KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three KCAC teams were ranked in the Top 25 of the latest edition of the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Coaches’ Poll, with two of those teams inside the Top 10, the national office announced Monday. Southwestern moved up two spots from their spot in the previous poll to No. 6, Kansas Wesleyan moved up three spots to No. 9, and Bethel moved up one spot to No. 22.

The next edition of the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Coaches’ Poll will be released Monday, Sept. 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]CONFERENCERECORDFINAL POINTS11Morningside (Iowa) [19]Great Plains2-044422Grand View (Iowa)Heart North3-042734Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)Mid-South2-040343Northwestern (Iowa)Great Plains1-138855Marian (Ind.)Mid States East1-038468Southwestern (Kan.)Kansas Collegiate2-035276Concordia (Mich.)Mid States East1-1327810Ottawa (Ariz.)Sooner2-0325912Kansas WesleyanKansas Collegiate2-03041015Georgetown (Ky.)Mid-South2-02981113Baker (Kan.)Heart South2-1235129Reinhardt (Ga.)Appalachian1-12291314Indiana WesleyanMid States East0-1212147Keiser (Fla.)The Sun1-220115NRBenedictine (Kan.)Heart North2-118216NRBethel (Tenn.)Mid-South3-017717NRCollege of IdahoFrontier1-017318NRTexas WesleyanSooner3-01411917Montana WesternFrontier2-011520NRSaint Francis (Ind.)Mid States West1-011321NRMontana TechFrontier1-01092223Bethel (Kan.)Kansas Collegiate2-09923NRMidland (Neb.)Great Plains3-07524NRSoutheastern (Fla.)The Sun2-16125NRSt. Thomas (Fla.)The Sun1-160

Dropped From Poll: Saint Xavier (Ill.); Dickinson State (N.D.); Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Arizona Christian; Dordt (Iowa); Faulkner (Ala.); St. Francis (Ill.).

Receiving Votes: Waldorf (Iowa) 28; Arizona Christian 20; Carroll (Mont.) 16; Saint Xavier (Ill.) 15; Dickinson State (N.D.) 13; Siena Heights (Mich.) 11; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 7; Cumberland (Tenn.) 5; Roosevelt (Ill.) 3.

See also:

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