KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bryan (Tenn.) continues to maintain its presence among the nation's best as the Lions are ranked No. 13 in the fifth edition of the NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday.
Bryan received 395 total points to put it 12 behind No. 12 Aquinas (Mich.) and 32 in front of No. 14 Westmont (Calif.).
For the second week, Oklahoma Christian landed at No. 1 in the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll. The Eagles were awarded 17 of 22 possible first-place votes for 617 points. Oklahoma Christian has been inactive since its eighth-place finish at the Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree on Oct. 1, but will return to action at the Chile Pepper Festival hosted by the University of Arkansas on Oct. 15.
The top-four teams remained the same behind the Eagles with No. 2 Shorter (Ga.) (602 points), No. 3 Concordia (Ore.) (576 points) and No. 4 Cal State San Marcos (561 points). Jumping into the top five for the first time this season and in program history, dating back to 1999, was The Master's (Calif.) with 528 points. Four first-place votes were awarded to Shorter and Cal State San Marcos picked up the final nod.To view the entire poll, click here.