NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Three Mid-South teams are mentioned in the NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday.

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) is the highest-rated team in the poll at No. 3. The Blue Raiders garnered 402 points in the poll and are 5-0 this season and 3-0 in the MSC. Lindsey Wilson hosts Faulkner on October 15.

Bethel (Tenn.) moved up five spots in the poll to No. 8. The Wildcats earned 314 points in the poll and are 5-0 and 2-0 in conference play. Bethel is 2-0 this season against teams in the top 25. The Wildcats host Cumberlands on Saturday night.

Georgetown (Ky.) fell five spots to No. 13. The Tigers earned 235 points in the poll and are 4-1 and 2-1 in the MSC. Georgetown travels to Pikeville (Ky.) on Saturday.

Morningside (Iowa) sits atop the poll with 444 points and all 19 first-place votes. Grand View (Iowa) is second with 427 points. Northwestern (Iowa) and Marian (Ind.) round out the top five with 393 and 382 points, respectively.

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 next poll is scheduled to come out on Monday, October 10.