Peru State Receiving Votes in NAIA Coaches’ Poll Again

Peru State Receiving Votes in NAIA Coaches’ Poll Again
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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
2 2 Baker (Kan.) 8-0 327
3 3 Reinhardt (Ga.) 6-0 312
4 4 Morningside (Iowa) 8-0 303
5 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 7-0 286
6 6 Grand View (Iowa) 7-1 272
7 7 Southern Oregon 7-0 265
8 8 Langston (Okla.) 7-0 237
9 9 Georgetown (Ky.) 6-0 235
10 10 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 6-1 223
11 11 Montana Tech 6-1 218
12 12 Benedictine (Kan.) 7-1 201
13 14 Southeastern (Fla.) 6-1 179
14 15 Northwestern (Iowa) 7-1 170
15 16 Dickinson State (N.D.) 6-1 157
16 17 Concordia (Mich.) 7-1 150
17 18 SAGU (Texas) 6-1 129
18 T20 Sterling (Kan.) 6-2 109
19 T20 Tabor (Kan.) 6-2 104
20 25 Campbellsville (Ky.) 6-0 96
21 13 Marian (Ind.) 4-3 85
22 22 Cumberland (Tenn.) 6-3 52
23 23 Arizona Christian 5-3 36
24 19 Doane (Neb.) 4-3 35
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.

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