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Montana Tech, Montana Western fall in latest NAIA football coaches' poll

Tech 20th, Western No. 24
Carter Myers
Posted at 2:36 PM, Oct 21, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Losses dropped both the Montana Tech and Montana Western football programs, albeit slight drops, in the latest NAIA football coaches' poll this week.

Montana Tech (4-2) fell one spot to No. 20 after a 16-14 defeat at the College of Idaho. The Yotes earned the thrilling win on Kyle Mitchell's 58-yard game-winning field goal as time expired. C of I (6-0) climbed one position to No. 7 after the win.

Montana Western suffered its second loss in as many weeks, dropping a 33-29 contest at Carroll College. The Saints rallied from a 20-6 deficit, taking the lead in the final minute. Western's final heave at the end zone landed incomplete to drop the Bulldogs to 4-2 on the season.

Western fell 35-12 at Montana Tech last weekend. The Orediggers host Eastern Oregon this weekend, while the Bulldogs play host to MSU-Northern. The Frontier Conference scoreboard can be found by clicking here. Updated standings in the league can be viewed by clicking here.

Morningside (Iowa) remains the unanimous No. 1 in the poll, which is voted on by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences across the country. The Mustangs hold the longest active streak with 156 consecutive top-25 rankings.

The complete poll can be found below.

NAIA football coaches' poll
Oct. 21, 2019

RANKLAST WEEKSCHOOL [1ST PLACE VOTESRECORDFINAL POINTS
11Morningside (Iowa) [17]6-0392
22Kansas Wesleyan7-0367
33Marian (Ind.)5-0366
44Grand View (Iowa)7-0347
56Northwestern (Iowa)6-0321
67Saint Francis (Ind.)5-1313
78College of Idaho6-0311
89Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)7-0297
911Cumberlands (Ky.)6-0267
1016Evangel (Mo.)6-1248
1113Saint Xavier (Ill.)4-2222
1218Keiser (Fla.)6-0210
1314Dickinson State (N.D.)6-1206
145Benedictine (Kan.)5-2201
1517Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ)7-0195
1610Concordia (Mich.)5-2177
1720Reinhardt (Ga.)6-2137
1821Siena Heights (Mich.)6-1133
1912Southeastern (Fla.)5-1130
2019Montana Tech4-2100
2124Baker (Kan.)5-297
2215Langston (Okla.)4-288
2325Sterling (Kan.)6-176
2422Montana Western4-230
25NRWaldorf (Iowa)5-217

Dropped Out: MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

Others Receiving Votes: MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 14, Indiana Wesleyan 5, Dordt (Iowa) 4, Bethel (Kan.) 3, Pikeville (Ky.) 3