Wisconsin-Whitewater Ends Regular Season at No. 1

Wisconsin-Whitewater beat Wisconsin-La Crosse, 17-3, to end the regular season at 10-0 and No. 1 in the AFCA Division III Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Warhawks will host Albion (Mich.) in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs on November 19. Mount Union (Ohio) finishes the regular season at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas), No. 4 St. Thomas (Minn.) and No. 5 Linfield (Ore.).

Twenty-one teams in the Division III Coaches’ Top 25 made the NCAA Division III playoffs, with six Top 25 matchups highlighting the first weekend of games. No. 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) plays host to No. 14 Redlands (Calif.), while No. 5 Linfield (Ore.) hosts No. 12 California Lutheran. No. 6 North Central (Ill.) will host No. 19 Dubuque (Iowa) and No. 11 Trinity (Texas) will host in-state rival No. 22 McMurry (Texas). The final two Top 25 matchups see No. 16 Franklin (Ind.) playing host to No. 18 Thomas More (Ky.), while No. 17 Illinois Wesleyan hosts No. 23 Monmouth (Ill.).

2011 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches’ Poll – November 14, 2011

RankSchool (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Last WeekNext Game
1. Wis.-Whitewater (41) 10-0 1049 1 D. Wis.-La Crosse, 17-3 Nov. 19 vs. Albion (Mich.)
2. Mount Union (Ohio) (1) 10-0 1007 2 D. Muskingum (Ohio), 28-0 Nov. 19 vs. Benedictine (Ill.)
3. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) 10-0 933 4 D. Texas Lutheran, 56-17 Nov. 19 vs. No. 14 Redlands (Calif.)
4. St. Thomas (Minn.) 10-0 923 3 Idle Nov. 19 vs. St. Scholastica (Minn.)
5. Linfield (Ore.) 9-0 888 5 D. Lewis & Clark (Ore.), 47-14 Nov. 19 vs. No. 12 California Lutheran
6. North Central (Ill.) 9-1 822 6 D. North Park (Ill.), 35-0 Nov. 19 vs. No. 19 Dubuque (Iowa)
7. Wesley (Del.) 9-1 789 7 D. Huntingdon (Ala.), 54-13 Nov. 19 vs. Hobart (N.Y.)
8. Delaware Valley 10-0 750 8 D. Widener (Pa.), 56-28 Nov. 19 vs. Norwich (Vt.)
9. Wabash (Ind.) 10-0 691 9 D. DePauw (Ind.), 45-7 Nov. 19 vs. Illinois College
10. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 10-0 641 10 D. McDaniel (Md.), 28-24 Nov. 19 vs. St. John Fisher (N.Y.)
11. Trinity (Texas) 10-0 584 11 D. Austin (Texas), 7-6 Nov. 19 vs. No. 22 McMurry (Texas)
12. California Lutheran 8-1 576 12t D. Occidental (Calif.), 70-20 Nov. 19 at No. 5 Linfield (Ore.)
13. Salisbury (Md.) 9-1 573 12t D. Frostburg St. (Md.), 49-7 Nov. 19 vs. Western New England (Mass.)
14. Redlands (Calif.) 8-1 474 14 D. Chapman (Calif.), 19-13 Nov. 19 at No. 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas)
15. Kean (N.J.) 9-1 458 15 D. No. 18 Montclair St. (N.J.), 19-13 Nov. 19 vs. Christopher Newport (Va.)
16. Franklin (Ind.) 9-1 419 16 D. Hanover (Ind.), 40-15 Nov. 19 vs. No. 18 Thomas More (Ky.)
17. Illinois Wesleyan 9-1 385 17 D. Augustana (Ill.), 34-12 Nov. 19 vs. No. 23 Monmouth (Ill.)
18. Thomas More (Ky.) 9-1 312 19 D. Mount St. Joseph (Ohio), 33-28 Nov. 19 at No. 16 Franklin (Ind.)
19. Dubuque (Iowa) 9-1 293 20 Idle Nov. 19 at No. 6 North Central (Ill.)
20. Bethel (Minn.) 8-2 238 21 D. Augsburg (Minn.), 42-7 Season Complete
21. Wheaton (Ill.) 8-2 212 22 D. Millikin (Ill.), 49-29 Season Complete
22. McMurry (Texas) 8-2 169 24 D. Mississippi College, 63-38 Nov. 19 at No. 11 Trinity (Texas)
23. Monmouth (Ill.) 9-1 96 25 Idle Nov. 19 at No. 17 Illinois Wesleyan
24. Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio) 8-2 74 NR D. John Carroll (Ohio), 45-37 Season Complete
25. Montclair St. (N.J.) 8-2 55 18 Lost to No. 15 Kean (N.J.), 19-13 Season Complete


Dropped Out: Hampden-Sydney (Va.) (23).

Others Receiving Votes: Centre (Ky.), 45; St. Olaf (Minn.), 25; Wittenberg (Ohio), 24; Wartburg (Iowa), 23; Case Western (Ohio), 17; Endicott (Mass.), 17; Hampden-Sydney (Va.), 17; Cortland St. (N.Y.), 12; Hobart (N.Y.), 10; St. John Fisher (N.Y.), 9; Heidelberg (Ohio), 8; Christopher Newport (Va.), 6; Lycoming (Pa.), 6; Wis.-Oshkosh, 5; Illinois College, 4; Amherst (Mass.), 3; Randolph-Macon (Va.), 3; SUNY Maritime (N.Y.), 3; Western New England (Mass.), 2.

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