Northwestern remains #2 in NAIA Football rankings

October 03, 2021 7:40pm

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Northwestern is again ranked second in the Week Four edition of the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 poll. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) continues to hold the top ranking in the nation with 18 first place votes, and 444 points.. Northwestern is 2nd with 425 points, and Morningside, received the final first place vote, and is ranked 3rd, with 412 points. Grand View, and Concordia, Michigan round out the top 5. Dordt climbed up two spots this week to number 19. The Top-10 teams remain unchanged in the rankings. Four new teams entered the grid this week as Faulkner (Ala.) and Rocky Mountain (Mont.) are once again in the Top 25 while Cumberlands (Ky.) and Langston (Okla.) are represented for this first time this season.

RANK LAST SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES] RECORD FINAL POINTS

1 1 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) [18] 4-0 444

2 2 Northwestern (Iowa) 6-0 425

3 3 Morningside (Iowa) [1] 4-0 412

4 4 Grand View (Iowa) 6-0 393

5 5 Concordia (Mich.) 3-0 376

6 7 Marian (Ind.) 4-1 344

6 6 Keiser (Fla.) 3-1 344

8 8 Georgetown (Ky.) 4-0 327

9 9 Baker (Kan.) 5-1 315

10 10 Kansas Wesleyan 5-0 294

11 12 Ottawa (Ariz.) 5-0 263

12 13 Reinhardt (Ga.) 3-2 243

13 14 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 3-1 217

14 11 Indiana Wesleyan 3-1 214

15 16 Southwestern (Kan.) 5-0 203

16 15 Bethel (Kan.) 4-1 200

17 19 Valley City State (N.D.) 5-0 172

18 22 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 3-1 141

19 21 Dordt (Iowa) 3-1 135

20 NR Faulkner (Ala.) 4-0 103

21 NR Cumberlands (Ky.) 4-0 102

22 24 Avila (Mo.) 4-1 100

23 NR Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 4-1 91

24 20 Montana Western 4-2 27

25 NR Langston (Okla.) 5-0 26

Dropped from the poll: College of Idaho; Eastern Oregon; Roosevelt (Ill.)

Receiving Votes: College of Idaho 20; Benedictine (Kan.) 18; Eastern Oregon 17; St. Thomas (Fla.) 9; Roosevelt (Ill.) 3