NAIA Football Top 25: Northwestern (IA) Remains No. 2

Northwestern Red Raiders

The Northwestern (IA) Red Raiders remained No. 2 in the most recent NAIA Football FirstDown Playbook Top 25, released on Oct. 25. In fact, the Top 4 spots in the poll remained the same.

Northwestern, which reached the national title game last season, are 8-0 for this season. The Red Raiders are behind Lindsey Wilson, which is the defending national champion and has been No.1 in the poll all season.  

The rest of the Top 10 included No. 3 Morningside, No. 4 Grand View, No. 5 Baker, No. 6 Kansas Wesleyan, No. 7 Indiana Wesleyan, No. 8 Reinhardt, No. 9 Marian and No. 10 Concordia (MI).

After the Top 10, the poll was No. 11 Bethel (KS), No. 12 Keiser, No. 13 Rocky Mountain, No. 14 Langston, No. 15 Southwestern (KS), No. 16 Ottawa (AZ), No. 17 Olivet Nazarene, No. 18 Saint Xavier, No. 19 Faulkner, No. 20 Dordt, No. 21 Georgetown (KY), No. 22 Bethel (TN), No. 23 St. Thomas (FL), No. 24 Dickinson State and No. 25 College of Idaho.

Montana Western and Valley City State fell out of the Top 25.

Also receiving votes were Arizona Christian 13, Montana Western 9, Culver-Stockton (Mo.) 5.

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.

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