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AUM Maintains No. 3 Spot in NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' poll

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -

For the third consecutive week, the Auburn University at Montgomery men's soccer team maintained the No. 3 ranking in the NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. 

The Warhawks, currently 6-1-1 on the season and 2-0 in Southern States Athletic Conference play, earned 487 total points in the poll. AUM held off conference foe Belhaven for third place by just four points.  

Lindsey Wilson, riding a 32-match winning streak, recorded 529 points, including all 19 first-place votes, to garner the top spot for a 10th consecutive poll. Rio Grande (Ohio) was second, while Science & Arts (Okla.) rounded out the top five. 

Thomas (Ga.) made the largest jump in the poll, moving up from 19th to 14th. Hastings (Neb.) suffered the largest fall, dropping from 16th to 23rd. 

The SSAC led all conferences with four teams in the top 25, as the Warhawks and Blazers were joined by No. 7 Southern Poly and No. 14 Mobile. League members Southern Wesleyan is among the others receiving votes. 

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conference/independents/unaffiliated groups. The first NAIA Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI) will be announced on Wednesday by 5 p.m. CST. The fifth regular-season poll will be announced on Oct. 2. 

COMPLETE POLL

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2012 RECORD*

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (19)

9-0-0

529

2

2

Rio Grande (Ohio)

7-1-0

505

3

3

Auburn Montgomery (Ala.)

6-1-1

487

4

4

Belhaven (Miss.)

9-0-0

483

5

5

Science & Arts (Okla.)

5-0-2

462

6

6

Concordia (Calif.)

6-1-1

450

7

7

Southern Poly (Ga.)

6-1-0

423

8

9

Columbia (Mo.)

6-0-2

401

9

8

MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

6-0-4

397

10

10

Oklahoma Wesleyan

8-0-1

388

11

11

Bethel (Tenn.)

4-1-0

353

12

12

Robert Morris (Ill.)

6-0-1

347

13

13

Missouri Valley

5-2-1

323

T14

14

Mobile (Ala.)

5-2-1

273

T14

19

Thomas (Ga.)

7-2-0

273

16

17

Ashford (Iowa)

6-1-2

271

17

18

Biola (Calif.)

4-2-1

259

18

15

Kansas Wesleyan

4-2-2

248

19

21

Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)

4-2-0

211

20

20

Bethel (Ind.)

6-1-2

205

21

24

Benedictine (Kan.)

5-1-2

176

22

23

Bryan (Tenn.)

5-1-1

144

23

16

Hastings (Neb.)

4-4-0

139

24

RV

Northwood (Fla.)

6-2-0

130

25

RV

Concordia (Ore.)

5-2-1

115


Others receiving votes:
Oklahoma City 71; Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 66; Southern Wesleyan (S.C.) 64; Jamestown (N.D.) 57; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 51; SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 32; Texas at Brownsville 27; Aquinas (Mich.) 14; Saint Xavier (Ill.) 8; Grand View (Iowa) 8; Vanguard (Calif.) 6; McPherson (Kan.) 6; Cumberlands (Ky.) 6; Spring Arbor (Mich.) 5; Lyon (Ark.) 5; Milligan (Tenn.) 4; Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 4

INFORMATION SOURCE: AUM Athletics Dept.

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