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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – British Columbia holds on to the top spot in the NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday.

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

  • The Thunderbirds of British Columbia have been ranked No. 1 for four straight polls
  • British Columbia earned 13 first place votes and 374 points to reamain the No. 1 ranked team
  • Corban (Ore.) joins the Top 25 for the first time this season, coming in at No. 21
  • Simon Fraser (B.C.) holds the current record for the most No. 1 rankings with 41
  • College of Idaho holds the longest streak of consecutive Top 25 rankings with 69 straight polls, followed by Carroll (Mont.) with 60 straight polls

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
Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2017 Week 2 - September 27th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 british-columbia BRITISH COLUMBIA
Independent (NAIA)
Laurier Primeau (3rd)
374
(13 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Mike Wojciakowski (20th)
360 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic
Matt Aguero (2nd)
353
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade
Austin Basterrechea (2nd)
338 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade
Grier Gatlin (14th)
323 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South
Eric Putnam (12th)
314 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (14th)
297 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
Golden State
Zach Schroeder (10th)
286 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
Appalachian
Mike Caldwell (3rd)
278 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads
Quinn White (8th)
263 ▲ 3
(LW: 13)
11 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade
Jack Kegg (5th)
255 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
Great Plains
Nate Wolf (3rd)
240 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier
Harry Clark (5th)
235 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 morningside-iowa MORNINGSIDE (IOWA)
Great Plains
Dave Nash (15th)
210 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
Appalachian
Chris Layne (14th)
203 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Patrick Daugherty (2nd)
187 ▲ 3
(LW: 19)
17 hastings-neb HASTINGS (NEB.)
Great Plains
Ryan Mahoney (5th)
176 ▲ 4
(LW: 21)
18 marian-ind MARIAN (IND.)
Crossroads
Mike Holman (6th)
158 ▲ 6
(LW: 24)
19 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference
Paul Kurtz (6th)
145 ▲ 3
(LW: 22)
20 trinity-christian-ill TRINITY CHRISTIAN (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Bob Brickman (14th)
143 ▲ 3
(LW: 23)
21 corban-ore CORBAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Norm Berney (15th)
138 NR
22 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier
Mike Collins (20th)
116 ▼ 2
(LW: 20)
23 scad-savannah-ga SCAD SAVANNAH (GA.)
Sun Conference
Patrick Reagan (6th)
92 ▼ 5
(LW: 18)
24 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads
John Foss (30th)
90 ▼ 7
(LW: 17)
25 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Jeff Barker (6th)
87 ◀▶
(LW: 25)

Also Receiving Votes: Northwest Christian (Ore.) 78, Siena Heights (Mich.) 76, Texas Wesleyan 56, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 32, Friends (Kan.) 20, Cornerstone (Mich.) 18, Northwestern (Iowa) 11, Spring Arbor (Mich.) 5, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 3, Vanguard (Calif.) 3

Dropped Out: No. 9 Northwest Christian (Ore.)

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
Oct. 28-30, Nov. 3-4: Conference Champs
Week 5Sun 11/5
Sun 11/5
Nov. 18: NAIA Champs
FINAL ResultsWed 11/22
Sat 11/18

Week-by-Week Ranking PDFs
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