SVSU Moves Up to No. 11, Hillsdale to No. 16 in this Week's AFCA D-II Coaches' Poll
Release courtesy of Vince Thompson, AFCA Director of Media Relations
WACO, TEX.– Fresh off of their 35-10 opening week victory over then-No. 5 Central Washington, Minnesota-Duluth moves up one spot to No. 3 in this week’s AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll and received one first place vote. Northwest Missouri State still holds the top spot, garnering 23 first place votes, followed byGrand Valley State at No. 2, North Alabama at No. 4 and California (Pa.) rounding out the Top 5. There will be four Top 25 matchups this coming weekend with two of those being Top 10 battles. No. 2 Grand Valley State hosts No. 8 West Texas A&M on Thursday while No. 6 Abilene Christian travels to No. 9 Washburn on Saturday. In the other Top 25 matchups, No. 1 Northwest Missouri State begins defense of their national championship by hosting No. 14 Texas A&M-Kingsville while No. 5 California (Pa.) travels to No. 11 Saginaw Valley State.
|2010 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – August 30, 2010|
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.||Last Week||Next Game|
|1.||Northwest Missouri St. (23)||0-0||643||1||Idle||Sept. 2 vs. No. 14 Texas A&M-Kingsville|
|2.||Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (1)||0-0||619||2||Idle||Sept. 2 vs. No. 8 West Texas A&M|
|3.||Minnesota-Duluth (1)||1-0||581||4||D. No. 5 Central Washington, 35-10||Sept. 11 at Upper Iowa|
|4.||North Alabama (1)||0-0||564||3||Idle||Sept. 4 vs. Henderson St. (Ark.)|
|5.||California (Pa.)||0-0||524||6||Idle||Sept. 4 at No. 11 Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)|
|6.||Abilene Christian (Texas)||0-0||467||7||Idle||Sept. 4 at No. 9 Washburn (Kan.)|
|7.||West Liberty (W.Va.)||0-0||451||8||Idle||Sept. 4 vs. Edinboro (Pa.)|
|8.||West Texas A&M||0-0||417||11||Idle||Sept. 2 at No. 2 Grand Valley St. (Mich.)|
|9.||Washburn (Kan.)||1-0||408||10||D. Colorado School of Mines, 34-29||Sept. 4 vs. No. 6 Abilene Christian (Tex.)|
|10.||West Alabama||1-0||344||12||D. Shorter (Ga.), 37-7||Sept. 2 at Arkansas-Monticello|
|11.||Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)||0-0||332||14||Idle||Sept. 4 vs. No. 5 California (Pa.)|
|12.||Nebraska-Omaha||0-0||305||15||Idle||Sept. 4 vs. Nebraska-Kearney|
|13.||Central Washington||0-1||277||5||Lost to No. 4 Minnesota-Duluth, 35-10||Sept. 4 at Dixie St. (Utah)|
|14.||Texas A&M-Kingsville||0-0||274||16||Idle||Sept. 2 at No. 1 Northwest Missouri St.|
|15.||Tuskegee (Ala.)||0-0||258||17||Idle||Sept. 4 vs. Benedict (S.C.)|
|16.||Hillsdale (Mich.)||0-0||242||18||Idle||Sept. 3 vs. Ferris St. (Mich.)|
|17.||Midwestern St. (Texas)||0-0||235||19||Idle||Sept. 2 at New Mexico Highlands|
|18.||Minnesota St.-Mankato||0-0||188||21||Idle||Sept. 2 vs. Northern Michigan|
|19.||Missouri Western St.||0-0||169||20||Idle||Sept. 2 vs. Mesa St. (Colo.)|
|20.||Carson-Newman (Tenn.)||0-1||133||9||Lost to Winona St. (Minn.), 24-21||Sept. 2 vs. Bentley (Mass.)|
|21.||West Chester (Pa.)||0-0||126||22||Idle||Sept. 2 at Delaware|
|22.||Delta St. (Miss.)||0-0||115||24||Idle||Sept. 4 at Jackson St. (Miss.)|
|23.||North Carolina-Pembroke||0-0||108||23||Idle||Sept. 4 vs. Fayetteville St. (N.C.)|
|24.||Winona St. (Minn.)||1-0||84||NR||D. No. 9 Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 24-21||Sept. 11 vs. Minnesota St.-Moorhead|
|25.||Wayne St. (Neb.)||1-0||72||NR||D. No. 13 Nebraska-Kearney, 24-17 OT||Sept. 11 vs. Minnesota-Crookston|
Dropped Out: Nebraska-Kearney (13), East Stroudsburg (Pa.), (25).
Others Receiving Votes: Nebraska-Kearney, 52; East Stroudsburg (Pa.), 44; Bemidji St. (Minn.), 43; Albany St. (Ga.), 40; Wingate (N.C.), 38; Central Missouri, 35; Valdosta St. (Ga.), 31; Morehouse (Ga.), 24; Tarleton St. (Texas), 24; Augustana (S.D.), 22; Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 20; Texas A&M-Commerce, 20; Bloomsburg (Pa.), 17; Edinboro (Pa.), 16; Fayetteville St. (N.C.), 16; Shepherd (W.Va.), 14; Chadron St. (Neb.), 12; Colorado School of Mines, 12; Benedict (S.C.), 8; Bentley (Mass.), 7; Clarion (Pa.), 5; Henderson St. (Ark.), 5; C.W. Post (N.Y.), 3; Findlay (Ohio), 3; Shaw (N.C.), 2; Elizabeth City St. (N.C.), 1.
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