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Cumberlands Jumps FiveSpots in NAIA Football Top-25 Poll


Kentucky ChristianLOUISVILLE, Ky. –University of the Cumberlands made the largest leap of a Mid-South Conferenceteam in the first regular season NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, NAIA officialsannounced Monday.

The Patriots move from their No. 19 preseason ranking to No.14 in this week’s poll after opening the season with a pair of wins, includinga 55-13 win over then-No. 22-ranked Cumberland University last week.

Cumberlands received 154 voting points from the nationalraters.

Georgetown College — the highest ranked MSC team — movedup one spot to No. 3 this week. The Tigers are 2-0 this season and have won 19 straightregular season games. Georgetown picked up 291 voting points.

Lindsey Wilson College earns its first regular seasonranking in the program’s history, moving from just outside the poll to No. 24this week. The Blue Raiders — who received 21 voting points — have won twostraight after dropping its season opener.

Cumberland (1-1) slips three positions to No. 25 followingthe loss. The Bulldogs garnered 19 voting points from the national ratingpanel.

Two MSC teams are outside the poll but receiving votingpoints towards the poll.

Kentucky Christian University (2-0) and Faulkner University(1-1) each received 11 voting points. KCU is off to its first 2-0 start in theprogram’s history, while Faulkner is coming off a 34-20 loss at Georgetown lastThursday.

Saint Xavier University continues atop the poll with 314voting points and all 14 first-place votes. Marian (Ind.) University is No. 2in the poll with 301 voting points.

The next NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll is scheduled tobe released on Monday, Sept. 17

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