2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Oct. 3

2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Oct. 3

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):

  • The Crusaders competed in the Ray Billock Invitational since the previous rating and finished first of eight teams.
  • There are two new teams in the Top 25: No. 17 Concordia (Neb.) and No. 25 Judson (Ill.)
  • 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 83. The team moved up to No. 3 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.) [20] 591
2 2 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) [1] 570
3 4 College of Idaho 542
4 3 Taylor (Ind.) 541
5 5 St. Francis (Ill.) 499
6 9 Milligan (Tenn.) 492
7 7 Aquinas (Mich.) 479
8 8 Indiana Wesleyan 468
9 14 Oregon Tech 447
10 10 Cornerstone (Mich.) 418
11 6 Southern Oregon 395
12 15 Carroll (Mont.) 377
13 16 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 369
14 17 Vanguard (Calif.) 338
15 20 Southeastern (Fla.) 309
16 12 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 293
17 19 Huntington (Ind.) 264
17 NR Concordia (Neb.) 264
19 18 Shawnee State (Ohio) 227
20 11 Dordt (Iowa) 206
21 21 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 199
22 25 Columbia (Mo.) 186
23 22 Tennessee Wesleyan 176
24 13 Oklahoma City 171
25 NR Judson (Ill.) 105

 

Receiving Votes: Friends (Kan.) 101, Mount Mercy (Iowa) 97, Eastern Oregon 81, The Master’s (Calif.) 55, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 44, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 30, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 26, Saint Francis (Ind.) 22, Blue Mountain (Miss.) 9, Montana Western 8, Cumberlands (Ky.) 7, Westmont (Calif.) 6, Indiana Tech 6, Montreat (N.C.) 6, Saint Mary (Kan.) 5, Northwestern (Iowa) 3

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

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