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Grand View Picked to Win Heart of America Northern Division Title

Contributed by admin on Aug 20, 2015 - 11:17 PM
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In its first year in the Heart of America Conference, Grand View has been picked to win the Northern Division in the 2015 Heart Football Preseason Coaches' Poll released on Monday.

Grand View will compete in the Heart Northern Division against Benedictine (Kan.), Culver-Stockton (Mo.), Graceland (Iowa), Peru State (Neb.), and William Penn (Iowa).

The Vikings tallied 49 points and four first place votes in the poll, followed by Benedictine (45), William Penn (44), Graceland (36), Peru State (34), and Culver-Stockton (32).

The Heart Southern Division consists of Avila (Kan.), Baker (Kan.), Central Methodist (Mo.), Evangel (Mo.), MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), and Missouri Valley. MidAmerica Nazarene was picked to win the Heart Southern Division with 49 points and four first place votes.

Grand View kicks off its season on August 29 at home against Baker at 11 a.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the Watch ESPN app.

2015 Heart of America Football Coaches' Preseason Poll
Northern Division
1. Grand View  (49)
2. Benedictine (45)
3. William Penn (44)
4. Graceland (36)
5. Peru State (34)
6. Culver-Stockton (32)

Southern Division
1. MidAmerica Nazarene (49)
2. Missouri Valley (46)
3. Baker (43)
4. Evangel (37)
5. Central Methodist (35)
6. Avila (30)


Grand View No. 6 in NAIA Football Coaches' Preseason Poll

Contributed by admin on Aug 20, 2015 - 11:18 PM
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Grand View will start its new era ranked as the No. 6 team in the nation in the 2015 NAIA Football Coaches' Association Preseason Top 25 Poll released Monday. The Vikings, who start their first year in the Heart of America Conference, were 11-2 last season and made the program's third playoff appearance and won their fourth-straight conference title.

Defending champion Southern Oregon and Marian (Ind.) share the top spot in the poll. Morningside (Iowa) is the No. 3 team in the poll followed by Carroll (Mont.) and Saint Xavier (Ill.) who tied at No. 4

The Vikings, predicted to be the top team in the Heart in 2015, kick off their season at home on August 29 against Baker (Kan.) at 11 a.m.

Complete NAIA Preseason Top 25 here.