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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – At the conclusion of all women’s cross country conference championship meets, Oklahoma City has taken over the No. 1 spot in this week’s NAIA Women’s Cross Country Top 25 poll, the national office announced Sunday.

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

  • The Stars of Oklahoma City finished first overall in the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship on November 4, earning an automatic berth to the National Championship.
  • Oklahoma City garnered 9 first place votes and 550 total points to earn the top spot.
  • No. 19 Northwestern (Iowa) rejoins the Top 25 after dropping out in the last poll, and No. 25 Cornerstone (Mich.) earns its first spot in the Top 25 of 2017 this week.
  • Simon Fraser (B.C.) sholds 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 72-straight polls, followed by Carroll (Mont.) with 63.

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 5 - November 5th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic (1)
Matt Aguero (2nd)
550
(9 fpv)
▲ 3
(LW: 4)
2 british-columbia BRITISH COLUMBIA
Independent (NAIA) (1)
Laurier Primeau (3rd)
543
(11 fpv)
▼ 1
(LW: 1)
3 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (14th)
520 ▼ 2
(LW: 1)
4 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (8th)
502 ▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier (1)
Mike Wojciakowski (20th)
492 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (1)
Jack Kegg (5th)
481 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade
Austin Basterrechea (2nd)
437 ▼ 2
(LW: 5)
8 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
Golden State (1)
Zach Schroeder (10th)
427 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier (1)
Harry Clark (5th)
409 ▲ 4
(LW: 13)
10 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade
Grier Gatlin (14th)
396 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (12th)
394 ▼ 2
(LW: 9)
12 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
Appalachian (1)
Chris Layne (14th)
362 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
Great Plains (1)
Nate Wolf (3rd)
349 ▼ 2
(LW: 11)
14 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Patrick Daugherty (2nd)
323 ▲ 3
(LW: 17)
15 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
Appalachian
Mike Caldwell (3rd)
307 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads
John Foss (30th)
284 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Paul Kurtz (6th)
262 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 corban-ore CORBAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Norm Berney (15th)
222 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
Great Plains
Scott Bahrke (6th)
211
(LW: RV)
20 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier
Mike Collins (20th)
209 ▲ 5
(LW: 25)
21 midamerica-nazarene-kan MIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)
Heart of America (1)
Nate Wiens (3rd)
208 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 montana-western MONTANA WESTERN
Frontier
Dylan Zitzer (3rd)
167 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 hastings-neb HASTINGS (NEB.)
Great Plains
Ryan Mahoney (5th)
165 ▲ 1
(LW: 24)
24 marian-ind MARIAN (IND.)
Crossroads
Mike Holman (6th)
161 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Rob Wortley (22nd)
122
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Morningside (Iowa) 112, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 112, Westmont (Calif.) 93, Northwest (Wash.) 74, St. Francis (Ill.) 46, St. Thomas (Fla.) 14, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 3, Vanguard (Calif.) 3

Dropped Out: No. 16 Morningside (Iowa), No. 21 Saint Xavier (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
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2017