NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll - Poll Four (April 5)

NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll - Poll Four (April 5)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Mustangs remain No. 1 in the fourth edition of the NAIA Football FirstDown Playbook Top 25 Poll. Morningside earned 17 first-place votes and 418 points for the third week in a row. Saving one first-place vote for No. 2 Grand View (Iowa). The top 15 teams stayed the same from the previous poll highlighted by Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Keiser (Fla.) and Concordia (Mich.) in the top five.  

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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2020-21 NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll – Poll 4 (April 5)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st PLACE VOTES] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Morningside (Iowa) [17] 8-0 418
2 2 Grand View (Iowa) [1] 6-0 401
3 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 6-0 387
4 4 Keiser (Fla.) 7-0 349
5 5 Concordia (Mich.) 5-0 347
6 6 College of Idaho 3-0 336
7 7 Northwestern (Iowa) 8-1 318
8 8 Baker (Kan.) 6-0 299
9 9 Reinhardt (Ga.) 8-0 292
10 10 Marian (Ind.) 4-1 272
11 11 Saint Francis (Ind.) 2-1 260
12 12 Dickinson State (N.D.) 9-0 248
13 13 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 7-0 238
14 14 Arizona Christian 8-1 203
15 15 Bethel (Kan.) 9-1 187
16 16 Georgetown (Ky.) 5-1 171
17 18 Dordt (Iowa) 8-2 156
18 17 Benedictine (Kan.) 7-2 155
19 19 Avila (Mo.) 8-1 141
20 21 Roosevelt (Ill.) 5-1 104
21 20 Eastern Oregon 2-1 84
22 23 Ottawa (Ariz.) 3-1 66
23 24 Kansas Wesleyan 8-2 62
24 22 Southwestern (Kan.) 6-2 61
25 25 Valley City State (N.D.) 5-2 25
 

Dropped Out: None

Receiving Votes: St. Ambrose (Iowa) 22 and Southeastern (Fla.) 20

 

 

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