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Montana Western 22nd, Carroll College 25th in final NAIA football rankings

College of Idaho lone Frontier team in playoffs
Posted: 11:35 AM, Nov 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-18 13:35:02-05
College of Idaho drops Carroll College, picks up first win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- College of Idaho (10-0), undefeated and ranked fifth in the latest NAIA football coaches' top 25 poll, will be the only Frontier Conference team in the NAIA playoffs.

The Yotes will host 16th-ranked Ottawa (Ariz.) in the first round of the playoffs, which begin Saturday.

Montana Western (7-3) and Carroll College (6-4) are ranked 22nd and 25th in the final poll of the regular season, just missing the postseason. No team with three losses or more qualified for the playoffs. No. 17 Dickinson State (8-2) was the lowest-ranked team selected for the postseason. The Blue Hawks, coached by Baker native Pete Stanton, won the North Star Athletic Association championship. They will travel to top-ranked Morningside (Iowa) for a first-round game on Saturday.

Western closed out its season with a 69-39 win over Southern Oregon, while Carroll dropped a 28-26 game at Eastern Oregon. Montana Tech dropped out of the rankings after its 38-23 home loss to Rocky Mountain College.

Morningside, Marian (Ind.), Kansas Wesleyan and Grand View (Iowa) occupy the top four spots of the NAIA rankings. All four will host first-round playoff games on Saturday, as will College of Idaho, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), Keiser (Fla.) and Northwestern (Iowa). The NAIA national championship is scheduled for Dec. 21.

2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Final (Nov. 17)

RANKLAST WEEK
SCHOOL [1ST PLACE VOTES]RECORDFINAL POINTS
11Morningside (Iowa)10-0392
22Marian (Ind.)9-0371
33Kansas Wesleyan11-0356
44Grand View (Iowa)11-0353
56College of Idaho10-0333
67Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)10-0320
79Keiser (Fla.)9-0292
85Northwestern (Iowa)9-1289
910Saint Xavier (Ill.)8-2272
108Cumberlands (Ky.)9-1250
1111Saint Francis (Ind.)7-2243
1212Concordia (Mich.)8-2221
1313Reinhardt (Ga.)9-2209
1414Southeastern (Fla.)8-1196
1515Baker (Kan.)9-2192
1616Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ)9-1174
1718Dickinson State (N.D.)8-2151
1820Benedictine (Kan.)8-3124
1921Langston (Okla.)8-2123
2018Siena Heights (Mich.)7-3102
2117Evangel (Mo.)8-3101
22NRMontana Western7-376
23NRWaldorf (Iowa)7-346
2425Bethel (Kan.)8-330
2522Carroll (Mont.)6-423

Dropped Out: Dordt (Iowa) and Montana Tech

Recieving Votes: Midland (Neb.) 7, MidAmerica Nazarene 7, Indiana Wesleyan 6, Montana Tech 6