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Orediggers move up three to No. 10 in latest poll

Orediggers move up three to No. 10 in latest poll

On a day when three Frontier Conference teams dropped out of the NAIA Top 25 coaches poll, Montana Tech moved up.

The Orediggers (2-1) jumped up three spots to No. 10 two days after beating then-No. 25 Rocky Mountain College 48-12 Saturday at Alumni Coliseum.

The Battlin’ Bears, Montana Western and Carroll College fell out of the poll one week after the Frontier Conference saw six teams crack the Top 25.

Southern Oregon (1-2) also moved up three spots. The Raiders are No. 9 after their last-minute win over Western. Eastern Oregon (2-1) fell five spots to No. 15.

Marian (Indiana) remains in the top spot. Morningside (Iowa) remains at No. 2, while Saint Francis (Indian) is still No. 3.

The Orediggers will play at Eastern Oregon on Saturday. In other Frontier games, Southern Oregon will play at Carroll, Rocky will head to the College of Idaho, and MSU-Northern will travel to Dillon to take on Western.

2016 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 2 (September 19)

RANKLAST TIME^SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)2016 RECORDTOTAL POINTS
11Marian (Ind.) (15)3-0340
22Morningside (Iowa)2-0325
33Saint Francis (Ind.)3-0315
44Baker (Kan.)4-0302
5T5Doane (Neb.)3-0282
6T5Reinhardt (Ga.)3-0274
77Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)4-0260
88Grand View (Iowa)3-1251
912Southern Oregon1-2230
1013Montana Tech2-1229
1116Missouri Valley4-0207
1215Benedictine (Kan.)3-1197
1317Tabor (Kan.)1-1168
1418Georgetown (Ky.)2-1164
1510Eastern Oregon2-1151
1620Concordia (Neb.)3-0137
179Saint Xavier (Ill.)2-2133
18RVSterling (Kan.)2-099
1924Faulkner (Ala.)2-197
2010Kansas Wesleyan2-191
2122Dickinson State (N.D.)2-178
2214Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)2-276
2318MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)3-156
24RVDakota State (S.D.)3-124
T25NRWebber International (Fla.)1-113
T25NRMidland (Neb.)4-013

Dropped from Top 25: Carroll (Mont.) (No. 21); Montana Western (No. 22); Rocky Mountain (Mont.) (No. 25)
Others Receiving Votes: Montana Western 12; Carroll (Mont.) 11; Peru State (Neb.) 9; Arizona Christian 9; Southeastern (Fla.) 6; Hastings (Neb.) 5; Bethel (Tenn.) 5.



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