KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Bacone College’s Cross Country team made No. 20 in the NAIA Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Sunday. The NAIA Cross Country National Championship qualifiers will be announced on Monday, Nov. 9 at 5:00 p.m. CDT. The postseason Top 25 poll will be released on Nov. 26. This is only the second time Bacone has been ranked in school history – the first being on Oct. 21, 2015.
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and the Association of Independent Institutions. 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 ratings) 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 appears on.
2015 NAIA Men’s Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 6 (Oct. 21)
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)||FINAL POINTS|
|1||3||Oklahoma City (11)||432|
|2||1||Southern Oregon (4)||423|
|3||3||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (1)||409|
|5||4||Saint Mary (Kan.)||382|
|7||8||St. Francis (Ill.)||345|
|9||9||College of Idaho||326|
|10||10||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||318|
|11||11||Dalton State (Ga.)||302|
|T13||14||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||247|
|15||19||The Master’s (Calif.)||228|
|23||21||Northwest Christian (Ore.)||137|
|24||23||SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||103|