September 11, 2019 - 11:29 am - Posted in Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – No team remained at the same rank from the preseason poll as Missouri Baptist overtook the No. 1 spot in the first regular-season Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

The Spartans claimed the No. 1 spot in the poll for the third time in school history. The last time the team was ranked No. 1 was during the 2015 season. Northwestern (Iowa) landed at No. 2 for only the second time in school history. The team was tied for second in 2009. Northwestern, Indiana Wesleyan and Marian (Ind.) are the only teams in the Top 25 Poll that remain undefeated.

Other ranked GPAC teams include Midland at #9, Jamestown jumped to thirteenth, Dordt fell to the 19 spot, and Morningside and Doane each received votes.

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 4 Missouri Baptist [11] 11-3 577
2 7 Northwestern (Iowa) [9] 12-0 564
3 1 Park (Mo.) [3] 8-1 557
4 NR Indiana Wesleyan 12-0 536
5 6 Southern Oregon 11-1 524
6 5 Viterbo (Wis.) 13-3 473
7 3 Grand View (Iowa) 6-5 463
8 10 Eastern Oregon 11-1 451
9 8 Midland (Neb.) 8-3 439
10 9 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 8-2 438
11 19 Corban (Ore.) 5-3 382
12 2 Columbia (Mo.) 6-2 376
13 20 Jamestown (N.D.) 10-2 366
14 22 Bellevue (Neb.) 10-3 323
14 17 Central Methodist (Mo.) 11-2 323
16 21 Providence (Mont.) (Mont.) 9-1 322
17 23 Westmont (Calif.) 10-2 315
18 NR Montana Tech 12-2 261
19 11 Dordt (Iowa) 8-4 250
20 12 College of Idaho 6-3 232
21 18 Vanguard (Calif.) 10-2 205
22 24 Marian (Ind.) 10-0 196
23 13 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 8-4 195
24 NR Oklahoma City 8-1 114
25 NR College of Saint Mary (Neb.) 15-3 112
25 15 The Master’s (Calif.) 6-5 112

Others receiving votes: Saint Francis (Ind.) 84, Morningside (Iowa) 71, Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 46, Evangel (Mo.) 43, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 35, Reinhardt (Ga.) 28, Ottawa (Kan.) 20, SAGU (Texas) 11, Aquinas (Mich.) 10, Doane (Neb.) 3

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