2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4

SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) owns 19 of 21 possible first-place votes in 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
Aquinas (Mich.)
St. Francis (Ill.)
1
SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
2
Madonna (Mich.)
3
College of Idaho
4
Aquinas (Mich.)
5
St. Francis (Ill.)
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The Bees held down the No. 1 spot for yet another week following their strong effort at the Sand Shark Invitational two weeks ago. It was in Hardeeville, South Carolina, where SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) put four runners in the top-10 (1-2-4-9-27) and notched a 51-point win.

Former No. 1 Madonna (Mich.) is the recipient of two first-place votes following a victory at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge this past weekend. The Crusaders showed why they deserve first-place votes with a 37-point victory over five other teams that were ranked in the top-10 last week.

College of Idaho remained locked in at No. 3, while Aquinas (Mich.) climbed four spots from No. 8 to No. 4 following a runner-up effort at the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge this past weekend.

St. Francis (Ill.), which had been ranked No. 4 last week, dropped one spot to No. 5 to coincide with the aforementioned Saints’ rise.

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Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 4 - October 31st

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
AAC (1)
Chris Ummer (1st)
589
(19 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Patrick Daugherty (4th)
573
(2 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Austin Basterrechea (4th)
552 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC (2)
Mike Wojciakowski (22nd)
529 ▲ 4
(LW: 8)
5 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (8th)
506 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (2)
Chris Layne (21st)
503 ▲ 1
(LW: 7)
7 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (10th)
485 ▼ 2
(LW: 5)
8 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Paul Kurtz (8th)
447 ▲ 6
(LW: 14)
9 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (16th)
439 ▲ 2
(LW: 11)
10 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (2)
John Foss (32nd)
426 ▼ 4
(LW: 6)
11 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Michael McDowell (19th)
372
(LW: RV)
12 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade (3)
Ben Welch (28th)
364 ▲ 11
(LW: 23)
13 vanguard-calif VANGUARD (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Bryan Wilkins (32nd)
347 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier (1)
Mike McLean (5th)
346 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (7th)
305 ▲ 2
(LW: 17)
16 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (3)
Nate Van Holten (1st)
295 ▼ 7
(LW: 9)
17 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier (3)
Shannon Flynn (1st)
288 ▼ 2
(LW: 15)
18 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (4)
Jack Kegg (9th)
273 ▼ 8
(LW: 10)
19 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (4)
Mike Collins (23rd)
260 ▼ 1
(LW: 18)
20 concordia-neb CONCORDIA (NEB.)
GPAC (1)
Matt Beisel (4th)
209 ▼ 1
(LW: 19)
21 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (3)
Nick Johnson (2nd)
206 ▼ 5
(LW: 16)
22 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (14th)
204 ▼ 2
(LW: 20)
23 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (2)
Nate Wolf (5th)
176 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (4th)
128
(LW: RV)
25 bethel-ind BETHEL (IND.)
Crossroads (5)
Ryan Sommers (13th)
126
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 121, Columbia (Mo.) 95, Westmont (Calif.) 82, Indiana Tech 41, Mount Mercy (Iowa) 30, Montreat (N.C.) 26, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 26, Friends (Kan.) 25, Northwest Christian (Ore.) 17, Northwest (Wash.) 11, Tennessee Wesleyan 7, Saint Mary (Kan.) 3, Menlo (Calif.) 3, Montana Western 3

Dropped Out: No. 22 Columbia (Mo.), No. 24 SCAD Savannah (Ga.), No. 25 Tennessee Wesleyan

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2019 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Conference PollsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonTue 8/27
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Thu 8/29
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Week 1Tue 9/17
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Thu 9/19
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Week 2Tue 10/1
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Thu 10/3
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Week 3Mon 10/14
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Thu 10/17
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Week 4Tue 10/29
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 10/31
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Nov. 2-4, Nov. 8-9: Conference Champs
Week 5Mon 11/11
MEN | WOMEN
Mon 11/11
MEN | WOMEN
Nov. 22: NAIA Champs (Vancouver, Wash.)
FINAL ResultsSat 11/9
MEN | WOMEN
Fri 11/22
MEN | WOMEN
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