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2018 NAIA Women's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll Final Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oregon Tech ran past Wayland Baptist (Texas) for the top spot in the final 2018 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 poll, the national office announced on Tuesday. Wayland Baptist, which held the No. 1-ranking all season prior to the final poll, dropped to tenth.

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999):
• The Oregon Tech women finished first, second and third in the Cascade Conference championship race, ending the season with ten first-place votes.
• SCAD Atlanta and Taylor (Ind.) finished in a tie for second. SCAD Atlanta received seven first place votes; Taylor received three.
• Simon Fraser (B.C.) holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 41 all-time.
• College of Idaho holds the record for the longest consecutively-ranked active school, appearing in 80-straight polls.

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences. 
  • Each conference is represented by one rater. 
  • The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second-place and so on through the list. 
  • The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on. 
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.” For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here. 

2018 Women's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll – Final Poll

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] FINAL POINTS
1 4 Oregon Tech [10] 546
2 3 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) [7] 540
2 2 Taylor (Ind.) [3] 540
4 5 Madonna (Mich.) 506
5 6 Aquinas (Mich.) 474
6 7 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 465
7 8 Southern Oregon 463
8 12 Oklahoma City 424
9 9 Dordt (Iowa) 390
10 1 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 372
11 10 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 364
12 11 St. Francis (Ill.) 363
13 13 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 332
13 13 College of Idaho 332
15 15 Milligan (Tenn.) 330
16 16 Cornerstone (Mich.) 326
17 17 Vanguard (Calif.) 271
18 18 Point Park (Pa.) 262
19 19 Northwest Christian (Ore.) 253
20 21 Indiana Wesleyan 210
21 20 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 196
22 NR St. Thomas (Fla.) 149
23 25 Saint Mary (Kan.) 135
24 NR Hastings (Neb.) 112
25 22 Indiana Tech 103

Others Receiving Votes: Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 100, Southeastern (Fla.) 80, Westmont (Calif.) 74, Northwestern (Iowa) 62, MidAmerica Nazarene 51, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 40, Southwestern (Kan.) 33, Columbia (Mo.) 28, Mount Vernon Nazarene 3, Dickinson State (N.D.) 3.

Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship
Sports Rules - Cross Country (W)