2017 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – British Columbia jumps two spots to join Southern Oregon as the No. 1 ranked team in the NAIA Men’s Cross Country Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday.
Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999)
- This is British Columbia’s fifth ever No. 1 ranking in program history, and first since Nov. 6, 2016.
- The Thunderbirds garnered 11 first place votes, while Southern Oregon received the other 10.
- Southern Oregon has now been ranked No. 1 for five straight polls.
- Doane (Neb.) makes its first appearance in the Top 25 in 2017 at No. 22. Re-joining the Top 25 also are Aquinas (Mich.) at No. 23 and Wayland Baptist (Texas) at No. 25.
- Southern Oregon still holds the record for most No. 1 rankings, with 34 total including this week’s poll.
- The longest active streak of being in the Top 25 also belongs to the Raiders of Southern Oregon, with 88 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.”