GLIAC BOASTS FOUR TEAMS IN FINAL AFCA DIVISION II COACHES’ TOP 25 POLL

GLIAC BOASTS FOUR TEAMS IN FINAL AFCA DIVISION II COACHES’ TOP 25 POLL

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MINNESOTA-DULUTH ENDS 2010 SEASON AT NO. 1 IN FINAL AFCA DIVISION II COACHES’ POLL 

WACO, TEX.– David Nadeau’s 32-yard field goal as time expired gave No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth its second NCAA Division II national championship as the Bulldogs beat No. 2 Delta State (Miss.), 20-17. Minnesota-Duluth finishes the 2010 season with a 15-0 record and the top spot in the final AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. Delta State closes the season at No. 2 despite being unranked in the final regular season poll. The Statesmen finished the season with a 11-4 overall mark.

Northwest Missouri State finishes the season at No. 3 after making a run to the semifinals. They are followed by No. 4 Albany State and No. 5 Central Missouri. Shepherd made the second biggest jump in the final poll as the Rams moved from No. 18 to No. 7 after finishing the season with a 12-2 mark and an appearance in the Division II semifinals. 

Along with No. 2 Delta State, three other teams, who were unranked in the final regular season poll, entered the Top 25 after making playoff appearances. Wingate jumps in at No. 20, North Alabama sits at No. 22 and Missouri Western State comes in at No. 24. 

2010 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – December 20, 2010

 

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Postseason Results Head Coach
1. Minnesota-Duluth (26) 15-0 650 1 D. Delta St. (Miss.), 20-17, in championship Bob Nielson
2. Delta St. (Miss.) 11-4 622 NR Lost to No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth, 20-17, in championship Ron Roberts
3. Northwest Missouri St. 12-2 597 3 Lost to No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth, 17-13, in semifinals Mel Tjeerdsma
4. Albany St. (Ga.) 11-1 505 5 Lost to Delta St. (Miss.), 28-7, in quarterfinals Mike White
5. Central Missouri 11-3 495 8 Lost to No. 3 Northwest Missouri St., 37-20, in quarterfinals Jim Svoboda
6. Augustana (S.D.) 11-2 487 9 Lost to No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth, 24-13, in quarterfinals Mike Aldrich
7. Shepherd (W.Va.) 12-2 480 18 Lost to Delta St. (Miss.), 29-17, in semifinals Monte Cater
8. Abilene Christian (Texas) 11-1 478 2 Lost to No. 8 Central Missouri, 55-41, in second round Chris Thomsen
9. Texas A&M-Kingsville 10-2 458 4 Lost to No. 3 Northwest Missouri St., 35-31, in second round Bo Atterberry
10. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 11-2 422 6 Lost to No. 9 Augustana (S.D.), 38-6, in second round Matt Mitchell
11. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 10-3 392 11 Lost to No. 18 Shepherd (W.Va.), 49-14, in quarterfinals Marty Schaetzle
12. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 10-3 334 15 Lost to No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth, 20-17 OT, in second round Scott Underwood
13. Kutztown (Pa.) 10-2 302 13 Lost to No. 18 Shepherd (W.Va.), 41-34, in second round Raymond Monica
14. California (Pa.) 10-2 287 7 Lost to No. 20 Bloomsburg (Pa.), 28-26, in first round John Luckhardt
15. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 10-3 247 20 Lost to No. 11 Mercyhurst (Pa.), 28-14, in second round Danny Hale
16. Hillsdale (Mich.) 9-3 229 10 Lost to No. 15 St. Cloud State (Minn.), 42-28, in first round Keith Otterbein
17. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 8-3 187 17 Lost to North Alabama, 43-20, in first round David Dean
18. West Texas A&M 8-4 183 14 Lost to No. 8 Central Missouri, 55-35, in first round Don Carthel
19. Colorado School of Mines 9-3 158 16 Lost to No. 6 Grand Valley St. (Mich.), 35-13, in first round Bob Stitt
20. Wingate (N.C.) 9-3 154 NR Lost to No. 5 Albany St. (Ga.), 30-28, in second round Joe Reich
21. Wayne St. (Mich.) 9-2 144 12 DNQ for Playoffs Paul Winters
22. North Alabama 9-4 128 NR Lost to Delta St. (Miss.), 47-24, in second round Terry Bowden
23. Nebraska-Kearney 9-2 89 19 DNQ for Playoffs Darrell Morris
24. Missouri Western St. 8-4 76 NR Lost to No. 3 Northwest Missouri St., 28-24, in first round Jerry Partridge
25. Michigan Tech 8-2 69 21 DNQ for Playoffs Tom Kearly



Dropped Out: Fort Valley St. (Ga.) (22), Morehouse (Ga.) (23), Midwestern St. (Texas) (24), Shaw (N.C.) (25).

Others Receiving Votes: Morehouse (Ga.), 65; Shaw (N.C.), 47; St. Augustine’s (N.C.), 34; Washburn (Kan.), 27; Tuskegee (Ala.), 24; Colorado St.-Pueblo, 19; Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 16; Winston-Salem St. (N.C.), 10; West Virginia Wesleyan, 9; Ashland (Ohio), 7; Central Washington, 6; Midwestern St. (Texas), 6; Chadron St. (Neb.), 4; West Liberty (W.Va.), 2; Concord (W.Va.),

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