KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four KCAC football teams were recognized in the latest edition of the NAIA Football FirstDown Playbook Coaches’ Poll, the national office announced Monday.

Bethel, following thier victory over previously undefeated Southwestern College, moved up three spots to No. 9. The Moundbuilders dropped seven spots, to No. 13. Following their victory over Kansas Wesleyan, Avila entered the Top 25 after not being ranked yet in a poll this season, coming in at No. 24. Finally, Kansas Wesleyan was part of the “Receiving Votes” category of the poll, after being ranked No. 15 in the previous edition of the poll.

The next edition of the NAIA Football FirstDown Playbook Coaches’ Poll will be released Monday, October 17.

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 Plains5-044422Grand View (Iowa)Heart – North6-042733Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)Mid South5-040544Northwestern (Iowa)Great Plains4-139657Indiana WesleyanMid States East4-136568Bethel (Tenn.)Mid South6-035479College of IdahoFrontier6-0340810Benedictine (Kan.)Heart – South5-1308912Bethel (Kan.)Kansas Collegiate6-0305105Marian (Ind.)Mid States East4-12991111Reinhardt (Ga.)Appalachian4-12871213Georgetown (Ky.)Mid South5-1252136Southwestern (Kan.)Kansas Collegiate5-12471414Ottawa (Ariz.)Sooner5-12281517Rocky Mountain (Mont.)Frontier5-12041618Saint Xavier (Ill.)Mid States West4-21811720Midland (Neb.)Great Plains6-11601822Roosevelt (Ill.)Mid States West4-11331923Texas WesleyanSooner5-11202025Keiser (Fla.)The Sun3-31082021Langston (Okla.)Sooner5-01082224Waldorf (Iowa)North Star6-1692316St. Thomas (Fla.)The Sun4-26824NRAvila (Mo.)Kansas Collegiate5-1422519Montana TechFrontier4-240

Dropped From Poll: Kansas Wesleyan

Receiving Votes: Dickinson State (N.D.) 36; Kansas Wesleyan 30; Arizona Christian 10; Bluefield (Va.) 5; Carroll (Mont.) 3; Saint Francis (Ind.) 3.

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