LEBANON, Tenn. -- The Phoenix men's soccer team receive votes in the 2019 NAIA Men's Soccer Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll released by the national office Wednesday morning.
Defending National Champions Central Methodist (Mo.) claims the No. 1 with 498 voting points and received all 18 first place votes. They are followed by Missouri Valley at No. 2 with 482 voting points. William Carey (Miss.) comes in at No. 3 with 464 points. Madonna (Mich.) grabbed the No. 4 spot with 445 voting points and Rio Grande (Ohio) round out the top-five with 439 points respectively.
The Mid-South features two teams in the polls. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) received the No. 17 ranking with 249 points. The Phoenix won the Mid-South Conference Regular Season a year ago received five voting points in the poll.
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups.
The first regular season Top 25 Coaches' Poll comes out on Wednesday, September 11th.
Cumberland opens up their regular season on August 24th at Tennessee Wesleyan at 3 p.m. The Phoenix begin their home schedule August 27th vs Fisk University at 3 p.m.