2017 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – British Columbia reclaims a share of the No. 1 ranking, joining Wayland Baptist (Texas) at the top of 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 gathered 12 first place votes and 542 total points to receive the No. 1 ranking. This is British Columbia’s fourth No. 1 ranking in 2017.
  • This is Wayland Baptist’s first No. 1 ranking in program history, as the Pioneers earned four first place votes and 542 total points.
  • No. 20 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) and No. 21 Saint Xavier (Ill.) rejoin the Top 25 for the first time since the 2017 Preseason Poll, and No. 22 Montana Western makes its first Top 25 appearance of the year.
  • Simon Fraser (B.C.) still holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 41 all time
  • College of Idaho holds the record for the longest consecutively-ranked active school, appearing in 71-straight polls, followed by Carroll (Mont.) with 62.

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 4 - October 25th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 british-columbia BRITISH COLUMBIA
Independent (NAIA) (1)
Laurier Primeau (3rd)
542
(12 fpv)
▲ 2
(LW: 3)
1 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (14th)
542
(4 fpv)
▲ 4
(LW: 5)
3 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (8th)
507
(1 fpv)
▲ 4
(LW: 7)
4 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic (1)
Matt Aguero (2nd)
506 ▼ 2
(LW: 2)
5 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade
Austin Basterrechea (2nd)
503
(2 fpv)
▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier (1)
Mike Wojciakowski (20th)
483
(1 fpv)
▼ 5
(LW: 1)
7 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (1)
Jack Kegg (5th)
458 ▲ 2
(LW: 9)
8 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
Golden State (1)
Zach Schroeder (10th)
431 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (12th)
400 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade
Grier Gatlin (14th)
393 ▼ 4
(LW: 6)
11 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
Great Plains (1)
Nate Wolf (3rd)
366 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
Appalachian (1)
Chris Layne (14th)
363 ▲ 4
(LW: 16)
13 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier (1)
Harry Clark (5th)
350 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
Appalachian
Mike Caldwell (3rd)
322 ▼ 3
(LW: 11)
15 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads
John Foss (30th)
294 ▲ 7
(LW: 22)
16 morningside-iowa MORNINGSIDE (IOWA)
Great Plains
Dave Nash (15th)
275 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Patrick Daugherty (2nd)
250 ▼ 3
(LW: 14)
18 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Paul Kurtz (6th)
242 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 corban-ore CORBAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Norm Berney (15th)
238 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 midamerica-nazarene-kan MIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)
Heart of America (1)
Nate Wiens (3rd)
219 NR
21 saint-xavier-ill SAINT XAVIER (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Kyle Rago (4th)
202
(LW: RV)
22 montana-western MONTANA WESTERN
Frontier
Dylan Zitzer (3rd)
163 NR
23 marian-ind MARIAN (IND.)
Crossroads
Mike Holman (6th)
154 ▼ 3
(LW: 20)
24 hastings-neb HASTINGS (NEB.)
Great Plains
Ryan Mahoney (5th)
152 ▼ 6
(LW: 18)
25 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier
Mike Collins (20th)
118 ▼ 4
(LW: 21)

Also Receiving Votes: Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 101, Northwest (Wash.) 91, Northwestern (Iowa) 91, Cornerstone (Mich.) 75, Westmont (Calif.) 55, St. Francis (Ill.) 34, St. Thomas (Fla.) 23, Point Park (Pa.) 3, Siena Heights (Mich.) 3, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 3

Dropped Out: No. 23 Northwestern (Iowa), No. 24 St. Francis (Ill.), No. 25 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)

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
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2017