Red Raiders Hold Third Spot In Weekly Poll

October 15, 2018

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Northwestern College holds down the third spot in this week’s NAIA Football Coaches’ poll released earlier today by the national office.

The Red Raiders totaled 339 points and are ranked third in back-to-back polls, trailing only Morningside (366pts) and Marian (Ind.) with 351 points. They are one of three teams from the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) in the Oct. 15 poll, joining the top-ranked Mustangs and Midland (RV).

Northwestern is one of six unbeaten teams left in the NAIA and owns a 6-0 record, 5-0 in conference play. They will host Morningside in a top five match-up this weekend. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and Reinhardt (Ga.) round out the top five teams.

2018 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll Six (Oct. 15)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL RECORD FINAL POINTS

1 1 Morningside (Iowa) [15] 7-0 366

2 2 Marian (Ind.) [1] 6-0 351

3 3 Northwestern (Iowa) 6-0 339

4 4 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 5-1 314

5 4 Reinhardt (Ga.) 6-1 311

6 6 Evangel (Mo.) 8-0 302

7 8 Grand View (Iowa) 5-1 275

8 9 Bethel (Tenn.) 7-0 255

9 10 Kansas Wesleyan 7-0 243

10 11 Concordia (Mich.) 6-1 233

11 12 Benedictine (Kan.) 6-1 220

12 13 Saint Francis (Ind.) 5-2 210

13 14 Langston (Okla.) 5-1 193

14 7 Southern Oregon 4-2 176

15 16 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 5-2 171

16 17 Baker (Kan.) 5-2 165

17 18 Cumberlands (Ky.) 7-1 156

18 19 Montana Western 5-1 135

19 24 Eastern Oregon 4-2 117

20 21 Dickinson State (N.D.) 5-2 93

21 15 Georgetown (Ky.) 4-3 85

22 22 Ottawa (Kan.) 6-1 78

23 20 Siena Heights (Mich.) 5-1 52

24 NR Saint Xavier (Ill.) 5-3 41

25 NR Avila (Mo.) 5-1 31

Dropped from the Top 25: Montana Tech, Webber International (Fla.)

Others Receiving Votes: Keiser (Fla.) 11, Midland (Neb.) 7, Montana Tech 3