@MUCrusadersMSOC tops WHAC in latest coaches' poll
Men's Soccer - Wed, Oct. 4, 2017
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A week after not being mentioned, the Madonna University men's soccer team climbed back into the 2017 NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Poll, as they are the second team out of the Top 25 in the fifth edition of the regular season poll.

The Crusaders' rise to No. 27 comes after the Blue and Gold knocked off then No. 20 University of Northwestern Ohio on Wednesday. Madonna, who received 72 points, has dropped just one decision on the year, a 3-1 loss to Spring Arbor who is ranked 19th in the latest poll.

Madonna tops all Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference programs in the poll with Aquinas College second with five points while the aforementioned Racers of UNOH received three total points.

William Carey (Miss.) captured 16-of-18 first place votes to remain atop the poll for a second consecutive week with 497 total points while Missouri Valley is a close second with two first-place votes and 483 points. Rio Grande (Ohio) is third with 465 points while Oklahoma Wesleyan (450 points) and Corban (Ore.) (435 points) round out the top five.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated groups.

2017 NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll - No. 5 (Oct. 3)

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

WON

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

William Carey (Miss.) (16)

7-0-0

497

2

2

Missouri Valley (2)

8-0-1

483

3

3

Rio Grande (Ohio)

8-1-0

465

4

4

Oklahoma Wesleyan

7-1-1

450

5

5

Corban (Ore.)

10-0-1

435

6

7

Baker (Kan.)

8-1-1

419

7

10

Georgia Gwinnett

7-1-1

383

8

9

Hastings (Neb.)

7-3-0

375

9

6

MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

7-2-0

374

10

12

Rocky Mountain (Mont.)

8-1-0

338

11

11

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

5-1-0

337

12

13

Campbellsville (Ky.)

7-1-0

320

13

8

Mobile (Ala.)

5-2-1

311

14

14

Central Methodist (Mo.)

8-1-1

284

15

15

Dalton State (Ga.)

7-1-0

273

16

16

Vanguard (Calif.)

9-2-0

257

17

17

St. Thomas (Fla.)

5-1-0

246

18

18

Marymount (Calif.)

5-2-2

226

19

19

Spring Arbor (Mich.)

8-2-0

204

20

21

Benedictine (Kan.)

8-2-1

202

21

23

Columbia (Mo.)

9-2-0

188

22

21

Wayland Baptist (Texas)

8-1-0

179

23

24

Cumberland (Tenn.)

8-1-0

138

24

25

The Master's (Calif.)

8-2-2

90

25

NR

Truett-McConnell (Ga.)

9-1-1

88

    

Dropped From Top 25: Northwestern Ohio

Others Receiving Votes: John Brown (Ark.) 78; Madonna (Mich.) 72; Hope International (Calif.) 33; UC Merced 24; Houston-Victoria (Texas) 23, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 21; Bryan (Tenn.) 17; Johnson & Wales (Fla.) 15; William Woods (Mo.) 12; Bethel (Ind.) 11; Concordia (Neb.) 10; Bethel (Tenn.) 9; LSU Alexandria 5; Aquinas (Mich.) 5; Grand View (Iowa) 5; Northwestern Ohio 3; Tennessee Wesleyan 3; Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 3

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