September 17, 2012

Ashland Jumps up to No. 17, GLIAC Still Has Four Teams in the Latest AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

Release courtesy of Vince Thompson, AFCA Director of Media Relations

WACO, TEX.– Losses by three Top 25 teams last week caused a shakeup in the bottom 15 of the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, allowing three new teams to enter the poll this week. Pittsburg State (Kan.) still sits No. 1 after a 52-9 win over Southwest Baptist (Mo.). Minnesota-Duluth, Colorado State-Pueblo, Grand Valley State (Mich.) and Winston-Salem State (N.C.) round out the Top 5. 

Texas A&M-Kingsville, Kutztown (Pa.) and Delta State (Miss.) dropped out of the poll this week, allowing Minnesota State-Mankato, Henderson State (Ark.) and West Texas A&M to be ranked this week. Minnesota State-Mankato is No. 22 and 3-0 after a 25-21 victory over St. Cloud State (Minn.). No. 24 Henderson State (Ark.) is also 3-0 after its 73-34 win over Arkansas Tech, while West Texas A&M re-enters the poll at No. 25 after beating then-No. 14 Texas A&M-Kingsville, 40-10. There are two Top 25 matchups this week as No. 6 California (Pa.) plays host to No. 14 Indiana (Pa.), and No. 23 West Alabama travels to No. 16 Valdosta State (Ga.). 

 

 

 


2012 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll – September 17, 2012

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Week Three Next Game
1. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) (29) 3-0 749 1 D. Southwest Baptist (Mo.), 52-9 Sept. 22 vs. Lincoln (Mo.)
2. Minnesota-Duluth 3-0 717 2 D. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.), 70-24 Sept. 22 vs. Augustana (S.D.)
3. Colorado St.-Pueblo 3-0 673 3 D. Western New Mexico, 35-27 Sept. 22 vs. Adams St. (Colo.)
4. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 3-0 657 4 D. Tiffin (Ohio), 28-0 Sept. 22 vs. Ohio Dominican
5. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) (1) 3-0 621 5 D. Morehouse (Ga.), 55-21 Sept. 22 vs. Virginia Union
6. California (Pa.) 3-0 578 6 D. Edinboro (Pa.), 24-14 Sept. 22 vs. No. 14 Indiana (Pa.)
7. Missouri Western St. 3-0 550 8 D. Nebraska-Kearney, 38-14 Sept. 22 at Fort Hays St. (Kan.)
8. New Haven (Conn.) 3-0 545 7 D. Pace (N.Y.), 44-10 Sept. 22 vs. St. Anselm (N.H.)
9. Washburn (Kan.) 3-0 490 9 D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 24-20 Sept. 22 at Central Oklahoma
10. Humboldt St. (Calif.) 3-0 458 11 D. Simon Fraser (B.C.), 41-21 Sept. 22 at Dixie St. (Utah)
11. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 3-0 454 12 D. No. 21 Kutztown (Pa.), 44-37 Sept. 22 at LIU Post (N.Y.)
12. Northwest Missouri St. 2-1 391 13 D. Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 48-10 Sept. 22 at Nebraska-Kearney
13. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 2-0 350 15 Idle Sept. 22 vs. Arkansas Tech
14. Indiana (Pa.) 3-0 331 17 D. Lock Haven (Pa.), 42-0 Sept. 22 at No. 6 California (Pa.)
15. Midwestern St. (Texas) 1-1 307 16 D. Texas A&M-Commerce, 65-14 Sept. 22 at Texas A&M-Kingsville
16. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 2-1 264 18 D. Angelo St. (Texas), 43-10 Sept. 22 vs. No. 23 West Alabama
17. Ashland (Ohio) 3-0 248 22 D. Ferris St. (Mich.), 47-32 Sept. 22 at Northern Michigan
18. Colorado School of Mines 3-0 176 23 D. Black Hills St. (S.D.), 42-19 Sept. 22 at New Mexico Highlands
19. Abilene Christian (Texas) 2-1 170 20 D. Tarleton St. (Texas), 34-31 Sept. 22 at Angelo St. (Texas)
20. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) 2-1 146 10 Lost to Findlay (Ohio), 29-27 Sept. 22 at Lake Erie (Ohio)
21. Wayne St. (Mich.) 1-1 145 19 D. Lake Erie (Ohio), 35-31 Sept. 22 at Malone (Ohio)
22. Minnesota St.-Mankato 3-0 129 NR D. St. Cloud State (Minn.), 25-21 Sept. 22 vs. Minnesota St.-Moorhead
23. West Alabama 2-1 110 24 D. Mississippi College, 41-3 Sept. 22 at No. 16 Valdosta St. (Ga.)
24. Henderson St. (Ark.) 3-0 97 NR D. Arkansas Tech, 73-34 Sept. 22 vs. Southeastern Oklahoma St.
25. West Texas A&M 2-1 63 NR D. No. 14 Texas A&M-Kingsville, 40-10 Sept. 22 at Incarnate Word (Texas)

 

Dropped Out: Texas A&M-Kingsville (14), Kutztown (Pa.) (21), Delta St. (Miss.) (25)

 

Others Receiving Votes: Delta St. (Miss.), 57; Texas A&M-Kingsville, 37; Shippensburg (Pa.), 34; Central Missouri, 32; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 31; Hillsdale (Mich.), 24; Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 23; Harding (Ark.), 18; Michigan Tech, 14; Wayne St. (Neb.), 14; Newberry (S.C.), 13; Bowie St. (Md.), 7; Charleston (W.Va.), 5; North Carolina-Pembroke, 5; Findlay (Ohio), 4; Adams St. (Colo.), 3; Central Washington, 2; Missouri S&T, 2; Tarleton St. (Texas), 2; Emporia St. (Kan.), 1; Miles (Ala.), 1; St. Augustine’s (N.C.), 1; Shepherd (W.Va.), 1.

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