By Jeremy McDonald
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @J_McDonald81!
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