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2015 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 1

naia_logoKANSAS CITY, Mo. Marian (Ind.) locks down the No. 1 ranking in the first regular-season edition of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.

The Frontier Conference – No. 4 Southern Oregon, No. 7 Carroll (Mont.), Montana Tech, and Montana Western – and the Great Plains Athletic Conference – No. 2 Morningside (Iowa), No. 9 Northwestern (Iowa), No. 14 Doane (Neb.) and Dakota Wesleyan – lead all conferences with four ranked teams each. (Note – conferences with separate divisions are looked at as two different leagues).

Morningside holds the longest active streak of top 10 rankings, having been listed among the top 10 teams for 50-straight polls dating back to Sept. 19, 2011.

RANK LAST TIME^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2015 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Marian (Ind.) (15) 2-0 340
2 3 Morningside (Iowa) 2-0 327
3 7 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 2-0 312
4 1 Southern Oregon 1-1 276
5 10 Faulkner (Ala.) 2-0 274
6 15 Baker (Kan.) 3-0 272
7 T4 Carroll (Mont.) 1-1 268
8 T4 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 2-1 257
9 12 Northwestern (Iowa) 2-0 246
10 6 Grand View (Iowa) 2-1 223
11 20 Robert Morris (Ill.) 2-0 197
12 19 William Penn (Iowa) 2-1 183
13 9 Missouri Valley 2-1 180
14 22 Doane (Neb.) 2-0 164
15 NR Montana Tech 2-0 155
16 17 Valley City State (N.D.) 2-1 120
17 RV Saint Francis (Ind.) 2-0 90
18 25 Benedictine (Kan.) 2-1 88
19 RV Montana Western 2-0 86
20 24 Webber International (Fla.) 2-1 81
21 8 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 1-2 74
22 NR Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 3-0 61
23 18 Langston (Okla.) 1-1 60
T24 22 Tabor (Kan.) 1-1 54
T24 RV Reinhardt (Ga.) 2-0 54

Dropped from the Top 25: Georgetown (Ky.) (No. 11), Ottawa (Kan.) (No. 14), Eastern Oregon (No. 13), Campbellsville (Ky.) (No. 16), Friends (Kan.) (No. 21)

Others Receiving Votes: Ottawa (Kan.) 40; Georgetown (Ky.) 35; Siena Heights (Mich.) 11; Eastern Oregon 9; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 6; Kansas Wesleyan 3.

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