2022 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championships Weekend hit different.

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll that was released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Twelve teams saw their rank change by six or more spots, either in the upward or downward direction based on their performances this past weekend during their conference meets.

Remember that this poll is conducted by counting votes from 11 member coaches – one from each of the division’s nine regions (who also do the regional rankings) – as well as two members from the NCAA Cross Country Executive Committee.

NCAA Division I — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Stanford
BYU
Northern Arizona
Oklahoma State
Air Force
1
Stanford
2
BYU
3
Northern Arizona
4
Oklahoma State
5
Air Force
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

The top-5 teams didn’t budge, because they handled business: No. 1 Stanford crushed the field at the Pac-12 Championships, scoring just 22 points with M-F National Athlete of the Week Charles Hicks leading the way with his individual title; No. 2 BYU made quick work of the WCC Championships once again with Casey Clinger breaking the tape first; No. 3 Northern Arizona dominated the Big Sky Championships with a 19-point score; No. 4 Oklahoma State cruised to another Big 12 title on a sloppy course in Lubbock, Texas; No. 5 Air Force defended its Mountain West crown in a big way, sweeping the top-3 spots on the podium.

No. 6 Tulsa led a group of teams in the top-10 – and one outside of the top-15 – that improved its standing. The Golden Hurricane went from No. 7 to No. 6 following a win at the American Athletic Conference Championships. Wake Forest climbed from No. 8 to No. 7 after capturing its first ACC title since 1994. Wisconsin snagged its 53rd Big Ten title in program history and moved from No. 9 to No. 8. Colorado finished runner-up to the Cardinal at the Pac-12 Championships and is now ranked No. 9. Syracuse vaulted six spots from No. 16 to No. 10 thanks to its runner-up effort at the ACC Championships.

Three other teams who are now in the top-20 saw their stock rise six spots: North Carolina is now No. 12 following a third-place showing at the ACC Championships; Washington mushed from No. 20 to No. 14 thanks to its third-place performance at the Pac-12 Championships; Alabama is now ranked No. 16 after winning its first SEC title since 2009.

Arkansas and Harvard, who are both tied at No. 22, as well as No. 27 Gonzaga and No. 27 Iowa State joined the poll after handing out in the Land of Receiving Votes last week.

Mark you calendars for Saturday, November 19, because that’s when the 2022 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships will be held at the Greiner Family OSU Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma. You’ll be able to watch both championship races uninterrupted on ESPNU beginning at 10 am ET. Full steam ahead on the #RunToStillwater!

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I
Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2022 Week 6 - November 1st

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 stanford STANFORD
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (1)
Ricardo Santos (2nd)
330
(11 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 byu BYU
Mountain Region (1)
WCC (1)
Ed Eyestone (23rd)
318 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (2)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (6th)
303 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12 (1)
Dave Smith (17th)
301 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 air-force AIR FORCE
Mountain Region (3)
Mountain West (1)
Ryan Cole (9th)
285 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 tulsa TULSA
Midwest Region (2)
American (1)
Steve Gulley (21st)
265 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 wake-forest WAKE FOREST
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
John Hayes (7th)
264 ▲ 1
(LW: 8)
8 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Mick Byrne (15th)
260 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (4)
Pac-12 (2)
Mark Wetmore (28th)
241 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (1)
ACC (2)
Brien Bell (5th)
223 ▲ 6
(LW: 16)
11 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East (1)
Marcus O'Sullivan (23rd)
222 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 north-carolina NORTH CAROLINA
Southeast Region (2)
ACC (3)
Chris Miltenberg (4th)
200 ▲ 6
(LW: 18)
13 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (2)
ACC (4)
Matt Sparks (1st)
199 ▼ 7
(LW: 6)
14 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (2)
Pac-12 (3)
Andy Powell (5th)
172 ▲ 6
(LW: 20)
15 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (3)
ACC (5)
Rollie Geiger (45th)
159 ▼ 3
(LW: 12)
16 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (1)
SEC (1)
Dan Waters (12th)
158 ▲ 6
(LW: 22)
17 princeton PRINCETON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Ivy League (1)
Jason Vigilante (11th)
148 ▲ 2
(LW: 19)
18 oregon OREGON
West Region (3)
Pac-12 (4)
Jerry Schumacher (1st)
147 ▼ 3
(LW: 15)
19 virginia VIRGINIA
Southeast Region (4)
ACC (6)
Vin Lananna (4th)
120 ▼ 6
(LW: 13)
20 tennessee TENNESSEE
South Region (2)
SEC (2)
Sean Carlson (1st)
118 ▼ 3
(LW: 17)
21 montana-state MONTANA STATE
Mountain Region (5)
Big Sky (2)
Lyle Weese (5th)
104 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (3)
Chris Bucknam (15th)
79
(LW: RV)
22 harvard HARVARD
Northeast Region (2)
Ivy League (2)
Alex Gibby (6th)
79
(LW: RV)
24 portland PORTLAND
West Region (6)
WCC (3)
Rob Conner (33rd)
56 ▼ 10
(LW: 14)
25 california-baptist CALIFORNIA BAPTIST
West Region (4)
WAC (1)
Adam Tribble (5th)
54 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
26 gonzaga GONZAGA
West Region (5)
WCC (2)
Patrick Tyson (15th)
50
(LW: RV)
27 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (3)
Big 12 (2)
Jeremy Sudbury (2nd)
42
(LW: RV)
28 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (2)
Kevin Sullivan (9th)
36 ▲ 1
(LW: 29)
28 colorado-state COLORADO STATE
Mountain Region (6)
Mountain West (2)
Andrew Epperson (1st)
36 ◀▶
(LW: 28)
30 charlotte CHARLOTTE
Southeast Region (5)
Conference USA (1)
Joe Lynn (6th)
32 ▼ 3
(LW: 27)
30 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (2)
Big 12 (3)
Greg Metcalf (1st)
32 ▼ 7
(LW: 23)

Also Receiving Votes: Georgetown 22, Providence 22, Ole Miss 20, Utah State 13, Cal Poly 4, Eastern Kentucky 1

Dropped Out: No. 24 Utah State, No. 26 Georgetown, No. 29 Duke



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
Northern Arizona111333321
Oklahoma State222444442
BYU444112233
Stanford333221114
Wake Forest91097787125
Wisconsin667669866
Air Force13111111125587
Colorado5558810978
Tulsa666557659
North Carolina161713131018121010
NC StateRVRVRVRV12151811
Syracuse2119201091610912
Gonzaga1618161214RV261513
Washington888232620141714
Notre Dame14131214136131315
OregonRVRVRV262415182116
Harvard1112151920RV222317
Texas272829181823302818
Villanova181618211711111119
Tennessee3029RVRV1517201420
Butler22272624RVRV3021
VirginiaRVRV201913191622
Arkansas1214141621RV222023
Ole Miss192224RVRVRV2924
Montana State242422222521211825
Utah StateRVRVRVRV2324RVRV26
Alabama262525252222162527
Colorado StateRV28282728
Michigan29262727RV29282529
Princeton252021151619172430
Georgetown232317172826RV2231
California Baptist29292525RV
Portland15151928RV1424
Iowa State1099911RV27
CharlotteRV302730
Cal PolyRVRVRV
ProvidenceRVRVRVRV
Eastern KentuckyRV
DukeRV29
Michigan State2830283027
IonaRVRV30RVRV
Furman202123RV
Florida StateRVRVRVRV
Boise StateRVRVRV
KentuckyRV
MinnesotaRV

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/31
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Mon 9/12
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 9: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Mon 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 9/26
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 15: Pre-National
Week 5Mon 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 10/18
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 27-30: Conference Champs
Week 6Mon 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 11/1
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 11: NCAA Regionals
Week 7Mon 11/14
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 19: NCAA Championships - Stillwater, Okla.
FINAL ResultsFri 11/11
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/19
MEN | WOMEN