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.

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 4 - October 24th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
SAC (2)
Brian Whitlock (15th)
578
(12 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (9th)
563
(1 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
AAC (1)
Mike Caldwell (4th)
559
(4 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (1)
Jack Kegg (8th)
550
(4 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 4)
5 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Patrick Daugherty (3rd)
515 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC (2)
Mike Wojciakowski (21st)
496 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (6th)
468 ▲ 1
(LW: 8)
8 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (15th)
448 ▲ 2
(LW: 10)
9 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (4th)
423 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 scad-savannah-ga SCAD SAVANNAH (GA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Patrick Reagan (7th)
405 ▲ 9
(LW: 19)
11 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (7th)
394 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (3rd)
382 ◀▶
(LW: 12)
13 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (22nd)
346 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
13 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (3)
Austin Basterrechea (3rd)
346 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
15 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (2)
Chris Layne (20th)
338 ▼ 8
(LW: 7)
16 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (3)
Rod Wortley (23rd)
331 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 vanguard-calif VANGUARD (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Bryan Wilkins (31st)
274 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 point-park-pa POINT PARK (PA.)
River States (1)
Kelly Parsley (4th)
273 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 northwest-christian-ore NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN (ORE.)
Cascade (4)
Heiki McNeil (13th)
268 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 st-ambrose-iowa ST. AMBROSE (IOWA)
Chicagoland (2)
Dan Zeimet (16th)
244 ▼ 2
(LW: 18)
21 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (2)
John Foss (31st)
194 ▲ 2
(LW: 23)
22 indiana-tech INDIANA TECH
WHAC (4)
Josh Wolfe (7th)
165 NR
23 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
GPAC (3)
Scott Bahrke (7th)
151
(LW: RV)
24 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference (3)
Paul Kurtz (7th)
134 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Astin Benton (6th)
132 ▼ 4
(LW: 21)

Also Receiving Votes: MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 101, Westmont (Calif.) 81, Southwestern (Kan.) 68, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 63, St. Thomas (Fla.) 47, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 24, Columbia (Mo.) 20, Dickinson State (N.D.) 18, Hastings (Neb.) 8, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 5, Benedictine (Kan.) 5

Dropped Out: No. 22 Hastings (Neb.), No. 25 Southwestern (Kan.)

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