Montana Tech Football Enters First Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

Montana Tech Football Enters First Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the first NAIA 2022 Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll today. Montana Tech entered the poll at No. 21 after not receiving votes in the preseason edition of the national poll.

The Orediggers (2-0) opened the 2022 season with a pair of convincing victories. On the road in La Grande, Oregon, the Orediggers opened the season with a 38-3 win against Eastern Oregon. Last week in the Copper Game home opener in Butte, Tech defeated (RV) Carroll College 26-10.

Last season’s national champion Morningside (Iowa) 2-0 received all of the first place votes and sits on top of the poll.

Montana Western (2-1) is the highest ranked Frontier Conference team but dropped two spots from the preseason poll to No. 17. The Bulldogs lost their opener on the road to Carroll College and picked up wins over Eastern Oregon and Dickinson State who was ranked in the previous poll and fell out of the top 25 this week.

The College of Idaho was receiving votes in the preseason poll jumped all the way to No. 17. The Yotes defeated MSU-Northern and than-ranked No. 19 Rocky Mountain in week two. Rocky was dropped from the poll but is still receiving votes.

The ranking is the first time the Orediggers have entered the poll under second year head coach Kyle Samson. Montana Tech hosts Rocky Mountain this Saturday on Bob Green Field at Alumni Coliseum.

11Morningside (Iowa) [19]Great Plains2-0444
22Grand View (Iowa)Heart North3-0427
34Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)Mid-South2-0403
43Northwestern (Iowa)Great Plains1-1388
55Marian (Ind.)Mid States East1-0384
68Southwestern (Kan.)Kansas Collegiate2-0352
76Concordia (Mich.)Mid States East1-1327
810Ottawa (Ariz.)Sooner2-0325
912Kansas WesleyanKansas Collegiate2-0304
1015Georgetown (Ky.)Mid-South2-0298
1113Baker (Kan.)Heart South2-1235
129Reinhardt (Ga.)Appalachian1-1229
1314Indiana WesleyanMid States East0-1212
147Keiser (Fla.)The Sun1-2201
15NRBenedictine (Kan.)Heart North2-1182
16NRBethel (Tenn.)Mid-South3-0177
17NRCollege of IdahoFrontier2-0173
18NRTexas WesleyanSooner3-0141
1917Montana WesternFrontier2-1115
20NRSaint Francis (Ind.)Mid States East1-0113
21NRMontana TechFrontier2-0109
2223Bethel (Kan.)Kansas Collegiate2-099
23NRMidland (Neb.)Great Plains3-075
24NRSoutheastern (Fla.)The Sun3-061
25NRSt. Thomas (Fla.)The Sun1-160

Dropped From Poll: Saint Xavier (Ill.); Dickinson State (N.D.); Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Arizona Christian; Dordt (Iowa); Faulkner (Ala.); St. Francis (Ill.)

Receiving Votes: Waldorf (Iowa) 28; Arizona Christian 20; Carroll (Mont.) 16; Saint Xavier (Ill.) 15; Dickinson State (N.D.) 13; Siena Heights (Mich.) 11; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 7; Cumberland (Tenn.) 5; Roosevelt (Ill.) 3

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