2022 NJCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Ranking – Week 2

NEW ORLEANS – There was movement at the very top in the Week 2 edition of the NJCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NJCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Mineral Area (Mo.)
DuPage (Ill.)
Joliet (Ill.) JC
St. Charles (Mo.) CC
Harper (Ill.)
Mineral Area (Mo.)
DuPage (Ill.)
Joliet (Ill.) JC
St. Charles (Mo.) CC
Harper (Ill.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Mineral Area (Mo.) CC moved up to No. 1, a position it occupied three times last year before finishing as runner-up in the national championships. The Cardinals impressed pollsters with its runner-up finish at the H.W. Wright Classic, led by individual runner-up – and current M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week – Brad Ahrens.

College of DuPage (Ill.) dropped to No. 2, while in-state rival – and reigning national champion – Joliet (Ill.) JC remained at No. 3.

Programs from the Midwest claim the next two spots as St. Charles (Mo.) CC remains No. 4 and Harper (Ill.) moves up three places to be No. 5.

Rounding out the top-10 are No. 6 Lorain County (Ohio) CC, No. 7 Brookdale (N.J.) CC, No. 8 RCSJ Gloucester (N.J.), No. 9 Oxford (Ga.) and No. 10 Westmoreland County (Pa.) CC.

The 2022 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships are just over four weeks away on Saturday, November 5 at Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts.

NJCAA Division III
Men's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Ranking

2022 Week #2 - October 5th

1mineral-area-moMINERAL AREA (MO.)
Region XVI
(LW: 2)
2dupage-illDUPAGE (ILL.)
Region IV
(LW: 1)
3joliet-ill-jcJOLIET (ILL.) JC
Region IV
(LW: 3)
4st-charles-mo-ccST. CHARLES (MO.) CC
Region XVI
(LW: 4)
5harper-illHARPER (ILL.)
Region IV
(LW: 8)
6lorain-county-ohio-ccLORAIN COUNTY (OHIO) CC
Region XII
(LW: 7)
7brookdale-n-j-ccBROOKDALE (N.J.) CC
Region XIX
(LW: 9)
8rcsj-gloucester-n-jRCSJ GLOUCESTER (N.J.)
Region XIX
(LW: 10)
9oxford-gaOXFORD (GA.)
Region XVII (1)
10westmoreland-county-pa-ccWESTMORELAND COUNTY (PA.) CC
Region XX
(LW: 5)

Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4FINAL
DuPage (Ill.)12221
Mineral Area (Mo.)21112
Joliet (Ill.) JC33333
SUNY Broome CC6874
Harper (Ill.)85445
Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC10106
Westmoreland County (Pa.) CC5107
St. Charles (Mo.) CC44568
Lorain County (Ohio) CC76789
Hudson Valley (N.Y.) CC910
Brookdale (N.J.) CC976511
Oxford (Ga.)9912
Finger Lakes (N.Y.) CC13
RCSJ Gloucester (N.J.)10815
Pennsylvania Highlands CC16
Herkimer County (N.Y.) CC17
Queensborough (N.Y.) CC18
Mohawk Valley (N.Y.) CC19

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division III Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks National Coaches' Ranking KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 9/21
Week 2Wed 10/5
Week 3Wed 10/19
Week 4Wed 10/26
Nov. 5: NJCAA Champs - Westfield, Mass.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/5