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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oklahoma City caps off the 2018 regular-season with their sixth No. 1 rank, fifth conference title, and 3rd first-place victory of the season, announced the national office on Tuesday.

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999):
• The Oklahoma City Stars captured their fifth conference title in six years this past weekend at the Sooner Athletic Conference.
• Southern Oregon holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 34 all time.
• Southern Oregon also holds the record for the longest active streak of being in the Top 25 with 96 straight appearances, dating back to 2008.

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 Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Final Poll

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] POINTS
1 1 Oklahoma City [17] 558
2 2 St. Francis (Ill.) [1] 538
3 4 College of Idaho [2] 529
4 5 Indiana Wesleyan 498
5 3 Southern Oregon 496
6 6 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 465
7 7 Saint Mary (Kan.) 451
8 8 Columbia (Mo.) 424
9 12 Aquinas (Mich.) 415
10 11 The Master’s (Calif.) 399
11 9 Cornerstone (Mich.) 383
12 10 Westmont (Calif.) 362
13 14 Eastern Oregon 335
14 13 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 327
15 15 Shawnee State (Ohio) 309
16 17 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 300
17 16 Taylor (Ind.) 267
18 19 Dordt (Iowa) 237
19 21 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 230
20 20 Northwest Christian (Ore.) 222
21 22 WVU Tech 208
22 25 Madonna (Mich.) 178
23 24 Montreat (N.C.) 163
24 23 UC Merced 159
25 NR Oregon Tech 118

Others Receiving Votes:  Campbellsville (Ky.) 113, Milligan (Tenn.) 79, Siena Heights (Mich.) 73, Indiana Tech 43, Benedictine (Kan.) 29, Cumberlands (Ky.) 19, SAGU (Texas) 18, Baker (Kan.) 12, Goshen (Ind.) 11, Carroll (Mont.) 5, Reinhardt (Ga.) 3.

Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Championship Information

NAIA Men's Cross Country Championship
Sports Rules - Cross Country (M)