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One human poll made up the 2009 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) football rankings, sometimes called the NAIA Coaches' Poll or the football ratings. Once the regular season was complete, the NAIA sponsored a 16-team playoff to determine the year's national champion. A final poll was then taken after completion of the 2009 NAIA Football National Championship.[1]

The poll release dates were:

  • April 20, 2009 (Spring)
  • August 10, 2009 (Preseason)
  • September 14, 2009
  • September 21, 2009
  • September 28, 2009
  • October 5, 2009
  • October 12, 2009
  • October 19, 2009
  • October 26, 2009
  • November 2, 2009
  • November 9, 2009
  • November 15, 2009 (Final)
  • January 11, 2010 (Postseason)

Week by week poll

Week 0-Spring
Apr 20
Week 0-Preseason
Aug 10
Week Poll 1
Sep 14
Week Poll 2
Sep 21
Week Poll 3
Sep 28
Week Poll 4
Oct 05
Week Poll 5
Oct 12
Week Poll 6
Oct 19
Week Poll 7
Oct 26
Week Poll 8
Nov 02
Week Poll 9
Nov 09
Week Final
Nov 15
Week Postseason
Jan 11
1. Sioux Falls (SD) Sioux Falls (SD) Sioux Falls (SD) Sioux Falls (SD) Sioux Falls (SD) Sioux Falls (SD) Sioux Falls (SD) Sioux Falls (SD) Sioux Falls (SD) Sioux Falls (SD) Sioux Falls (SD) Sioux Falls (SD) *Sioux Falls (SD) 1.
2. Carroll (MT) Carroll (MT) Carroll (MT) Carroll (MT) Carroll (MT) Carroll (MT) Carroll (MT) Carroll (MT) Carroll (MT) Carroll (MT) Carroll (MT) Carroll (MT) Lindenwood (MO) 2.
3. Lindenwood (MO) Lindenwood (MO) Lindenwood (MO) Lindenwood (MO) Lindenwood (MO) Lindenwood (MO) Lindenwood (MO) Lindenwood (MO) Lindenwood (MO) Lindenwood (MO) Lindenwood (MO) Lindenwood (MO) Carroll (MT) 3.
4. Saint Francis (IN) Saint Francis (IN) Saint Francis (IN) Saint Francis (IN) Saint Francis (IN) Saint Francis (IN) Saint Francis (IN) Saint Francis (IN) Morningside (IA) Morningside (IA) Morningside (IA) Saint Xavier (IL) Saint Xavier (IL) 4.
5. Morningside (IA) Morningside (IA) Morningside (IA) Morningside (IA) Morningside (IA) Morningside (IA) Morningside (IA) Morningside (IA) Lambuth (TN) Lambuth (TN) Saint Xavier (IL) Ottawa (KS) Morningside (IA) 5.
6. Cumberlands (KY) Cumberlands (KY) Cumberlands (KY) Cumberlands (KY) Cumberlands (KY) Cumberlands (KY) Cumberlands (KY) Lambuth (TN) Saint Xavier (IL) Saint Xavier (IL) Ottawa (KS) Lambuth (TN) Ottawa (KS) 6.
7. Langston (OK) Langston (OK) MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) Lambuth (TN) Lambuth (TN) Lambuth (TN) Saint Xavier (IL) Ottawa (KS) Ottawa (KS) Lambuth (TN) Morningside (IA) Lambuth (TN) 7.
8. MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) Langston (OK) Langston (OK) Langston (OK) Langston (OK) Saint Xavier (IL) Ottawa (KS) Saint Francis (IN) Saint Francis (IN) MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) 8.
9. Union (KY) Friends (KS) St. Ambrose (IA) Lambuth (TN) Saint Xavier (IL) Saint Xavier (IL) Ottawa (KS) Missouri Valley Missouri Valley Missouri Valley McKendree (IL) McKendree (IL) McKendree (IL) 9.
10. Friends (KS) Union (KY) Union (KY) (T) Union (KY) Shorter (GA) Ottawa (KS) Missouri Valley MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) Cumberlands (KY) Cumberlands (KY) Missouri Valley 10.
11. Shorter (GA) Shorter (GA) Lambuth (TN) (T) Shorter (GA) Ottawa (KS) Missouri Valley MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) McKendree (IL) McKendree (IL) McKendree (IL) Saint Francis (IN) Missouri Valley Cumberlands (KY) 11.
12. Baker (KS) Baker (KS) Shorter (GA) Saint Xavier (IL) Missouri Valley MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) McKendree (IL) Northwestern (IA) Northwestern (IA) (T) Cumberlands (KY) Missouri Valley McPherson (KS) McPherson (KS) 12.
13. St. Ambrose (IA) St. Ambrose (IA) Missouri Valley Ottawa (KS) MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) McKendree (IL) Northwestern (IA) Cumberlands (KY) Cumberlands (KY) (T) Langston (OK) Friends (KS) Hastings (NB) Hastings (NB) 13.
14. Dickinson State (SD) Lambuth (TN) Saint Xavier (IL) St. Ambrose (IA) McKendree (IL) Northwestern (IA) Friends (KS) Friends (KS) Friends (KS) (T) Friends (KS) Langston (OK) Minot State (ND) Minot State (ND) 14.
15. Lambuth (TN) Dickinson State (SD) Ottawa (KS) Missouri Valley Northwestern (IA) Friends (KS) Langston (OK) Langston (OK) Langston (OK) (T) McPherson (KS) McPherson (KS) Friends (KS) Friends (KS) 15.
16. Missouri Valley Missouri Valley Montana State-Northern McKendree (IL) Friends (KS) Hastings (NB) McPherson (KS) Minot State (ND) McPherson (KS) Dickinson State (SD) Hastings (NB) Walsh (OH) Walsh (OH) 16.
17. Virginia-Wise Saint Xavier (IL) Benedictine (KS) Friends (KS) Hastings (NB) Union (KY) Minot State (ND) McPherson (KS) Minot State (ND) Hastings (NB) Grand View (IA) Dickinson State (SD) Saint Francis (IN) 17.
18. Saint Xavier (IL) Montana State-Northern Friends (KS) Northwestern (IA) Union (KY) McPherson (KS) St. Ambrose (IA) Eastern Oregon Walsh (OH) Northwestern (IA) Minot State (ND) Saint Francis (IN) Dickinson State (SD) 18.
19. Northwestern (IA) (T) Dakota Wesleyan (SD) Hastings (NB) Hastings (NB) Eastern Oregon Shorter (GA) Eastern Oregon Georgetown (KY) Hastings (NB) Grand View (IA) Ohio Dominican Taylor (IN) Langston (OK) 19.
20. Ohio Dominican (T) Ohio Dominican Ohio Dominican McPherson (KS) McPherson (KS) Walsh (OH) Central Methodist (MO) Walsh (OH) Dickinson State (SD) Ohio Dominican Dickinson State (SD) Langston (OK) Taylor (IN) 20.
21. Montana State-Northern Virginia-Wise McPherson (KS) Malone (OH) Georgetown (KY) St. Ambrose (IA) (T) Walsh (OH) Hastings (NB) Ohio Dominican Minot State (ND) Walsh (OH) Grand View (IA) Grand View (IA) 21.
22. Ottawa (KS) Ottawa (KS) Northwestern (IA) (T) Sterling (KS) St. Ambrose (IA) Minot State (ND) (T) Hastings (NB) Dickinson State (SD) Grand View (IA) Eastern Oregon Eastern Oregon Eastern Oregon Eastern Oregon 22.
23. Dakota Wesleyan (SD) Northwestern (IA) McKendree (IL) (T) Eastern Oregon Malone (OH) Black Hills State (SD) Ohio Dominican Ohio Dominican Eastern Oregon Walsh (OH) Northwestern (IA) Baker (KS) Baker (KS) 23.
24. Jamestown (ND) Jamestown (ND) Malone (OH) Minot State (ND) (T) Walsh (OH) Eastern Oregon Dickinson State (SD) Central Methodist (MO) Campbellsville (KY) Georgetown (KY) Baker (KS) Ohio Dominican Ohio Dominican 24.
25. Malone (OH) Malone (OH) Nebraska Wesleyan Walsh (OH) (T) Minot State (ND) Bethany (KS) (T)
Central Methodist (MO) (T)
Georgetown (KY) Grand View (IA) Shorter (GA) St. Ambrose (IA) Taylor (IN) Northwestern (IA) Northwestern (IA) 25.
Week 0-Spring
Apr 20
Week 0-Preseason
Aug 10
Week Poll 1
Sep 14
Week Poll 2
Sep 21
Week Poll 3
Sep 28
Week Poll 4
Oct 05
Week Poll 5
Oct 12
Week Poll 6
Oct 19
Week Poll 7
Oct 26
Week Poll 8
Nov 02
Week Poll 9
Nov 09
Week Final
Nov 15
Week Postseason
Jan 11
Dropped:
None
Dropped:
Baker (KS)
Dakota Wesleyan (SD)
Dickinson State (SD)
Jamestown (ND)
Virginia-Wise
Dropped:
Benadictine (KS)
Montana State-Northern
Nebraska Wesleyan
Ohio Dominican
Dropped:
Sterling (KS)
Dropped:
Georgetown (KY)
Malone (OH)
Dropped:
Bethany (KS)
Black Hills State (SD)
Shorter (GA)
Union (KY)
Dropped:
St. Ambrose (IA)
Dropped:
Central Methodist (MO)
Georgetown (KY)
Dropped:
Campbellsville (KY)
Shorter (GA)
Dropped:
Georgetown (KY)
Shorter (GA)
Dropped:
None
Dropped:
None

References

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