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Tuesday, 05 July 2011 10:33

No. 2 Nationally

10.25.11 | Men's Soccer

Men’s soccer moves up to No. 2 in Top 25 Poll

No. 2 Ranking

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With victories over No. 1 Hastings and No. 16 Benedictine, the Baker men’s soccer team currently garners a No. 2 national ranking. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) took the top spot with 17 of a possible 22 first-place votes and 588 total points. The Wildcats grabbed the remaining five first-place votes with 567 total points.

Baker (15-0, 5-0 HAAC) returns to action on Oct. 29 against Culver-Stockton College at 3 p.m. in Canton, Mo.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conference/independents/unaffiliated groups. The ninth regular-season Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll will be announced on Nov. 1. The second edition of the NAIA Men’s Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI) will be released Wednesday by 5 p.m. CDT.

For the entire 2011 Coaches' Top 25 Poll schedule, click here.

NOTES: (All information dates back to 2000) Top-ranked Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) now stands with 32 No. 1 mentions, which ranks second on the list – No. 3 Rio Grande (Ohio) leads the group (36), followed by Bethel (Tenn.) (11), Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) (9), Hastings (Neb.) (8), Azusa Pacific (Calif.) (5) and Concordia (Calif.) (5)… No. 3 (tie) Hastings held the previous No. 1 ranking for eight-straight weeks… No. 19 Taylor (Ind.) holds the most wins with 16… There have been 43 programs ranked in nine polls this season and 14 of those have held a spot each week… Rio Grande has been ranked in the top 10 for the last 32-straight polls, dating back to the start of the 2009 season… Overall, there have been 16 different teams to claim the No. 1 spot… Lindsey Wilson holds the distinction of being consecutively ranked the longest among active schools – 53-straight polls, dating back to the 2007 Preseason Top 25 Poll… Rio Grande is next in line with 47, followed by Azusa Pacific with 40 and Hastings with 38… Since 2000, two teams have rattled through the entire season ranked No. 1 – Bethel in 2009 and Rio Grande during the 2004 season.

2011 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – (Oct. 25)

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL

2011 RECORD*

TOTAL POINTS

1

2

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (17)

12-0-0

588

2

5

Baker (Kan.) (4)

15-0-0

567

T3

3

Rio Grande (Ohio)

13-1-0

547

T3

1

Hastings (Neb.)

15-1-0

547

5

4

Mobile (Ala.)

13-1-1

516

6

8

Missouri Valley

13-1-1

479

7

7

William Carey (Miss.)

12-1-2

478

8

13

Concordia (Calif.)

12-2-0

439

9

6

Grand View (Iowa)

14-2-1

425

10

8

Bethel (Tenn.)

9-2-2

418

11

11

Azusa Pacific (Calif.)

11-2-1

403

T12

20

Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)

10-4-2

374

T12

12

Concordia (Ore.)

13-1-1

374

14

14

Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)

13-3-0

332

15

15

Southern Poly (Ga.)

11-2-0

323

16

17

Kansas Wesleyan

13-3-0

307

17

16

Benedictine (Kan.)

12-2-0

284

18

10

Belhaven (Miss.)

12-3-0

262

19

18

Taylor (Ind.)

16-1-1

260

20

19

Columbia (Mo.)

13-2-1

249

21

21

Embry-Riddle (Fla.)

10-3-1

221

22

23

Science & Arts (Okla.)

12-3-0

200

23

22

Vanguard (Calif.)

11-5-0

175

24

25

Ashford (Iowa)

12-4-0

148

25

RV

Graceland (Iowa)

9-4-2

92

Others receiving votes: Milligan (Tenn.) 84; Fresno Pacific (Calif.) 65; Great Falls (Mont.) 65; Judson (Ill.) 64; Tennessee Wesleyan 28; Huston-Tillotson (Texas) 26; The Master's (Calif.) 19; Point Park (Pa.) 11; Oklahoma Wesleyan 11; Houston-Victoria (Texas) 9; Northwood (Fla.) 6; Robert Morris (Ill.) 4; Northwest (Wash.) 3; Cornerstone (Mich.) 1; La Sierra (Calif.) 1; Union (Ky.) 1; Concordia (Neb.) 1; Mid-Continent (Ky.) 1; Reinhardt (Ga.) 1; Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 1; Friends (Kan.) 1; Florida Memorial 1

* Submitted by the raters and reflecting the current 2011 record, through Oct. 23

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