2018 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Wayland Baptist (Texas) tabs another No. 1 rank, while 4 big teams drop from the Top 25 poll, the national office announced on Wednesday.

The Pioneers turned in a solid performance at the Chile Pepper Festival recently hosted by NCAA Division I Arkansas and own 19 of 22 possible first-place votes.

Taylor (Ind.) owns two first-place votes and sits second, while SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) took home the lone remaining first-place vote and is third.

Oregon Tech and Madonna (Mich.) round out the top-5 in fourth and fifth, respectively.

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

  • Simon Fraser (B.C.) holds the record for the most all-time No. 1 rankings with 41.
  • College of Idaho holds the record for the longest consecutively-ranked active school, appearing in 77-straight polls. 

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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Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2018 Week 2 - October 3rd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
SAC (2)
Brian Whitlock (15th)
620
(19 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (9th)
597
(2 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
AAC (1)
Mike Caldwell (4th)
576
(1 fpv)
▲ 3
(LW: 6)
4 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (1)
Jack Kegg (8th)
571 ▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Patrick Daugherty (3rd)
544 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC (2)
Mike Wojciakowski (21st)
514 ▲ 2
(LW: 8)
7 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (2)
Chris Layne (20th)
504 ▼ 3
(LW: 4)
8 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (3)
Austin Basterrechea (3rd)
458 ▲ 1
(LW: 9)
9 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (4th)
448 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (6th)
443 ▲ 5
(LW: 15)
11 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (3rd)
425 ▼ 4
(LW: 7)
12 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (15th)
385 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (7th)
378 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (22nd)
377 ▲ 6
(LW: 20)
15 point-park-pa POINT PARK (PA.)
River States (1)
Kelly Parsley (4th)
328 ▲ 1
(LW: 16)
16 vanguard-calif VANGUARD (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Bryan Wilkins (31st)
325 ▼ 5
(LW: 11)
17 st-ambrose-iowa ST. AMBROSE (IOWA)
Chicagoland (2)
Dan Zeimet (16th)
301 ▼ 3
(LW: 14)
18 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (3)
Rod Wortley (23rd)
257 ▲ 3
(LW: 21)
19 scad-savannah-ga SCAD SAVANNAH (GA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Patrick Reagan (7th)
253 NR
20 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Astin Benton (6th)
251 ▼ 1
(LW: 19)
21 northwest-christian-ore NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN (ORE.)
Cascade (4)
Heiki McNeil (13th)
201
(LW: RV)
22 hastings-neb HASTINGS (NEB.)
GPAC (2)
Ryan Mahoney (6th)
198
(LW: RV)
23 southwestern-kan SOUTHWESTERN (KAN.)
KCAC (2)
Tim Testa (3rd)
173 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference (3)
Paul Kurtz (7th)
146 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (2)
John Foss (31st)
145 NR

Also Receiving Votes: Trinity Christian (Ill.) 127, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 79, Westmont (Calif.) 52, Friends (Kan.) 50, Dickinson State (N.D.) 49, Northwestern (Iowa) 48, St. Thomas (Fla.) 33, Montana Western 25, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 14, Bethel (Ind.) 13, Morningside (Iowa) 11, Columbia (Mo.) 9, Cumberland (Tenn.) 6, Mount Mercy (Iowa) 6, Spring Arbor (Mich.) 3

Dropped Out: No. 17 Montana Western, No. 18 Morningside (Iowa), No. 22 Trinity Christian (Ill.), No. 25 Carroll (Mont.)

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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
Tue 11/6
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 16: NAIA Champs, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
FINAL ResultsMon 11/5
Fri 11/16
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