Football 14th In Poll
- Posted Friday, August 6, 2021
(Friday, August 6, 2021; Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt Defenders were voted 14th in the NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll released earlier this week by the NAIA.
The Defenders concluded the 2020 season with a berth in the 16-team playoffs and finished the season with a program best 8-3 record. The Defenders moved up one spot from the 15th spot they were in for the NAIA Postseason’s poll released in May at the conclusion of the playoff series.
Dordt had 188 points in the polling which will be conducted once a week when the season begins. Arizona Christian was four points behind the Defenders and Georgetown (Kentucky) took 13th with 220 points. Defending national champion Lindsey Wilson took all 18 first place votes while fellow GPAC members Morningside and Northwestern are also in the poll.
Dordt opens the 2021 season at home against Midland on Saturday, September 4. Dordt will play a 10-game GPAC schedule this season.