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) (1)
Laurier Primeau (3rd)
374.00 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier (1)
Mike Wojciakowski (20th)
360.00 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic (1)
Matt Aguero (2nd)
353.00 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade
Austin Basterrechea (2nd)
338.00 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade
Grier Gatlin (14th)
323.00 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (12th)
314.00 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (14th)
297.00 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
Golden State (1)
Zach Schroeder (10th)
286.00 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
Appalachian
Mike Caldwell (3rd)
278.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (8th)
263.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 13)
11 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (1)
Jack Kegg (5th)
255.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
Great Plains (1)
Nate Wolf (3rd)
240.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier (1)
Harry Clark (5th)
235.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 morningside-iowa MORNINGSIDE (IOWA)
Great Plains
Dave Nash (15th)
210.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
Appalachian (1)
Chris Layne (14th)
203.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Patrick Daugherty (2nd)
187.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 19)
17 hastings-neb HASTINGS (NEB.)
Great Plains
Ryan Mahoney (5th)
176.00 ▲ 4
(LW: 21)
18 marian-ind MARIAN (IND.)
Crossroads
Mike Holman (6th)
158.00 ▲ 6
(LW: 24)
19 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Paul Kurtz (6th)
145.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 22)
20 trinity-christian-ill TRINITY CHRISTIAN (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Bob Brickman (14th)
143.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 23)
21 corban-ore CORBAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Norm Berney (15th)
138.00 NR
22 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier
Mike Collins (20th)
116.00 ▼ 2
(LW: 20)
23 scad-savannah-ga SCAD SAVANNAH (GA.)
Sun Conference
Patrick Reagan (6th)
92.00 ▼ 5
(LW: 18)
24 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads
John Foss (30th)
90.00 ▼ 7
(LW: 17)
25 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (6th)
87.00 ◀▶
(LW: 25)
northwest-christian-ore NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Heike McNeil (12th)
78.00 ▲ 9
(LW: 9)
siena-heights-mich SIENA HEIGHTS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Kirk Richards (5th)
76.00
(LW: RV)
texas-wesleyan TEXAS WESLEYAN
Sooner Athletic
Natnael Amare (8th)
56.00
(LW: RV)
saint-xavier-ill SAINT XAVIER (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Kyle Rago (4th)
32.00
(LW: RV)
friends-kan FRIENDS (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate (3)
20.00 NR
cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Rob Wortley (22nd)
18.00
(LW: RV)
northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
Great Plains
Scott Bahrke (6th)
11.00 NR
spring-arbor-mich SPRING ARBOR (MICH.)
Crossroads
Jeremy Smith (4th)
5.00
(LW: RV)
embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (5th)
3.00
(LW: RV)
vanguard-calif VANGUARD (CALIF.)
Golden State
3.00 NR

Dropped Out: (none)

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
NATIONAL:
2017

The Bowerman Presentation