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.
- 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 ||558|
|2||2||St. Francis (Ill.) ||538|
|3||4||College of Idaho ||529|
|6||6||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||465|
|7||7||Saint Mary (Kan.)||451|
|10||11||The Master’s (Calif.)||399|
|14||13||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||327|
|15||15||Shawnee State (Ohio)||309|
|19||21||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||230|
|20||20||Northwest Christian (Ore.)||222|
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.