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

NEW ORLEANS – Reigning national champion Oxford (Ga.) added a new achievement in leading the Week 2 edition of the NJCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, which was released Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NJCAA Division III — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Oxford (Ga.)
Mineral Area (Mo.)
Joliet (Ill.) JC
Harper (Ill.)
RCSJ Gloucester (N.J.)
Oxford (Ga.)
Mineral Area (Mo.)
Joliet (Ill.) JC
Harper (Ill.)
RCSJ Gloucester (N.J.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Oxford (Ga.) won their first-ever national championship last year, but they had never rated as No. 1 in the national coaches poll until this week. The Eagles impressed with two performances in the two weeks since the Week 1 poll, taking fifth at the Asics Invitational after a 4th at the Coach Gary Wilson Invitational. Both times, Oxford was only topped by teams from four-year schools.

Mineral Area (Mo.) CC dropped one notch to No. 2, while Joliet (Ill.) JC, Harper (Ill.) and RCSJ Gloucester (N.J.) repeated as Nos. 3-5. Harper is led by Lilly Alberts, who has earned M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week honors the last two weeks.

Completing the top-10 are No. 6 Georgia Military, No. 7 Hudson Valley (N.Y.) CC, No. 8 Kellogg (Mich.) CC, No. 9 Central Carolina (N.C.) CC and No. 10 SUNY Broome 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
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Ranking

2022 Week #2 - October 5th

1oxford-gaOXFORD (GA.)
Region XVII (1)
(LW: 2)
2mineral-area-moMINERAL AREA (MO.)
Region XVI
(LW: 1)
3joliet-ill-jcJOLIET (ILL.) JC
Region IV
(LW: 3)
4harper-illHARPER (ILL.)
Region IV
(LW: 4)
5rcsj-gloucester-n-jRCSJ GLOUCESTER (N.J.)
Region XIX
(LW: 5)
6georgia-militaryGEORGIA MILITARY
Region XVII (2)
(LW: 6)
7hudson-valley-n-y-ccHUDSON VALLEY (N.Y.) CC
Region III
(LW: 9)
8kellogg-mich-ccKELLOGG (MICH.) CC
Region XII
9central-carolina-n-c-ccCENTRAL CAROLINA (N.C.) CC
Region X
(LW: 8)
10suny-broome-ccSUNY BROOME CC
Region III
(LW: 7)

Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4FINAL
Harper (Ill.)44441
Mineral Area (Mo.)12112
Oxford (Ga.)21223
Joliet (Ill.) JC33334
DuPage (Ill.)5
RCSJ Gloucester (N.J.)55556
Hudson Valley (N.Y.) CC97667
Westmoreland County (Pa.) CC8
Lorain County (Ohio) CC10
Queensborough (N.Y.) CC11
Georgia Military6677
Abraham Baldwin (Ga.)88
SUNY Broome CC71099
SUNY Westchester1010
Kellogg (Mich.) CC8
Central Carolina (N.C.) CC89

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