While the California State University-San Marcos women's soccer team moved up six spots, Ashford broke into the top 25 for the first time this season in the latest NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll released Tuesday.
The Cougars (5-2-1) moved from No. 17 to no. 11 with 398 points in the latest voting. Ashford, which had been just outside the top 25 the past two weeks, moved into the No. 25 spot with 106 points.
CSUSM and Ashford are the top two teams in the conference rankings as well. The University of Houston-Victoria (Texas) and Jamestown (N.D.) share the No. 3 spot in the conference.
Concordia (Ore.), with 20 first-place votes, was at No. 1for the third straight week with 591 points, while Lee (Tenn.) was at No. 2, and Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) at No. 3. Oklahoma City moved up from No. 5 to No. 4, while Mobile (Ala.) rounded out the tip five moving from No. 6 to No. 5.