The Baker Wildcats are No. 8 in the 2021 College Football America Yearbook’s NAIA Preseason Top 30.
The Wildcats are one of the highest-ranked Heart of America Athletic Conference programs in the CFA preseason Top 30.
Baker, a perennial power in the HAAC, is coming off a 6-0 regular season in the fall, during which the Wildcats saw four different games either canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. The Wildcats came back for the NAIA playoffs in the spring, beating Olivet Nazarene, 59-54, in the first round. In the quarterfinals, Baker fell to Morningside, 45-29.
Baker finished up with a 7-1 overall record. The Wildcats have won the HAAC South Division title every year since 2015, and the league’s coaches picked the Wildcats to win the title again in the HAAC’s recent preseason poll.
Baker opens the season on the road on Aug. 28 at Culver-Stockton. The Wildcats open the home portion of their schedule against William Penn on Sept. 4.
The NAIA section of the College Football America 2021 Yearbook features 16 pages of content including:
- National NAIA preview;
- NAIA preseason Starting Lineup;
- Update on each NAIA conference;
- Capsules for every NAIA team, including 2020 results and 2021 schedules;
- Six color action, coach and stadium photos.
The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.
The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.