2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Oct. 17

2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Oct. 17

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) claims the No. 1 spot in the third edition of the 2019 Women’s Cross Country Top 25 Poll.

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

  • After beating Madonna (Mich.) in a head-to-head since the last ratings period, SCAD Atlanta found their way to the top of the poll.
  • There are two new teams in the Top 25: No. 23 Eastern Oregon and No. 24 SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
  • The same teams are in the Top 5 from the last poll, but College of Idaho is the only team to remain at the same rank.
  • Every team except for College of Idaho and Southern Oregon moved from the rank they were last week.
  • 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 84. The team and remain at 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 WEEK SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] TOTAL POINTS
1 2 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) [19[ 590
2 1 Madonna (Mich.) 571
3 3 College of Idaho [2] 554
4 5 St. Francis (Ill.) 525
5 4 Taylor (Ind.) 524
6 8 Indiana Wesleyan 483
7 6 Milligan (Tenn.) 475
8 7 Aquinas (Mich.) 468
9 10 Cornerstone (Mich.) 434
10 9 Oregon Tech 433
11 11 Southern Oregon 396
12 14 Vanguard (Calif.) 349
13 21 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 346
14 15 Southeastern (Fla.) 324
15 12 Carroll (Mont.) 319
16 17 Huntington (Ind.) 303
17 16 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 294
18 13 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 292
19 17 Concordia (Neb.) 241
20 19 Shawnee State (Ohio) 239
21 20 Dordt (Iowa) 198
22 22 Columbia (Mo.) 181
23 NR Eastern Oregon 169
24 NR SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 139
25 23 Tennessee Wesleyan 102
 

Receiving Votes: Friends (Kan.) 96, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 87, Oklahoma City 82, Westmont (Calif.) 79, Bethel (Ind.) 29, Mount Mercy (Iowa) 26, Indiana Tech 25, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 19, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 14, Montreat (N.C.) 13, Menlo (Calif.) 5, Montana Western 4, Saint Mary (Kan.) 3, Northwestern (Iowa) 3

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

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