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 (1)
Mike Wojciakowski (20th)
579.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 2)
2 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic (1)
Matt Aguero (2nd)
574.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 3)
3 british-columbia BRITISH COLUMBIA
Independent (NAIA) (1)
Laurier Primeau (3rd)
559.00 ▼ 2
(LW: 1)
4 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade
Austin Basterrechea (2nd)
533.00 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (14th)
511.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 7)
6 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade
Grier Gatlin (14th)
494.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (8th)
475.00 ▲ 3
(LW: 10)
8 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
Golden State (1)
Zach Schroeder (10th)
456.00 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (1)
Jack Kegg (5th)
432.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 11)
10 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (12th)
412.00 ▼ 4
(LW: 6)
11 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
Appalachian
Mike Caldwell (3rd)
395.00 ▼ 2
(LW: 9)
12 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier (1)
Harry Clark (5th)
375.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 13)
12 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
Great Plains (1)
Nate Wolf (3rd)
375.00 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
14 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Patrick Daugherty (2nd)
343.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 16)
15 morningside-iowa MORNINGSIDE (IOWA)
Great Plains
Dave Nash (15th)
335.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
Appalachian (1)
Chris Layne (14th)
311.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Paul Kurtz (6th)
255.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 19)
18 hastings-neb HASTINGS (NEB.)
Great Plains
Ryan Mahoney (5th)
242.00 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 corban-ore CORBAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Norm Berney (15th)
240.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 21)
20 marian-ind MARIAN (IND.)
Crossroads
Mike Holman (6th)
235.00 ▼ 2
(LW: 18)
21 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier
Mike Collins (20th)
205.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 22)
22 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads
John Foss (30th)
200.00 ▲ 2
(LW: 24)
23 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
Great Plains
Scott Bahrke (6th)
199.00
(LW: RV)
24 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (6th)
151.00 ▲ 1
(LW: 25)
25 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (5th)
123.00
(LW: RV)
saint-xavier-ill SAINT XAVIER (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Kyle Rago (4th)
113.00
(LW: RV)
westmont-calif WESTMONT (CALIF.)
Golden State
Russell Smelley (39th)
68.00 NR
cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Rob Wortley (22nd)
55.00
(LW: RV)
northwest-wash NORTHWEST (WASH.)
Cascade
Mark Mandi (9th)
37.00 NR
saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate (1)
29.00 NR
point-park-pa POINT PARK (PA.)
River States (1)
25.00 NR
st-thomas-fla ST. THOMAS (FLA.)
Sun Conference
24.00 NR
siena-heights-mich SIENA HEIGHTS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Kirk Richards (5th)
24.00
(LW: RV)
texas-wesleyan TEXAS WESLEYAN
Sooner Athletic
Natnael Amare (8th)
13.00
(LW: RV)
friends-kan FRIENDS (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate (3)
8.00
(LW: RV)
scad-savannah-ga SCAD SAVANNAH (GA.)
Sun Conference
Patrick Reagan (6th)
8.00 ▲ 23
(LW: 23)
blue-mountain-miss BLUE MOUNTAIN (MISS.)
Southern States (1)
Phillip Laney (6th)
3.00 NR

Dropped Out: No. 20 Trinity Christian (Ill.)

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