KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Langston University football team remained in the No. 8 spot in the sixth edition of the 2017 NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced.
The Lions entered the eighth slot and gained ground on the seventh spot after tallying 237 total votes; Langston is the highest Central States Football League institution ranked, they trail No. 7 Southern Oregon 265 votes to 237 votes.
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences.
• Each conference is given one rater for every four schools in the league.
• The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 25 points for each first-place vote, 24 for second-place and so on through the list.
• The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team's ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appear on.
• Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered "receiving votes."
For the complete NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 Poll, click here.