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.”
NAIA
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
(17 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (6th)
539
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 british-columbia BRITISH COLUMBIA
Independent (NAIA) (1)
Laurier Primeau (3rd)
528
(2 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (20th)
504 ▲ 3
(LW: 7)
5 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade
Austin Basterrechea (2nd)
478 ▲ 5
(LW: 10)
6 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
Great Plains (1)
Scott Bahrke (6th)
469 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic (1)
Matt Aguero (2nd)
428 ▲ 7
(LW: 14)
8 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade
Ben Welch (26th)
427 ▼ 3
(LW: 5)
9 missouri-valley MISSOURI VALLEY
Heart of America (1)
David Dominguez (2nd)
392 ▲ 11
(LW: 20)
10 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
Golden State (1)
Zach Schroeder (10th)
380 ▼ 6
(LW: 4)
11 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate (1)
Alstin Benton (5th)
379 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Michael McDowell (17th)
364 ▲ 6
(LW: 18)
13 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads
Lance Vanderberg (5th)
361 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
American Midwest (1)
Tracy Jex (2nd)
342 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Rod Wortley (20th)
333 ▼ 4
(LW: 11)
16 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Patrick Daugherty (2nd)
311 ▼ 8
(LW: 8)
17 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (13th)
265 ▼ 8
(LW: 9)
18 northwest-christian-ore NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Heike McNeil (12th)
242
(LW: RV)
19 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (5th)
236 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (1)
John Foss (30th)
201
(LW: RV)
21 indiana-tech INDIANA TECH
Wolverine-Hoosier (1)
Josh Wolfe (6th)
198 ◀▶
(LW: 21)
22 westmont-calif WESTMONT (CALIF.)
Golden State
Russell Smelley (39th)
172 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
23 texas-wesleyan TEXAS WESLEYAN
Sooner Athletic
Natnael Amare (8th)
164 NR
23 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade
Jack Kegg (5th)
164 ▼ 6
(LW: 17)
25 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
Appalachian
Chris Layne (14th)
125 ◀▶
(LW: 25)

Also Receiving Votes: Aquinas (Mich.) 121, Doane (Neb.) 91, Wayland Baptist (Texas) 67, Montreat (N.C.) 54, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 34, Siena Heights (Mich.) 18, Carroll (Mont.) 10, Campbellsville (Ky.) 4, Goshen (Ind.) 3

Dropped Out: No. 16 Marian (Ind.), No. 22 Carroll (Mont.), No. 24 Aquinas (Mich.)

USTFCCCA 2017 NAIA Cross Country
Rankings & Polls Calendar

Weeks Conference PollsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonWed 8/23
Wed 8/23
MEN | WOMEN
Week 1Mon 9/11
Wed 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Mon 9/25
Wed 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 8: Pre-National
Week 3Mon 10/9
Wed 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Mon 10/23
Wed 10/25
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 28-30, Nov. 3-4: Conference Champs
Week 5Sun 11/5
Sun 11/5
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NAIA Champs
FINAL ResultsWed 11/22
Sat 11/18

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
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2017