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2019 Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Oct. 31

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Oklahoma City remains at No. 1 in the latest edition of the men’s cross country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll this season.

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999):

  • Oklahoma City notches its 31st No. 1 rank.
  • The Stars have been ranked consecutively for the last 15 polls.
  • There are four teams that moved into the Top 25 this week: No. 17 Oregon Tech, No. 21 Wayland Baptist (Texas), No. 22 William Woods (Mo.), No. 25 Saint Xavier (Ill.)
  • Taylor (Ind.) and Southern Oregon jumped into the Top 5 this week after being ranked at Nine and eight respectively.
  • Baker (Kan.) had this biggest move up in the Top 25 this week jumping 10 spots to No. 12 this week.  
  • Southern Oregon holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 43 all time.
  • Southern Oregon actively holds the longest consecutive streak in the Top 25 poll with 104 consecutive appearances. This week the team is at No. 8.  

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.”

2019 Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] POINTS
1 1 Oklahoma City [21] 591
2 2 College of Idaho 570
3 3 Saint Mary (Kan.) 547
4 9 Taylor (Ind.) 526
5 8 Southern Oregon 513
6 6 Indiana Wesleyan 500
7 7 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 465
8 11 Shawnee State (Ohio) 457
9 4 The Master's (Calif.) 452
10 12 Huntington (Ind.) 415
11 10 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 388
12 22 Baker (Kan.) 354
13 5 St. Francis (Ill.) 350
14 14 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 349
15 13 Milligan (Tenn.) 318
16 15 Doane (Neb.) 292
17 NR Oregon Tech 289
18 20 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 272
19 16 Dordt (Iowa) 223
20 18 Montreat (N.C.) 195
21 NR Wayland Baptist (Texas) 193
22 NR William Woods (Mo.) 191
23 19 Eastern Oregon 183
24 23 Antelope Valley (Calif.) 160
25 NR Saint Xavier (Ill.) 152

 

Receiving Votes: Goshen (Ind.) 146, Westmont (Calif.) 112, Columbia (Mo.) 65, Menlo (Calif.) 56, William Carey (Miss.) 38, Siena Heights (Mich.) 33, Missouri Valley 26, Michigan-Dearborn 13, UC Merced (Calif.) 11, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 3

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