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.

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 3 - October 11th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 british-columbia BRITISH COLUMBIA
Independent (NAIA) (1)
Laurier Primeau (3rd)
581.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 3)
1 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (1)
Grier Gatlin (14th)
581.00 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
3 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (20th)
552.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade
Austin Basterrechea (2nd)
522.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic (1)
Matt Aguero (2nd)
479.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 7)
6 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
American Midwest (1)
Tracy Jex (2nd)
475.00 ▲ 8
(LW: 14)
7 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
Great Plains (1)
Scott Bahrke (6th)
461.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
7 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (6th)
461.00 ▼ 5
(LW: 2)
9 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade
Ben Welch (26th)
457.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
10 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate (1)
Alstin Benton (5th)
435.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 11)
11 missouri-valley MISSOURI VALLEY
Heart of America (1)
David Dominguez (2nd)
388.00 ▼ 2
(LW: 9)
12 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Rod Wortley (20th)
384.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 15)
13 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Michael McDowell (17th)
368.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
Golden State (1)
Zach Schroeder (10th)
362.00 ▼ 4
(LW: 10)
15 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads
Lance Vanderberg (5th)
334.00 ▼ 2
(LW: 13)
16 northwest-christian-ore NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Heike McNeil (12th)
315.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 18)
17 westmont-calif WESTMONT (CALIF.)
Golden State
Russell Smelley (39th)
283.00 ▲ 5
(LW: 22)
18 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (5th)
250.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (1)
John Foss (30th)
242.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 indiana-tech INDIANA TECH
Wolverine-Hoosier (1)
Josh Wolfe (6th)
231.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
21 texas-wesleyan TEXAS WESLEYAN
Sooner Athletic
Natnael Amare (8th)
198.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 23)
22 doane-neb DOANE (NEB.)
Great Plains
Brad Jenny (16th)
181.00
(LW: RV)
23 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Mike Wojciakowski (20th)
173.00
(LW: RV)
24 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
Appalachian
Chris Layne (14th)
147.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 25)
25 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (14th)
134.00
(LW: RV)
oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade
Jack Kegg (5th)
104.00 ▲ 23
(LW: 23)
shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (13th)
93.00 ▲ 17
(LW: 17)
siena-heights-mich SIENA HEIGHTS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Tim Bauer (34th)
67.00
(LW: RV)
marian-ind MARIAN (IND.)
Crossroads
Mike Holman (6th)
64.00 NR
reinhardt-ga REINHARDT (GA.)
Appalachian (1)
58.00 NR
madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Patrick Daugherty (2nd)
25.00 ▲ 16
(LW: 16)
carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier
Harry Clark (5th)
21.00
(LW: RV)
cumberlands-ky CUMBERLANDS (KY.)
Mid-South
Randy Greer (3rd)
9.00 NR
montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
Appalachian
Jason Lewkowicz (3rd)
5.00
(LW: RV)

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