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

NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championships Weekend was a blur!

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll for the 2022 season, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday afternoon. Remember that this poll is conducted by counting votes from eight member coaches – one from each of the division’s eight regions – who also do the Regional Rankings.

NCAA Division II — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Colo. School of Mines
Adams State
Grand Valley State
Wingate
Chico State
1
Colo. School of Mines
2
Adams State
3
Grand Valley State
4
Wingate
5
Chico State
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Nothing changed amongst the top-4 teams – and justifiably so: No. 1 Colorado School of Mines, No. 2 Adams State, No. 3 Grand Valley State and No. 4 Wingate all handled business in their own way. The top-ranked Orediggers left no doubt as to their strength with a dominating win at the RMAC Championships over the second-ranked Grizzlies, who finished a clear runner-up. The Lakers ran roughshod over the field at the GLIAC Championships, while the Bulldogs crushed all comers at the SAC Championships.

Chico State and Lee (Tenn.) swapped spots to No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. The Wildcats and the Flames both won conference titles – Chico State in the CCAA; Lee (Tenn.) in the GSC – but the electorate deemed the former’s 35-point win over No. 22 Cal Poly Pomona stronger.

Western Colorado and Augustana (S.D.) both jumped multiple spots. The Mountaineers went from No. 9 to No. 7 after an impressive third-place showing at the RMAC Championships, while the Vikings surged from No. 15 to No. 9 following its resounding victory at the NSIC Championships.

Four different teams improved their rank more than two places into the top-20: UC Colorado Springs went from No. 16 to No. 14 following its fourth-place finish at the RMAC Championships; Saginaw Valley State went from No. 23 to No. 16 following its runner-up effort at the GLIAC Championships; Western Washington went from No. 19 to No. 17 after winning the GNAC title; and Michigan Tech mushed from No. 20 to No. 18.

Mark your calendars for Friday, December 2, as the 2022 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships will take place at Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Washington!

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

2022 Week 7 - November 9th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 colo-school-of-mines COLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (1)
Chris Siemers (11th)
240
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (2)
Damon Martin (28th)
231 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (24th)
224 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 wingate WINGATE
Southeast Region (1)
SAC (1)
Pol Domenech (3rd)
217 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Gary Towne (27th)
204 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC (1)
Caleb Morgan (9th)
200 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (3)
RMAC (3)
Jennifer Michel (16th)
183 ▲ 2
(LW: 9)
8 missouri-southern MISSOURI SOUTHERN
Central Region (1)
MIAA (1)
Jamie Burnham (7th)
180 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (2)
NSIC (1)
Tracy Hellman (22nd)
175 ▲ 6
(LW: 15)
10 mississippi-college MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
South Region (2)
GSC (2)
Matthew Reneker (3rd)
171 ▲ 1
(LW: 11)
11 charleston-w-va CHARLESTON (W.VA.)
Atlantic Region (1)
Mountain East (1)
Nick Bias (9th)
167 ▼ 4
(LW: 7)
12 colorado-christian COLORADO CHRISTIAN
South Central Region (4)
RMAC (9)
Jon Poag (9th)
156 ▼ 2
(LW: 10)
13 walsh WALSH
Midwest Region (2)
G-MAC (1)
Rob Mizicko (11th)
145 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (5)
RMAC (4)
Mark Misch (16th)
137 ▲ 2
(LW: 16)
15 neb-kearney NEB.-KEARNEY
Central Region (3)
MIAA (2)
Brady Bonsall (16th)
127 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 saginaw-valley-state SAGINAW VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (3)
GLIAC (2)
Rod Cowan (13th)
118 ▲ 7
(LW: 23)
17 western-washington WESTERN WASHINGTON
West Region (2)
GNAC (1)
Pee Wee Halsell (36th)
108 ▲ 2
(LW: 19)
18 michigan-tech MICHIGAN TECH
Midwest Region (4)
GLIAC (3)
Kristina Owen (3rd)
104 ▲ 2
(LW: 20)
19 east-central-okla EAST CENTRAL (OKLA.)
Central Region (4)
GAC (1)
Steve Sawyer (14th)
97 ▼ 6
(LW: 13)
20 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (5)
MIAA (3)
Ben Barrows (2nd)
89 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
21 illinois-springfield ILLINOIS-SPRINGFIELD
Midwest Region (5)
GLVC (1)
Emmons King (1st)
77 ▼ 4
(LW: 17)
22 cal-poly-pomona CAL POLY POMONA
West Region (3)
CCAA (2)
Chris Bradford (6th)
71 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 alabama-huntsville ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
South Region (3)
GSC (3)
David Cain (25th)
66 ▲ 1
(LW: 24)
24 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (6)
GLVC (2)
James Kearney (9th)
48
(LW: RV)
25 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (6)
Lone Star (1)
Zach Daniel (1st)
45 ▲ 2
(LW: 27)
26 biola-calif BIOLA (CALIF.)
West Region (4)
PacWest (1)
Sean Henning (8th)
42 NR
27 embry-riddle-fla EMBRY-RIDDLE (FLA.)
South Region (4)
Sunshine (1)
Michael Rosolino (20th)
29 ▼ 1
(LW: 26)
28 azusa-pacific AZUSA PACIFIC
West Region (5)
PacWest (2)
Sean Smith (3rd)
20 ▼ 10
(LW: 18)
29 northwood-mich NORTHWOOD (MICH.)
Midwest Region (7)
G-MAC (2)
Jeremy Wilk (7th)
16 ▼ 1
(LW: 28)
30 washburn WASHBURN
Central Region (6)
MIAA (4)
Cameron Babb (7th)
14 ◀▶
(LW: 30)

Also Receiving Votes: Southern Connecticut 6, Simon Fraser 5, Colorado Mesa 3, Augusta 2, Cedarville 1, Fresno Pacific 1, UNC Pembroke 1

Dropped Out: No. 25 Simon Fraser, No. 29 Franklin Pierce



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8
Colo. School of Mines221111111
Grand Valley State333333332
Wingate667444443
Chico State554665654
Lee (Tenn.)12118556565
Colorado Christian77997710126
Missouri Southern986898887
Western Colorado8910111010978
Neb.-Kearney20202121241214159
Augustana (S.D.)445781415910
UC-Colorado Springs101414151415161411
Saginaw Valley State27RV2123231612
Charleston (W.Va.)11101310111671113
Mississippi College19181916169111014
Walsh141311121211121315
Western Washington302924261720191716
Pittsburg State131212131319212017
Michigan Tech161515141921201818
Illinois-Springfield25251517172119
Adams State1112222220
Azusa Pacific252217191818182821
Washburn303022
AugustaRV23
West Texas A&M232426242526272524
Lewis23252322RV2425
Embry-Riddle (Fla.)292830RVRV30262726
Northwood (Mich.)2829RV282927
Simon Fraser2930202225RV28
Alabama-Huntsville181618182224242329
Edinboro28RVRV30
Cal Poly Pomona2217202023252222RV
Biola (Calif.)RV3026RV
Southern Connecticut2626RVRVRVRV
Franklin Pierce2727282829RV
CSU Pueblo302829RVRVRVRV
Anderson (S.C.)RV
East Central (Okla.)131319
Fresno Pacific15212223RVRVRVRV
CedarvilleRV27RVRVRVRVRV
Colorado MesaRVRV
UNC PembrokeRV
UW-Parkside2627
Wayne State (Mich.)171916172729
FindlayRVRV
Sioux FallsRV
American International2123
Cal State San MarcosRVRV

USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 8/30
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/14
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 15: At-large Countable Period Begins
Week 2Tue 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/28
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Tue 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/12
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/18
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/25
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/26
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 4-6: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/8
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/9
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Wed 11/23
MEN | WOMEN
Dec. 2: NCAA Champs - Seattle, Wash.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/19
MEN | WOMEN
Fri 12/2
MEN | WOMEN