Doane University ranked No. 7 in this week's poll after a 2-0 start. The Tigers will host No. 22 Dakota Wesleyan on Saturday, September 16, at 1 PM in Crete. Doane is coming off a 28-13 win over Friends University a week after defeating then-No. 14 Sterling, 34-28, in Kansas.
Four teams from the Great Plains Athletic Conference are ranked in the Top 25, with a fifth member - Hastings - receiving votes.