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Monday, 24 September 2012 21:48

Baker Drops Four Spots to No. 13

Joshua Fairley and the Wildcats will look to bounce back this Saturday against MNU Joshua Fairley and the Wildcats will look to bounce back this Saturday against MNU

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After suffering its first loss of the season to No. 5 ranked Missouri Valley, the Baker University football team fell four spots from No. 9 to No. 13 in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

Baker is 4-1 on the season and 3-1 in the HAAC and lost to Missouri Valley, 31-17, last Saturday at Liston Stadium. After the victory, MVC jumped up one spot to No. 4. 

The Wildcats will now take on HAAC rival No. 11 ranked MidAmerica Nazarene this Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Olathe District Activity Center at 20925 W. 159th St. Olathe, KS 66062.

Saturday’s game has been tabbed as one of four games up for the NAIA Football game of the week. Fans can vote for the Baker vs. MNU game by going to the official PlayNAIA Facebook page by clicking here.

NOTES: Saint Xavier's (Ill.) No. 1 ranking marks the sixth-straight time - 14 of last 16 - the Cougars have received the top spot ... Carroll's (Mont.) No. 12 ranking on Sept. 10 marked the first time the Fighting Saints have been ranked outside the top 10 since Nov. 2, 2004 ... Additionally, Carroll had a 91-straight top-five rating streak end ... Sixteenth is the highest ranking for Montana Tech since being No. 20 in the Nov. 5, 2007 poll ... Faulkner's No. 25 ranking marks the first-ever Top 25 mention for the Eagles ... Carroll leads all institutions with 56 first-place rankings and is followed by former NAIA member Sioux Falls (S.D.) (55), Georgetown (Ky.) (23), Saint Xavier (14) and former NAIA member Northwestern Oklahoma State (11) ... Saint Francis (Ind.) boasts the longest consecutive stretch of being named in the Coaches' Top 25 Poll with 159 ... Following Saint Francis among consecutive appearances is Carroll with 144, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) with 70, Morningside (Iowa) with 62 and Saint Xavier with 49 ... Since 2000, only three programs have lasted the entire season ranked at No. 1 - Carroll (2003, 2005), Sioux Falls (2009), Georgetown (2001).


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