Montana Western Advances in Latest NAIA Football Poll | SWX now

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Montana Western has moved up three spots, Eastern Oregon has dropped eight spots and College of Idaho is re-entering the poll in the latest edition of the NAIA Football FirstDown Playbook Top 25 poll.

Montana Western (3-1, 4-1) moved up three spots and is now ranked 20th. Eastern Oregon (3-1, 3-1) dropped seven spots after suffering their first loss of the season, a 24-7 loss at home to College of Idaho. The Mountaineers are now ranked 18th.

College of Idaho (3-1, 3-1) is back in the top 25, re-entering the poll at No.23. The Yotes entered the preseason at No.19 but retired after a home loss to Rocky Mountain College.

Survey methodology

The poll was voted on by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences. Each conference receives an assessor for all four schools in the league.

The Top 25 is determined by a point system based on how each voter ranks the top teams. A team receives 25 points for each vote for first place, 24 for second place and so on through the list.

The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-scoring is considered a low score) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for each ballot (including including the reduced-cost ballots) on which the teams appear.
Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”.

NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll – Week 3 (September 27)

RANKLATESTSCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES]SAVEFINAL POINTS
11Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) [18]3-0444
22Northwest (Iowa)5-0425
33Morningside (Iowa) [1]3-0412
44Big View (Iowa)5-0393
55Concordia (Michigan)2-0376
67Keiser (Florida)2-1349
78Marian (Ind.)3-1340
89Georgetown (Ky.)3-0328
9tenBaker (Kan.)4-1315
ten12Kansas Wesleyan4-0287
1114Indiana Wesleyan3-0272
1216Ottawa (Arizona)4-0238
136Reinhardt (Ga.)2-2211
1417Nazarene Olivet (Illinois)2-1207
1518Bethel (Kan.)3-1175
1622Southwest (Kan.)4-0173
1719Roosevelt (Illinois)1-1156
1811Eastern Oregon3-1150
1920Valley City State (ND)4-0135
2023Western Montana4-1107
2120Dordt (Iowa)3-198
22NRSaint Xavier (Illinois)2-186
23NRIdaho College3-170
2415Avila (Mo.)3-144
2513Saint Francis (Ind.)1-143

Removed from survey: Arizona Christian, Faulkner (Alabama)

Receive votes: Arizona Christian 39; Bethel (Tenn.) 35; Faulkner (Alabama) 33; Cumberlands (Ky.) 21; Culver-Stockton (Mo.) 18


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