NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll - Week Three (September 27)

NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll - Week Three (September 27)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the fourth consecutive poll this season, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) is atop the grid as the top-five is unchanged. The Blue Raiders captured 18 first-place vote while the final one was awarded to Morningside (Iowa). All five schools leading the rankings are undefeated with a combined record of 18-0; six other schools in the Top-25 are also sporting an unblemished record. Two new schools are represented in the poll this week with Saint Xavier (Ill.) and College of Idaho.

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 SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) [18] 3-0 444
2 2 Northwestern (Iowa) 5-0 425
3 3 Morningside (Iowa) [1] 3-0 412
4 4 Grand View (Iowa) 5-0 393
5 5 Concordia (Mich.) 2-0 376
6 7 Keiser (Fla.) 2-1 349
7 8 Marian (Ind.) 3-1 340
8 9 Georgetown (Ky.) 3-0 328
9 10 Baker (Kan.) 4-1 315
10 12 Kansas Wesleyan 4-0 287
11 14 Indiana Wesleyan 3-0 272
12 16 Ottawa (Ariz.) 4-0 238
13 6 Reinhardt (Ga.) 2-2 211
14 17 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 2-1 207
15 18 Bethel (Kan.) 3-1 175
16 22 Southwestern (Kan.) 4-0 173
17 19 Roosevelt (Ill.) 1-1 156
18 11 Eastern Oregon 3-1 150
19 20 Valley City State (N.D.) 4-0 135
20 23 Montana Western 4-1 107
21 20 Dordt (Iowa) 3-1 98
22 NR Saint Xavier (Ill.) 2-1 86
23 NR College of Idaho 3-1 70
24 15 Avila (Mo.) 3-1 44
25 13 Saint Francis (Ind.) 1-1 43

Dropped from the poll: Arizona Christian, Faulkner (Ala.)

Receiving Votes: Arizona Christian 39; Bethel (Tenn.) 35; Faulkner (Ala.) 33; Cumberlands (Ky.) 21; Culver-Stockton (Mo.) 18

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.