Despite both teams seeing success at last week’s Bob Firman Invite, the Lewis-Clark State College women’s cross country team moved up in this week’s NAIA Cross Country Coaches’ Top 25 poll, while the men’s team moved down. The LCSC women jumped from No. 16 to being tied for No. 12, and the men fell from No. 16 to No. 19.
The Warrior women, having finished ahead of College of Idaho in last week’s race, moved past the Coyotes and two other schools to tie Indiana Wesleyan’s 336 total points. Formerly ranked No. 11, the Coyotes are now ranked No. 19. Cedarville University once again led the poll, as it received 559 points and 18 of the 20 first place votes.
In spite of last week’s meet, in which it finished second and was well ahead of schools such as College of Idaho, Eastern Oregon, and NCAA Division I Idaho State, the LCSC men’s team fell three slots in the NAIA rankings. Southern Oregon, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), and Lindenwood (Mo.) all slipped past the Warriors who received 218 points after having received 234 points in last weeks’ poll. Malone College (Ohio) received 18 of 19 first place votes and was ranked No. 1.