By Trevor Lininger, NAIA Athletic Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Following three road wins, William Carey (Miss.) hangs on to the No. 1 ranking in this week’s NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.
Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000)
- William Carey (Miss.) earned 16 first place votes, and 497 total points to remain the top-ranked team in the NAIA for the fourth-straight week.
- The Crusaders are now 12-0-0 on the season.
- Defending National Champion Hastings (Neb.) won two games to improve to 11-3-0, and currently sits at No. 8 in the Top 25 Poll.
- Southwestern Christian (Okla.) joins the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll for the first time this season, ranked No. 23.
- No. 3 Rio Grande (Ohio) holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings of all time with 57.
- Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) holds the record for the longest consecutively-ranked active school at 113-straight polls, dating back to the first installment of the Top 25 Poll in 2007. Rio Grande (Ohio) is second with 104-straight polls.
- The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups.
- The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second-place and so on through the list.
- The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on.
- Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes".
- For the complete men’s soccer ratings calendar, click here.
2017 NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll - No. 7 (Oct. 17)
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL [1ST PLACE VOTES]||RECORD||TOTAL POINTS|
|1||1||William Carey (Miss.) ||12-0-0||497|
|2||3||Oklahoma Wesleyan ||11-1-1||483|
|3||5||Rio Grande (Ohio)||10-1-1||462|
|7||10||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||12-1-0||398|
|11||9||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||8-2-0||341|
|13||12||Central Methodist (Mo.)||9-2-2||301|
|15||15||St. Thomas (Fla.)||8-1-1||271|
|19||19||Dalton State (Ga.)||9-3-0||215|
|20||22||Grand View (Iowa)||8-4-2||171|
|22||18||Spring Arbor (Mich.)||11-3-0||160|
|23||NR||Southwestern Christian (Okla.)||12-2-0||142|
|25||25||MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)||9-3-1||117|
Dropped From Top 25: Wayland Baptist (Texas)
Others Receiving Votes: Wayland Baptist (Texas) 66; Westmont (Calif.) 54; Reinhardt (Ga.) 40; Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 33; William Woods (Mo.) 32; Bethel (Tenn.) 26; Madonna (Mich.) 21; Keiser (Fla.) 11; Houston-Victoria (Texas) 10; Bryan (Tenn.) 6; Johnson & Wales (Fla.) 5; Northwestern Ohio 4; Oklahoma City 4; Bethel (Ind.) 3; Aquinas (Mich.) 3; Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 3