Northwestern mens soccer climbs into the top 25

September 29, 2021 1:30pm

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The Northwestern College mens soccer team has climbed into the national rankings. Northwestern is 23rd this week in the NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll. The Raiders Northwestern notched their first win over a nationally-ranked opponent since the 2018 season last week when they defeated No. 22 Morningside. The Raiders sit 7-1-1 (3-0 GPAC) on the season. Northwestern has five shutouts on the season in their nine games played. Morningside fell out of the top 25, and is receiving votes. Northwestern and Morningside are the only teams from the GPAC recognized in this weeks rankings.

Central Methodist continues its stay at the top of the Coaches' Top 25 Poll for a second straight week. From the previous poll, the top-14 teams are the same with slight movement from Columbia (Mo.), Baker (Kan.), St. Thomas (Fla.), Georgia Gwinnett, and Dalton State (Ga.).

RANK LAST SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES] RECORD FINAL POINTS

1 1 Central Methodist (Mo.) [15] 7-0 496

2 2 Keiser (Fla.) 5-0 476

3 3 Oklahoma Wesleyan 6-1 464

4 5 Mid-America Christian (Okla.) [3] 8-0 447

5 4 Columbia (Mo.) 6-1 445

6 6 Mobile (Ala.) 7-1 417

7 8 Baker (Kan.) 7-2 395

8 7 St. Thomas (Fla.) 4-0-2 386

9 9 Indiana Tech 7-1 365

10 10 Missouri Valley 5-2 363

11 11 Bellevue (Neb.) 7-2-1 335

12 12 Milligan (Tenn.) 7-1 309

13 14 Georgia Gwinnett 6-2-1 297

14 13 Dalton State (Ga.) 3-2-1 293

15 16 William Carey (Miss.) 6-2 271

16 18 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 3-1-1 250

17 17 Ottawa (Ariz.) 7-1 244

18 19 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 7-2 228

19 20 Rio Grande (Ohio) 6-2-1 208

20 NR Cumberland (Tenn.) 5-1-1 150

21 24 McPherson (Kan.) 5-3 137

22 NR Science & Arts (Okla.) 5-2-2 114

23 NR Northwestern (Iowa) 7-1-1 107

24 15 Cumberlands (Ky.) 2-3-2 99

25 NR Hope International (Calif.) 8-0 76

Dropped from the poll: Embry-Riddle (Ariz.), Corban (Ore.), Morningside (Iowa)

Receiving Votes: Southern Oregon 66; Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 62; Reinhardt (Ga.) 56; Corban (Ore.) 52; Southwestern Christian (Okla.) 33; Bethel (Ind.) 30; Southeastern (Fla.) 17; Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 16; Morningside (Iowa) 16; Grand View (Iowa) 14; Houston-Victoria (Texas) 10; Indiana Wesleyan 10; Vanguard (Calif.) 10; Lyon (Ark.) 8; Tennessee Wesleyan 8; William Penn (Iowa) 6; WVU Tech 6; UC Merced 5 (Calif.); LSU Shreveport (La.) 4; Madonna (Mich.) 4; Webber International (Fla.) 3