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11.05.13 | M Soccer

Men’s Soccer Moves up to No. 9

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men's soccer team moved up from No. 10 to No. 9 in this week's NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 poll without even playing a match last week.

The Wildcats ended the HAAC regular season with three straight victories and took down Central Methodist, 1-0, in the HAAC finale back on Oct. 26.

Baker will next take on Avila University this Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. inside Liston Stadium in the first round of the HAAC playoffs. The No. 3 seeded Wildcats will host the No. 6 seeded Eagles.

NOTES: (All information dates back to 2000) Grand View (Iowa) earns its first No. 1 ranking in program history in this week's poll, becoming the 19th team to claim the No. 1 spot... This year, Mobile (Ala.) became the first former-No. 1 to fall out of the Top 25 in the same season since former-member Azusa Pacific (Calif.) in 2008... This season an NAIA-record six different teams have been ranked No. 1: Belhaven (Miss.), Mobile, Hastings (Neb.), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), Rio Grande (Ohio) and Grand View... In 2012, just three teams claimed the No. 1 ranking all season: Lindsey Wilson, Rio Grande and Belhaven... Cal State San Marcos, Campbellsville (Ky.), Corban (Ore.), Georgia Gwinnett, Marymount (Calif.), Our Lady of the Lake (Texas), San Diego Christian (Calif.), St. Thomas (Texas) and Wayland Baptist (Texas) earned their first Top 25 rankings this season... Lindsey Wilson is the longest consecutively ranked active school at 80-straight polls, dating back to the 2007 Preseason Top 25 Poll... Rio Grande is next in line with 73-consecutive rankings, followed by Belhaven at 46 and Missouri Valley at 40... Lindsey Wilson boasts the most all-time No. 1 rankings with 47, followed by Rio Grande with 41, Bethel (Tenn.) with 11 and Hastings with 10... Overall, 19 different teams have claimed the No. 1 spot in the poll... Fifteen of the 21 conferences/independents/unaffiliated groups are represented in the ninth regular-season Top 25 poll... Since 2000, just two teams have spent the entire season ranked No. 1—Bethel in 2009 and Rio Grande in 2004.

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

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