Being ranked nationally was not kind for two of the three Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference teams in week one of the conference season.

Two of the three teams in the NAIA top 25 lost in week one — No. 18 Tabor lost on the road to St. Mary while No. 17 Sterling lost at home to conference newcomer Avila. No. 21 Kansas Wesleyan went on the road to thump nonconference foe Texas Wesleyan University 42-7. The next NAIA coaches poll is due out Sept. 10.

Kansas Wesleyan took over the top spot in the Newton Kansan/Gatehouse Kansas KCAC Power Poll as a result.

The Coyotes’ John Feauto (a 6-1 178-pound junior quarterback) went 17 of 31 passing for 291 yards and four touchdowns against one interception in week one — and is the pollsters top player to watch in week two as Kansas Wesleyan opens its home schedule.

Ottawa University (1-0) started hot on Saturday with a 42-12 win at Bethel College. The team jumps to fourth in the poll, and is set to play Saturday at home against Saint Mary.

The ESPN3 KCAC Game of the Week Saturday will be live from Salina, where (21) Kansas Wesleyan will host Friends.

POLL

Rank; Team; Record; Last Week; Score

Score –

1. Kansas Wesleyan; (1-0, 0-0); LW 3; 9.50

2. Southwestern; (2-0, 1-0); LW4; 9.40

3. Avila; (1-0, 1-0); LW 10; 7.70

4. Ottawa; (1-0, 1-0); LW 5; 7.60

5. Sterling; (0-1, 0-1); LW 1; 7.40

6. St. Mary; (1-0, 1-0); LW 8; 6.70

7. Tabor; (0-1, 0-1); LW 2; 6.20

8. McPherson; (1-0, 1-0); LW 9; 4.90

9. Friends; (0-2, 0-1); LW 6; 3.40

10. Bethany; (0-2, 0-1); LW 7; 2.00

11. Bethel; (0-1, 0-1); LW 11; 1.20

Last week’s games

Southwestern 28, Friends 21

Avila 38, (17) Sterling 34

St. Mary 13, (18) Tabor 10

McPherson 30, Bethany 13

(21) Kansas Wesleyan 42, Texas Wesleyan University* 7

Ottawa 42, Bethel 14

Sept. 8

1:30 p.m. — McPherson @ Avila (Avila webcast)

5 p.m. — Friends @ (21) Kansas Wesleyan (ESPN3)

5 p.m. — Saint Mary @ Ottawa (St. Mary webcast)

6 p.m. — (17) Sterling @ Southwestern (Sterling webcast)

6 p.m. — Bethel@ Bethany

*Denotes nonconference team.

– Media members of Gatehouse Kansas papers vote on the KCAC Power Poll each week and the results are compiled and released by The Newton Kansan.