KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Montana Western jumped up three spots to No. 19 on the latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll, which was released today.
Montana Tech, meanwhile fell five to No. 25.
The moves come two days after the Bulldogs came from behind to beat the Orediggers 32-19 Saturday at Vigilante Field in Dillon.
Morningside (Iowa) remains in the top spot in the poll. Marian (Indiana) is No. 2, while Northwestern (Iowa) is up to No. 3.
Southern Oregon fell five spots to No. 7 after Saturday’s loss to Rocky Mountain College, which jumped up five spots to No. 21.
In all, five Frontier Conference teams are ranked. Eastern Oregon, which has the same 3-2 record as the Orediggers, is one spot above Tech at No. 24. Tech beat Eastern Oregon last month in Butte.
The Orediggers are back at home this Saturday to take on the College of Idaho. Western is home against Carroll College.
2018 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll Five (Oct. 8)
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL||RECORD||FINAL POINTS|
|1||1||Morningside (Iowa) ||6-0||366|
|2||3||Marian (Ind.) ||5-0||351|
|4||7||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||4-1||308|
|8||9||Grand View (Iowa)||4-1||267|
|13||5||Saint Francis (Ind.)||4-2||198|
|16||21||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||4-2||152|
|20||23||Siena Heights (Mich.)||5-0||102|
|21||16||Dickinson State (N.D.)||4-2||65|
|23||NR||Webber International (Fla.)||4-1||43|
Dropped from the Top 25: Arizona Christian, Southeastern (Fla.), St. Ambrose (Iowa)
Others Receiving Votes: Arizona Christian 27, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 22, Avila (Mo.) 10