Jeremy McDonald’s Rankings: Linfield One, SOU Two In Final FB Rankings

Linfield's Johnny Carroll celebrating one of his three scores versus University of Puget Sound (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)
Linfield’s Johnny Carroll celebrating one of his three scores versus University of Puget Sound (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)

By Jeremy McDonald

jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com

MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–  Having already sealed the Northwest Conference for a week, Linfield College polished off a perfect 9-0 season behind a 38-10 victory over Pacific Lutheran University.

Linfield's Spencer Payne with the carry against Puget Sound (Picture by Jeremy McDonald)
Linfield’s Spencer Payne with the carry against Puget Sound (Picture by Jeremy McDonald)

Despite losing twice, Southern Oregon University won the Froniter Conference that saw only three teams finish over .500 that included NAIA powerhouse Carroll College (4-6 overall for the Fighting Saints).

Western Oregon University had a great season, going 5-1 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, but finished the bridesmaid to Humboldt State who finished 6-0 in league as both teams look to enter the NCAA Division-II Playoffs.

Sunday is Selection Sunday for most conference, but here is Jeremy McDonald’s Final Football Rankings.

RANK         TEAM(RECORD)

1                 LINFIELD (9-0, 7-0 NWC)

2                 SOUTHERN OREGON (8-2, 8-2 FRONTIER)

3                 WESTERN OREGON   (7-4, 5-1 GNAC)

4                 PACIFIC  (6-4, 4-3 NWC)

5                 EASTERN OREGON (4-7, 4-6 FRONTIER)

6                 GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY (4-7, 2-5 NWC)

7                 WILLAMETTE (2-7, 2-5 NWC)

8                 LEWIS AND CLARK (0-9, 0-7 NWC)

Jeremy McDonald is a professional sports journalist in the Salem/Portland area and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalist in Oregon with B.S. degrees from Southern Oregon University in Journalism (2011) and Health/PE (2013).  Got a story idea? Email him at jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com or on Twitter at @J_McDonald81!

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