Roadrunner Soccer Up To 14th In NAIA Top 25 National Poll

Thursday, October 14, 2021

This week's NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll is less volatile than in previous iterations as there are no new teams ranked. Central Methodist (Mo.) continues to pace the field while receiving 15 first-place votes and the other three being awarded to Mid-America Christian (Okla.). The largest movement was from Milligan (Tenn.) and Baker (Kan.) who fell six and seven spots, respectively. 

By The Numbers
This is the 68th NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll to be released since the men's soccer program has been eligible for national rankings.

They have achieved a national ranking or received votes in 41 of the 68 polls. The highest ranking in program history for the men's soccer team was achieved on the April 14, 2021 poll when the Birds came in at #5.

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 on the ballot are not considered "receiving votes"

RANK

LAST

SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES]

RECORD

FINAL POINTS

1

1

Central Methodist (Mo.) [15]

10-0

496

2

3

Oklahoma Wesleyan

10-1

476

3

4

Mid-America Christian (Okla.) [3]

12-0

473

4

2

Keiser (Fla.)

7-1

436

5

6

Mobile (Ala.)

10-1

432

6

5

Columbia (Mo.)

8-1-1

427

7

7

Missouri Valley

9-2

409

8

8

St. Thomas (Fla.)

7-0-2

385

9

9

Indiana Tech

11-1

373

10

11

Bellevue (Neb.)

9-2-2

351

11

13

Georgia Gwinnett

7-2-1

332

12

14

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

7-1-1

324

13

15

William Carey (Miss.)

8-2

290

14

16

Dalton State (Ga.)

5-3-1

287

15

17

MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

8-3-1

261

16

18

Rio Grande (Ohio)

9-2-1

255

17

10

Baker (Kan.)

8-5

229

18

12

Milligan (Tenn.)

9-2

225

19

24

Reinhardt (Ga.)

10-0

196

20

20

McPherson (Kan.)

9-3

189

21

21

Northwestern (Iowa)

11-1-1

158

22

23

Hope International (Calif.)

9-1

156

23

22

Campbellsville (Ky.)

8-0-2

141

24

19

Ottawa (Ariz.)

9-3

100

25

25

Southwestern Christian (Okla.)

7-3-1

93


Dropped from the poll: None

Receiving Votes: Bethel (Ind.) 62; Cumberland (Tenn.) 54; Oregon Tech 39; Houston-Victoria (Texas) 37; Vanguard (Calif.) 35; UC Merced 26; Tennessee Wesleyan 25; Florida National 25; Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 22; Grand View (Iowa) 12; Corban (Ore.) 10; Lyon (Ark.) 7; Madonna (Mich.) 7; Oklahoma Panhandle State 6; Southeastern (Fla.) 6; Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 5


*Information in this article attributed to NAIA Office of Communications 


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