KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dakota State men's cross country team received votes recognition in the first edition of the 2012 NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 national poll, the national office released Wednesday.
The Trojans tallied seven points to the national poll. The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences/independents/unaffiliated groups. The second regular-season Top 25 poll will be announced on Sept. 19.
Dakota State will kick off their 2012 season at home on Saturday morning. The Trojans host the Herb Blakely Invitational at the Madison Country Club. The men's race is slated to start at approximately 11:15 a.m.
Below is the first regular-season NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 national poll:
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)||FINAL POINTS|
|1||1||Southern Oregon (19)||590|
|2||4||Cal State San Marcos (2)||558|
|4||2||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||541|
|5||7||Shawnee State (Ohio)||497|
|7||6||The Master's (Calif.)||463|
|9||15||College of Idaho||418|
|11||3||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||393|
|16||16||Spring Arbor (Mich.)||325|
|23||24||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||128|
|Other receiving votes: Columbia (Mo.) 103; Emmanuel (Ga.) 90; Milligan (Tenn.) 68; Saint Mary (Kan.) 65; Siena Heights (Mich.) 65; Park (Mo.) 58; Goshen (Ind.) 44; Saint Xavier (Ill.) 26; Lee (Tenn.) 20; Carroll (Mont.) 19; Saint Ambrose (Iowa) 16; Graceland (Iowa) 11; Northwestern (Iowa) 10; Vanguard (Calif.) 10; Dakota State (S.D.) 7; Concordia (Ore.) 4.|