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Posted by Ryan Long - Wed, Oct. 11, 2017 - [ Men's Cross Country ] - Viewed 150 times

NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll

COLUMBIA, Ky. –  For the first time this season, there are no Mid-South teams ranked in the NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' poll, the national office announced on Wednesday.

Shawnee State (Ohio) and Cumberlands (Ky) sit outside of the top 25 but are mentioned in the receiving votes section of the poll. 

Shawnee State falls from No. 17 to outside the top 25 after not racing last week. This is the first time this season the Bears are not ranked inside the top 25.

Shawnee State returns to action on Friday, October 13 at the Jenna Strong Invitational, hosted by Wilmington College (Ohio).

Cumberlands collected nine voting points for their first mention in the poll this season. 

The Patriots tallied 89 points to be the top NAIA team while finishing third overall at the Fast Cats Invite last weekend.

Cumberlands returns to action in the Sand Shark Invitational in Bluffton, South Carolina on October 21st.

Southern Oregon and British Columbia sit atop the  NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll for the first time this season. British Columbia tallied 11 first-place votes and Southern Oregon received 10, as both teams collected 581 voting points.

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) garnered 552 voting points and moved up one spot to No. 3 in the rankings.

The College of Idaho and Oklahoma City round out the top five with 522 and 479 voting points respectively. 

The national poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches representing either a conference or the independents.

The next poll is scheduled to be released on Oct. 25.