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Montana Western, Montana Tech climb in latest NAIA football poll

College of Idaho leads Frontier at No. 9
Posted: 3:31 PM, Sep 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-30 17:31:06-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The football programs at Montana Western and Montana Tech climbed in the third edition of the 2019 NAIA football coaches' poll, which was released on Monday. Western climbed three spots to No. 16, while Tech is up two at No. 23.

Western (4-0) remained unbeaten after throttling Eastern Oregon University 49-13 on Saturday at Vigilante Field in Dillon. Quarterback Jon Jund was named the league's offensive player of the week after having a hand in five touchdowns. The Bulldogs have won their last three games handily after opening the season with a narrow 31-24 victory over Carroll College. Western defeated MSU-Northern 38-13, topped Rocky Mountain College 38-7 and routed the Mountaineers Saturday during the Homecoming and Hall of Fame festivities.

Tech survived the weekend's snow storm and dismantled MSU-Northern 42-0 at Blue Pony Stadium. It was the third straight victory for the Orediggers (3-1).

Next weekend is a bye week in the Frontier Conference, leading to Western's trip to Tech on Saturday, Oct. 12. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Bob Green Field.

Morningside (Iowa) held the top spot in the poll, while the top eight all held. College of Idaho (4-0) moved up one slot from 10th to No. 9 after a 42-0 blowout win at Rocky Mountain College.

The complete NAIA football coaches' poll from Monday, Sept. 30 can be found below.

2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll 3 (September 30)

RANKLAST WEEKSCHOOL [1st Place Votes]RECORDFINAL POINTS
11Morningside (Iowa)3-0392
22Benedictine (Kan.)5-0377
33Saint Francis (Ind.)3-0362
44Kansas Wesleyan5-0342
55Concordia (Mich.)4-0327
66Marian (Ind.)3-0320
77Grand View (Iowa)5-0295
88Northwestern (Iowa)4-0282
910College of Idaho4-0276
1011Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)4-0259
1113Cumberlands (Ky.)3-0240
1215Southeastern (Fla.)3-0208
1316Dickinson State (N.D.)3-1187
1417Bethel (Tenn.)3-1175
159Saint Xavier (Ill.)1-2174
1619Montana Western4-0172
1718Langston (Okla.)2-0163
1812Evangel (Mo.)4-1145
1920Siena Heights (Mich.)4-0124
2021Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ)4-0104
2114Reinhardt (Ga.)3-297
2224Keiser (Fla.)3-091
2325Montana Tech3-159
2422Baker (Kan.)3-239
25NRBethel (Kan.)4-038

Dropped Out: Cumberland (Tenn.)

Others Receiving Votes: MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 19, Cumberland (Tenn.) 10, Sterling (Kan.) 3