KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Morningside (Iowa) stayed atop the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 for the entire duration of the season from preseason poll to the final poll. The No. 1 Mustangs defeated then-No. 5 Northwestern 37-27 to earn the Great Plains Athletic Conference Division title Saturday.

Morningside finished the regular season with a perfect record of 10-0 and earned an automatic bid to the 2019 NAIA National Championship.

Northwestern fell to #8 after fall to Morningside. Dordt dropped out of the rankings and Midland received votes in the final poll.

2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Final (Nov. 17)

RANK LAST WEEK
SCHOOL [1ST PLACE VOTES] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Morningside (Iowa) 10-0 392
2 2 Marian (Ind.) 9-0 371
3 3 Kansas Wesleyan 11-0 356
4 4 Grand View (Iowa) 11-0 353
5 6 College of Idaho 9-0 333
6 7 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 10-0 320
7 9 Keiser (Fla.) 9-0 292
8 5 Northwestern (Iowa) 9-1 289
9 10 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 8-2 272
10 8 Cumberlands (Ky.) 9-1 250
11 11 Saint Francis (Ind.) 7-2 243
12 12 Concordia (Mich.) 8-2 221
13 13 Reinhardt (Ga.) 9-2 209
14 14 Southeastern (Fla.) 8-1 196
15 15 Baker (Kan.) 9-2 192
16 16 Ottawa (Ariz.) (AZ) 9-1 174
17 18 Dickinson State (N.D.) 8-2 151
18 20 Benedictine (Kan.) 8-3 124
19 21 Langston (Okla.) 8-2 123
20 18 Siena Heights (Mich.) 7-3 102
21 17 Evangel (Mo.) 8-3 101
22 NR Montana Western 7-3 76
23 NR Waldorf (Iowa) 7-3 46
24 25 Bethel (Kan.) 8-3 30
25 22 Carroll (Mont.) 6-3 23

Dropped Out: Dordt (Iowa) and Montana Tech

Recieving Votes: Midland (Neb.) 7, MidAmerica Nazarene 7, Indiana Wesleyan 6, Montana Tech 6

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