2017 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll ? Final

2017 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll ? Final

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Saint Francis (Ind.) closes the regular-season as the No. 1 team in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Sunday. The Cougars, who own 16 all-time No. 1 rankings, claimed all 15 first-place votes and 340 total points. Saint Francis has been the No. 1 team in all 11 polls this season.

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.

2017 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Final (November 12, 2017)

RANK PREVIOUS SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2017 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Saint Francis (Ind.) (15) 10-0 340
2 2 Reinhardt (Ga.) 9-0 324
3 3 Morningside (Iowa) 11-0 317
4 4 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 10-0 300
5 5 Southern Oregon 10-0 289
6 7 Baker (Kan.) 10-1 268
7 8 Langston (Okla.) 10-0 266
8 9 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 9-1 252
9 10 Southeastern (Fla.) 8-1 227
10 11 Northwestern (Iowa) 9-1 216
11 6 Grand View (Iowa) 9-2 208
12 T12 Georgetown (Ky.) 8-1 197
13 T12 Dickinson State (N.D.) 9-1 187
14 14 Concordia (Mich.) 9-1 178
15 15 Benedictine (Kan.) 9-2 164
16 16 Sterling (Kan.) 9-2 143
17 17 Tabor (Kan.) 8-2 128
18 20 SAGU (Texas) 8-2 114
19 19 Marian (Ind.) 7-3 106
20 18 Campbellsville (Ky.) 7-2 79
21 24 Kansas Wesleyan 8-3 69
22 RV Faulkner (Ala.) 7-3 54
23 RV Dakota State (S.D.) 8-3 38
24 NR Oklahoma Panhandle State 7-3 31
25 23 Evangel (Mo.) 7-4 22


Dropped from the Top 25: Montana Tech (No. 22); Arizona Christian (No. 23); Concordia (Neb.) (No. 25)

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona Christian 21; Montana Tech 17; Cumberland (Tenn.) 12; College of Idaho 6.

Championship Information

NAIA Football Championship

64th ANNUAL
FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
November 23, 30, Dec. 7, 2019
Football Championship Series
Campus Sites

December 21, 2019
Eddie G. Robinson Stadium
Ruston, La.