2019 Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 – Poll 8 (Oct. 30)

2019 Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 – Poll 8 (Oct. 30)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Central Methodist (Mo.) remains No. 1 for the sixth week in a row in the 2019 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The top five remained unchanged from the previous poll (Oct. 23) with the addition of No. 5 Oklahoma Wesleyan replacing Lindsey Wilson (Ky.).

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000):

  • No. 1 Central Methodist received 16-of-18 first place votes, allowing No. 2 Columbia (Mo.) to receive two votes this week.
  • The Eagles of Central Methodist remain the No. 1 team in the country with a record of 16-1 overall and 10-0 in the Heart of America Conference Tournament.
  • The Columbia Cougars claimed the No. 2 spot. The Cougars posted their ninth straight shutout this season with their 3-0 victory over Hannibal-LaGrange.  
  • Oklahoma Wesleyan joined the top five this week after defeating (RV) Missouri Valley on the road 1-0. The Eagles are on a 11 game winning streak with seven shutouts in a row.
  • Vanguard (Calif.) joined the poll at No. 24 the Lions won their last two games on the road in overtime.
  • Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) holds the record as the longest consecutively ranked active school at 137-straight polls, dating back to the first installment of the Top 25 in 2007. Rio Grande (Ohio) is second on the list with 127 consecutive polls.

Poll Methodology

  • 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.

 

  2019 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 8 (October 30)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1ST PLACE VOTES] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Central Methodist (Mo.) [16] 16-1 497
2 2 Columbia (Mo.) [2] 16-0 483
3 3 William Carey (Miss.) 11-0-4 461
4 4 Westmont (Calif.) 11-1-1 449
5 6 Oklahoma Wesleyan 13-2 428
6 8 Mobile (Ala.) 14-1-1 421
7 9 Spring Arbor (Mich.) 13-1-2 386
8 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 10-3 377
9 10 William Penn (Iowa) 14-3 369
10 11 Southeastern (Fla.) 12-1-1 358
11 12 WVU Tech 15-0-1 340
12 7 Hastings (Neb.) 12-1-2 335
13 14 Rio Grande (Ohio) 12-3 294
14 13 St. Thomas (Fla.) 10-2-1 280
15 15 Bethel (Tenn.) 11-3-2 278
16 16 Grand View (Iowa) 11-4 258
17 18 Tennessee Wesleyan 14-2-2 225
18 17 Indiana Tech 11-4 220
19 19 Corban (Ore.) 12-0-2 203
20 20 Baker (Kan.) 9-5-3 188
21 21 LSU Shreveport (La.) 11-4-3 160
22 22 University of Northwestern Ohio 8-1-6 147
23 23 Georgia Gwinnett 7-4-3 87
24 RV Vanguard (Calif.) 10-4 85
25 24 Madonna (Mich.) 10-2-3 77
 

Dropped Out: Mid-America Christian (Okla.)

Receiving Votes: UC Merced (Calif.) 73, John Brown (Ark.) 65, Missouri Valley 62, Life (Ga.) 61. Houston-Victoria (Texas) 34, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 34, Dalton State (Ga.) 33, Keiser (Fla.) 19, Rocky Mountain 17, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 15, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 11, Roosevelt (Ill.) 8, Lyon (Ark.) 7, Campbellsville (Ky.) 6, Huntington (Ind.) 4, Midland (Neb.) 4

Championship Information

NAIA Men's Soccer Championship

61st ANNUAL MEN'S SOCCER 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 22-23, 2019 Opening Round – 
Campus Sites

Dec. 2 - Dec. 7, 2019
OC Great Park Soccer Stadium, 
Irvine, Calif.