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Thursday, 24 October 2013 15:06

Women’s Cross Country Stays at No. 25

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the second straight week, the Baker University women's cross country team stayed at No. 25 in the NAIA Women's Cross Country Coaches' Top 25 poll.

The Wildcats were off this week from competition, but returns to action this Saturday as they take on the Mid-States Classic this Saturday, Oct. 26 in Winfield, Kan.

Baker has finished as a team in the Top 10 in all five of its meets this season including two second-place finishes and a two first-place finishes.

NOTES: (All information dates back to 1999) No. 1 British Columbia is trying to become just the third school in NAIA history to begin the season ranked No. 1 and go on to win the national championship... Former member Simon Fraser (B.C.) accomplished this in 2004, 05, 06 and 07 and No. 3 Cal State San Marcos did so in 2011... Since 1999, only two programs have been ranked No. 1 for an entire season: Simon Fraser in 2005, 06, and 07 and Northwest (Wash.) in 2003... No. 13 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) has been ranked among the Top 25 in 121 consecutive polls, dating back to Sept. 21, 2001... During that streak Lewis-Clark State has never been ranked among the top five teams... This season, Texas Wesleyan and Columbia (Mo.) each earned its first Top 25 ranking... Former-member Simon Fraser has the most all-time No. 1 rankings with 40... Following Simon Fraser are former-members Azusa Pacific (Calif.) and Cedarville (Ohio) with 18 each... Overall, 11 different programs have claimed the No. 1 spot in the poll... Two teams held the No. 1 ranking in 2012: British Columbia and Cal State San Marcos.

For a look at the entire Top 20 poll, please click here.

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