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Wed, Sep. 14, 2011 - [Men's Soccer]


Coaches' Top 25 Poll

Sept. 13 - Rating 2

School (1st place votes) Pts.

1. Hastings (Neb.) (22) ..................................622

2. Mobile (Ala.) ..............................................601

3. Rio Grande (Ohio) .....................................583

4. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ..................................560

5. Southern Poly (Ga.) ...................................539

6. Belhaven (Miss.) ........................................508

7. Azusa Pacific (Calif.)..................................503

8. Kansas Wesleyan ......................................480

9. Grand View (Iowa) .....................................469

10. Missouri Valley .........................................442

11. William Carey (Miss.) ...............................406

12. Bryan (Tenn.) ...........................................371

13. Baker (Kan.) ............................................355

14. Concordia (Ore.) ......................................344

15. The Master's (Calif.) ................................343

16. Oklahoma Baptist ....................................330

17. Northwood (Fla.) ......................................321

18. Benedictine (Kan.) ...................................267

19. Biola (Calif.) .............................................265

20. Columbia (Mo.) ........................................253

21. Bethel (Tenn.) ..........................................233

22. Ashford (Iowa) .........................................167

23. Science & Arts .........................................123

24. La Sierra (Calif.) ......................................111

25. Auburn Montgomery (Ala.).......................106


NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll - Rating 2 

• For the third-straight poll, Hastings (Neb.) claims the No. 1-ranking in the second regular-season edition of the 2011 NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Broncos earn the No. 1 ranking behind all 22 first-place votes and 622 total points. Following them are No. 2 Mobile (Ala.), No. 3 Rio Grande (Ohio), No. 4 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and No. 5 Southern Poly (Ga.).

• The top-nine programs were the only ones to retain their positions among the Top 25. No. 24 La Sierra (Calif.) notched its first-ever Top-25 ranking in school history. In its second year of existence, La Sierra makes an impression with a 4-1 record.

• In addition to La Sierra, No. 15 The Master's (Calif.) and No. 25 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) are making their first marks in the Top 25 this season. Both schools were ranked three times during the 2010 season.

• Bethel (Ind.) (No. 19), Vanguard (Calif.) (No. 20) and Embry-Riddle (Fla.) (No. 21) dropped out of the Top 25.  Vanguard had its streak of 13-straight polls stopped, which marked the fifth-longest active stretch.



This Week Around the Top 25 

• The week of Sept. 12 - 18 sees six Top-25 teams facing each other. The highlighted match is the Game of the Week between No. 4 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) against No. 25 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) on Sept. 17.

• Four top-10 teams battled it out on Tuesday. Top-ranked Hastings (Neb.) held on, 1-0, against No. 8 Kansas Wesleyan to extend its NAIA-record win streak to 31-straight victories. No. 6 Belhaven (Miss.) won a top-10 showdown in the Southern States Athletic Conference with a 1-0 defeat of fifth-ranked Southern Poly (Ga.).

• Lee (Tenn.) dealt No. 12 Bryan (Tenn.) a 3-0 setback on Tuesday. It was the first time in five matches that Bryan was held under two goals.

• On Thursday, No. 19 Biola (Calif.) faces freshly-ranked No. 24 La Sierra (Calif.). The Golden Eagles are ranked for the first time in school history and are 4-1 this year.

• No. 16 Oklahoma Baptist visits No. 13 Baker (Kan.) on Friday. Bison junior Victor Costa, who holds the OBU record with 39 career goals, leads his team into a match-up with Baker, who is tied for the most wins in the country (6).

• Two Top-25 battles on Saturday round out this week's schedule: No. 1 Hastings at No. 9 Grand View (Iowa) and No. 23 Science & Arts (Okla.) hosting No. 21 Bethel (Tenn.).