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 (1)
Matt Aguero (3rd)
590
(19 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (7th)
563
(2 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (15th)
559 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Austin Basterrechea (3rd)
535 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (1)
John Foss (31st)
512 ▲ 2
(LW: 7)
6 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Michael McDowell (18th)
500 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Alstin Benton (6th)
464 ▲ 2
(LW: 9)
8 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
AMC (1)
Tracy Jex (3rd)
449 ▲ 2
(LW: 10)
9 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (2)
Nate Van Holten (6th)
428 ▲ 4
(LW: 13)
10 westmont-calif WESTMONT (CALIF.)
GSAC (2)
Russell Smelley (40th)
419 ▲ 4
(LW: 14)
11 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Zach Schroeder (11th)
380 ▲ 10
(LW: 21)
12 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Mike Wojciakowski (21st)
371 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (22nd)
368 ▼ 8
(LW: 5)
14 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade (3)
Ben Welch (27th)
351 ▼ 6
(LW: 8)
15 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (14th)
329 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (2)
Lance Vanderberg (6th)
300 ▼ 5
(LW: 11)
17 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (6th)
292 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 indiana-tech INDIANA TECH
WHAC (5)
Josh Wolfe (7th)
275 ▲ 1
(LW: 19)
19 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (4th)
248 ▼ 2
(LW: 17)
20 northwest-christian-ore NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN (ORE.)
Cascade (4)
Heiki McNeil (13th)
225 ▼ 4
(LW: 16)
21 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier (2)
Michael McLean (4th)
196 ▲ 1
(LW: 22)
22 wvu-tech WVU TECH
River States (1)
Jeremy Bloom (1st)
194 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
23 uc-merced-calif UC MERCED (CALIF.)
Cal Pac (2)
Michael Barbee (3rd)
180
(LW: RV)
24 montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
AAC (1)
Jason Lewkowicz (4th)
139
(LW: RV)
25 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
WHAC (3)
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
MEN | WOMEN
Week 1Tue 9/18
Wed 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 10/2
Wed 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 6: Pre-National
Week 3Tue 10/9
Wed 10/10
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/23
Wed 10/24
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 27-29, Nov. 2-3: Conference Champs
Week 5Tue 11/6
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 16: NAIA Champs, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
FINAL ResultsMon 11/5
Fri 11/16
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