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

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – No. 1 ranked Wayland Baptist (Texas) honored with their fifth-straight Top 25 spot, while a few new teams add first-place votes to the poll, the national office announced on Wednesday.

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999):
• Top-ranked Wayland Baptist took first place at the NAIA Mid-States Classic. The team captured the first place finish over 24 other teams.
• Simon Fraser (B.C.) holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 41 all time.
• College of Idaho holds the record for the longest consecutively-ranked active school, appearing in 79-straight polls.

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 Women's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll – No. 4

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] FINAL POINTS
1 1 Wayland Baptist [12] 578
2 2 Taylor (Ind.) [1] 563
3 3 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) [4] 559
4 4 Oregon Tech [4] 550
5 6 Madonna (Mich.) 515
6 5 Aquinas (Mich.) 496
7 8 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 468
8 10 Southern Oregon 448
9 9 Dordt (Iowa) 423
10 19 SCAD Savanna (Ga.) 405
11 11 St. Francis (Ill.) 394
12 12 Oklahoma City 382
13 14 College of Idaho 346
13 13 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 346
15 7 Milligan (Tenn.) 338
16 15 Cornerstone (Mich.) 331
17 17 Vanguard (Calif.) 274
18 16 Point Park (Pa.) 273
19 20 Northwest Christian (Ore.) 268
20 18 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 244
21 23 Indiana Wesleyan 194
22 NR Indiana Tech 165
23 NR Northwestern (Iowa) 151
24 24 Southeastern (Fla.) 134
25 21 Saint Mary (Kan.) 132

Others Receiving Votes: MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 101, Westmont (Calif.) 81, Southwestern (Kan.) 68, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 63, St. Thomas (Fla.) 47, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 24, Columbia (Mo.) 20, Dickinson State (N.D.) 18, Hastings (Neb.) 8, Mount Vernon Nazarene 5, Benedictine (Kan.) 5.

Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

 

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

40th ANNUAL WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
November 22, 2019 
Vancouver, Washington