Four New Teams Enter Division II Coaches' Top 25 Poll

After the first week of action, there was a big shakeup in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll as four ranked teams fell out of the poll, with two previous Top 10 teams falling more than 10 spots after upset losses. Valdosta State (Ga.) held onto the No. 1 spot with 29 first-place votes, followed by Minnesota State-Mankato at No. 2 with two first-place votes. Northwest Missouri State and West Texas A&M flip flop places, to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, while Colorado State-Pueblo jumped three spots to No. 5 this week.

Losses by Shippensburg (Pa.), New Haven (Conn.), Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) and Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) caused all four of those teams to drop out of the poll, which made room for North Alabama at No. 22, North Carolina-Pembroke and West Chester (Pa.) tied at No. 23 and Delta State (Miss.) coming in at No. 25. There is only one Top 25 matchup this week as No. 4 West Texas A&M plays No. 18 Chadron State (Neb.) on Thursday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

2013 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – September 9, 2013

RankSchool (1st votes) Rec. Pts.Prev.Season OpenerNext Game
1. Valdosta St. (Ga.) (29) 1-0 795 1 D. Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 36-21 Sept. 21 vs. Shorter (Ga.)
2. Minnesota St.-Mankato (2) 1-0 762 2 D. Mary (N.D.), 34-21 Sept. 14 vs. Minnesota-Crookston
3. Northwest Missouri St. 1-0 705 4 D. No. 22 Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 45-24 Sept. 14 vs. Central Missouri
4. West Texas A&M 1-0 699 3 D. Western St. (Colo.), 48-21 Sept. 12 vs. No. 18 Chadron St. (Neb.)
5. Colorado St.-Pueblo (1) 1-0 644 8 D. Northern Colorado, 41-36 Sept. 14 vs. Angelo St. (Texas)
6. Missouri Western St. 1-0 622 6 D. Central Missouri, 26-23 Sept. 14 vs. Missouri S&T
7. Minnesota-Duluth 1-0 589 11 D. Sioux Falls (S.D.), 32-7 Sept. 14 at Upper Iowa
8. Indiana (Pa.) 1-0 549 10 D. Southern Connecticut St., 30-20 Sept. 14 vs. Cheyney (Pa.)
9. Henderson St. (Ark.) 1-0 516 13 D. Southern Nazarene (Okla.), 82-10 Sept. 14 vs. McKendree (Ill.)
10. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 1-0 503 14 D. Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 38-17 Sept. 14 vs. Truman St. (Mo.)
11. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 1-0 429 17 D. Wayne St. (Mich.), 55-28 Sept. 14 at Colorado School of Mines
12. West Alabama 1-0 427 16 D. Clark Atlanta (Ga.), 42-6 Sept. 14 at McNeese St. (La.)
13. Midwestern St. (Texas) 0-0 392 15 Idle Sept. 14 vs. Tarleton St. (Texas)
14. Indianapolis (Ind.) 1-0 354 19 D. No. 9 Ashland (Ohio), 10-9 Sept. 14 vs. St. Xavier (Ill.)
15. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 1-0 347 18 D. Stonehill (Mass.), 41-13 Sept. 14 at Edinboro (Pa.)
16. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 1-0 290 21 D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 45-6 Sept. 14 at Central Oklahoma
17. Shepherd (W.Va.) 1-0 259 25 D. No. 7 Shippensburg (Pa.), 33-0 Sept. 14 at Fairmont St. (W.Va.)
18. Chadron St. (Neb.) 1-0 244 20 D. Missouri S&T, 40-34 2OT Sept. 12 vs. No. 4 West Texas A&M
19. Tuskegee (Ala.) 1-0 197 24 D. Alabama A&M, 23-7 Sept. 14 at Albany St. (Ga.)
20. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) 0-1 172 5 Lost to North Carolina-Pembroke, 25-21 Sept. 14 vs. Virginia-Lynchburg
21. Ashland (Ohio) 0-1 152 9 Lost to No. 19 Indianapolis (Ind.), 10-9 Sept. 14 at Wayne St. (Mich.)
22. North Alabama 1-0 126 NR D. Miles (Ala.), 42-7 Sept. 14 at Jacksonville St. (Ala.)
23t. North Carolina-Pembroke 1-0 92 NR D. No. 5 Winston-Salem St. (N.C.), 25-21 Sept. 14 at Fayetteville St. (N.C.)
23t. West Chester (Pa.) 1-0 92 NR D. No. 12 New Haven (Conn.), 45-14 Sept. 14 at Gannon (Pa.)
25. Delta St. (Miss.) 1-0 69 NR D. Mississippi Valley St., 24-14 Sept. 13 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce


Dropped Out: Shippensburg (Pa.) (7), New Haven (Conn.) (12), Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) (22), Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) (23)

Others Receiving Votes: Shippensburg (Pa.), 61; St. Cloud State (Minn.), 60; Colorado School of Mines, 43; Washburn (Kan.), 38; Emporia St. (Kan.), 30; New Haven (Conn.), 25; Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 22; California (Pa.), 20; Shaw (N.C.), 14; Bentley (Mass.), 13; Texas A&M-Kingsville, 11; Charleston (W.Va.), 9; Arkansas Tech, 5; Concord (W.Va.), 5; Michigan Tech, 5; New Mexico Highlands, 3; Ohio Dominican, 3; Missouri S&T, 2; Missouri Southern St., 2; Southwestern Oklahoma St., 1; Stillman (Ala.), 1; Tarleton St. (Texas), 1.

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