The Journal Gazette
Monday, July 15, 2019 10:30 pm

Saint Francis 7th in preseason poll

VICTORIA JACOBSEN | The Journal Gazette

Saint Francis football is ranked No. 7 in the College Football America Yearbook's 2019 Preseason NAIA rankings. 

Kansas Wesleyan, which reached the NAIA semifinals last season, is ranked No. 1. Morningside (Iowa), which eliminated the Cougars in the semifinals last season and went on to win the title, is ranked third. 

Saint Francis's MSFA opponent Concordia is ranked fifth, and rival Marian is sixth. The Cougars are scheduled to play Marian in Indianapolis on Oct. 5 and Concordia at home a week later. 

The full top 30 is as follows. Members of the MSFA are highlighted: 

1. Kansas Wesleyan

2. Benedictine (KS)

3. Saint Xavier

4. Morningside

5. Concordia (MI)

6. Marian

7. Saint Francis (IN)

8. Baker

9. Reinhardt

10. Dickinson State

11. Bethel (TN)

12. Grand View

13. Cumberlands (KY)

14. Northwestern (IA)

15. Rocky Mountain

16. Evangel

17. Siena Heights

18. Ottawa (KS)

19. Langston

20. Lindsey Wilson

21. Arizona Christian

22. Southern Oregon

23. Georgetown (KY)

24. Olivet Nazarene

25. Dordt

26. Avila

27. Southeastern

28. Valley City State

29. Oklahoma Panhandle St.

30. Tabor


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