KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three KCAC football teams were ranked in the Top 25 of the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Postseason Coaches’ Poll, the national office announced December 22. Southwestern moved up one spot from their ranking in the previous poll to No. 8. Kansas Wesleyan held firm at No. 10, while Bethel dropped down two spots to No. 19.

Poll Methodology

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences.Each conference is given one rater for every four schools in the league.The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 25 points for each first-place vote, 24 for second-place and so on through the list.The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on.Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here. RANKLASTSCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES]RECORDFINAL POINTS12Morningside (Iowa) [18]14-041823Grand View (Iowa)14-140231Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)12-138244Northwestern (Iowa)12-237457Marian (Ind.)9-334768Concordia (Mich.)9-2340711Keiser (Fla.)9-330689Southwestern (Kan.)9-229396Reinhardt (Ga.)9-32891010Kansas Wesleyan10-22821114Ottawa (Ariz.)8-22291212Saint Xavier (Ill.)7-42261313Baker (Kan.)9-22131416Central Methodist (Mo.)9-32061517Dickinson State (N.D.)8-31911615Georgetown (Ky.)8-2184175Indiana Wesleyan7-31681819Montana Western8-41671917Bethel (Kan.)9-21472020Arizona Christian8-21072121Rocky Mountain (Mont.)7-31002222Culver-Stockton (Mo.)8-3842323Dordt (Iowa)7-3532424Faulkner (Ala.)8-2512525College of Idaho7-333

Receiving Votes: Valley City State (N.D.) 22; St. Francis (Ill.) 9; Texas Wesleyan 4; SAGU (Texas) 3; Southeastern (Fla.) 3.

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