Minnesota-Duluth Still No. 1 in AFCA Division II Coaches' Poll

After a 20-12 victory over then-No. 8 Augustana (S.D.), the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs still sit No. 1 in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Bulldogs received 28 of 29 first place votes. Northwest Missouri State moves up to No. 2 and received the final first place vote after its 65-3 win over Truman State. Abilene Christian (Texas), Grand Valley State (Mich.) and North Alabama round out the Top 5. Former No. 2 Delta State (Miss.) dropped to No. 11 after its loss to FCS member Northwestern State (La.), 24-23. Four new teams enter the poll this week with Carson-Newman (Tenn.) ranked at No. 20 followed by Colorado State-Pueblo at No. 21. Colorado School of Mines comes in a No. 24 and Pittsburg State (Kan.) enters the poll at No. 25 after an almost two-year absence from the poll.

2011 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – September 5, 2011

RankSchool (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Last WeekNext Game
1. Minnesota-Duluth (28) 1-0 724 1 D. No. 8 Augustana (S.D.), 20-12 Sept. 10 vs. Upper Iowa
2. Northwest Missouri St. (1) 1-0 693 3 D. Truman St. (Mo.), 65-3 Sept. 10 vs. Sioux Falls (S.D.)
3. Abilene Christian (Texas) 1-0 642 4 D. Tarleton St. (Texas), 27-24 Sept. 17 vs. No. 5 North Alabama
4. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 1-0 628 5 D. Western Oregon, 44-20 Sept. 10 at Hillsdale (Mich.)
5. North Alabama 1-0 592 6 D. Central Oklahoma, 31-10 Sept. 10 vs. Glenville St. (W.Va.)
6. Texas A&M-Kingsville 1-0 576 7 D. No. 22 Central Washington, 21-10 Sept. 10 vs. Minot St. (N.D.)
7. Albany St. (Ga.) 1-0 509 9T D. Savannah St. (Ga.), 37-34 Sept. 10 vs. No. 23 Wingate (N.C.)
8. Shepherd (W.Va.) 1-0 476 11 D. Shippensburg (Pa.), 53-27 Sept. 10 at St. Joseph’s (Ind.)
9. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 1-0 469 9T D. Ashland (Ohio), 27-20 Sept. 10 at Clarion (Pa.)
10. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 1-0 420 13 D. No. 12 California (Pa.), 26-3 Sept. 10 vs. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.)
11. Delta St. (Miss.) 1-1 415 2 Lost to Northwestern St. (La.), 24-23 Sept. 10 at Fort Valley St. (Ga.)
12. Central Missouri 1-0 371 15 D. Missouri Southern St., 42-24 Sept. 10 at Missouri Western St.
13. Nebraska-Kearney 1-0 361 16 D. Wayne St. (Neb.), 41-20 Sept. 10 vs. Northeastern St. (Okla.)
14. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 1-0 312 20 D. No. 14 Wingate (N.C.), 34-28 2OT Sept. 8 vs. Newberry (S.C.)
15. Washburn (Kan.) 1-0 305 18 D. Sioux Falls (S.D.), 33-17 Sept. 8 vs. Lincoln (Mo.)
16. Augustana (S.D.) 0-1 296 8 Lost to No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth, 20-12 Sept. 10 vs. Bemidji St. (Minn.)
17. Wayne St. (Mich.) 1-0 276 21 D. Urbana (Ohio), 69-24 Sept. 10 vs. Tiffin (Ohio)
18. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 1-0 208 17 D. Notre Dame (Ohio), 24-23 OT Sept. 10 vs. No. 19 Kutztown (Pa.)
19. Kutztown (Pa.) 1-0 206 23 D. St. Anselm (N.H.), 56-30 Sept. 10 at No. 18 Mercyhurst (Pa.)
20. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 1-0 144 NR D. Glenville St. (W.Va.), 45-20 Sept. 8 vs. Fayetteville St. (N.C.)
21. Colorado St.-Pueblo 1-0 126 NR D. No. 19 West Texas A&M, 26-24 Sept. 10 vs. Northwestern Okla. St.
22. California (Pa.) 0-1 104 12 Lost to No. 13 St. Cloud State (Minn.), 26-3 Sept. 10 vs. C.W. Post (N.Y.)
23. Wingate (N.C.) 0-1 101 14 Lost to No. 20 Valdosta St. (Ga.), 34-28 2OT Sept. 10 at No. 7 Albany St. (Ga.)
24. Colorado School of Mines 1-0 89 NR D. William Jewell (Mo.), 33-0 Sept. 10 vs. South Dakota School of Mines
25. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 1-0 57 NR D. Missouri Western St., 34-7 Sept. 10 vs. Emporia St. (Kan.)


Dropped Out: West Texas A&M (19), Central Washington (22), Henderson St. (Ark.) (24), Hillsdale (Mich.) (25T), Shaw (N.C.) (25T)

Others Receiving Votes: Central Washington, 56; Michigan Tech, 48; New Haven (Conn.), 40; Tuskegee (Ala.), 30; West Texas A&M, 24; Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), 21; Harding (Ark.), 16; Virginia Union, 16; Henderson St. (Ark.), 14; Tusculum (Tenn.), 10; St. Augustine’s (N.C.), 8; Edinboro (Pa.), 7; Winston-Salem St. (N.C.), 6; Ashland (Ohio), 5; Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 5; Midwestern St. (Texas), 5; Shaw (N.C.), 5; Morehouse (Ga.), 2; Northern Michigan, 2; American International (Mass.), 1; Mars Hill (N.C.), 1; Merrimack (Mass.), 1; Missouri Western St., 1; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 1.

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