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.

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 5 - November 6th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (1)
Jack Kegg (8th)
546
(10 fpv)
▲ 3
(LW: 4)
2 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (9th)
540
(3 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
2 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
AAC (1)
Mike Caldwell (4th)
540
(7 fpv)
▲ 1
(LW: 3)
4 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Patrick Daugherty (3rd)
506 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC (2)
Mike Wojciakowski (21st)
474 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (6th)
465 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (15th)
463 ▲ 1
(LW: 8)
8 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (3rd)
424 ▲ 4
(LW: 12)
9 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (4th)
390 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
SAC (2)
Brian Whitlock (15th)
372 ▼ 9
(LW: 1)
11 scad-savannah-ga SCAD SAVANNAH (GA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Patrick Reagan (7th)
364 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (7th)
363 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (3)
Austin Basterrechea (3rd)
332 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
13 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (22nd)
332 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
15 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (2)
Chris Layne (20th)
330 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (3)
Rod Wortley (23rd)
326 ◀▶
(LW: 16)
17 vanguard-calif VANGUARD (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Bryan Wilkins (31st)
271 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 point-park-pa POINT PARK (PA.)
River States (1)
Kelly Parsley (4th)
262 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 northwest-christian-ore NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN (ORE.)
Cascade (4)
Heiki McNeil (13th)
253 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (2)
John Foss (31st)
210 ▲ 1
(LW: 21)
21 st-ambrose-iowa ST. AMBROSE (IOWA)
Chicagoland (2)
Dan Zeimet (16th)
196 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 st-thomas-fla ST. THOMAS (FLA.)
Sun Conference (2)
Carlos Maymi (4th)
149
(LW: RV)
23 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Astin Benton (6th)
135 ▲ 2
(LW: 25)
24 hastings-neb HASTINGS (NEB.)
GPAC (2)
Ryan Mahoney (6th)
112
(LW: RV)
25 indiana-tech INDIANA TECH
WHAC (4)
Josh Wolfe (7th)
103 ▼ 3
(LW: 22)

Also Receiving Votes: Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 100, Southeastern (Fla.) 80, Westmont (Calif.) 74, Northwestern (Iowa) 62, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 51, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 40, Southwestern (Kan.) 33, Columbia (Mo.) 28, Dickinson State (N.D.) 3, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 3

Dropped Out: No. 23 Northwestern (Iowa), No. 24 Southeastern (Fla.)

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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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