WPU 25th in Spring Poll

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–Just as it was last year at this time, the Statesmen football team is #25 as the NAIA’s spring top-25 rating was released Monday.

William Penn (7-4 in 2016, 4-1 North) dropped one slot from the fall’s postseason poll to #25 with 34 points. WPU was also 25th last spring.

The Heart of America Athletic Conference is also represented by national runner-up Baker (Kan.) at #2, Grand View at #9, Missouri Valley at #11, and Benedictine at #24

Defending national champion Saint Francis (Ind.) is #1 with 314 points and all 14 first-place votes. Baker, Reinhardt (Ga.), Eastern Oregon, and Marian (Ind.) round out the top five.

William Penn will open its 2017 season by traveling to Baldwin City, Kan. on August 26 to face Baker in a Heart crossover game at 1 p.m.

NAIA Football Spring Rating – April 10, 2017
(Number in parentheses is first-place votes)
1. Saint Francis (Ind.) (14)
2. Baker (Kan.)
3. Reinhardt (Ga.)
4. Eastern Oregon
5. Marian (Ind.)
6. Morningside
7. Montana Tech
8. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
9. Grand View
10. Doane (Neb.)
11. Missouri Valley
12. Tabor (Kan.)
13. Sterling (Kan.)
14. Dickinson State (N.D.)
15. Robert Morris (Ill.)
16. Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)
17. Kansas Wesleyan
18. Southeastern (Fla.)
19. Montana Western
20. Concordia (Neb.)
21. Langston (Okla.)
22. Arizona Christian
23. Georgetown (Ky.)
24. Benedictine (Kan.)
25. William Penn

Others receiving votes: Warner (Fla.) 9; Saint Mary (Kan.) 7; Saint Xavier (Ill.) 5.

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