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10.20.09 | Women's Soccer

Women's soccer receives highest ranking in school history

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When the NAIA national office released the top 25 rankings this afternoon, it was the first time in school history that the women's program was ranked ahead of the men's.

The Baker women come into this weeks poll ranked No. 15 nationally with 345 votes. The men are ranked No. 16 nationally with 319 votes.

Fourteen conferences are represented in this weeks Top 25.  The Heart of America Athletic Conference is one of two conferences with more than two schools in the rankings.  The three HAAC Schools are No. 10 Graceland, No. 15 Baker and No. 20 Benedictine.

The Poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups.  The eighth regular season Top 25 poll will be announced Oct. 27.

Notes:
Lindsey Wilson has been ranked at No. 1 31 times since 1999, the most in NAIA women’s soccer… Lindsey Wilson has been ranked in the Top 25 for 108 consecutive weeks, dating back to the start of the 1999 season… Lindsey Wilson has been ranked in the top five for the past 36 consecutive weeks dating back to Sept. 20, 2006… Lee has been rated in the top five for 29 consecutive weeks; the streak began on Aug. 15, 2007… Azusa Pacific has held a top five ranking for 28 consecutive weeks dating back to its No. 1 ranking on Sept. 5, 2007… No. 5 Vanguard cracks the top-five for the first time this decade… Concordia (Ore.) leads all teams with 15 wins; No. 13 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) is second with 14 victories… No. 16 Marian has reached its highest ranking since 1999… The Top 25 has a combined record of 255-55-28 (0.796)… No. 16 Marian (Ind.) at 13-0-1 and (RV) Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) at 11-0-3 are the only two undefeated teams remaining this season… The top five-teams in the poll have outscored their opponents 208-36 and have combined for 39 shutouts…

2009 NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll - (Oct. 20)

RANK

LAST POLL

SCHOOL (1st Place Votes)

2009 RECORD*

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) (13)

11-2-1

607

2

4

Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) (4)

11-2-0

593

2

2

Lee University (Tenn.) (4)

10-2-0

593

4

5

Concordia University (Ore.)

15-1-0

566

5

6

Vanguard University (Calif.)

10-1-1

538

6

6

Martin Methodist College (Tenn.)

9-2-2

512

7

7

William Carey University (Miss.)

11-1-1

511

8

3

California Baptist University

11-3-1

472

9

11

McKendree University (Ill.)

10-1-2

457

10

12

Graceland University (Iowa)

11-1-2

441

11

13

Northwood University (Fla.)

9-3-0

407

12

10

Simon Fraser University (B.C.)

7-5-1

372

13

14

Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.)

14-1-1

371

14

17

Concordia University (Calif.)

7-2-3

369

15

18

Baker University (Kan.)

11-4-0

345

16

RV

Marian University (Ind.)

13-0-1

312

17

19

Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.)

10-3-0

280

18

9

Indiana Wesleyan University

11-2-1

233

19

16

Park University (Mo.)

8-3-1

230

20

15

Benedictine College (Kan.)

10-2-2

197

21

21

Trinity Christian College (Ill.)

8-3-3

189

22

RV

Point Loma Nazarene University (Calif.)

9-3-1

176

22

22

University of Science & Arts (Okla.)

9-3-0

176

24

24

Siena Heights University (Mich.)

112-2

164

25

23

Ohio Dominican University

9-3-2

139

 

 

Others receiving votes: Houghton College (N.Y.) 131; Saint Ambrose University (Iowa) 78; The Master’s College (Calif.) 68; College of Idaho 47; William Jewell College (Mo.) 42; Carroll College (Mont.) 36; Southern Nazarene University (Okla.) 35; Ottawa University (Kan.) 31; Brenau University (Ga.) 31; Dakota Wesleyan University (S.D.) 30; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Fla.) 13; Union University (Tenn.) 11; William Jessup University (Calif.) 11; Fresno Pacific University (Calif.) 9; Dordt College (Iowa) 6; Kansas Wesleyan University 1; Hastings College (Neb.) 1; Aquinas College (Mich.) 1; Judson University (Ill.) 1; Union College (Ky.) 1; John Brown University (Ark.) 1; Midland Lutheran College (Neb.) 1; Northwood University (Texas) 1; Robert Morris University (Ill.) 1; Spring Arbor University (Mich.) 1; Bethel University (Tenn.) 1; California State University-San Marcos 1

*Record as submitted by conference rater

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