2015 Women?s Soccer Coaches? Top 25 Poll ? No. 7 (Nov. 3)

2015 Women?s Soccer Coaches? Top 25 Poll ? No. 7 (Nov. 3)

By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) is the No. 1 team in the seventh-regular season edition of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The eighth regular-season poll will released on Nov. 10.

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999):

• For the ninth-straight installment, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) is the No. 1 team in the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Blue Raiders received all 19 first-place votes for a total of 529 points.
• Northwestern Ohio is No. 2 for the fifth-straight week. The Racers received 511 points.
• Lindsey Wilson is trying to become the first team to go the entire season ranked No. 1.
• Two new teams join this week’s Top 25 – No. 24 Ottawa (Kan.) and No. 25 Viterbo (Wis.)
• Ottawa joins the Top 25 after missing out the past three weeks.
• This is the first time in school history that Viterbo is the Top 25.
• Oklahoma City (No. 23) and Kansas Wesleyan (No. 21) were the two teams to drop out of this week’s installment.
• St. Ambrose (Iowa) moved up five spots from No. 22 to No. 17, which highlighted the positive movement.
• Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) had the biggest fall in the poll as it dropped seven spots from No. 11 to No. 18.
• Twelve of the 19 conference/Association of Independent Institutions are represented in the Top 25.
• The Mid-South Conference, Southern States Athletic Conference, Hearth of America Athletic Conference and Golden State Athletic Conference lead all leagues with three teams represented each.
• Lindsey Wilson extends its NAIA record of most No.1 rankings to 54. Former-NAIA member Azusa Pacific (Calif.) is second with 33. The Blue Raiders also extend the longest active streak of consecutive appearances in the Top 25 to 167-consecutive mentions, including 137-straight in the top 10.
• For the complete ratings calendar, click here.

Poll Methodology:

• The poll was voted upon by a panel of 19 head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents 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 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 team appears on.
• Teams who receive only one point in the ballot will not be listed in the “Receiving Votes” category.
• The Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI) is a separate ranking conducted on Sept. 29, Oct. 20 and Nov. 16. The MRPI—first adopted in 2010—will select the at-large national championship qualifying teams and seed the 32-team national championship opening round field.
• For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here.

2015 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll (Nov. 3)

RANK LAST ^ SCHOOL (1st PLACE VOTES) 2015 RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (19) 13-1-2 529
2 2 Northwestern Ohio 14-2-2 511
3 3 William Carey (Miss.) 14-1-1 496
4 4 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 12-3-0 476
5 6 Spring Arbor (Mich.) 16-2-1 451
6 5 Mobile (Ala.) 15-2-0 444
7 8 Benedictine (Kan.) 16-1-1 431
8 8 Westmont (Calif.) 12-3-2 413
9 9 Keiser (Fla.) 13-2-1 393
10 10 Grace (Ind.) 14-1-3 377
11 12 Vanguard (Calif.) 13-4-1 358
12 13 Baker (Kan.) 14-3-0 338
13 14 Biola (Calif.) 13-2-3 316
14 15 Siena Heights (Mich.) 15-3-0 307
15 16 Campbellsville (Ky.) 16-1-0 294
16 17 Hastings (Neb.) 14-4-0 276
17 22 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 12-4-2 242
T18 18 Missouri Valley 12-3-3 214
T18 11 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 12-2-3 214
20 20 Georgetown (Ky.) 12-2-3 211
21 19 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 12-4-2 181
22 25 Oklahoma Wesleyan 13-2-1 162
23 24 UC Merced 11-2-3 161
24 RV Ottawa (Kan.) 13-3-0 96
25 RV Viterbo (Wis.) 10-7-0 89
 

Dropped from the Top 25: Oklahoma City (No. 23) and Kansas Wesleyan (No. 21)

Others receiving votes: Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 87; Oklahoma City 67; Columbia (Mo.) 65; Carroll (Mont.) 58; Bellevue (Neb.) 29; Reinhardt (Ga.) 25; Kansas Wesleyan 26; St. Thomas (Fla.) 11; Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 9; College of Idaho 8; St. Thomas (Texas) 7; Marian (Ind.) 6; MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 4; Morningside (Iowa) 3.

^2015 Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 7 (Nov. 3)

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Soccer Championship

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
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