(Tuesday, August 6; Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt Defender football team is in the no. 24 spot of the 2019 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released on Monday, August 5.
The Defenders were 7-3 in 2018 and took 32 points in the polling which will be conducted on a weekly basis beginning September 10. 16 coaches make up the panel of voters representing each of the NAIA conference.
Dordt opens the season at home against Keiser (Florida) on Thursday, August 29 kicking off at 7:00. Dordt opens GPAC play on Saturday, September 14 at Morningside. The Mustangs are the defending national champions and the preseason no. 1 team in the poll.