Saint Francis remains the best NAIA team in the land, according to the Coaches' Top 25 Poll released Monday. The Cougars came out on top for the 16th consecutive week. They have been voted in among the top 5 teams in 31 straight polls.
Saint Francis, which had 16 first-place votes, leads Morningside of Iowa, which moved up from third place, and Southern Oregon, which moves into third place. Marian is sixth.
The Cougars are 21-1 when ranked No. 1. They host St. Ambrose at Bishop John D'Arcy Stadium.