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Football - Tue, Dec. 18, 2012

Morningside College is ranked second nationally in the NAIA Football Coaches Post-Season Poll released Tuesday, Dec. 18.  The Mustangs are joined by GPAC members Northwestern (12th) and Doane (20th) in the final ranking.

The Mustangs, who were ranked third in the final regular season poll, posted a 13-1 record this season and lost 30-27 in overtime against Marian University in the Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship on Dec. 13 in Rome, Ga. Morningside led all of NAIA football with its 13 victories. The Mustangs finished the regular season undefeated with a 10-0 record, including a 9-0 mark in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) to win their second consecutive GPAC title.

Morningside is one of three teams from the GPAC ranked in the NAIA Post-Season Top 25. In addition to Morningside, Northwestern College is ranked 12th and Doane College is ranked 20th.

The NAIA Top 25:

1.Marian (Ind.), 12-1, 314; 2.Morningside (Iowa), 13-1, 302; 3.Missouri Valley, 12-1, 290; 4.Saint Xavier (Ill.), 12-2, 278; 5.Southern Oregon, 9-3, 252; 6.Saint Francis (Ind.), 9-3, 247; 7.Cumberlands (Ky.), 10-3, 242; 8.Georgetown (Ky.), 10-1, 234; 9.Bethel (Tenn.), 9-4, 227; 10.St. Ambrose (Iowa), 9-2, 198; 11.MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), 8-3, 186; 12.Northwestern (Iowa), 9-3, and Montana Tech, 8-3, 177; 14.Baker (Kan.), 8-3, 167; 15.William Penn (Iowa), 9-3, 155; 16.Ottawa (Kan.), 8-3, 137; 17.Grand View (Iowa), 8-3, 119; 18.Tabor (Kan.), 8-2, 113; 19.Cumberland (Tenn.), 8-3, 93; 20.Doane (Neb.), 7-3, 89; 21.Carroll (Mont.), 7-4, 76; 22.Benedictine (Kan.), 7-4, 49; 23.Evangel (Mo.), 7-4, 46; 24.Valley City State (N.D.), 7-3, 36; 25.Kentucky Christian, 7-4.


Others receiving votes: Robert Morris (Ill) 12; Nebraska Wesleyan 5.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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