2019 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll - Poll Four (Oct. 7)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Mustangs of Morningside (Iowa) stay at the top to claim the No. 1 spot in this week’s Top 25 for the fifth week in a row. This is the 13th consecutive poll the undefeated Mustangs finished in the No. 1 spot.
Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999)
- The Morningside win this past weekend moves the Mustangs to 4-0 on the season and all 17 votes.
- No. 3 Marian (Ind.) defeated then-No.3 Saint Francis (Ind.) 28-10 to help the Knights enter the top five.
- Grand View (Iowa) made positive movement into the top five after their most recent road victory over then-No. 2 Benedictine (Kan.) 27-6
- MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) joined the Top 25 as the lone newcomer.
- Carroll (Mont.) owns the most No. 1-rankings with 57, followed by former NAIA member Sioux Falls (S.D.) (55) Morningside (33), Georgetown (Ky.) (25) and Marian (23).
- Morningside holds the longest active streak with 154-straight Top 25 mentions.
- 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 4 (October 7)
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL [1ST PLACE VOTES]||RECORD||FINAL POINTS|
|1||1||Morningside (Iowa) ||4-0||392|
|5||7||Grand View (Iowa)||6-0||338|
|8||9||College of Idaho||4-0||285|
|8||3||Saint Francis (Ind.)||3-1||285|
|10||10||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||5-0||273|
|13||15||Saint Xavier (Ill.)||2-2||195|
|14||13||Dickinson State (N.D.)||4-1||191|
|18||20||Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ)||5-0||129|
|21||19||Siena Heights (Mich.)||4-1||85|
|25||NR||MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)||5-1||44|
Dropped Out: Bethel (Kan.)
Others Receiving Votes: Sterling (Kan.) 15, Cumberland (Tenn.) 6 and Bethel (Kan.) 2