Missouri Valley men’s football remains in top 10 in coaching poll

VSN (admin) Published Wednesday October 13th, 2021 – 4:30 PM


Marshall, Missouri, (October 13, 2021) – The Missouri Valley College men’s soccer team remained in the top ten of the last NAIA Top 25 Men’s Football Coaches Survey, published Wednesday.

The Vikings’ men’s football team remained at No.7 for the second consecutive coaching poll. The team have won twice in the recent review period, defeating Evangel (Mo.), 5-0, and claiming a 2-0 victory at Mount Mercy, Iowa. Tuesday’s loss to Oklahoma Wesleyan was not counted in this week’s coaching poll.

Missouri Valley is one of four teams ranked nationally this week by the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Central Methodist (Mo.) maintained its No.1 ranking, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) Rose to No.15 and Baker (Kan.) Fell to No.17. Grand View (Iowa) is in the “others get votes” Category.

The Vikings are 3-1 against currently ranked teams, with victories over Columbia (Mo. 6), 2-1, Ottawa (Arizona) No. 24, 3-1, and Baker, No. 17, 5-1. . The loss came Tuesday against No. 2, 5-3 Oklahoma Wesleyan. Missouri Valley will play No. 1 Central Methodist on October 20 and host No. 15 MidAmerica Nazarene on October 27.

Missouri Valley is 9-3 this season and 5-2 in conference. The program has now been ranked in 15 consecutive coaching polls, dating back to the end of the 2019 season.

Next, the men’s soccer team welcomes Clarke (Iowa) to a Heart contest on Friday at 4:30 p.m. inside Volney C. Ashford Stadium.

RANK LATEST SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES] SAVE FINAL POINTS
1 1 Central Methodist (Mo.) [15] 10-0 496
2 3 Wesleyan from Oklahoma 10-1 476
3 4 Mid-American Christian (Okla.) [3] 12-0 473
4 2 Keiser (Florida) 7-1 436
5 6 Mobile, Alabama 10-1 432
6 5 Colombia (Mo.) 8-1-1 427
7 7 Missouri Valley 9-2 409
8 8 St. Thomas (Florida) 7-0-2 385
9 9 Indiana Technology 11-1 373
ten 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 Nazarene MidAmerica (Kan.) 8-3-1 261
16 18 Rio Grande (Ohio) 9-2-1 255
17 ten 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 Northwest (Iowa) 11-1-1 158
22 23 Hope International (California) 9-1 156
23 22 Campbellsville (Ky.) 8-0-2 141
24 19 Ottawa (Arizona) 9-3 100
25 25 Southwestern Christian (Okla.) 7-3-1 93

Dropped from survey: none

To receive votes: Bethel (Ind.) 62; Cumberland (Tenn.) 54; Oregon Tech 39; Houston-Victoria (Texas) 37; Avant-garde (California) 35; UC Merced 26; Tennessee Wesleyan 25; Florida National 25; Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 22; Grand View (Iowa) 12; Corban (Oregon) 10; Lyon (Arche.) 7; Madonna (Michigan) 7; Oklahoma Panhandle State 6; Southeast (Florida) 6; Embry-Riddle (Arizona) 5

Missouri Valley College Soccer Men’s Heart of America Athletic Conference Notes


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