Blue Hawk Football Tied for 14th in Latest 2016 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

Blue Hawk Football Tied for 14th in Latest 2016 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

KANSAS CITY, MO- The Dickinson State University Football team jumped one spot to #14 in the latest 2016 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll.

The Blue Hawks are coming off a 34-7 NSAA win over Valley City State University and are on a four game winning streak and 2-0 in the NSAA.

Dickinson State stays on the road this Saturday when they face off with Waldorf University at 12:00 PM (MDT) in Forest City, IA.

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. 4 (October 3)

RANK

LAST TIME^

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2016 RECORD

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Marian (Ind.) (15)

5-0

340

2

3

Baker (Kan.)

6-0

327

3

4

Doane (Neb.)

5-0

305

4

5

Reinhardt (Ga.)

5-0

290

5

2

Saint Francis (Ind.)

4-1

289

6

6

Morningside (Iowa)

3-1

288

7

7

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

6-0

262

8

8

Grand View (Iowa)

5-1

249

9

9

Southern Oregon

3-2

236

10

10

Montana Tech

3-1

229

11

11

Georgetown (Ky.)

4-1

206

12

12

Tabor (Kan.)

3-1

192

13

13

Missouri Valley

5-1

191

T14

15

Dickinson State (N.D.)

4-1

157

T14

14

Kansas Wesleyan

4-1

157

T16

16

Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)

3-2

126

T16

17

Eastern Oregon

2-2

126

18

20

Dakota State (S.D.)

5-1

108

19

23

Bethel (Tenn.)

5-0

100

20

T18

Benedictine (Kan.)

4-2

93

21

T18

Midland (Neb.)

5-1

78

22

24

Montana Western

3-2

73

23

RV

Concordia (Mich.)

4-1

50

24

22

Peru State (Neb.)

4-2

29

25

RV

Rocky Mountain (Mont.)

3-2

24


Dropped from Top 25: Concordia (Neb.) (No. 21); Sterling (Kan.) (No. 25) 

Others Receiving Votes: Concordia (Neb.) 23; Southeastern (Fla.) 22; Faulkner (Ala.) 12; Friends (Kan.) 3; Siena Heights (Mich.) 3; Sterling (Kan.) 3.