Baker Football to Begin 2018 Ranked No. 9

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BALDWIN CITY, Kan. (WIBW) -- For the third-straight season, the Baker University football team enters the season ranked in the Top 10, as the Wildcats will begin 2018 ranked No. 9, as the NAIA Football Coaches’ Top 25 Preseason Poll was announced on Monday.

The Wildcats began 2016 ranked No. 5 and 2017 ranked No. 2 in the NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Polls.

The 16-time Heart of America Athletic Conference Football champions will begin its 2018 season on Saturday, September 1 at 2:30 p.m. against (RV) William Penn in Oskaloosa, Iowa in a game that will be broadcast worldwide by Niles Media on the ESPN App and locally on KSMO-TV.

Also ranked in the Top 25 this week from the Heart includes, No. 10 Grand View and No. 12 Benedictine. While Evangel, William Penn and Missouri Valley are all receiving votes.

Baker is coming off of its third-straight Heart of America Athletic Conference Southern Division Championship and fourth title in the past five seasons.