2017 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – British Columbia collects its third-straight No. 1 ranking in the NAIA Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll following the conclusion of all men’s cross country conference championship meets, the national office announced Sunday.

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

  • The Thunderbirds captured 16 first place votes and 557 total points to earn the program’s seventh No. 1 ranking.
  • British Columbia took first in the Association of Independent Institutions conference championship meet on November 5.
  • After dropping out of the Top 25 in the previous poll, Aquinas (Mich.) rejoins the poll at No. 22 this week.
  • Southern Oregon holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 34 all time.
  • Southern Oregon also holds the record for the longest active streak of being in the Top 25 with 90 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 5 - November 5th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 british-columbia BRITISH COLUMBIA
Independent (NAIA) (1)
Laurier Primeau (3rd)
557
(16 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (1)
Grier Gatlin (14th)
545
(4 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (20th)
511 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (6th)
499 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade
Austin Basterrechea (2nd)
493 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic (1)
Matt Aguero (2nd)
460 ▲ 15
(LW: 21)
7 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
American Midwest (1)
Tracy Jex (2nd)
458 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate (1)
Alstin Benton (5th)
437 ▼ 1
(LW: 7)
9 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade
Ben Welch (26th)
400 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
10 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
Golden State (1)
Zach Schroeder (10th)
396 ▲ 5
(LW: 15)
11 missouri-valley MISSOURI VALLEY
Heart of America (1)
David Dominguez (2nd)
383 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (1)
John Foss (30th)
357 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 westmont-calif WESTMONT (CALIF.)
Golden State
Russell Smelley (39th)
356 ▼ 4
(LW: 9)
14 indiana-tech INDIANA TECH
Wolverine-Hoosier (1)
Josh Wolfe (6th)
321 ▲ 6
(LW: 20)
15 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
Great Plains (1)
Scott Bahrke (6th)
300 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Rod Wortley (20th)
283 ▼ 4
(LW: 12)
17 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Michael McDowell (17th)
264 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 bacone-okla BACONE (OKLA.)
Sooner Athletic
Clay Mayes
257 ▼ 5
(LW: 13)
19 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads
Lance Vanderberg (5th)
238 ▲ 5
(LW: 24)
20 northwest-christian-ore NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Heike McNeil (12th)
225 ▼ 3
(LW: 17)
21 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (5th)
184 ▼ 2
(LW: 19)
22 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Mike Wojciakowski (20th)
178
(LW: RV)
23 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (13th)
163 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade
Jack Kegg (5th)
136 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (14th)
133 ▼ 7
(LW: 18)

Also Receiving Votes: Reinhardt (Ga.) 111, Doane (Neb.) 98, Park (Mo.) 72, Milligan (Tenn.) 70, Mount Mercy (Iowa) 25, Dordt (Iowa) 20, Madonna (Mich.) 19, Tennessee Wesleyan 5, William Carey (Miss.) 3, Campbellsville (Ky.) 3

Dropped Out: No. 22 Milligan (Tenn.)

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