Cross Country - Wed, Sep. 12, 2012

2012 NAIA MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY COACHES' TOP 25 POLL - No. 1

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
3 5 Oklahoma Baptist 549
4 2 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 541
5 7 Shawnee State (Ohio) 497
6 8 British Columbia 476
7 6 The Master's (Calif.) 463
8 16 Southwestern (Kan.) 421
9 15 College of Idaho 418
10 13 Aquinas (Mich.) 414
11 3 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 393
12 11 Eastern Oregon 377
13 14 Morningside (Iowa) 369
14 10 Bryan (Tenn.) 363
15 12 Westmont (Calif.) 348
16 16 Spring Arbor (Mich.) 325
17 NR Arizona Christian 266
18 19 Concordia (Neb.) 265
19 21 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 225
20 20 Cornerstone (Mich.) 214
21 18 Biola (Calif.) 195
22 RV Indiana Wesleyan 158
23 24 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 128
24 25 Baker (Kan.) 123
25 23 Cumberlands (Ky.) 112
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.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director
 
 
 
  • Nov. 23 - Men's Cross Country @ NAIA Cross Country National Championships - No Team Score
  • Nov. 9 - Men's Cross Country @ North Star/Midlands Conferences Postseason Qualifying Meet - 2nd of 8
  • Oct. 26 - Men's Cross Country @ Mount Marty (S.D.) Invitational - 9th of 13
  • Oct. 12 - Men's Cross Country @ Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invitational - 9th of 12
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