2020-21 NAIA Men's Soccer Postseason Coaches' Top 25 Poll

2020-21 NAIA Men's Soccer Postseason Coaches' Top 25 Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri Valley (Mo.) claimed their first-ever red banner after defeating Oklahoma Wesleyan 2-0 in the NAIA Men’s Soccer Championship title game. The Vikings claim all 18 first-place votes in the NAIA Men’s Soccer Postseason Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. Rounding out the top five for the final time in the 2020-21 season is Oklahoma Wesleyan, Central Methodist (Mo.), Columbia (Mo.) and Keiser (Fla.).

 

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 – Postseason (May. 18)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st PLACE VOTES] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 4 Missouri Valley [18] 18-4-2 498
2 2 Oklahoma Wesleyan 23-3-1 482
3 1 Central Methodist (Mo.) 22-2 466
4 3 Columbia (Mo.) 16-3 450
5 6 Keiser (Fla.) 16-2-1 434
6 21 Cumberlands (Ky.) 12-5-2 409
7 NR St. Thomas (Fla.) 14-6 398
8 9 Bellevue (Neb.) 16-5-2 395
9 17 Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 15-4-3 366
10 8 Bethel (Tenn.) 13-2 337
11 5 Dalton State (Ga.) 12-1-1 326
12 25 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 11-4-2 314
13 7 William Carey (Miss.) 11-2-1 307
14 10 Indiana Tech 18-2-1 305
15 16 University of Northwestern Ohio 11-4 239
16 12 Georgia Gwinnett 10-2-2 228
17 19 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 11-7-2 225
18 13 Mobile (Ala.) 10-6 223
19 11 Spring Arbor (Mich.) 9-3-2 209
20 18 Corban (Ore.) 9-2-1 207
21 20 Briar Cliff (Iowa) 14-4-2 203
22 NR Milligan (Tenn.) 12-3 169
23 14 Morningside (Iowa) 15-4-1 145
24 NR Rio Grande (Ohio) 14-5 130
25 15 Westmont (Calif.) 7-2-1 124
 

Dropped Out: Hastings (Neb.), Southwestern Christian (Okla.), WVU Tech (W.Va.)

Receiving Votes: Hastings (Neb.) 94, UC Merced (Calif.) 73, Southwestern Christian (Okla.) 72, WVU Tech (W.Va.) 56, Grace (Ind.) 37, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 20, McPherson (Kan.) 17, LSU Shreveport (La.) 7, Reinhardt (Ga.) 6, Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 5

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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