By Trevor Lininger, NAIA Athletic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Crusaders of William Carey (Miss.) claim the program’s
Top 25 Highlights
- William Carey (Miss.) now boasts a 7-0-0 record on the year, and has outscored its opponents 22-5
- The Crusaders collected 14 first place votes and 465 total points to earn the team
itsfirst No. 1 ranking since the 1999 season.
- Defending National Champion Hastings (Neb.) moved back up two spots to No. 9 this week after defeating Bellevue (Neb.) and Dordt (Neb.) and scoring 12 goals in the two games
- Columbia (Mo.), Cumberland (Tenn.), and The Master’s (Calif.) join the Top 25 for the first time this year, coming in at No. 23, 24 and 25
- Rio Grande (Ohio) is still responsible for the most No. 1 rankings all-time with
57,and moved up one spot to No. 3 in this week’s polls
- Currently ranked No. 11, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) holds the record for the longest consecutively-ranked active school at 110 straight polls dating back to the first installment of the Top 25 Poll in 2007.
Rio Grandeis second with 102 consecutive rankings.
- 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
ratingscalendar, click here.
2017 NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll - No. 4 (Sept. 26)
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)||RECORD||FINAL POINTS|
|1||2||William Carey (Miss.) (14)||7-0-0||465|
|2||3||Missouri Valley (3)||6-0-1||453|
|3||4||Rio Grande (Ohio)||6-1-0||432|
|6||6||MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)||6-1-0||396|
|11||10||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||4-1-0||316|
|12||13||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||6-1-0||305|
|14||16||Central Methodist (Mo.)||7-1-0||265|
|15||15||Dalton State (Ga.)||6-1-0||250|
|17||18||St. Thomas (Fla.)||4-1-0||218|
|19||22||Spring Arbor (Mich.)||7-2-0||186|
|20||14||University of Northwestern Ohio||3-3-1||179|
|21||21||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||6-1-0||155|
|25||NR||The Master's (Calif.)||7-1-2||77|
Dropped from Top
Receiving Votes: Union (Ky.) 59; Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 54; John Brown (Ark.) 44; Johnson & Wales (Fla.) 33; LSU Alexandria 25; Aquinas (Mich.) 25; Bethel (Ind.) 24; Tennessee Wesleyan 23; Science & Arts (Okla.) 19; Hope International (Calif.) 18; UC Merced 14; Bethel (Tenn.) 11; Grand View (Iowa) 3