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Monday, 31 October 2011 15:01

Top 25 Showdown

10.31.11 | Football

Baker football team rounds out weekly Top 25 Coaches’ Poll

Back in Top 25

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the third time this season, the Baker University football team is back in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll at No. 25.

This week’s foe, Benedictine College checks in at No. 9 after defeating Avila University last Saturday 25-10. Kickoff for Saturday’s contest will be at 1 p.m. from Liston Stadium.

The 2011 NAIA Football Championship Series 16-team field will be announced on Nov. 13. The selection show will be announced live by Victory Sports Network as a video-streaming broadcast. The free broadcast begins at 2 p.m. CST and can be accessed by clicking here. The final regular-season poll will be announced on Nov. 7. For the entire 2011 Coaches’ Top 25 Poll schedule, click here.

NOTES: (All information dates back to 1999) The battle between No. 1 Saint Xavier (Ill.) and No. 2 Marian (Ind.) will mark the 10th time that the two top-ranked teams have met and just the third regular-season game between No. 1 vs. 2… There have been 41 different teams ranked in 2011, with 14 of those being listed in each poll… Suffering its third-straight loss, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) fell out of the Top 25 after enjoying a seven-week ride… No. 5 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) has been ranked in the top 10 for the last 29-straight polls… With eight total No. 1 rankings, with all of them coming in the last seven weeks, St. Xavier boasts the fifth-most No. 1 billings… The Cougars rank behind Carroll (Mont.) (56), former NAIA member Sioux Falls (S.D.) (55), Georgetown (Ky.) (23) and Northwestern Oklahoma State (11) for the most No. 1s… No. 3 Carroll extended its streak of consecutive top-five appearances with 87… No. 12 Saint Francis (Ind.) leads the NAIA with 151-straight mentions in the Top 25… Following Saint Francis among consecutive appearances is Carroll with 137, MidAmerica Nazarene with 63, Morningside (Iowa) with 56 and St. Xavier with 43.

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2011 RECORD

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Saint Xavier (Ill.) (14)

8-0

340

2

2

Marian (Ind.) (1)

9-0

326

3

3

Carroll (Mont.)

8-1

313

4

4

Georgetown (Ky.)

8-0

303

5

5

MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

7-1

289

6

6

Morningside (Iowa)

7-1

275

7

7

Missouri Valley

7-1

253

8

8

William Penn (Iowa)

8-1

241

9

10

Benedictine (Kan.)

8-1

232

10

11

Azusa Pacific (Calif.)

7-2

218

11

12

Saint Francis (Ind.)

6-2

210

12

13

St. Ambrose (Iowa)

7-1

203

13

14

Ottawa (Kan.)

7-2

175

14

15

Cumberland (Tenn.)

7-1

171

15

16

Valley City State (N.D.)

8-1

162

16

9

St. Francis (Ill.)

7-3

148

17

19

Bethel (Tenn.)

6-2

127

18

20

Southern Nazarene (Okla.)

7-2

115

19

21

Langston (Okla.)

6-2

110

20

22

Northwestern (Iowa)

7-2

108

21

25

Eastern Oregon

6-3

65

22

17

Doane (Neb.)

6-2

55

23

RV

Grand View (Iowa)

7-3

54

24

18

Bethany (Kan.)

7-2

44

25

RV

Baker (Kan.)

5-3

27

Others receiving votes: Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 23; Shorter (Ga.) 9; Hastings (Neb.) 3

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