Morningside is No. 1 in College Football America Yearbook’s 2020 NAIA Preseason Top 30

Morningside Mustangs

Morningside, the two-time defending NAIA national champion, is No. 1 in the College Football America Yearbook 2020 NAIA preseason Top 30.

The Mustangs will be led by quarterback Joe Dolincheck and running back AP Ponder, both of who are part of the CFA Yearbook’s NAIA Starting Lineup (the book’s version of a preseason All-America team).

Grand View, which reached the national semifinals last year, is No. 2. Defensive back Dallis Flowers and placekicker Nathan Hamilton are on the CFA Yearbook preseason Starting Lineup.

Lindsey Wilson is No. 3, Marian is No. 4 and Cumberlands (KY) is No. 5. Marian lost to Morningside in last year’s national championship game.

Rounding out the Top 10 are No. 6 Northwestern (IA), No. 5 Saint Xavier, No. 8 College of Idaho, No. 9 Keiser and No. 10 Baker.

The NAIA section of the College Football America 2020 Yearbook features 16 pages of content including:

  • National NAIA preview;
  • NAIA preseason Starting Lineup;
  • Update on each NAIA conference;
  • Capsules for every NAIA team, including 2019 results and 2020 schedules;
  • Six color action, coach and stadium photos.

The College Football America 2020 Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.

The print edition is available online via and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.

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2020 College Football America NAIA Preseason Top 30

1. Morningside

2. Grand View

3. Lindsey Wilson

4. Marian

5. Cumberlands (KY)

6. Northwestern (IA)

7. Saint Xavier

8. College of Idaho

9. Keiser

10. Baker

11. Kansas Wesleyan

12. Saint Francis (IN)

13. Concordia (MI)

14. Reinhardt

15. Ottawa (AZ)

16. Siena Heights

17. Evangel

18. Benedictine (KS)

19. Southeastern

20. Dickinson State

21. Montana Western

22. Bethel (KS)

23. Carroll (MT)

24. Dordt

25. Avila

26. Langston

27. Valley City State

28. Lyon

29. Waldorf

30. Sterling

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