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Monday, 14 October 2013 15:45

Baker Football Cracks Top 10

Camren Torneden and the Wildcats have been ranked in every NAIA Top 25 Poll this season Camren Torneden and the Wildcats have been ranked in every NAIA Top 25 Poll this season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After winning its third straight Heart of America Athletic Conference game and improving to 5-1 on the year with a shutout win over Culver-Stockton, 39-0, last Saturday, the Baker University football team jumped to No. 10 in the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 poll.

The Wildcats improved to 3-1 in the HAAC with the victory and will next take on a 4-2, 3-1, Central Methodist team that has won four of its last five games. The Wildcats and Eagles will clash this Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at Liston Stadium.

Baker is 27-14 all-time against CMU and defeated the Eagles, 24-14, last season in Fayette, Mo.

Notes (all information dates back to 1999): Morningside's (Iowa) No. 1 ranking marks the sixth time the Mustangs have earned the top spot in the poll — all occurring this season ... No. 24 Reinhardt (Ga.), who is in its first season of existence, received its first-ever ranking this week ... No. 2 Cumberlands (Ky.) and No. 3 Grand View (Iowa) both tied a program-best ranking in the fifth regular-season edition ... Since 2000, only three programs have lasted the entire season ranked at No. 1 – Carroll (Mont.) (2003, 2005), former member Sioux Falls (S.D.) (2009) and Georgetown (Ky.) (2001) ... Three teams held the No. 1 ranking in 2012: Marian, Saint Xavier (Ill.) and Georgetown ... Carroll leads all institutions with 57 all-time first-place rankings and is followed by Sioux Falls (55), Georgetown (25), Saint Xavier (14) and former member Northwestern Oklahoma State (11) ... No. 4 Saint Francis (Ind.) boasts the longest consecutive stretch of being named in the Coaches' Top 25 Poll with 174 ... Following the Cougars in consecutive appearances are Carroll with 161, Missouri Valley with 96, Morningside with 80 and Saint Xavier with 69 ... Morningside holds the longest streak of top 10 rankings, having been ranked among the top 10 teams for 28-straight polls dating back to Sept. 19, 2011 ... Saint Xavier (Ill.) had previously held the consecutive top 10 appearances mark with 54-straight, but fell to No. 17 this week to end the streak ... Forty-one teams have been ranked in the Coaches' Poll this season.

For a look at the entire Top 25 poll, please click here.

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