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2015 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Defending national champion Southern Oregon garners the No. 1 ranking in the seventh naia_logoregular-season edition of the NAIA Football Coaches Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.

No. 2 Morningside (Iowa) (6) and No. 5 Doane (Neb.) (1) received first-place votes.

Northwestern (Iowa) fell the hardest of any of the teams still ranked in the Top 25. The Red Raiders slid from No. 15 to No. 23 after losing its third game in the last four weeks – all to ranked opponents.

The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) leads all leagues with five programs represented – Morningside, Doane, No. 19 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.), Northwestern and No. 24 Concordia (Neb.)

RANK LAST TIME^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2015 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 2 Southern Oregon (8) 6-1 334
2 3 Morningside (Iowa) (6) 7-1 331
3 4 Baker (Kan.) 7-1 305
4 5 Grand View (Iowa) 7-1 288
5 6 Doane (Neb.) (1) 7-0 283
6 8 Reinhardt (Ga.) 8-0 281
7 7 Saint Francis (Ind.) 8-0 280
8 1 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 6-1 246
9 10 Marian (Ind.) 5-2 230
10 12 Montana Tech 6-1 222
11 11 Tabor (Kan.) 7-1 217
12 13 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 6-2 199
13 14 William Penn (Iowa) 6-2 179
14 9 Robert Morris (Ill.) 5-2 175
15 16 Benedictine (Kan.) 6-2 153
16 17 Montana Western 5-2 150
17 19 Kansas Wesleyan 7-1 135
18 20 St. Francis (Ill.) 6-2 116
19 21 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 6-2 107
20 22 Campbellsville (Ky.) 6-2 93
21 24 Cumberlands (Ky.) 6-2 65
22 RV Point (Ga.) 6-2 64
23 15 Northwestern (Iowa) 4-3 48
24 23 Concordia (Neb.) 5-2 24
25 RV SAGU (Texas) 6-2 23

Dropped from the Top 25: Carroll (Mont.) (No. 18); Southeastern (Fla.) (No. 25)

Others Receiving Votes: Dickinson State (N.D) 20; Faulkner (Ala.) 13; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 7; Carroll (Mont.) 5.

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