Missouri Valley Climbs to No. 3 in NAIA Top 25 Poll
MARSHALL, MO -- The Missouri Valley College Viking football team continues to climb up the NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll. The latest poll, released Monday, has the Vikings ranked at No. 3, up from a tie at No. 4 last week. The Vikings are coming off a victory Saturday over Culver-Stockton College 47-7. There is a new No. 1 in the poll as Marian takes over the top spot following a loss over the weekend by previous No. 1 Saint Xavie. Ranked No. 2 is Georgetown.
The Vikings are now 5-0 on the season and 4-0 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play following Saturday's win. The Vikings are in their bye week and will host Benedictine College at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Gregg-Mitchell Field for MVC's 2012 Homecoming.
Other HAAC teams ranked include No. 10 MidAmerica Nazarene, up one spot from last week, Benedictine College fell six spots to No. 6, and Baker University, fell for the second straight week, this time to No. 19. In the "others receiving votes" category are Evangel University and non-conference opponent McPherson College.