Blue Hawk Football Tabbed #22 in Latest NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll

Blue Hawk Football Tabbed #22 in Latest NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll

KANSAS CITY, MO- The Dickinson State University Football team dropped one spot to #22 in the latest NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll.

After a week one loss to UM-Western, tied with DSU at #22, the Blue Hawks have won two straight games over Valley City State University and Northwestern College (IA).

Dickinson State is off this week and will host Presentation College on Saturday, September 24th at the Biesiot Activities Center as the Blue Hawks open up NSAA Conference play. Kick off is set for 1:00 PM (MDT).

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.

2016 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll – Poll No. 1 (September 12)

RANK

LAST TIME^

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2016 RECORD

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Marian (Ind.) (15)

2-0

340

2

3

Morningside (Iowa)

1-0

325

3

4

Saint Francis (Ill.)

3-0

314

4

5

Baker (Kan.)

3-0

303

5

9

Doane (Neb.)

2-0

273

5

11

Reinhardt (Ga.)

3-0

273

7

12

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

3-0

254

8

6

Grand View (Iowa)

2-1

245

9

10

Saint Xavier (Ill.)

2-1

220

10

NR

Eastern Oregon

2-0

209

10

13

Kansas Wesleyan

3-0

209

12

2

Southern Oregon

0-2

206

13

7

Montana Tech

1-1

181

14

16

Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)

3-1

139

15

15

Benedictine (Kan.)

2-1

127

16

NR

Missouri Valley

3-0

125

17

8

Tabor (Kan.)

0-1

120

18

18

Georgetown (Ky.)

1-1

102

18

NR

MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

3-0

102

20

NR

Concordia (Neb.)

2-0

77

21

22

Carroll (Mont.)

1-1

66

22

25 

Montana Western

2-1

61

22

21

Dickinson State (S.D.)

2-1

61

24

19

Faulkner (Ala.)

1-1

50

25

NR

Rocky Mountain (Mont.)

2-1

38

Dropped from Top 25: St. Francis (Ill.); Arizona Christian


Others Receiving Votes: Peru State (Neb.) 37; Southeastern (Fla.) 33; St. Francis (Ill.) 16; Sterling (Kan.) 14; Langston (Okla.)  10; Arizona Christian 6; Dakota State (S.D.) 4.

^ Top 25 ranking from 2016 Preseason Poll