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

NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championships Weekend was a thriller!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll for the 2022 season, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). 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.

The #RunToStillwater is only getting better!

NCAA Division I — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
NC State
New Mexico
Oklahoma State
Northern Arizona
Notre Dame
1
NC State
2
New Mexico
3
Oklahoma State
4
Northern Arizona
5
Notre Dame
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

NC State pushes its No. 1 streak to seven consecutive weeks. The Wolfpack recently captured the ACC Cross Country Championships and held off a strong challenge from new No. 5 Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish improved one spot in the National Coaches’ Poll after finishing four points behind the Wolfpack, with the final score being 34-38. NC State went 1-2-5-10-16 behind Katelyn Tuohy’s individual title, while Notre Dame took places 3-6-7-8-14.

No. 2 New Mexico, No. 3 Oklahoma State and No. 4 Northern Arizona also held their rankings after winning their respective conference championships: the Lady Lobos won their 15th consecutive Mountain West title; the Cowgirls defended their Big 12 crown; the Lumberjacks took home top honors at the Big Sky Championship.

BYU fell one spot to No. 6 to make room for Notre Dame’s accession. The Cougars sit just three points behind the Fighting Irish after capturing the West Coast Conference title. Right behind is Alabama remaining in the No. 7 spot. The Crimson Tide won its first SEC title since 1987.

The first, second and third-place teams from Pac-12 Cross Country Championships sit in the next three spots. Colorado jumped three spots to No. 8 after winning the meet in a tiebreaker over new No. 9 Utah, who also improved one spot. The Buffs and Utes were tied at 66 points each, with the win ultimately going to the former thanks to a 4-1 advantage. Oregon climbed two spots to No. 10 aftering beating Stanford by seven points for third, 86-93. The Cardinal tumbled to No. 11.

Four teams saw their stock improve by multiple spots: Virginia soared 13 spots to No. 12 thanks to a third-place showing at the ACC Championships; Washington improved three spots to No. 16 following it’s fifth-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships; Michigan State won the Big Ten title and jumped four spots to No. 19; Michigan moved up to No. 21 after capturing runner-up honors in the Big Ten.

Florida State, who was previously receiving votes, is now ranked No. 24 following a fifth-place performance at the ACC Championships.

Mark your calendars for November 19, as that’s when the 2022 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships will be held at the OSU Cross Country Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Don’t forget that the championship races will be broadcast commercial-free once again on ESPNU.

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

2022 Week 6 - November 1st

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
Laurie Henes (17th)
327
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (1)
Mountain West (1)
Joe Franklin (16th)
316 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12 (1)
Dave Smith (14th)
310
(3 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (2)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (6th)
291 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (1)
ACC (2)
Matt Sparks (5th)
276 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 byu BYU
Mountain Region (3)
WCC (1)
Diljeet Taylor (7th)
273 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (1)
SEC (1)
Dan Waters (12th)
263 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (4)
Pac-12 (1)
Mark Wetmore (28th)
254 ▲ 3
(LW: 11)
9 utah UTAH
Mountain Region (5)
Pac-12 (2)
Kyle Kepler (18th)
243 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 oregon OREGON
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (3)
Jerry Schumacher (1st)
219 ▲ 2
(LW: 12)
11 stanford STANFORD
West Region (2)
Pac-12 (4)
J.J. Clark (4th)
207 ▼ 2
(LW: 9)
12 virginia VIRGINIA
Southeast Region (2)
ACC (3)
Vin Lananna (4th)
201 ▲ 13
(LW: 25)
13 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East (1)
Mitchell Baker (3rd)
199 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 california-baptist CALIFORNIA BAPTIST
West Region (3)
WAC (1)
Adam Tribble (5th)
176 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 north-carolina NORTH CAROLINA
Southeast Region (3)
ACC (4)
Dylan Sorensen (2nd)
168 ▼ 7
(LW: 8)
16 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (4)
Pac-12 (5)
Maurica Powell (5th)
165 ▲ 3
(LW: 19)
17 toledo TOLEDO
Great Lakes Region (2)
Mid-American (1)
Andrea Grove-McDonough (4th)
158 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 providence PROVIDENCE
Northeast Region (1)
Big East (2)
Ray Treacy (39th)
149 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (1)
Lisa Breznau (3rd)
132 ▲ 4
(LW: 23)
20 colorado-state COLORADO STATE
Mountain Region (6)
Mountain West (2)
Andrew Epperson (1st)
121 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten (2)
Mike McGuire (31st)
112 ▲ 5
(LW: 26)
22 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (5)
Big Ten (3)
Mick Byrne (5th)
85 ▼ 5
(LW: 17)
23 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (2)
Lance Harter (33rd)
77 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region (2)
ACC (5)
Bob Braman (9th)
73
(LW: RV)
25 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (6)
Big Ten (4)
Sara Mason Vergote (1st)
58 ▼ 3
(LW: 22)
26 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (2)
ACC (6)
Brien Bell (5th)
55 ▼ 11
(LW: 15)
27 utah-valley UTAH VALLEY
Mountain Region (7)
WAC (2)
Scott Houle (19th)
52 ▼ 3
(LW: 24)
28 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (4)
SoCon (1)
Robert Gary (11th)
38 ▼ 1
(LW: 27)
29 west-virginia WEST VIRGINIA
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big 12 (2)
Sean Cleary (16th)
37 ▼ 1
(LW: 28)
30 northwestern NORTHWESTERN
Midwest Region (2)
Big Ten (5)
Jill Miller (4th)
24 ▼ 1
(LW: 29)

Also Receiving Votes: Oregon State 19, Utah State 14, Boise State 6, Duke 4, Ole Miss 4, Wyoming 4, Air Force 2, Harvard 2, Lipscomb 1

Dropped Out: No. 30 Oregon State



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7FINAL
NC State111111111
New Mexico222322222
Alabama1210101067753
Oklahoma State443233334
North Carolina1413111211815135
Northern Arizona222122444466
Notre Dame6688106547
BYU7775556108
VirginiaRV2512169
Georgetown171918181312131410
Colorado333771181111
Utah1818191112109712
Stanford55568911813
Oregon19171622211210914
Ohio StateRVRV25252422251715
Providence151515151618181816
Washington8869919161517
Florida State30RVRVRV24RV242618
Wisconsin111213262817222319
Michigan State212223191723192020
Arkansas999131421232121
Michigan101112171826211922
SyracuseRVRVRV141515262823
Oregon State25262427RV30RV2324
Colorado State131414202220201225
Utah Valley272927161924272726
West Virginia2425RVRVRV28292927
ToledoRVRVRVRVRV16172528
California BaptistRVRV29211914142229
NorthwesternRV29303030
TexasRVRVRVRVRV31
FurmanRV28RVRV242728RV
Utah StateRVRVRV23RVRVRV
Ole Miss16161729RVRVRVRV
LipscombRVRV
BradleyRV
Boise StateRVRVRV
WyomingRVRVRV
Air ForceRVRVRV
Harvard2020202430RV
DukeRV
KentuckyRVRV292327RV
Illinois2827282829RV
IndianaRVRVRV
San FranciscoRVRVRV
Gonzaga23232130RV
Minnesota2929RVRVRV
VillanovaRVRVRVRVRV
LibertyRVRV
Iowa State262426RV
Penn StateRVRVRVRV
ButlerRVRVRV
RiceRVRV
TennesseeRV

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