Cross Country - Thu, Oct. 27, 2011

FINAL REGULAR-SEASON NATIONAL RANKINGS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the second time this season, the Dakota State University men's cross country team received recognition to the 2011 NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' 'Top 25' national poll.  The final regular-season edition was announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Dakota State received a vote to the national poll.  Two teams from the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) are ranked in the top 25.  Cal State San Marcos recorded 454 points for No. 8 ranking and British Columbia with 175 points for No. 22 ranking.  The A.I.I. Cross Country meet will be held on Nov. 5 in San Marcos, Calif.

The Trojans finished strong in their final regular season meet on Oct. 22.  DSU recorded 94 points for a fourth-place finish in the Mount Marty Invitational.  Andy Coy, who was named to A.I.I. Male Athlete of the Week, finished second with just one second (25:41.31) behind No. 19 Concordia's (Neb.) runner.  Matt Fideler was fourth with a time of 25:54.26.

Below is the final regular season edition of the 2011 NAIA Men's Cross Country national rankings poll (the top 25 was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences/independents/unaffiliated groups):

Rank Last Week School (1st Place votes) Total Points
1 1 Oklahoma Christian (21) 591
2 2 Shorter (Ga.) 567
3 3 The Master's (Calif.) 533
4 4 Southern Oregon 527
5 7 Shawnee State (Ohio) 513
6 5 Friends (Kan.) 512
7 6 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 485
8 8 Cal State San Marcos 454
9 12 Aquinas (Mich.) 417
10 17 Oklahoma Baptist 407
11 9 College of Idaho 393
12 13 Bryan (Tenn.) 376
13 11 Concordia (Ore.) 353
14 14 Westmont (Calif.) 348
15 15 Saint Francis (Ill.) 327
16 19 Southwestern (Kan.) 311
17 10 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 294
18 18 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 276
19 16 Concordia (Neb.) 265
20 20 Eastern Oregon 237
21 21 Biola (Calif.) 216
22 22 British Columbia 175
23 23 Siena Heights (Mich.) 166
24 25 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 151
25 24 Morningside (Iowa) 134

Other receiving votes:  Cornerstone (Mich.) 74; Cumberlands (Ky.) 65; Graceland (Iowa) 43; Milligan (Tenn.) 41; Vanguard (Calif.) 38; Great Falls (Mont.) 34; Huntington (Ind.) 32; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 16; Dordt (Iowa) 13; Berea (Ky.) 12; Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 12; Baker (Kan.) 8; Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) 4; Goshen (Ind.) 1; Carroll (Mont.) 1; Dakota State (S.D.) 1; Xaiver (La.) 1; Lubbock Christian (Texas) 1.

 

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
  • Oct. 25 - Men's Cross Country @ Mount Marty (S.D.) Invitational - 9th of 16
  • Oct. 11 - Men's Cross Country @ Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invitational - 9th of 10
  • Oct. 4 - Men's Cross Country @ South Dakota State University Classic - 9th of 9
  • Sep. 20 - Men's Cross Country @ Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Invitational - 4th of 5
  • Sep. 13 - Men's Cross Country @ Herb Blakely Invitational - No Team Score
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