2022 NJCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – The top-5 became a group of six in the Week 2 edition of the NJCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NJCAA Division I — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Southern Idaho
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
New Mexico JC
El Paso (Texas) CC
Butler (Kan.) CC
Iowa Central CC
1
Southern Idaho
2
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
3
New Mexico JC
4
El Paso (Texas) CC
5
Butler (Kan.) CC
5
Iowa Central CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

No. 1 remains College of Southern Idaho. After having their first two meets canceled due to heat and smoke, the defending champions have impressed in their first test, a fourth-place showing at the Idaho State Invitational. Natalya Babcock and Taya Brewer have rotated as the No. 1 runner this year, but their top athlete in last year’s NJCAA Championships was Audrey Camp, who was fifth.

Hutchinson (Kan.) CC continues at No. 2, matching the program’s highest ranking. The Blue Dragons were the highest-finishing – and only – JUCO squad in the Chile Pepper Festival’s top division.

Nos. 3 and 4 are New Mexico JC and El Paso (Texas) CC as the rivals flipped positions from the last poll. Both squads have exceptional No. 1 runners – Damaris Chewon for the T-Birds has been honored as an M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week this year, while the Tejanas’ Faith Nyathi is reigning national champion.

The final place among the top-5 is a tie between Butler (Kan.) CC and Iowa Central CC, both just one point ahead of No. 7 Salt Lake (Utah) CC.

Completing the top-10 are No. 8 Cloud County (Kan.) CC, No. 9 Dodge City (Kan.) CC and No. 10 Central Arizona.

The 2022 NJCAA DI Cross Country Championships will be held at Apalachee Regional Park on November 12.

NJCAA Division I
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll

2022 Week #2 - October 5th

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO
Region IX
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC
Region V
 ▲1
(LW: 4)
4el-paso-texas-ccEL PASO (TEXAS) CC
Region V
 ▼1
(LW: 3)
5butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▲5
(LW: 10)
5iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC
Region XI
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
7salt-lake-utah-ccSALT LAKE (UTAH) CC
Region XVIII
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▲1
(LW: 9)
9dodge-city-kan-ccDODGE CITY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▲2
(LW: 11)
10central-arizonaCENTRAL ARIZONA
Region I (2)
 ▼3
(LW: 7)
11iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC
Region XI
 ▼3
(LW: 8)
12southern-nevadaSOUTHERN NEVADA
Region XVIII
 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13garden-city-kan-ccGARDEN CITY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC
KJCCC/Region VI
 NR
15crowder-moCROWDER (MO.)
Region XVI
 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)
Region XII
 ▼2
(LW: 14)
17north-central-texasNORTH CENTRAL TEXAS
Region V
 ▼1
(LW: 16)
18amarillo-texasAMARILLO (TEXAS)
Region V
 NR
19neosho-county-kan-ccNEOSHO COUNTY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼1
(LW: 18)
20monroe-new-rochelle-n-yMONROE-NEW ROCHELLE (N.Y.)
Region XV
 NR
21indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC
Region XI
 ▲2
(LW: 23)
22pima-ariz-ccPIMA (ARIZ.) CC
Region I (5)
 ▼5
(LW: 17)
23trinidad-state-coloTRINIDAD STATE (COLO.)
Region IX
 ▼1
(LW: 22)
24seminole-state-flaSEMINOLE STATE (FLA.)
Region VIII
 ▼5
(LW: 19)
25western-texasWESTERN TEXAS
Region V
 ▼4
(LW: 21)
25eastern-florida-stateEASTERN FLORIDA STATE
Region VIII
 ▼5
(LW: 20)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4FINAL
Southern Idaho11111
New Mexico JC43222
Salt Lake (Utah) CC67473
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC22334
Iowa Central CC55655
El Paso (Texas) CC34756
Central Arizona710887
Dodge City (Kan.) CC1191198
Cloud County (Kan.) CC98549
Iowa Western CC811101010
Garden City (Kan.) CC1313131111
North Central Texas1617141412
Amarillo (Texas)18171513
Butler (Kan.) CC10591214
Southern Nevada1212121315
Vincennes (Ind.)1416151616
Jacksonville (Texas)2417
Crowder (Mo.)15152018
Eastern Florida State2025231919
Trinidad State (Colo.)222320
Neosho County (Kan.) CC1819181721
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.)2022
Fort Scott (Kan.) CC14162123
Pima (Ariz.) CC17222124
Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.)25
Colby (Kan.) CC18
Seminole State (Fla.)19242520
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC23211921
Western Texas212522

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks National Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 9/21
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Wed 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Wed 10/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Wed 11/2
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 12: NJCAA Champs - Tallahassee, Fla.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/12
MEN | WOMEN