2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Sept. 19

2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Sept. 19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Madonna (Mich.) remains No. 1 in the latest edition of the 2019 women’s cross country Top 25 Poll.

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

  • Since the preseason poll, the Crusaders finished second in the Running Fit-Detroit Mercy Titans Invitational and Alison Shapic was the first individual to finish. There are six new teams in the Top 25: No. 19 Huntington (Ind.), No. 20 Southeastern (Fla.), No. 22 Tennessee Wesleyan, No. 23 Mount Mercy (Iowa), No. 24 St. Ambrose (Iowa), No. 25 Columbia (Mo.)
  • Simon Fraser (B.C.) holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 38 all-time.
  • College of Idaho actively holds the longest consecutive streak in the poll at 82. The team moved up to No. 4 in this weeks 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 Women's Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] POINTS
1 1 Madonna (Mich.) [13] 582
2 2 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) [4] 569
3 3 Taylor (Ind.) [4] 560
4 9 College of Idaho 536
5 5 St. Francis (Ill.) 490
6 4 Southern Oregon 486
7 13 Aquinas (Mich.) 483
8 6 Indiana Wesleyan 482
9 17 Milligan (Tenn.) 405
10 10 Cornerstone (Mich.) 392
11 11 Dordt (Iowa) 391
12 8 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 390
13 12 Oklahoma City 375
14 7 Oregon Tech 358
15 23 Carroll (Mont.) 316
16 15 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 271
17 19 Vanguard (Calif.) 260
18 16 Shawnee State (Ohio) 250
19 NR Huntington (Ind.) 241
20 NR Southeastern (Fla.) 197
21 14 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 183
22 NR Tennessee Wesleyan 170
23 NR Mount Mercy (Iowa) 163
24 NR St. Ambrose (Iowa) 158
25 NR Columbia (Mo.) 153

 

Receiving Votes: Saint Mary (Kan.) 129, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 81, Concordia (Neb.) 81, Eastern Oregon 58, Saint Francis (Ind.) 50, Cumberlands (Ky.) 39, Benedictine (Kan.) 29, Montreat (N.C.) 23, Montana Western 18, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 17, The Master’s (Calif.) 12, Northwest Christian (Ore.) 11, Point Park (Pa.) 10, Northwestern (Iowa) 10, Indiana Tech 3

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

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