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Tuesday, 08 October 2013 23:20

Baker Jumps Two Spots in Poll

Hilary Yoder and the Wildcats will take on MNU Wednesday and Benedictine on Saturday Hilary Yoder and the Wildcats will take on MNU Wednesday and Benedictine on Saturday

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University women's soccer team is unbeaten in its last six matches and have posted a 3-0-3 mark in that stretch and have been rewarded by moving up two spots in this week's NAIA Coaches' Top 25 poll.

The Wildcats moved from No. 25 to No. 23 after finishing in a 2-2 tie with nationally ranked Graceland University last Saturday night at home.

Graceland fell from No. 11 to No. 14 this week, the Wildcats and Yellowjackets are the only two teams in the Heart of America Athletic Conference ranked in the poll this week.

Baker will face rivals MNU and Benedictine this week, as they face MNU Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 12:30 p.m. in Olathe, Kan., and Benedictine College this Saturday, Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. at Liston Stadium. Baker enters the week with a 5-3-4 overall record and 1-0-1 HAAC mark.

Notes (All information dates back to 1999): Embry-Riddle (Fla.) claims its first-ever No. 1 ranking ... Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), Vanguard (Calif.) and Embry-Riddle have held the No. 1 ranking in 2013 ... Lindsey Wilson leads all NAIA schools with 46 all-time No. 1 rankings ... Former NAIA member Azusa Pacific (Calif.) boasts the second-most No. 1's with 32, followed by Westmont (Calif.) (19), Concordia (Ore.) (16) and former member Lee (Tenn.) (16) ... Overall, 12 different programs have claimed the No. 1 spot in the poll ... Lindsey Wilson also owns the longest active streak of consecutive appearances in the Top 25 with 155-consecutive mentions, including a string of 125-straight top 10 rankings ... No. 4 Concordia (Ore.) owns the second longest active streak at 135-straight polls ... Davenport's (Mich.) No. 7 ranking is the highest in program history ... Westmont's No. 3 ranking is its first top three mention since Sept. 13, 2006 ... No. 24 Thomas (Ga.) is making its first Top 25 appearance since Nov. 2, 2004 – a string of 96 polls ... Twelve of the 21 conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups are represented in the fourth regular-season Top 25 ... Thirty-four teams have been ranked through four polls in 2013.

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

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