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

NEW ORLEANS – No. 1 changed for the third-straight time in the Week 3 edition of the NJCAA Division II 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 II — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Lansing (Mich.) CC
Mesa (Ariz.) CC
Heartland (Ill.) CC
Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC
Wallace State (Ala.) CC
1
Lansing (Mich.) CC
2
Mesa (Ariz.) CC
3
Heartland (Ill.) CC
4
Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC
5
Wallace State (Ala.) CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Lansing (Mich.) CC regained the top spot after a dominating victory at the Muskegon Jayhawk Invitational. The defending national champions were led by Olivia Vanderwey, individual runner-up and just 0.4 seconds ahead of teammate Haley Ellis. Vanderwey – the M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week – had two former honorees in her wake.

Mesa (Ariz.) CC dropped to No. 2 but had a big win a week ago at the Manny Bautista Invitational as the Thunderbirds beat reigning California CC champion Mt. SAC as well as NJCAA DI No. 8 Central Arizona. Kate Brockman, reigning national runner-up, earned a second M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week honor this with her runner-up finish.

Holding steady at No. 3 is Heartland (Ill.) CC, its highest since being No. 1 three times last year. The Hawks were the top JUCO program in the Bradley Pink Classic White Division.

Moving up two positions to No. 4 is Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC, matching the program’s high from Week 1 of last year. The Raiders were behind only Lansing among JUCO programs at the Muskegon Jayhawk Invitational.

No. 5 remains Wallace State (Ala.) CC, which has occupied this placing all year. The Lions were the leading JUCO program at the Crimson Classic.

Completing the top-10: No. 6 Pasco-Hernando State (Fla.), No. 7 Daytona State (Fla.), No. 8 Cowley (Kan.), No. 9 Southwestern (Mich.) CC and No. 10 Southeastern (Iowa) CC.

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

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

2022 Week #3 - October 19th

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1lansing-mich-ccLANSING (MICH.) CC
Region VII
 ▲1
(LW: 2)
2mesa-ariz-ccMESA (ARIZ.) CC
Region I (1)
 ▼1
(LW: 1)
3heartland-ill-ccHEARTLAND (ILL.) CC
Region XXIV
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4grand-rapids-mich-ccGRAND RAPIDS (MICH.) CC
Region XII
 ▲2
(LW: 6)
5wallace-state-ala-ccWALLACE STATE (ALA.) CC
Region XXII
 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6pasco-hernando-flaPASCO-HERNANDO (FLA.)
Region VIII
 ▲2
(LW: 8)
7daytona-state-flaDAYTONA STATE (FLA.)
Region VIII
 ▲4
(LW: 11)
8cowley-kanCOWLEY (KAN.)
Region VI
 ▼4
(LW: 4)
9southwestern-michiganSOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN
Region XII
 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10southeastern-iowa-ccSOUTHEASTERN (IOWA) CC
Region XI
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11coconino-ariz-ccCOCONINO (ARIZ.) CC
ACCAC (3)
 ▼4
(LW: 7)
12florida-gatewayFLORIDA GATEWAY
Region VIII
 ▲3
(LW: 15)
13des-moines-area-iowa-ccDES MOINES AREA (IOWA) CC
Region XI
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14mott-mich-ccMOTT (MICH.) CC
Region XII
 ▼1
(LW: 13)
15st-clair-county-mich-ccST. CLAIR COUNTY (MICH.) CC
Region XII
 ▼1
(LW: 14)
16calhoun-ala-ccCALHOUN (ALA.) CC
Region XXII
 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17paradise-valley-ariz-ccPARADISE VALLEY (ARIZ.) CC
Region I (4)
 ▲2
(LW: 19)
18state-fair-moSTATE FAIR (MO.)
Region XVI
 ▲2
(LW: 20)
19northwest-arkansas-ccNORTHWEST ARKANSAS CC
Region II
 ▼1
(LW: 18)
20muskegon-mich-ccMUSKEGON (MICH.) CC
Region VII
 ▼3
(LW: 17)
21kaskaskia-illKASKASKIA (ILL.)
Region XXIV
 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22marion-military-institute-alaMARION MILITARY INSTITUTE (ALA.)
ACCC
 ▲3
(LW: 25)
23gadsden-state-ala-ccGADSDEN STATE (ALA.) CC
Region XXII
 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24macomb-mich-ccMACOMB (MICH.) CC
Region XII
 NR
25walters-state-tenn-ccWALTERS STATE (TENN.) CC
Region VII
 ▼3
(LW: 22)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4FINAL
Lansing (Mich.) CC12111
Mesa (Ariz.) CC21222
Heartland (Ill.) CC43333
Coconino (Ariz.) CC771154
Wallace State (Ala.) CC55575
Cowley (Kan.)34846
Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC66457
Pasco-Hernando (Fla.)98688
Daytona State (Fla.)10117109
Southeastern (Iowa) CC141010910
Florida Gateway1315121211
Calhoun (Ala.) CC1216161812
Southwestern Michigan8991113
Mott (Mich.) CC1513141314
Des Moines Area (Iowa) CC12131415
Paradise Valley (Ariz.) CC19172116
Florida State-Jacksonville1517
NorthWest Arkansas CC1718192218
South Florida State21241719
State Fair (Mo.)1620182020
Walters State (Tenn.) CC222521
Potomac State (W.Va.)2522
Marion Military Institute (Ala.)22252223
Gadsden State (Ala.) CC20232324
Carl Sandburg (Ill.)25
Hawkeye (Iowa) CC2426
Central Florida CC27
UA Rich Mountain (Ark.)232528
St. Clair County (Mich.) CC11141516
Kaskaskia (Ill.)18212119
Macomb (Mich.) CC242422
Muskegon (Mich.) CC191720
Redlands (Okla.) CC25

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational 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