Northwestern #2 in Week 1 NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll

September 14, 2021 8:59am

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Northwestern College football team remains at number 2, while Dordt fell to 19th in the initial regular season NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll Monday. Lindsey Wilson continues to lead the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Coaches' Top 25 Poll earning all 18 first-place votes. The top-five remains largely unchanged

For Northwestern, the season started with a dominant victory over the Presentation College Saints (0-3, 0-0 NSAA) 66-9 for the only non-conference contest this season. Northwestern has started GPAC play with wins over Hastings (0-2, 0-2 GPAC) 45-13 and Midland (1-2, 1-1 GPAC) on Saturday in dramatic style, 35-29 in overtime.

Dordt dropped their first game of the season with a 25-24 loss to Midland, then rebounded with a dominant 61-10 win over Hastings on Saturday. Morningside is the only other GPAC team in the rankings at #3.

RANK SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS

1 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) [18] 2-0 418

2 Northwestern (Iowa) 3-0 398

3 Morningside (Iowa) 2-0 390

4 Grand View (Iowa) 3-0 370

5 Concordia (Mich.) 1-0 354

6 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 1-0 316

7 Reinhardt (Ga.) 1-1 305

8 Keiser (Fla.) 1-1 302

9 Marian (Ind.) 1-1 285

10 Bethel (Kan.) 2-0 278

11 Georgetown (Ky.) 2-0 273

12 Baker (Kan.) 2-1 254

13 Eastern Oregon 2-0 227

14 Saint Francis (Ind.) 0-0 204

15 Avila (Mo.) 2-0 154

16 Kansas Wesleyan 2-0 145

16 Roosevelt (Ill.) 1-0 145

18 Ottawa (Ariz.) 2-0 142

19 Dordt (Iowa) 1-1 107

20 Southwestern (Kan.) 2-0 98

21 Valley City State (N.D.) 2-0 73

22 Arizona Christian 1-1 70

23 Montana Western 2-1 67

24 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 2-0 64

25 Indiana Wesleyan 1-0 37

Dropped from the poll: College of Idaho, Dickinson State (N.D.), Benedictine (Kan.)

Receiving Votes: Faulkner (Ala.) 35; College of Idaho 26; Texas Wesleyan 24; Cumberlands (Ky.) 15; Dickinson State (N.D.) 12; Benedictine (Kan.) 6; Waldorf (Iowa) 5; Culver-Stockton (Mo.) 4