2021 NAIA Women's Cross Country Coaches Top 25 Poll - No. 3

2021 NAIA Women's Cross Country Coaches Top 25 Poll - No. 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - St. Francis (Ill.) remains at No. 1 in the latest Coaches Top 25 Poll.

Poll Methodology
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences or groups. 
• 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 1 St. Francis (Ill.) 591
2 2 Milligan (Tenn.) 572
3 3 Cornerstone (Mich.) 553
4 4 Taylor (Ind.) 530
5 5 Saint Mary (Kan.) 513
6 6 The Master's (Calif.) 492
7 7 Aquinas (Mich.) 473
8 8 Montreat (N.C.) 463
9 9 College of Idaho 443
10 10 Southern Oregon 413
11 11 Concordia (Neb.) 389
12 12 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 387
13 13 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 359
14 14 Dordt (Iowa) 350
15 15 Indiana Wesleyan 329
16 16 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 305
17 17 Saint Francis (Ind.) 288
18 19 Montana Tech 248
19 18 Huntington (Ind.) 245
20 20 Oklahoma City 227
21 21 Columbia (Mo.) 201
22 22 Westmont (Calif.) 198
23 25 Carroll (Mont.) 178
24 23 Hastings (Neb.) 150
25 24 Northwest (Wash.) 132

Dropped from the Poll: None

Receiving Votes: Vanguard (Calif.) 95, Grace (Ind.) 91, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 52, Benedictine (Kan.) 45, Marian (Ind.) 29, Missouri Baptist 20, Cumberlands (Ky.) 19, Oregon Tech 7, Indiana Tech 6, Morningside (Iowa) 6, Southeastern (Fla.) 3, William Carey (Miss.) 3, Montana Western 3

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Cross Country Championship

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