The Crusaders won their fourth straight game Saturday defeating Avila 54-21 in a game Evangel led 48-7 at halftime. The Crusaders 4-game winning streak matches their longest streak of wins since 2005.
Five teams in the Heart of America conference are ranked in the top 25 with Missouri Valley (7-0, 6-0) ranked 3rd nationally. MidAmerica Nazarene (5-2, 5-1) is ranked #13, Baker (5-2, 4-2) is #14 and Benedictine (5-3, 3-3) is ranked #21.
The complete NAIA Top 25 can be found on their website: http://www.naia.org/
Evangel is 6-2 and 5-1 in the Heart of America conference. They travel to Central Methodist for a 1 p.m. conference game this Saturday.