The Knights are the highest-ranked Mid-States Football Association Mideast League program in the CFA preseason Top 30. The Cardinals are one spot ahead of Concordia-Ann Arbor, which is No. 6 in the preseason Top 30.
The Knights went 9-3 last season, with a 6-1 record in the MSFA Mideast. The Knights made the playoffs and beat Southwestern (KS) in the first round before losing to Northwestern (IA), 25-20, in the quarterfinals. The Knights have previously won two national championships.
The Knights will open the season on Sept. 3 with a MSFA Mideast opener against Madonna at home. One of the most anticipated matchups of the season will be on Oct. 22, when Marian travels to Concordia-Ann Arbor.
The NAIA section of the 2022 College Football America Yearbook features 16 pages of content including:
- National NAIA preview and Preseason Top 30;
- NAIA preseason Starting Lineup;
- Update on each NAIA conference;
- Capsules for every NAIA team, including 2021 results and 2022 schedules;
- More than a half-dozen color action, coach and stadium photos.
The 2022 College Football America 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 Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.