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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Science & Arts (Okla) surpassed fellow Sooner Athletic Conference member, Oklahoma City, for the No. 1 spot in the first NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll of the regular season. The Drovers (17-0) have opended the season undefeated and earned 529 points this week.

Five teams joined the Top 25 this week, including No. 13 USC Beaufort, No. 18 Lyon, No. 19 Baker, No. 20 Houston-Victoria and No. 24 Warner. Valley City (17-1) made the biggest jump in the is week's poll, catapulting 14 spots to No. 11.

The bi-weekly poll is voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and the Association of Independent Institutions.

RANK PRESEASON RANK SCHOOL RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 2 Science & Arts (Okla.) 17-0 529
2 1 Oklahoma City 20-2 509
3 3 Southern Oregon 17-4 494
4 5 Georgia Gwinnett 21-5 468
5 6 Marian (Ind.) 4-0 449
6 8 Mobile (Ala.) 15-4 443
7 9 Hope International (Calif.) 21-4 427
8 13 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 10-0 383
9 10 Oregon Tech 18-6 375
10 7 Indiana Wesleyan 15-5 369
11 25 Valley City State (N.D.) 17-1 334
12 14 Vanguard (Calif.) 15-3 333
13 NR USC Beaufort (S.C.) 19-3 307
14 16 Corban (Ore.) 14-4 305
15 17 William Carey (Miss.) 9-3 298
16 11 Campbellsville (Ky.) 10-3 284
17 20 Truett-McConnell (Ga.) 15-5 264
18 NR Lyon (Ark.) 15-4 215
19 NR Baker (Kan.) 10-3 211
20 NR Houston-Victoria (Texas) 11-3 191
21 23 Midland (Neb.) 3-1 178
22 12 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 5-2 168
23 15 St. Francis (Ill.) 8-4 166
24 NR Warner (Fla.) 14-3 131
25 24 Jamestown (N.D.) 16-6 101
 

DROPPED OUT: Columbia (Mo.), Grand View (Iowa), Faulkner (Ala.), Central Methodist (Mo.)

RECEIVING VOTES: LSU Alexandria (La.) 85, Columbia (Mo.) 72, Brenau (Ga.) 67, Grand View (Iowa) 60, College of Idaho 36, Faulkner (Ala.) 32, Simpson (Calif.) 25, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 19, Central Methodist (Mo.) 16, University of Northwestern (Ohio) 13, Cumberland (Tenn.) 9, Rio Grande (Ohio) 8, McPherson (Kan.) 6, Webber International (Fla.) 5, Morningside (Iowa) 3, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 3

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