NAIA - Women's Cross Country - Runner of the Week - Emily Kearney - SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)

2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Oct. 31

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

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

  • For the second poll in a row, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) remains No. 1 in the country.
  • There are three teams that joined the Top 25 this week: No. 11 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), No. 24 Oklahoma City, No. 25 Bethel (Ind.)
  • Four of the five teams in the Top 5 remained. Aquinas (Mich.) is the newcomer to the Top 5 after being ranked at No. 8 last time.
  • Eastern Oregon moved up 11 spots this week and Southeastern (Fla.) also moved up a total of six spots.
  • Another team on the move in the Top 25 is Olivet Nazarene. The Tigers entered the poll this week at No. 11 after not being ranked previously.
  • 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 85. The team and remain at No. 3 in this week’s 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 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) [19] 589
2 2 Madonna (Mich.) [2] 573
3 3 College of Idaho 552
4 8 Aquinas (Mich.) 529
5 4 St. Francis (Ill.) 506
6 7 Milligan (Tenn.) 503
7 5 Taylor (Ind.) 485
8 14 Southeastern (Fla.) 447
9 11 Southern Oregon 439
10 6 Indiana Wesleyan 426
11 NR Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 372
12 23 Eastern Oregon 364
13 12 Vanguard (Calif.) 347
14 13 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 346
15 17 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 305
16 9 Cornerstone (Mich.) 295
17 15 Carroll (Mont.) 288
18 10 Oregon Tech 273
19 18 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 260
20 19 Concordia (Neb.) 209
21 16 Huntington (Ind.) 206
22 20 Shawnee State (Ohio) 204
23 21 Dordt (Iowa) 176
24 NR Oklahoma City 128
25 NR Bethel (Ind.) 126

 

Receiving Votes: SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 121, Columbia (Mo.) 95, Westmont (Calif.) 82, Indiana Tech 41, Mount Mercy (Iowa) 30, Montreat (N.C.) 26, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 26, Friends (Kan.) 25, Northwest Christian (Ore.) 17, Northwest (Wash.) 11, Tennessee Wesleyan 7, Saint Mary (Kan.) 3, Menlo (Calif.) 3, Montana Western 3

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

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