2020-21 Women's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll - No. 1

2020-21 Women's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll - No. 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Taylor Trojans are No. 1 in the latest edition of the Women's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll. 

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.”

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] POINTS
1 2 Taylor (Ind.) 560
2 4 St. Francis (Ill.) 526
3 7 Huntington (Ind.) 522
4 6 Dordt (Iowa) 504
5 8 Milligan (Tenn.) 498
6 13 Cornerstone (Mich.) 458
7 10 Indiana Wesleyan 449
8 15 The Master's (Calif.) 425
9 11 Carroll (Mont.) 418
10 19 Saint Mary (Kan.) 388
11 20 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 367
12 22 Saint Francis (Ind.) 345
13 NR Benedictine (Kan.) 323
14 23 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 310
15 17 Southeastern (Fla.) 306
16 18 Morningside (Iowa) 255
17 NR Montreat (N.C.) 247
18 21 Montana Western 236
19 24 Friends (Kan.) 220
20 NR Vanguard (Calif.) 215
20 25 Columbia (Mo.) 215
22 NR Concordia (Neb.) 203
23 NR Cumberlands (Ky.) 172
24 NR Baker (Kan.) 145
25 NR St. Ambrose (Iowa) 144

 

Receiving Votes: Dalton State (Ga.) 109, Northwestern (Iowa) 108, Siena Heights (Mich.) 41, Hastings (Neb.) 34, Kansas Wesleyan 34, Grace (Ind.) 33, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 29, Oklahoma City 22, Campbellsville (Ky.) 16, Xavier (La.) 9, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 9, Missouri Baptist 6

Dropped from the Top 25: Oklahoma City, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), College of Idaho, Oregon Tech, Madonna (Mich.), Wayland Baptist (Texas), Aquinas (Mich.)

 

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

42nd ANNUAL WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
November 19, 2021
Vancouver, Washington