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Montana Tech climbs to 19th in NAIA football poll

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 17:25:18-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Montana Tech climbed three spots in the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, which was released Monday.

The Orediggers (4-1) drilled rival Montana Western 35-12 on Saturday to move up from 22nd in the rankings to No. 19 this week. The Bulldogs (4-1) fell from 15th to 22nd after suffering their first loss of the season.

Montana Tech will have the chance for a second consecutive marquee win this weekend when the Orediggers play College of Idaho. The Frontier Conference-leading Yotes are undefeated at 5-0 and ranked eighth in the NAIA rankings. No other teams from the Frontier are ranked.

The top three of the rankings remain unchanged from last week: Morningside (Iowa) received all 17 first-place votes, Kansas Wesleyan is slotted second and Marian (Ind.) third. Grand View (Iowa) is up one spot to No. 4, while Benedictine (Kan.) moves from No. 6 to No. 5. Concordia (Mich.) was the big faller of the week, dropping from fourth to 10th after the Cardinals were knocked off by Saint Francis (Ind.) last week.

Dickinson State (N.D.), which has won five consecutive games since its season-opening loss to Rocky Mountain College, held steady at No. 14.

2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 5 (October 14)

11Morningside (Iowa) [17]5-0392
22Kansas Wesleyan6-0367
33Marian (Ind.)4-0365
45Grand View (Iowa)6-0346
56Benedictine (Kan.)5-1316
67Northwestern (Iowa)5-0310
78Saint Francis (Ind.)4-1301
88College of Idaho5-0295
910Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)6-0278
104Concordia (Mich.)5-1260
1111Cumberlands (Ky.)5-0238
1212Southeastern (Fla.)5-0214
1313Saint Xavier (Ill.)3-2202
1414Dickinson State (N.D.)5-1189
1516Langston (Okla.)4-1180
1617Evangel (Mo.)5-1160
1718Ottawa (Ariz.)6-0142
1819Keiser (Fla.)5-0130
1922Montana Tech4-1124
2020Reinhardt (Ga.)5-2121
2121Siena Heights (Mich.)5-1101
2215Montana Western4-188
2325MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)5-159
2424Baker (Kan.)4-257
25RVSterling (Kan.)5-142

Dropped Out: Bethel (Tenn.)

Others Receiving Votes: None