2020 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo.Taylor (Ind.) remained at No. 1 in the latest edition of the 2020-21 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll.

The Trojans hauled in 15 of 16 possible first-place votes to leave them alone at the top.

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This Week's National Top Five
Taylor (Ind.)
St. Francis (Ill.)
Milligan (Tenn.)
College of Idaho
Dordt (Iowa)
1
Taylor (Ind.)
2
St. Francis (Ill.)
3
Milligan (Tenn.)
4
College of Idaho
5
Dordt (Iowa)
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No. 2 St. Francis (Ill.) and No. 3 Milligan (Tenn.) held steady in their positions, too, but College of Idaho – the other program that received a first-place vote – jumped two spots from No. 6 to No. 4 and former No. 4 Dordt (Iowa) fell one spot to No. 5.

Here are the rest of the top-10 teams in Week 4: No. 6 Cornerstone (Mich.), No. 7 Huntington (Ind.), No. 8 Indiana Wesleyan, No. 9 The Master’s (Calif.) and No. 10 Aquinas (Mich.).

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Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2020 Week 4 - March 18th

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 taylor-ind TAYLOR (IND.)
Crossroads (1)
Quinn White (11th)
436 ◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 st-francis-ill ST. FRANCIS (ILL.)
Chicagoland (1)
Jeff Barker (9th)
420 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 milligan-tenn MILLIGAN (TENN.)
AAC (1)
Chris Layne (22nd)
404 ◀▶
(LW: 3)
4 college-of-idaho COLLEGE OF IDAHO
Cascade (1)
Austin Basterrechea (5th)
390 ▲ 2
(LW: 6)
5 dordt-iowa DORDT (IOWA)
GPAC (1)
Nate Wolf (6th)
388 ▼ 1
(LW: 4)
6 cornerstone-mich CORNERSTONE (MICH.)
WHAC (2)
Josh Neideck (1st)
360 ◀▶
(LW: 6)
7 huntington-ind HUNTINGTON (IND.)
Crossroads (2)
Lauren Davenport Johnson (1st)
359 ▼ 2
(LW: 5)
8 indiana-wesleyan INDIANA WESLEYAN
Crossroads (3)
John Foss (33rd)
334 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 the-masters-calif THE MASTER'S (CALIF.)
GSAC (1)
Zach Schroeder (13th)
322 ◀▶
(LW: 9)
10 aquinas-mich AQUINAS (MICH.)
WHAC (1)
Mike Wojciakowski (23rd)
302 NR
11 oregon-tech OREGON TECH
Cascade (3)
Jack Kegg (10th)
296 ▲ 1
(LW: 12)
12 saint-mary-kan SAINT MARY (KAN.)
KCAC (1)
Alstin Benton (8th)
275 ▼ 1
(LW: 11)
13 embry-riddle-ariz EMBRY-RIDDLE (ARIZ.)
Cal Pac (1)
Chris Bray (8th)
252 ▲ 1
(LW: 14)
14 saint-francis-ind SAINT FRANCIS (IND.)
Crossroads (4)
Corey Birchmeier (5th)
247 ▼ 1
(LW: 13)
15 benedictine-kan BENEDICTINE (KAN.)
The Heart (1)
Je'Kel Smith (1st)
239 ◀▶
(LW: 15)
16 lewis-clark-state-idaho LEWIS-CLARK STATE (IDAHO)
Frontier (2)
Mike Collins (24th)
232 ▲ 1
(LW: 17)
17 carroll-mont CARROLL (MONT.)
Frontier (1)
Shannon Flynn (2nd)
223 ▼ 7
(LW: 10)
18 southeastern-fla SOUTHEASTERN (FLA.)
Sun Conference (1)
Paul Kurtz (9th)
205 ▼ 2
(LW: 16)
19 olivet-nazarene-ill OLIVET NAZARENE (ILL.)
Chicagoland (2)
Kyle Rago (1st)
194 ▼ 1
(LW: 18)
20 montreat-n-c MONTREAT (N.C.)
AAC (2)
Jason Lewkowicz (6th)
179 ▼ 1
(LW: 19)
21 morningside-iowa MORNINGSIDE (IOWA)
GPAC (2)
Dave Nash (18th)
151 ▼ 1
(LW: 20)
22 montana-western MONTANA WESTERN
Frontier (2)
Dylan Zitzer (6th)
129 ▼ 1
(LW: 21)
23 oklahoma-city OKLAHOMA CITY
SAC (1)
Matt Aguero (5th)
107 ▼ 1
(LW: 22)
24 friends-kan FRIENDS (KAN.)
KCAC (2)
Jason Parr (4th)
104 ▼ 1
(LW: 23)
25 columbia-mo COLUMBIA (MO.)
AMC (1)
Tracy Jex (5th)
88 ▼ 1
(LW: 24)

Also Receiving Votes: Northwestern (Iowa) 82, Northwest (Wash.) 77, Madonna (Mich.) 49, Westmont (Calif.) 39, Cumberlands (Ky.) 35, Wayland Baptist (Texas) 15, Dalton State (Ga.) 11, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 10, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 4, Concordia (Neb.) 3, Baker (Kan.) 3

Dropped Out: No. 25 Northwestern (Iowa)

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