2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

There were some notable changes to the most recent NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll that was released on Thursday by the NAIA National Office.

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This Week's National Top Five
SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
Madonna (Mich.)
College of Idaho
St. Francis (Ill.)
Taylor (Ind.)
1
SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
2
Madonna (Mich.)
3
College of Idaho
4
St. Francis (Ill.)
5
Taylor (Ind.)
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SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) overtook Madonna (Mich.) for the No. 1 spot in the national index after a strong effort both this past weekend at the Royal XC Challenge and a few weeks ago at the Louisville Classic.

The Bees finished eighth out of 61 teams at the Royal XC Challenge just a few days ago and beat a number of NCAA Division II and NAIA programs, while they actually beat the Crusaders head-to-head 419-435 in the Louisville Classic.

Madonna (Mich.) fell to No. 2, right ahead of College of Idaho, which remained at No. 3 for the second week in a row.

St. Francis (Ill.) leapfrogged Taylor (Ind.) into the No. 4 spot, forcing the Trojans to round out the top-5 at No. 5. Just a few weeks ago, the Saints finished runner-up in the Blue 5K Race at the Louisville Classic.

No team climbed more spots than Rocky Mountain (Mont.). The Battlin’ Bears roared their way to the No. 13 ranking this week after coming in at No. 21 last time out.

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Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 3 - October 17th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
AAC (1)
Chris Ummer (1st)
590
(19 fpv)
▲ 1
(LW: 2)
2 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Patrick Daugherty (4th)
571 ▼ 1
(LW: 1)
3 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Austin Basterrechea (4th)
554
(2 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (8th)
525 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (10th)
524 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (2)
John Foss (32nd)
483 ▲ 2
(LW: 8)
7 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (2)
Chris Layne (21st)
475 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC (2)
Mike Wojciakowski (22nd)
468 ▼ 1
(LW: 7)
9 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (3)
Nate Van Holten (1st)
434 ▲ 1
(LW: 10)
10 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (4)
Jack Kegg (9th)
433 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (16th)
396 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 vanguard-calif VANGUARD (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Bryan Wilkins (32nd)
349 ▲ 2
(LW: 14)
13 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier (1)
Mike McLean (5th)
346 ▲ 8
(LW: 21)
14 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Paul Kurtz (8th)
324 ▲ 1
(LW: 15)
15 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier (3)
Shannon Flynn (1st)
319 ▼ 3
(LW: 12)
16 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (3)
Nick Johnson (2nd)
303 ▲ 1
(LW: 17)
17 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (7th)
294 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (4)
Mike Collins (23rd)
292 ▼ 5
(LW: 13)
19 concordia-neb CONCORDIA (NEB.)
GPAC (1)
Matt Beisel (4th)
241 ▼ 2
(LW: 17)
20 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (14th)
239 ▼ 1
(LW: 19)
21 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (2)
Nate Wolf (5th)
198 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
AMC (1)
Tracy Jex (4th)
181 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade (3)
Ben Welch (28th)
169
(LW: RV)
24 scad-savannah-ga SCAD SAVANNAH (GA.)
Sun Conference (2)
Brandon Krout (1st)
139
(LW: RV)
25 tennessee-wesleyan TENNESSEE WESLEYAN
AAC (3)
Sam Roberts (3rd)
102 ▼ 2
(LW: 23)

Also Receiving Votes: Friends (Kan.) 96, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 87, Oklahoma City 82, Westmont (Calif.) 79, Bethel (Ind.) 29, Mount Mercy (Iowa) 26, Indiana Tech 25, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 19, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 14, Montreat (N.C.) 13, Menlo (Calif.) 5, Montana Western 4, Saint Mary (Kan.) 3, Northwestern (Iowa) 3

Dropped Out: No. 24 Oklahoma City, No. 25 Judson (Ill.)

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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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