2018 NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll ? No. 4

2018 NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll ? No. 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oklahoma City captures their fifth consecutive No. 1 spot in the NAIA Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll on the heels of another Stars first-place victory, announced the national office on Wednesday.

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999):
• Top-ranked Oklahoma City took first-place at the NAIA Mid-States Classic. The team captured the first place finish over 20 other teams.
• 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 95 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 – No. 4

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] POINTS
1 1 Oklahoma City [19] 590
2 2 St. Francis (Ill.) [2] 563
3 3 Southern Oregon 559
4 4 College of Idaho 535
5 7 Indiana Wesleyan 512
6 6 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 500
7 9 Saint Mary (Kan.) 464
8 10 Columbia (Mo.) 449
9 13 Cornerstone (Mich.) 428
10 14 Westmont (Calif.) 419
11 21 The Master’s (Calif.) 380
12 12 Aquinas (Mich.) 371
13 5 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 368
14 8 Eastern Oregon 351
15 15 Shawnee State (Ohio) 329
16 11 Taylor (Ind.) 300
17 18 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 292
18 19 Indiana Tech 275
19 17 Dordt (Iowa) 248
20 16 Northwest Christian (Ore.) 225
21 22 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 196
22 23 WVU Tech 194
23 NR UC Merced 180
24 NR Montreat (N.C.) 139
25 NR Madonna (Mich.) 134

Others Receiving Votes:  Oregon Tech 126, Campbellsville (Ky.) 102, Milligan (Tenn.) 77, Baker (Kan.) 65, Cumberlands (Ky.) 52, SAGU (Texas) 22, Evangel (Mo.) 19, Marian (Ind.) 10.

Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

 

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