Lady Owls Soccer Makes History in NAIA Coaches’ Poll

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in school history the Oregon Tech women's soccer team has received votes in the NAIA Coaches' Poll.

"It is an honor for our team to be nationally recognized in this week's NAIA National Poll.," said Head Coach Brandon Porter. "This year's senior class has put in an incredible amount of work and helped this program do a complete 180 turnaround in relative short order. This ranking will serve as great motivation for continued work and hopefully further success for our soccer program."

You can bring up results against teams in the top 25. Road draw against Embry Riddle (#10 in poll at time of game), Home draw versus Southern Oregon (#21 in poll at time of game), and 3-1 upset of Eastern Oregon (#6 in poll at time of game). We are also #6 in the NAIA in shutouts with 8, and unbeaten in conference play.

Keiser (Fla.) continued to take care of its business as it stayed on top of the Top 25 for the fourth week in a row. The Seahawks have not allowed a goal in their last three contests as they head into a critical match against No. 4 Southeastern (Fla.) on Wednesday. William Carey (Miss.), Northwestern Ohio, Southeastern and Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) maintained their positions at Nos. 2-5 respectively.

Eastern Oregon University remained in the Top-25, sitting at No. 11 in the rankings. Two other Cascade Collegiate Conference teams received votes in the poll in Northwest University and Oregon Tech.

The Lady Owls will hit the road next weekend – taking on Northwest Christian University in Eugene on Friday and Corban University in Salem on Saturday, with both games taking place at 3:00 pm – before heading back to Oregon Tech to face Multnomah and Warner Pacific University at the OIT Soccer Field at 12:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26 respectively.

20190 NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll (Oct 16, 2019)
Rank Last Week School Record Final Points
1 1 Keiser (Fla.) [11] 12-1 492
2 2 William Carey (Miss.) [7] 12-1 488
3 3 University of Northwestern Ohio 11-1 466
4 4 Southeastern (Fla.) 10-2 449
5 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 8-2-1 427
6 7 Westmont (Calif.) 9-1-1 421
7 8 Central Methodist (Mo.) 14-0 393
8 9 John Brown (Ark.) 8-2-1 391
9 10 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 8-3-1 370
10 13 Science & Arts (Okla.) 12-1 347
11 6 Eastern Oregon 8-1-2 340
12 14 Hastings (Neb.) 10-2 322
13 12 Vanguard (Calif.) 6-2-2 296
14 23 Indiana Wesleyan 12-1-2 292
15 11 Benedictine (Kan.) 11-3 286
16 18 Georgia Gwinnett 9-4-1 258
17 16 Grace (Ind.) 12-2-1 229
18 19 Spring Arbor (Mich.) 7-3-4 206
19 20 Cumberland (Tenn.) 11-2-1 203
20 22 Midland (Neb.) 8-2-1 183
21 15 Marian (Ind.) 12-2-1 178
22 17 Trinity Christian (Ill.) 11-1 142
22 21 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 8-3-3 142
24 24 Campbellsville (Ky.) 9-1 116
25 RV Oklahoma Wesleyan 8-3 108

Receiving Votes: Aquinas (Mich.) 78, Truett McConnell (Ga.) 44, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 39, Bethel (Tenn.) 36, Columbia (Mo.) 33, Cumberlands (Ky.) 29, Northwest (Wash.) 19, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 19, The Master's (Calif.) 16, Mobile (Ala.) 12, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 8, Oregon Tech 3, Taylor (Ind.) 3.

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 ratings) 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 appears on.

  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered "receiving votes."

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