Five Kansas teams recognized in final NAIA football poll

The final NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll has been released and four Kansas teams found a spot in the top 25 with another receiving votes.

National runner-up Baker finished the year at No. 2 in the rankings. Sterling and Tabor found back-to-back spots at Nos. 12 and 13, while Benedictine came in at No. 23.

St. Mary also received votes in the last 2016 poll.

Complete poll here:

Rank Previous School (First-place votes) 2016 Record Total points
1 4 Saint Francis (13) 13-1 288
2 2 Baker 14-1 277
3 3 Reinhardt (Ga.) 13-1 262
4 9 Eastern Oregon 10-3 255
5 1 Marian (Ind.) 11-1 244
6 5 Morningside (Iowa) 10-2 236
7 6 Montana Tech 10-2 223
8 8 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 11-2 212
9 10 Grand View (Iowa) 9-3 194
10 7 Doane (Neb.) 9-2 193
11 11 Missouri Valley 9-3 175
12 12 Tabor 8-3 161
13 13 Sterling 8-3 155
14 14 Dickinson State (N.D.) 9-3 150
15 15 Robert Morris (Ill.) 7-4 128
16 16 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 8-3 116
17 17 Kansas Wesleyan 9-2 108
18 20 Southeastern (Fla.) 6-3 100
19 18 Concordia (Neb.) 7-3 93
20 19 Montana Western 7-4 88
21 21 Langston (Okla.) 7-2 58
22 22 Arizona Christian 7-3 52
23 23 Benedictine 7-4 40
24 23 William Penn (Iowa) 7-4 31
25 25 Georgetown (Ky.) 7-4 26

Dropped from Top 25: None
Others Receiving Votes: Saint Mary (Kan.) 11; Warner (Fla.) 7

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