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Local Colleges Rank High in Latest NAIA Soccer Polls

The Missouri Valley, Central Methodist, and Columbia College men’s and women’s soccer teams are all featured in the NAIA’s first regular-season coaches’ polls for the 2021 season. On the men’s side, all three schools rank in the top five. Missouri Valley remains in the top spot after being ranked first in the NAIA preseason poll. The Vikings also garnered all 17 first-place votes. Central Methodist ranks third in this week’s poll. Meanwhile, Columbia College dropped one spot to number five in the rankings.

All three schools are also featured in the latest women’s poll. Central Methodist ranks highest as they come in at number eight in the latest poll. Columbia College remains in twelfth after being placed in that spot in the preseason rankings. Missouri Valley was among the biggest movers in the new poll as they jumped from 21st to 18th.

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