2022 NJCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4

NEW ORLEANS – The top-3 remained stable among a top-10 that saw five changes in the Week 4 NJCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll, released on Wednesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

NJCAA Division I — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Southern Idaho
New Mexico JC
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Iowa Central CC
El Paso (Texas) CC
1
Southern Idaho
2
New Mexico JC
3
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC
4
Cloud County (Kan.) CC
5
Iowa Central CC
5
El Paso (Texas) CC
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

This is the final poll of the year before the 2022 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, which are set for Saturday, November 12 at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Florida.

No. 1 continues to be College of Southern Idaho, which has been a near-unanimous selection all year. The Golden Eagles, reigning national champions, didn’t have a regional championships, but competed solidly as the top JUCO program at the Scenic West Invitational, deafeating No. 7 Salt Lake (Utah) CC. Audrey Camp was CSI’s top runner as the scoring five ran within 27.6 seconds of each other.

New Mexico JC repeats as No. 2, collecting the only first-place vote not given to Southern Idaho. The T-Birds won the Region V Championships with 25 points as defending national champion Faith Nyathi – M-F Athletic National Athlete of the Week for a second time year – won by 38 seconds. NMJC will be seeking a first-ever team crown – they were fourth last year and runner-up in 2019.

Hutchinson (Kan.) CC is No. 3 for the second-straight poll after winning the Region VI Championships, 54-62, over Cloud County CC, which moves up one position to No. 4. Region VI has eight members in the current rankings. Both programs are looking for first-ever Division I team titles – Cloud County has been runner-up the last two years while Hutchinson claimed the Division II crown in 2001.

Tying for No. 5 are El Paso (Texas) CC and Iowa Central CC, each returning to the top-5. The Tejanas were runner-up to New Mexico in the Region V Championships while Iowa Central edged No. 10 Iowa Western CC, 28-35, for the Region XI Championships title. The Tritons have seven national titles (most recently in 2019), while El Paso – third last year – will be looking for its first since 2014.

Rounding out the top-10 are No. 7 Salt Lake (Utah) CC, No. 8 Central Arizona, No. 9 Dodge City (Kan.) CC and No. 10 Iowa Western CC.

NJCAA Division I
Women's Cross Country
USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll

2022 Week #4 - November 2nd

RANK TEAM
CONFERENCE
CHANGE
1southern-idahoSOUTHERN IDAHO
Region IX
 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2new-mexico-jcNEW MEXICO JC
Region V
 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3hutchinson-kan-ccHUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4cloud-county-kan-ccCLOUD COUNTY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▲1
(LW: 5)
5iowa-central-ccIOWA CENTRAL CC
Region XI
 ▲1
(LW: 6)
5el-paso-texas-ccEL PASO (TEXAS) CC
Region V
 ▲2
(LW: 7)
7salt-lake-utah-ccSALT LAKE (UTAH) CC
Region XVIII
 ▼3
(LW: 4)
8central-arizonaCENTRAL ARIZONA
Region I (2)
 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9dodge-city-kan-ccDODGE CITY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▲2
(LW: 11)
10iowa-western-ccIOWA WESTERN CC
Region XI
 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11garden-city-kan-ccGARDEN CITY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▲2
(LW: 13)
12butler-kan-ccBUTLER (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▼3
(LW: 9)
13southern-nevadaSOUTHERN NEVADA
Region XVIII
 ▼1
(LW: 12)
14north-central-texasNORTH CENTRAL TEXAS
Region V
 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15amarillo-texasAMARILLO (TEXAS)
Region V
 ▲2
(LW: 17)
16vincennes-indVINCENNES (IND.)
Region XII
 ▼1
(LW: 15)
17neosho-county-kan-ccNEOSHO COUNTY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 ▲1
(LW: 18)
18colby-kan-ccCOLBY (KAN.) CC
Region VI
 NR
19eastern-florida-stateEASTERN FLORIDA STATE
Region VIII
 ▲4
(LW: 23)
20seminole-state-flaSEMINOLE STATE (FLA.)
Region VIII
 ▲5
(LW: 25)
21fort-scott-kan-ccFORT SCOTT (KAN.) CC
KJCCC/Region VI
 ▼5
(LW: 16)
21indian-hills-iowa-ccINDIAN HILLS (IOWA) CC
Region XI
 ▼2
(LW: 19)


Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4FINAL
Southern Idaho11111
New Mexico JC43222
Salt Lake (Utah) CC67473
Hutchinson (Kan.) CC22334
Iowa Central CC55655
El Paso (Texas) CC34756
Central Arizona710887
Dodge City (Kan.) CC1191198
Cloud County (Kan.) CC98549
Iowa Western CC811101010
Garden City (Kan.) CC1313131111
North Central Texas1617141412
Amarillo (Texas)18171513
Butler (Kan.) CC10591214
Southern Nevada1212121315
Vincennes (Ind.)1416151616
Jacksonville (Texas)2417
Crowder (Mo.)15152018
Eastern Florida State2025231919
Trinidad State (Colo.)222320
Neosho County (Kan.) CC1819181721
Monroe-New Rochelle (N.Y.)2022
Fort Scott (Kan.) CC14162123
Pima (Ariz.) CC17222124
Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.)25
Colby (Kan.) CC18
Seminole State (Fla.)19242520
Indian Hills (Iowa) CC23211921
Western Texas212522

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I Cross Country

2022 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks National Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
Week 1Wed 9/21
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Wed 10/5
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Wed 10/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Wed 11/2
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 12: NJCAA Champs - Tallahassee, Fla.
FINAL ResultsSat 11/12
MEN | WOMEN