COLORADO STATE-PUEBLO JUMPS UP IN THE AFCA DIVISION II COACHES’ TOP 25 POLL AFTER UPSET WIN

WACO, TEX.– Colorado State-Pueblo upset then-No. 8 Colorado Mesa, 30-24, and jumped up three spots to No. 14 in this week’s AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The loss dropped Colorado Mesa 13 places to No. 21. Northwest Missouri State still sits at No. 1, followed by No. 2 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 3 Shepherd (W.Va.), No. 4 Indiana (Pa.) and new No. 5 Minnesota State.

Two new teams entered the Top 25 this week with Southeastern Oklahoma State coming in at No. 23 and West Georgia re-entering the poll after a two-week layoff at No. 25. This is the first time Southeastern Oklahoma State has been ranked since September 4, 2007.

There are four Top 25 matchups this week with one being a Top 10 contest. No. 2 Texas A&M-Commerce travels to No. 10 Midwestern State (Texas) in a key Lone Star Conference battle. The other Top 25 matchups have No. 4 Indiana (Pa.) hosting No. 16 California (Pa.), No. 22 Winona State (Minn.) traveling to No. 6 Sioux Falls (S.D.) and No. 13 Central Washington playing host to No. 17 Humboldt State (Calif.).

2017 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – October 2, 2017

 

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Week 5 Next Game
1. Northwest Northwest Missouri St. (34) 5-0 850 1 D. Central Missouri, 24-20 Oct. 7 vs. Central Oklahoma
2. Texas A&M-Commerce 4-0 783 2 Idle Oct. 7 at No. 10 Midwestern St. (Texas)
3. Shepherd (W.Va.) 4-0 770 3 D. Concord (W.Va.), 49-20 Oct. 7 vs. West Liberty (W.Va.)
4. Indiana (Pa.) 5-0 740 4 D. Seton Hill (Pa.), 57-14 Oct. 7 vs. No. 16 California (Pa.)
5. Minnesota St. 5-0 711 6 D. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.), 47-10 Oct. 7 vs. Augustana (S.D.)
6. Sioux Falls (S.D.) 5-0 679 7 D. Southwest Minnesota St., 24-10 Oct. 7 vs. No. 22 Winona St. (Minn.)
7. Indianapolis (Ind.) 5-0 616 10 D. Truman St. (Mo.), 34-19 Oct. 7 at McKendree (Ill.)
8. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 4-1 569 9 D. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 34-6 Oct. 7 at Wayne St. (Mich.)
9. Delta St. (Miss.) 5-0 541 13 D. Mississippi College, 30-17 Oct. 7 vs. West Alabama
10. Midwestern St. (Texas) 3-0 540 12 D. Western New Mexico, 35-24 Oct. 7 vs. No. 2 Texas A&M-Commerce
11. Fort Hays St. (Kan.) 5-0 487 14 D. Lindenwood (Mo.), 38-35 Oct. 7 vs. Pittsburg St. (Kan.)
12. Slippery Rock (Pa.) 5-0 421 18 D. No. 5 California (Pa.), 47-44 OT Oct. 7 at Mercyhurst (Pa.)
13. Central Washington 5-0 416 16 D. Simon Fraser (B.C.), 62-0 Oct. 7 vs. No. 17 Humboldt St. (Calif.)
14. Colorado St.-Pueblo 4-1 391 17 D. No. 8 Colorado Mesa, 30-24 Oct. 7 vs. Adams St. (Colo.)
15. Ferris St. (Mich.) 3-1 356 15 D. Wayne St. (Mich.), 59-17 Oct. 7 vs. Tiffin (Ohio)
16. California (Pa.) 4-1 312 5 Lost to No. 18 Slippery Rock (Pa.), 47-44 OT Oct. 7 at No. 4 Indiana (Pa.)
17. Humboldt St. (Calif.) 4-0 303 19 D. Chadron St. (Neb.), 56-13 Oct. 7 at No. 13 Central Washington
18. Ashland (Ohio) 4-1 257 20 D. Davenport (Mich.), 38-0 Oct. 7 at Northern Michigan
19. Bowie St. (Md.) 5-0 241 21 D. Fayetteville St. (N.C.), 64-31 Oct. 7 vs. Chowan (N.C.)
20. Assumption (Mass.) 5-0 237 22 D. No. 24 LIU-Post (N.Y.), 54-20 Oct. 14 at St. Anselm (N.H.)
21. Colorado Mesa 4-1 211 8 Lost to No. 17 Colorado St.-Pueblo, 30-24 Oct. 7 vs. Black Hills St. (S.D.)
22. Winona St. (Minn.) 5-0 163 25 D. Upper Iowa, 37-7 Oct. 7 at No. 6 Sioux Falls (S.D.)
23. Southeastern Oklahoma St. 5-0 105 NR D. Northwestern Oklahoma St., 30-27 Oct. 7 vs. Southwestern Oklahoma St.
24. Arkansas Tech 4-1 95 11 Lost to Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 35-31 Oct. 7 at Arkansas-Monticello
25. West Georgia 4-1 54 NR D. North Alabama, 37-23 Oct. 7 vs. Valdosta St. (Ga.)

Dropped Out: Catawba (N.C.) (23), LIU-Post (N.Y.) (24)

Others Receiving Votes: Shippensburg (Pa.), 42; West Alabama, 35; Wingate (N.C.), 34; Washburn (Kan.), 18; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 17; Catawba (N.C.), 13; Central Missouri, 12; Virginia St., 11; Eastern New Mexico, 7; Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 4; West Chester (Pa.), 4; Notre Dame (Ohio), 3; LIU-Post (N.Y.), 1; McKendree (Ill.), 1.