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)

11Morningside (Iowa) [15]10-0366
22Marian (Ind.) [1]9-0352
33Bethel (Tenn.)9-0335
44Reinhardt (Ga.)8-1325
56Northwestern (Iowa)8-1302
67Kansas Wesleyan10-0291
78Benedictine (Kan.)9-1281
89Saint Francis (Ind.)8-2259
910Evangel (Mo.)9-1254
1011Langston (Okla.)8-1237
1112Rocky Mountain (Mont.)8-2226
125Grand View (Iowa)7-2215
1313Cumberlands (Ky.)9-1209
1414Baker (Kan.)7-2193
1515Concordia (Mich.)8-2175
1616Dickinson State (N.D.)8-2147
1718Saint Xavier (Ill.)8-3135
1817Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)6-3134
1919Georgetown (Ky.)7-3124
2023Siena Heights (Mich.)7-293
2125Ottawa (Kan.)7-280
2221Avila (Mo.)7-256
2320Montana Western6-348
24NRCollege of Idaho5-523
25NRSoutheastern (Fla.)6-322

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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