2015 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 7
Date posted - October 26, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Defending national champion Southern Oregon garners the No. 1 ranking in the seventh regular-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|
|4||5||Grand View (Iowa)||7-1||288|
|5||6||Doane (Neb.) (1)||7-0||283|
|7||7||Saint Francis (Ind.)||8-0||280|
|8||1||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||6-1||246|
|12||13||Saint Xavier (Ill.)||6-2||199|
|13||14||William Penn (Iowa)||6-2||179|
|14||9||Robert Morris (Ill.)||5-2||175|
|18||20||St. Francis (Ill.)||6-2||116|
|19||21||Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)||6-2||107|
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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