KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bryan continues to hold strong in the 2012 NAIA Men's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday, as the Lions are ranked No. 16 for the second week in a row.
Bryan received 325 total voting points, putting it 28 behind No. 15 Morningside (Iowa).
For the fourth-consecutive week Southern Oregon has earned the top spot in the NAIA Coaches' Poll. The Raiders received 21-of-22 first-place votes and tallied 622 points in the third edition to retain the No. 1 spot.
Southern Oregon did not race last weekend but return to action Saturday at the Stanford (Calif.) Invitational in Stanford, Calif.
The rest of the top five remains the same as last week's edition. No. 2 Cal State San Marcos garnered 598 points. No. 3 St. Francis (Ill.) earned the last first-place vote notched 582 points. No. 4 Oklahoma Baptist collected 558 points and No. 5 British Columbia earned 542 points to round out the top five.
Joining the poll this week is No. 25 Baker (Kan.). The Wildcats, who were idle last weekend, return to action on Saturday when they run in the Rim Rock Farm Classic in Lawrence, Kan.
Three teams, No. 7 Southwestern (Kan.), No. 14 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) and No. 19 Concordia (Neb.) were the only teams to climb in the poll this week.
Fourteen conferences/independents/unaffiliated groups are represented throughout the Top 25, led by the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) with four teams. Representing the GSAC are No. 8 The Master's (Calif.), No. 17 Westmont (Calif.), No. 20 Arizona Christian and No. 25 Biola (Calif.).
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences/independents/unaffiliated groups. The fourth regular-season Top 25 poll will be announced on Oct. 3.
To view the entire poll, click here.