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
- 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.”