2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Preseason

The NAIA national cross country poll is coordinated and released by the NAIA National Office.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Madonna (Mich.) opens the 2019 women’s cross country in the No. 1 spot after the team finished second at the 2018 national championship.

NAIA — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Madonna (Mich.)
SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
Taylor (Ind.)
Southern Oregon
St. Francis (Ill.)
1
Madonna (Mich.)
2
SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
3
Taylor (Ind.)
4
Southern Oregon
5
St. Francis (Ill.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

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

  • Madonna (Mich.) finished second in the 2018 championship and returns their full roster from 2018 including three All-Americans.
  • Simon Fraser (B.C.) holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 38 all-time.
  • College of Idaho actively holds the longest consecutive streak in the poll at 81. The team is ranked at No. 8 in the preseason poll.

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.”
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Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Preseason - August 29th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTS2018
FINAL
1 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
WHAC
Patrick Daugherty (4th)
584
(14 fpv)
2
2 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
AAC
Mike Caldwell (5th)
574
(6 fpv)
5
3 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads
Quinn White (10th)
540 3
4 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade
Grier Gatlin (16th)
533
(1 fpv)
4
5 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Jeff Barker (8th)
530 8
6 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads
John Foss (32nd)
467 14
7 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade
Jack Kegg (9th)
436 1
8 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac
Chris Bray (7th)
419 7
9 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade
Austin Basterrechea (4th)
416 11
10 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC
Nate Van Holten (1st)
413 15
11 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC
Nate Wolf (5th)
398 16
12 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC
Matt Aguero (4th)
396 13
13 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC
Mike Wojciakowski (22nd)
380 6
14 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier
Michael McLean (5th)
369 26
15 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier
Mike Collins (23rd)
314 10
16 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South
Eric Putnam (14th)
313 28
17 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC
Chris Layne (21st)
284 11
18 northwest-christian-ore NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN (ORE.)
Cascade
Heiki McNeil (14th)
268 17
19 vanguard-calif VANGUARD (CALIF.)
GSAC
Bryan Wilkins (32nd)
263 23
20 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC
Alstin Benton (7th)
171 25
21 midamerica-nazarene-kan MIDAMERICA NAZARENE (KAN.)
The Heart
Nate Wiens (5th)
168 19
22 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
GPAC
Scott Bahrke (8th)
156 ---
23 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier
Shannon Flynn (1st)
149 ---
24 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland
Michael McDowell (19th)
148 ---
25 bethel-ind BETHEL (IND.)
Crossroads
Ryan Sommers (13th)
139 ---

Also Receiving Votes: Mount Mercy (Iowa) 107, Southeastern (Fla.) 82, Huntington (Ind.) 53, Columbia (Mo.) 49, St. Thomas (Fla.) 44, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 43, Indiana Tech 36, Point Park (Pa.) 35, Cumberlands (Ky.) 34, Missouri Western 29, Eastern Oregon 29, The Master's (Calif.) 21, Dickinson State (N.D.) 17, Concordia (Neb.) 9, Baker (Kan.) 6, Cumberland (Tenn.) 4, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 3

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2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Conference PollsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/27
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 8/29
MEN | WOMEN
Week 1Tue 9/17
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 10/1
Thu 10/3
Week 3Tue 10/8
Thu 10/10
Week 4Tue 10/22
Thu 10/24
Nov. 2-4, Nov. 8-9: Conference Champs
Week 5Mon 11/11
Nov. 22: NAIA Champs (Vancouver, Wash.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/9
Fri 11/22
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