MUSKOGEE, Okla. – The 2013 NAIA Football Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 poll was released by the NAIA national office with Bacone sitting just outside the top-25.
The Warriors received 16 votes and are tied with Robert Morris (Ill.) in the 27th slot; they trail No. 25 Cumberland (Tenn.) by eight votes.
Two of Bacone’s upcoming opponents managed to receive rankings with Northwestern (Iowa) coming in at No. 13 and Langston at No. 23.
Bacone finished the 2012 campaign at 6-3 and kicks off the season on Saturday, Aug. 31 at McPherson (Kan.) at 7 p.m.