Updated AFCA Poll for NCAA DII

AFCA.com – Saginaw Valley State (MI) intercepted Bowie State’s (MD) first pass of the game, setting up a touchdown, then followed with a blocked punt, which set up their second touchdown, allowing the Cardinals to take a quick 14-0 lead. Saginaw Valley State controlled the rest of the game, beating then-No. 9 Bowie State, 40-12. The win propelled the Cardinals to No. 23 in this week’s AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. This was SVSU’s first ranking since September 23, 2019.

Other than No. 1 Ferris State (MI) and No. 2 Northwest Missouri State, the rest of the poll looks completely different this week thanks to several upsets. Grand Valley State (MI) moved up to No. 3 thanks to Virginia Union’s upset win over Valdosta State (GA). The 45-40 loss dropped the Blazers to No. 15. Angelo State (TX) moved up to No. 5 after handing then-No. 12 Colorado School of Mines a 30-27 overtime loss. The Orediggers dropped to a tie at No. 21 with Albany State (GA).

Pittsburg State (KS) enters the AFCA Top 25 for the first time this season after upsetting then-No. 11 Nebraska-Kearney, 35-28. The loss dropped the Lopers out of the poll. Minnesota State beat conference rival Minnesota-Duluth, 17-10, and enters the poll for the first time this season at No. 24.

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev.
1 Ferris St. (Mich.) (29) 2-0 749 1
2 Northwest Missouri St. 2-0 712 2
3 Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (1) 2-0 692 4
4 Shepherd (W.Va.) 2-0 645 5
5 Angelo St. (Tex.) 2-0 625 6
6 West Florida 2-0 609 7
7 Harding (Ark.) 2-0 567 8
8 West Georgia 2-0 543 10
9 Newberry (S.C.) 2-0 471 13
10 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 2-0 468 16
11 Slippery Rock (Pa.) 2-0 412 18
12 Ashland (Ohio) 2-0 370 20
13 Augustana (S.D.) 2-0 341 19
14 West Texas A&M 2-0 283 23
15 Valdosta St. (Ga.) 1-1 281 3
16 Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 2-0 204 NR
17 Notre Dame (Ohio) 1-1 158 21t
18 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 1-1 144 14
19 Indianapolis (Ind.) 1-0 140 25
20 Bowie St. (Md.) 1-1 132 9
21t. Albany St. (Ga.) 1-1 121 15
21t. Colorado School of Mines 0-2 121 12
23 Saginaw Valley St. 2-0 120 NR
24 Minnesota St. 2-0 119 NR
25 New Haven (Conn.) 1-1 114 24

Others Receiving Votes: Washburn (Kan.), 102; Virginia Union, 97; Nebraska-Kearney, 81; Tiffin (Ohio), 51; Henderson St. (Ark.), 48; Colorado St.-Pueblo, 46; West Alabama, 43; Frostburg St. (Md.), 33; Kutztown (Pa.), 30; Indiana (Pa.), 25; Missouri Western St., 21; California (Pa.), 18; Assumption (Mass.), 10; Colorado Mesa, 4.

NSIC – 2

MIAA – 5