2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 1

There were a few notable changes to the top-10 of the most recent NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll that was released by the NAIA National Office on Thursday.

Four of the top-5 teams remained in place, but they were joined by one newcomer in Week 1 – College of Idaho.

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This Week's National Top Five
Madonna (Mich.)
SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
Taylor (Ind.)
College of Idaho
St. Francis (Ill.)
1
Madonna (Mich.)
2
SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
3
Taylor (Ind.)
4
College of Idaho
5
St. Francis (Ill.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Madonna (Mich.), SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) and Taylor (Ind.) sit No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, for the second week in a row. This is the first time that the Crusaders have been ranked No. 1 on back-to-back weeks in program history.

The Yotes jumped five spots from No. 9 to No. 4 after winning the Eastern Oregon Open this past weekend by a resounding margin thanks to putting three runners in the top-5.

St. Francis (Ill.) rounds out the top-5 once again.

Aquinas (Mich.) and Milligan (Tenn.) both jumped more than six spots from the preseason into the top-10. The Saints went from No. 13 to No. 7, while the Buffs went from No. 17 to No. 9.

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Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 1 - September 19th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Patrick Daugherty (4th)
582
(13 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
AAC (1)
Chris Ummer (1st)
569
(4 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (10th)
560
(4 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Austin Basterrechea (4th)
536 ▲ 5
(LW: 9)
5 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (8th)
490 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (16th)
486 ▼ 2
(LW: 4)
7 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC (2)
Mike Wojciakowski (22nd)
483 ▲ 6
(LW: 13)
8 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (2)
John Foss (32nd)
482 ▼ 2
(LW: 6)
9 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (2)
Chris Layne (21st)
405 ▲ 8
(LW: 17)
10 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (3)
Nate Van Holten (1st)
392 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (2)
Nate Wolf (5th)
391 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (7th)
390 ▼ 4
(LW: 8)
13 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (4th)
375 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (4)
Jack Kegg (9th)
358 ▼ 7
(LW: 7)
15 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier (3)
Shannon Flynn (1st)
316 ▲ 8
(LW: 23)
16 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (4)
Mike Collins (23rd)
271 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 vanguard-calif VANGUARD (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Bryan Wilkins (32nd)
260 ▲ 2
(LW: 19)
18 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (14th)
250 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (3)
Nick Johnson (2nd)
241
(LW: RV)
20 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Paul Kurtz (8th)
197
(LW: RV)
21 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier (1)
Mike McLean (5th)
183 ▼ 7
(LW: 14)
22 tennessee-wesleyan TENNESSEE WESLEYAN
AAC (3)
Sam Roberts (3rd)
170 NR
23 mount-mercy-iowa MOUNT MERCY (IOWA)
The Heart (1)
Tad Hulst (3rd)
163
(LW: RV)
24 st-ambrose-iowa ST. AMBROSE (IOWA)
Chicagoland (3)
Dan Zeimet (17th)
158
(LW: RV)
25 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
AMC (1)
Tracy Jex (4th)
153
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Saint Mary (Kan.) 129, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 81, Concordia (Neb.) 81, Eastern Oregon 58, Saint Francis (Ind.) 50, Cumberlands (Ky.) 39, Benedictine (Kan.) 29, Montreat (N.C.) 23, Montana Western 18, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 17, The Master's (Calif.) 12, Northwest Christian (Ore.) 11, Point Park (Pa.) 10, Northwestern (Iowa) 10, Indiana Tech 3

Dropped Out: No. 18 Northwest Christian (Ore.), No. 20 Saint Mary (Kan.), No. 21 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), No. 22 Northwestern (Iowa), No. 24 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), No. 25 Bethel (Ind.)

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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
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 10/3
MEN | WOMEN
Week 3Mon 10/14
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 10/17
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Tue 10/29
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 10/31
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 2-4, Nov. 8-9: Conference Champs
Week 5Mon 11/11
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 22: NAIA Champs (Vancouver, Wash.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/9
MEN | WOMEN
Fri 11/22
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