2018 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oregon Tech took over the top spot in the NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Top-25, the national office announced Tuesday.
The Owls easily won the team title at the Cascade Conference Championships this past weekend to soar ahead of SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) and Taylor (Ind.), who are now tied for second in the poll.
Former No. 1 Wayland Baptist (Texas) fell all the way to 10th.
Madonna (Mich.) and Aquinas (Mich.) round out the top-5 in fourth and fifth, respectively.
Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999):
- The Oregon Tech women finished first, second and third in the Cascade Conference championship race, ending the season with ten first-place votes.
- SCAD Atlanta and Taylor (Ind.) finished in a tie for second. SCAD Atlanta received seven first place votes; Taylor received three.
- 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 80-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.