Little Movement in Division III Coaches' Poll

The AFCA Division III Coaches’ Poll sees no new faces this week, even after two Top 15 teams lost over the weekend. The game of the week belonged to a face-off between national powerhouse, No. 5 Wisconsin-Whitewater, and surprise contender, No. 16 Wisconsin-Platteville, who is enjoying their best season since being briefly ranked in 2004. Platteville, who held the lead for most of the game, scored in the final seconds, but missed their PAT to lose the game, 27-26. Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio), No. 24 this week, fell 15 spots after losing to in-state foe Otterbein (Ohio) on Saturday, 38-17.
    Heidelberg (Ohio), who found themselves in the rankings for the first time ever last week, moved up to No. 22 after defeating Marietta (Ohio), 56-24. There will be plenty of movement next week as four games will feature matchups between top 25 teams.

2012 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches’ Poll
October 1, 2012

RankSchool (1st votes) Rec. Pts.Prev.Last WeekNext Game
1. Mount Union (Ohio) (40) 4-0 1048 1 D. Ohio Northern, 54-0 Oct. 6 at Wilmington (Ohio)
2. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) (2) 4-0 1009 2 D. Sul Ross St. (Texas), 76-28 Oct. 6 vs. Texas Lutheran
3. St. Thomas (Minn.) 4-0 949 3 D. Carleton (Minn.), 47-24 Oct. 6 vs. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.)
4. Linfield (Ore.) 4-0 901 4 D. Pacific Lutheran (Wash.), 31-24 Oct. 13 vs. Whitworth (Wash.)
5. Wis.-Whitewater 3-1 827 5 D. No. 12 Wis.-Platteville, 27-26 Oct. 6 vs. Wis.-River Falls
6. Wesley (Del.) 3-1 793 6 Idle Oct. 6 vs. No. 11 Birmingham-Southern (Ala.)
7. Behtel (Minn.) 4-0 783 7 D. Augsburg (Minn.), 21-20 Oct. 6 vs. No. 23 Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.)
8. St. John Fisher (N.Y.) 4-0 739 8 Idle Oct. 6 vs. No. 10 Salisbury (Md.)
9. Hobart (N.Y.) 5-0 672 10 D. Worchester Polytechnic (Mass.), 61-8 Oct. 6 vs. Springfield (Mass.)
10. Salisbury (Md.) 3-1 621 11 D. Buffalo St. (N.Y.), 20-7 Oct. 6 at No. 8 St. John Fisher (N.Y.)
11. Birmingham-Southern (Ala.) 5-0 534 13 D. Austin (Texas), 49-21 Oct. 6 at No. 6 Wesley (Del.)
12. North Central (Ill.) 3-1 507 14 D. Elmhurst (Ill.), 44-10 Oct. 6 at Millikin (Ill.)
13. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 5-0 500 15 D. Juniata (Pa.), 40-20 Oct. 13 at Dickinson (Pa.)
14. Cal Lutheran 5-0 495 17 D. Pomona Pitzer (Calif.), 38-10 Oct. 6 vs. Redlands (Calif.)
15. Illinois Wesleyan 4-0 438 16 D. Millikin (Ill.), 34-33 OT Oct. 6 at North Park (Ill.)
16. Wis.-Platteville 3-1 416 12 Lost to No. 5 Wis.-Whitewater, 27-26 Oct. 6 at Wis.-La Crosse
17. Widener (Pa.) 5-0 366 18 D. Lebanon Valley (Pa.), 40-37 OT Oct. 6 vs. Stevenson (Md.)
18. Wis.-Oshkosh 4-0 345 19 D. Wis.-River Falls, 19-7 Oct. 6 vs. Wis.-Eau Claire
19. Wabash (Ind.) 3-1 256 20 D. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.), 54-28 Oct. 6 at No. 20 Wittenberg (Ohio)
20. Wittenberg (Ohio) 4-0 245 21 D. Case Western Reserve (Ohio), 14-10 Oct. 6 vs. No. 19 Wabash (Ind.)
21. Wheaton (Ill.) 3-1 203 22 D. Augustana (Ill.), 49-7 Oct. 6 vs. Carthage (Wisc.)
22. Heidelberg (Ohio) 4-0 181 23 D. Marietta (Ohio), 56-24 Oct. 6 at Capital (Ohio)
23. Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.) 4-0 151 24 Idle Oct. 6 at No. 7 Bethel (Minn.)
24. Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio) 3-1 125 9 Lost to Otterbein (Ohio), 38-17 Oct. 6 at Ohio Northern
25. Coe (Iowa) 4-0 102 25 D. Buena Vista (Iowa), 51-0 Oct. 6 vs. Loras (Iowa)


    Dropped Out: None

    Others Receiving Votes: Louisiana College, 72; Willamette (Ore.), 62; Ithaca (N.Y.), 51; Rowan (N.J.), 45; Salve Regina (R.I.), 44; Franklin (Ind.), 34; Hintingdon (Ala.), 27; Gettysburg (Pa.), 24; Otterbein (Ohio), 16; Illinois College, 12; Lebanon Valley (Pa.), 12; Waynesburg (Pa.), 9; Washington & Lee (Va.), 7; Lycoming (Pa.), 6; Millsaps (Miss.), 5; Augsburg (Minn.), 4; Bridgewater (Va.), 4; Concordia (Ill.), 4; Albion (Mich.), 2; Norwich (Vt.), 1; Trinity (Conn.), 1; Trinity (Texas), 1; Washington & Jefferson (Pa.), 1.

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