2022 NJCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

NEW ORLEANS – Only No. 1 remained unchanged in the top-10 of the Week 3 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
New Mexico JC
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
Salt Lake (Utah) CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
1
Southern Idaho
2
New Mexico JC
3
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
4
Salt Lake (Utah) CC
5
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

No. 1 remains clearly College of Southern Idaho, which has been a near-unanimous selection all year. The Golden Eagles, reigning national champions, most recently were impressive at the Lewis & Clark Invitational, taking fourth behind NCAA DI and NAIA programs. CSI had a close group, as all five scores ran within 37 seconds of each other (and all seven within 47 seconds).

Moving up a spot to No. 2 is New Mexico JC, which also earned the only first-place vote not given to Southern Idaho. The T-Birds were the top JUCO program in finishing as runner-up in their own New Mexico JC Invitational II.

Hutchinson (Kan.) CC drops a rung to No. 3. The Blue Dragons lost a nail-biter, 37-38, to No. 5 Cloud County (Kan.) CC at the Ollie Isom Invitational. This is Cloud County’s highest ranking since No. 4 last year. The T-Birds have been national runner-up the last two years.

Making history at No. 4 is Salt Lake (Utah) CC, a first-year program breaking into the top-5 for the first time. The Bruins climbed three places after winning the open division of the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational.

Completing the top-10 are No. 6 Iowa Central CC, No. 7 El Paso (Texas) CC, No. 8 Central Arizona, No. 9 Butler (Kan.) CC and No. 10 Iowa Western CC.

Just over three weeks away is the 2022 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, which are set for Saturday, November 12 at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Florida.

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

2022 Week #3 - October 19th

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


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