KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Union College remains the No. 10 team in the NAIA, according to the
second regular-season NAIA Football Top 25
Coaches' Poll, the NAIA announced Monday.
The Bulldogs (2-1 overall, 1-0 Mid-South Conference East) picked up six more total points this week for a grand total 287. However, Union trails No. 9 Lambuth (Tenn.) University by 10 points.
eight teams all held their spots in the NAIA Top
25. The University of Sioux
Falls (S.D.) was voted as the No. 1 program for the fifth straight poll earning
444 total points and 18 of the 19 first-place votes. The Sioux Falls defense has been getting the job
done ranking first in the country in total defense (162.3 ypg) and rushing
defense (31.0 ypg). The Cougars are 3-0 after a 42-19 defeat of then-No. 19
last Saturday. Looking to extend its nation-best 17 game winning streak, Sioux Falls travels to Concordia (Neb.) on Sept. 26.
start of the 2008 season (in 17 games), Sioux
Falls has surrendered just 12 touchdowns (10 passing,
2 rushing) and the defense has not surrendered a 100-yard rusher during the
streak of 17 games. In fact, no rusher has tipped 50 yards. Just four opponents
have reached 10 or more points during this stretch and Sioux Falls has held two opponents to
negative yardage in total offense.
fifth straight time, Carroll (Mont.)
is voted as the No. 2 team in the land after posting 427 total points and one
first-place vote. Tied for the most wins in the country (4), Carroll has been
listed in the poll for the last 108 times, which is the second longest active
streak. Standing 116-13 since 2000, the Fighting Saints take on Montana Western
earned 406 total points and has held at the third spot for the last five polls.
Recently, Lindenwood took down then-No. 13 Missouri Valley, 45-37 on Saturday. The
offense ranks No. 1 in the nation averaging 58.0 points per game.
points this week, No. 4 St. Francis (Ind.)
flexed its muscle with a 30-10 road win at then-No. 9 St. Ambrose (Iowa). St. Francis puts
a 53-game home winning streak on the line this Saturday when Marian (Ind.) visits Fort
With a 3-0
record, No. 5 Morningside (Iowa)
notched 376 total points in the poll. The Mustangs scored a 72-0 victory over
last weekend and has now won 13 of their last 15 games.
next three teams to follow Morningside all held their spots from last week, No.
6 Cumberlands (Ky.), No. 7 MidAmerica Nazarene
(Kan.) and No. 8 Langston (Okla.).
Union will travel to Georgetown (Ky.) College Thursday for a MSC East showdown. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Georgetown received 17 total points to come in 28th.