Defending NAIA national champion Grand View of Iowa is ranked first in the preseason NAIA football poll, followed by Frontier Conference standout Carroll College.
Morningside of Iowa is ranked third, while national runner-up Cumberlands of Kentucky is ranked fourth. Cumberlands posted an overtime win over Carroll in an NAIA semifinal last December.
Rocky Mountain College is ranked ninth and another Frontier team, Southern Oregon is ranked 22nd.
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