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Rocky moves up to No. 12, Western falls to 20

Rocky moves up to No. 12, Western falls to 20

Rocky Mountain College moved up one spot to No. 12 in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

The latest poll was released today, two days after Rocky beat Montana Western 43-14 in Billings to join the Bulldogs in a tie atop the Frontier Conference standings.

Western fell four spots to No. 20. Eastern Oregon is the only other Frontier Conference team ranked. The Mountaineers fell six spots to No. 24 after falling 48-24 at the College of Idaho.

Montana Tech received votes after knocking Southern Oregon out of the poll with Saturday’s 38-31 overtime win over the Raiders in Butte.

Morningside (Iowa) remains in the top spot, taking 15 of 16 first-place votes. Marian (Indian), is ranked No. 2 after taking the other top vote. Bethel (Tennessee) moved up two to No. 3, while Reinhart (Georgia) fell on spot to No. 4.

2018 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll Eight (Oct. 29)

RANKLAST WEEKSCHOOL [1st Place Votes]RECORDFINAL POINTS
11Morningside (Iowa) [15]9-0366
22Marian (Ind.) [1]8-0352
35Bethel (Tenn.)9-0330
43Reinhardt (Ga.)7-1327
54Grand View (Iowa)7-1308
66Northwestern (Iowa)7-1291
77Kansas Wesleyan9-0277
88Benedictine (Kan.)8-1262
99Saint Francis (Ind.)7-2247
1011Evangel (Mo.)9-1240
1112Langston (Okla.)7-1220
1213Rocky Mountain (Mont.)7-2216
1314Cumberlands (Ky.)9-1199
1415Baker (Kan.)6-2188
1517Concordia (Mich.)7-2174
1619Dickinson State (N.D.)7-2144
1710Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)5-3131
1822Saint Xavier (Ill.)7-3123
1920Georgetown (Ky.)6-3120
2016Montana Western6-2103
2124Avila (Mo.)7-189
22NRMidland (Neb.)7-264
2321Siena Heights (Mich.)6-251
2418Eastern Oregon5-344
25NROttawa (Kan.)7-239

Dropped from the Top 25: Southern Oregon, Keiser (Fla.)

Others Receiving Votes: Ave Maria (Fla.) 18, Montana Tech 5, Dordt (Iowa) 4, College of Idaho 3



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