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Lindsey Wilson Football begins 2017 at No. 8 in NAIA Top-25

Lindsey Wilson opens the 2017 season at 1:30pmCT on Saturday, August 26, against St. Andrews (NC) at Blue Raider Stadium inside the Lindsey Wilson Sports Complex, 928 Russell Road, Columbia, KY
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By Chris Wells, LWC Sports Information Director
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson football team begins the 2017 season ranked No. 8 in NAIA Preseason Football Coaches' Top-25 Poll, NAIA officials announced on Monday, August 7, 2017.

The Blue Raiders received 268 voting points from the 16 national raters.

The top-10 rating is the second for Lindsey Wilson in the last three seasons. The Blue Raiders opened the 2015 season ranked No. 7 in the poll. Lindsey Wilson has now been ranked for 52 consecutive rating periods dating back to the first week of the 2013 season.

The Blue Raiders are coming off of an 11-2 season in 2016 and a third-straight appearance in the NAIA Football Championship Series.

Saint Francis (IN) - the defending national champion - sits atop the poll with 366 voting points and all 16 first-place votes. Baker (KS) is No. 2 in the poll with 351 voting points followed by Mid-South Conference's Reinhardt (GA) with 327 voting points.

Joining Lindsey Wilson and Reinhardt from the Mid-South in the top 25 is No. 16 Southeastern (FL) and No. 21 Georgetown (KY). Faulkner (AL), Pikeville (KY) and Warner (FL) sit just outside the top 25 in the receiving votes category.

This story was posted on 2017-08-08 04:33:05
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