NAIA - Women's Cross Country - Coaches' Top 25 Poll - No. 1 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)

2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Final

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

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

  • For the third poll in a row, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) remains No. 1 in the country.
  • There are two teams that joined the Top 25 this week: No. 20 Montana Western and No. 23 SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
  • Four of the five teams in the Top 5 remained. Milligan (Tenn.) is the newcomer to the Top 5 after being ranked at No. 6 last time.
  • 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 86. The team remain at No. 6 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.) [15] 586
2 2 Madonna (Mich.) [6] 577
3 4 Aquinas (Mich.) 543
4 6 Milligan (Tenn.) 521
5 5 St. Francis (Ill.) 518
6 3 College of Idaho 509
7 7 Taylor (Ind.) 483
8 8 Southeastern (Fla.) 448
9 9 Southern Oregon 444
10 10 Indiana Wesleyan 424
11 12 Eastern Oregon 374
11 11 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 374
13 14 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 362
14 13 Vanguard (Calif.) 325
15 15 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 322
16 21 Huntington (Ind.) 306
17 18 Oregon Tech 282
18 16 Cornerstone (Mich.) 272
19 20 Concordia (Neb.) 239
20 NR Montana Western 228
21 17 Carroll (Mont.) 179
22 23 Dordt (Iowa) 171
23 NR SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 156
24 22 Shawnee State (Ohio) 147
25 24 Oklahoma City 141

Receiving Votes: Columbia (Mo.) 117, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 106, Indiana Tech 65, Tennessee Wesleyan 43, Northwest Christian (Ore.) 30, Saint Francis (Ind.) 28, Westmont (Calif.) 26, Friends (Kan.) 17, Northwestern (Iowa) 16, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 16, Mount Mercy (Iowa) 14, Montreat (N.C.) 8, Bethel (Ind.) 8, Dalton State (Ga.) 5

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

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