Little Change in Division II Coaches' Poll in Week Four
The top eight teams in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll remained the same, but with losses to then-No. 9 Grand Valley State (Mich.) and then-No. 10 Carson-Newman (Tenn.), the rest of the Top 25 moved up a few spots. Valdosta State (Ga.) still sits No. 1 with 30 first-place votes, followed by Minnesota State-Mankato, Northwest Missouri State, West Texas A&M and Colorado State-Pueblo rounding out the top five.
Ohio Dominican enters the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 for the first time at No. 23 after the Panthers handed Grand Valley State (Mich.) a 57-14 loss, dropping the Lakers to No. 25 this week. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) also dropped in the poll to No. 20 after its close loss to conference rival Catawba (N.C.), 25-22.
There is only one Top 25 matchup this week as No. 11 Minnesota-Duluth plays host to No. 18 St. Cloud State (Minn.) in a key Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division game.
2013 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – September 30, 2013
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.||Week Four||Next Game|
|1.||Valdosta St. (Ga.) (30)||3-0||793||1||D. Angelo St. (Texas), 37-3||Oct. 5 vs. Florida Tech|
|2.||Minnesota St.-Mankato (2)||4-0||765||2||D. Northern St. (S.D.), 42-14||Oct. 5 at Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.)|
|3.||Northwest Missouri St.||4-0||727||3||D. Nebraska-Kearney, 53-7||Oct. 5 at Northeastern St. (Okla.)|
|4.||West Texas A&M||4-0||700||4||D. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 69-7||Oct. 5 vs. Central St. (Ohio)|
|5.||Colorado St.-Pueblo||4-0||670||5||D. Adams St. (Colo.), 48-7||Oct. 5 vs. Fort Lewis (Colo.)|
|6.||Missouri Western St.||4-0||648||6||D. Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 52-21||Oct. 5 at Central Oklahoma|
|7.||Indiana (Pa.)||4-0||595||7||D. California (Pa.), 20-7||Oct. 5 vs. Millersville (Pa.)|
|8.||Henderson St. (Ark.)||4-0||573||8||D. East Central (Okla.), 63-31||Oct. 5 at Northwestern Oklahoma St.|
|9.||Bloomsburg (Pa.)||4-0||529||11||D. Lock Haven (Pa.), 56-10||Oct. 5 at Gannon (Pa.)|
|10.||Pittsburg St. (Kan.)||4-0||514||12||D. Lincoln (Mo.), 59-38||Oct. 5 vs. Abilene Christian (Texas)|
|11.||Minnesota-Duluth||3-1||438||13||D. Wayne St. (Neb.), 64-21||Oct. 5 vs. No. 18 St. Cloud State (Minn.)|
|12.||Shepherd (W.Va.)||4-0||413||14||D. West Virginia Wesleyan, 45-10||Oct. 5 vs. Charleston (W.Va.)|
|13.||North Carolina-Pembroke||4-0||391||16||D. Wingate (N.C.), 38-10||Oct. 12 at North Carolina-Charlotte|
|14.||West Alabama||3-1||359||15||D. Concordia (Ala.), 71-14||Oct. 3 vs. Delta St. (Miss.)|
|15.||Washburn (Kan.)||4-0||309||18||D. Central Oklahoma, 28-19||Oct. 5 at Southwest Baptist (Mo.)|
|16.||Winston-Salem St. (N.C.)||3-1||290||17||D. Virginia Union, 55-15||Oct. 5 vs. Bowie St. (Md.)|
|17.||West Chester (Pa.)||4-0||266||19||D. Kutztown (Pa.), 22-21||Oct. 5 vs. California (Pa.)|
|18.||St. Cloud State (Minn.)||4-0||240||20||D. Augustana (S.D.), 31-6||Oct. 5 at No. 11 Minnesota-Duluth|
|19.||Chadron St. (Neb.)||3-1||169||21||D. Western St. (Colo.), 35-13||Oct. 5 vs. Adams St. (Colo.)|
|20.||Carson-Newman (Tenn.)||3-1||163||10||Lost to Catawba (N.C.), 25-22||Oct. 5 at Mars Hill (N.C.)|
|21.||Indianapolis (Ind.)||3-1||138||22||D. Hillsdale (Mich.), 17-14||Oct. 5 vs. Missouri S&T|
|22.||Tarleton St. (Texas)||3-0||129||25||D. Abilene Christian (Texas), 41-34 2OT||Oct. 5 at Eastern New Mexico|
|23.||Ohio Dominican||4-0||124||NR||D. No. 9 Grand Valley St. (Mich.), 57-14||Oct. 5 at Walsh (Ohio)|
|24.||Emporia St. (Kan.)||4-0||114||24||D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 45-24||Oct. 5 at Lincoln (Mo.)|
|25.||Grand Valley St. (Mich.)||3-1||113||9||Lost to Ohio Dominican, 57-14||Oct. 5 vs. Michigan Tech|
Dropped Out: Midwestern St. (Texas) (23)
Others Receiving Votes: Midwestern St. (Texas), 108; Colorado School of Mines, 26; North Greenville (S.C.), 22; New Haven (Conn.), 17; Newberry (S.C.), 16; Ferris St. (Mich.), 12; Catawba (N.C.), 7; Tuskegee (Ala.), 6; Michigan Tech, 4; Delta St. (Miss.), 3; Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 3; Texas A&M-Kingsville, 3; Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), 2; Johnson C. Smith (N.C.), 1.