KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The spring edition of the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll was released today, and Montana Tech remained in the No. 7 spot.
That’s the same ranking as the 2016 season-ending poll.
The ranking comes as the two-time defending Frontier Conference champion Orediggers, who went 10-2 for the second straight season in 2016, are a little more than halfway through spring drills. The team will play its Green and White Game on April 22.
Defending champion Saint Francis (Indiana) remains in the top spot. Baker (Kansas) is No. 2, followed by Reinhardt (Georgia) at No. 3
Eastern Oregon is ranked fourth, while Montana Western moved up one spot to No. 19.
2017 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Spring (April 10)
|Rank||Last Week||School (1st Place Votes)||2016 Record||Total Points|
|1||1||Saint Francis (Ind.) (14)||13-1||314|
|8||8||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||11-2||231|
|9||9||Grand View (Iowa)||9-3||216|
|14||14||Dickinson State (N.D.)||9-4||157|
|15||15||Robert Morris (Ill.)||7-3||137|
|16||16||Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)||8-3||122|
|25||24||William Penn (Iowa)||7-4||34|
Dropped from Top 25: None
Others Receiving Votes: Warner (Fla.) 9; Saint Mary (Kan.) 7; Saint Xavier (Ill.) 5
^ Top 25 ranking from Dec. 20, 2016 Top 25 Poll