2019 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll - Poll One (Sept. 16)

2019 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll - Poll One (Sept. 16)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Mustangs of Morningside College claim the No. 1 spot in the 2019 Coaches’ Top 25 for a second week in a row. The Mustangs are now 2-0 after having outscored their opponents 136-14 over the course of the last two games.  

 

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999)

  • The Mustangs start the 2019 season 2-0 with their most recent victory over then-No.24 Dordt (Iowa) 56-14.
  • Morningside received all 17 first place votes
  • The Benedictine (Kan.) Ravens claimed the No. 2 spot, prior to the 2018 post-season poll.
  • Siena Heights (Mich.), Ottawa (Ariz.) and Cumberland (Tenn.) joined the poll as newcomers on Monday
  • No. 9 Grand View (Iowa) and No. 10 Northwestern (Iowa) both broke into the top 10 for the first time in 2019 this week
  • The biggest jump belonged to Montana Western who moved five spots up from No. 25 to No. 20
  • No. 11 College of Idaho and No. 14 Evangel (Mo.) also made positive movement, both teams climbed the ladder four spots
  • Carroll (Mont.) owns the most No. 1-rankings with 57, followed by former NAIA member Sioux Falls (S.D.) (55) Morningside (30), Georgetown (Ky.) (25) and Marian (22).
  • Morningside holds the longest active streak with 151-straight Top 25 mentions.

 

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.

 

2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 1 (September 16)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Morningside (Iowa) [17] 2-0 392
2 2 Benedictine (Kan.) 3-0 377
3 3 Saint Francis (Ind.) 1-0 362
4 4 Kansas Wesleyan 3-0 342
5 5 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 1-0 327
6 6 Concordia (Mich.) 2-0 315
7 7 Marian (Ind.) 1-0 302
8 10 Reinhardt (Ga.) 3-0 271
9 12 Grand View (Iowa) 3-0 270
10 11 Northwestern (Iowa) 2-0 258
11 15 College of Idaho 3-0 232
12 13 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 3-0 231
13 8 Baker (Kan.) 2-1 202
14 18 Evangel (Mo.) 3-0 189
14 17 Cumberlands (Ky.) 1-0 189
16 9 Dickinson State (N.D.) 1-1 151
17 19 Southeastern (Fla.) 1-0 140
18 16 Bethel (Tenn.) 2-1 134
19 14 Langston (Okla.) 1-1 127
20 25 Montana Western 2-0 109
21 22 Ottawa (Kan.) 1-0 104
22 NR Siena Heights (Mich.) 2-0 66
23 NR Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) 2-0 54
24 23 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 2-1 44
25 NR Cumberland (Tenn.) 2-0 33
 

Dropped Out: Dordt (Iowa) and Georgetown (Ky.)

Others Receiving Votes: Keiser (Fla.) 12, Montana Tech 10, Sterling (Kan.) 9, Midland (Neb.) 4, Hastings (Neb.) 3, Kentucky Christian 3

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.