Rocky moves up to No. 11, Western falls to 23

Rocky moves up to No. 11, Western falls to 23

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rocky Mountain College moved up one spot to No. 11 in the latest NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

The move comes two days after the Battlin’ Bears beat Eastern Oregon 48-10 in La Grande, Oregon. The win was the sixth straight for the Bears, who improved to 8-2 overall and 7-2 in the Frontier Conference.

Montana Western fell three spots to No. 23. The loss follows Saturday’s 17-14 home loss to the College of Idaho. Western fell to 6-3 overall in conference.

The College of Idaho jumped into the poll at No. 24. Eastern Oregon received votes.

Morningside (Iowa) remains in the top spot. Marian (Indiana) is No. 2, followed by Bethel (Tennessee).

2018 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll Nine (Nov. 5)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Morningside (Iowa) [15] 10-0 366
2 2 Marian (Ind.) [1] 9-0 352
3 3 Bethel (Tenn.) 9-0 335
4 4 Reinhardt (Ga.) 8-1 325
5 6 Northwestern (Iowa) 8-1 302
6 7 Kansas Wesleyan 10-0 291
7 8 Benedictine (Kan.) 9-1 281
8 9 Saint Francis (Ind.) 8-2 259
9 10 Evangel (Mo.) 9-1 254
10 11 Langston (Okla.) 8-1 237
11 12 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 8-2 226
12 5 Grand View (Iowa) 7-2 215
13 13 Cumberlands (Ky.) 9-1 209
14 14 Baker (Kan.) 7-2 193
15 15 Concordia (Mich.) 8-2 175
16 16 Dickinson State (N.D.) 8-2 147
17 18 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 8-3 135
18 17 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 6-3 134
19 19 Georgetown (Ky.) 7-3 124
20 23 Siena Heights (Mich.) 7-2 93
21 25 Ottawa (Kan.) 7-2 80
22 21 Avila (Mo.) 7-2 56
23 20 Montana Western 6-3 48
24 NR College of Idaho 5-5 23
25 NR Southeastern (Fla.) 6-3 22

Dropped from the Top 25: Midland (Neb.), Eastern Oregon

Others Receiving Votes: Midland (Neb.) 13, Oklahoma Panhandle State 8, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 8, Dordt (Iowa) 6, Eastern Oregon 4, Arizona Christian 3, Webber International (Fla.) 3



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