2015 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 9

Date posted - November 9, 2015

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

Morningside is 9-1 on the year with its only loss coming to NCAA Division III No. 1 Wisconsin-Whitewater, 33-30, on Sept. 24. The Mustangs are currently tied atop the Great Plains Athletic Conference standings with No. 4 Doane (Neb.) at 8-0. The two sides determine the conference champion Saturday at 1 p.m. in Sioux City, Iowa.

Elsewhere in the GPAC, Dakota Wesleyan moved up to 15th, while Northwestern fell out of the polls from the 22 spot.

RANK LAST TIME^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2015 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 2 Morningside (Iowa) (14) 9-1 340
2 3 Baker (Kan.) 9-1 321
3 4 Grand View (Iowa) 9-1 307
4 5 Doane (Neb.) (1) 9-0 301
5 6 Saint Francis (Ind.) 8-0 293
6 9 Montana Tech 8-1 275
7 8 Marian (Ind.) 7-2 260
8 1 Southern Oregon 7-2 253
9 10 Tabor (Kan.) 9-1 240
10 13 Montana Western 7-2 224
11 14 Kansas Wesleyan 9-1 205
12 17 Campbellsville (Ky.) 8-2 193
13 7 Reinhardt (Ga.) 8-1 184
14 15 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 7-2 176
15 18 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 8-2 157
16 12 Benedictine (Kan.) 7-3 127
17 11 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 7-3 125
18 21 Point (Ga.) 7-2 116
19 19 William Penn (Iowa) 7-3 115
20 23 Robert Morris (Ill.) 6-3 104
21 24 Dickinson State (N.D.) 8-2 77
22 16 St. Francis (Ill.) 7-3 66
23 25 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 7-2 57
24 RV Arizona Christian 7-3 30
25 RV Faulkner (Ala.) 6-3 24

Dropped from the Top 25: Cumberlands (Ky.) (No. 20); Northwestern (Iowa) (No. 22)

Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown (Ky.) 11; Cumberlands (Ky.) 9; Sterling (Kan.) 3.

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