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2015 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 2 (Sept. 21)

naia_logoKANSAS CITY, Mo. – Morningside (Iowa) claims the No. 1 ranking in the second regular-season edition of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.

Morningside (Iowa) garners the No. 1 ranking for the 18th time in program history. The Mustangs were the unanimous pick, receiving all 15 first-place votes and 340 total points. The Mustangs (3-0) put their unbeaten record on the line Thursday against NCAA Division III powerhouse Wisconsin-Whitewater.

The Frontier Conference – No. 4 Southern Oregon, No. 6 Carroll (Mont.), No. 16 Montana Western and No. 21 Montana Tech – and the Great Plains Athletic Conference – Morningside, No. 10 Northwestern (Iowa), No. 13 Doane (Neb.) and Dakota Wesleyan – lead all conferences with four ranked teams each.

 

RANK LAST TIME^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2015 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 2 Morningside (Iowa) (15) 3-0 340
2 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 3-0 327
3 6 Baker (Kan.) 4-0 300
T4 4 Southern Oregon 2-1 290
T4 5 Faulkner (Ala.) 2-0 290
6 7 Carroll (Mont.) 2-1 269
7 11 Robert Morris (Ill.) 3-0 266
8 1 Marian (Ind.) 2-1 262
9 8 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 3-1 236
10 9 Northwestern (Iowa) 3-0 226
11 10 Grand View (Iowa) 3-1 216
12 12 William Penn (Iowa) 3-1 191
13 14 Doane (Neb.) 3-0 184
14 17 Saint Francis (Ind.) 3-0 164
15 16 Valley City State (N.D.) 3-1 154
16 19 Montana Western 3-0 149
17 22 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 4-0 119
18 21 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 2-2 113
19 24 Reinhardt (Ga.) 3-0 96
20 24 Tabor (Kan.) 2-1 89
21 15 Montana Tech 2-1 68
22 13 Missouri Valley 2-2 61
23 20 Webber International (Fla.) 2-2 51
24 RV Kansas Wesleyan 3-0 32
25 NR Peru State (Neb.) 3-1 24

Dropped from the Top 25: Benedictine (Kan.) (No. 18); Langston (Okla.) (No. 23)

Others Receiving Votes: Benedictine (Kan.) 22; Eastern Oregon 18; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 8; Langston (Okla.)

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