AFCA NEWS

St. Olaf (Minn.) joins the poll at No. 24 in this week’s AFCA Division III Coaches’ Top 25 Poll after beating Hamline (Minn.), 40-0. This is the first time the Oles have been ranked since 2007. Dubuque (Iowa) rejoins the poll this week at No. 25 after defeating Luther (Iowa), 45-0. Salisbury (Md.) had the biggest fall in this weeks’ poll while still remaining in the Top 25, dropping five spots to No. 15 after a loss to No. 8 Wesley (Del.), 23-14. Then-No. 16 Adrian (Mich.) and then-No. 23 Wisconsin-Oshkosh both dropped out of the poll this week after losing to unranked teams. There are two Top 25 matchups this coming weekend. No. 7 North Central (Ill.) will host No. 12 Wheaton (Ill.) and No. 10 Wabash (Ind.) will host No. 21 Wittenberg (Ohio).

Wisconsin-Whitewater remains No. 1 this week with 39 first place votes followed by Mount Union (Ohio), which received the remaining three first place votes. St. Thomas (Minn.), Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) and Linfield (Ore.) round out the Top 5.

RankSchool (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Last WeekNext Game
1. Wis.-Whitewater (39) 8-0 1047 1 D. Wis.-Stevens Point, 31-16 Nov. 5 at Wis.-Eau Claire
2. Mount Union (Ohio) (3) 8-0 1011 2 D. Otterbein (Ohio), 42-0 Nov. 5 vs. Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio)
3. St. Thomas (Minn.) 9-0 948 3 D. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.), 20-7 Nov. 5 at Carleton (Minn.)
4. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) 8-0 904 4 D. Howard Payne (Texas), 57-6 Nov. 5 vs. Sul Ross St. (Texas)
5. Linfield (Ore.) 7-0 886 5 D. Menlo (Calif.), 23-6 Nov. 5 at Whitworth (Wash.)
6. Thomas More (Ky.) 8-0 792 6 D. Westminster (Pa.), 27-10 Nov. 5. vs. Waynesburg (Pa.)
7. North Central (Ill.) 7-1 780 7 D. Elmhurst (Ill.), 51-10 Nov. 5 vs. No. 12 Wheaton (Ill.)
8. Wesley (Del.) 7-1 737 9 D. No. 10 Salisbury (Md.), 23-14 Nov. 5 at Apprentice School (Va.)
9. Delaware Valley 8-0 707 8 Idle Nov. 5 at Lycoming (Pa.)
10. Wabash (Ind.) 8-0 626 11 D. Allegheny (Pa.), 22-16 Nov. 5 vs. No. 21 Wittenberg (Ohio)
11. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 8-0 617 12 D. Ursinus (Pa.), 37-9 Nov. 5 vs. Franklin & Marshall (Pa.)
12. Wheaton (Ill.) 7-1 544 13 D. Augustana (Ill.), 36-7 Nov. 5 at No. 7 North Central (Ill.)
13. Trinity (Texas) 8-0 507 14 D. Birmingham-Southern (Ala.), 24-16 Nov. 5 vs. Centre (Ky.)
14. California Lutheran 6-1 462 15 D. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.), 54-6 Nov. 5 at Chapman (Calif.)
15. Salisbury (Md.) 7-1 433 10 Lost to No. 9 Wesley (Del.), 23-14 Nov. 5 vs. St. John Fisher (N.Y.)
16. Redlands (Calif.) 6-1 398 17 D. La Verne (Calif.), 38-28 Nov. 5 vs. Whittier (Calif.)
17. Kean (N.J.) 7-1 351 18 D. Rowan (N.J.), 13-6 Nov. 5 at William Paterson (N.J.)
18. Franklin (Ind.) 7-1 325 19 D. Anderson (Ind.), 62-27 Nov. 5 at Earlham (Ind.)
19. Illinois Wesleyan 7-1 271 20 D. Millikin (Ill.), 28-25 Nov. 5 at Carthage (Wis.)
20. Montclair St. (N.J.) 7-1 269 21 D. Western Connecticut, 38-7 Nov. 5 at Rowan (N.J.)
21. Wittenberg (Ohio) 7-1 185 22 Idle Nov. 5 at No. 10 Wabash (Ind.)
22. Louisiana College 7-1 178 24 D. Texas Lutheran, 37-16 Nov. 5 vs. McMurry (Texas)
23. Bethel (Minn.) 6-2 130 25 D. Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.), 27-13 Nov. 5 vs. Hamline (Minn.)
24. St. Olaf (Minn.) 7-1 126 NR D. Hamline (Minn.), 40-0 Nov. 5 at St. John’s (Minn.)
25. Dubuque (Iowa) 8-1 82 NR D. Luther (Iowa), 45-0 Nov. 5 at Coe (Iowa)

     Dropped Out: Adrian (Mich.) (16), Wis.-Oshkosh (23).

     Others Receiving Votes: Adrian (Mich.), 56; Centre (Ky.), 52; Hobart (N.Y.), 44; Hampden-Sydney (Va.), 42; McMurry (Texas), 26; St. John Fisher (N.Y.), 20; Washington & Lee (Va.), 19; Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio), 18; Monmouth (Ill.), 15; Wartburg (Iowa), 14; Cortland St. (N.Y.), 7; Lycoming (Pa.), 7; Endicott (Mass.), 5; Birmingham-Southern (Ala.), 4; Lewis & Clark (Ore.), 2; Trinity (Conn.), 2; Widener (Pa.), 1.

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