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Montana Western, Montana Tech both up 1 in NAIA football poll

Posted: 4:08 PM, Oct 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-07 18:08:52-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Three Frontier Conference football teams remain ranked in the NAIA coaches' poll, and all three moved up one spot in the latest release of the rankings. Frontier Conference teams all had a bye last weekend.

Montana Western (4-0 overall, 4-0 Frontier Conference) moved to No. 15 thanks to Bethel (Tenn.) plummeting from No. 14 to 23rd after a 58-3 defeat to No. 10 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.). Western travels to Montana Tech for a 6 p.m. kickoff on Saturday at Bob Green Field.

The Orediggers also moved up a slot and now sit at No. 22 in the nation. The Orediggers (3-1, 3-1) have lost the past two games to Montana Western.

College of Idaho remains at the top of the Frontier with a 4-0 record. The Yotes are tied for eighth with Saint Francis (Ind.) this week, while Morningside (Iowa) held on to the top slot in the rankings for a 13th consecutive week dating back to last season.

The latest NAIA football coaches' poll can be found below.

NAIA football coaches' poll
Oct. 7, 2019

RANKLAST WEEKSCHOOL [1ST PLACE VOTES]RECORDFINAL POINTS
11Morningside (Iowa) [17]4-0392
24Kansas Wesleyan5-0361
36Marian (Ind.)4-0357
45Concordia (Mich.)5-0352
57Grand View (Iowa)6-0338
62Benedictine (Kan.)5-1297
78Northwestern (Iowa)4-0294
89College of Idaho4-0285
83Saint Francis (Ind.)3-1285
1010Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)5-0273
1111Cumberlands (Ky.)4-0235
1212Southeastern (Fla.)4-0212
1315Saint Xavier (Ill.)2-2195
1413Dickinson State (N.D.)4-1191
1516Montana Western4-0188
1617Langston (Okla.)3-1171
1718Evangel (Mo.)5-1155
1820Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ)5-0129
1922Keiser (Fla.)5-0112
2021Reinhardt (Ga.)4-2108
2119Siena Heights (Mich.)4-185
2223Montana Tech3-181
2314Bethel (Tenn.)3-264
2424Baker (Kan.)4-246
25NRMidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)5-144

Dropped Out: Bethel (Kan.)

Others Receiving Votes: Sterling (Kan.) 15, Cumberland (Tenn.) 6 and Bethel (Kan.) 2