Dalton State Falls One Spot In New NAIA Top 25

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

William Carey (Miss.) earns its sixth-straight 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)

  • The Crusaders of William Carey improved to 15-0-0 on the year following a home win against then-No.
    8 Mobile (Ala.).
  • William Carey collected 16 first place votes and 497 total points to earn the programs sixth straight No. 1 ranking.
  • Hastings (Neb.), the defending national champion, moved up one spot to No. 6 in this week's poll. The Broncos won two games and improved to 15-3-0 on the season.
  • Madonna (Mich.) joins the Top 25 for the first time in 2017 at No. 25.
  • Rio Grande (Ohio) holds the record for the most No. 1 rankings with 57 total.
  • Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) holds the record for the longest consecutively-ranked active school at 115-straight polls, dating back to the first installment of the Top 25 in 2007. Rio Grande (Ohio) is second with 106-straight 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.

2017 NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll - No. 9 (Oct. 31)

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL [1ST PLACE VOTES]

RECORD

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

William Carey (Miss.) [16]

15-0-0

497

2

2

Oklahoma Wesleyan [2]

15-1-1

483

3

3

Rio Grande (Ohio)

14-1-1

466

4

5

Missouri Valley

13-2-2

446

5

4

Baker (Kan.)

13-3-2

413

6

7

Hastings (Neb.)

15-3-0

411

7

10

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

11-2-0

389

8

6

Rocky Mountain (Mont.)

15-1-1

374

9

8

Mobile (Ala.)

10-3-2

360

10

9

Georgia Gwinnett

10-2-2

355

11

12

Vanguard (Calif.)

15-2-0

346

12

13

Central Methodist (Mo.)

12-2-3

323

13

11

Corban (Ore.)

14-1-3

297

13

15

St. Thomas (Fla.)

11-1-1

297

15

16

Marymount (Calif.)

12-2-2

286

16

17

Benedictine (Kan.)

14-3-1

250

17

18

Columbia (Mo.)

14-2-2

239

18

14

Campbellsville (Ky.)

12-2-1

225

19

20

MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

12-3-2

209

20

19

Dalton State (Ga.)

12-3-1

198

21

21

Spring Arbor (Mich.)

15-3-0

181

22

22

Cumberland (Tenn.)

12-2-2

169

23

23

Wayland Baptist (Texas)

13-2-1

149

24

25

Reinhardt (Ga.)

11-3-2

112

25

NR

Madonna (Mich.)

14-2-1

100


Dropped From Top 25:
 Southwestern Christian (Okla.)


Others Receiving Votes:
 William Woods (Mo.) 61; Bryan (Tenn.) 59; Southwestern Christian (Okla.) 51; Grand View (Iowa) 37; Concordia (Neb.) 31; Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 23; UC Merced (Calif.) 21; Westmont (Calif.) 20; Houston-Victoria (Texas) 7; Aquinas (Mich.) 6; Keiser (Fla.) 4; Bethel (Tenn.) 3; Southern Oregon 3; Oklahoma City 3


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