2018 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Wayland Baptist (Texas) was ranked No. 1 again in the NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top-25 poll, the national office announced on Wednesday.
The Pioneers hauled in 12 of 21 possible first-place votes to earn their fifth No. 1 ranking of the season.
Taylor (Ind.) comes in ranked No. 2 and nabbed one first-place vote.
No. 3 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) and No. 4 Oregon Tech both received four first-place votes, while No. 5 Madonna (Mich.) rounds out the top-5.
Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999):
- Top-ranked Wayland Baptist took first place at the NAIA Mid-States Classic. The team captured the first place finish over 24 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 79 consecutive 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.