Valley City   (VCSU)  The Valley City State University football team is ranked No. 21 in the latest NAIA Football FirstDown PlayBook Top 25 Poll released on Monday.

The Vikings are off to a 2-0 start this season and are the top-ranked school from the North Star Athletic Association. VCSU received 73 poll points and is one of 17 undefeated teams in the Sept. 13 poll, which is voted upon by a panel of head coaches.

No. 21 is VCSU’s highest ranking since Sept. 21, 2015, when the Vikings were No. 15 in the coaches’ poll.

Fellow NSAA schools Dickinson State University and Waldorf University are in the receiving votes category of the poll.