2020-21 Men's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 – Poll 1 (March 3)

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. 

 

Poll Methodology

  • 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.) [18] 12-0 498
2 NR Oklahoma Wesleyan 12-0 482
3 NR William Carey (Miss.) 6-0 458
4 NR Columbia (Mo.) 8-2 446
5 NR Missouri Valley 10-3-1 429
6 NR Mobile (Ala.) 4-1 417
7 NR Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 3-1-1 388
8 NR Keiser (Fla.) 13-2 374
9 NR University of Northwestern Ohi 1-0 342
10 NR Morningside (Iowa) 10-2-1 305
11 NR Spring Arbor (Mich.) 7-2-2 299
12 NR Westmont (Calif.) 1-1 296
13 NR Rio Grande (Ohio) 8-2 288
14 NR WVU Tech 7-1 277
15 NR Bellevue (Neb.) 9-4-1 266
16 NR Corban (Ore.) 2-0 253
17 NR MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 9-4-1 226
18 NR Indiana Tech 6-0 223
19 NR Briar Cliff (Iowa) 10-1-2 197
20 NR Georgia Gwinnett 3-0 190
21 NR UC Merced 1-0 160
22 NR Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 8-1 158
23 NR Bethel (Tenn.) 2-0 152
24 NR Dalton State (Ga.) 7-0-1 140
25 NR Hastings (Neb.) 8-2-1 118
         
 

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

Championship Information

men's soccer

63rd ANNUAL
MEN'S SOCCER

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2021
Jack Allen Soccer Complex
Decatur, Ala.

Opening Rounds
November 18-20, 2021
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