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)PointsPrevious 
rankingFirst-place 
votes
1Clemson (15-0)1619159
2Alabama (14-1)156626
3Georgia (11-3)144780
4Oklahoma (12-2)141540
5Ohio State (13-1)136830
6LSU (10-3)121870
7Michigan (10-3)1155140
8Florida (10-3)110360
9Notre Dame (12-1)110050
10Texas (10-4)103890
11Texas A&M (9-4)893160
12Washington (10-4)834130
13Oregon (9-4)787Not ranked0
14Penn State (9-4)699170
15Utah (9-5)642Not ranked0
16Auburn (8-5)606Not ranked0
17Central Florida (12-1)436120
17Wisconsin (8-5)436Not ranked0
19Iowa (9-4)343Not ranked0
20Michigan State (7-6)313Not ranked0
21Washington State (11-2)274100
22Syracuse (10-3)227150
23Stanford (9-4)200Not ranked0
24Iowa State (8-5)169Not ranked0
25Northwestern (9-5)161190

Dropped Out: No. 11 Kentucky, No. 18 Fresno State, No. 20 Army, No. 21 Utah State, No. 22 West Virginia, No. 23 Cincinnati, No. 24 Boise State, No. 25 Mississippi State.

Others Receiving Votes:  Nebraska 152; Boise State 118; Mississippi State 111; Miami (Fla.) 94; Army 91; Kentucky 79; Virginia Tech 64; TCU 63; Southern California 47; Utah State 32; Fresno State 32; Virginia 30; Cincinnati 25; West Virginia 24; Memphis 24; Oklahoma State 20; South Carolina 15; North Carolina State 12; Duke 10; Boston College 5; Appalachian State 4; Baylor 4; Florida State 4; Houston 3; North Texas 3; UCLA 2; Temple 2; Arizona State 2; Minnesota 1; Mississippi 1; Tennessee 1; Troy 1.

*Preseason Poll

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)2018 Rec.Pts.2018 RankSeason OpenerHead Coach
1North Dakota St. (23)15-06441Aug. 31 vs. ButlerMatt Entz
2James Madison (1)9-459710Aug. 31 at West VirginiaCurt Cignetti
3Eastern Washington (2)12-35882Aug. 31 at WashingtonAaron Best
4South Dakota St.10-35793Aug. 29 at MinnesotaJohn Stiegelmeier
5UC Davis10-35378Aug. 31 at CaliforniaDan Hawkins
6Jacksonville St.9-450013Aug. 29 at Southeastern LouisianaJohn Grass
7Maine10-44735Aug. 30 vs. Sacred HeartNick Charlton
8Wofford9-443712Aug. 31 at South Carolina St.Josh Conklin
9Weber St.10-34326Aug. 31 at San Diego St.Jay Hill
10Kennesaw St.11-24044Aug. 31 vs. PointBrian Bohannon
11Nicholls9-438514Aug. 31 at Kansas St.Tim Rebowe
12Towson7-534922Aug. 31 at The CitadelRob Ambrose
13Illinois St. 6-5290NRAug. 31 at Northern IllinoisBrock Spack
14Colgate10-22727Aug. 24 vs. VillanovaDan Hunt
15Montana St.8-527117Aug. 31 at Texas TechJeff Choate
16Indiana St.7-419225Aug. 31 at KansasCurt Mallory
17Furman6-4183NRAug. 31 vs. Charleston SouthernClay Hendrix
18Southeast Missouri St.9-417816Aug. 29 vs. Southern IllinoisTom Matukewicz
19North Carolina A&T10-215811Aug. 31 vs. No. 21 ElonSam Washington
20Northern Iowa7-6157NRAug. 31 at Iowa St.Mark Farley
21Elon6-515519Aug. 31 at No. 19 North Carolina A&TTony Trisciani
22Sam Houston St.6-5117NRAug. 31 at New MexicoK.C. Keeler
23Delaware 7-58723Aug. 29 vs. Delaware St.Danny Rocco
24Princeton10-0859Sept. 21 vs. ButlerBob Surace
25Central Arkansas6-566NRAug. 29 at Western KentuckyNathan Brown

*– Ranking in final AFCA FCS Coaches Poll of 2018

Others Receiving Votes: Montana, 52; Yale, 41; Incarnate Word, 31; East Tennessee St., 23; Tennessee-Chattanooga, 23; Northern Arizona, 20; Idaho, 18; North Dakota, 17; Alcorn St., 16; Monmouth (N.J.), 13; Eastern Kentucky, 12; Dartmouth, 11; South Dakota, 9; Duquesne, 7; Stony Brook, 7; McNeese, 4; San Diego, 3; New Hampshire, 2; Southern, 2; The Citadel, 2; Lamar, 1.

*Preseason Poll

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)2018 Rec.Pts.2018 RankSeason OpenerHead Coach
1Valdosta St. (Ga.) (29)14-07921Sept. 7 at Albany St. (Ga.)Gary Goff
2Ferris St. (Mich.) (3)15-17682Sept. 5 vs. Findlay (Ohio)Tony Annese
3Minnesota St.13-16863Sept. 7 at Southwest Minnesota St.Todd Hoffner
4Notre Dame (Ohio)13-16234Sept. 7 vs. Concord (W.Va.)Mike Jacobs
5Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)12-15856Sept. 5 vs. No. 18 Harding (Ark.)Todd Knight
6Northwest Missouri St.10-358010Sept. 5 at Missouri Western St.Rich Wright
7Tarleton St. (Texas)12-15495Sept. 7 at Stephen F. Austin (Texas)Todd Whitten
8Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)12-25248Sept. 7 vs. St. Augustine’s (N.C.)Drew Cronic
9Colorado St.-Pueblo11-24637Sept. 7 at Dixie St. (Utah)John Wristen
10Slippery Rock (Pa.)11-344612Sept. 5 at Wayne St. (Mich.)Shawn Lutz
11Fort Hays St. (Kan.)9-341922Sept. 5 at Central MissouriChris Brown
12Grand Valley St. (Mich.)10-241814Sept. 7 vs. Edinboro (Pa.)Matt Mitchell
13Texas A&M-Commerce10-33859Sept. 7 vs. Seleccion Nuevo Leon (Mexico)David Bailiff
14Minnesota-Duluth11-134213Sept. 5 vs. Minot St. (N.D.)Curt Wiese
15West Georgia10-233016Sept. 7 at Catawba (N.C.)David Dean
16Indianapolis (Ind.)10-231911Sept. 5 at No. 23 Ashland (Ohio)Chris Keevers
17Colorado School of Mines10-228818Sept. 7 at Adams St. (Colo.)Gregg Brandon
18Harding (Ark.)9-322320Sept. 5 at No. 5 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)Paul Simmons
19Hillsdale (Mich.)10-322015Sept. 7 vs. Michigan TechKeith Otterbein
20Midwestern St. (Texas)8-221425Sept. 7 at Northwestern St. (La.)Bill Maskill
21Wingate (N.C.)9-417524Sept. 5 at Johnson C. Smith (N.C.)Joe Reich
22West Chester (Pa.)10-113417Sept. 7 vs. Bentley (Mass.)Bill Zwaan
23Ashland (Ohio)6-4129NRSept. 5 vs. No. 16 Indianapolis (Ind.)Lee Owens
24West Alabama8-4116NRSept. 7 vs. Limestone (S.C.)Brett Gilliland
25Fairmont St. (W.Va.)9-278NRSept. 5 at Charleston (W.Va.)Jason Woodman

Others Receiving Votes: Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 71; Indiana (Pa.), 68; Bowie St. (Md.), 66; New Haven (Conn.), 65; Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 65; West Florida, 42; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 25; Virginia Union, 21; California (Pa.), 19; Fayetteville St. (N.C.), 19; Central Missouri, 15; Albany St. (Ga.), 14; Southern Arkansas, 14; Augustana (S.D.), 12; Emporia St. (Kan.), 11; Florida Tech, 10; Central Oklahoma, 9; Chadron St. (Neb.), 8; Central Washington, 7; Ohio Dominican, 7; Winona St. (Minn.), 6; Assumption (Mass.), 5; Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 5; Angelo St. (Texas), 2; Kutztown (Pa.), 2; Shepherd (W.Va.), 2; Colorado Mesa, 1; Findlay (Ohio), 1; Lindenwood (Mo.), 1; Missouri S&T, 1.

*Preseason Poll

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-season ResultsHead Coach
1.Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.) (50)15-012502D. No. 1 Mount Union (Ohio), 24-16, in Stagg BowlPete Fredenburg
2.Mount Union (Ohio)14-111971Lost to No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.), 24-16, in Stagg BowlVince Kehres
3.Wisconsin-Whitewater13-111184Lost to No 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.), 31-14, in semifinalsKevin Bullis
4.St. John’s (Minn.)12-110905Lost to No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.), 21-18, in quarterfinalsGary Fasching
5.Johns Hopkins (Md.)12-2106513Lost to No. 1 Mount Union (Ohio), 28-20, in semifinalsJim Margraff
6.Bethel (Minn.)11-290915Lost to No. 4 Wisconsin-Whitewater, 26-12, in quarterfinalsSteve Johnson
7.Hardin-Simmons (Tex.)9-28157Lost to No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.), 27-6, in first roundJesse Burleson
8.Frostburg St. (Md.)10-17886Lost to No. 13 Johns Hopkins (Md.), 58-27, in second roundDeLane Fitzgerald
9.North Central (Ill.)10-27849Lost to No. 15 Bethel (Minn.), 27-24, in second roundJeff Thorne
10.Muhlenberg (Pa.)11-276022Lost to No. 1 Mount Union (Ohio), 38-10, in quarterfinalsNate Milne
11.Brockport (N.Y.)11-17553Lost to No. 23 Rensselaer (N.Y.), 21-13, in second roundJason Mangone
12.Rensselaer (N.Y.)10-270023Lost to No. 13 Johns Hopkins (Md.), 37-14, in quarterfinalsRalph Isernia
13.Whitworth (Wash.)10-169211tLost to No. 5 St. John’s (Minn.), 45-24, in second roundRod Sandberg
14.John Carroll (Ohio)9-24288Lost to Randolph-Macon (Va.), 23-20, in first roundRick Finotti
15.Centre (Ky.)10-2427NRLost to No. 1 Mount Union (Ohio), 51-35, in second roundAndy Frye
16t.Berry (Ga.)10-242518Lost to No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.), 75-9, in second roundTony Kunczewski
16t.Delaware Valley (Pa.)9-242511tLost to No. 22 Muhlenberg (Pa.), 20-13, in first roundDuke Greco
18.St. Thomas (Minn.)8-233219DNQ PlayoffsGlenn Caruso
19.Trine (Ind.)10-131910Lost to St. Norbert (Wis.), 31-7, in first roundTroy Abbs
20.Wittenberg (Ohio)9-125116DNQ PlayoffsJoe Fincham
21.St. Norbert (Wis.)10-2247NRLost to No. 4 Wisconsin-Whitewater, 54-21, in second roundDan McCarty
22.Washington & Jefferson (Pa.)9-223314Lost to Centre (Ky.), 54-13, in first roundMike Sirianni
23.Wabash (Ind.)9-123117DNQ PlayoffsDon Morel
24.Randolph-Macon (Va.)9-3225NRLost to No. 22 Muhlenberg (Pa.), 35-6, in second roundPedro Arruza
25.Illinois Wesleyan8-221021DNQ PlayoffsNorm Eash

Dropped Out: Linfield (Ore.) (20), Wheaton (Ill.) (24), Baldwin Wallace (Ohio) (25)

Others Receiving Votes: Linfield (Ore.), 173; Wheaton (Ill.), 97; Wartburg (Iowa), 64; Baldwin Wallace (Ohio), 40; Wisconsin-La Crosse, 39; Framingham St. (Mass.), 27; Denison (Ohio), 21; Washington (Mo.), 17; Salisbury (Md.), 14; Case Western Reserve (Ohio), 12; Trinity (Conn.), 12; Wesley (Del.), 9; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.), 8; Hanover (Ind.), 6; MIT (Mass.), 6; Southwestern (Tex.), 5; Western New England (Mass.), 5; Amherst (Mass.), 4; Monmouth (Ill.), 4; Eureka (Ill.), 3; Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 3; Franklin & Marshall (Pa.), 2; Ithaca (N.Y.), 1; Mount St. Joseph (Ohio), 1; Trinity (Tex.), 1.

*Final Poll

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)2018 Rec.Pts.2018 RankSeason OpenerHead Coach 
1.Morningside (Iowa) (16)15-03661Aug. 31 vs. St. Francis (Ill.)Steve Ryan
2.Benedictine (Kan.)13-23522Aug. 31 at Graceland (Iowa)Larry Wilcox
3.Saint Francis (Ind.)10-33383Sept. 7 at St. Francis (Ill.)Kevin Donley
4.Kansas Wesleyan13-13074Aug. 31 vs. Texas WesleyanMyers Hendrickson
5.Saint Xavier (Ill.)9-43007Sept. 7 at Lawrence Tech (Mich.)Mike Feminis
6.Concordia (Mich.)10-32806Sept. 7 at Kentucky WesleyanJoshua Schumacher
7.Marian (Ind.)10-12789Sept. 14 vs. Saint Ambrose (Iowa)Mark Henninger
8.Baker (Kan.)9-32685Aug. 31 at Culver-Stockton (Mo.)Jason Thoren
9.Dickinson St. (N.D.)9-32308Aug. 29 vs. No. 23 Rocky Mountain (Mont.)Pete Stanton
10.Reinhardt (Ga.)9-222411Aug. 24 vs. Webber International (Fla.)James Miller
11.Northwestern (Iowa)9-221412tSept. 7 vs. Valley City St. (N.D.)Matt McCarty
12.Grand View (Iowa)8-318515Aug. 29 vs. MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)Joe Woodley
13.Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)7-318218Aug. 29 vs. Campbellsville (Ky.)Chris Oliver
14.Langston (Okla.)9-217114Sept. 7 vs. McPherson (Kan.)Quinton Morgan
15.College of Idaho6-516422Aug. 31 vs. Eastern OregonMike Moroski
16.Bethel (Tenn.)10-116110Aug. 29 at Lamar (Texas)Michael Jasper
17.Cumberlands (Ky.)10-215712tSept. 7 at Ave Maria (Fla.)Matt Rhymer
18.Evangel (Mo.)9-213617Aug. 31 at William Penn (Iowa)Chuck Hepola
19.Southeastern (Fla.)7-38821Sept. 7 vs. Campbellsville (Ky.)Keith Barefield
20.Southern Oregon6-482NRAug. 31 at Sacramento St. (Calif.)Charlie Hall
21.Georgetown (Ky.)7-37819Sept. 7 at Kentucky ChristianBill Cronin
22.Ottawa (Kan.)8-27020Sept. 7 at Southwestern (Kan.)Kent Kessinger
23.Rocky Mountain (Mont.)8-46616Aug. 29 at No. 9 Dickinson St. (N.D.)Chris Stutzriem
24.Dordt (Iowa)7-33223Aug. 29 vs. Keiser (Fla.)Joel Penner
25.Montana Western 6-427NRSept. 7 vs. Carroll (Mont.)Ryan Nourse

*– Ranking in final NAIA Poll of 2018

Others Receiving Votes: Siena Heights (Mich.), 25; Cumberland (Tenn.), 22; William Penn (Iowa), 20; Eastern Oregon, 18; Montana Tech, 9; Ottawa (Ariz.), 9; Arizona Christian, 6; Ave Maria (Fla.), 5; Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), 5; Avila (Mo.), 1; Campbellsville (Ky.), 1; Tabor (Kan.), 1; Valley City St. (N.D.), 1.

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