2017 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Aquinas (Mich.) takes over the No. 1 ranking in the third regular season NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday.

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

  • Aquinas earned nine first place votes and 579 total points to claim the No. 1 spot.
  • This is the first No. 1 ranking in program history for the Saints.
  • Joining the Top 25 for the first time in 2017 is Northwestern (Iowa) at No. 23 and Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) at No. 25.
  • Simon Fraser (B.C.) currently holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 41.
  • College of Idaho holds the longest streak of consecutive Top 25 rankings with 70 straight polls, followed by Carroll (Mont.) with 61 straight.

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 3 - October 11th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Mike Wojciakowski (20th)
579
(9 fpv)
▲ 1
(LW: 2)
2 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic
Matt Aguero (2nd)
574
(7 fpv)
▲ 1
(LW: 3)
3 british-columbia BRITISH COLUMBIA
Independent (NAIA)
Laurier Primeau (3rd)
559
(5 fpv)
▼ 2
(LW: 1)
4 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade
Austin Basterrechea (2nd)
533 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (14th)
511 ▲ 2
(LW: 7)
6 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade
Grier Gatlin (14th)
494 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads
Quinn White (8th)
475 ▲ 3
(LW: 10)
8 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
Golden State
Zach Schroeder (10th)
456 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade
Jack Kegg (5th)
432 ▲ 2
(LW: 11)
10 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South
Eric Putnam (12th)
412 ▼ 4
(LW: 6)
11 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
Appalachian
Mike Caldwell (3rd)
395 ▼ 2
(LW: 9)
12 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier
Harry Clark (5th)
375 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
12 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
Great Plains
Nate Wolf (3rd)
375 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
14 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Patrick Daugherty (2nd)
343 ▲ 2
(LW: 16)
15 morningside-iowa MORNINGSIDE (IOWA)
Great Plains
Dave Nash (15th)
335 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
Appalachian
Chris Layne (14th)
311 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference
Paul Kurtz (6th)
255 ▲ 2
(LW: 19)
18 hastings-neb HASTINGS (NEB.)
Great Plains
Ryan Mahoney (5th)
242 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 corban-ore CORBAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Norm Berney (15th)
240 ▲ 2
(LW: 21)
20 marian-ind MARIAN (IND.)
Crossroads
Mike Holman (6th)
235 ▼ 2
(LW: 18)
21 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier
Mike Collins (20th)
205 ▲ 1
(LW: 22)
22 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads
John Foss (30th)
200 ▲ 2
(LW: 24)
23 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
Great Plains
Scott Bahrke (6th)
199
(LW: RV)
24 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Jeff Barker (6th)
151 ▲ 1
(LW: 25)
25 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac
Chris Bray (5th)
123
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Saint Xavier (Ill.) 113, Westmont (Calif.) 68, Cornerstone (Mich.) 55, Northwest (Wash.) 37, Saint Mary (Kan.) 29, Point Park (Pa.) 25, St. Thomas (Fla.) 24, Siena Heights (Mich.) 24, Texas Wesleyan 13, Friends (Kan.) 8, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 8, Blue Mountain (Miss.) 3

Dropped Out: No. 20 Trinity Christian (Ill.), No. 23 SCAD Savannah (Ga.)

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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2017