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No. 7 Southern Oregon remained the highest ranked Frontier Conference team in the latest Top 25 poll released on Monday.

The Raiders (8-0) stayed undefeated on the season, picking up a 44-19 win over Montana Western in Ashland. In the past two weeks, SOU has outscored their opponents 80-26. Southern Oregon finishes the season with road games against winless Montana State-Northern and No. 17 Montana Tech, giving the Raiders a realistic shot of going undefeated in the regular season.

Tech dropped to No. 17 from No. 11 this week after suffering an upset at the hands of the Rocky Mountain College Battlin’ Bears. Rocky went into Butte and came away with a 30-27 win behind a powerful rushing attack. The loss is Tech’s second upset of the season, as the Orediggers had previously fallen to Western in Dillon.

Rocky, by the nature of its upset, received votes this week, but did not crack the Top 25.

2017 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 8 (October 30, 2017)

Through Oct. 29
1. Saint Francis (Ind.) (15)9-03401
2. Baker (Kan.)9-03272
3. Reinhardt (Ga.)7-03423
4. Morningside (Iowa)9-03034
5. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)8-02875
6. Grand View (Iowa)8-12726
7. Southern Oregon8-02667
8. Langston (Okla.)8-02418
9. Georgetown (Ky.)7-02379
10. Saint Xavier (Ill.)7-122710
11. Benedictine (Kan.)8-121312
12. Southeastern (Fla.)6-119113
13. Northwestern (Iowa)8-118314
14. Dickinson State (N.D.)8-116915
15. Concordia (Mich.)8-115916
16. SAGU (Texas)7-113917
17. Montana Tech6-213211
18. Sterling (Kan.)7-212218
19. Tabor (Kan.)6-210819
20. Marian (Ind.)5-38421
21. Campbellsville (Ky.)6-17320
22. Cumberland (Tenn.)6-35722
23. Arizona Christian6-35023
24. Doane (Neb.)5-33424
25. Evangel (Mo.)6-313

Dropped from the Top 25: Dakota State (S.D.) (No. 25)

Others Receiving Votes: Kansas Wesleyan 11; Concordia (Neb.) 8; Dakota State (S.D.) 6; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 6; Faulkner (Ala.) 5; Bluefield (Va.) 3; Peru State (Neb.) 3.

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