2017 NAIA Cross Country Men’s National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Raiders of Southern Oregon holds on to the No. 1 spot in the NAIA Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll for the fourth time in a row, the national office announced Wednesday.

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999)

  • This is the Raider’s 33rd No. 1 ranking in program history, and 21st in the last five years
  • Southern Oregon claimed 17 first place votes and 558 total points
  • Northwest Christian (Ore.), Indiana Wesleyan and Texas Wesleyan joined the Top 25 for the first time in 2017 at No. 18, 20 and 23 respectively
  • Southern Oregon holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 33
  • The longest active streak of being in the Top 25 also belongs to Southern Oregon, with 87 straight appearances, dating back to 2008

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences.
  • Each conference is given one rater for every four schools in the league.
  • The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 25 points for each first-place vote, 24 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.”
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Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2017 Week 2 - September 27th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (1)
Grier Gatlin (14th)
558.00 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (6th)
539.00 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 british-columbia BRITISH COLUMBIA
Independent (1)
Laurier Primeau (3rd)
528.00 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (21st)
504.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 7)
5 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (2)
Austin Basterrechea (2nd)
478.00 ▲ 5
(LW: 10)
6 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
Great Plains (1)
Scott Bahrke (6th)
469.00 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic (1)
Matt Aguero (2nd)
428.00 ▲ 7
(LW: 14)
8 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade (3)
Ben Welch (26th)
427.00 ▼ 3
(LW: 5)
9 missouri-valley MISSOURI VALLEY
Heart of America (1)
David Dominguez (2nd)
392.00 ▲ 11
(LW: 20)
10 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
Golden State (1)
Zach Schroeder (10th)
380.00 ▼ 6
(LW: 4)
11 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate (1)
Alstin Benton (5th)
379.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Michael McDowell (17th)
364.00 ▲ 6
(LW: 18)
13 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads
Lance Vanderberg (5th)
361.00 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
American Midwest (1)
Tracy Jex (2nd)
342.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Rod Wortley (20th)
333.00 ▼ 4
(LW: 11)
16 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Patrick Daugherty (2nd)
311.00 ▼ 8
(LW: 8)
17 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (13th)
265.00 ▼ 8
(LW: 9)
18 northwest-christian-ore NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN (ORE.)
Cascade (4)
Heiki McNeil (12th)
242.00
(LW: RV)
19 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (5th)
236.00 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (1)
John Foss (30th)
201.00
(LW: RV)
21 indiana-tech INDIANA TECH
Wolverine-Hoosier (1)
Josh Wolfe (6th)
198.00 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 westmont-calif WESTMONT (CALIF.)
Golden State (2)
Russell Smelley (39th)
172.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
23 texas-wesleyan TEXAS WESLEYAN
Sooner Athletic
Natnael Amare (8th)
164.00 NR
23 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (5)
Jack Kegg (5th)
164.00 ▼ 6
(LW: 17)
25 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
Appalachian (2)
Chris Layne (14th)
125.00 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Mike Wojciakowski (20th)
121.00 ▲ 24
(LW: 24)
doane-neb DOANE (NEB.)
Great Plains (2)
Brad Jenny (16th)
91.00
(LW: RV)
wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (14th)
67.00
(LW: RV)
montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
Appalachian (5)
Jason Lewkowicz (3rd)
54.00 NR
scad-savannah-ga SCAD SAVANNAH (GA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Patrick Reagan (6th)
34.00
(LW: RV)
siena-heights-mich SIENA HEIGHTS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Tim Bauer (34th)
18.00
(LW: RV)
carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier
Harry Clark (5th)
10.00 ▲ 22
(LW: 22)
campbellsville-ky CAMPBELLSVILLE (KY.)
Mid-South (2)
Hilary Lakes (7th)
4.00
(LW: RV)
goshen-ind GOSHEN (IND.)
Crossroads
Doug Yoder (13th)
3.00 NR

Dropped Out: No. 16 Marian (Ind.)

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2017 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Conference PollsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonWed 8/23
Wed 8/23
MEN | WOMEN
Week 1Wed 9/13
Wed 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Wed 9/27
Wed 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 8: Pre-National
Week 3Wed 10/11
Wed 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Wed 10/25
Wed 10/25
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 28-30, Nov. 3-4: Conference Champs
Week 5Sun 11/5
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NAIA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/18
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