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Tuesday, 04 September 2012 21:43

BU Lands at No. 9 in Poll

Bailey Sosa and the Wildcats are ranked No. 9 in the country Bailey Sosa and the Wildcats are ranked No. 9 in the country

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In the first NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 poll of the regular season, Baker University landed at No. 9 after a 2-1-1 record in its first four games, all against NAIA Top 25 teams.

In the preseason poll that came out on August 14, the Wildcats earned the No. 6 spot voted by the coaches.

Baker received 424 total points this week and began the season with one of the toughest schedules in the country.

Baker began the season with a 2-2 double overtime draw with No. 9 Westmont, and then followed that up with a road victory at No. 24 University of Science and Arts, 3-1.

The Wildcats first loss of the season came in heartbreaking fashion in a 1-0 double overtime loss at No. 11 Oklahoma City.

Just two days ago Baker picked up its second win of the season in a 5-1 home win against No. 21 University of Texas at Brownsville.

Baker will return to the pitch next Wednesday, Sept. 12 when they take on Park University at 5 p.m. at Liston Stadium.

Notes: (All information dates back to 1999) Lee (Tenn.) earns the No. 1 position in the Top 25 for the 11th time ... Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) owns the most No. 1 rankings all-time with 41, followed by former NAIA member Azusa Pacific (Calif.) (33), Westmont (Calif.) (19), Lee, Concordia (Ore.) (10) and Martin Methodist (10) ... Lindsey Wilson owns the longest current active streak of consecutive appearances in the Top 25 with 138 ... Second-ranked Concordia is the only other program to occupy a spot in the poll 100-or-more consecutive weeks with 117 ... Lee is a distant third with 99-straight mentions ... ... The Blue Raiders also lead the way with consecutive weeks at No. 1 with 13, spanning the 2004 - 05 seasons ... The 2011 Lee squad is the first team to start and end the season at No. 1.

2012 NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll - No. 1

RankLast TimeSchool First-Place VotesRecordPoints
11Leet (Tenn.)180-0-0559
22Concordia (Ore.)24-0-0543
33Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)1-1-1518
45Mobile (Ala.)3-0-0512
54Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)2-2-0472
611Oklahoma City 2-0-0463
78Olivet Nazarne (Ill.)2-0-0245
810Spring Arbor (Mich.)1-0-1432
96Baker (Kan.)2-1-1424
109Westmont (Calif.)1-1-1393
117Martin Methodist (Tenn.)3-2-0380
1213Cal State San Marcos2-1-0331
1314Judson (Ill.)3-0-0328
14RVAuburn Montgomery (Ala.)3-0-0326
1516Graceland (Iowa)4-0-0325
1612Hastings (Neb.)0-2-0294
1723Kansas Wesleyan1-1-0256
1818Concordia (Calif.)1-1-0244
1915Northwood (Fla.)2-2-0230
20RVWilliam Carey (Miss.)3-0-0224
2120Bellevue (Neb.)2-1-0211
2222Westminster (Utah)3-0-0189
2325Carroll (Mont.)2-0-0130
24RVSt. Ambrose (Iowa)1-1-0117
25RVSiena Heights (Mich.)1-0-182

-BAKER-

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