PERU, Neb. – After earning their fifth win of the season with a 17-14 victory over William Penn (Iowa), the Peru State Bobcat football team is back earning votes in the seventh installment of the 2017 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.
The Cougars of Saint Francis (Ind.) were the unanimous No. 1 once again in the 2017 NAIA Football Coaches Poll, the national office announced Monday. Saint Francis, which has been ranked No. 1 for 10-straight polls, garnered all 15 first-place votes and 340 total points.
Peru State is now 5-3 with their losses to #2 Baker (Kan.), #6 Grand View (Iowa), and Evangel (Mo.) who is now receiving votes. All three teams are members of the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart), as are the ‘Cats.
Future Heart opponent Benedictine (Kan.) is presently 12th.
2017 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 7 (October 23, 2017)
|RANK||LAST TIME^||SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)||2017 RECORD||TOTAL POINTS|
|1||1||Saint Francis (Ind.) (15)||8-0||340|
|5||5||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||7-0||286|
|6||6||Grand View (Iowa)||7-1||272|
|10||10||Saint Xavier (Ill.)||6-1||223|
|15||16||Dickinson State (N.D.)||6-1||157|
|25||NR||Dakota State (S.D.)||6-2||25|
Dropped from the Top 25: Kansas Wesleyan (No. 24)
Others Receiving Votes: Kansas Wesleyan 7; Evangel (Mo.) 6; Oklahoma Panhandle State 5; Montana Western 4; Concordia (Neb.) 4; Peru State (Neb.) 3.