Big Reshuffle in Division II Coaches' Poll

Previous Top 5 teams Northwest Missouri State, Midwestern State (Texas) and Wayne State (Mich.) all lost this past Saturday, causing a big shakeup in week two of the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. Pittsburg State (Kan.) beat Central Oklahoma, 34-19, and held onto the top spot with 29 first-place votes. Minnesota-Duluth remains No. 2, followed by Colorado State-Pueblo, Grand Valley State (Mich.) and Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) as the new Top 5.

Northwest Missouri State fell 10 spots to No. 13 after its 31-21 loss to Central Missouri, while Midwestern State (Texas) dropped 12 places to No. 16 after getting beat by Tarleton State (Texas), 20-17. Wayne State (Mich.) had the biggest fall, going from No. 5 to No. 19 after losing to Ashland (Ohio), 7-0. With that victory, Ashland (Ohio) jumps into the poll at No. 22 this week, along with another newcomer, No. 23 Colorado School of Mines, who beat South Dakota Mines, 71-7. There is only one Top 25 matchup this week as No. 12 Bloomsburg (Pa.) plays host to No. 21 Kutztown (Pa.).

2012 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – September 10, 2012

RankSchool (1st votes) Rec. Pts.Prev.Week TwoNext Game
1. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) (29) 2-0 749 1 D. Central Oklahoma, 34-19 Sept. 15 at Southwest Baptist (Mo.)
2. Minnesota-Duluth 2-0 716 2 D. Winona St. (Minn.), 38-16 Sept. 15 at Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.)
3. Colorado St.-Pueblo 2-0 680 6 D. Northwestern Oklahoma St., 41-24 Sept. 15 at Western New Mexico
4. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 2-0 662 7 D. Notre Dame (Ohio), 83-46 Sept. 15 at Tiffin (Ohio)
5. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) (1) 2-0 603 8 D. Concord (W.Va.), 30-22 Sept. 15 vs. Morehouse (Ga.)
6. California (Pa.) 2-0 601 10 D. No. 11 Kutztown (Pa.), 48-45 Sept. 15 at Edinboro (Pa.)
7. New Haven (Conn.) 2-0 548 12 D. St. Augustine’s (N.C.), 24-21 Sept. 15 at Pace (N.Y.)
8. Missouri Western St. 2-0 512 14 D. William Jewell (Mo.), 56-0 Sept. 15 vs. Nebraska-Kearney
9. Washburn (Kan.) 2-0 474 15 D. Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 45-20 Sept. 15 vs. Northeastern St. (Okla.)
10. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) 2-0 435 18 D. Malone (Ohio), 37-14 Sept. 15 vs. Findlay (Ohio)
11. Humboldt St. (Calif.) 2-0 373 17 D. Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 42-17 Sept. 15 vs. Simon Fraser (B.C.)
12. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 2-0 368 19 D. Edinboro (Pa.), 30-14 Sept. 15 vs. No. 21 Kutztown (Pa.)
13. Northwest Missouri St. 1-1 362 3 Lost to Central Missouri, 31-21 Sept. 15 vs. Fort Hays St. (Kan.)
14. Texas A&M-Kingsville 2-0 320 24 D. No. 9 Abilene Christian (Texas), 16-13 Sept. 15 vs. West Texas A&M
15. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 2-0 270 21 D. Stillman (Ala.), 31-0 Sept. 22 vs. Arkansas Tech
16. Midwestern St. (Texas) 0-1 247 4 Lost to Tarleton St. (Texas), 20-17 Sept. 13 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce
17. Indiana (Pa.) 2-0 220 23 D. Cheyney (Pa.), 56-0 Sept. 15 vs. Lock Haven (Pa.)
18. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 1-1 212 20 D. Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 62-14 Sept. 15 vs. Angelo St. (Texas)
19. Wayne St. (Mich.) 0-1 181 5 Lost to Ashland (Ohio), 7-0 Sept. 15 vs. Lake Erie (Ohio)
20. Abilene Christian (Texas) 1-1 171 9 Lost to No. 24 Texas A&M-Kingsville, 16-13 Sept. 15 vs. Tarleton St. (Texas)
21. Kutztown (Pa.) 1-1 157 11 Lost to No. 10 California (Pa.), 48-45 Sept. 15 at No. 12 Bloomsburg (Pa.)
22. Ashland (Ohio) 2-0 155 NR D. No. 5 Wayne St. (Mich.), 7-0 Sept. 15 at Ferris St. (Mich.)
23. Colorado School of Mines 2-0 115 NR D. South Dakota Mines, 71-7 Sept. 15 vs. Black Hills St. (S.D.)
24. West Alabama 1-1 111 13 Lost to Samford (Ala.), 34-6 Sept. 15 vs. Mississippi College
25. Delta St. (Miss.) 1-1 96 22 D. Elizabeth City St. (N.C.), 26-7 Sept. 22 vs. North Alabama


Dropped Out: Albany St. (Ga.) (16), Hillsdale (Mich.) (25)

Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota St.-Mankato, 80; Central Missouri, 79; Hillsdale (Mich.), 75; Henderson St. (Ark.), 26; West Georgia, 26; West Texas A&M, 25; Tarleton St. (Texas), 24; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 19; Harding (Ark.), 13; Michigan Tech, 12; Shippensburg (Pa.), 9; Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 6; East Central (Okla.), 4; Wayne St. (Neb.), 4; New Mexico Highlands, 3; Newberry (S.C.), 2; North Carolina-Pembroke, 2; Charleston (W.Va.), 1; Morehouse (Ga.), 1; Urbana (Ohio), 1.

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