2019 Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll – Aug. 29

2019 Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll – Aug. 29

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After a banner year in 2018, Oklahoma City remains in the top spot to start the 2019 men’s cross country season.

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

  • Oklahoma City won its fourth title in 2018 and loses only two key players going into the 2019 season.
  • Southern Oregon holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 43 all time.
  • Southern Oregon is actively the most consecutively ranked team in the Top 25 poll with 100 consecutive appearances. This week the team is No. 4 in the poll.

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’ Preseason Top 25 Poll

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] POINTS
1 1 Oklahoma City [21] 591
2 2 Indiana Wesleyan 571
3 3 St. Francis (Ill.) 549
4 4 Southern Oregon 538
5 5 Saint Mary (Kan.) 505
6 7 College of Idaho 502
7 6 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 446
8 10 Dordt (Iowa) 434
9 12 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 429
10 11 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 426
11 13 Shawnee State (Ohio) 405
12 8 Aquinas (Mich.) 392
13 20 The Master's (Calif.) 349
14 15 Columbia (Mo.) 348
15 17 Milligan (Tenn.) 318
16 16 Taylor (Ind.) 310
17 9 Cornerstone (Mich.) 269
18 19 Eastern Oregon 253
19 21 Montreat (N.C.) 232
20 23 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 214
21 NR Westmont (Calif.) 212
22 14 Madonna (Mich.) 168
23 24 UC Merced 149
24 25 Oregon Tech 144
25 NR Saint Xavier (Ill.) 143
 

Receiving Votes: WVU Tech (W.Va.) 117, Doane (Neb.) 103, Campbellsville (Ky.) 83, Baker (Kan.) 62, Goshen (Ind.) 25, SAGU (Texas) 25, Carroll (Mont.) 23, Dakota State (S.D.) 17, Northwest Christian (Ore.) 15, Menlo (Calif.) 14, Cumberlands (Ky.) 9, Siena Heights (Mich.) 9, Benedictine (Kan.) 4, Reinhardt (Ga.) 4, Montana Western 3, Wayland Baptist (Texas) 3

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