Men's Cross Country Ranked 13th in Latest Coaches' Poll

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Men's Cross Country Ranked 13th in Latest Coaches' Poll

Dordt University continues to occupy a spot in the NAIA Men's Cross Country coaches' poll released today by the national office. 

The Defenders are 13th for the third consecutive poll and continue to be the top ranked team from the Great Plains Athletic Conference. 

Dordt has finished among the top 10 in all three meets this fall and has been the No.1 NAIA team in two of the events. They won the GPAC Preview on Sept.10, placed third at the Augustana Twilight and most recently, finished seventh at the Griak Invite on Sept. 24.

The Defenders will compete this weekend at their home event, the Holiday Inn Express Classic, on Saturday, Oct. 9.

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st-PLACE VOTES] POINTS
1 1 Indiana Wesleyan [13] 578
2 2 Saint Mary (Kan.) [6] 575
3 8 St. Francis (Ill.) [2] 554
4 6 Milligan (Tenn.) 525
5 3 Taylor (Ind.) 504
6 10 The Master's (Calif.) 493
7 11 Oklahoma City 481
8 4 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 448
9 17 Oregon Tech 435
10 7 Huntington (Ind.) 429
11 12 Cornerstone (Mich.) 410
12 5 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 393
13 13 Dordt (Iowa) 363
14 9 Southern Oregon 353
15 15 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 325
16 14 College of Idaho 307
17 16 Montreat (N.C.) 293
18 20 Northwest (Wash.) 212
19 NR Shawnee State (Ohio) 211
20 NR Michigan-Dearborn 208
21 19 Grace (Ind.) 204
22 24 Eastern Oregon 193
23 18 Aquinas (Mich.) 179
24 21 Carroll (Mont.) 160
25 NR Marian (Ind.) 149

Dropped from the Poll: Grand View (Iowa), Goshen (Ind.), Campbellsville (Ky.)

Receiving Votes: Grand View (Iowa) 128, Westmont (Calif.) 114, Goshen (Ind.) 114, William Carey (Miss.) 50, Campbellsville (Ky.) 37, John Brown (Ark.) 17, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 11, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 4, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 4, William Woods (Mo.) 3, Benedictine (Kan.) 3