2018 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oklahoma City captured its fifth consecutive No. 1 spot in the NAIA Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll on the heels of another victory, the national office announced on Wednesday.

The Stars received 19 of 21 possible first-place votes, while No. 2 St. Francis (Ill.) corralled the other two.

No. 3 Southern Oregon, No.4 College of Idaho and No. 5 Indiana Wesleyan round out the top-5.

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

  • Top-ranked Oklahoma City took first-place at the NAIA Mid-States Classic. The team captured the first place finish over 20 other teams.
  • 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 95 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 represented by one rater.
  • The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 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.” For the complete Top 25 calendar, CLICK HERE.
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Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2018 Week 4 - October 24th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC
Matt Aguero (3rd)
590
(19 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Jeff Barker (7th)
563
(2 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade
Grier Gatlin (15th)
559 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade
Austin Basterrechea (3rd)
535 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads
John Foss (31st)
512 ▲ 2
(LW: 7)
6 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Michael McDowell (18th)
500 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC
Alstin Benton (6th)
464 ▲ 2
(LW: 9)
8 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
AMC
Tracy Jex (3rd)
449 ▲ 2
(LW: 10)
9 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC
Nate Van Holten (13th)
428 ▲ 4
(LW: 13)
10 westmont-calif WESTMONT (CALIF.)
GSAC
Russell Smelley (40th)
419 ▲ 4
(LW: 14)
11 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
GSAC
Zach Schroeder (11th)
380 ▲ 10
(LW: 21)
12 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC
Mike Wojciakowski (21st)
371 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier
Mike Collins (22nd)
368 ▼ 8
(LW: 5)
14 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade
Ben Welch (27th)
351 ▼ 6
(LW: 8)
15 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South
Eric Putnam (14th)
329 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads
Lance Vanderberg (6th)
300 ▼ 5
(LW: 11)
17 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac
Chris Bray (6th)
292 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 indiana-tech INDIANA TECH
WHAC
Josh Wolfe (7th)
275 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC
Nate Wolf (4th)
248 ▼ 2
(LW: 17)
20 northwest-christian-ore NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Heiki McNeil (13th)
225 ▼ 4
(LW: 16)
21 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier
Michael McLean (4th)
196 ▲ 1
(LW: 22)
22 wvu-tech WVU TECH
River States
Jeremy Bloom (1st)
194 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
23 uc-merced-calif UC MERCED (CALIF.)
Cal Pac
Michael Barbee (3rd)
180
(LW: RV)
24 montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
AAC
Jason Lewkowicz (4th)
139
(LW: RV)
25 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
WHAC
Patrick Daugherty (3rd)
134
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Oregon Tech 126, Campbellsville (Ky.) 102, Milligan (Tenn.) 77, Baker (Kan.) 65, Cumberlands (Ky.) 52, SAGU (Texas) 22, Evangel (Mo.) 19, Marian (Ind.) 10

Dropped Out: No. 20 Oregon Tech, No. 24 Milligan (Tenn.), No. 25 Campbellsville (Ky.)

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2018 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Conference PollsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/28Wed 8/29
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Week 1Tue 9/18
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Wed 9/19
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Week 2Tue 10/2
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 6: Pre-National
Week 3Tue 10/9
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/10
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/23
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/24
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 27-29, Nov. 2-3: Conference Champs
Week 5Tue 11/6
MEN | WOMEN
Tue 11/6
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 16: NAIA Champs, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
FINAL ResultsMon 11/5
MEN | WOMEN
Fri 11/16
MEN | WOMEN
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