Cross Country - Wed, Sep. 30, 2009

For the first time this season, the Dakota State University men's cross country is ranked in the NAIA Men's Cross Country Top 25 rankings released today (Wednesday).  The Trojans were one of the two new teams entering in the NAIA Top 25.  Dakota State ranks #21 with 207 votes.

Dakota State placed fifth out of 22 teams in the highly competitive Roy Griak Invitational last Saturday that included NCAA Division II and top quality NAIA schools.  As a result, the Trojans replaced Black Hills State as a top spot in the DAC's weekly rankings.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences.  The next poll will be released on Oct.  7.

Rank Last Week School (1st Place Votes) Total Points
1 1 Malone (Ohio) (20) 591
2 2 Aquinas (Mich.) (1) 569
3 4 Concordia (Neb.) 528
4 5 Oklahoma Christian 513
5 6 University of British Columbia 497
6 7 Southern Oregon 496
7 3 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical (Fla.) 480
8 7 California State University-San Marcos 460
9 9 Shawnee State (Ohio) 434
10 10 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 421
11 11 Cornerstone (Mich.) 410
12 12 Simon Fraser (B.C.) 361
13 13 Cedarville (Ohio) 345
14 16 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 323
15 14 Doane (Neb.) 300
16 17 Bryan (Tenn.) 284
17 15 Oklahoma Baptist 273
18 18 Vanguard (Calif.) 272
19 20 McKendree (Ill.) 262
20 RV College of Idaho 244
21 RV Dakota State (S.D.) 207
22 21 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 197
23 24 Lindenwood (Mo.) 186
24 24 Taylor (Ind.) 147
25 22 Southwestern College (Kan.) 142


Other receiving votes:  Black Hills State (S.D.) 122; Lee (Tenn.) 111; Westmont (Calif.) 89; Shorter (Ga.) 63; Eastern Oregon 45; Spring Arbor (Mich.) 37; Kansas Wesleyan 8; Marian (Ind.) 7; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 5; Great Falls (Mont.) 4; Concordia (Ore.) 3; Dana (Neb.) 3; Rio Grande (Ohio) 3; Concordia (Calif.) 1; St. Francis (Ill.) 1; Indiana Wesleyan 1.

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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