Orediggers jump to No. 8

Montana Tech’s football team moved up five spots to No. 8 in the latest NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, which was released Monday afternoon.

This is the first time the Orediggers have been in the top 10 since they were ranked No. 7 in September of 2006.

The Orediggers (5-1) were off last week. They take their five-game winning streak to La Grande, Ore., to take on Eastern Oregon on Saturday. The Mountaineers handed Tech its only loss of the season Sept. 1 in Butte.

Carroll College, which Tech beat 37-20 Sept. 8 in Butte, is ranked No. 7, up one spot after a 21-14 win over Montana Western.

Southern Oregon is the only other ranked Frontier Conference team. The Raiders appeared in the top 25 for the first time this season at No. 23.

2012 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 6 (Oct. 15)

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2012 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Marian (Ind.) (13) 6-0 314
2 2 Georgetown (Ky.) (1) 7-0 302
3 3 Missouri Valley 6-0 287
4 4 Morningside (Iowa) 6-0 281
5 5 William Penn (Iowa) 7-0 259
6 6 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 5-1 253
7 8 Carroll (Mont.) 5-2 246
8 13 Montana Tech 5-1 215
9 7 Saint Francis (Ind.) 4-2 208
10 14 Grand View (Iowa) 5-2 200
11 9 Cumberlands (Ky.) 6-1 188
11 15 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 5-1 188
13 10 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 4-2 178
14 17 Hastings (Neb.) 6-0 167
15 18 Baker (Kan.) 5-2 145
16 12 Benedictine (Kan.) 5-2 136
17 21 Evangel (Mo.) 5-2 104
18 11 Northwestern (Iowa) 5-2 97
19 20 St. Francis (Ill.) 5-3 94
20 22 Doane (Neb.) 4-2 80
21 RV Faulkner (Ala.) 5-2 74
22 24 Tabor (Kan.) 5-2 61
23 RV Southern Oregon 4-2 52
24 23 Robert Morris (Ill.) 6-1 50
25 16 Cumberland (Tenn.) 5-2 44

Others receiving votes: Ottawa (Kan.) 17; Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 3.



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