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Morningside Tabbed by Coaches as preseason favorite

Morningside Tabbed by Coaches as preseason favorite

(Sioux City, Iowa) –   The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) has announced the preseason football coaches’ poll for 2020. Morningside is the preseason pick to win the GPAC championship.  Normally a coaches’ poll and media poll would be released, however, due to the Covid-19 situation, football media day was not held therefore there was not a poll taken of attending media.

Morningside is the two-time defending NAIA National Champions. The Mustangs totaled 81 points and nine (9) first place votes.  Northwestern was picked second with 73 points and one (1) first place vote. Dordt and Midland tied for third place in the poll with 60 points each. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.


2020 GPAC Preseason Football Coaches’ Poll:


Place  – Team   – Pts (1st Place Votes)

1.             Morningside  –  81  (9)

2.             Northwestern   –   73  (1)

3t.            Dordt   –  60

3t.            Midland  –  60

5.             Briar Cliff  –  44

6.             Doane  –  38

7.             Concordia –   37

8.             Hastings  –  23

9.             Dakota Wesleyan  – 22

10.          Jamestown   –  12

In 2020 the GPAC is playing conference games only for football. Games for the 2020 season kick off on Saturday, Sept. 12 with all 10 teams in action. The highlight of the opening weekend is Northwestern traveling to Morningside for a 7 PM kick off. Please check each schools’ website for attendance protocols.

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