Diggers move to No. 23

Diggers move to No. 23

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the third Coaches Top 25 Poll today. Montana Tech jumped two spots from last week’s poll to No. 23.

The Orediggers (3-1) shutout Montana State Northern 42-0 in convincing fashion last weekend. The victory is the third straight for Montana Tech as both the offense and defense played strong in poor weather and even worse field conditions.

Morningside (Iowa) held the top spot in the national poll once again. All of the teams in the top eight positions held their ranking.

College of Idaho (4-0) moved up one spot into the ninth slot after defeating Rocky Mountain College in Billings. Montana Western (4-0) stayed undefeated with a win over Eastern Oregon at home and relocated three spots up in the poll to No. 16.

The poll is voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences. The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams.

The Orediggers are resting this week with an off weekend. Up next for the Orediggers is No. 16 Montana Western for Homecoming. The Bulldogs moved up three spots after beating Eastern Oregon 49-13 Saturday in Dillon.

2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 3 (September 30)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Morningside (Iowa) 3-0 392
2 2 Benedictine (Kan.) 5-0 377
3 3 Saint Francis (Ind.) 3-0 362
4 4 Kansas Wesleyan 5-0 342
5 5 Concordia (Mich.) 4-0 327
6 6 Marian (Ind.) 3-0 320
7 7 Grand View (Iowa) 5-0 295
8 8 Northwestern (Iowa) 4-0 282
9 10 College of Idaho 4-0 276
10 11 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 4-0 259
11 13 Cumberlands (Ky.) 3-0 240
12 15 Southeastern (Fla.) 3-0 208
13 16 Dickinson State (N.D.) 3-1 187
14 17 Bethel (Tenn.) 3-1 175
15 9 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 1-2 174
16 19 Montana Western 4-0 172
17 18 Langston (Okla.) 2-0 163
18 12 Evangel (Mo.) 4-1 145
19 20 Siena Heights (Mich.) 4-0 124
20 21 Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) 4-0 104
21 14 Reinhardt (Ga.) 3-2 97
22 24 Keiser (Fla.) 3-0 91
23 25 Montana Tech 3-1 59
24 22 Baker (Kan.) 3-2 39
25 NR Bethel (Kan.) 4-0 38

Dropped Out: Cumberland (Tenn.)

Others Receiving Votes: MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 19, Cumberland (Tenn.) 10, Sterling (Kan.) 3



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