American Football Coaches Association Coaches Poll
Overview

Since 1950, the AFCA has conducted a weekly Top 20/Top 25 poll during the college football season. The AFCA, in partnership with USA Today and Amway, awards the AFCA Coaches’ Trophy to the No. 1-ranked team in the final Amway Coaches Poll each season. The head coach of the No. 1-ranked team receives the trophy at the American Football Coaches Awards show in early January.

Format

The Amway Coaches Poll is conducted weekly throughout the regular season using a panel of head coaches at FBS schools. The panel is chosen by random draw, conference by conference plus independents, from a pool of coaches who have indicated to the AFCA their willingness to participate. Each coach submits a Top 25 with a first-place vote worth 25 points, second place 24, and so on down to one point for 25th.

The Amway Board of Coaches is made up of 65 head coaches at Bowl Subdivision schools. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association. The board for the 2017 season:

Major Applewhite, Houston; David Bailiff, Rice; David Beaty, Kansas; Bret Bielema, Arkansas; Craig Bohl, Wyoming; John Bonamego, Central Michigan; Terry Bowden, Akron; Jeff Brohm, Purdue; Matt Campbell, Iowa State; Rod Carey, Northern Illinois; Mark Dantonio, Michigan State; Butch Davis, Florida International; Dave Doeren, North Carolina State; DJ Durkin, Maryland; Shawn Elliott, Georgia State; Larry Fedora, North Carolina; Luke Fickell, Cincinnati; Jimbo Fisher, Florida State; P.J. Fleck, Minnesota; James Franklin, Penn State; Willie Fritz, Tulane; Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech; Bryan Harsin, Boise State; Clay Helton, Southern California; Tom Herman, Texas; Doc Holliday, Marshall; Mark Hudspeth, Louisiana-Lafayette; Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech; Joey Jones, South Alabama; Mike Leach, Washington State; Lance Leipold, Buffalo; Tim Lester, Western Michigan; Seth Littrell, North Texas; Rocky Long, San Diego State; Mike MacIntyre, Colorado; Gus Malzahn, Auburn; Derek Mason, Vanderbilt; Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Jeff Monken, Army; Philip Montgomery, Tulsa; Scottie Montgomery, East Carolina; Jim Mora, UCLA; Dan Mullen, Mississippi State; Pat Narduzzi, Pittsburgh; Ken Niumatalolo, Navy; Barry Odom, Missouri; Gary Patterson, TCU; Mike Riley, Nebraska; Rich Rodriguez, Arizona; Nick Rolovich, Hawaii; Nick Saban, Alabama; Tony Sanchez, UNLV; Mike Sanford Jr., Western Kentucky; Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State; Bill Snyder, Kansas State; Frank Solich, Ohio; Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee; Mark Stoops, Kentucky; Tyson Summers, Georgia Southern; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Matt Wells, Utah State; Mark Whipple, Massachusetts; Kyle Whittingham, Utah; Bobby Wilder, Old Dominion; Everett Withers, Texas State.

1950
Oklahoma
Bud Wilkinson
1951
Tennessee
Robert Neyland
1952
Michigan State
Biggie Munn
1953
Maryland
Jim Tatum
1954
UCLA
Red Sanders
1955
Oklahoma
Bud Wilkinson
1956
Oklahoma
Bud Wilkinson
1957
Ohio State
Woody Hayes
1958
LSU
Paul Dietzel
1959
Syracuse
Ben Schwartzwalder
1960
Minnesota
Murray Warmath
1961
Alabama
Bear Bryant
1962
USC
John McKay
1963
Texas
Darrell Royal
1964
Alabama
Bear Bryant
1965
Michigan State
Duffy Daugherty
1966
Notre Dame
Ara Parseghian
1967
USC
John McKay
1968
Ohio State
Woody Hayes
1969
Texas
Darrell Royal
1970
Texas
Darrell Royal
1971
Nebraska
Bob Devaney
1972
USC
John McKay
1973
Alabama
Bear Bryant
1974
USC
John McKay
1975
Oklahoma
Barry Switzer
1976
Pittsburgh
Johnny Majors
1977
Notre Dame
Dan Devine
1978
USC
John Robinson
1979
Alabama
Bear Bryant
1980
Georgia
Vince Dooley
1981
Clemson
Danny Ford
1982
Penn State
Joe Paterno
1983
Miami (FL)
Howard Schnellenberger
1984
BYU
LaVell Edwards
1985
Oklahoma
Barry Switzer
1986
Penn State
Joe Paterno
1987
Miami (FL)
Jimmy Johnson
1988
Notre Dame
Lou Holtz
1989
Miami (FL)
Dennis Erickson
1990
Georgia Tech
Bobby Ross
1991
Washington
Don James
1992
Alabama
Gene Stallings
1993
Florida State
Bobby Bowden
1994
Nebraska
Tom Osborne
1995
Nebraska
Tom Osborne
1996
Florida
Steve Spurrier
1997
Nebraska
Tom Osborne
1998
Tennessee
Phil Fulmer
1999
Florida State
Bobby Bowden
2000
Oklahoma
Bob Stoops
2001
Miami (FL)
Larry Coker
2002
Ohio State
Jim Tressel
2003
LSU
Nick Saban
2004
USC
Pete Carroll
2005
Texas
Mack Brown
2006
Florida
Urban Meyer
2007
LSU
Les Miles
2008
Florida
Urban Meyer
2009
Alabama
Nick Saban
2010
Auburn
Gene Chizik
2011
Alabama
Nick Saban
2012
Alabama
Nick Saban
2013
Florida State
Jimbo Fisher
2014
Ohio State
Urban Meyer
2015
Alabama
Nick Saban
2016
Clemson
Dabo Swinney
2017
Alabama
Nick Saban
RankSchool (record)PointsLast Week's RankFirst-Place Votes
1LSU (12-0)1577143
2Ohio State (12-0)1548217
3Clemson (12-0)148234
4Georgia (11-1)139440
5Utah (11-1)132660
6Oklahoma (11-1)129470
7Florida (10-2)113580
8Baylor (11-1)1117100
9Alabama (10-2)106850
10Wisconsin (10-2)952140
11Penn State (10-2)946120
12Auburn (9-3)897160
13Oregon (10-2)878130
14Notre Dame (10-2)776150
15Minnesota (10-2)68890
16Memphis (11-1)630180
17Boise State (11-1)558190
18Michigan (9-3)542110
19Iowa (9-3)502200
20Appalachian State (11-1)331220
21Cincinnati (10-2)283170
22Virginia (9-3)192NR0
23Navy (9-2)188240
24Southern California (8-4)171250
25Air Force (10-2)129NR0

Dropped Out: No. 21 Oklahoma State (8-4); No. 23 Virginia Tech (8-4).

Others receiving votes: Southern Methodist (10-2) 65; Oklahoma State (8-4) 40; Kansas State (8-4) 24; UL Lafayette (10-2) 21; Indiana (8-4) 14; Hawaii (9-4) 7; Central Florida (9-3) 7; Arizona State (7-5) 6; Tennessee (7-5) 3; San Diego State (9-3) 3; Iowa State (7-5) 3; Virginia Tech (8-4) 2; Temple (8-4) 1.

Note: One ballot is missing. Jeff Monken of Army could not be reached before the voting deadline.

The Amway Board of Coaches is made up of 65 head coaches at Bowl Subdivision schools. All are members of the American Football Coaches Association.

Overview

In response to overwhelming support by NCAA FCS coaches, the American Football Coaches Association began publishing a FCS Top 25 Coaches’ Poll in 2018. Prior to 2018, the  NCAA FCS Coaches Poll was administered by the Southern Conference. The regional poll had been used to rank teams for consideration for the NCAA playoffs.

Format

The FCS  poll follows the same basic format as the Amway Coaches Poll. The FCS Board of Coaches will have 30 voters representing all FCS football playing conferences, as well as independent schools. The FCS Coaches’ Poll will be released on Mondays beginning with a preseason poll in August and will run through the final week of the regular season in November. A final poll will be released the Monday following the NCAA FCS championship game.

RankSchool (1st votes)Rec.Pts.Prev.Week 11Next Game
1North Dakota St. (26)11-06501D. South Dakota, 49-14Nov. 23 at No. 25t Southern Illinois
2James Madison10-16242D. Richmond, 48-6Nov. 23 at Rhode Island
3Montana9-25984D. No. 3 Weber St., 35-16Nov. 23 at No. 8 Montana St.
4Sacramento St.8-35626D. Idaho, 31-7Nov. 23 vs. UC Davis
5South Dakota St.8-35239D. No. 5 Northern Iowa, 38-7Nov. 23 at South Dakota
6Illinois St.8-35108D. Missouri St., 17-12Nov. 23 at Youngstown St.
7Weber St.8-34963Lost to No. 4 Montana, 35-16Nov. 23 vs. Idaho St.
8Montana St.8-344110D. UC Davis, 27-17Nov. 23 vs. No. 3 Montana
9Kennesaw St.9-238511D. Hampton, 50-7Nov. 23 vs. Gardner-Webb
10Northern Iowa7-43795Lost to No. 9 South Dakota St., 38-7Nov. 23 vs. Western Illinois
11Central Arkansas8-0337313D. Stephen F. Austin, 30-7Nov. 22 at UIW
12Monmouth (N.J.)9-234715D. Campbell, 47-10Nov. 23 vs. Hampton
13Florida A&M9-133614D. Howard, 39-7Nov. 23 vs. Bethune-Cookman
14Villanova8-332216D. LIU, 35-7Nov. 23 vs. Delaware
15Furman7-42777Lost to No. 20 Wofford, 24-7Nov. 23 vs. Point
16Southeast Missouri St.8-326517D. Eastern Illinois, 26-12Nov. 23 vs. Murray St.
17Wofford7-325920D. No. 7 Furman, 24-7Nov. 23 at The Citadel
18Central Connecticut St.10-123418D. Robert Morris (Pa.), 49-28Nov. 23 at Duquesne
19Austin Peay8-318322D. Murray St., 42-7Nov. 23 vs. Eastern Illinois
20Towson7-415121D. William & Mary, 31-10Nov. 23 vs. Elon
21Dartmouth8-114412Lost to Cornell, 20-17Nov. 23 at Brown
22Southeastern Louisiana7-312623D. Abilene Christian, 35-14Nov. 21 vs. No. 23 Nicholls
23Nicholls7-48024D. McNeese, 34-20Nov. 21 at No. 22 Southeastern Louisiana
24North Carolina A&T7-34825D. Bethune-Cookman, 47-17Nov. 23 vs. North Carolina Central
25t.Southern Illinois7-435NRD. Western Illinois, 45-21Nov. 23 vs. No. 1 North Dakota St.
25t.Yale8-135NRD. No. 19 Princeton, 51-14Nov. 23 vs. Howard

Dropped Out: Princeton (19)

Others Receiving Votes: Princeton, 26; North Dakota, 14; Albany, 12; San Diego, 11; UT Martin, 2; Eastern Washington, 1; South Carolina St., 1.

Overview

In response to overwhelming support by NCAA Division II coaches, the American Football Coaches Association began publishing a Division II Top 25 Coaches’ Poll in 2000. Prior to 2000, there was no coaches’ polls for NCAA Division II. The regional poll had been used to rank teams for consideration for the NCAA playoffs.

Format

The Division II poll follows the same basic format as the Amway Coaches Poll. The Division II Board of Coaches will have 30 voters representing all Division II conferences, as well as independent schools. The Division II Coaches’ Poll will be released on Mondays beginning with a preseason poll in August and will run through the final week of the regular season in November. A final poll will be released the Monday following the NCAA Division II championship game.

Forty-six schools spent at least one week ranked in the 2015 AFCA Division II Coaches Poll … Eight schools were ranked in the Top 25 all 13 weeks the poll was released in 2015 (Colorado State-Pueblo, Ferris State (Mich.), Minnesota State, North Alabama, Northwest Missouri State, Sioux Falls (S.D.), Texas A&M-Commerce and West Georgia) … Since the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll debuted in 2000, Grand Valley State has been ranked No. 1 for 88 weeks …

The other 13 schoolswhich have appeared No. 1 in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll are Northwest Missouri State (29 weeks), Valdosta State (25), Minnesota State (19), Pittsburg State (12), Delta State (11), Minnesota-Duluth (eight), Colorado State-Pueblo (seven), North Alabama (five), Saginaw Valley State (three), West Georgia (two), Abilene Christian (one), Central Washington (one) and North Dakota (one) … Northwest Missouri State owns the record for the most consecutive weeks ranked in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, which currently stands at 161 … Northwest Missouri State also holds the record for being ranked the most times in the AFCA Division II Coaches Poll at 203 weeks out of a possible 213 since 2000.

RankSchool (1st votes)Rec.Pts.Prev.Post-seasonHead Coach
1West Florida (31)13-277420D. No. 4 Minnesota St., 48-40, in national championshipPete Shinnick
2Minnesota St.14-17444Lost to No. 20 West Florida, 48-40, in national championshipTodd Hoffner
3Ferris St. (Mich.)12-17052Lost to No. 20 West Florida, 28-14, in semifinalsTony Annese
4Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)13-16356Lost to No. 20 West Florida, 43-38, in quarterfinalsDrew Cronic
5Valdosta St. (Ga.)10-16141Lost to No. 20 West Florida, 38-35, in second roundGary Goff
6Slippery Rock (Pa.)13-16058Lost to No. 4 Minnesota St., 58-15, in semifinalsShawn Lutz
7Northwest Missouri St.12-252810Lost to No. 2 Ferris St. (Mich.), 25-3, in quarterfinalsRich Wright
8Colorado School of Mines12-15017Lost to No. 21 Texas A&M-Commerce, 23-3, in second roundGregg Brandon
9Tarleton St. (Texas)11-14973Lost to No. 21 Texas A&M-Commerce, 23-16, in first roundTodd Whitten
10Notre Dame (Ohio)12-248813Lost to No. 8 Slippery Rock (Pa.), 65-59, in quarterfinalsMike Jacobs
11Texas A&M-Commerce10-344821Lost to No. 4 Minnesota St., 42-21, in quarterfinalsDavid Bailiff
12Colorado St.-Pueblo11-24349Lost to No. 4 Minnesota St., 35-7, in second roundJohn Wristen
13Central Missouri11-240915Lost to No. 2 Ferris St. (Mich.), 37-10, in second roundJim Svoboda
14Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)11-13355Lost to Lindenwood (Mo.), 41-38, in first roundTodd Knight
15Harding (Ark.)10-233212Lost to No. 10 Northwest Missouri St., 7-6, in first roundPaul Simmons
16Kutztown (Pa.)11-230717Lost to No. 13 Notre Dame (Ohio), 20-17, in second roundJim Clements
17Indianapolis (Ind.)9-223414Lost to No. 15 Central Missouri, 37-27, in first roundChris Keevers
18Bowie St. (Md.)11-121811Lost to No. 25 Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 17-9, in first roundDamon Wilson
19Wingate (N.C.)10-221616Lost to No. 19 West Florida, 38-17, in first roundJoe Reich
20Carson-Newman (Tenn.)9-320525Lost to No. 6 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), 49-21, in second roundMike Turner
21Indiana (Pa.)10-217118Lost to Shepherd (W.Va.), 31-27, in first roundPaul Tortorella
22Shepherd (W.Va.)10-3165NRLost to No. 8 Slippery Rock (Pa.), 51-30, in second roundErnie McCook
23Tiffin (Ohio)9-214519Lost to No. 17 Kutztown (Pa.), 33-31, in first roundCris Reisert
24West Chester (Pa.)9-38822Lost to No. 13 Notre Dame (Ohio), 31-24, in first roundBill Zwaan
25Lindenwood (Mo.)9-477NRLost to No. 10 Northwest Missouri St., 63-7, in second roundJed Stugart

Dropped Out: Truman St. (Mo.) (23), Henderson St. (Ark.) (24)

Others Receiving Votes: Truman St. (Mo.), 59; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 40; Henderson St. (Ark.), 37; Missouri Western St., 22; Augustana (S.D.), 20; Wayne St. (Mich.), 5; Virginia Union, 4; Dixie St. (Utah), 3; Grand Valley St. (Mich.), 3; Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 2; West Texas A&M, 2; Central Washington, 1; Ohio Dominican, 1; Virginia St., 1.

Overview

In response to overwhelming support by NCAA Division III coaches, the American Football Coaches Association began publishing a Division III Top 25 Coaches’ Poll in 1999.

Prior to 1999, there were no coaches’ polls for any NCAA divisions other than Football Bowl Subdivision. The NCAA had published a regional poll for Division III prior to 1999, but discontinued the poll because of changes in the selection process for the Division III playoffs that took effect in 1999.

The regional poll had been used to rank teams for consideration for the 16-team playoff tournament. But in 1999, the Division III playoffs expanded to 28 teams and the regional format was no longer used.

Format

The Division III poll follows the same basic format as the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. The Division III Board of Coaches will have 42 voters, representing all Division III conferences. The Division III Coaches’ Poll will be released on Mondays beginning in September and will run through the completion of the regular season in mid-November. A final poll will be released on the Monday following the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.

Forty-one schools spent at least one week ranked in the Division III Coaches Poll in 2015 … Sixteen schools were ranked in the Top 25 all 10 weeks the poll was released in 2015: Mount Union (Ohio), St. Thomas (Minn.), Linfield (Ore.), Wisconsin-Whitewater, Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas), Wesley (Del.), Wabash (Ind.), Wheaton (Ill.), Johns Hopkins (Md.), St. John’s (Minn.), Thomas More (Ky.), Hardin-Simmons (Texas), Wartburg (Iowa), Wisconsin-Platteville, John Carroll (Ohio) … Mount Union has appeared in every Top 25 since the AFCA first released the poll in 1999 …

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference had five schools ranked in the Top 25 poll at least once in 2015 (St. Thomas, Concordia-Moorhead, Bethel, St. John’s and Gustavus Adolphus) … The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC), New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC), the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) and the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) all had three schools ranked in the Top 25 this season: (Wisconsin-Whitewater, -Platteville and -Oshkosh for the WIAC; Mount Union, John Carroll and Ohio Northern for the OAC; Wesley, Rowan (N.J.) and Salisbury (Md.) for the NJAC; Wheaton, North Central (Ill.) and Illinois Wesleyan for the CCIW; and Wabash, Wittenberg (Ohio) and DePauw (Ind.) for the NCAC) … Washington & Lee (Va.) began the season unranked but was No. 16 in the final poll, which represented the largest jump by a team that wasn’t ranked in the season-opening poll.

RankSchool (1st votes)Rec.Pts.Prev.Post-seasonHead Coach
1North Central (Ill.) (53)14-113255D. No. 10 Wisconsin-Whitewater, 41-14, in national championshipJeff Thorne
2Wisconsin-Whitewater13-2126810Lost to No. 5 North Central (Ill.), 41-14, in national championshipKevin Bullis
3St. John’s (Minn.)12-211658Lost to No. 10 Wisconsin-Whitewater, 35-32, in semifinalsGary Fasching
4Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.)12-110791Lost to No. 10 Wisconsin-Whitewater, 26-7, in quarterfinalsPete Fredenburg
5Muhlenberg (Pa.)13-110594Lost to No. 5 North Central (Ill.), 45-14, in semifinalsNate Milne
6Wheaton (Ill.)12-110483Lost to No. 8 St. John’s (Minn.), 34-33, in quarterfinalsMike Swider
7Mount Union (Ohio)11-110352Lost to No. 5 North Central (Ill.), 59-52, in second roundVince Kehres
8Delaware Valley (Pa.)11-29109Lost to No. 5 North Central (Ill.), 31-14, in quarterfinalsDuke Greco
9Salisbury (Md.)11-19006Lost to No. 4 Muhlenberg (Pa.), 24-8, in quarterfinalsSherman Wood
10John Carroll (Ohio)9-17397DNQ PlayoffsRick Finotti
11Chapman (Calif.)10-168013Lost to No. 8 St. John’s (Minn.), 55-26, in second roundBob Owens
12Wesley (Del.)10-265311Lost to No. 9 Delaware Valley (Pa.), 45-10, in second roundChip Knapp
13Wartburg (Iowa)10-262217Lost to No. 10 Wisconsin-Whitewater, 41-28, in second roundRick Willis
14Hardin-Simmons (Tex.)8-259112DNQ PlayoffsJesse Burleson
15Union (N.Y.)11-158314Lost to No. 6 Salisbury (Md.), 62-41, in second roundJeff Behrman
16Linfield (Ore.)8-246715Lost to No. 13 Chapman (Calif.), 68-65 3OT, in first roundJoseph Smith
17Central (Iowa)10-244923Lost to No. 3 Wheaton (Ill.), 49-13, in second roundJeff McMartin
18Susquehanna (Pa.)10-142116D. Wilkes (Pa.), 88-24, in Centennial-MAC Bowl SeriesTom Perkovich
19St. Thomas (Minn.)8-239118DNQ PlayoffsGlenn Caruso
20Bridgewater (Va.)10-130420Lost to No. 9 Delaware Valley (Pa.), 30-22, in first roundMichael Clark
21Wisconsin-Oshkosh8-329121Lost to No. 23 Central (Iowa), 38-37 OT, in first roundPat Cerroni
22Redlands (Calif.)9-224922Lost to No. 1 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.), 43-14, in first roundMike Maynard
23Berry (Ga.)9-222719Lost to Huntingdon (Ala.), 27-24, in first roundTony Kunczewski
24Bethel (Minn.)8-217824DNQ PlayoffsSteve Johnson
25Brockport (N.Y.)9-3114NRLost to No. 4 Muhlenberg (Pa.), 42-0, in second roundJason Mangone

Dropped Out: Case Western Reserve (Ohio) (25)

Others Receiving Votes: Case Western Reserve (Ohio), 100; Aurora (Ill.), 83; Huntingdon (Ala.), 74; Wisconsin-La Crosse, 39; Texas Lutheran, 28; Hope (Mich.), 26; Wisconsin-Platteville, 26; Ithaca (N.Y.), 15; Middlebury (Vt.), 15; Western New England (Mass.), 12; Trinity (Tex.), 11; Cortland (N.Y.), 8; Hanover (Ind.), 8; Martin Luther (Minn.), 7; Hobart (N.Y.), 5; Randolph-Macon (Va.), 4; Framingham St. (Mass.), 3; Monmouth (Ill.), 3; Wabash (Ind.), 3; Wesleyan (Conn.), 3; Whitworth (Wash.), 3; WPI (Mass.), 1.

The AFCA begins distribution of the AFCA NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll for the first time in 2019. Prior to this season, the NAIA national office was in charge of the distribution of its Top 25 poll.

The NAIA office still administers the poll, which consists of 16 coaches representing every football playing conference in the NAIA. Each conference is given one rater for every four schools in the league. The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 25 points for each first-place vote, 24 for second-place and so on through the list. The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on. Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes. The NAIA Coaches’ Poll will be released on Mondays at 3 pm beginning with a preseason poll in August and will run through the final week of the regular season in November. A final poll will be released the Monday following the NAIA championship game.

RankSchool (1st votes)Rec.Pts.Prev.Last WeekNext Game 
1Morningside (Iowa) (17)10-03921D. No. 5 Northwestern (Iowa), 37-27Nov. 23 vs. No. 17 Dickinson St. (N.D.)
2Marian (Ind.)9-03712D. No. 18t Siena Heights (Mich.), 21-7Nov. 23 vs. No. 13 Reinhardt (Ga.)
3Kansas Wesleyan11-03563D. No. 25 Bethel (Kan.), 61-31Nov. 23 vs. No. 15 Baker (Kan.)
4Grand View (Iowa)11-03534D. Clarke (Iowa), 60-6Nov. 23 vs. No. 12 Concordia (Mich.)
5College of Idaho10-03336D. Montana St.-Northern, 44-20Nov. 23 vs. No. 16 Ottawa (Ariz.)
6Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)10-03207D. No. 8 Cumberlands (Ky.), 24-21Nov. 23 vs. No. 11 Saint Francis (Ind.)
7Keiser (Fla.)9-02929D. Ave Maria (Fla.), 34-10Nov. 23 vs. No. 10 Cumberlands (Ky.)
8Northwestern (Iowa)9-12895Lost to No. 1 Morningside (Iowa), 37-27Nov. 23 vs. No. 9 Saint Xavier (Ill.)
9Saint Xavier (Ill.)8-227210D. Saint Francis (Ill.), 29-27Nov. 23 at No. 8 Northwestern (Iowa)
10Cumberlands (Ky.) 9-12508Lost to No. 7 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), 24-21Nov. 23 at No. 7 Keiser (Fla.)
11Saint Francis (Ind.)7-224311IdleNov. 23 at No. 6 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
12Concordia (Mich.)8-222112D. Indiana Wesleyan, 28-17Nov. 23 at No. 4 Grand View (Iowa)
13Reinhardt (Ga.)9-220913D. Union (Ky.), 63-0Nov. 23 at No. 2 Marian (Ind.)
14Southeastern (Fla.)8-119614IdleSeason Complete
15Baker (Kan.)9-219215D. No. 17 Evangel (Mo.), 28-21Nov. 23 at No. 3 Kansas Wesleyan
16Ottawa (Ariz.)9-117416D. Southwestern Assemblies (Tex.), 33-14Nov. 23 at No. 5 College of Idaho
17Dickinson St. (N.D.)8-215118tIdleNov. 23 at No. 1 Morningside (Iowa)
18Benedictine (Kan.)8-312420D. Missouri Valley, 52-28Season Complete
19Langston (Okla.)8-212321D. Wayland Baptist (Texas), 35-20Season Complete
20Siena Heights (Mich.)7-310218tLost to No. 2 Marian (Ind.), 21-7Season Complete
21Evangel (Mo.)8-310117Lost to No. 15 Baker (Kan.), 28-21Season Complete
22Montana-Western7-376NRD. Southern Oregon, 69-29Season Complete
23Waldorf (Iowa)7-346NRIdleSeason Complete
24Bethel (Kan.)8-33025Lost to No. 3 Kansas Wesleyan, 61-31Season Complete
25Carroll (Mont.)6-42322Lost to Eastern Oregon, 28-26Season Complete

Dropped Out: Montana Tech (23), Dordt (Iowa) (24)

Others Receiving Votes: Midland (Neb.), 16; MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), 13; Indiana Wesleyan, 8; Montana Tech, 5.

* The next poll will be released following the conclusion of the 2019 NAIA football playoffs.

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