The Emporia State football team has moved up to 14th in this weeks national coaches poll.
The Hornets are 1 of 5 MIAA teams in the top 15 and 1 of 8 teams in region 3 in the top 15. Minnesota State Mankato is ranked number 1. Northwest Missouri State is second. Henderson State is 4th, Minnesota Duluth is 6th. Pittsburg State is 7th, Washburn 8th and Missouri Western 12th.
The first regional rankings are out. Emporia State is ranked 9th. Northwest Missouri State is number 1. Then its Minnesota State-Mankato, Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State, Henderson State, Pittsburg State, Missouri Western State, Washburn, Emporia State and Harding. The top 6 teams at the end of the season will advance to the play-offs.