Nebraska Kearney is up from 11th to 7th in this weeks’ Division II coaches poll following their first 3-0 start since 1994. The Doane Tigers are ranked in the NAIA football poll for the first time since 2003.
The 3-0 Tigers are 21st after Saturday’s 20-8 win against then-No. 16 Northwestern. It was the program’s first win against a Top-25 team since 2002. Nebraska Wesleyan is just outside of the Top 25, at No. 26. After the Prairie Wolves (2-1) 30-23 upset of then-No. 3 Morningside.