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Eagles Get 12th in Season’s First Poll

Eagles Get 12th in Season’s First Poll – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott (

The Embry-Riddle men’s cross country team took home its eighth consecutive Cal Pac Championship last season, and will look to do so again in 2022. The Eagles are ranked 12th in the preseason NAIA Coaches’ Poll released earlier on Thursday, one spot ahead of where they finished at the NAIA National Championships in 2021.

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The team had a pair of All-Americans who graduated last season – Grady Kerst and Nicholas Hernandez. The Eagles do have eight runners back, plus adding four new runners as the team sets its sights on the programs first national championship.

Poll Methodology
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences or groups. 
• Each conference is represented by one rater. 
• The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second-place and so on through the list. 
• The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on. 
• Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”

11Milligan (Tenn.)551
22St. Francis (Ill.)535
33Cornerstone (Mich.)530
44Taylor (Ind.)510
57Saint Mary (Kan.)491
66The Master’s (Calif.)462
75College of Idaho445
88Dordt (Iowa)444
915Grace (Ind.)410
109Indiana Wesleyan382
1110Aquinas (Mich.)373
1217Westmont (Calif.)368
1314Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)340
1416Carroll (Mont.)325
1512Oklahoma City312
1618Southern Oregon305
1722Montreat (N.C.)257
1820Indiana Tech248
1819Hastings (Neb.)248
2025Saint Francis (Ind.)218
2123Huntington (Ind.)187
2213Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)175
23RVLewis-Clark State (Idaho)166
24RVMontana Tech161
25RVBenedictine (Kan.)111

Receiving Votes: Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 99, Concordia (Neb.) 87, Cumberlands (Ky.) 63, Marian (Ind.) 55, Dalton State (Ga.) 31, Vanguard (Calif.) 30, William Woods (Mo.) 28, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 15, Goshen (Ind.) 5, Campbellsville (Ky.) 4, Texas Wesleyan 3 


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