Four NSIC Teams Getting Votes in AFCA Poll

AFCA.com – Ferris State (Mich.) handed Central Washington a 36-20 loss and kept their No. 1 ranking in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Bulldogs recorded 494 yards of total offense and held Central Washington to less than 230 total yards in the victory. Ferris State’s next contest is a Top 25 matchup as they travel to No. 14 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.).

The rest of the Top 5 was almost identical to the preseason poll with Northwest Missouri State at No. 2 and Valdosta State (Ga.) at No. 3. Grand Valley State (Mich.) beat Colorado School of Mines, 25-22, knocking the Orediggers from their No. 4 spot to No. 12. The Lakers now sit No. 4 and have a second straight Top 25 matchup as they will travel to No. 21t Colorado State-Pueblo. The Thunderwolves jumped into the poll this week after handing then-No. 24 Midwestern State (Tex.) a 59-27 beating.

In the final Top 25 matchup of week two, Colorado School of Mines gets a chance to bounce back, but it will be a tough challenge as they play host to No. 6 Angelo State (Tex.). The Rams beat Chadron State (Neb.), 35-0, in their season opener.

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev.
1 Ferris St. (Mich.) (28) 1-0 748 1
2 Northwest Missouri St. 1-0 706 2
3 Valdosta St. (Ga.) 1-0 686 3
4 Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (1) 1-0 667 5
5 Shepherd (W.Va.) 1-0 608 6
6 Angelo St. (Tex.) 1-0 582 7
7 West Florida (1) 1-0 524 11
8 Harding (Ark.) 1-0 509 9
9 Bowie St. (Md.) 1-0 500 8
10 West Georgia 1-0 475 12
11 Nebraska-Kearney 1-0 428 14
12 Colorado School of Mines 0-1 424 4
13 Newberry (S.C.) 1-0 361 15
14 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 1-0 326 19t
15 Albany St. (Ga.) 1-0 286 18
16 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 1-0 278 19t
17 California (Pa.) 1-0 252 21
18 Slippery Rock (Pa.) 1-0 229 23
19 Augustana (S.D.) 1-0 152 25
20 Ashland (Ohio) 1-0 122 NR
21t. Colorado St.-Pueblo 1-0 102 NR
21t. Notre Dame (Ohio) 0-1 102 10
23 West Texas A&M 1-0 88 NR
24 New Haven (Conn.) 0-1 85 16
25 Indianapolis (Ind.) 1-0 76 NR

Receiving Votes: Washburn (KS), 56; Kutztown (PA), 53; Minnesota St., 53; Pittsburg St. (KS), 52; Frostburg St. (MD), 42; Minnesota-Duluth, 31; Tiffin (OH), 27; Western Colorado, 25; Henderson St. (AR), 23; Indiana (PA), 20; Saginaw Valley St. (MI), 18; Virginia Union, 8; Bemidji St. (MN), 7; West Alabama, 7; Colorado Mesa, 4; Assumption (MA), 3; Ohio Dominican, 3; Missouri Western St., 1; Emporia St. (KS), 1.

NSIC – 4

MIAA – 6