2022 NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 8

NEW ORLEANS – And then there were 32.

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA DIII Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, as released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Voting coaches only considered those teams that will be competing at the 2022 NCAA DIII Cross Country Championships on Saturday in East Lansing, Michigan.

NCAA Division III — Men's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Pomona-Pitzer
MIT
North Central (Ill.)
Williams
Wartburg
1
Pomona-Pitzer
2
MIT
3
North Central (Ill.)
4
Williams
5
Wartburg
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Five of the top-6 teams remained in the same spot after Regional Championships Saturday – because they handled business.

  • West Region champion Pomona-Pitzer enters the NCAA meet as the prohibitive favorite to win a third consecutive national title and collected seven of 10 possible first-place votes
  • MIT, which snagged the three remaining first-place votes, hasn’t budged from the No. 2 spot all season and dominated the proceedings this past weekend at the East Region Championships
  • North Central (Ill.) dispatched all comers at the Midwest Region Championships and is cemented at No. 3
  • Midwest Region runner-up Wartburg sits No. 5 with Mideast Region runner-up RPI at No. 6.

Williams continued its ascension in the National Coaches’ Poll, jumping three spots from No. 7 to No. 4 after winning the team title at the Mideast Region Championships. Led by individual champion Elias Lindgren, the Ephs put six of their seven athletes in the top-15 and topped the Engineers, 40-57. Williams fell as far as No. 12 in Week 2 this year, but worked its way into the top-5 for the first since the preseason (where, true to form, it was also ranked No. 4).

Twenty-five of the next 26 spots changed hands, which are too many to list.

We’ll highlight several of the biggest movers between Week 7 and Week 8.

  • North champion UW-Whitewater soared to No. 7 with North runner-up UW-La Crosse slotted right behind it at No. 8
  • Mid-Atlantic champion Carnegie Mellon improved two spots from No. 11 to No. 9
  • South runner-up Lynchburg jumped six spots from No. 25 to No. 19
  • East runner-up Bates climbed six spots from No. 30 to No. 24
  • Great Lakes third-place squad Mount Union charged seven spots from No. 35 to No. 28

Remember that the 2022 NCAA DIII Cross Country Championships will be held this Saturday, November 19, at the Forest Akers East Golf Course in East Lansing, Michigan.

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

2022 Week 8 - November 15th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
Kyle Flores (2nd)
317
(7 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 mit MIT
East Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Riley Macon (1st)
313
(3 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 north-central-ill NORTH CENTRAL (ILL.)
Midwest Region (1)
CCIW (1)
Matt Sinnott (1st)
296 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 williams WILLIAMS
Mideast Region (1)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (44th)
286 ▲ 3
(LW: 7)
5 wartburg WARTBURG
Midwest Region (2)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (7th)
284 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 rpi RPI
Mideast Region (2)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (12th)
262 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 uw-whitewater UW-WHITEWATER
North Region (1)
WIAC (2)
Jeff Miller (41st)
261 ▲ 3
(LW: 10)
8 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
North Region (2)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (11th)
256 ▼ 4
(LW: 4)
9 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
UAA (2)
Tim Connelly (8th)
240 ▲ 2
(LW: 11)
10 emory EMORY
South Region (1)
UAA (1)
Linh Nguyen (4th)
227 ▼ 2
(LW: 8)
11 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (23rd)
224 ▼ 2
(LW: 9)
12 haverford HAVERFORD
Metro Region (1)
Centennial (2)
Tom Donnelly (48th)
206 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
13 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (1)
OAC (1)
Kyle Basista (9th)
191 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 st-olaf ST. OLAF
North Region (3)
MIAC (1)
Brian Power (3rd)
189 ▼ 2
(LW: 12)
15 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Marina Muncan (3rd)
187 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 case-western-reserve CASE WESTERN RESERVE
Great Lakes Region (2)
UAA (3)
Kathy Lanese (22nd)
169 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 middlebury MIDDLEBURY
Mideast Region (3)
NESCAC (3)
Nicole Wilkerson (12th)
165 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
C2C (1)
David Klech (6th)
140 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South Region (2)
ODAC (1)
Jake Reed (6th)
137 ▲ 6
(LW: 25)
20 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Niagara Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (8th)
135 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
21 loras LORAS
Midwest Region (3)
American Rivers (2)
Bob Schultz (18th)
121 ▲ 1
(LW: 22)
22 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (4)
UAA (4)
Chris Hall (22nd)
110 ▲ 2
(LW: 24)
23 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region (4)
NWC (1)
Mike Wilson (3rd)
99 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 bates BATES
East Region (2)
NESCAC (5)
Danny Feldman (1st)
88 ▲ 6
(LW: 30)
25 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (5)
UAA (5)
Jeff Stiles (22nd)
80 ▲ 1
(LW: 26)
26 colby COLBY
East Region (3)
NESCAC (2)
Jared Beers (17th)
72 ▼ 9
(LW: 17)
27 uw-stout UW-STOUT
North Region (4)
WIAC (3)
Matt Schauf (16th)
62 ▲ 1
(LW: 28)
28 mount-union MOUNT UNION
Great Lakes Region (3)
OAC (4)
Kevin Lucas (12th)
48 ▲ 7
(LW: 35)
29 otterbein OTTERBEIN
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC (2)
Dara Ford (9th)
43 ▼ 9
(LW: 20)
30 connecticut-college CONNECTICUT COLLEGE
Mideast Region (4)
NESCAC (4)
Sam Alexander (1st)
38 ▼ 1
(LW: 29)
31 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (5)
MIAA (1)
Nicole Kramer (1st)
20 ▲ 1
(LW: 32)
32 tufts TUFTS
East Region (4)
NESCAC (6)
Michael Schmidt (3rd)
14 ▼ 1
(LW: 31)

Dropped Out: No. 27 Wilmington (Ohio), No. 33 UW-Eau Claire, No. 34 Washington and Lee



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5Week #6Week #7Week #8FINAL
MIT2222222221
Wartburg5434335552
SUNY Geneseo76191829292121203
John Carroll337715151714134
Pomona-Pitzer1111111115
Williams4101211997746
North Central (Ill.)131355443337
UW-La Crosse6543554488
RPI2481010666669
UW-Whitewater998810101110710
Carnegie Mellon1211131388911911
Johns Hopkins23166677891112
Haverford18181719131315131213
St. Olaf15171817171614121414
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps101399141416161515
Calvin22232324353532323116
George Fox25282728161718232317
Washington (Mo.)871111121212262518
UC Santa Cruz17191516202025191819
Loras28332422181826222120
Emory2020212111111081021
Bates29322223232327302422
UW-Stout26262826242422282723
Connecticut College31292525333330293024
Chicago19211920272729242225
Colby272733RV313124172626
Middlebury15243429303013181727
Case Western Reserve34RVRV34222220151628
Otterbein13151615191919202929
Lynchburg11121414212123251930
Mount Union3231313135352831
Tufts21252627252531313232
Wilmington (Ohio)26262827
UW-Eau Claire3030323032323433
Washington and LeeRV34343334
SwarthmoreRVRVRVRV
AmherstRV222933RVRV
SUNY BrockportRVRVRV
MessiahRVRV
Pacific LutheranRV
St. LawrenceRV
NYU30322828
Rochester (N.Y.)3334RVRV
La VerneRVRV
Rowan343535
TCNJRVRVRVRV
SUNY CortlandRVRVRV
DickinsonRV
UW-OshkoshRV
Lewis & ClarkRVRV
VassarRV
WPIRVRV
Christopher Newport35RV

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Regional RankingsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/23
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/24
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 1: Earliest Contest
Week 1Tue 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/14
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 9/20
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/21
MEN | WOMEN
Sep. 24: 'Late-Season' begins
Week 3Tue 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/28
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 1: Pre-National
Week 4Tue 10/4
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
Week 5Tue 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/12
MEN | WOMEN
Week 6Tue 10/18
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/19
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 29-30: Conference Champs
Week 7Tue 11/1
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 11/2
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 12: NCAA Regionals
Week 8Tue 11/15
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 19: NCAA Champs - Lansing, Mich.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/12
MEN | WOMEN
Sat 11/19
MEN | WOMEN