Southern Oregon's perfect season has it on the rise in this week's NAIA Top 25 football poll. The Raiders climbed to their highest position on the poll this season to No. 5. 

The Raiders improved to 9-0 over the weekend with a win over Montana State-Northern in Havre. SOU handled business on the long road trip, coming away with a 38-17 win over the winless Lights. All that stands between SOU and a perfect regular season is a road test against the only other ranked member of the Frontier Conference, No. 22 Montana Tech.

The Orediggers continued their plummet down the rankings, dropping from No. 17 to 22 this week. Montana Tech fell on the road to College of Idaho 64-35. Quarterback Quinn McQueary did not play and leading running back Jed Fike left the game with an injury. It's unclear what their status is for the regular season finale against SOU.

The rest of the Top 25 can be seen below. 

2017 NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 9 (November 6, 2017)

RANK LAST TIME^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2017 RECORD TOTAL POINTS

1 1 Saint Francis (Ind.) (15) 10-0 340

2 3 Reinhardt (Ga.) 8-0 325

3 4 Morningside (Iowa) 10-0 316

4 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 9-0 300

5 7 Southern Oregon 9-0 280

6 6 Grand View (Iowa) 9-1 279

7 2 Baker (Kan.) 9-1 256

8 8 Langston (Okla.) 9-0 255

9 10 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 8-1 241

10 12 Southeastern (Fla.) 7-1 217

11 13 Northwestern (Iowa) 8-1 202

T12 14 Dickinson State (N.D.) 8-1 187

T12 9 Georgetown (Ky.) 7-1 187

14 15 Concordia (Mich.) 8-1 177

15 11 Benedictine (Kan.) 8-2 170

16 18 Sterling (Kan.) 8-2 142

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17 19 Tabor (Kan.) 7-2 125

18 21 Campbellsville (Ky.) 7-1 103

19 20 Marian (Ind.) 6-3 101

20 16 SAGU (Texas) 7-2 99

21 23 Arizona Christian 7-3 73

22 17 Montana Tech 6-3 69

23 25 Evangel (Mo.) 7-3 55

24 RV Kansas Wesleyan 7-3 30

25 RV Concordia (Neb.) 6-3 15

Dropped from the Top 25: Cumberland (Tenn.) (No. 22); Doane (Neb.) (No. 24)

Others Receiving Votes: Faulkner (Ala.) 12; Dakota State (S.D.) 11; Peru State (Neb.) 10; College of Idaho 4; Cumberland (Tenn.) 3.

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