2017 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – British Columbia collects its third-straight No. 1 ranking in the NAIA Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll following the conclusion of all men’s cross country conference championship meets, the national office announced Sunday.

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

  • The Thunderbirds captured 16 first place votes and 557 total points to earn the program’s seventh No. 1 ranking.
  • British Columbia took first in the Association of Independent Institutions conference championship meet on November 5.
  • After dropping out of the Top 25 in the previous poll, Aquinas (Mich.) rejoins the poll at No. 22 this week.
  • Southern Oregon holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 34 all time.
  • Southern Oregon also holds the record for the longest active streak of being in the Top 25 with 90 straight appearances, dating back to 2008.

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences.
  • Each conference is given one rater for every four schools in the league.The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams.
  • A team receives 25 points for each first-place vote, 24 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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Men's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2017 Week 5 - November 5th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 british-columbia BRITISH COLUMBIA
Independent (1)
Laurier Primeau (3rd)
557
(16 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (1)
Grier Gatlin (14th)
545
(4 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (1)
Mike Collins (21st)
511 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (6th)
499 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (2)
Austin Basterrechea (2nd)
493 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
Sooner Athletic (1)
Matt Aguero (2nd)
460 ▲ 15
(LW: 21)
7 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
American Midwest (1)
Tracy Jex (2nd)
458 ▼ 1
(LW: 6)
8 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
Kansas Collegiate (1)
Alstin Benton (6th)
437 ▼ 1
(LW: 7)
9 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade (3)
Ben Welch (26th)
400 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
10 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
Golden State (1)
Zach Schroeder (10th)
396 ▲ 5
(LW: 15)
11 missouri-valley MISSOURI VALLEY
Heart of America (1)
David Dominguez (2nd)
383 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (1)
John Foss (30th)
357 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 westmont-calif WESTMONT (CALIF.)
Golden State (2)
Russell Smelley (39th)
356 ▼ 4
(LW: 9)
14 indiana-tech INDIANA TECH
Wolverine-Hoosier (1)
Josh Wolfe (6th)
321 ▲ 6
(LW: 20)
15 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
Great Plains (1)
Scott Bahrke (6th)
300 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Nate Van Holten (12th)
283 ▼ 4
(LW: 12)
17 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Michael McDowell (17th)
264 ▼ 1
(LW: 16)
18 bacone-okla BACONE (OKLA.)
Sooner Athletic
Clay Mayes
257 ▼ 5
(LW: 13)
19 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads
Lance Vanderberg (5th)
238 ▲ 5
(LW: 24)
20 bushnell-ore BUSHNELL (ORE.)
Cascade (4)
Heiki McNeil (12th)
225 ▼ 3
(LW: 17)
21 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (5th)
184 ▼ 2
(LW: 19)
22 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
Wolverine-Hoosier
Mike Wojciakowski (20th)
178
(LW: RV)
23 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (13th)
163 ◀▶
(LW: 23)
24 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (5)
Jack Kegg (5th)
136 ◀▶
(LW: 24)
25 wayland-baptist-texas WAYLAND BAPTIST (TEXAS)
Sooner Athletic
Brian Whitlock (14th)
133 ▼ 7
(LW: 18)

Also Receiving Votes: Reinhardt (Ga.) 111, Doane (Neb.) 98, Park (Mo.) 72, Milligan (Tenn.) 70, Mount Mercy (Iowa) 25, Dordt (Iowa) 20, Madonna (Mich.) 19, Tennessee Wesleyan 5, William Carey (Miss.) 3, Campbellsville (Ky.) 3

Dropped Out: No. 22 Milligan (Tenn.)



Week-by-Week Ranking

Only showing those with a season-best ranking in the top 25.
TeamPreseasonWeek #1Week #2Week #3Week #4Week #5FINAL
British Columbia3331111
Columbia (Mo.)2515146672
Oklahoma City1414752163
Southern Oregon1111224
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)8743335
Saint Mary (Kan.)13121110786
Eastern Oregon6589897
Missouri Valley112091110118
St. Francis (Ill.)2227549
College of Idaho1010544510
Oregon Tech171723RV242410
Indiana TechRV212120201412
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)16181213161713
Indiana WesleyanRVRV2019111214
Aquinas (Mich.)2124RV23RV2215
Bacone (Okla.)131816
Taylor (Ind.)15131315241917
Bushnell (Ore.)RVRV1816172018
The Master's (Calif.)441014151019
Cornerstone (Mich.)5111512121620
Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)18191918192121
Westmont (Calif.)2023221791322
Reinhardt (Ga.)RVRVRV23
Wayland Baptist (Texas)24RVRV25182524
Northwestern (Iowa)7667141525
William Carey (Miss.)RVRVRV26
Shawnee State (Ohio)9917RV232327
Mount Mercy (Iowa)RVRVRV28
Ohio Christian29
York (Neb.)30
Dickinson State (N.D.)31
Point Park (Pa.)32
Northwest (Wash.)33
SCAD Savannah (Ga.)22RVRV34
Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)35
Edward Waters (Fla.)36
Milligan (Tenn.)2325252422RV
Doane (Neb.)RVRV22RVRV
Madonna (Mich.)816RVRVRV
Dordt (Iowa)RVRV
Campbellsville (Ky.)RVRVRVRV
Park (Mo.)RV
Tennessee WesleyanRV
Texas Wesleyan2321RV
Siena Heights (Mich.)RVRVRVRVRV
Montreat (N.C.)RVRVRVRV
Cumberlands (Ky.)RVRV
Carroll (Mont.)1922RVRV
Marian (Ind.)1216RV
Goshen (Ind.)RV
SAGU (Texas)RV
Kansas WesleyanRV
Midland (Neb.)RV
Morningside (Iowa)RV
Saint Xavier (Ill.)RV
Rio Grande (Ohio)RV

USTFCCCA NAIA Cross Country

2017 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Conference PollsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonWed 8/23
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 8/23
MEN | WOMEN
Week 1Wed 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/13
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Wed 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 9/27
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 8: Pre-National
Week 3Wed 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/11
MEN | WOMEN
Week 4Wed 10/25
MEN | WOMEN
Wed 10/25
MEN | WOMEN
Oct. 28-30, Nov. 3-4: Conference Champs
Week 5Sun 11/5
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 18: NAIA Champs
FINAL ResultsSat 11/18
MEN | WOMEN