2022 NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 7

NEW ORLEANS – #TheRunToStillwater reached its climax.

Here is the Pre-Championships Edition of the NCAA DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, as released on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). There was a lot of movement in the most recent National Coaches’ Poll, as all but four teams held steady following a thrilling Regional Championships Friday.

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

Nothing changed at the tip-top, though, as Stanford cemented its stronghold atop the National Coaches’ Poll. The top-ranked Cardinal, which hauled in 10 of 11 possible first-place votes, rolled to the team title at the West Region Championships, scoring just 45 points. Stanford, considered the odds-on favorite to win the team title in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is seeking its first since 2003.

Two-time defending national champion Northern Arizona improved one spot to No. 2, swapping places with BYU. The Lumberjacks leapfrogged the Cougars based on their head-to-head victory at the Mountain Region Championships this past weekend. NAU outscored BYU, 43-54, as Nico Young and Drew Bosley went 1-2 and the rest of the scoring lineup took places 9-14-17. The Cougars put three in the top-10 and four in the top-15 to finish a close runner-up.

Oklahoma State and Tulsa sit No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, following an incredible battle at the Midwest Region Championships. Officials had to go to a tiebreaker after both the Cowboys and the Golden Hurricane finished with 49 points. Tulsa, thanks to its front-end depth in taking four of the top-six spots, was able to knock off Oklahoma State, 3-2. The Cowboys, who won the Big 12 title earlier in the postseason, have been ranked fourth in each of the past five weeks.

No other team maintained its same spot in the top-10 from the previous week: Wisconsin is now ranked No. 6 following its dominating victory at the Great Lakes Region Championships; the next two spots belong to the third- and fourth-place finishers in the Mountain Region – No. 7 Colorado and No. 8 Air Force; Northeast Region champion Syracuse is now slotted in at No. 9, followed by Southeast Region Champion North Carolina at No. 10.

Other notable improvements in the National Coaches’ Poll were turned in by South Region champion Tennessee (up six spots from No. 20 to No. 14), West Region runner-up Gonzaga (up 11 spots from No. 26 to No. 15) and Mid-Atlantic Region runner-up Georgetown (back in the National Coaches’ Poll at No. 22 after falling into the Land of Receiving Votes in Week 6).

Remember that the 2022 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships are THIS SATURDAY at the Greiner Family OSU Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma! You can watch the action uninterrupted on ESPNU beginning at 10 am ET. The men’s race starts at 11:10 am ET.

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

2022 Week 7 - November 14th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 stanford STANFORD
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (1)
Ricardo Santos (2nd)
329
(10 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (1)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (6th)
313
(1 fpv)
▲ 1
(LW: 3)
3 byu BYU
Mountain Region (2)
WCC (1)
Ed Eyestone (23rd)
312 ▼ 1
(LW: 2)
4 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (2)
Big 12 (1)
Dave Smith (17th)
294 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 tulsa TULSA
Midwest Region (1)
American (1)
Steve Gulley (21st)
289 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Mick Byrne (15th)
270 ▲ 2
(LW: 8)
7 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (3)
Pac-12 (2)
Mark Wetmore (28th)
256 ▲ 2
(LW: 9)
8 air-force AIR FORCE
Mountain Region (4)
Mountain West (1)
Ryan Cole (9th)
246 ▼ 3
(LW: 5)
9 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (1)
ACC (2)
Brien Bell (5th)
226 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 north-carolina NORTH CAROLINA
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (3)
Chris Miltenberg (4th)
221 ▲ 2
(LW: 12)
11 villanova VILLANOVA
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East (1)
Marcus O'Sullivan (23rd)
219 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 wake-forest WAKE FOREST
Southeast Region (3)
ACC (1)
John Hayes (7th)
215 ▼ 5
(LW: 7)
13 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (2)
ACC (4)
Matt Sparks (1st)
213 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 tennessee TENNESSEE
South Region (1)
SEC (2)
Sean Carlson (1st)
179 ▲ 6
(LW: 20)
15 gonzaga GONZAGA
West Region (2)
WCC (2)
Patrick Tyson (15th)
174 ▲ 11
(LW: 26)
16 virginia VIRGINIA
Southeast Region (2)
ACC (6)
Vin Lananna (4th)
173 ▲ 3
(LW: 19)
17 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (3)
Pac-12 (3)
Andy Powell (5th)
151 ▼ 3
(LW: 14)
18 montana-state MONTANA STATE
Mountain Region (5)
Big Sky (2)
Lyle Weese (5th)
125 ▲ 3
(LW: 21)
18 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (4)
ACC (5)
Rollie Geiger (45th)
125 ▼ 3
(LW: 15)
20 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (3)
Chris Bucknam (15th)
109 ▲ 2
(LW: 22)
21 oregon OREGON
West Region (4)
Pac-12 (4)
Jerry Schumacher (1st)
99 ▼ 3
(LW: 18)
22 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big East (3)
Brandon Bonsey (7th)
97
(LW: RV)
23 harvard HARVARD
Northeast Region (2)
Ivy League (2)
Alex Gibby (6th)
70 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
24 princeton PRINCETON
Mid-Atlantic Region (3)
Ivy League (1)
Jason Vigilante (11th)
69 ▼ 7
(LW: 17)
25 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (2)
Kevin Sullivan (9th)
66 ▲ 3
(LW: 28)
25 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (3)
SEC (1)
Dan Waters (12th)
66 ▼ 9
(LW: 16)
27 colorado-state COLORADO STATE
Mountain Region (6)
Mountain West (2)
Andrew Epperson (1st)
64 ▲ 1
(LW: 28)
28 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (2)
Big 12 (3)
Greg Metcalf (1st)
50 ▲ 2
(LW: 30)
29 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (2)
SEC (4)
Connie Price-Smith (1st)
46
(LW: RV)
30 butler BUTLER
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big East (4)
Matt Roe (16th)
29 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Utah State 22, California Baptist 3

Dropped Out: No. 24 Portland, No. 25 California Baptist, No. 27 Iowa State, No. 30 Charlotte



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