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2020 Women's Cross Country Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - College of Idaho lands at No. 1 for the first time in school history in the preseason edition of the 2020 Women's Cross Country Top 25 Poll the national office announced on Thursday. The Yotes hold the longest active consecutive streak in the Top 25 poll with 84 active consecutive appearances. 

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.”

 

2020 Women's Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL POINTS
1 2 College of Idaho (8) 513
2 6 Taylor (Ind.) (3) 500
3 1 Madonna (Mich.) (7) 498
4 4 St. Francis (Ill.) 486
5 NR Wayland Baptist (Texas) (1) 444
6 23 Dordt (Iowa) 440
7 10 Huntington (Ind.) 425
8 8 Milligan (Tenn.) 394
9 5 Aquinas (Mich.) 392
10 7 Indiana Wesleyan 384
11 19 Carroll (Mont.) 369
12 16 Oklahoma City 364
13 13 Cornerstone (Mich.) 291
13 18 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 291
15 NR The Master's (Calif.) 272
16 15 Oregon Tech 264
17 14 Southeastern (Fla.) 261
18 NR Morningside (Iowa) 248
19 NR Saint Mary (Kan.) 226
20 17 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 223
21 25 Montana Western 197
22 NR Saint Francis (Ind.) 161
23 22 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 139
24 NR Friends (Kan.) 111
25 24 Columbia (Mo.) 109

 

Receiving Votes: Shawnee State (Ohio) 95, Vanguard (Calif.) 84, Eastern Oregon 84, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 77, Concordia (Neb.) 70, Benedictine (Kan.) 46, Montreat (N.C.) 35, Hastings (Neb.) 15, Cumberlands (Ky.) 5, Baker (Kan.) 4, Montana Tech 3

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

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