Oredigger football team busts into Top 25

Oredigger football team busts into Top 25
Montana Tech linebacker Carter Myers (48) leads the Orediggers onto the field before Saturday's win over Southern Oregon at Alumni Coliseum. (Bill Foley photo)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the second Coaches Top 25 Poll of 2019 today.

Montana Tech has received votes in the previous two polls. Now, the Orediggers are ranked No. 25.

The Orediggers (2-1) have been flirting with the poll since the preseason rankings. Eastern Oregon was receiving votes with Montana Tech defeated them. Then-ranked No. 15, College of Idaho handed the Orediggers their lone loss of the season. The Yotes are now up to No. 10 in the current poll.

Morningside (Iowa) holds on to the No. 1 spot dating back to last season.

Montana Western (3-0) moved up one spot to No. 19. Carroll College is receiving votes (2-1) for the first time this season.

Rocky Mountain College fell out of the Top 25 this week.

2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 2 (September 23)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Morningside (Iowa) [17] 3-0 392
2 2 Benedictine (Kan.) 4-0 377
3 3 Saint Francis (Ind.) 2-0 362
4 4 Kansas Wesleyan 4-0 344
5 6 Concordia (Mich.) 3-0 329
6 7 Marian (Ind.) 2-0 318
7 9 Grand View (Iowa) 4-0 292
8 10 Northwestern (Iowa) 3-0 276
9 5 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 1-1 262
10 11 College of Idaho 3-0 257
11 12 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 4-0 254
12 14 Evangel (Mo.) 4-0 219
13 14 Cumberlands (Ky.) 2-0 216
14 8 Reinhardt (Ga.) 3-1 193
15 17 Southeastern (Fla.) 2-0 171
16 16 Dickinson State (N.D.) 2-1 167
17 18 Bethel (Tenn.) 2-1 142
18 19 Langston (Okla.) 2-1 141
19 20 Montana Western 3-0 127
20 22 Siena Heights (Mich.) 3-0 96
21 23 Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) 3-0 85
22 13 Baker (Kan.) 2-2 65
23 25 Cumberland (Tenn.) 3-0 58
24 NR Keiser (Fla.) 2-0 51
25 NR Montana Tech 2-1 38

Dropped Out: Ottawa (Kan.)

Others Receiving Votes: Keiser (Fla.) 51, Montana Tech 38, Sterling (Kan.) 27, Carroll (Mont.) 10, Pikeville (Ky.) 3, Ottawa (Kan.) 3, Bethel (Kan.) 3



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