2022 NJCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Ranking – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – Five changes can be found in the top-10 of the Week 4 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.)
Brookdale (N.J.) CC
Mineral Area (Mo.)
DuPage (Ill.)
Joliet (Ill.) JC
Harper (Ill.)
Brookdale (N.J.) CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

The season’s final set of rankings left the top-4 unchanged, however, as the 2022 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships are just over a week away on Saturday, November 5 at Stanley Park in Westfield, Massachusetts.

That’s not the only action remaining – the top-6 programs have regional meets this weekend, with five concentrated in Regions IV and XVI.

Mineral Area (Mo.) CC is No. 1 for a third-straight week. They’ll prep for nationals at the Region XVI meet on Friday in Peculiar, Missouri, that also includes No. 6 St. Charles (Mo.) CC.

Holding down Nos. 2, 3 and 4 are the Illinois trio of College of DuPage, Joliet JC and Harper, respectively. Joliet is reigning national champion and DuPage opened the year as No. 1 in the rankings. All three are scheduled to square off for the first time since early-September at the Region IV Championships on Saturday at Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Moving up to No. 5 is Brookdale (N.J.) CC, climbing up for the fourth-straight week. The Jersey Blues – looking for their highest national finish since 2010, when they were sixth – are slated to compete Saturday at the Region XIX Championships in Wilmington, Delaware.

Rounding out the top-10 are No. 6 St. Charles (Mo.) CC, No. 7 SUNY Broome CC, No. 8 Lorain County (Ohio) CC, No. 9. Oxford (Ga.) and No. 10 Suffolk County (N.Y.) CC.

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

2022 Week #4 - October 26th

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
(LW: 4)
5brookdale-n-j-ccBROOKDALE (N.J.) CC
Region XIX
(LW: 6)
6st-charles-mo-ccST. CHARLES (MO.) CC
Region XVI
(LW: 5)
7suny-broome-ccSUNY BROOME CC
Region III
(LW: 8)
8lorain-county-ohio-ccLORAIN COUNTY (OHIO) CC
Region XII
(LW: 7)
9oxford-gaOXFORD (GA.)
Region XVII (1)
10suffolk-county-n-y-ccSUFFOLK COUNTY (N.Y.) CC
Region XV
(LW: 10)

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