Langston football appears in NAIA preseason poll; OPSU receives votes

KANSAS CITY – The Langston Lions came in at No. 14 in the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Preseason Poll, which was released on Monday.

The Lions were undefeated in the regular season in 2017 and finished the year 10-1 after a loss in the first round of the NAIA playoffs.

Oklahoma Panhandle, in its second season in the NAIA received votes and would be ranked No. 28. The Aggies went 7-3 last season.

Here is the complete poll:

Rank Previous School (First-place votes) Last year’s record Points
1 1 Saint Francis (Ind.) (16) 14-0 366
2 2 Reinhardt (Ga.) 12-1 349
3 3 Morningside (Iowa) 13-1 340
4 4 Southern Oregon 12-1 324
5 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 11-1 310
6 6 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 10-2 296
7 7 Georgetown (Ky.) 9-2 268
7 8 Northwestern (Iowa) 10-3 268
9 9 Baker (Kan.) 10-2 259
10 11 Grand View (Iowa) 9-3 231
11 10 Southeastern (Fla.) 8-2 227
12 12 Benedictine (Kan.) 9-3 197
13 14 Dickinson State (N.D.) 9-2 178
14 13 Langston 10-1 177
15 18 Marian (Ind.) 7-3 167
16 15 Concordia (Mich.) 9-2 163
17 16 Sterling (Kan.) 9-3 159
18 17 Tabor (Kan.) 8-2 95
19 20 Campbellsville (Ky.) 8-2 86
20 NR Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 6-5 75
21 21 Kansas Wesleyan 8-3 67
22 19 SAGU (Texas) 8-3 51
22 NR Arizona Christian 7-3 51
24 22 Faulkner (Ala.) 7-3 46
25 23 Dakota State (S.D.) 8-3 44

Others Receiving Votes: Montana Tech (44), Evangel (Mo.) (17), Oklahoma Panhandle State (15), St. Francis (Ill.) (12), College of Idaho (10), William Penn (Iowa) (10), Missouri Valley (9), Midland (Neb.) (8), Bluefield (Va.) 3