Diggers fall to No. 17

Diggers fall to No. 17

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Montana Tech’s football team fell six spots to No. 17 in the latest NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, which was released today.

The dip comes two days after the Orediggers (6-2) fell 30-27 to Rocky Mountain College.

The top 10 teams remained the same as last week, with Southern Oregon sitting at No. 7. At 8-0, the Raiders have clinched at least a share of the Frontier Conference title.

Saint Francis (Indiana) is No. 1, followed by Baker (Kansas) and Reinhardt (Georgia).

Rocky Mountain College is the only other Frontier Conference team mentioned in the poll. The Battlin’ Bears received votes, but did not crack the Top 25.

2017 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 8 (October 30, 2017)

11Saint Francis (Ind.) (15)9-0340
22Baker (Kan.)9-0327
33Reinhardt (Ga.)7-0312
44Morningside (Iowa)9-0303
55Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)8-0287
66Grand View (Iowa)8-1272
77Southern Oregon8-0266
88Langston (Okla.)8-0241
99Georgetown (Ky.)7-0237
1010Saint Xavier (Ill.)7-1227
1112Benedictine (Kan.)8-1213
1213Southeastern (Fla.)6-1191
1314Northwestern (Iowa)8-1183
1415Dickinson State (N.D.)8-1169
1516Concordia (Mich.)8-1159
1617SAGU (Texas)7-1139
1711Montana Tech6-2132
1818Sterling (Kan.)7-2122
1919Tabor (Kan.)6-2108
2021Marian (Ind.)5-384
2120Campbellsville (Ky.)6-173
2222Cumberland (Tenn.)6-357
2323Arizona Christian6-350
2424Doane (Neb.)5-334
25RVEvangel (Mo.)6-313

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

Others Receiving Votes: Kansas Wesleyan 11; Concordia (Neb.) 8; Dakota State (S.D.) 6; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 6; Faulkner (Ala.) 5; Bluefield (Va.) 3; Peru State (Neb.) 3.

^ Top 25 ranking from Oct. 23, 2017 Top 25 Poll

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