Only 10 Undefeated Teams Left in Division II Top 25 Poll

Missouri Western State and North Carolina-Pembroke fell from the ranks of the unbeatens this week, leaving us with only 10 unblemished teams in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Griffons lost to new-No. 7 Pittsburg State (Kan.), 34-14, sliding Missouri Western State to No. 12 this week, while North Carolina-Pembroke dropped a 24-21 decision to Newberry (S.C.), allowing the Wolves to jump back into the rankings at No. 25 while the Braves dropped to No. 19. 

  Minnesota State-Mankato still holds the top spot with 25 first-place votes, followed by No. 2 Northwest Missouri State with seven first-place votes. Colorado State-Pueblo, Henderson State (Ark.) and Bloomsburg (Pa.) round out the top five. Valdosta State (Ga.) and Tarleton State (Texas) dropped out of the poll this week allowing Slippery Rock (Pa.) to join Newberry as the two newcomers in this week’s poll. Slippery Rock is No. 24 this week, marking their first appearance in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll since November 7, 2011. 

 2013 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – October 28, 2013

RankSchool (1st votes) Rec. Pts.Prev.Week SevenNext Game
1. Minnesota St.-Mankato (25) 8-0 792 1 D. Winona St. (Minn.), 44-10 Nov. 2 vs. Wayne St. (Neb.)
2. Northwest Missouri St. (7) 8-0 774 2 D. Missouri Southern St., 43-7 Nov. 2 vs. No. 8 Washburn (Kan.)
3. Colorado St.-Pueblo 8-0 737 3 D. Black Hills St. (S.D.), 51-17 Nov. 2 vs. Colorado Mesa
4. Henderson St. (Ark.) 8-0 691 5 D. Harding (Ark.), 45-30 Nov. 2 at Arkansas-Monticello
5. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 8-0 663 6 D. Cheyney (Pa.), 35-7 Oct. 31 vs. Shippensburg (Pa.)
6. Minnesota-Duluth 7-1 594 7 D. Bemidji St. (Minn.), 31-21 Nov. 2 vs. Minnesota-Crookston
7. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 7-1 560 12 D. No. 4 Missouri Western St., 34-14 Nov. 2 vs. Northwestern Oklahoma St.
8. Washburn (Kan.) 8-0 555 10 D. Lindenwood (Mo.), 44-35 Nov. 2 at No. 2 Northwest Missouri St.
9. Shepherd (W.Va.) 7-0 550 9 Idle Nov. 2 at Glenville St. (W.Va.)
10. West Chester (Pa.) 8-0 494 13 D. Shippensburg (Pa.), 32-29 Nov. 2 at Cheyney (Pa.)
11. Ohio Dominican 7-0 484 14 Idle Nov. 2 at Tiffin (Ohio)
12. Missouri Western St. 7-1 398 4 Lost to No. 12 Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 34-14 Nov. 2 vs. No. 14 Emporia St. (Kan.)
13. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) 7-1 397 15 D. Livingstone (N.C.), 40-0 Nov. 2 vs. Shaw (N.C.)
14. Emporia St. (Kan.) 7-0 373 17 Idle Nov. 2 at No. 12 Missouri Western St.
15. West Texas A&M 7-1 372 16 D. McMurry (Texas), 90-57 Nov. 2 vs. Eastern New Mexico
16. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 7-1 323 18t D. North Greenville (S.C.), 47-26 Nov. 2 at No. 22 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)
17. Midwestern St. (Texas) 6-1 292 18t D. Angelo St. (Texas), 49-43 Nov. 2 vs. Menlo (Calif.)
18. Indianapolis (Ind.) 7-1 250 20 D. Kentucky Wesleyan, 52-0 Nov. 2 at St. Joseph’s (Ind.)
19. North Carolina-Pembroke 6-1 202 8 Lost to Newberry (S.C.), 24-21 Nov. 2 vs. Tusculum (Tenn.)
20. West Alabama 6-2 196 21 D. West Georgia, 45-14 Nov. 2 at North Alabama
21. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 7-1 167 22 D. Northern St. (S.D.), 64-7 Nov. 2 at Bemidji St. (Minn.)
22. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 7-1 148 24 D. Mars Hill (N.C.), 27-20 Nov. 2 vs. No. 16 Carson-Newman (Tenn.)
23. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) 7-1 128 25 D. Hillsdale (Mich.), 47-34 Nov. 2 at Michigan Tech
24. Slippery Rock (Pa.) 7-1 69 NR D. Edinboro (Pa.), 44-20 Nov. 2 vs. California (Pa.)
25. Newberry (S.C.) 7-1 59 NR D. No. 8 North Carolina-Pembroke, 24-21 Nov. 2 vs. Brevard (N.C.)

Dropped Out: Valdosta St. (Ga.) (11), Tarleton St. (Texas) (23) 

Others Receiving Votes: Valdosta St. (Ga.), 35; Tuskegee (Ala.), 29; North Alabama, 14; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 12; Chadron St. (Neb.), 11; Virginia St., 11; Delta St. (Miss.), 9; Stonehill (Mass.), 3; Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 2; Indiana (Pa.), 2; Tarleton St. (Texas), 2; New Haven (Conn.), 1; Texas A&M-Commerce, 1.

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