SCIAC (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3george-foxGEORGE FOX
NWC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4colorado-collegeCOLORADO COLLEGE
SCAC (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5uc-santa-cruzUC SANTA CRUZ
C2C (1)
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6caltechCALTECH
SCIAC (3)
 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7trinity-texasTRINITY (TEXAS)
SCAC (2)
 NR
8lewis-clarkLEWIS & CLARK
NWC (2)
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9pacific-orePACIFIC (ORE.)
NWC (3)
 ▲1
(LW: 10)
10occidentalOCCIDENTAL
SCIAC (5)
 ▼3
(LW: 7)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
East (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
MIT111111111
Bates333333222
Brandeis665666563
Tufts222222334
Bowdoin556555445
Wellesley788877776
WPI444444657
Colby877788898
Suffolk999991089
Keene State1010
Univ. of New England910101091011
Husson12
Endicott13
Colby-Sawyer101014
Gordon (Mass.)15
Babson16
Fitchburg State17
Regis (Mass.)18
Wheaton (Mass.)19
Bridgewater State20
UMass Dartmouth21
Southern Maine22
Framingham State23
Clark (Mass.)24
Plymouth State25
UMaine Farmington26
Thomas (Maine)27
Emerson28
Wentworth (Mass.)29
Emmanuel (Mass.)30
UMass Boston31
Simmons32
UMaine Presque Isle33
Maine Maritime Academy34
Dean35
Great Lakes (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
John Carroll222233341
Calvin333322122
Hope111111213
Mount Union688888694
Ohio Northern5444551085
Trine465577536
Allegheny (Pa.)756666977
Wittenberg1010108
DePauw899989
Case Western Reserve101099447610
Centre977710104511
Baldwin Wallace12
Kalamazoo13
Oberlin14
Albion15
Heidelberg16
Denison17
Franciscan18
Saint Mary's (Ind.)19
Ohio Wesleyan20
Manchester21
Alma22
Hanover23
Kenyon24
Franklin25
Adrian26
Muskingum27
Wooster28
Rose-Hulman29
Transylvania30
Anderson (Ind.)31
Olivet32
Bluffton33
Marietta34
Metro (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Widener222211111
Swarthmore111122232
Stockton433344443
TCNJ355533324
DeSales888995565
Moravian1010101088886
Ursinus644456657
Merchant Marine Academy8
Rowan776667779
Ramapo910
Stevens11
Haverford567810101012
Montclair State13
Arcadia997799914
St. Joseph's (Long Island)15
Bryn Mawr1016
Muhlenberg17
Eastern (Pa.)18
Valley Forge (Pa.)19
Pratt Institute20
Cairn21
Cedar Crest22
Gwynedd-Mercy23
Immaculata24
Mid-Atlantic (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Johns Hopkins111111111
Carnegie Mellon222233452
Scranton788455533
Dickinson333322224
Elizabethtown965744345
Gettysburg566666
Geneva910101087
Misericordia544677778
Grove City9
Saint Vincent7788881010
Messiah1091011
Susquehanna45699912
Marywood13
Lebanon Valley61014
Salisbury910915
Washington & Jefferson16
Franklin & Marshall817
Alvernia18
Waynesburg19
Chatham20
York (Pa.)21
St. Mary's (Md.)22
King's College (Pa.)23
McDaniel24
Wilkes25
Hood26
Lycoming27
Thiel28
Penn College29
Mideast (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Williams113322111
Amherst221111222
RPI655666643
St. Lawrence567544454
Smith844455335
Vassar101010101010896
Wesleyan (Conn.)999988977
Middlebury332233588
Coast Guard776777769
Connecticut College488899101010
Mount Holyoke11
Westfield State12
Springfield (Mass.)13
Trinity (Conn.)14
SUNY New Paltz15
Roger Williams16
Eastern Connecticut State17
SUNY Plattsburgh18
Clarkson19
Western New England20
SUNY Canton21
Midwest (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Wartburg111111221
Chicago222222112
Washington (Mo.)333333333
Loras444444444
Central (Iowa)555555555
Wheaton (Ill.)876666666
Simpson (Iowa)7108877777
Millikin66101088108
Aurora99889
North Central (Ill.)9877910
Illinois Wesleyan99911
Grinnell910101012
Augustana (Ill.)13
Luther14
Nebraska Wesleyan15
Elmhurst1016
Greenville17
Cornell College18
Buena Vista19
North Park20
Dubuque21
Dominican (Ill.)22
Coe23
Eureka24
Principia25
Lake Forest26
Concordia Chicago27
Illinois Tech28
Rockford29
Niagara (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
SUNY Geneseo111111111
NYU532222222
Ithaca354444453
Rochester (N.Y.)223333344
Hamilton445555535
SUNY Brockport1066677666
St. John Fisher697798987
SUNY Cortland91010878
RIT8788109
Nazareth7899667910
SUNY Oneonta1011
Penn State Behrend12
Houghton1010891013
SUNY Delhi14
William Smith15
Utica16
Alfred17
Fredonia18
SUNY Oswego19
SUNY Cobleskill20
Hartwick21
Alfred State22
CCNY23
Baruch24
North (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Carleton222233311
UW-La Crosse111111122
St. Olaf333322233
UW-Eau Claire444444444
UW-Stevens Point556677795
Saint Benedict665555556
UW-Stout77977
UW-Oshkosh107766668
Bethel (Minn.)999989
Ripon1010
Macalester911
UW-Whitewater10888810812
Gustavus Adolphus98101013
St. Scholastica14
Edgewood101015
Lawrence816
Carroll (Wis.)17
Concordia Moorhead18
Carthage19
MSOE20
UW-Platteville21
Hamline22
Martin Luther23
St. Norbert24
Concordia Wisconsin25
Saint Mary's (Minn.)26
Wisconsin Lutheran27
Bethany Lutheran28
UW-Superior29
Augsburg30
St. Catherine (Minn.)31
Minnesota Morris32
Beloit33
South (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Lynchburg121111111
Emory212222232
Washington and Lee333333323
Christopher Newport444444444
Berry7795
Catholic (D.C.)667766566
Rhodes59887
Southern Virginia10106699878
Piedmont10109
Univ. of the South10
Bridgewater (Va.)8591088101011
Meredith855556512
Shenandoah97109779813
Oglethorpe14
Mary Washington15
Covenant16
Virginia Wesleyan17
Pfeiffer18
Maryville (Tenn.)19
Brevard (N.C.)20
Marymount (Va.)21
Hollins22
Methodist23
Roanoke24
Agnes Scott25
Mary Baldwin26
Sweet Briar27
West (NCAA DIII)
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps111111111
Pomona-Pitzer222222222
UC Santa Cruz593355543
George Fox434433334
Colorado College345544455
Caltech666666676
Pacific (Ore.)1010987
Lewis & Clark789999868
Trinity (Texas)81010107109
Pacific Lutheran88910
Redlands (Calif.)978811
Occidental10577771012
McMurry13
Whitman14
Linfield15
Willamette16
Whitworth17
UMHB18
Cal Lutheran19
Puget Sound20
St. Thomas (Texas)21
East Texas Baptist22
La Verne23

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