Dickinson State Football Jumps Two Spots to #12 in the Latest 2016 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

Dickinson State Football Jumps Two Spots to #12 in the Latest 2016 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –The Dickinson State University Football team has jumped to #12 in the sixth regular-season edition of the NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Monday. The seventh installment is scheduled to release on Oct. 24.

The Blue Hawks are currently 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the North Star Athletic Association. Dickinson State is on a six game winning streak after their latest win on Saturday over the University of Jamestown.

In the six games, DSU has outscored their opponents 259 to 102. The Blue Hawks finish their 2016 regular season home games this Saturday when they host the Dakota State University Trojans before hitting the road to Black Hills State, Mayville State and finish the regular season at the University of Jamestown in a non-conference game.

Poll Methodology
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences.
• 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."
• For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here.

2016 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll – No. 6 (October 17)

RANK

LAST TIME^

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2016 RECORD

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Marian (Ind.) (14)

7-0

314

2

2

Baker (Kan.)

7-0

302

3

3

Reinhardt (Ga.)

7-0

281

T4

4

Saint Francis (Ind.)

6-1

274

T4

5

Morningside (Iowa)

5-1

274

6

6

Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)

8-0

255

7

7

Grand View (Iowa)

6-1

240

8

9

Montana Tech

5-1

232

9

10

Doane (Neb.)

6-1

207

10

11

Georgetown (Ky.)

6-1

206

11

13

Missouri Valley

6-1

198

T12

T16

Eastern Oregon

4-2

169

T12

14

Dickinson State (N.D.)

6-1

169

14

15

Kansas Wesleyan

6-1

165

15

T16

Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)

5-2

137

16

18

Bethel (Tenn.)

7-0

136

17

8

Southern Oregon

4-3

135

18

12

Tabor (Kan.)

4-2

111

19

20

Benedictine (Kan.)

5-2

99

20

13

Southeastern (Fla.)

4-1

81

21

25

Montana Western

4-3

66

22

21

Midland (Neb.)

6-2

47

23

19

Dakota State (S.D.)

5-2

39

24

RV

Robert Morris (Ill.)

4-2

36

25

RV

Sterling (Kan.)

4-2

25


Dropped from Top 25: Peru State (Neb.) (No. 22); Concordia (Neb.) (No. 24) 

Others Receiving Votes: Arizona Christian 24; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 4; Peru State (Neb.) 3.