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

NEW ORLEANS – The #RunToStillwater ends this Saturday.

Here is the Pre-Championships 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).

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

Defending champion NC State will head to Stillwater, Oklahoma as the top-ranked team and favorite to win the team title after receiving 10 of 11 possible first-place votes. The Wolfpack, led by Katelyn Tuohy’s individual crown, romped to the team title at the Southeast Region Championships with 25 points. A victory on Saturday will give NC State its second NCAA title in program history.

New Mexico and Oklahoma State remained at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, after taking care of business at their regional championships. The Lobos placed three athletes in the top-9 as they went on to score 56 points for their second consecutive Mountain Region title. Over in the Midwest Region, the Cowgirls won their first regional championship since 2015 behind a 2-3 punch from Natalie Cook and Taylor Roe.

Notre Dame improved one spot to No. 4, while Alabama jumped two spots to No. 5 in the Pre-Championships Edition of the National Coaches’ Poll. The Fighting Irish put together a dominant performance at the Great Lakes Region Championships, scoring just 33 points to win their second-straight regional title with an individual title from Olivia Markezich. The Crimson Tide also won by a large margin at the South Region Championships as they scored 34 points behind a 2-3-4-5 finish.

The rest of the top-10 had plenty of shuffling following Regional Championships Friday: Northern Arizona fell to No. 3 after placing third in the Mountain Region, while regional runner-up Utah improved to No. 7; the next two spots go to the West Region champion and runner-up – No. 8 Stanford and No. 9 Oregon; BYU is at No. 10 following a sixth-place finish in the Mountain Region.

Other notable improvements came from the Mountain Region fourth-place team Colorado State (up eight spots from No. 20 to No. 12), Great Lakes Region runner-up Ohio State (up eight spots from No. 25 to No. 17) and the West Region fourth-place team Oregon State (moved from the Land of Receiving Votes to No. 23).

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 women’s race starts at 10:20 am ET.

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

2022 Week 7 - November 14th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
Laurie Henes (17th)
329
(10 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (1)
Mountain West (1)
Joe Franklin (16th)
318 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (1)
Big 12 (1)
Dave Smith (14th)
303
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 notre-dame NOTRE DAME
Great Lakes Region (1)
ACC (2)
Matt Sparks (5th)
293 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (1)
SEC (1)
Dan Waters (12th)
273 ▲ 2
(LW: 7)
6 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (3)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (6th)
270 ▼ 2
(LW: 4)
7 utah UTAH
Mountain Region (2)
Pac-12 (2)
Kyle Kepler (18th)
268 ▲ 2
(LW: 9)
8 stanford STANFORD
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (4)
J.J. Clark (4th)
245 ▲ 3
(LW: 11)
9 oregon OREGON
West Region (2)
Pac-12 (3)
Jerry Schumacher (1st)
223 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 byu BYU
Mountain Region (6)
WCC (1)
Diljeet Taylor (7th)
209 ▼ 4
(LW: 6)
11 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (5)
Pac-12 (1)
Mark Wetmore (28th)
207 ▼ 3
(LW: 8)
12 colorado-state COLORADO STATE
Mountain Region (4)
Mountain West (2)
Andrew Epperson (1st)
205 ▲ 8
(LW: 20)
13 north-carolina NORTH CAROLINA
Southeast Region (2)
ACC (4)
Dylan Sorensen (2nd)
204 ▲ 2
(LW: 15)
14 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East (1)
Mitchell Baker (3rd)
200 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (3)
Pac-12 (5)
Maurica Powell (5th)
181 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 virginia VIRGINIA
Southeast Region (3)
ACC (3)
Vin Lananna (4th)
146 ▼ 4
(LW: 12)
17 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (2)
Big Ten (4)
Sara Mason Vergote (1st)
145 ▲ 8
(LW: 25)
18 providence PROVIDENCE
Northeast Region (1)
Big East (2)
Ray Treacy (39th)
134 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (2)
Mike McGuire (31st)
128 ▲ 2
(LW: 21)
20 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten (1)
Lisa Breznau (3rd)
115 ▼ 1
(LW: 19)
21 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (2)
Lance Harter (33rd)
97 ▲ 2
(LW: 23)
22 california-baptist CALIFORNIA BAPTIST
West Region (5)
WAC (1)
Adam Tribble (5th)
83 ▼ 8
(LW: 14)
23 oregon-state OREGON STATE
West Region (4)
Pac-12 (6)
Louis Quintana (6th)
80
(LW: RV)
23 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (5)
Big Ten (3)
Mick Byrne (5th)
80 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
25 toledo TOLEDO
Great Lakes Region (6)
Mid-American (1)
Andrea Grove-McDonough (4th)
63 ▼ 8
(LW: 17)
26 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region (2)
ACC (5)
Bob Braman (9th)
61 ▼ 2
(LW: 24)
27 utah-valley UTAH VALLEY
Mountain Region (7)
WAC (2)
Scott Houle (19th)
59 ◀▶
(LW: 27)
28 syracuse SYRACUSE
Northeast Region (2)
ACC (6)
Brien Bell (5th)
58 ▼ 2
(LW: 26)
29 west-virginia WEST VIRGINIA
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big 12 (2)
Sean Cleary (16th)
53 ◀▶
(LW: 29)
30 northwestern NORTHWESTERN
Midwest Region (2)
Big Ten (5)
Jill Miller (4th)
41 ◀▶
(LW: 30)

Also Receiving Votes: Furman 21, Utah State 10, Ole Miss 5, Lipscomb 4, Bradley 3, Texas 1

Dropped Out: No. 28 Furman



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
Air ForceRVRVRV
WyomingRVRVRV
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