KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Raven Men's Soccer team gained 28 points on Tuesday when the NAIA released the second Top 25 Coaches' Poll on Saturday but maintained their No. 15 ranking in the latest poll.
Benedictine (4-0-1) has outscored their opponents 12-2 since the previous poll but couldn't gain any ground in this week's poll.
The Ravens are one of four schools from the Heart ranked this week. Missouri Valley College continued its climb from not on the radar to No. 3 in this weeks poll with 449 points after jumping from unranked to No. 8 last week. MNU dropped from No. 3 to No. 7 while Baker University also held position at No. 12. In addition to the four ranked schools, Central Methodist University holds on the spots in the others receiving votes category with 29 points.
Of the Ravens non-conference opponents, Hastings College dropped to No. 6 this week while Northwestern (Iowa) remained in the others receiving votes category.
Through five matches, the Ravens are ranked No. 9 in shots on goal per game with 11.8. They also ranked No. 12 in shots per game (22.2) and goals (20).
The Ravens host Bethany College in a non-conference match at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the BC Soccer Complex before hitting the road on Saturday for a 7:30 p.m. game against CMU in Fayette, Mo., to open up Heart play.