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

NEW ORLEANS – And then there were 32.

Here is the newest edition of the NCAA DIII Women’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 — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Wartburg
SUNY Geneseo
Johns Hopkins
Chicago
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
1
Wartburg
2
SUNY Geneseo
3
Johns Hopkins
4
Chicago
5
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Eighteen of the top-20 teams from Week 7 shifted in Week 8 following an ultra-competitive Regional Championships Saturday, which decided entrants to the NCAA Championships.

No. 1 now belongs to Wartburg, which is the third top-ranked team this season. The Knights usurped former No. 1 UChicago, which took down former-former No. 1 SUNY Geneseo. This top billing went to Wartburg following an impressive victory at the Midwest Region Championships, where it beat two other top-10 programs, including the Maroons. The Knights, who are seeking their first national title in program history, won the regional title with 36 points (2-3-6-12-13), nine fewer than UChicago’s 45 (4-5-7-14-15).

Four out of the next five spots are occupied by regional champions: Niagara champion SUNY Geneseo at No. 2; Mid-Atlantic champion Johns Hopkins at No. 3; West champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at No. 5; and North champion Carleton at No. 6. Further down, you’ll see East champion MIT at No. 8 and Mideast champion Williams at No. 10.

Seven different programs jumped multiple spots outside of the top-10.

  • East runner-up Bates went from No. 16 to No. 14
  • West third-place finisher UC Santa Cruz went from No. 18 to No. 16
  • Great Lakes champion John Carroll went from No. 25 to No. 19
  • South runner-up Emory went from No. 30 to No. 25
  • Mideast third-place finisher RPI went from No. 30 to No. 26
  • Mideast fourth-place finisher Lawrence went from No. 33 to No. 28
  • Metro champion Widener went from No. 35 to No. 31

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
Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2022 Week 8 - November 15th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 wartburg WARTBURG
Midwest Region (1)
American Rivers (1)
Ryan Chapman (7th)
316
(6 fpv)
▲ 1
(LW: 2)
2 suny-geneseo SUNY GENESEO
Niagara Region (1)
SUNYAC (1)
Dan Moore (8th)
314
(4 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 johns-hopkins JOHNS HOPKINS
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Centennial (1)
Bobby Van Allen (23rd)
295 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 chicago CHICAGO
Midwest Region (2)
UAA (1)
Chris Hall (22nd)
292 ▼ 3
(LW: 1)
5 claremont-mudd-scripps CLAREMONT-MUDD-SCRIPPS
West Region (1)
SCIAC (1)
Marina Muncan (3rd)
283 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 carleton CARLETON
North Region (1)
MIAC (1)
Donna Ricks (30th)
268 ▲ 2
(LW: 8)
7 washington-mo WASHINGTON (MO.)
Midwest Region (3)
UAA (2)
Jeff Stiles (22nd)
259 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 mit MIT
East Region (1)
NEWMAC (1)
Riley Macon (1st)
252 ▼ 1
(LW: 7)
9 pomona-pitzer POMONA-PITZER
West Region (2)
SCIAC (2)
Kirk Reynolds (34th)
234 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 williams WILLIAMS
Mideast Region (1)
NESCAC (1)
Pete Farwell (23rd)
233 ▲ 1
(LW: 11)
11 uw-la-crosse UW-LA CROSSE
North Region (2)
WIAC (1)
Derek Stanley (11th)
222 ▼ 2
(LW: 9)
12 st-olaf ST. OLAF
North Region (3)
MIAC (2)
Erica Maker (5th)
209 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 amherst AMHERST
Mideast Region (2)
NESCAC (2)
Cassie Funke-Harris (11th)
200 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 bates BATES
East Region (2)
NESCAC (3)
Danny Feldman (1st)
179 ▲ 2
(LW: 16)
15 uw-eau-claire UW-EAU CLAIRE
North Region (4)
WIAC (2)
Dan Schwamberger (16th)
178 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 uc-santa-cruz UC SANTA CRUZ
West Region (3)
C2C (1)
David Klech (6th)
176 ▲ 2
(LW: 18)
17 george-fox GEORGE FOX
West Region (4)
NWC (1)
Mike Wilson (3rd)
158 ▼ 4
(LW: 13)
18 lynchburg LYNCHBURG
South Region (1)
ODAC (1)
Jake Reed (6th)
156 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 john-carroll JOHN CARROLL
Great Lakes Region (1)
OAC (1)
Kyle Basista (9th)
136 ▲ 6
(LW: 25)
20 nyu NYU
Niagara Region (2)
UAA (3)
Tyler Deck Shipley (2nd)
118 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 loras LORAS
Midwest Region (4)
American Rivers (2)
Bob Schultz (18th)
111 ▲ 1
(LW: 22)
22 colorado-college COLORADO COLLEGE
West Region (5)
SCAC (1)
Alex Nichols (3rd)
110 ▼ 1
(LW: 21)
23 calvin CALVIN
Great Lakes Region (2)
MIAA (2)
Nicole Kramer (1st)
106 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 hope HOPE
Great Lakes Region (3)
MIAA (1)
Mark Northuis (35th)
97 ▼ 5
(LW: 19)
25 emory EMORY
South Region (2)
UAA (4)
Linh Nguyen (4th)
84 ▲ 5
(LW: 30)
26 rpi RPI
Mideast Region (3)
Liberty League (1)
John Lynch (12th)
74 ▲ 4
(LW: 30)
27 uw-stevens-point UW-STEVENS POINT
North Region (5)
WIAC (6)
Thomas Bambach (1st)
50 NR
28 st-lawrence ST. LAWRENCE
Mideast Region (4)
Liberty League (2)
Kate Howard (7th)
45 ▲ 5
(LW: 33)
29 carnegie-mellon CARNEGIE MELLON
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
UAA (6)
Tim Connelly (8th)
38 NR
30 smith SMITH
Mideast Region (5)
NEWMAC (2)
Ellen O'Neil (19th)
31 ▼ 1
(LW: 29)
31 widener WIDENER
Metro Region (1)
MAC (1)
Logan Stroman (7th)
29 ▲ 4
(LW: 35)
32 mount-union MOUNT UNION
Great Lakes Region (4)
OAC (3)
Kevin Lucas (12th)
27 NR

Dropped Out: No. 24 Trine, No. 26 Dickinson, No. 26 Washington and Lee, No. 28 Tufts, No. 32 Centre, No. 34 Saint Benedict



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
Johns Hopkins3334445431
Chicago6643331142
Wartburg2222222213
Carleton14131111171710864
SUNY Geneseo1111113225
Washington (Mo.)9976777676
MIT7767666787
St. Olaf161515151414912128
Williams55151616161211109
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps44555445510
Pomona-Pitzer1112101010101110911
Amherst1311888813141312
Hope881212111124192413
Bates15171919191916161414
UW-La Crosse10109999891115
George Fox27222725121215131716
UW-Eau Claire22242222262614151517
Loras19161818232318222118
John Carroll18181717212126251919
Colorado College23263029222219212220
Lynchburg26272527151517161821
UC Santa CruzRV2121282822181622
RPIRV2931RVRVRV34302623
Calvin21212323181820232324
Emory30232828252521302525
NYU2626202023202026
Smith252930RVRV27293027
Mount Union3228
St. Lawrence343435313028332829
Carnegie Mellon2020202030312930
UW-Stevens PointRVRV2731
WidenerRVRVRVRV35353132
Trine24RV3524
Dickinson2528242424242526
Washington and Lee323131323232RV26
Tufts1214141313132928
Centre3232
Saint BenedictRV3034
Case Western Reserve2727RV
Bowdoin3534RVRV
Middlebury17191314292931
UW-Oshkosh33
Central (Iowa)RVRVRV3333RV
ElizabethtownRVRVRVRV
WPI313034343434
Ohio Northern3332333135RV
Allegheny (Pa.)RVRV
CaltechRVRV
Swarthmore2932RV33
ScrantonRV
Misericordia35
Rochester (N.Y.)RV
BrandeisRV
Connecticut College28

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