KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Buoyed by a four-game win streak, Union College picked up six more votes in the NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the NAIA announced Tuesday.
The Lady Bulldogs (13-2 overall, 6-0 Appalachian Athletic Conference) received seven total votes to tie William Jessup University (Calif.) for 38th overall.
Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) earned 16 first-place votes and 617 points to hold on to the No. 1 spot in the NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll for the third week in a row, the NAIA announced on Tuesday. Lee (Tenn.) earned six first-place votes and 607 points to take sole possession of the No. 2 ranking. The rest of the top five is rounded out by No. 3 Azusa Pacific (Calif.), No. 4 William Carey (Miss.) and No. 5 Martin Methodist (Tenn.).
Lindsey Wilson and Lee separated from the rest of the top five this week, having a 50 point advantage over the third-place team Azusa Pacific. Lindsey Wilson is on a 13-game unbeaten streak and has shut out its last five opponents by a combined score of 38-0. Lee has won 11-straight matches, six coming by way of shutout. The Lady Flames have not lost since Sept. 12, dropping a 2-1 decision to Lindsey Wilson.
No. 22 College of Idaho joins No. 23 William Jewell (Mo.) and No. 25 Houghton (N.Y.) as newcomers to this week's Top 25 rankings. William Jewell and Houghton have been previously ranked this season, while this is the first time that the College of Idaho has been ranked in the Top 25 poll dating back to 1999.
Fourteen conferences are represented in the Top 25 with the Golden State Athletic Conference leading all conferences with five schools. The GSAC is represented by Azusa Pacific, No. 6 Vanguard (Calif.), No. 8 California Baptist, No. 17 Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) and No. 21 Concordia (Calif.). The Heart of America Athletic Conference is the only other conference with more than two schools in the rankings. The three HAAC schools are No. 9 Graceland (Iowa), No. 17 Benedictine (Kan.) and William Jewell.
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups. The ninth regular season Top 25 poll will be announced on Nov. 3.
Union will play host to King (Tenn.) College Wednesday at 2 p.m.
To view the entire poll, click here.