Northwestern, Morningside, and Dordt all remain ranked in NAIA Coaches Poll


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) once again is the highest ranked team in the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Coaches’ Top 25 Poll earning 17 first-place votes. Morningside (Iowa) is ranked third and received the 18th first-place vote. The biggest move up the charts was Indiana Wesleyan leaping 11 spots and the further decline was 11 positions from Olivet Nazarene (Ill.).

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.”
  • For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here.
11Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) [17]2-0418
22Northwestern (Iowa)4-0400
33Morningside (Iowa) [1]3-0388
44Grand View (Iowa)4-0370
55Concordia (Mich.)2-0354
67Reinhardt (Ga.)2-1331
78Keiser (Fla.)1-1314
89Marian (Ind.)2-1307
911Georgetown (Ky.)2-0292
1012Baker (Kan.)3-1275
1113Eastern Oregon2-0259
1216Kansas Wesleyan3-0231
1314Saint Francis (Ind.)1-0220
1425Indiana Wesleyan2-0197
1515Avila (Mo.)3-0193
1618Ottawa (Ariz.)3-0165
176Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)1-1147
1810Bethel (Kan.)2-1137
1916Roosevelt (Ill.)1-1118
2021Valley City State (N.D.)3-0103
2019Dordt (Iowa)2-1103
2220Southwestern (Kan.)3-0100
2323Montana Western3-184
2422Arizona Christian2-155
25NRFaulkner (Ala.)3-038

Dropped from the poll: Rocky Mountain (Mont.)

Receiving Votes: Culver-Stockton (Mo.) 19; College of Idaho 16; Cumberlands (Ky.) 11

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