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NAIA Football lovers, rejoice! After 2 weeks of expansive bye weeks, most of the teams playing fall football are back in action. While most of the teams of the Top 25 aren’t playing each other, at least we get a lot of matchups to watch.

By far, the highest-profile matchup is between Keiser and Southeastern. The two Sun Division foes are fighting for what may be the only playoff spot from the division. We will be there live covering the game, so be sure to check our Twitter and Instagram for some pictures from Lakeland!

Otherwise, we did get some great news out of the teams out west, as the Frontier dropped their football schedules. We also get our second out-of-conference matchup – this time between Kansas Wesleyan and William Penn. This is smart scheduling from the Coyotes, as Bethel is proving to have a very strong flexbone offense. William Penn gives them a chance to see the flexbone in action and get the angles down ahead of their matchup with the Threshers.

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 vs. Briar Cliff
  2. Grand View @ Central Methodist
  3. Lindsey Wilson: Spring
  4. Marian: Spring
  5. Keiser @ 14 Southeastern
  6. Concordia (MI): Spring
  7. St. Francis (IN): Spring
  8. Kansas Wesleyan vs. William Penn
  9. Cumberlands: Spring
  10. Northwestern: Bye
  11. Siena Heights: Spring
  12. Reinhardt: Spring
  13. St. Xavier: Spring
  14. Southeastern vs. 5 Keiser
  15. Baker vs. Graceland: ppd
  16. Bethel (KS): Bye
  17. Carroll: Spring
  18. College of Idaho: Spring
  19. Indiana Wesleyan: Spring
  20. Dickinson State vs. Dakota State
  21. OUAZ: Spring
  22. Concordia (NE): Bye
  23. Benedictine vs. Peru State
  24. Dordt vs. Jamestown
  25. Montana Western: Spring

Viewing Guide:

  • 8 Kansas Wesleyan vs. William Penn
  • 2 Grand View @ Central Methodist
  • 23 Benedictine vs. Peru State
  • 24 Dordt vs. Jamestown
  • (2:30) 1 Morningside vs. Briar Cliff
  • Dickinson State vs. Dakota State
  • 5 Keiser @ 14 Southeastern