AFCA DIII Coaches' Top 25 Poll

Louisiana College joins the poll at No. 25 in this week’s AFCA Division III Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. This is Louisiana College’s first time to ever be ranked in the history of the AFCA Division III Coaches’ Poll. Also joining the poll this week is Wisconsin-Oshkosh at No. 24, who hasn’t been ranked since 2007. Losses from Wartburg (Iowa) and Alfred (N.Y.) caused them to drop out of the poll. Then-No. 8 Kean (N.J.) lost to Brockport St. (N.Y.), 28-20, which caused them to drop 13 spots to No. 21.

Wisconsin-Whitewater remains No. 1 this week with 39 first place votes followed by Mount Union (Ohio), which received the remaining three first place votes. St. Thomas (Minn.), Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) and Linfield (Ore.) round out the Top 5.

RankSchool (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Last WeekNext Game
1. Wis.-Whitewater (39) 6-0 1047 1 D. Wis.-Stout, 42-21 Oct. 22 at No. 24 Wis.-Oshkosh
2. Mount Union (Ohio) (3) 6-0 1010 2 D. Heidelberg (Ohio), 56-7 Oct. 22 at Capital (Ohio)
3. St. Thomas (Minn.) 7-0 947 3 D. Hamline (Minn.), 49-0 Oct. 22 at No. 15 Bethel (Minn.)
4. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) 6-0 931 4 D. Southern Oregon, 52-12 Oct. 22 vs. East Texas Baptist
5. Linfield (Ore.) 5-0 881 5 D. Pacific (Ore.), 49-6 Oct. 22 vs. Pacific Lutheran
6. Thomas More (Ky.) 6-0 775 6 D. St. Vincent (Pa.), 20-17 Oct. 22 vs. Bethany (W.Va.)
7. Montclair St. (N.J.) 6-0 745 7 D. William Paterson (N.J.), 20-0 Oct. 22 at New Jersey
8. North Central (Ill.) 5-1 729 9 D. Millikin (Ill.), 61-14 Oct. 22 at No. 13 Illinois Wesleyan
9. Delaware Valley 7-0 703 10 D. Albright (Pa.), 20-10 Oct. 22 vs. King’s (Pa.)
10. Wesley (Del.) 5-1 645 11 D. Virginia-Lynchburg, 46-0 Oct. 22 at Walsh (Ohio)
11. Salisbury (Md.) 6-0 641 12 D. No. 22 Alfred (N.Y.), 69-0 Oct. 22 at Hartwick (N.Y.)
12. Wabash (Ind.) 6-0 541 13 D. Oberlin (Ohio), 37-23 Oct. 22 vs. Denison (Ohio)
13. Illinois Wesleyan 6-0 527 14 D. Elmhurst (Ill.), 24-12 Oct. 22 vs. No. 8 North Central (Ill.)
14. Johns Hopkins (Md.) 6-0 465 15 D. Dickinson (Pa.), 47-6 Oct. 22 at Gettysburg (Pa.)
15. Bethel (Minn.) 5-1 444 16 D. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.), 41-27 Oct. 22 vs. No. 3 St. Thomas (Minn.)
16. Wheaton (Ill.) 5-1 395 17 D. North Park (Ill.), 28-0 Oct. 22 at Carthage (Wis.)
17. Trinity (Texas) 6-0 355 18 D. Huntingdon (Ala.), 24-7 Oct. 22 at LaGrange (Ga.)
18. California Lutheran 4-1 304 21 D. La Verne (Calif.), 52-17 Oct. 22 at Pomona-Pitzer (Calif.)
19. Adrian (Mich.) 6-0 288 20 Idle Oct. 22 at Kalamazoo (Mich.)
20. Redlands (Calif.) 4-1 213 23 D. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.), 30-24 Oct. 22 at Occidental (Calif.)
21. Kean (N.J.) 5-1 202 8 Lost to Brockport St. (N.Y.), 28-20 Oct. 22 vs. Morrisville St. (N.Y.)
22. Franklin (Ind.) 6-1 161 25 D. Manchester (Ind.), 27-14 Oct. 29 vs. Anderson (Ind.)
23. Wittenberg (Ohio) 6-1 160 24 D. Kenyon (Ohio), 45-7 Oct. 22 vs. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.)
24. Wis.-Oshkosh 5-1 136 NR D. Wis.-Platteville, 24-3 Oct. 22 vs. No. 1 Wis.-Whitewater
25. Louisiana College 5-1 85 NR D. Howard Payne (Texas), 42-14 Oct. 22 vs. Sul Ross St. (Texas)

    Dropped Out: Wartburg (Iowa) (19), Alfred (N.Y.) (22).

    Others Receiving Votes: St. Olaf (Minn.), 60; Hampden-Sydney (Va.), 49; Dubuque (Iowa), 43; Endicott (Mass.), 35; Centre (Ky.), 28; Trine (Ind.), 20; Cortland St. (N.Y.), 16; Hobart (N.Y.), 16; Pacific Lutheran (Wash.), 13; Washington & Lee (Va.), 9; McMurry (Texas), 8; Wartburg (Iowa), 6;  Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio), 3;  Birmingham-Southern (Ala.), 3; St. John Fisher (N.Y.), 3; Trinity (Conn.), 3; Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.), 2;  Monmouth (Ill.), 2; Lycoming (Pa.), 1.

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