2019 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll - Poll Three (Sept. 30)

2019 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll - Poll Three (Sept. 30)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Mustangs of Morningside (Iowa) stayed at the top and claimed the No. 1 spot in the latest edition of the Top 25 for a fourth week in a row. This is the 12th consecutive poll the Mustangs finished in the No. 1 spot.

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999)

  • The Mustangs topped the chart withall 17 votes and 392 total points.
  • The top eight teams remained the same from the previous poll (Sept. 23).
  • No. 10 College of Idaho made program history this week as it entered the top 10 for the first time.
  • No. 25 Bethel (Kan.) also made program history this week. The Threshers joinedthe poll this week as the lone newcomer.
  • Southeastern (Fla.), Dickinson State (N.D.), Bethel (Tenn.) and Montana Western all made positive movement moving climbing the ladder three spots each.
  • Carroll (Mont.) owns the most No. 1-rankings with 57, followed by former NAIA member Sioux Falls (S.D.) (55) Morningside (32), Georgetown (Ky.) (25) and Marian (22).
  • Morningside holds the longest active streak with 153-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.

 

2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 3 (September 30)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Morningside (Iowa) 3-0 392
2 2 Benedictine (Kan.) 5-0 377
3 3 Saint Francis (Ind.) 3-0 362
4 4 Kansas Wesleyan 5-0 342
5 5 Concordia (Mich.) 4-0 327
6 6 Marian (Ind.) 3-0 320
7 7 Grand View (Iowa) 5-0 295
8 8 Northwestern (Iowa) 4-0 282
9 10 College of Idaho 4-0 276
10 11 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 4-0 259
11 13 Cumberlands (Ky.) 3-0 240
12 15 Southeastern (Fla.) 3-0 208
13 16 Dickinson State (N.D.) 3-1 187
14 17 Bethel (Tenn.) 3-1 175
15 9 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 1-2 174
16 19 Montana Western 4-0 172
17 18 Langston (Okla.) 2-1 163
18 12 Evangel (Mo.) 4-1 145
19 20 Siena Heights (Mich.) 4-0 124
20 21 Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) 4-0 104
21 14 Reinhardt (Ga.) 3-2 97
22 24 Keiser (Fla.) 3-0 91
23 25 Montana Tech 3-1 59
24 22 Baker (Kan.) 3-2 39
25 NR Bethel (Kan.) 4-0 38
 

Dropped Out: Cumberland (Tenn.)

Others Receiving Votes: MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 19, Cumberland (Tenn.) 10, Sterling (Kan.) 3

Championship Information

NAIA Football Championship

66th ANNUAL
FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

November 20, 27, December 4, 2021
Football Championship Series
Campus Sites

December 18, 2021
Durham County Memorial Stadium | Durham, N.C.