AUM Men's and Women's Soccer rankings in NAIA Coaches' Poll | Schools
AUM Men's Soccer holds strong at 8th in NAIA Coaches' Poll
The Auburn University at Montgomery men’s soccer team held firm at No. 8 in the 10th edition of the NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The final regular-season poll, as well as the qualifiers for the 2012 NAIA National Championships will be announced Sunday, November 11.
The Warhawks (14-3-2) earned 462 total votes in the rankings and are currently 20 points behind seventh-ranked Columbia (Mo.).
Defending national champion Lindsey Wilson maintained its hold on the top spot, earning 590 points and 19-of-21 first-place votes. Rio Grande, the only team to defeat the Blue Raiders this season, was second with 573 points and the remaining two first-place nods. Oklahoma Wesleyan and Science & Arts (Okla.) flipped places in the poll, with the Eagles earning the No. 3 spot behind a NAIA-high 18 victories. Concordia (Calif.) rounded out the top five with 528 points.
The Southern States Athletic Conference paced all leagues with five teams in the top 25. Along with the Warhawks, No. 7 Mobile, No. 11 Southern Wesleyan, No. 13 Southern Poly and No. 20 Belhaven were all ranked. The Hornets had the biggest jump in the poll, up four spots to 13th, while the Blazers and MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) took the largest tumble of five spots.
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conference/independents/unaffiliated groups.
AUM Women's Soccer slips to 24th place tie in NAIA Coaches' Poll
The Auburn University at Montgomery women’s soccer team slipped into a tie for 24th in the 10th regular-season edition of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 poll, the national office announced Tuesday.
The Warhawks earned 128 total points and were tied with Baker (Kan.) in the latest standings.
Four-time defending national champion Lee (Tenn.) earned the top spot for the third straight week, garnering 591 total points and all 21 first-place votes. Fellow Southern States Athletic Conference member Mobile held on to the No. 2 spot, while Lindsey Wilson also held strong at No. 3. Vanguard (Calif.) and Concordia (Ore.) each moved up a position to fourth and fifth, respectively.
Five SSAC teams were ranked in the poll, as No. 9 William Carey and No. 18 Brenau joined the Lady Flames, Lady Rams and Warhawks in the rankings.
The Warhawks finished their regular season with an 11-6-2 record, falling in the SSAC Tournament opening round to Brenau. AUM must now await the 32-team national championship field, which will be announced Sunday at 5 p.m.
Source: AUM Sports Information Director