Northwestern (IA) is No. 1 in College Football America Yearbook’s 2021 NAIA Preseason Top 30

Northwestern (IA), which reached the NAIA National Championship Game for the first time last season, is No. 1 in the College Football America 2021 Yearbook NAIA preseason Top 30.

The Red Raiders, who lost to Lindsey Wilson in the championship game, expect back quarterback Tyson Kooima, who was the National Player of the Year for the 2020 season. He is a part of the CFA Yearbook’s NAIA Starting Lineup (the book’s version of a preseason All-America team).

Morningside, which lost to Northwestern (IA) in the national semifinals last season, is No. 2.

Lindsey Wilson, the defending national champion, is No. 3. The Blue Raiders won their first national title in the 2020 season. Grand View is No. 4 and Concordia (MI) is No. 5.

Rounding out the Top 10 are No. 6 Marian, No. 7 Keiser, No. 8 Baker, No. 9 Reinhardt and No. 10 Dickinson State.

The NAIA section of the College Football America 2021 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 2020 results and 2021 schedules;
  • Six color action, coach and stadium photos.

The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 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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2021 College Football America NAIA Preseason Top 30

1. Northwestern (IA)

2. Morningside

3. Lindsey Wilson

4. Grand View

5. Concordia (MI)

6. Marian

7. Keiser

8. Baker

9. Reinhardt

10. Dickinson State

11. Olivet Nazarene

12. Arizona Christian

13. Saint Francis (IN)

14. College of Idaho

15. Dordt

16. Carroll (MT)

17. Bethel (KS)

18. Georgetown (KY)

19. Avila

20. Benedictine (KS)

21. Roosevelt

22. Southwestern (KS)   

23. Eastern Oregon

24. Kansas Wesleyan

25. Ottawa (AZ)

26. Valley City State

27. Southeastern

28. Faulkner

29. St. Ambrose

30. Kentucky Christian

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