2022 NCAA DII Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 7
NEW ORLEANS – Conference Championships down; Regional Championships are next.
Here is the newest edition of the NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll for the 2022, as released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Wednesday. 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 — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Grand Valley State
Colo. School of Mines
Cross Country Polls & Rankings
For the fifth consecutive week, the top-5 remained the same: Adams State is the unanimous No. 1 after rolling to another title at the RMAC Championships; Grand Valley State (which put up another perfect score at the GLIAC Championships) is No. 2; Colorado School of Mines held steady at No. 3 with UC-Colorado Springs at No. 4, directly in order in which they finished behind Adams State; and NSIC Champion Augustana (S.D.) is No. 5.
No. 6 stayed the same as well, although Cedarville closed the gap on the top-5 after winning the team title at the G-MAC Championships. Shuffling of the remaining top-10 ensued with No. 7 Cal State Stanislaus passing Dallas Baptist (now No. 8) and No. 9 Wingate jumping ahead of now-No. 10 Western Colorado.
Moving up the most this week was No. 16 CSU Pueblo, up six places and just behind No. 15 Pittsburg State, which climbed five spots. The ThunderWolves – fifth in the uber-deep RMAC – matched their highest ranking of the year while the Gorillas were just one notch below a season-high after winning the MIAA.
In all, 18 of the 30 ranking positions saw a change in order this week.
Squads have a week-plus to prepare for Regional Championships, set for Saturday, November 19. That’s when three teams per region will automatically advance to the 2022 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships at Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Washington, on Friday, December 2.