2021 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Preseason
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Defending champion St. Francis (Ill.) is an overwhelming favorite to win the team title again in 2021, according to the electorate in the NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll. The Saints earned all 20 first-place votes in the preseason edition of the poll, which was released on Thursday by the NAIA National Office.
NAIA — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
St. Francis (Ill.)
College of Idaho
Cross Country Polls & Rankings
Following top-ranked St. Francis (Ill.) – which returns its entire scoring lineup from last year – are second-ranked Taylor (Ind.) and third-ranked College of Idaho. The Trojans finished third at the 2020 NAIA Cross Country Championships, while the Yotes took runner-up honors.
No. 4 Milligan (Tenn.) and No. 5 Indiana Wesleyan round out the top-5 teams.
The 2021 NAIA Cross Country Championships are scheduled to be held Friday, November 19, in Vancouver, Washington.