KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three KCAC football teams were ranked inside of the Top 20 in the latest edition of the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Coaches’ Poll, the national office announced Monday.

Southwestern held firm at No. 6, the spot they occupied in the previous poll. Bethel and Kansas Wesleyan both moved from their previous spots in the poll following their showdown in Salina on Saturday. Bethel jumped up eight spots to No. 14, while the Coyotes fell nine spots to No. 18.

The next edition of the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Coaches’ Poll will be released Monday, Sept. 26.

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.

RANK

LAST

SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES]

CONFERENCE

RECORD

POINTS

1

1

Morningside (Iowa) [19]

Great Plains

3-0

444

2

2

Grand View (Iowa)

Heart – North

4-0

427

3

3

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

Mid-South

3-0

405

4

4

Northwestern (Iowa)

Great Plains

2-1

390

5

5

Marian (Ind.)

MidStates East

2-0

381

6

6

Southwestern (Kan.)

Kansas Collegiate

3-0

359

7

8

Ottawa (Ariz.)

Sooner

3-0

343

8

10

Georgetown (Ky.)

Mid-South

3-0

324

9

12

Reinhardt (Ga.)

Appalachian

2-1

272

10

13

Indiana Wesleyan

MidStates East

1-1

266

11

17

College of Idaho

Frontier

3-0

262

12

15

Benedictine (Kan.)

Heart South

3-1

249

13

16

Bethel (Tenn.)

Mid-South

3-0

228

14

22

Bethel (Kan.)

Kansas Collegiate

3-0

214

15

7

Concordia (Mich.)

MidStates East

1-2

182

16

20

Saint Francis (Ind.)

MidStates West

2-0

178

17

19

Montana Western

Frontier

3-0

172

18

9

Kansas Wesleyan

Kansas Collegiate

2-1

171

19

23

Midland (Neb.)

Great Plains

4-0

123

20

NR

Roosevelt (Ill.)

MidStates West

2-0

105

21

24

Southeastern (Fla.)

The Sun

4-0

103

22

25

St. Thomas (Fla.)

The Sun

2-1

76

23

11

Baker (Kan.)

Heart South

2-2

58

24

NR

Waldorf (Iowa)

North Star

4-0

49

25

NR

Rocky Mountain (Mont.)

Frontier

2-1

47

Dropped From Poll: Keiser (Fla.); Texas Wesleyan; Montana Tech.

Receiving Votes: Keiser (Fla.) 45; Texas Wesleyan 39; Carroll (Mont.) 21; Saint Xavier (Ill.) 14; Montana Tech 13; Dickinson State (N.D.) 10; Langston (Okla.) 3; Pikeville (Ky.) 3.

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