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.
- 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.