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Monday, 29 October 2012 16:02

BU Moves up in Poll Again

Dylan Perry and the Wildcats take on No. 18 Benedictine this Saturday at 1 p.m. in Atchison, Kan. Dylan Perry and the Wildcats take on No. 18 Benedictine this Saturday at 1 p.m. in Atchison, Kan.

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – For the fourth straight week, the Baker University football team jumped in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, this week one spot from No. 14 to No. 13.

Baker improved to 6-2 overall and 5-2 in the HAAC with a 29-9 road win at Culver-Stockton last Saturday.

The Wildcats will now prepare this week for a showdown at No. 18 Benedictine College this Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. in Atchison, Kan.

Baker has defeated BC six straight times and hasn’t lost to the Ravens since the season opener in 2005 in a 31-27 loss. In 2011, the Wildcats took down Benedictine, 10-7, at Liston Stadium. For a look at the entire poll, click here.

NOTES: Marian's (Ind.) No. 1 ranking marks the seventh time - fifth-straight - the Knights have received the top spot since the program was established in 2006 ... The top four remained unchanged for the fifth-straight week, marking the longest stretch since former-NAIA member Sioux Falls (S.D.), Carroll (Mont.), former-NAIA member Lindenwood (Mo.) and Saint Francis (Ind.) held Nos. 1 - 4 for eight-straight polls in 2009 (April 20, 2009 - Oct. 19, 2009) ... Marian, No. 2 Georgetown (Ky.), No. 3 Missouri Valley, No. 4 Morningside (Iowa) and No. 5 Saint Xavier (Ill.) have been ranked in the top 10 in every poll this season ... Carroll's No. 16 ranking is the lowest for the Fighting Saints since they were No. 16 on Nov. 12, 2000 ... Southern Oregon's No. 14 rating is the first top 15 ranking for the Raiders since Sept. 23, 2003 (No. 13) ... Carroll's No. 12 ranking on Sept. 10 marked the first time the Fighting Saints were ranked outside the top 10 since Nov. 2, 2004 ... Additionally, Carroll had a 91-straight top-five rating streak end ...Carroll leads all institutions with 56 first-place rankings and is followed by Sioux Falls (55), Georgetown (23), Saint Xavier (14) and former NAIA member Northwestern Oklahoma State (11) ... No. 6 Saint Francis (Ind.) boasts the longest consecutive stretch of being named in the Coaches' Top 25 Poll with 164 ... Following Saint Francis among consecutive appearances is Carroll with 149, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) with 75, Morningside with 67 and Saint Xavier with 54 ... Since 2000, only three programs have lasted the entire season ranked at No. 1 - Carroll (2003, 2005), Sioux Falls (2009), Georgetown (2001) ... St. Francis' (Ill.) fall from the Top 25 snaps a streak of 22-straight mentions for the Fighting Saints.

-BAKER- 

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