2019 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 5

SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) owns the top spot in the NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll heading into the 2019 NAIA Cross Country Championships in two weeks.

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This Week's National Top Five
SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
Madonna (Mich.)
Aquinas (Mich.)
Milligan (Tenn.)
St. Francis (Ill.)
1
SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
2
Madonna (Mich.)
3
Aquinas (Mich.)
4
Milligan (Tenn.)
5
St. Francis (Ill.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

The most recent National Coaches’ Poll was released on Monday afternoon by the NAIA National Office.

The Bees flew into the lead a few weeks back and didn’t let go thanks to some strong efforts. Just this past weekend at the AAC Championships, SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) held off a hard-charging Milligan for the team title. The Bees scored 43 points compared to 45 for the now fourth-ranked Buffaloes.

Madonna (Mich.) sits second once again and will look to take down the team that knocked them from the top of the poll. The Crusaders made it look easy at the WHAC Championships this past weekend with a 21-point score.

Aquinas (Mich.) moved up one spot in the National Coaches’ Poll thanks to a strong close to the finish. The Saints performed well at their own Great Lakes Challenge two weeks ago and then finished runner-up in the WHAC this past weekend.

Aforementioned Milligan comes in fourth, while St. Francis (Ill.) holds down the No. 5 spot for yet another week.

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Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2019 Week 5 - November 11th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 scad-atlanta-ga SCAD ATLANTA (GA.)
AAC (1)
Chris Ummer (1st)
586
(15 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 madonna-mich MADONNA (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Patrick Daugherty (4th)
577
(6 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC (2)
Mike Wojciakowski (22nd)
543 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (2)
Chris Layne (21st)
521 ▲ 2
(LW: 6)
5 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (8th)
518 ◀▶
(LW: 5)
6 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Austin Basterrechea (4th)
509 ▼ 3
(LW: 3)
7 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (10th)
483 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Paul Kurtz (8th)
448 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 southern-oregon SOUTHERN OREGON
Cascade (2)
Grier Gatlin (16th)
444 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (2)
John Foss (32nd)
424 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 eastern-oregon EASTERN OREGON
Cascade (3)
Ben Welch (28th)
374 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
11 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Michael McDowell (19th)
374 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
13 rocky-mountain-mont ROCKY MOUNTAIN (MONT.)
Frontier (1)
Mike McLean (5th)
362 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 vanguard-calif VANGUARD (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Bryan Wilkins (32nd)
325 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (7th)
322 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (3)
Nick Johnson (2nd)
306 ▲ 5
(LW: 21)
17 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (4)
Jack Kegg (9th)
282 ▲ 1
(LW: 18)
18 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (3)
Nate Van Holten (1st)
272 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 concordia-neb CONCORDIA (NEB.)
GPAC (1)
Matt Beisel (4th)
239 ▲ 1
(LW: 20)
20 montana-western MONTANA WESTERN
Frontier (2)
Dylan Zitzer (5th)
228
(LW: RV)
21 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier (3)
Shannon Flynn (1st)
179 ▼ 4
(LW: 17)
22 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (2)
Nate Wolf (5th)
171 ▲ 1
(LW: 23)
23 scad-savannah-ga SCAD SAVANNAH (GA.)
Sun Conference (2)
Brandon Krout (1st)
156
(LW: RV)
24 shawnee-state-ohio SHAWNEE STATE (OHIO)
Mid-South (1)
Eric Putnam (14th)
147 ▼ 2
(LW: 22)
25 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (4th)
141 ▼ 1
(LW: 24)

Also Receiving Votes: Columbia (Mo.) 117, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 106, Indiana Tech 65, Tennessee Wesleyan 43, Northwest Christian (Ore.) 30, Saint Francis (Ind.) 28, Westmont (Calif.) 26, Friends (Kan.) 17, Northwestern (Iowa) 16, Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) 16, Mount Mercy (Iowa) 14, Montreat (N.C.) 8, Bethel (Ind.) 8, Dalton State (Ga.) 5

Dropped Out: No. 19 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), No. 25 Bethel (Ind.)

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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
MEN | WOMEN
Thu 9/19
MEN | WOMEN
Week 2Tue 10/1
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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
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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