KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After the previously top-ranked team in the country was knocked off by the previously-ranked No. 2 team, the top two spots in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches' Poll flipped today as the Association released the second poll of the regular season.
Benedictine held steady at No. 3 as they gained four points in this weeks poll to lock up their ranking with 469 points.
Spring Arbor (Mich.) took over the top spot after knocking off then-ranked No. 1 Northwestern Ohio. Northwestern Ohio remained ranked ahead of the Ravens this week, despite going 0-1-1 since the first ranking was released last week.
Benedictine is the top-ranked member of the Heart as Baker University fell from No. 16 to No. 20 as they have yet to win a match posting a 0-2-2 mark to start the season. While the Ravens and the Wildcats are the only two teams from the Heart ranked this week, Central Methodist and Graceland are listed in the others receiving votes category.
Among the Ravens non-conference opponents, Hastings remained at No. 15 while Jamestown (N.D.) and Missouri Baptist were listed in the others receiving votes category.
As a team, the Ravens are ranked 18th in the NAIA in total assists with 14 and the ranked 20th in shots on goal per game at 12.4.
The Ravens open up their Heart schedule on Saturday at 5 p.m. as they travel to Fayette, Mo., to take on Central Methodist University. They return home on Sept. 20 to host Missouri Valley College at 5 p.m. at the BC Soccer Complex.