KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three KCAC football teams were ranked in the Top 25 of the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the national office announced Monday. Southwestern was the highest-ranked KCAC team, coming in at No. 8. Kansas Wesleyan was not far behind at No. 12. Bethel was the final KCAC team recognized in the poll, coming in at No. 23.

The next edition of the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Coaches’ Poll will be released Monday, September 5.

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]CONFERENCERECORDFINAL POINTS11Morningside (Iowa) [19]Great Plains14-041822Grand View (Iowa)Heart – North14-140234Northwestern (Iowa)Great Plains12-237743Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)Mid South12-137355Marian (Ind.)Mid-States East9-335666Concordia (Mich.)Mid-States East9-232777Keiser (Fla.)The Sun9-331288Southwestern (Kan.)KCAC9-230799Reinhardt (Ga.)Appalachian9-32881011Ottawa (Ariz.)Sooner8-22541112Saint Xavier (Ill.)Mid-States West7-42391210Kansas WesleyanKCAC10-22341313Baker (Kan.)Heart – South9-22251417Indiana WesleyanMid-States East7-32221516Georgetown (Ky.)Mid South8-21991615Dickinson State (N.D.)North Star8-31781718Montana WesternFrontier8-41761814Central Methodist (Mo.)Heart – South9-31161921Rocky Mountain (Mont.)Frontier7-3982020Arizona ChristianSooner8-2832123Dordt (Iowa)Great Plains7-3732222Culver-Stockton (Mo.)Heart – North8-3682319Bethel (Kan.)KCAC9-2502424Faulkner (Ala.)Mid South8-24625RVSt. Francis (Ill.)Mid-States West6-330

Receiving Votes: Carroll (Mont.) 29; Benedictine (Kan.) 23; Valley City State (N.D.) 21; Southeastern (Fla.) 20; College of Idaho 16; Texas Wesleyan 13; St. Thomas (Fla.) 6; Bethel (Tenn.) 3; Concordia (Neb.) 3.

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