Tech moves to No. 6

Tech moves to No. 6

Montana Tech is now the No. 6-ranked football team in the NAIA.

The Orediggers moved up one spot in the latest NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, which was released today. The move comes two days after the Orediggers, winners of eight straight, beat the College of Idaho 42-21 on the Bob Green Field.

Eastern Oregon moved up two spots to No. 9, while Montana Western jumped up two spots to No. 22 following the Bulldogs’ first home win over Carroll College since 1999.

The top five teams remained unchanged. Marian (Indiana) holds down the No. 1 spot. Baker (Kansas) follows at No. 2, while Reinhart (Georgia) sits at No. 3.

Only the top three teams are undefeated.

Montana Tech, which has the Frontier Conference crown and a berth in the NAIA playoffs wrapped up, closes out the regular season Saturday at Southern Oregon.

In other Frontier games, Eastern Oregon plays at Carroll, the College of Idaho heads to MSU-Northern and Montana Western travels to Rocky Mountain College.

2016 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 9 (Nov. 7)

11Marian (Ind.) (15)9-0340
22Baker (Kan.)10-0327
33Reinhardt (Ga.)10-0306
44Saint Francis (Ind.)9-1299
55Morningside (Iowa)8-1293
67Montana Tech8-1277
78Doane (Neb.)8-1255
810Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)10-1251
911Eastern Oregon7-2237
1012Kansas Wesleyan9-1219
116Grand View (Iowa)8-2203
129Missouri Valley8-2198
1313Tabor (Kan.)7-2191
1414Southeastern (Fla.)6-1172
T1515Sterling (Kan.)7-2150
T1516Dickinson State (N.D.)7-2150
1717Georgetown (Ky.)7-3132
1818Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)7-3118
1919Robert Morris (Ill.)6-395
2020William Penn (Iowa)7-391
2121Concordia (Neb.)6-371
2224Montana Western6-462
2325Langston (Okla.)6-244
24RVBenedictine (Kan.)6-437
25RVArizona Christian6-325

Dropped from Top 25: Wayland Baptist (Texas) (No. 22); Bethel (Tenn.) (No. 23)

Others Receiving Votes: Warner (Fla.) 8; Bethel (Tenn.) 8; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 8; Southern Oregon 4; Midland (Neb.) 3.

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