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
Adams State
Grand Valley State
Colo. School of Mines
UC-Colorado Springs
Augustana (S.D.)
1
Adams State
2
Grand Valley State
3
Colo. School of Mines
4
UC-Colorado Springs
5
Augustana (S.D.)
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.

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

2022 Week 7 - November 9th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 adams-state ADAMS STATE
South Central Region (1)
RMAC (1)
Damon Martin (35th)
240
(8 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 grand-valley-state GRAND VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (1)
GLIAC (1)
Jerry Baltes (24th)
231 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 colo-school-of-mines COLO. SCHOOL OF MINES
South Central Region (2)
RMAC (2)
Chris Siemers (11th)
225 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 uc-colorado-springs UC-COLORADO SPRINGS
South Central Region (3)
RMAC (3)
Corey Kubatzky (8th)
215 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 augustana-s-d AUGUSTANA (S.D.)
Central Region (1)
NSIC (1)
Tracy Hellman (22nd)
205 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 cedarville CEDARVILLE
Midwest Region (2)
G-MAC (1)
Jeff Bolender (13th)
204 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 dallas-baptist DALLAS BAPTIST
South Central Region (4)
Lone Star (1)
Jacob Phillips (18th)
186 ▲ 1
(LW: 8)
8 stanislaus-state STANISLAUS STATE
West Region (1)
CCAA (1)
Darren Holman (7th)
184 ▼ 1
(LW: 7)
9 wingate WINGATE
Southeast Region (1)
SAC (1)
Pol Domenech (3rd)
177 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 western-colorado WESTERN COLORADO
South Central Region (5)
RMAC (4)
Jennifer Michel (16th)
166 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 lee-tenn LEE (TENN.)
South Region (1)
GSC (1)
Caleb Morgan (9th)
164 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 biola-calif BIOLA (CALIF.)
West Region (2)
PacWest (1)
Sean Henning (8th)
149 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 chico-state CHICO STATE
West Region (3)
CCAA (2)
Gary Towne (27th)
134 ▲ 2
(LW: 15)
14 minnesota-state MINNESOTA STATE
Central Region (2)
NSIC (2)
Jen Blue (23rd)
130 ▲ 2
(LW: 16)
15 pittsburg-state PITTSBURG STATE
Central Region (3)
MIAA (1)
Ben Barrows (2nd)
114 ▲ 5
(LW: 20)
16 csu-pueblo CSU PUEBLO
South Central Region (6)
RMAC (5)
Matt Morris (7th)
112 ▲ 6
(LW: 22)
17 charleston-w-va CHARLESTON (W.VA.)
Atlantic Region (1)
Mountain East (1)
Nick Bias (9th)
110 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 colorado-christian COLORADO CHRISTIAN
South Central Region (8)
RMAC (11)
John Poag (9th)
98 ▼ 6
(LW: 12)
19 winona-state WINONA STATE
Central Region (4)
NSIC (3)
John Hibshman (3rd)
97 ▼ 2
(LW: 17)
20 minnesota-duluth MINNESOTA DULUTH
Central Region (5)
NSIC (4)
Karly Brautigam (2nd)
95 ▼ 6
(LW: 14)
21 wayne-state-mich WAYNE STATE (MICH.)
Midwest Region (3)
GLIAC (2)
Grant Lofdahl (6th)
92 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 lewis LEWIS
Midwest Region (4)
GLVC (1)
James Kearney (9th)
78 ▼ 3
(LW: 19)
23 neb-kearney NEB.-KEARNEY
Central Region (6)
MIAA (2)
Brady Bonsall (16th)
64 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 west-texas-am WEST TEXAS A&M
South Central Region (7)
Lone Star (2)
Zach Daniel (1st)
62 ▲ 2
(LW: 26)
25 saginaw-valley-state SAGINAW VALLEY STATE
Midwest Region (5)
GLIAC (3)
Rod Cowan (13th)
48 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
26 azusa-pacific AZUSA PACIFIC
West Region (4)
PacWest (2)
Sean Smith (3rd)
46 ▼ 2
(LW: 24)
27 northwest-missouri NORTHWEST MISSOURI
Central Region (7)
MIAA (3)
Wick Cunningham (2nd)
32 ▲ 1
(LW: 28)
28 hillsdale HILLSDALE
Midwest Region (6)
G-MAC (2)
R.P. White (1st)
22 NR
29 rogers-state ROGERS STATE
Central Region (8)
MIAA (4)
Matt Kennedy (3rd)
15 NR
30 palm-beach-atlantic PALM BEACH ATLANTIC
South Region (2)
Sunshine (1)
Wesley Penberthy (2nd)
10 ◀▶
(LW: 30)

Also Receiving Votes: Cal State East Bay 9, Southwest Baptist 5, Westminster (Utah) 1

Dropped Out: No. 27 Michigan Tech, No. 29 Cal State East Bay



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
Adams State111111111
Grand Valley State222222222
Colo. School of Mines453333333
UC-Colorado Springs545444444
Augustana (S.D.)334555555
Cedarville1286777666
Stanislaus State11128888787
Wingate6676661098
CSU Pueblo23181620212122169
Lee (Tenn.)101010101010111110
Chico State171711121312151311
Western Colorado77911111191012
Pittsburg State3014171717201513
Biola (Calif.)212422212020131214
Minnesota State25261818161415
West Texas A&M292123252525262416
Charleston (W.Va.)RV3030181717
Wayne State (Mich.)242220191919212118
Neb.-KearneyRV222221232319
Colorado Christian141313141213121820
Winona State262717161515171921
Minnesota Duluth151612131414142022
Dallas Baptist1925279998723
Northwest Missouri30RVRV27282724
Saginaw Valley State81126262424252525
Palm Beach Atlantic303026
Southwest Baptist21232930RV27
Rogers State252727282928
TampaRVRVRVRVRV29
Azusa PacificRV2824242323242630
Lewis1819151516161922RV
Hillsdale161518RV28RV
Michigan Tech2929262627RV
Edinboro2829RV
Anderson (S.C.)RVRVRV
Cal Poly PomonaRV
CatawbaRV
Cal State East Bay29RV
Westminster (Utah)RVRVRV
Western Washington202019182829
Walsh2223RVRVRVRV
Fort LewisRV
Simon Fraser992828
U-Mary1314RV
Seton HillRV
Southern New HampshireRV
FindlayRV
Mississippi CollegeRVRV
Saint LeoRVRV
Cal State San Marcos27RV
AlaskaRV
AlfredRV
Academy of Art30

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