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.
- 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 ||591|
|3||3||St. Francis (Ill.)||549|
|5||5||Saint Mary (Kan.)||505|
|6||7||College of Idaho||502|
|9||12||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||429|
|10||11||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||426|
|11||13||Shawnee State (Ohio)||405|
|13||20||The Master's (Calif.)||349|
|20||23||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||214|
|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