Northwestern Picked 2nd; Dordt tabbed 3rd in GPAC Football

August 09, 2021 10:48am

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The Northwestern College football team finished as the 2020 NAIA Runner-up last spring, but Morningside has once again been named the pre-season favorite to win the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Morningside advanced to the semifinals of the NAIA Football Championship Series where they lost to Northwestern and the Mustangs were the 2018 and 2019 NAIA National Champions. The Mustangs totaled 98 points and eight first place votes in the coaches' balloting.  Northwestern was picked second with 83 points and three first place votes. Dordt was picked third with 82 points and Midland was fourth with 73. Concordia rounded out the top five with 62 points. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.

The GPAC will add a football team this year with Mount Marty officially starting play. Games for the 2021 season kickoff on Saturday, August 28 with a handful of teams playing non-conference games. Conference action starts on Saturday, September 4.

Gpac Preseason Football Poll