Top Seven Unchanged in Division II Coaches' Poll

The top seven teams remained unchanged in week one of the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. Pittsburg State (Kan.) still holds onto the top spot, and received 28 first-place votes this week. The Gorillas are followed by Minnesota-Duluth, Northwest Missouri State, Midwestern State (Texas) and Wayne State (Mich.) in the Top 5. Valdosta State (Ga.) took the biggest fall, moving from No. 8 to No. 20 after its 28-24 loss to Saginaw Valley State (Mich.).

The Cardinals are one of four new teams in the poll this week. Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) jumps into the poll at No. 18, followed by Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) at No. 21, Indiana (Pa.) at No. 23 and Texas A&M-Kingsville at No. 24. There are two Top 25 matchups in the Coaches’ Top 25 Poll in week two. No. 9 Abilene Christian (Texas) hosts No. 24 Texas A&M-Kingsville and No. 10 California (Pa.) travels to No. 11 Kutztown (Pa.).

2012 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – September 3, 2012

RankSchool (1st votes) Rec. Pts.Prev.Season OpenerNext Game
1. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) (28) 1-0 748 1 D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 41-20 Sept. 8 vs. Central Oklahoma
2. Minnesota-Duluth 1-0 705 2 D. Southwest Minnesota St., 45-20 Sept. 8 vs. Winona St. (Minn.)
3. Northwest Missouri St. 1-0 684 3 D. East Central (Okla.), 33-3 Sept. 8 at Central Missouri
4. Midwestern St. (Texas) 0-0 631 4 Idle Sept. 8 at Tarleton St. (Texas)
5. Wayne St. (Mich.) (1) 0-0 620 5 Idle Sept. 8 at Ashland (Ohio)
6. Colorado St.-Pueblo 1-0 610 6 D. No. 24 West Texas A&M, 44-34 Sept. 8 at Northwestern Oklahoma St.
7. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 1-0 571 7 D. Western Oregon, 48-20 Sept. 8 vs. Notre Dame (Ohio)
8. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) (1) 1-0 537 9 D. North Carolina-Pembroke, 28-23 Sept. 8 at Concord (W.Va.)
9. Abilene Christian (Texas) 1-0 494 10 D. McMurry (Texas), 51-0 Sept. 8 vs. No. 24 Texas A&M-Kingsville
10. California (Pa.) 1-0 491 11 D. No. 17 Hillsdale (Mich.), 30-22 Sept. 8 at No. 11 Kutztown (Pa.)
11. Kutztown (Pa.) 1-0 421 12 D. St. Anselm (N.H.), 58-6 Sept. 8 vs. No. 10 California (Pa.)
12. New Haven (Conn.) 1-0 398 13 D. Merrimack (Mass.), 45-18 Sept. 8 at St. Augustine’s (N.C.)
13. West Alabama 1-0 395 15 D. Clark Atlanta (Ga.), 44-0 Sept. 8 at Samford (Ala.)
14. Missouri Western St. 1-0 359 18 D. Central Missouri, 38-26 Sept. 8 vs. William Jewell (Mo.)
15. Washburn (Kan.) 1-0 285 20 D. Nebraska-Kearney, 24-14 Sept. 8 at Fort Hays St. (Kan.)
16. Albany St. (Ga.) 1-0 253 22 D. No. 23 North Greenville (S.C.), 24-12 Sept. 8 at Wingate (N.C.)
17. Humboldt St. (Calif.) 1-0 249 21 D. Colorado Mesa, 38-19 Sept. 8 vs. Azusa Pacific (Calif.)
18. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) 1-0 248 NR D. No. 8 Valdosta St. (Ga.), 28-24 Sept. 8 at Malone (Ohio)
19. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 1-0 190 25 D. Stonehill (Mass.), 44-28 Sept. 8 vs. Edinboro (Pa.)
20. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 0-1 151 8 Lost to Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 28-24 Sept. 8 vs. Fort Valley St. (Ga.)
21. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 1-0 75 NR D. Northwestern Oklahoma St., 55-3 Sept. 8 at Stillman (Ala.)
22. Delta St. (Miss.) 0-1 65 14 Lost to Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 31-23 Sept. 8 at Elizabeth City St. (N.C.)
23. Indiana (Pa.) 1-0 61 NR D. Southern Connecticut St., 33-6 Sept. 8 at Cheyney (Pa.)
24. Texas A&M-Kingsville 1-0 52 NR D. Central Washington, 35-7 Sept. 8 at No. 9 Abilene Christian (Texas)
25. Hillsdale (Mich.) 0-1 48 17 Lost to No. 11 California (Pa.), 30-22 Sept. 8 vs. Ohio Dominican

Dropped Out: St. Cloud State (Minn.) (16), Shepherd (W.Va.) (19), North Greenville (S.C.) (23), West Texas A&M (24)

Others Receiving Votes: Concord (W.Va.), 46; Colorado School of Mines, 39; North Alabama, 38; Minnesota St.-Mankato, 36; West Texas A&M, 34; Ashland (Ohio), 31; Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 24; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 23; Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 18; Henderson St. (Ark.), 18; West Georgia, 16; Shippensburg (Pa.), 14; St. Augustine’s (N.C.), 12; North Greenville (S.C.), 8; St. Cloud State (Minn.), 8; Michigan Tech, 7; North Carolina-Pembroke, 7; Slippery Rock (Pa.), 6; East Central (Okla.), 5; Winona St. (Minn.), 5; Newberry (S.C.), 4; Miles (Ala.), 3; Wayne St. (Neb.), 3; Harding (Ark.), 1; Morehouse (Ga.), 1; New Mexico Highlands, 1; Urbana (Ohio), 1.

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