NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll - Week Two (September 20)

NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll - Week Two (September 20)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) once again is the highest ranked team in the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Coaches' Top 25 Poll earning 18 first-place votes. Morningside (Iowa) is ranked third and received the 19th 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.
RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) [18] 2-0 444
2 2 Northwestern (Iowa) 4-0 425
3 3 Morningside (Iowa) [1] 3-0 412
4 4 Grand View (Iowa) 4-0 393
5 5 Concordia (Mich.) 2-0 353
6 7 Reinhardt (Ga.) 2-1 352
7 8 Keiser (Fla.) 1-1 331
8 9 Marian (Ind.) 2-1 327
9 11 Georgetown (Ky.) 2-0 308
10 12 Baker (Kan.) 3-1 293
11 13 Eastern Oregon 3-0 278
12 16 Kansas Wesleyan 3-0 245
13 14 Saint Francis (Ind.) 1-0 233
14 25 Indiana Wesleyan 2-0 213
15 15 Avila (Mo.) 3-0 205
16 18 Ottawa (Ariz.) 3-0 173
17 6 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 1-1 157
18 10 Bethel (Kan.) 2-1 146
19 16 Roosevelt (Ill.) 1-1 129
20 21 Valley City State (N.D.) 3-0 108
21 20 Southwestern (Kan.) 3-0 107
22 19 Dordt (Iowa)  2-1 106
23 23 Montana Western 3-1 90
24 22 Arizona Christian 2-1 55
25 NR Faulkner (Ala.) 3-0 42

Dropped from the poll: Rocky Mountain (Mont.)

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