Women's Soccer - Keiser University

2019 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll No. 6 (October 16, 2019)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Keiser (Fla.) continued to take care of its business as it stayed on top of the Top 25 for the fourth week in a row. The Seahawks have not allowed a goal in their last three contests as they head into a critical match against No. 4 Southeastern (Fla.) on Wednesday. William Carey (Miss.), Northwestern Ohio, Southeastern and Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) maintained their positions at Nos. 2-5 respectively.

 

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999)

  • Keiser has now won 10 matches in a row. Its last loss came against No. 2 William Carey on September 9.
  • The Seahawks are ranked No. 2 in the nation in both total shutouts (10) and shutouts per game (0.770)
  • William Carey survived a scare over the weekend in a 2-1 overtime win over unranked Middle Georgia. Veronica Herrera posted the equalizer in the 90th minute to send the match to overtime before Itzayanna Gracia netted the winner in the 93rd minute.
  • The Crusaders are 3-0 in overtime this season.
  • Northwestern Ohio now has seven wins in a row and have solidified its spot in the top five. The Racers picked-up a pair of wins over both Concordia (Mich.) and Cornerstone (Mich.) to run its record to 11-1.
  • Southeastern will have an opportunity to improve on its No. 4 ranking with a key Sun Conference matchup against No. 1 Keiser on Wednesday. The Fire nabbed a 7-0 win last week as Uchenna Kanu continues to lead the offense. The senior is averaging 4.83 points per match in 2019.
  • Indiana Wesleyan, thanks in large part to wins over No. 15 Marian and No. 16 Grace (Ind.), jumped nine spots from No. 23 to No. 14. Lexis Garcia and Sam Castaneda earned NAIA Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week nods respectively.
  • Oklahoma Wesleyan re-entered the Top 25 after spending a week on the outside looking-in.
  • Spring Arbor continues to hold the longest active Top 25 Poll streak, moving to 103 consecutive appearances in the poll. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) holds the national record since 1999 with 203 consecutive appearances, which was stopped on Oct. 24, 2017. Keiser (Fla.) is right behind Spring Arbor, extending its streak to 101 weeks.
  • Lindsey Wilson own the most No. 1 rankings since 1999 with 58, followed by former member Azusa Pacific (Calif.) with 32. Spring Arbor is in third with 23 followed closely by Westmont (Calif.) and former member Concordia (Ore.) with 19 apiece.

 

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 ratings) 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 appears on.
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”
  • For the complete ratings calendar, click here

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2019 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll No. 6 (October 16, 2019)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Keiser (Fla.) [11] 12-1 492
2 2 William Carey (Miss.) [7] 12-1 488
3 3 University of Northwestern Ohio 11-1 466
4 4 Southeastern (Fla.) 10-2 449
5 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 8-2-1 427
6 7 Westmont (Calif.) 9-1-1 421
7 8 Central Methodist (Mo.) 14-0 393
8 9 John Brown (Ark.) 8-2-1 391
9 10 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 8-3-1 370
10 13 Science & Arts (Okla.) 12-1 347
11 6 Eastern Oregon 8-1-2 340
12 14 Hastings (Neb.) 10-2 322
13 12 Vanguard (Calif.) 6-2-2 296
14 23 Indiana Wesleyan 12-1-2 292
15 11 Benedictine (Kan.) 11-3 286
16 18 Georgia Gwinnett 9-4-1 258
17 16 Grace (Ind.) 12-2-1 229
18 19 Spring Arbor (Mich.) 7-3-4 206
19 20 Cumberland (Tenn.) 11-2-1 203
20 22 Midland (Neb.) 8-2-1 183
21 15 Marian (Ind.) 12-2-1 178
22 17 Trinity Christian (Ill.) 11-1 142
22 21 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 8-3-3 142
24 24 Campbellsville (Ky.) 9-1 116
25 RV Oklahoma Wesleyan 8-3 108

Dropped from the Top 25: Bethel (Tenn.)

Others Receiving Votes: Aquinas (Mich.) 78, Truett McConnell (Ga.) 44, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 39, Bethel (Tenn.) 36, Columbia (Mo.) 33, Cumberlands (Ky.) 29, Northwest (Wash.) 19, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 19, The Master's (Calif.) 16, Mobile (Ala.) 12, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 8, Oregon Tech 3, Taylor (Ind.) 3.

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