Mount Union Tops First Division III Coaches' Poll for 2012

Wisconsin-Whitewater falls from the top of the AFCA Division III Coaches’ Poll for the first time since December 21, 2009. The Warhawks fell in a heated, low-scoring game against No. 24 Buffalo State (N.Y.), 7-6. With the loss, Wisconsin-Whitewater opens in the poll at No. 5. No. 1 Mount Union received 39 of the 42 first place votes. This continues Mount Union’s streak of being ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in every season-opening AFCA poll since the inaugural poll in 1999. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) takes the No. 2 spot with a big win against No. 7 Wesley (Del.), 32-25. They are followed by St. Thomas (Minn.) at No. 3 and Linfield (Ore.) at No. 4.

2012 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches’ Poll - September 17, 2012

RankSchool (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Last WeekNext Game
1. Mount Union (Ohio) (39) 2-0 1047 D. Muskingum (Ohio.), 57-0 Sept. 22 at Marietta (Ohio)
2. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) (1) 2-0 986 D. No. 7 Wesley (Del.), 32-25 Sept. 22 vs. Trinity (Texas)
3. St. Thomas (Minn.) 3-0 914 D. St. John’s (Minn.), 43-21 Sept. 29 at Carleton (Minn.)
4. Linfield (Ore.) 3-0 881 D. No. 19 California Lutheran, 33-30 Sept. 29 at Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)
5. Wis.-Whitewater (2) 1-1 801 Lost to No. 24 Buffalo St. (N.Y.), 7-6 Sept. 22 vs. Wis.-Stevens Point
6. Wabash (Ind.) 2-0 735 D. Denison (Ohio), 35-2 Sept. 22 vs. Allegheny (Pa.)
7. Wesley (Del.) 2-1 700 Lost to No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Tex.), 32-25 Sept. 22 vs. No. 25 Louisiana College
8. Bethel (Minn.) 2-0 668 D. Buena Vista (Iowa), 56-7 Sept. 22 vs. Carleton (Minn.)
9. St. John Fisher (N.Y.) 3-0 634 D. Rochester (N.Y.), 20-16 Sept. 22 vs. Hartwick (N.Y.)
10. Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio) 2-0 560 D. John Carroll (Ohio), 32-28 Sept. 22 vs. Muskingum (Ohio)
11. Salisbury (Md.) 2-1 503 D. North Carolina Wesleyan, 69-6 Sept. 29 at No. 24 Buffalo St. (N.Y.)
12. Hobart (N.Y.) 3-0 498 D. Utica (N.Y.), 45-26 Sept. 22 vs. Merchant Marine (N.Y.)
13. Birmingham-Southern (Ala.) 3-0 424 D. Ave Maria (Fla.), 61-14 Sept. 22 at Rhodes (Tenn.)
14. North Central (Ill.) 2-1 410 D. Wis.-Stout, 37-10 Sept. 29 vs. Elmhurst (Ill.)
15. Illinois Wesleyan 2-0 389 Idle Sept. 22 at Hope (Mich.)
16. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 3-0 373 D. Moravian (Pa.), 49-15 Sept. 22 at Muhlenberg (Pa.)
17. Wis.-Platteville 2-0 331 Idle Sept. 20 at Wis.-Eau Claire
18. Widener (Pa.) 3-0 322 D. Misericordia (Pa.), 67-0 Sept. 22 vs. Wilkes (Pa.)
19. California Lutheran 1-1 314 Lost to No. 4 Linfield (Ore.), 33-30 Sept. 29 vs. Pamona Pitzer (Calif.)
20. Wis.-Oshkosh 2-0 293 D. Wis.-La Crosse, 16-7 Sept. 29 at Alma (Minn.)
21. Hampden-Sydney (Va.) 2-0 257 Idle Sept. 29 at Catholic (D.C.)
22. Wheaton (Ill.) 2-1 244 D. Luther (Iowa), 53-7 Sept. 29 at Augustana (Ill.)
23. Wittenberg (Ohio) 2-0 189 D. DePauw (Ind.), 52-14 Sept. 22 at Wooster (Ohio)
24. Buffalo St. (N.Y.) 2-1 183 D. No. 5 Wis.-Whitewater, 7-6 Sept. 22 vs. Alfred (N.Y.)
25. Louisiana College 2-0 157 D. Belhaven (Miss.), 24-13 Sept. 22 at No. 7 Wesley (Del.)


Others Receiving Votes: Trinity (Texas), 110; Brockport St. (N.Y.), 106; Thomas More (Ky.), 65; Heidelberg (Ohio), 63; Franklin (Ind.), 60; Wartburg (Iowa), 52; Coe (Iowa), 40; Centre (Ky.), 35; Rowan (N.J.), 34; Albion (Mich.), 31; Salve Regina (R.I.), 24; Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.), 22; Elmhurst (Ill.), 22; Willamette (Ore.), 17; Delaware Valley, 15; Wesleyan (Ohio), 15; Illinois College, 13; Hardin-Simmons (Texas), 11; Ithaca (N.Y.), 11; Muhlenberg (Pa.), 10; Wis.-River Falls, 10; Albright (Pa.), 9; Cortland St. (N.Y.), 9; St. John’s (Minn.), 8; Emory & Henry (Va.), 6; Norwich (Vt.), 6; Franklin & Marshall (Pa.), 4; Pacific Lutheran (Wash.), 4; Washington & Jefferson (Pa.), 4; Wis.-Stevens Point, 4; Carnegie Mellon (Pa.), 3; Huntington (Ala.), 3; Wis.-La Crosse, 3; Williams (Mass.), 2; Endicott (Mass.), 1; Gettysburg (Pa.), 1; Millsaps (Miss.), 1; Redlands (Calif.), 1; St. Olaf (Minn.), 1.

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