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.
- 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.