Missouri Valley College football in NAIA preseason Top 25
MARSHALL - The Missouri Valley College football team is ranked 12th in the NAIA Football Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll.
The Vikings finished 9-3 in 2016, making the postseason for the first time since 2014 and were selected to finish second in the Heart of America Athletic Conference's Southern Division in last week's conference coaches poll behind the national No. 2 Baker University.
Overall, the Heart of America has four teams in the preseason NAIA Coaches Poll as Grand View University is ranked No. 9 and William Penn University comes in at No. 23.
Missouri Valley opens its season on Aug. 26 at Benedictine College of Kansas at 11 a.m. With the home opener for the Vikings coming the following week on Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. against No. 23 William Penn at 6 p.m.