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Men's Soccer - Wed, Dec. 7, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— After making an appearance in the NAIA National semifinals, Grand View captured the No. 4 ranking in the NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday. The Vikings earned their first appearance in the semifinals in school history after defeating # 5 seed Keiser University (Fla.) 3-0 in the sweet 16 and #4 seed University of Northwestern Ohio 1-0 in the elite 8 . In their final match, the Vikings fell to #1 seed and undefeated 2016 National Champions Hasting College (Neb.) in overtime. 

Grand View was one of two newcomers in the final rankings. Prior to the post season, the Vikings were seeded #6 in the Heart conference tournament where they came out on top and earned their bid into the 2016 National Tournament. The Heart of America Athletic Conference sent three teams into the Top 25, the most of any conference – No. 4 Grand View, No. 10 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) and No. 18 Baker. 


Poll Methodology
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups.
• The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second-place and so on through the list.
• The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low ratings) is removed and the team's ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appears on.
• Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered "receiving votes"
• For the complete men's soccer ratings calendar, click here.

M - Soccer
Overall HAAC Streak
9-4-2 (.667) 6-2-1 (.722) Won 2