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Red Raiders Move Up In Football Coaches’ Poll

The Northwestern College football team moved up one spot in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ poll released earlier today by the national office.

Off last weekend with its bye, Northwestern managed to climb to seventh in the Oct. 7 poll after both Benedictine and University of Saint Francis (Ind.) lost, earning 294 total points. The Red Raiders boast a 4-0 record, one of 13 teams still unbeaten in the NAIA. They are one of two teams (Morningside) from the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) recognized in this week’s poll.

The Mustangs are ranked first once again, occupying the top spot for the 13th straight week dating back to the 2018 season. Kansas Wesleyan is second, moving up two spots, followed by Marian (Ind.), Concordia (Mich.) and Grand View.

2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 4 (October 7)

RANK LAST  SCHOOL [1ST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 1 Morningside (Iowa) [17] 4-0 392
2 4 Kansas Wesleyan 5-0 361
3 6 Marian (Ind.) 4-0 357
4 5 Concordia (Mich.) 5-0 352
5 7 Grand View (Iowa) 6-0 338
6 2 Benedictine (Kan.) 5-1 297
7 8 Northwestern (Iowa) 4-0 294
8 9 College of Idaho 4-0 285
8 3 Saint Francis (Ind.) 3-1 285
10 10 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 5-0 273
11 11 Cumberlands (Ky.) 4-0 235
12 12 Southeastern (Fla.) 4-0 212
13 15 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 2-2 195
14 13 Dickinson State (N.D.) 4-1 191
15 16 Montana Western 4-0 188
16 17 Langston (Okla.) 3-1 171
17 18 Evangel (Mo.) 5-1 155
18 20 Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) 5-0 129
19 22 Keiser (Fla.) 5-0 112
20 21 Reinhardt (Ga.) 4-2 108
21 19 Siena Heights (Mich.) 4-1 85
22 23 Montana Tech 3-1 81
23 14 Bethel (Tenn.) 3-2 64
24 24 Baker (Kan.) 4-2 46
25 NR MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 5-1 44

Dropped Out: Bethel (Kan.)

Others Receiving Votes: Sterling (Kan.) 15, Cumberland (Tenn.) 6 and Bethel (Kan.) 2

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