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.) ||10-0||496|
|2||3||Wesleyan from Oklahoma||10-1||476|
|3||4||Mid-American Christian (Okla.) ||12-0||473|
|8||8||St. Thomas (Florida)||7-0-2||385|
|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|
|22||23||Hope International (California)||9-1||156|
|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