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Montana Tech breaks into top 25; Western ranked 19th

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 17:43:35-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Montana Tech joined Montana Western in the 2019 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll on Monday.

The Orediggers were previously unranked, but they're now tied for 25th after starting the season 2-1. Tech started its season with a loss to College of Idaho but has since defeated Eastern Oregon and Southern Oregon. The Diggers will look to go to 3-1 at MSU-Northern on Saturday.

Western, meanwhile, is 3-0 and now sits 19th in the rankings after previously sitting at No. 20. The Bulldogs are coming off an impressive 38-7 win at Rocky Mountain College, which fell from the top 25 this week after consecutive losses. The Bulldogs return to Dillon this week for their Homecoming game against Eastern Oregon.

College of Idaho is the only other Frontier Conference team in the top 25. The 3-0 Yotes, who were the Frontier's preseason favorite, are 10th after moving up one spot from No. 11. Carroll College, in coach Troy Purcell's first season, is receiving votes after back-to-back lopsided wins over Rocky Mountain College and Montana State-Northern. The Saints travel to winless Southern Oregon this week.

Updated Frontier Conference standings can be followed throughout the season here.

Morningside (Iowa), Benedictine (Kan.), Saint Francis (Ind.) and Kansas Wesleyan continue to lead the rankings. Concordia (Mich.) is fifth this week after Saint Xavier (Ill.) suffered its first loss of the season to drop to ninth. The complete top 25 can be viewed by clicking here.