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One is not a lonely number for XU in the NAIA polls

October 19, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana received one point Wednesday — the same number as this past week — in both of the NAIA Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 polls. But that pair of ones is significant.
     For the Gold Nuggets, it's the first time since 2002 that they received a vote in consecutive polls, and it's the first time since that same season that they were mentioned in the poll entering the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships. For the XU men, it's the first time they received a vote this late in a season.
     Both XU teams will compete Saturday in the GCAC meet at Choctaw Trails Course in Clinton, Miss. — women's race at 8 a.m., men's race at 8:30 — and both the Gold Nuggets and the Gold Rush are trying to win a sixth consecutive team championship. XU junior Matt Pieri is the defending men's individual champion.

   
NAIA Men's Cross Country
Coaches' Top 25 Poll

(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank Team Points Last
1 Oklahoma Christian (22) 622 1
2 Shorter 589 2
3 The Master's 566 5
4 Southern Oregon 554 7
5 Friends 520 9
6 Lewis-Clark State 517 6
7 Shawnee State 491 8
8 Cal State San Marcos 485 4
9 College of Idaho 483 21
10 Wayland Baptist 451 10
11 Concordia (Ore.) 430 3
12 Aquinas 400 12
13 Bryan 387 13
14 Westmont 356 14
15 St. Francis (Ill.) 340 16
16 Concordia (Neb.) 305 15
17 Oklahoma Baptist 294 18
18 Olivet Nazarene 289 11
19 Southwestern (Kan.) 277 17
20 Eastern Oregon 258 19
21 Biola 243 20
22 British Columbia 179 22
23 Siena Heights 136 24
24 Morningside 124 RV
25 SCAD Savannah 111 RV

Others receiving votes: Graceland 98, Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 96, Vanguard 90, Berea 85, Carroll (Mont.) 48, Cornerstone 27, Azusa Pacific 24, Baker 20, Huntington (Ind.) 19, Rocky Mountain 8, Point Loma Nazarene 4, Cumberlands 3, Xavier 1, Dordt 1, Doane 1, Trinity Christian 1, Mount Marty 1, Saint Xavier 1.
   
NAIA Women's Cross Country
Coaches' Top 25 Poll

(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank Team Points Last
1 Azusa Pacific (21) 652 1
2 Cal State San Marcos (2) 633 2
3 British Columbia 584 4
4 College of Idaho 576 8
5 Friends 572 6
6 Olivet Nazarene 570 5
7 Northwest Christian 529 3
8 Biola 516 7
9 Concordia (Ore.) 479 9
10 Carroll (Mont.) 459 11
11 Morningside 458 10
12 The Master's 423 12
13 Saint Xavier 371 13
14 Lewis-Clark State 359 15
15 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 355 14
16 Westmont 350 16
17 Taylor 309 17
18 Indiana Wesleyan 261 19
19 (tie) Concordia (Neb.) 260 NR
19 (tie) Southern Oregon 260 18
21 Roberts Wesleyan 246 20
22 Rocky Mountain 208 NR
23 Dordt 194 21
24 Aquinas 172 22
25 Milligan 155 23

Others receiving votes: Viterbo 114, Point Loma Nazarene 107, Shawnee State 80, Cornerstone 56, Eastern Oregon 35; Northwestern (Iowa) 23, SCAD Savannah 22, Judson (Ill.) 21, Spring Arbor 8, Northwest (Wash.) 7, Park 3, Grand View 3, Xavier 1, Southwestern (Kan.) 1, Huntington (Ind.) 1, Trinity Christian 1, Wayland Baptist 1, Cumberlands 1, Vanguard 1.

 

 
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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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