@MUCrusadersXCTF men ranked for second straight poll
Men's Cross Country - Thu, Sep. 28, 2017
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NAIA RELEASE | KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After being ranked in the NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll for the first time in program history two weeks ago, the Madonna University men's team repeated that feat as they came in at No. 16, the national office announced on Wednesday.

The men, who garnered 311 total points, fell eight spots in the poll after a tough showing at the Spartan Invite two weeks ago. They hope to regain some momentum as they head to the Greater Louisville Open at Tom Sawyer State Park on Saturday.

After spending a week atop the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, the Crusaders slipped one spot behind Cornerstone in the second regular season edition of the poll as the Golden Eagles captured 333 points to rank 15th in the poll. Indiana Tech garnered 198 points and ranks 21st while Aquinas (121) and Siena Heights (18) were each mentioned in the receiving votes section.

Defending national champion Southern Oregon remains atop the poll with 558 points and 17 first-place votes. St. Francis (Ill.) is second with 539 points and one first-place nod while British Columbia is third with 528 points and two first-place tallies. Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) jumped three spots to number four with 504 points and College of Idaho climbed five spots to rank fifth with 478 points.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated groups.

2017 NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll – Poll #2 (Sept, 27)

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

FINAL POINTS

1

1

Southern Oregon (17)

558

2

2

St. Francis (Ill.) (1)

539

3

3

British Columbia (2)

528

4

7

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)

504

5

10

College of Idaho

478

6

6

Northwestern (Iowa)

469

7

14

Oklahoma City

428

8

5

Eastern Oregon

427

9

20

Missouri Valley

392

10

4

The Master's (Calif.)

380

11

12

Saint Mary (Kan.)

379

12

18

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)

364

13

13

Taylor (Ind.)

361

14

15

Columbia (Mo.)

342

15

11

Cornerstone (Mich.)

333

16

8

Madonna (Mich.)

311

17

9

Shawnee State (Ohio)

265

18

NR

Northwest Christian (Ore.)

242

19

19

Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)

236

20

NR

Indiana Wesleyan

201

21

21

Indiana Tech

198

22

23

Westmont (Calif.)

172

23

NR

Texas Wesleyan

164

23

17

Oregon Tech

164

25

25

Milligan (Tenn.)

125

    

Others Receiving Votes: Aquinas (Mich.) 121; Doane (Neb.) 91; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 67; Montreat (N.C.) 54; SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 34; Siena Heights (Mich.) 18; Carroll (Mont.) 10; Campbellsville (Ky.) 4; Goshen (Ind.) 3

Dropped From Top 25: Marian (Ind.), Aquinas (Mich.), Carroll (Mont.)

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