Photo Credit: Jeromy Vauble

Week One is in the books, and as has been the last few years, Morningside stands atop the standings once more. This time, a well-fought game against Northwestern earned the Mustangs their first win of the season. How will Northwestern respond? We’ll find out this week, won’t we?

More teams start their season this week, including Evangel. The Crusaders take on Culver-Stockton. Many in the media think that Culver-Stockton will have a very good season this year, and the early matchup will go a long way in helping both media and coaches decide how the Top 25 should look.

Kansas Wesleyan continued their dominance of the KCAC with a 70-17 win over Friends, while triple-option juggernaut Bethel faces off against the upstart McPherson Bulldogs. The Threshers dispatched Avila, 34-24, while McPherson emerged victorious against Sterling, 50-48. Sterling was receiving votes at the time. Only time will tell if Kansas Wesleyan will continue their reign of dominance in Kansas, or if another team will depose the Coyotes.

Just a few final notes – all times Eastern. Rankings are from the media poll. We’ll let you know who’s playing in Spring below, as that consists of quite a lot of the Top 25. Let’s get to the gettin’.


Top 25

  1. Morningside @ Midland
  2. Grand View: ppd
  3. Marian: Spring
  4. Lindsey Wilson: Spring
  5. St. Francis (IN): Spring
  6. Concordia (MI): Spring
  7. Kansas Wesleyan @ Bethany
  8. Keiser vs. Webber
  9. Cumberlands: Spring
  10. St. Xavier: Spring
  11. Siena Heights: Spring
  12. Northwestern vs. Dakota Wesleyan
  13. Reinhardt: Spring
  14. College of Idaho: Spring
  15. Baker: Spring
  16. Southeastern @ St. Thomas
  17. Evangel @ 24 Culver-Stockton
  18. Indiana Wesleyan: Bye
  19. OUAZ: No Schedule
  20. Carroll: Spring
  21. Benedictine @ Clarke
  22. Dordt: Bye
  23. Montana Western: Spring
  24. Culver-Stockton vs. 17 Evangel
  25. Dickinson State: vs. Mayville State

Viewing Guide:

  • 16 Southeastern @ St. Thomas
  • 17 Evangel @ 24 Culver-Stockton
  • 1 Morningside @ Midland
  • 12 Northwestern vs. Dakota Wesleyan
  • 21 Benedictine @ Clarke
  • 25 Dickinson State vs. Mayville State
  • 8 Keiser vs. Webber
  • 7 Kansas Wesleyan @ Bethany