Carroll Ranked 22nd in NAIA Preseason Poll, Tech 7th, Western 25th
(Carroll Athletics Dept.) - The Carroll College football team returned to the NAIA Football Coaches' Preseason Poll after falling out of the poll in the middle of last season. The poll was released Monday by the NAIA.
The Saints open the season ranked No. 22 overall and third among Frontier Conference schools.
Southern Oregon ranks second in the poll behind Marian(Ind.) who they fell to in the NAIA title game. Reigning Frontier Champion Montana Tech enters the season ranked seventh and Montana Western is ranked 25th.
Eastern Oregon sits just outside the top 25 as the top team receiving votes.
Carroll is the lone team to move into the top 25 after not being ranked. The Saints the record for most No. 1 rankings with 58 and the record for the most consecutive appearances in the poll with 187.
Carroll begins practice Wednesday and open the season against Montana Tech on Sept. 3 at Nelson Stadium.