2018 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – No. 1 ranked Wayland Baptist (Texas) stays on top after placing first in a big mid-week meet, the national office announced on Wednesday.

The Pioneers earned 14 of 21 possible first-place votes this week. Five first-place votes went to No. 2 Taylor (Ind.), while the remaining two went to No. 3 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.).

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

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

  • Top-ranked Wayland Baptist takes its first 2018 victory at the South Plains College Open this past week. The team captured the first place finish over 10 other teams.
  • Simon Fraser (B.C.) holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 41 all time.
  • College of Idaho holds the record for the longest consecutively-ranked active school, appearing in 78-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 3 - October 10th

RANK   TEAM & INFO PTS CHANGE
1 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (15th)
581
(14 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads
Quinn White (9th)
574
(5 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
Appalachian
Mike Caldwell (4th)
555
(2 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade
Jack Kegg (8th)
534 ◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Mike Wojciakowski (21st)
521 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Patrick Daugherty (3rd)
482 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
Appalachian
Chris Layne (20th)
472 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac
Chris Bray (6th)
458 ▲ 2
(LW: 10)
9 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
Great Plains
Nate Wolf (4th)
454 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade
Grier Gatlin (15th)
401 ▲ 2
(LW: 12)
11 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Jeff Barker (7th)
375 ▲ 2
(LW: 13)
12 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic
Matt Aguero (3rd)
369 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier
Mike Collins (22nd)
365 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade
Austin Basterrechea (3rd)
333 ▼ 6
(LW: 8)
15 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Rod Wortley (23rd)
329 ▲ 3
(LW: 18)
16 point-park-pa POINT PARK (PA.)
River States
Kelly Parsley (4th)
321 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 vanguard-calif VANGUARD (CALIF.)
Golden State
Bryan Wilkins (31st)
297 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 st-ambrose-iowa ST. AMBROSE (IOWA)
Chicagoland
Dan Zeimet (16th)
268 ▼ 1
(LW: 17)
19 scad-savannah-ga SCAD SAVANNAH (GA.)
Sun Conference
Patrick Reagan (7th)
229 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 northwest-christian-ore NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Heiki McNeil (13th)
220 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
21 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate
Astin Benton (6th)
219 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 hastings-neb HASTINGS (NEB.)
Great Plains
Ryan Mahoney (6th)
213 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads
John Foss (31st)
186 ▲ 2
(LW: 25)
24 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference
Paul Kurtz (7th)
150 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 southwestern-kan SOUTHWESTERN (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate
Tim Testa (3rd)
112 ▼ 2
(LW: 23)

Also Receiving Votes: Northwestern (Iowa) 99, Bethel (Ind.) 79, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 41, Friends (Kan.) 30, Dickinson State (N.D.) 29, Concordia (Neb.) 28, Columbia (Mo.) 24, Westmont (Calif.) 24, Trinity Christian (Ill.) 20, Morningside (Iowa) 14, Montana Western 10, St. Thomas (Fla.) 9, Cumberland (Tenn.) 7, Spring Arbor (Mich.) 5, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 3

Dropped Out: (none)

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2018 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Conference PollsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/28
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 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
Oct. 27-29, Nov. 2-3: Conference Champs
Week 5Tue 11/6
Wed 11/7
Nov. 17: NAIA Champs, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
FINAL ResultsSat 11/17
Sun 11/18
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