Wartburg dropped two spots in this week's d3football.com national rankings, despite staying unbeaten with Saturday's 31-14 victory over Coe.

The Knights (5-0 overall, 2-0 IIAC), who had been ranked sixth in each of the previous polls released this season, dropped to No. 8 in the latest survey released on Sunday (Oct. 11, 2015). The ratings shake-up was the result of a major upset in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC).

Wisconsin-Oshkosh (4-1 overall, 2-0 WIAC) jumped 10 spots from No. 15 to No. 5 following Saturday's stunning 10-7 upset of top-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater, which ended the nation's longest winning streak at 36 games. The streak had been the longest active run in all of college football and was the sixth-longest streak in NCAA Division III history.

The two-time defending national champion Warhawks (4-1 overall, 1-1 WIAC) lost for the first time since Oct. 27, 2012. One of their victories in the historic streak came against Wartburg in the quarterfinals of the 2014 NCAA Division III playoffs.

Following Saturday's loss, Whitewater fell to No. 6 in the rankings. Mount Union replaced the Warhawks in the No. 1 spot.


D3football.com Top 25 Poll - Week 6,  2015

Through games of Saturday, Oct. 10:

# School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev.
1 Mount Union (19) 5-0 619 2
2 Linfield (6) 4-0 595 3
3 Mary Hardin-Baylor 5-0 571 4
4 Wesley 5-0 539 5
5 UW-Oshkosh 4-1 480 15
6 UW-Whitewater 4-1 473 1
7 Wheaton (Ill.) 5-0 460 7
8 Wartburg 5-0 459 6
9 St. Thomas 5-0 440 9
10 Wabash 5-0 437 8
11 Johns Hopkins 5-0 372 10
12 Thomas More 6-0 368 11
13 UW-Platteville 4-1 307 12
14 St. John's 4-1 289 13
15 Hardin-Simmons 5-0 281 16
16 Washington and Jefferson 4-1 212 19
17 North Central (Ill.) 3-2 210 17
18 John Carroll 4-1 139 21
19 Concordia-Moorhead 5-1 132 23
20 Illinois Wesleyan 5-0 124 25
21 Albright 5-0 87 --
22 Rowan 4-1 68 14
23 Salisbury 3-1 63 --
24 Ithaca 4-1 51 --
25 Texas Lutheran 5-1 50 --

Dropped out: No. 18 Cortland State; No. 20 Wittenberg; No. 22 Hobart; No. 24 Chicago.

Others receiving votes: Gustavus Adolphus 48; DePauw 43; Washington and Lee 42; Whitworth 32; Cortland State 25; Franklin 21; Bethel 14; Albion 11; Rose-Hulman 10; Framingham State 7; St. Lawrence 6; Chicago 5; Western New England 5; Wittenberg 5; Delaware Valley 4; Hobart 4; Maryville 4; Utica 4; Amherst 3; Ohio Northern 2; Berry 1; Centre 1; Gettysburg 1; Hendrix 1.