Dickinson State Football Jumps Six Spots to #15 in the latest 2016 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

Dickinson State Football Jumps Six Spots to #15 in the latest 2016 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Dickinson State University Football team has climbed from #21 to #15 in the latest 2016 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll.

The Blue Hawks are 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the North Star Athletic Association. After a week one loss to #24 Montana-Western (13-29), Dickinson State has defeated Valley City State (38-13), Northwestern College (42-13) and Presentation College (55-36).

Dickinson State continues NSAA play on Saturday, October 1st when they travel to Valley City State to take on the Vikings at 2:00 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 – No. 3 (September 26)

RANK

LAST TIME^

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2016 RECORD

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Marian (Ind.) (15)

4-0

340

2

3

Saint Francis (Ind.)

4-0

326

3

4

Baker (Kan.)

5-0

315

4

5

Doane (Neb.)

4-0

295

5

6

Reinhardt (Ga.)

4-0

282

6

2

Morningside (Iowa)

2-1

275

7

7

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

5-0

265

8

8

Grand View (Iowa)

4-1

251

9

9

Southern Oregon

2-2

239

10

10

Montana Tech

3-1

230

11

14

Georgetown (Ky.)

3-1

198

12

13

Tabor (Kan.)

2-1

193

13

11

Missouri Valley

4-1

189

14

20

Kansas Wesleyan

3-1

157

15

21

Dickinson State (N.D.)

3-1

152

16

22

Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)

3-2

127

17

15

Eastern Oregon

2-2

107

T18

12

Benedictine (Kan.)

3-2

105

T18

25

Midland (Neb.)

5-0

105

20

24

Dakota State (S.D.)

4-1

93

21

16

Concordia (Neb.)

3-1

83

22

RV

Peru State (Neb.)

4-1

74

23

RV

Bethel (Tenn.)

4-0

53

24

RV

Montana Western

3-2

46

25

18

Sterling (Kan.)

2-1

27


Dropped from Top 25: Saint Xavier (Ill.) (No. 17); Faulkner (Ala.) (No. 19); MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) (No. 23); Webber International (Fla.) (No. 25) 

Others Receiving Votes: Southeastern (Fla.) 21; Faulkner (Ala.) 13; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 8; Concordia (Mich.) 4; Saint Xavier (Ill.) 4; Siena Heights (Mich.) 4.