Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Baker Football Climbs to Number. 4 in Latest Poll


BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – After an impressive 3-0 start to the 2016 season, the Baker University football team climbed from number 5 to number 4 in the first NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 of the regular season.

The Wildcats are led by three-time consecutive Heart Offensive Player of the Week quarterback Logan Brettell who ranks number 1 in the NAIA in total offense with 1,177 yards and the Wildcats are number 1 in the nation in passing offense per game at 452.

Baker defeated then-number 6 Grand View, 36-13, to begin the season then followed that with a record-breaking 89-27 win over Culver-Stockton. In the win over CSC, Baker scored a school-record 75 points in the first half.

In week three, Baker defeated then-number 23 William Penn, 41-7, in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Kicker Clarence Clark also is number 1 in the nation in total scoring for a kicker with 26 points.

The Wildcat offense is also the highest scoring team in the country with a total of 166 points scored.

The ‘Cats are joined by four other teams in the Heart of America Athletic Conference in this week’s poll, including number 8 Grand View, number 15 Benedictine, number 16 Missouri Valley and number 18 MNU.

Baker will next face Graceland this Saturday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. in Lamoni, Iowa.

2016 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll No. 1 (September 12)
RANK LAST TIME^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2016 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Marian (Ind.) (15) 2-0 340
2 3 Morningside (Iowa) 1-0 325
3 4 Saint Francis (Ind.) 3-0 314
4 5 Baker (Kan.) 3-0 303
5 9 Doane (Neb.) 2-0 273
5 11 Reinhardt (Ga.) 3-0 273
7 12 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 3-0 254
8 6 Grand View (Iowa) 2-1 245
9 10 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 2-1 220
10 NR Eastern Oregon 2-0 209
10 13 Kansas Wesleyan 3-0 209
12 2 Southern Oregon 0-2 206
13 7 Montana Tech 1-1 181
14 16 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 3-1 139
15 15 Benedictine (Kan.) 2-1 127
16 NR Missouri Valley 3-0 125
17 8 Tabor (Kan.) 0-1 120
18 18 Georgetown (Ky.) 1-1 102
18 NR MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 3-0 102
20 NR Concordia (Neb.) 2-0 77
21 22 Carroll (Mont.) 1-1 66
22 25  Montana Western 2-1 61
22 21 Dickinson State (N.D.) 2-1 61
24 19 Faulkner (Ala.) 1-1 50
25 NR Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 2-1 38
Dropped from Top 25: St. Francis (Ill.); Arizona Christian; William Penn (Iowa); St. Ambrose (Iowa); Campbellsville (Ky.).

Others Receiving Votes: Peru State (Neb.) 37; Southeastern (Fla.) 33; St. Francis (Ill.) 16; Sterling (Kan.) 14; Langston (Okla.)  10; Arizona Christian 6; Dakota State (S.D.) 4.

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