2020-21 Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 – Poll 1 (March 3)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After earning its second red banner in two years December of 2020, Central Methodist (Mo.) will enter the season as the No. 1 ranked team in the nation in the first edition of the Top 25. The Eagles claimed all 18 first-place votes. Rounding out the top five was Oklahoma Wesleyan, William Carey (Miss.) Columbia (Mo.) and Missouri Valley.
- The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups.
- The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second-place and so on through the list.
- The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on.
- Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”
- For the complete men’s soccer ratings calendar, click here.
2020-21 NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll No. 1 (March 3, 2021)
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL [1ST PLACE VOTES]||RECORD||FINAL POINTS|
|1||NR||Central Methodist (Mo.) ||12-0||498|
|3||NR||William Carey (Miss.)||6-0||458|
|7||NR||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||3-1-1||388|
|9||NR||University of Northwestern Ohi||1-0||342|
|11||NR||Spring Arbor (Mich.)||7-2-2||299|
|13||NR||Rio Grande (Ohio)||8-2||288|
|17||NR||MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)||9-4-1||226|
|19||NR||Briar Cliff (Iowa)||10-1-2||197|
|22||NR||Mid-America Christian (Okla.)||8-1||158|
|24||NR||Dalton State (Ga.)||7-0-1||140|
Others Receiving Votes: St. Thomas (Fla.) 74, Reinhardt (Ga.) 71, Grace (Ind.) 71, Vanguard (Calif.) 59, Bethel (Ind.) 42, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 39, Campbellsville (Ky.) 28, William Penn (Iowa) 26, Madonna (Mich.) 25, Ottawa (Ariz.) 23, LSU Shreveport (La.) 21, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 18, Southwestern Christian (Okla.) 13, Houston-Victoria (Texas) 3