2020 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 3

(provided by the NAIA national office)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Taylor (Ind.) lands at No. 1 for the third time this season in the latest edition of the 2020-21 NAIA Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

NAIA — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Taylor (Ind.)
St. Francis (Ill.)
Milligan (Tenn.)
Dordt (Iowa)
Huntington (Ind.)
1
Taylor (Ind.)
2
St. Francis (Ill.)
3
Milligan (Tenn.)
4
Dordt (Iowa)
5
Huntington (Ind.)
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

There were a few changes to the order of the top-5 teams behind the Trojans, as St. Francis (Ill.) remains No. 2, but is followed by No. 3 Milligan (Tenn.), No. 4 Dordt (Iowa) and No. 5 Huntington (Ind.).

College of Idaho was the biggest mover in the top-10, jumping five spots from No. 11 to No. 6 between Week 2 and Week 3.

Poll Methodology
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences.
• Each conference is represented by one rater.
• The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 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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Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2020 Week 3 - February 18th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (11th)
560
(20 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (9th)
540 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (1)
Chris Layne (22nd)
516 ▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (6th)
494 ▲ 1
(LW: 5)
5 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (2)
Lauren Davenport Johnson (1st)
487 ▼ 2
(LW: 3)
6 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (2)
Josh Neideck (1st)
455 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
6 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Austin Basterrechea (5th)
455 ▲ 5
(LW: 11)
8 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (3)
John Foss (33rd)
435 ▼ 1
(LW: 7)
9 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Zach Schroeder (13th)
414 ▼ 1
(LW: 8)
10 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier (1)
Shannon Flynn (2nd)
398 ▼ 1
(LW: 9)
11 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Alstin Benton (8th)
381 ▼ 1
(LW: 10)
12 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (3)
Jack Kegg (10th)
362 ▲ 8
(LW: 20)
13 saint-francis-ind SAINT FRANCIS (IND.)
Crossroads (4)
Corey Birchmeier (5th)
320 ◀▶
(LW: 13)
14 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (8th)
319 ▼ 2
(LW: 12)
15 benedictine-kan BENEDICTINE (KAN.)
The Heart (1)
Je'Kel Smith (1st)
311 ▼ 1
(LW: 14)
16 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Paul Kurtz (9th)
275 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (2)
Mike Collins (24th)
264 NR
18 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Kyle Rago (1st)
248 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
AAC (2)
Jason Lewkowicz (6th)
240 ▼ 2
(LW: 17)
20 morningside-iowa MORNINGSIDE (IOWA)
GPAC (2)
Dave Nash (18th)
201 ▼ 2
(LW: 18)
21 montana-western MONTANA WESTERN
Frontier (2)
Dylan Zitzer (6th)
191 ▼ 2
(LW: 19)
22 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (5th)
184 NR
23 friends-kan FRIENDS (KAN.)
KCAC (2)
Jason Parr (4th)
157 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
AMC (1)
Tracy Jex (5th)
138 ▼ 2
(LW: 22)
25 northwestern-iowa NORTHWESTERN (IOWA)
GPAC (3)
Scott Bahrke (9th)
130 ▼ 2
(LW: 23)

Also Receiving Votes: Northwest (Wash.) 110, Westmont (Calif.) 88, Cumberlands (Ky.) 80, Wayland Baptist (Texas) 60, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 38, Dalton State (Ga.) 20, Concordia (Neb.) 20, Baker (Kan.) 16, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 11, Missouri Baptist 7, Grace (Ind.) 6, Siena Heights (Mich.) 4, Vanguard (Calif.) 3

Dropped Out: No. 24 Westmont (Calif.), No. 25 Cumberlands (Ky.)

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2020 Rankings & Polls Calendar
Weeks Conference PollsNational Coaches' Poll KEY DATES
PreseasonMon 9/28
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Thu 3/18
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Week 5Mon 3/29
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FINAL ResultsFri 4/9
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