NAIA - Women's Cross Country - Coaches' Top 25 Poll

2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll – Aug. 29

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Madonna (Mich.) opens the 2019 women’s cross country in the No. 1 spot after the team finished second at the 2018 national championship.

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

• Madonna (Mich.) finished second in the 2018 championship and returns their full roster from 2018 including three All-Americans.
• 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 81. The team is ranked at No. 8 in the preseason 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’ Preseason Top 25 Poll

 

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] POINTS
1 2 Madonna (Mich.) [14] 584
2 5 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) [6] 574
3 3 Taylor (Ind.) 540
4 4 Southern Oregon [1] 533
5 8 St. Francis (Ill.) 530
6 14 Indiana Wesleyan 467
7 1 Oregon Tech 436
8 7 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 419
9 11 College of Idaho 416
10 15 Cornerstone (Mich.) 413
11 16 Dordt (Iowa) 398
12 13 Oklahoma City 396
13 6 Aquinas (Mich.) 380
14 NR Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 369
15 10 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 314
16 NR Shawnee State (Ohio) 313
17 12 Milligan (Tenn.) 284
18 17 Northwest Christian (Ore.) 268
19 23 Vanguard (Calif.) 263
20 25 Saint Mary (Kan.) 171
21 19 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 168
22 NR Northwestern (Iowa) 156
23 NR Carroll (Mont.) 149
24 NR Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 148
25 NR Bethel (Ind.) 139
 

 

Receiving Votes: Mount Mercy (Iowa) 107, Southeastern (Fla.) 82, Huntington (Ind.) 53, Columbia (Mo.) 49, St. Thomas (Fla.) 44, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 43, Indiana Tech 36, Point Park (Pa.) 35, Cumberlands (Ky.) 34, Montana Western 29, Eastern Oregon 29, The Master’s (Calif.) 21, Dickinson State (N.D.) 17, Concordia (Neb.) 9, Baker (Kan.) 6, Cumberland (Tenn.) 4, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 3

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

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