Lindsey Wilson football ranked #7 in preseason coaches’ poll

COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Lindsey Wilson football team is ranked No. 7 in the 2015 NAIA Football Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, released on Monday by the national office.

The No. 7 position is the highest preseason ranking in program history, surpassing the No. 18 preseason ranking the Blue Raiders received prior to the start of the 2014 campaign.

Lindsey Wilson received 240 total voting points from the panel of national raters.

The Blue Raiders are coming off a 2014 season in which they claimed the Mid-South Conference East Division title and advanced to the NAIA Football Championship Series Quarterfinals.

Southern Oregon and Marian (Ind.) are tied atop the poll each with 304 points. Southern Oregon received eight first-place votes while Marian garnered five. Morningside (Iowa) is third with 289 points while Saint Xavier (Ill.) and Carroll (Mont.) are tied for fourth with 277 points, Carroll garnering one first-place vote. Grand View (Iowa) is the final team ranked ahead of the Blue Raiders at No. 6 with 254 points.

Lindsey Wilson is the top team from either Mid-South Conference Division ranked in the poll, beating out No. 10 Faulkner (Ala.), No. 11 Georgetown (Ky.) and No. 16 Campbellsville (Ky.).

The Blue Raiders open the 2015 season on the road at Lyon (Ark.) on Sept. 5.

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