North Central (Ill.) Marches On in AFCA Poll

With a strong showing against their CCIW rivals, North Central (Ill.) moves into the No. 5 spot this week. The Cardinals never trailed in the top 10 matchup against former-No. 5 Wheaton (Ill.) and withstood a withering comeback mounted by the Thunder late into the third quarter. The rest of the top five remain the same, with Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) taking down then-No. 15 East Texas Baptist, 59-22. The middle of the top 25 poll did not fare as well, with Nos. 13-16 all losing their matchups. 

This weekend features a pair of high-quality matchups in the American Southwest Conference and Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as No. 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor faces off against No. 8 Hardin-Simmons (Texas) and No. 6 Wisconsin-Oshkosh hosts No. 10 Wisconsin-Platteville.

2016 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches’ Poll - October 17, 2016

RankSchool (1st votes) Rec. PtsPrevLast WeekNext Game
1. Mount Union (Ohio) (35) 6-0 1041 1 D. Capital (Ohio), 45-0 Oct. 22 vs. Wilmington (Ohio)
2. Wis.-Whitewater (5) 6-0 999 2 D. Wis.-La Crosse, 32-22 Oct. 22 vs. Wis.-Stevens Point
3. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) (2) 6-0 973 3 D. No. 15 East Texas Baptist, 59-22 Oct. 22 vs. No. 8 Hardin-Simmons (Texas)
4. St. Thomas (Minn.) 6-0 929 4 Idle Oct. 22 vs. Hamline (Minn.)
5. North Central (Ill.) 7-0 868 6 D. No. 5 Wheaton (Ill), 35-25 Oct. 22 at Augustana (Ill.)
6. Wis.-Oshkosh 5-1 813 7 D. Wis.-Stevens Point, 13-3 Oct. 22 vs. No. 10 Wis.-Platteville
7. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 6-0 775 8 D. Dickinson (Pa.), 45-10 Oct. 21 vs. Gettysburg (Pa.)
8. Hardin-Simmons (Texas) 6-0 722 9 D. Howard Payne (Texas), 54-15 Oct. 22 at No. 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas)
9. Linfield (Ore.) 4-1 697 10 D. Willamette (Ore.), 40-0 Oct. 22 at Whitworth (Wash.)
10. Wis.-Platteville 5-1 682 11 D. Wis.-River Falls, 45-14 Oct. 22 at No. 6 Wis.-Oshkosh
11. St. John’s (Minn.) 6-1 642 12 D. Carleton (Minn.), 62-0 Oct. 22 at Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.)
12. Wheaton (Ill.) 6-1 500 5 Lost to No. 6 North Central (Ill.), 35-25 Oct. 22 vs. North Park (Ill.)
13. Thomas More (Ky.) 6-1 464 17 D. Waynesburg (Pa.), 40-7 Oct. 22 at St. Vincent (Pa.)
14. Stevenson (Md.) 6-0 455 19 D. Widener (Pa.), 45-21 Oct. 22 vs. Delaware Valley (Pa.)
15. St. Lawrence (N.Y.) 6-0 416 20 Idle Oct. 22 at Merchant Marine (N.Y.)
16. Franklin (Ind.) 5-1 409 18 Idle Oct. 22 vs. Rose-Hulman (Ind.)
17. Coe (Iowa) 7-0 343 23 D. No. 16 Dubuque (Iowa), 23-12 Oct. 22 at Luther (Iowa)
18. Wabash (Ind.) 5-1 291 21 D. Kenyon (Ohio), 24-3 Oct. 22 vs. Wooster (Ohio)
19. Salisbury (Md.) 5-1 258 22 D. William Paterson (N.J.), 77-19 Oct. 22 vs. Kean (N.J.)
20. Monmouth (Ill.) 6-0 210 24 D. Grinnell (Iowa), 63-0 Oct. 22 at Illinois College
21. Alfred (N.Y.) 6-0 205 25 D. Cortland St. (N.Y.), 41-28 Oct. 22 at Hartwick (N.Y.)
22. East Texas Baptist 5-1 163 15 Lost to No. 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas), 59-22 Oct. 22 vs. Howard Payne (Texas)
23. St. John Fisher (N.Y.) 6-1 96 13 Lost to Utica (N.Y.), 23-6 Oct. 29 vs. Ithaca (N.Y.)
24. Hobart (N.Y.) 5-1 78 25 Idle Oct. 22 vs. Springfield (Mass.)
25. John Carroll (Ohio) 5-1 70 NR D. Ohio Northern, 20-16 Oct. 22 vs. Capital (Ohio)

Dropped Out: Wittenberg (Ohio) (14); Dubuque (Iowa) (16).

Others Receiving Votes: Denison (Ohio), 64; Wittenberg (Ohio), 63; Rowan (N.J.), 59; Dubuque (Iowa), 54; Case Western Reserve (Ohio), 53; Muhlenberg (Pa.), 53; Delaware Valley (Pa.), 51; Wis.-La Crosse, 36; Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.), 32;
Western New England (Mass.), 25; Whitworth (Wash.), 16; Wesley (Del.), 11; Huntingdon (Ala.), 10; DePauw (Ind.), 6; Christopher Newport (Va.), 4; Wis.-Stevens Point, 4; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.), 3; Berry (Ga.), 2; Husson (Maine), 1; Redlands (Calif.), 1;
Trinity (Conn.), 1; Utica (N.Y.), 1; Washington & Jefferson (Pa.), 1.

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