Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Baker Football Continues to Hold Number 2 Spot in Top 25 Ranking

Tyler Price, Assistant Director of Athletics | Communications

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – The Baker University football team has kept the number two ranking in all six of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 polls this season including Monday’s installment, announced by the NAIA national office.

The 6-0 Wildcats enjoyed its Bye week last week, while number one St. Francis (Ind.) won the NAIA Game of the Week, 35-18, over then-number 20 Concordia (Mich.) last Saturday.

Baker is 6-0 for the third time in the last four years and has won 23-straight games against a Heart of America Athletic Conference opponent.

Also ranked this week from the Heart includes number 6 Grand View and number 12 Benedictine. Both fell to the Wildcats this season.

Next up, the Wildcats face rival MNU on Saturday, October 14 at 11:07 a.m. inside Liston Stadium in a game that will be broadcast worldwide on the Watch ESPN App/ESPN 3 and locally on KSMO-TV.

The number two ranked ‘Cats also feature the number two scoring offense in the NAIA, as they average 53.5 points per game.

Clarence Clark is still the nations leading scorer with 90 points and Indie Allen is fifth in the country in tackles per game at 11.7.

Baker is now one of eight teams in the NAIA with an undefeated record, including number one St. Francis (6-0), Reinhardt (Ga.) (5-0), Morningside (Iowa) (6-0), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (5-0), Southern Oregon (5-0), Langston (Okla.) (5-0), Georgetown (Ky.) (5-0).

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