Orediggers fall to No. 11

Orediggers fall to No. 11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Montana Tech fell six spots to No. 11 in the latest NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, which was released this afternoon.

The drop comes two days after Tech’s 42-35 loss to Montana Western in Dillon.

Lindsey Wilson (Kentucky) moved into Tech’s former spot at No. 5. Saint Francis (Indiana) remains at No. 1, followed by Baker (Kansas), Reinhardt (Georgia) and Morningside (Iowa).

Eastern Oregon moved up one spot to No. 7. The Raiders and Orediggers are the only Frontier Conference teams in the top 25. Western and Rocky Mountain College both received votes.

Tech plays at Carroll College this week, while Western heads to the College of Idaho.

2017 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 5 (October 9, 2017)

RANK LAST TIME^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2017 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Saint Francis (Ind.) (15) 6-0 340
2 2 Baker (Kan.) 6-0 327
3 3 Reinhardt (Ga.) 5-0 312
4 4 Morningside (Iowa) 6-0 303
5 6 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 5-0 286
6 7 Grand View (Iowa) 5-1 271
7 8 Southern Oregon 5-0 266
8 9 Langston (Okla.) 5-0 236
9 10 Georgetown (Ky.) 5-0 235
10 11 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 4-1 223
11 5 Montana Tech 4-1 213
12 14 Benedictine (Kan.) 5-1 195
13 13 Marian (Ind.) 3-2 191
14 15 Southeastern (Fla.) 4-1 171
15 17 Sterling (Kan.) 5-1 157
16 18 Arizona Christian 5-1 139
17 19 Northwestern (Iowa) 5-1 135
18 21 Dickinson State (N.D.) 5-1 121
T19 12 Doane (Neb.) 4-2 77
T19 24 Hastings (Neb.) 5-1 77
21 20 Concordia (Mich.) 5-1 75
22 23 SAGU (Texas) 4-1 70
23 16 Tabor (Kan.) 3-2 68
24 RV Cumberland (Tenn.) 5-2 22
25 25 Kansas Wesleyan 4-2 19

Dropped from the Top 25: Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) (No. 22)

Others Receiving Votes: Montana Western 15; Campbellsville (Ky.) 12; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 7; Peru State (Neb.) 6; Dakota State (S.D.) 3; Dordt (Iowa) 3.

^ Top 25 ranking from Oct. 2, 2017 Top 25 Poll

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