2022 NJCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Ranking – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Seven different changes occurred in the top-10 of the Week 3 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
Harper (Ill.)
St. Charles (Mo.) CC
1
Mineral Area (Mo.)
2
DuPage (Ill.)
3
Joliet (Ill.) JC
4
Harper (Ill.)
5
St. Charles (Mo.) CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

The top-3 remained in the same order, however.

Mineral Area (Mo.) CC held steady at No. 1 after an impressive runner-up finish at the Greenville Classic, outdistancing two other NJCAA DIII top-5 programs. The Cardinals were led by Brad Ahrens, who earned individual runner-up honors and collecting his second M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week honor.

College of DuPage (Ill.) repeats at No. 2. The Chaps were off last weekend, but dominated the Beloit Invitational with a score of 19 points a week earlier. Nicholas Keeling earned the individual win by over a minute in securing his second M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week honor.

No. 3 for the third-straight poll is Joliet (Ill.) JC, the reigning national champions.

Harper (Ill.) moved up a spot to No. 4, its highest ranking of the year in climbing past St. Charles (Mo.) CC, now at No. 5.

Completing the top-10 are No. 6 Brookdale (N.J.) CC, No. 7 Lorain County (Ohio) CC, No. 8 SUNY Broome CC, No. 9 Hudson Valley (N.Y.) CC and No. 10 Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC.

Just over two weeks away is the 2022 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 5 at Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts.

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

2022 Week #3 - October 19th

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1mineral-area-moMINERAL AREA (MO.)
Region XVI
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2dupage-illDUPAGE (ILL.)
Region IV
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3joliet-ill-jcJOLIET (ILL.) JC
Region IV
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4harper-illHARPER (ILL.)
Region IV
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5st-charles-mo-ccST. CHARLES (MO.) CC
Region XVI
 ▼1
(LW: 4)
6brookdale-n-j-ccBROOKDALE (N.J.) CC
Region XIX
 ▲1
(LW: 7)
7lorain-county-ohio-ccLORAIN COUNTY (OHIO) CC
Region XII
 ▼1
(LW: 6)
8suny-broome-ccSUNY BROOME CC
Region III
 NR
9hudson-valley-n-y-ccHUDSON VALLEY (N.Y.) CC
Region III
 NR
10suffolk-county-n-y-ccSUFFOLK COUNTY (N.Y.) CC
Region XV
 NR


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
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Wed 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Wed 10/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Wed 10/26
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 5: NJCAA Champs - Westfield, Mass.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/5
MEN | WOMEN