Diggers fall to No. 21, Western at 15

Montana Tech fell nine spots in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, which was released Monday.

Montana Western made its first appearance of 2013 at No. 15. The Orediggers are ranked No. 21.

Carroll College moved up one spot to No. 3, while Rocky Mountain College moved up one spot to No. 18 after Saturday’s loss to the Saints. MSU-Northern received votes.

Morningside of Iowa remained at No. 1. Saint Francis of Indiana is No. 2. Cumberlands of Kentucky switched spots with Carroll despite still being unbeaten.

The Orediggers opened the season at No. 7 in the nation. They fell to No. 12 after the Sept. 14 loss to Carroll. Tech fell 29-22 to Western at home on Saturday.

2013 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 2 (Sept. 23)

11Morningside (Iowa) (14)3-0314
22Saint Francis (Ind.)2-0302
34Carroll (Mont.)4-0281
43Cumberlands (Ky.)3-0280
55Saint Xavier (Ill.)2-1264
66Georgetown (Ky.)1-1253
79Grand View (Iowa)3-0242
810Tabor (Kan.)3-0231
911Missouri Valley1-1211
1014Benedictine (Kan.)3-0201
117St. Ambrose (Iowa)1-1197
1213Ottawa (Kan.)2-1193
138Baker (Kan.)2-1170
1418Doane (Neb.)2-1158
15RVMontana Western3-0134
1624Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)4-0122
1721Northwestern (Iowa)2-1119
1819Rocky Mountain (Mont.)3-190
19RVValley City State (N.D.)3-175
20RVConcordia (Neb.)2-068
2112Montana Tech1-260
2217St. Francis (Ill.)2-150
23RVPeru State (Neb.)3-041
24NRTrinity International (Ill.)3-039
2520William Penn (Iowa)1-228

Others Receiving Votes: MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 23; Friends (Kan.) 22; Robert Morris (Ill.) 11; Faulkner (Ala.) 10; Montana State-Northern 7; Pikeville (Ky.) 3; Marian (Ind.) 3.


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