2019 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll - Poll Seven (Oct. 28)

2019 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll - Poll Seven (Oct. 28)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Mustangs of Morningside (Iowa) extended their perfect record to 7-0 this past Saturday posting their third shutout of the season defeating conference opponent, Dakota Wesleyan 69-0. Another impressive performance by the Mustangs has earned them the No. 1 spot in the Coaches’ Top 25 for the seventh week in a row.

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999)

  • No. 1 Morningside received all 17 first-place votes this week. The Mustangs are currently ranked No. 1 in 11 statistical categories including pass offense per game (340.6), offensive yards per game (670.3), first downs per game (27.7) and pass efficiency (210.8).
  • The 6-0 Knights of Marian (Ind.) moved up one spot to No. 2 this week after their homecoming victory over Lawrence Tech 46-0.
  • Siena Heights (Mich.) defeated then-No. 6 Saint Francis (Ind.) 24-14 on Saturday which moved the Saint positively four spots to No. 14.
  • There were no newcomers to the poll this week.
  • Carroll (Mont.) owns the most No. 1-rankings with 57, followed by former NAIA member Sioux Falls (S.D.) (55) Morningside (36), Georgetown (Ky.) (25) and Marian (23).
  • Morningside holds the longest active streak with 157-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.”
  • For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here.

 

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2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 7 (October 28)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st PLACE VOTES] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Morningside (Iowa) [17] 7-0 392
2 3 Marian (Ind.) 6-0 368
3 2 Kansas Wesleyan 8-0 361
4 4 Grand View (Iowa) 8-0 350
5 5 Northwestern (Iowa) 7-0 327
6 7 College of Idaho 7-0 321
7 8 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 8-0 309
8 9 Cumberlands (Ky.) 7-0 284
9 10 Evangel (Mo.) 7-1 269
10 12 Keiser (Fla.) 8-0 241
11 11 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 5-2 236
12 15 Ottawa (Ariz.)  8-0 215
13 14 Benedictine (Kan.) 6-2 205
14 18 Siena Heights (Mich.) 7-1 201
15 16 Concordia (Mich.) 6-2 182
16 6 Saint Francis (Ind.) 5-2 180
17 17 Reinhardt (Ga.) 7-2 149
18 19 Southeastern (Fla.) 6-1 131
19 20 Montana Tech 5-2 122
20 21 Baker (Kan.) 6-2 105
21 13 Dickinson State (N.D.) 6-2 91
22 22 Langston (Okla.) 5-2 81
23 23 Sterling (Kan.) 6-1 73
24 24 Montana Western 5-2 45
25 25 Waldorf (Iowa) 6-2 25
 

Dropped Out: None

Others Receiving Votes: Valley City State (N.D.) 5, Dordt (Iowa) 3, Indiana Wesleyan 3, Carroll (Mont.) 3

Championship Information

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November 20, 27, December 4, 2021
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Campus Sites

December 18, 2021
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