2018 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll Six (Oct. 15)

by | Oct 15, 2018 | Football Blogs, Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – While a tie was broken from a week ago, the top five teams in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll remained the same as conference play continued for many over the weekend. No. 4 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) survived an overtime thriller on the road against then-No. 15 Georgetown (Ky.), former No. 1 and defending national champion Saint Francis (Ind.) needed extra time to defeat conference foe and then-No. 20 Siena Heights (Mich.).

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999)

  • No. 1 Morningside (Iowa) withstood another test with a 69-7 win over Doane (Iowa) over the weekend. The win is the fifth in a row by a margin of 50-or-more points.
  • Lindsey Wilson held its ground at No. 4 with a 37-31 overtime win over then-No. 15 Georgetown. The Blue Raiders are 5-1 on the year, the only loss coming against NCAA Division I institution Presbyterian (S.C.).
  • Avila (Mo.) and Saint Xavier (Ill.) are new to the poll this week after both secured critical victories over the weekend. While the Eagles took care of Friends (Kan.) 31-21, the Cougars picked-up their fifth win of the year in a 41-6 victory over Trinity International (Ill.)
  • Southern Oregon dropped its second-consecutive game over the weekend in Frontier Conference play. Eastern Oregon made a jump from No. 24 to No. 19 this week thanks to its 27-17 win over the Raiders.
  • Carroll (Mont.) owns the most No. 1-rankings with 57, followed by former NAIA member Sioux Falls (S.D.) (55), Georgetown (Ky.) (25), Morningside (Iowa) 23 and Marian (Ind.) 22.
  • Morningside holds the longest active streak with 145-straight Top 25 mentions.

 Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences.
  • Each conference is given one rater for every four schools in the league.
  • The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 25 points for each first-place vote, 24 for second-place and so on through the list.
  • The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on.
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”

2018 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll Six (Oct. 15)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Morningside (Iowa) [15] 7-0 366
2 2 Marian (Ind.) [1] 6-0 351
3 3 Northwestern (Iowa) 6-0 339
4 4 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 5-1 314
5 4 Reinhardt (Ga.) 6-1 311
6 6 Evangel (Mo.) 8-0 302
7 8 Grand View (Iowa) 5-1 275
8 9 Bethel (Tenn.) 7-0 255
9 10 Kansas Wesleyan 7-0 243
10 11 Concordia (Mich.) 6-1 233
11 12 Benedictine (Kan.) 6-1 220
12 13 Saint Francis (Ind.) 5-2 210
13 14 Langston (Okla.) 5-1 193
14 7 Southern Oregon 4-2 176
15 16 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 5-2 171
16 17 Baker (Kan.) 5-2 165
17 18 Cumberlands (Ky.) 7-1 156
18 19 Montana Western 5-1 135
19 24 Eastern Oregon 4-2 117
20 21 Dickinson State (N.D.) 5-2 93
21 15 Georgetown (Ky.) 4-3 85
22 22 Ottawa (Kan.) 6-1 78
23 20 Siena Heights (Mich.) 5-1 52
24 NR Saint Xavier (Ill.) 5-3 41
25 NR Avila (Mo.) 5-1 31

Dropped from the Top 25: Montana Tech, Webber International (Fla.)

Others Receiving Votes: Keiser (Fla.) 11, Midland (Neb.) 7, Montana Tech 3

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