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We’re one week out from Halloween, and have just now gotten our first major upset last week. Southwestern took out Kansas Wesleyan, and looked strong doing it. The win definitely is a statement one for the Moundbuilders, who crack our Top 25 in the 23 spot. The KCAC may yet be a fun conference to watch, as Kansas Wesleyan will now have to also deal with triple-option Bethel in order to have a chance at making the playoffs.

In other conferences, the Sun Division is back in action after having a conference-wide scheduled bye week. Thankfully, nobody had to use the smart scheduling for a COVID make-up. Both Keiser and Southeastern should be in line to get wins this week. The Seahawks play Warner, and the Fire play St. Thomas. The GPAC gets a good matchup this week, as #19 Dordt plays #24 Concordia (NE). Neither team has played Morningside, and both have losses against Northwestern, so this tilt is effectively positioning the winner as the 3rd-best team in the conference. I’m very interested in seeing how this plays out.

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. Dakota Wesleyan
  2. Grand View @ William Penn
  3. Keiser vs. Warner
  4. Lindsey Wilson: Spring
  5. Marian: Spring
  6. Concordia (MI): Spring
  7. Northwestern @ Doane
  8. St. Francis (IN): Spring
  9. Cumberlands: Spring
  10. Bethel (KS) vs. Ottawa (KS)
  11. Reinhardt: Spring
  12. Kansas Wesleyan vs. Avila
  13. Baker vs. Missouri Valley
  14. Siena Heights: Spring
  15. St. Xavier: Spring
  16. Dickinson State vs. Waldorf
  17. Carroll: Spring
  18. Southeastern vs. St. Thomas
  19. Dordt @ 24 Concordia (NE)
  20. Benedictine @ Central Methodist
  21. Indiana Wesleyan: Spring
  22. College of Idaho: Spring
  23. Southwestern vs. St. Mary
  24. Concordia (NE) vs. 19 Dordt
  25. OUAZ: Spring

Viewing Guide:

  • 2 Grand View @ William Penn
  • 1 Morningside vs. Dakota Wesleyan
  • 7 Northwestern @ Doane
  • 10 Bethel (KS) vs. Ottawa (KS)
  • 12 Kansas Wesleyan vs. Avila
  • 13 Baker vs. Missouri Valley
  • 19 Dordt @ 24 Concordia (NE)
  • 20 Benedictine @ Central Methodist
  • 23 Southwestern vs. St. Mary
  • 16 Dickinson State vs. Waldorf
  • 3 Keiser vs. Warner
  • 18 Southeastern vs. St. Thomas