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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 4:40 pm

Cougars No. 3 in final poll

JOURNAL GAZETTE

Saint Francis climbed from No. 8 to No. 3 in the NAIA Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 poll.

Morningside (Iowa) received all 16 first-place votes after it won its first national title with a 35-28 victory over Benedictine (Kan.) on Dec. 15.

This is USF’s fourth consecutive Top 5 finish and 10th in the last 15 seasons. The Cougars have been ranked No. 3 in 13 of the past 21 seasons, have been ranked in the Top 5 in 28 of the last 33 polls and it's their 201st Top 10 ranking.