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Xavier does it one more time in NAIA coaches polls

October 26, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana received one point in both of the NAIA Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 polls for the third straight week. But a bigger national stage awaits the Gold Nuggets and Gold Rush next month.
     On Saturday the Nuggets and the Rush won Gulf Coast Athletic Conference team championships and the GCAC's automatic bids to the NAIA National Championships on Nov. 19 at Vancouver, Wash. It was the sixth straight year that both XU teams won the GCAC titles and the third time in four years that both qualified for nationals.
     "We won't race again until nationals," seventh-year coach Joseph Moses said. "We can use the break. It'll give us enough time to rest and heal and prepare for nationals."
     There will be one more poll before the national meet — it will be announced Nov. 6 — followed by a postseason poll Nov. 23.

   
NAIA Men's Cross Country
Coaches' Top 25 Poll

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

Others receiving votes: Cornerstone 74, Cumberlands 65, Graceland 43, Milligan 41, Vanguard 38, Great Falls 34, Huntington (Ind.) 32, Rocky Mountain 16, Dordt 13, Berea 12, Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 12, Baker 8, Point Loma Nazarene 4, Xavier 1, Goshen 1, Carroll (Mont.) 1, Dakota State 1, Lubbock Christian 1.
   
NAIA Women's Cross Country
Coaches' Top 25 Poll

(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank Team Points Last
1 Azusa Pacific (18) 649 1
2 Cal State San Marcos (5) 636 2
3 British Columbia 592 3
4 College of Idaho 583 4
5 Friends 573 5
6 Olivet Nazarene 567 6
7 Northwest Christian 523 7
8 Biola 507 8
9 Concordia (Ore.) 475 9
10 Carroll (Mont.) 470 10
11 Morningside 450 11
12 Westmont 407 16
13 The Master's 370 12
14 Lewis-Clark State 361 14
15 Concordia (Neb.) 358 tie-19
16 Shawnee State 338 RV
17 Indiana Wesleyan 324 18
18 Aquinas 291 24
19 Roberts Wesleyan 257 21
20 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 238 15
21 Saint Xavier 221 13
22 Southern Oregon 219 tie-19
23 Dordt 189 23
24 Taylor 188 17
25 Milligan 132 25

Others receiving votes: Rocky Mountain 106, Eastern Oregon 101, Viterbo 84, Spring Arbor 61, Point Loma Nazarene 50, Wayland Baptist 25, Northwestern (Iowa) 24, Trinity Christian 19, Texas Wesleyan 11, Cornerstone 6, Huntington (Ind.) 3, Shorter 3, Xavier 1, Park 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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